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

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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.

Story Hour

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By , September 19, 2016 2:12 pm

a color of his own

Tuesday, September 20, 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.

Story Hour

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By , September 18, 2016 2:10 pm

a color of his own

Monday, September 19, 2016 at 6:30 pm.    Story Hour.  Join Miss Willie to read the book, A Color of His Own by Leo Lionni.   Children ages 0-6 are welcome.

Technology Workshops Offered at Library

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By , September 16, 2016 11:06 am

bask-tech-tipsThis fall Parsons Public Library will host “Tech Tips,” a series of free digital literacy workshops on a variety of technology topics.  The workshops are scheduled during October through December and will include sessions on eBooks, eAudiobooks, social media, Windows 10, and using electronic tablets.

The first workshop, “eBooks and eAudiobooks: Downloading and Using” will be presented by library staff members Samantha Graven and Julie Kent on Wednesday, October 12 at 6:30.  The workshop will focus on using the 3M Cloud Library for eBooks and OneClickDigital for eAudiobooks, which are both free resources from the Kansas State Library.  The program will cover downloading and installing the free apps, and downloading and using free eBooks and eAudiobooks.  To fully participate in the workshop, you will need to bring your ereader, tablet, or other digital device and your Kansas Library eCard.  The Kansas Library eCard is free and can be obtained at the front desk of the library anytime.  To get a Kansas Library eCard, you must be a Kansas resident, but you do not need to have a Parsons library card.  Devices that should be compatible with the Kansas eBooks and eAudiobooks include Kindle Fires (generation 2 and newer), Android smartphones and tablets, most second generation Nook tablets, Apple products, Windows 7 and newer and Mac OSX7 and newer computers.  Your digital device needs to be fully charged when you come to the workshop, as there will be no classroom time to wait for charging.  If you are unsure whether your device is compatible, call the library or stop by.

“Social Media: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and More” will be the topic of a workshop on Wednesday, October 26, at 6:30.  Think social media is just a generic term for Facebook?  Think again.  There are dozens of sites now for creating and sharing interests, information, ideas, pictures and videos over the Internet.  Ms. Graven and Ms. Kent will talk about the ins and outs of some of the most popular social media sites, including Facebook and Facebook Messenger, Skype, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter and Pinterest.

“Windows 10” will be the topic of a workshop on Monday, November 21, at 6:30.  Ms. Graven and Ms. Kent, with the assistance of Nick Fleury, will explain the basic features of this latest operating system from Microsoft, and will give tips and tricks for navigating the new interface.

The final workshop of the season will be “Tablets 101”.  Tablet computers, which are typically larger than smartphones but smaller than laptops, have experienced a rapid rise in popularity.  This workshop will include tips for safe surfing on the Internet.  You will also learn what the best apps are and which ones are free and which ones are not.  Also Microsoft apps for Word and Excel, antivirus apps and more will be covered.  If you are planning on bringing your tablet, please have it fully charged.

Ms. Graven, Assistant Director of the library, attended Labette Community College, and has been employed at Parsons Public Library for 9 years.  She is currently in charge of interlibrary loan, cataloging, and computer systems.

Ms. Kent received her Bachelor’s degree in General Studies from Pittsburg State University and worked as a trainer for Tri-Valley Developmental Services in Chanute for 7 years before being employed at Parsons Public Library.  She is currently in charge of the young adult programs and collection, the library’s weekly blog, Facebook page, and Pinterest page, and she assists at the circulation desk.  She hosts a weekly coloring program for adults and young adults.

Mr. Fleury has worked in the computer field since the 1970s, and is currently employed at Higher Calling Technologies in Parsons.  He is secretary of the Parsons Library Board of Trustees.

Each workshop in the series will last 1 to 1 ½ hours.  Patrons may attend any or all of the workshops.  Everyone, regardless of skill, age or experience level, is welcome to attend.  Registration for workshops is strongly encouraged.  To register, or for more information, simply call the library at 620-421-5920.  All workshops will take place at the library, 311 South 17th St.  Activities are listed weekly on the library’s website, www.parsonslibrary.org, and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/parsonspubliclibrary.

This Week At The Library

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By , September 14, 2016 2:20 pm

September 19-22, 2016

Monday, September 19, 2016 at 6:30 pm.    Story Hour.  Join Miss Willie to read the book, A Color of His Own by Leo Lionni.   Children ages 0-6 are welcome. Children should wear old light color clothes that can get messy.  Bring a pair of swimming goggles to protect your eyes.  Parents should bring a trash bag or a sheet for the ride home. We are going to get messy!!

Tuesday, September 20, 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. Children should wear old light color clothes that can get messy.  Bring a pair of swimming goggles to protect your eyes.  Parents should bring a trash bag or a sheet for the ride home. We are going to get messy!!

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. Children should wear old light color clothes that can get messy.  Bring a pair of swimming goggles to protect your eyes.  Parents should bring a trash bag or a sheet for the ride home. We are going to get messy!!

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.

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.

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.

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 14, 2016 12:18 pm

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Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 2 pm.  Adult Afternoon MovieThe Fighting Kentuckian, starring John Wayne.  John Breen (John Wayne) falls in love with a French woman. Trouble is, she is already earmarked for an arranged marriage to another man. A love triangle develops. Breen is determined to marry her. But he adds to the problems by pretending that he is a surveyor. He also finds out that there is a scheme afoot to defraud the French of some of their property by moving the posts that define the boundaries of the property.

Book Discussion on the Lighter Side Continues

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By , September 14, 2016 11:28 am

TK_KolichSister Rose Kolich of the University of Saint Mary will lead a discussion of Standing in the Rainbow by Fannie Flagg at 6:30 on Monday, October 17 at Parsons Public Library.

This is the second book in the three-part book discussion series “On the Lighter Side.”  Flagg, author of the popular Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café, takes us to small town Elmwood Springs, Missouri, which is populated by a cast of unique and charming characters.  We meet Bobby Smith, a 10-year-old living an idyllic post-World War II boyhood; his mother Neighbor Dorothy, whose daily radio broadcasts keep everyone informed; Tot Whooten, a very incompetent hairdresser; mortician Cecil Figgs, the Funeral King; Minnie Oatman, lead vocalist of the Oatman Family Gospel Singers; and many others.

Sister Kolich teaches English for the University of Saint Mary at both the main campus in Leavenworth and at the Overland Park campus.

Copies of the book Standing in the Rainbow are available for checkout from the library now.

The series will conclude with a discussion on Walking Across Egypt by Clyde Edgerton on Monday, November 14.

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.

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.

Bedtime Math Crazy 8’s Club

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By , September 13, 2016 12:13 pm

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Wednesday, September 14, 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.

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