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

September 29-October 4, 2014 

Monday at 6:30, Story Hour. Join Miss Willie while she reads There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Books! by Lucille Colandro. Children ages 2-6 are welcome to attend.

Tuesday at 10:00 Story Hour.  Join Miss Willie while she reads There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Books! by Lucille Colandro. Children ages 2-6 are welcome to attend.

Wednesday at 10:00 Story Hour. Join Miss Willie while she reads There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Books! by Lucille Colandro. Children ages 2-6 are welcome to attend.

Thursday at 6:30 pm. Beam me up Scottie! Jean Strader will provide an introduction to the “cloud”, and some advantages and disadvantages of using the cloud for file storage.  Ms. Strader will include a brief overview of one cloud service that is rapidly gaining in popularity, Google Drive, which can be used for word documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and more.

2,016 PURPLE INFANT CAPS!!

Click for babies 9.23.2014We only need 294 caps to beat last years total by one! If you haven’t turned your caps in yet or are still crocheting or knitting, Friday, September 26th at 5:00 is the cut off!

Thank You for (as always!) for your support!!!
We have awesome crocheters and knitters! 

Story Hour

honey beeStory Hour on Wednesday, September 23 at 10 am. Join Miss Willie while she reads The Honeybee and The Robber, by Earl Carle. Children ages 2-6 are welcome to attend.

 

 

Get That Job!

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Looking for a new job or wanting to upgrade your resume to get a better job?

Come to the Parsons Library on Tuesday, September 23 @ 2 pm to learn a bit about how this can be done. This is session one of two held on Job Search.  Everyone is welcome.

Teen Movie on September 20 @ 1 pm.

Come to see the Hobbit Movie with us.  All ages are welcome to this event.

 

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Flash Back Fridays

Original, Catalogue of Parsons Public Library Cover from 1904Photocopy of the original Catalogue for Parsons Public Library in 1904! It was 15 pages and would cost you 10 cents to get a copy.
How times have changed.

Talk Like A Pirate Day !

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Friday September 19th is Talk Like a Pirate Day, Matey!!! 
If you would like to learn some Pirate, you can access that through the Kansas State Library System. Go to http://connect.mangolanguages.com/kansas-state/login?u=606110 and create a login. Soon you will be speaking like a genuine Pirate.(Other languages are available as well.)

New Books Just In

Come to the library to “check out” our new books.  This list of new books can be found at: http://parsons.mykansaslibrary.org/?page_id=15.   Below are pictured just a few of the new ones.

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Book Discussion on Civil War Continues

Joyce Thierer of Emporia State University will lead a discussion of The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane at 6:30 on October 13 at Parsons Public Library.

This is the second book in the four-part “Civil War” book discussion series. In this classic novel, Henry Fleming, the protagonist, experiences a fundamental contrast between his anticipation of war and his actual experience in battle.  That contrast leads him to question his initial idealized quest for a “red badge of courage,” the wound that proves his manhood.

Joyce Thierer divides her time between Ride into History, an historical performance touring troupe, and teaching history for Emporia State University.  She holds a Ph.D. in history from Kansas State University.

Copies of the book The Red Badge of Courage are available for checkout from the library now.

The series will continue with discussions on March by Geraldine Brooks (November 17) and The March by E.L. Doctorow (December 15).

The Talk About Literature in Kansas (TALK) book discussion series is provided by the Kansas Humanities Council (KHC), a nonprofit cultural organization with over 40 years of experience promoting the understanding of the history and ideas that shape our lives and build community. For more information about KHC, visit www.kansashumanities.org.TK_Thierer

Members of the community are invited to attend the free program, which will take place at the library, 311 South 17th St.  To check out books and for more information about the reading series, contact the library at 620-421-5920.

This Week At The Library

September 22-27, 2014

Monday at 6:30, Story Hour. Join Miss Willie while she reads The Honeybee and The Robber, by Earl Carle.  Children ages 2-6 are welcome to attend.

Tuesday at 10:00 Story Hour.  Join Miss Willie while she reads The Honeybee and The Robber, by Earl Carle.  Children ages 2-6 are welcome to attend.

Tuesday at 2 pm. Get that Job!. The first workshop presented by Julie Kent and Samantha Graven is  “Get That Job!  Online Applications and Resumes.” It will provide instruction on creating an email account, which is usually required in online job applications, and writing a resume.  Online resources for examples of effective resumes which can be used as models will be presented.  Handouts will include a resume builder form which participants can take home, fill out, and bring back with them to the second workshop.

Wednesday at 10:00 Story Hour.  Join Miss Willie while she reads The Honeybee and The Robber, by Earl Carle.  Children ages 2-6 are welcome to attend.

Thursday at 6:30 pm. Get That Job!. The first workshop presented by Julie Kent and Samantha Graven is “Get That Job!  Online Applications and Resumes.” It will provide instruction on creating an email account, which is usually required in online job applications, and writing a resume.  Online resources for examples of effective resumes which can be used as models will be presented.  Handouts will include a resume builder form which participants can take home, fill out, and bring back with them to the second workshop.