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

October20-25, 2014 

Monday at 6:30 pm.  Story Hour. Join Miss Willie as she reads The Little Red Hen (Makes a Pizza) by Philemon Sturges.  Children ages 2-6 are welcome to attend.

Monday at 6:30 pm. Take Aim At A Moving Target: Action Photography. Whether you’re shooting bucking broncs at a rodeo, a hawk diving for a meal, or a child on a merry-go-round, your goal is to freeze the moment while still conveying motion.  In this workshop, Mr. Milks will give tips on shutter speed, aperture, ISO, and depth of field that will help you capture action.

Tuesday at 10:00 am.  Story Hour.  Join Miss Willie as she reads The Little Red Hen (Makes a Pizza) by Philemon Sturges.  Children ages 2-6 are welcome to attend.

Wednesday at 10:00 am. Story Hour. Join Miss Willie as she Join Miss Willie as she reads The Little Red Hen (Makes a Pizza) by Philemon Sturges.  Children ages 2-6 are welcome to attend.

Thursday at 6:30 pm. One Click Digital.   Ms. Graven and Ms. Kent will  present a workshop on “eAudiobooks: OneClickdigital”.  OneClickdigital is an online collection of digital audiobooks which can be downloaded and listened to for free.

Book Discussion on Civil War Continues

TK_WiechertSandra Wiechert of Lawrence will lead a discussion of March by Geraldine Brooks at 6:30 on November 17 at Parsons Public Library.

This is the third book in the four-part “Civil War” book discussion series. In Louisa May Alcott’s classic Little Women, the father of the girls of the March family is absent for much of the novel, serving as chaplain for Union forces during the Civil War. This Pulitzer Prize-winning novel reimagines March as an abolitionist with utopian inclinations, testing his ideological commitments in the midst of war.

Sandra Wiechert is a retired teacher and former community relations coordinator for Lawrence Public Library. She received her master of arts in American History from Kansas State University.

Copies of the book March are available for checkout from the library now.

The final discussion of the series will be on The March by E.L. Doctorow on 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.

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

October 13-18, 2014 

Monday at 6:30, Story Hour. Join Miss Willie as she reads The House That Witchy Built by Dianne de Las Casas.  Children ages 2-6 are welcome to attend.

Monday at 6:30 pm. Adult Book Discussion. Parsons Public Library will host Joyce Thierer who will lead a book discussion on the novel, The Red Badge Of Courage, by Stephen Crane. This book is part of the The Civil War  Series brought to us by the Kansas Humanities Council, a non-profit organization promoting understanding the history and ideas that shape our lives and strengthen our sense of community.

Tuesday at 10:00 Story Hour. Join Miss Willie as she reads The House That Witchy Built by Dianne de Las Casas.  Children ages 2-6 are welcome to attend. 

Tuesday at 5:30 pm. Board of Directors Meeting. 

Wednesday at 10:00 Story Hour. Join Miss Willie as she reads The House That Witchy Built by Dianne de Las Casas.  Children ages 2-6 are welcome to attend.

BOOK SALE

Book SaleWe have lots of books and magazines for sale! To make it even better… they are HALF price!

Hardbacks – .25
Paperbacks – .10Audio Books – .25
Magazines – .05
Videos/DVDs – .25
Puzzles – $1.00

Hurry in before they are all gone!

Grand Total……

2,169!! How Awesome!

Click for Babies Final 2014

Thank you everyone! You made this year another success!

This Week At The Library

October 6-11, 2014

Monday at 6:30 pm, Story Hour. Join Miss Willie as she reads Leaf Man, by Lois Ehlert. Children ages 2-6 are welcome to attend.

Tuesday at 10:00am  Story Hour.   Join Miss Willie as she reads Leaf Man, by Lois Ehlert. Children ages 2-6 are welcome to attend.

Tuesday at 2 pm. More Get That Job! The second workshop, presented by Julie Kent and Samantha Graven is “More Get That Job!  Resumes, Cover Letters, and Interviewing.” This presentation will continue looking at effective resumes and will work with the completed resume builders that participants bring with them.  Templates and tips for writing winning cover letters will be included, and tips for interviews, including telephone, Skype, and face-to-face interviews, will be covered.

Wednesday at 10:00m  Story Hour.   Join Miss Willie as she reads Leaf Man, by Lois Ehlert. Children ages 2-6 are welcome to attend.

Thursday at 6:30 pm. The second workshop, presented by Julie Kent and Samantha Graven is “More Get That Job!  Resumes, Cover Letters, and Interviewing.” This presentation will continue looking at effective resumes and will work with the completed resume builders that participants bring with them.  Templates and tips for writing winning cover letters will be included, and tips for interviews, including telephone, Skype, and face-to-face interviews, will be covered.

Beam Me UP Scottie !! is Tonite !

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.

Library Announces Amnesty Month

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Parsons Public Library is declaring October to be “Amnesty Month”. Any item that is overdue may be returned in good condition during October, and the overdue fines that have accumulated on the item will be forgiven.

“This is a great opportunity for people to have their fines forgiven and for the library to get missing books, DVDs, and other material returned and put back into circulation again,” said Jean Strader, Library Director. “During October, I encourage everyone to look through their bookshelves, in their closets, under the seats of their cars, and in the cracks of their living room couches.  See if there are any library books or other items that have somehow escaped being returned.  Bring them back to us in a usable condition, and, no matter how old they are, we will waive the fine.”

Patrons will still be responsible for the replacement cost of any damaged or lost materials and any outstanding fines on items that were previously returned.

The library plans to upgrade its circulation and cataloging system in November. According to records kept under the current system, which was installed in 1992, over 2,000 patrons have around 4,500 items checked out that have not been returned and are past due by fifteen days or more.  By waiving fines on the current system, Strader said the library staff will not have to transfer fines to the new system, and patrons will be able to start over with a clean slate.

The library’s current policy on overdues will resume on November 1. Under the current policy, patrons are allowed a three day grace period after the due date.  If the item is not returned within the grace period, fines start accumulating as of the due date, and the patron is prohibited from further checkouts and renewals until the item is returned and fines are paid.  Fines are .50 per day per item.  When a maximum of $9.00 per item is reached, fines stop accumulating.

Library materials may be returned at the circulation desk, by dropping in the return slot at the front of the library building, or by using the book drop located on Broadway across from the Municipal Building. For any questions, contact the library at 620-421-5920.

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!