Summer Reading Program Winners

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By , August 13, 2016 2:29 pm

The Winners for the Summer Reading Program are   Erin Martinez- Adult Program, Rebecca Daughtery-  Young Adult Program and Madison Blackburn – Children Program.  They each received a Kindle Fire.  Congratulations!

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Discussion Series Explores the Lighter Side

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By , August 13, 2016 11:44 am

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Parsons Public Library announces a three-part book discussion series scheduled for the fall on the theme “On the Lighter Side.”

The novels in this series contain characters that are not only funny, but also lovable.  Their worlds are populated with off-kilter, eccentric characters thinking and doing unusual things.  Seen through the lens of warm, appreciative humor, maddening things become funny and bearable.  The strange becomes charming; local quirkiness becomes universal humanity.

The first discussion, scheduled for Monday, September 12, at 6:30 pm, features How Elizabeth Barrett Browning Saved My Life by Mameve Medwed.  Harvard dropout Abby Randolph sells eclectic antiques.  After being dumped by her lover and losing her mother in an earthquake, things begin to look up when Abby makes an appearance on Antiques Roadshow with what turns out to be Elizabeth Barrett Browning’s chamber pot.

The discussion leader will be Deborah E. Peterson.  Ms. Peterson is an instructor of Chinese language and East Asian civilization at the University of Kansas.  She is a Ph.D. candidate in Chinese Anthropology with the University of Chicago and received her M.A. in Chinese from the University of Michigan.

Copies of the book are available now for check-out.

The series continues with discussions on Standing in the Rainbow by Fannie Flagg (October 17), and Walking Across Egypt by Clyde Edgerton (November 14).  All book discussions begin at 6:30 pm in the multipurpose room of the library.

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 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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Children’s Back to School Morning Movie.

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By , August 11, 2016 1:17 pm

Friday, August 12, 2016 at 10 am.   Back to School Morning Movie.  Join Miss Willie to watch D3 The Mighty Ducks in the Multipurpose Room. D3-The-Mighty-Ducks-poster-1020472637

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This Week At The Library

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By , August 10, 2016 2:49 pm

August 15-21

Monday August 15, 2016Story Time will resume after Labor Day.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016.  Story Time will resume after Labor Day.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016.  Color 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.

 Thursday, August 18, 2016 at 2 pm. Adult Afternoon Movie.  A Reason To Live, A Reason to Die, starring James Cobern, Telly Savalas, and Bud Spencer.   Branded a coward for surrendering his New Mexico fort to the Confederates without firing a shot, a Union colonel attempts to redeem himself by leading a band of condemned prisoners on a suicide mission to recapture it.

Adult Afternoon Movie

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By , August 10, 2016 1:16 pm

Thursday, August 11, 2016 at 2 pm.  the-man-who-knew-too-much-movie-poster-1956-1020195576.  The Man Who Knew Too Much, starring James Stewart. A man and his wife receive a clue to an imminent assassination attempt, only to learn that their daughter has been kidnapped to keep them quiet.

Click for Babies: The Period of Purple Crying 2016

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By , August 10, 2016 8:07 am

Click for babies 2016 1It’s beginning to look a little purple! Stop by the Library and see all the pretty purple baby caps.

Color Your Stress Away

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By , August 9, 2016 1:15 pm

Wednesday, August 10, 2016   Color 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.completed mural

Adult Afternoon Movie

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By , August 3, 2016 8:50 am

quigley Down Under

Thursday, August 4, 2016  At 2 pmAdult Afternoon Movie.   Quigley Down Under starring Tom Selleck.   Sharpshooter Matt Quigley is hired from Wyoming by an Australian rancher paying a very high price. But when Quigley arrives Down Under, all is not as it seems.

Join us to watch this movie.  Snacks will be provided.

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Color Fight

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By , August 2, 2016 8:48 am

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 at 1:00 pm.  Color Fight.  Join Miss Willie at Forest Park by the Amphitheater for Color Fight.  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 colorget messy!!  This event is for children ages 6-10.

No Story Hour in August

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By , August 2, 2016 8:46 am

Wednesday, Story Time will resume after Labor Day.

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