We will have no Story Time until June 1.
Come to the library and join the Summer Reading Program. The grand prize for reading will be a Kindle Fire for each section, Childrens, Young Adult and Adult participants. The Kindle Fires will be awarded after July 31, 2015.
Everyone is welcome to participate.
May 12, 2015, Tuesday, Board of Directors Meeting at 5:30 pm.
May 15, 2015 Friday at 9 am. Sign up for Summer Reading Program. Some programs have limited seating so sign up is important.
Tom Prasch of Topeka will lead a discussion of The Worst Hard Time by Timothy Egan at 6:30 on Monday, May 11 at Parsons Public Library.
This is the final book in the four-part “The 1930s” book discussion series. In The Worst Hard Time: the Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl, Egan, a Pulitzer prize winning journalist, traces a half-dozen families and communities in the Great Plains through the rise and fall of the region. A first-hand account describes one of the new storms that would come to define the Dust Bowl: “Wasn’t a sandstorm…And it wasn’t a hailstorm, thou it certainly brought with it a dark, threatening sky…It rolled, like a mobile hill of crud, and it was black.”
The Worst Hard Time won the 2006 National Book Award for Nonfiction, and has been hailed not only for the depiction of an epic story of courage in the face of disaster, but also as a masterful overview of the consequences of agricultural misuse of the land.
Tom Prasch is professor and chair of the history department at Washburn University. He received his Ph.D. in history from Indiana University, and has been leading Kansas Humanities discussions since 1999.
Copies of the book The Worst Hard Time are available for checkout from the library now.
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.]]>
Monday, April 27, 2015 at 6:30 pm. Story Hour. Join Miss Willie as she reads Rain, by Manya Stojic. Children ages 0-6 are welcome.
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 10:00 am. Story Hour. Join Miss Willie as she reads Rain, by Manya Stojic. Children ages 0-6 are welcome.
Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 10:00 am. Story Hour. Join Miss Willie as she reads Rain, by Manya Stojic. Children ages 0-6 are welcome.]]>
Monday, April 20, 2015 at 6:30 pm. Story Hour. Join Miss Willie as she reads Curious George Plants a Tree, by Margaret and H. A. Ray. Children ages 0-6 are welcome.
Monday, April 20, 2015 at 6:30 pm. Adult Book Discussion. Join us to welcome Sister Rosemary Kolich who will lead a book discussion on the novel, Mules and Men, by Zora Neale Hurston.
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 10:00 am. Story Hour. Join Miss Willie as she reads Curious George Plants a Tree, by Margaret and H. A. Ray. Children ages 0-6 are welcome.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 10:00 am. Story Hour. Join Miss Willie as she reads Curious George Plants a Tree, by Margaret and H. A. Ray. Children ages 0-6 are welcome.
Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 1:00 pm. Children’s Movie and Book Discussion. Join Miss Willie to discuss Hotel For Dogs and to watch the movie. Children 8-10 are welcome.]]>
2015/2016 Kansas highway maps
2015 Kansas Official Travel Guide: a 136-page booklet full of interesting articles, a calendar of events, and attractions for all the towns and cities in Kansas.
Byways of Kansas: a 46-page booklet featuring 11 amazing highways and roads in the state
Kansas State Parks: a 45-page booklet about our state park facilities
2015 Kansas Outdoors: Whether you hunt, fish, hike, bird, or just want to learn more about outdoor opportunities, you can read about it in this 54-page booklet and resource guide
Fun Fact brochures: interesting facts for both the young and old about things you can see while exploring the state. One brochure is about Grasses, Trees, Wildflowers, and Shrubs; one is about Rocks, Fossils and the Landscape of Kansas; and one is about Birds and Wildlife. Each brochure contains either a game or a checklist you can use to record your discoveries.]]>