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(Memorial Day-Sept. 30)
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The Civil War Book Series

Kansas Humanities Council LogoParsons Public Library announces a four-part book discussion series scheduled for September through December on the theme “The Civil War.”    TK_Kolich

The first discussion, scheduled for Monday, September 15, at 6:30 pm, is on A Diary from Dixie by Mary Boykin Chesnut.  In this original diary, Chesnut, wife of a Confederate general, provides an eyewitness account of life in the South during the war.  A passionate supporter of the Confederacy, Chesnut worked in hospitals throughout the war and witnessed the social costs of the war and the slow destruction of her way of life.  In 1990, millions of television viewers were introduced to Chesnut’s diary when Ken Burns used extensive readings from it in his documentary television series “The Civil War.”  The discussion leader will be Sister Rosemary Kolich, English instructor for the University of Saint Mary at Leavenworth and Overland Park.  Copies of the book are available now for check-out.

The series continues with discussions on The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane (October 13), March by Geraldine Brooks (November 17), and The March by E.L. Doctorow (December 15).  All book discussions will begin at 6:30 pm in the multipurpose room of the library.

In a range of ways, the American Civil War was an unprecedented conflict.  Its battles were fought across the full width of the country, from the east coast to Missouri and Kansas.  During the war’s sesquicentennial is an appropriate time to reflect on its continuing legacy on the contemporary American scene.

The series is sponsored by the Kansas Humanities Council, a nonprofit cultural organization, as part of its Talk About Literature in Kansas (TALK) program.  The Council’s Resource Center is furnishing the books and discussion leaders for the Parsons TALK series.  For more information about KHC, visit www.kansashumanities.org.

Members of the community are invited to attend the free programs, 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.

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This Week At The Library

Summer Reading is over and the winners of the contests in each section will be announced soon.

 

This Week At The Library

 

This coming week, the Purple Period of Crying Program is really going strong. We need your help to make this our best campaign yet. We have 477 hats so far but would love to make many more. If you have questions about how to help us, please call or come by the library. We have yarn to share with those who want to make hats and directions as well. This will end on September 26, 2014 so let’s get started.

Story Hour will resume on September 8, 2014 at 6:30 pm.

 

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Guess what’s available at the library….

abcmouse.com-page-001ABCmouse.com is now available to children ages 2-6 on our children’s computers for free! ABCmouse.com is from Age of Learning, Inc., the award-winning ABCmouse.com curriculum is designed to help young children (ages 2-6+) build a strong foundation for future academic success. ABCmouse.com is 100% educational, with 3,500+ learning activities across all major subject areas—reading, math, science, social studies, art, and music. Best of all, kids love it! Stop by the library and see what it’s all about.

 

 

 

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Call for hats and they will come! Filling the tree up!

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Purple Babes are BACK!!

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Just a reminder for those who are crocheting or knitting that Friday, September 26 is the last day to turn in your purple caps.