Category: Library News
May 2-7, 2016
Monday, May 2, 2016 at 6:30 pm. Story Hour. Join Miss Willie to read What Mommies Do Best, by Laura Numeroff. Children ages 0-6 are welcome.
Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 10:00 am. Story Hour. Join Miss Willie to read What Mommies Do Best, by Laura Numeroff. Children ages 0-6 are welcome.
Wednesday May 4, 2016 at 10:00 am. Story Hour. Join Miss Willie to read What Mommies Do Best, by Laura Numeroff. Children ages 0-6 are welcome.
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 2 pm. Color Your Stress Away. Join us to spend some quiet time coloring. It will wash away your stress and let your artistic talents shine. We provide the colors and the coloring pages, you supply the talent. Hope to see you there !! Adults and Young Adults welcome.
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 at 4 pm. Bedtime Crazy 8s Club. Join Bedtime Math’s Crazy 8s Club where you’ll build stuff, run and jump, make music, make a mess…..It’s totally a new kind of math Club. Sign up by calling 620-421-5920 or stopping by the library.
Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 4 pm. Bedtime Crazy 8s Club 3rd through 5th Grade children. Join Bedtime Math’s Crazy 8s Club where you’ll build stuff, run and jump, make music, make a mess…..It’s totally a new kind of math Club. Sign up by calling 620-421-5920 or stopping by the library.
Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 2 pm. Afternoon Movie. 3 Godfathers., starring John Wayne , Pedro Armendáriz, Harry Carey, Ward Bond, and Mae Marsh in this touching western about three half-hearted outlaws who go on the run with an orphaned infant they find in the desert.
Parsons Public Library will host a discussion on the book John “Buck” O’Neil: The Rookie, the Man, the Legacy, 1938 by Phil S. Dixon on Monday, May 16 at 6:30. Local retired coach and athletic director Jody Thompson will lead the discussion.
In the summer of 1938, John Jordon “Buck” O’Neil was a rookie first baseman playing his first season in the Negro American League for the Kansas City Monarchs. Times were hard, and African-American hall of fame ballplayers worth millions could be purchased for pennies on the dollar. The Monarchs were a blend of youth and maturity, and one of the best teams in the league. Based on interviews and recollections from former Monarch players, the book takes readers on a road trip around America during that celebrated season. Along the way, readers, just as the team did in 1938, come in contact with segregation and racism as the book helps everyone to relive the glory days of the Negro Baseball Leagues.
Discussion leader Jody Thompson is no stranger to competitive sports, having been a two-time Olympic finals qualifier in 1968 and 1972. For 30 years, he served Labette Community College (LCC) in various roles including athletic director, wrestling coach, and department head. While at LCC, he led his wrestling team to Academic National Championships seven times and coached a total of 217 Academic All-Americans. In addition to a lifelong devotion to sports and coaching youth, he also finds time for civic engagement.
Author Phil Dixon is widely regarded as one of America’s foremost experts on baseball history, and has authored four additional books on the Negro Baseball leagues. He is a member of the Board of Governors for the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City and remains relentless in his pursuit of equality for African-American athletes in baseball and other sports.
Copies of the book are available now for check-out.
Members of the community are invited to attend the free program, which will take place at the library, 311 South 17th St. To sign up for the program or for more information, contact the library at 620-421-5920.