Hours

WINTER HOURS
(Oct. 1-Memorial Day)
Mon -Thu 9:00 - 7:30
Fri 9:00 - 5:00
Sat 10:00 - 4:00
Sun CLOSED

SUMMER HOURS
(Memorial Day-Sept. 30)
Mon 9:00 - 7:30
Tue 9:00 - 5:30
Wed 9:00 - 5:30
Thu 9:00 - 7:30
Fri 9:00 - 5:00
Sat 10:00 - 4:00
Sun CLOSED

This Week At The Library

February 23-28, 2015

Monday, February 23, 2015 at 6:30pm. Story Hour. Join Miss Willie as she watches a show based on the book, The Berenstain Bears Visit the Dentist, by Stan and Jan Berenstain.  Children ages 0-6 are welcome.

Monday, February 23, 2015 at 6:30 pm.  Adult Book Discussion. All the King’s Men by Robert Penn Warren.  The discussion leader will be Linda Lewis, Professor of Humanities at Bethany College, Lindsborg.  Patrons 18 years and older, please.

Tuesday, February 24,  2015 at 10 am. Story Hour.  Join Miss Willie as she watches a show based on the book, The Berenstain Bears Visit the Dentist, by Stan and Jan Berenstain.  Children ages 0-6 are welcome.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 10 am. Story Hour.  Join Miss Willie as she watches a show based on the book, The Berenstain Bears Visit the Dentist, by Stan and Jan Berenstain.  Children ages 0-6 are welcome.

Thursday, February 27, 2015 at 2:00pm. Adult Movie. Join us for the movie, All The King’s Men, starring Sean Penn, Jude Law, Kate Winslet, James Gandolfini, Mark Ruffalo, Patricia Clarkson and Anthony Hopkins.    Patrons 18 years of age and older, please.

Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 1:00 pmTeen Crafts program. Plastic Canvas Bookmarks. Join us to make a bookmark out of plastic canvas.  Teens   11-18 years old.  Materials supplied.

Saturday, February 28, 2015 at 1:00pm. Children’s Book Discussion and Movie.

Through My Eyes, by Ruby Bridges and the movie, Ruby Bridges.   Children ages 8-11 are welcome.

Preventive Health for Women Program

Shellie Collins will present a program on Health for Women on Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 2 pm in the Multi-purpose Room at the Parsons Public Library. Shellie manages the Medical Based Fitness Center and the Rector Diabetes Education and Resource Center at Labette Health.

Entries for the Gift Basket of Heart Healthy Foods will be given to each program participant and the drawing for the Gift Basket will occur at the program. Everyone is welcome to attend.

This Week At The Library

February 16- 21, 2015

Monday, February 16, 2015 , The Library will be closed for President’s Day.  We will reopen 9 am on Tuesday, February 17, 2015.

Tuesday, February 17,  2015 at 10 am. Story Hour.  Join Miss Willie as she reads Pie in the Sky by Lois Ehlert.  Children ages 0-6 are welcome. Children will need to bring a clean tin can for the crafts.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 10 am. Story Hour. Join Miss Willie as she reads Pie in the Sky by Lois Ehlert.  Children ages 0-6 are welcome.  Children will need to bring a clean tin can for the crafts.

 

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This Week At The Library

January 9-14, 2015

Monday, February 9, 2015 at 6:30 pm. Story Hour.  Join Miss Willie as she reads There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Rose, by Lucille Colandro.   Children ages 0-6 are welcome.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 10:30 am. Story Hour.  Join Miss Willie as she reads There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Rose, by Lucille Colandro.   Children ages 0-6 are welcome.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 5:30 pm. Board of Directors Meeting. 

Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 10:30 am. Story Hour.  Join Miss Willie as she reads There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Rose, by Lucille Colandro.   Children ages 0-6 are welcome.

Wear Red Day !

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Today Is Wear Red Day !! Come by the library to sign up for the gift basket we are giving away on February 12 after the program “Preventive Health for Women” presented by Shellie Collins. This program is for American Heart Month. 

American Heart Month Program

On Thursday, February 12, at 2:00, Shellie Collins, R.N. and Director of the Rector Diabetes Education and Resource Center at Labette Health, will present a program on “Preventive Health for Women.”  Program attendees will have a second chance to enter the drawing for the heart-healthy food basket.

 

Library Promotes Heart Awareness

Parsons Public Library is helping raise awareness about heart disease during the month of February, which has been designated American Heart Month by the American Heart Association.

Friday, February 6 is National Wear Red Day, part of the Go Red for Women movement launched a decade ago by the American Heart Association to bring attention to the fact that heart disease is not just a man’s disease.  On that day, everyone is encouraged to wear red and to commit to making lifestyle changes to live longer, healthier lives.  Patrons who come to the library on that day and who are wearing red will be given a red “reward”, a token to remind them to put health first.  Those wearing red will also be eligible to enter a drawing for a basket of heart-healthy food items.  The library will have free educational materials that patrons can pick up on such topics as heart-healthy eating and reducing risk factors.  The “rewards” will be given out as long as supplies last on that day only.
A community Tribute Tree will be on display in the library during the month.  The tree is to honor all those who have succumbed to heart disease and all survivors of heart disease.  Anyone who has been affected by a heart-related condition is invited to stop by the library and sign their names and/or their loved one’s names on name tags which will be hung on the tree.

The display cases in the library will be used to display cardiac pillows that hospitals have given to patients after open-heart surgery to help them recover.  Anyone who has had bypass, valve, or other heart surgery, and who still owns a recovery pillow, is invited to loan the pillow to the library for display during the month.

According to the American Heart Association, heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States.  Every year, one in four deaths is caused by heart disease.  The good news is that 80% of cardiac events can be prevented with education and lifestyle changes.  wear red 4

For more information, contact the library (620-421-5920) or email staff@parsonslibrary.org.

Happy Birthday from Parsons Public Library

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This Week At The Library

February 2-7, 2015

Monday, February 2, 2015 at 6:30 pm. Black History Month.  Parsons Public Library will host Angela O. Bates who will lead discussion titled “The Nicodemus Connection to a Vice President.”

Monday, February 2, 2015 at 6:30pm. Story Hour.  Join Miss Willie as she reads Grumpy Groundhog  by Maureen Wright.  Children ages 0-6 are welcome.

Tuesday, February 3,  2015 at 10 am. Story Hour.  Join Miss Willie as she reads Grumpy Groundhog  by Maureen Wright.  Children ages 0-6 are welcome.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 10 am. Story Hour. Join Miss Willie as she reads Grumpy Groundhog  by Maureen Wright.  Children ages 0-6 are welcome.