Cowboy Poetry Book Review

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By , September 25, 2016 2:25 pm

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Monday, September 26, 2016 at 6:30 pm.  Cowboy Poetry Book Review.    Join us to enjoy some cowboy poetry presented by Gregory Patton.  His book, The Back Pasture, will be available to purchase at the book signing.  Tales of the western life style, relationships between man and the West, love and heartbreak, difficulties of ranching and how cowboys interact with each other and mother nature are themes of his poetry.

Story Hour

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By , September 25, 2016 2:22 pm

my leaf book

Monday, September 26, 2016 at 6:30 pm.    Story Hour.  Join Miss Willie to read the book, My Leaf Book, by Monica Wellington.   Children ages 0-6 are welcome.

A New Chapter

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By , September 23, 2016 12:04 pm

Jean is starting a new chapter in her life. Help us wish her a Happy Retirement!!!!

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This Week At The Library

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By , September 21, 2016 2:21 pm

September 26-October, 1, 2016

Monday, September 26, 2016 at 6:30 pm.    Story Hour.  Join Miss Willie to read the book, My Leaf Book, by Monica Wellington.   Children ages 0-6 are welcome.

Monday, September 26, 2016 at 6:30 pm.  Cowboy Poetry Book Review.    Join us to enjoy some cowboy poetry presented by Gregory Patton.  His book, The Back Pasture, will be available to purchase at the book signing.  Tales of the western life style, relationships between man and the West, love and heartbreak, difficulties of ranching and how cowboys interact with each other and mother nature are themes of his poetry.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 at 10 am.  Story Hour.   Join Miss Willie to read the book, My Leaf Book, by Monica Wellington.   Children ages 0-6 are welcome.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 10 am.   Join Miss Willie to read the book, My Leaf Book, by Monica Wellington.   Children ages 0-6 are welcome.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 2pm.  Color Your Stress Away. Join us for some relaxing coloring. Bring your own pictures and pencils/colors or come use ours. We also have a giant mural in Young Adult Section that you can color any time. Just ask for the coloring supplies and color anytime the library is open.

Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 2pm.  Adult Afternoon MovieYou Know My Name, starring Sam Elliott, Arliss Howard, and Zachary Contos.  Legendary lawman of the Wild West Bill Tilghman (Sam Elliott ) comes out of retirement to serve as marshal of a booming Oklahoma oil town overrun with heavily armed and well-organized gangsters, where the “code of the Old West” no longer applies.

Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 1 pm.  Children’s Book Discussion and Movie.  Join Miss Willie to discuss the book, Jungle Book and watch the movie. Please stop by the library to pick up the book and sign up for the movie.

Bedtime Math Crazy 8’s Club

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By , September 21, 2016 2:19 pm

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Thursday, September 22, 2016 from 4-5 pm  for 3rd – 5th grade.  Bedtime Math Crazy 8’s Club. Join Bedtime Math’s Crazy 8s Club where you’ll build stuff, jump over laser beams, make a mess…..It’s totally new kind of math club.  Sign up by calling 421-5920 or stop by the library to sign up.

Adult Afternoon Movie

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By , September 21, 2016 2:17 pm

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Thursday, September 22, 2016.  Adult Afternoon MovieCape Fear, starring Robert Mitchem, Gregory Peck, Martin Balsam and Polly Bergan.   Gregory Peck and Robert Mitchum star in Hollywood’s classic tale of revenge and murder. Robert Mitchum is unforgettable as Max Cady, an ex-con determined to exact a terrible revenge on Sam Bowden (Gregory Peck) and his family. Sam is a small-town lawyer whose worst nightmare comes true when the criminal he helped put away returns to stalk his beautiful young wife (Polly Bergen) and teenage daughter (Lori Martin). Despite help from the local police chief (Martin Balsam) and a private detective (Telly Savalas), Sam is legally powerless to keep Max from playing his sadistic game of cat and mouse. Finally, Sam must put his family’s lives at stake in a deadly trap that leads to one of the most suspenseful and heart-pounding confrontations ever committed to film. Director J. Lee Thompson builds tension with each scene leading to a deadly showdown at Cape Fear. This is truly a masterpiece of shock and suspense.

Exhibit and Program Explores Southeast Kansas Coal Mining

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By , September 21, 2016 8:06 am

jerry-coal-miningParsons Public Library will host a program “Coal Mining in Southeast Kansas” on Monday, October 10 at 6:30.  Jerry Lomshek, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Miners Hall Museum in Franklin Kansas, will present the program.

The program will consist of an overview of the history and impact of coal mining in this area of the state.  It will explore the development, technology and contributions of the industry, and the effects of the coal mining era on the social/cultural milieu.

An accompanying exhibit, “People, Work and Culture of the Coal Mining Era,” will be on display inside the library and in the front window during the month of October.  The exhibit will consist of artifacts on loan from the Miners Hall Museum, and will impart a greater appreciation of the effect of the coal mining era.  The exhibit will be installed by members of the museum’s board of directors.

Southeast Kansas is known for its coal mining heritage and the settlement of many different ethnic groups who came here in search of jobs in the coal fields.  From the late 19th century to the early 20th century, hundreds of underground shafts and strip mines operated in Southeast Kansas, and communities and camps were built near work sites for workers and their families.

Mr. Lomshek, retired from 45 years in health care, gained an appreciation of history at an early age.  He began researching family history at age 14 and has documented over 40,000 individuals back to the 16th century.  This quest has led to extensive travel in the U.S. and Europe, including many trips to Slovenia to visit family members.  In his late teens, he began researching the history of the Chicopee area near where he has always lived.  Compiling a large amount of data over the years, he is currently indexing that information to be accessible to others and future generations.

More information about coal mining and the Miners Hall Museum, including location and hours of operation, can be found at www.minershallmuseum.com.

Members of the community are invited to attend the free program, which will take place at the library, 311 South 17th St.  The exhibit may be viewed during the library’s October hours, consisting of Mondays to Thursdays, 9:00 to 7:30; Fridays, 9:00 to 5:00, and Saturdays, 10:00 to 4:00.  To sign up for the program or for more information, contact the library at 620-421-5920.

Bedtime Math Crazy 8’s Club

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By , September 20, 2016 2:15 pm

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016 from 4-5 pm for K-2nd grade.     Bedtime Math Crazy 8’s Club. Join Bedtime Math’s Crazy 8s Club where you’ll build stuff, jump over laser beams, make a mess…..It’s totally new kind of math club.  Sign up by calling 421-5920 or stop by the library to sign up.

Color Your Stress Away

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By , September 20, 2016 2:14 pm

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Wednesday September 21, 2016 at 2 pmColor Your Stress Away. Join us for some relaxing coloring. Bring your own pictures and pencils/colors or come use ours. We also have a giant mural in Young Adult Section that you can color any time. Just ask for the coloring supplies and color anytime the library is open.

Story Hour

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By , September 20, 2016 2:13 pm

a color of his own

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 10 am.  Story Hour.  Join Miss Willie to read the book, A Color of His Own by Leo Lionni.   Children ages 0-6 are welcome.

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