This Week at the Library

This Week at the Library

Week of April 15, 2019

Monday, April 15, 2019, at 4 p.m. STEAM Monday. Join Miss Willie for Egg Parachutes. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Sign up at the Parsons Public Library or by calling 421-5920. This event is for ages 5 and up. We’ll meet in the Children’s Room.

Monday, April 15, 2019, at 5 p.m. Crochet Group. Join us to crochet together and learn new techniques. Everyone is welcome.

Monday, April 15, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. Story Hour. Join Miss Willie as she reads The Great Easter Race by Craig Manning.

Monday, April 15, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. AARP Fraud Watch Network Presentation. Learn how to access the AARP Fraud Watch Network and how it can help you avoid becoming a victim to frauds and scams. Presented by AARP Lead Volunteer, Rick Gibson.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at 10 a.m. at the library. Next Chapter Book Club.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at 10 a.m. Story Hour. Join Miss Willie as she reads The Great Easter Race by Craig Manning.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at 11 a.m. Crochet Group. Join us to crochet together and learn new techniques. Everyone is welcome.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019, at 5:30 p.m. Anime Club. Ages 10-18 are welcome to come hang out, eat snacks, and watch some anime.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at 10 a.m. Story Hour. Join Miss Willie as she reads The Great Easter Race by Craig Manning.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at 2 p.m. Color Your Stress Away. Join us to color. All supplies are furnished.

Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at 4 p.m. Crazy Eights. Children in Kindergarten through second grade are welcome to join us for a new kind of math club.

Thursday, April 18, 2019, at 2 p.m. Adult Afternoon Movie. Join us as we watch The Love Bug.

Thursday, April 18, 2019, at 6 p.m. at the library, Next Chapter Book Club.

Saturday, April 20, 2019, at 1 p.m. Color Burst Teddy Workshop. Miss Willie will read Dr. Seuss’s Book of Colors by Dr. Seuss. Afterwards, you bring to life your plush teddy bear by hand stuffing and painting it and wishing on a star. This event is for all ages.

Book Discussion Continues

Book Discussion Continues

Sister Rosemary Kolich, of the University of Saint Mary, will lead a discussion on The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman at 6:30 p.m. on April 22 at Parsons Public Library.

This is the final book in the three-part “Ghost Stories” book discussion series.  “There was a hand in the darkness, and it held a knife,” so begins Neil Gaiman’s Newberry Medal winning work of fiction. A small child wanders off into a graveyard, pursued by a mysterious man named Jack who murdered the child’s family. The boy is dubbed “Nobody Owens” by his adoptive ghostly parents who nickname him Bod. Bod’s companions include an undead guardian named Silas and a graveyard full of ghosts who grant Bod the Freedom of the Graveyard. NPR anointed this group as the “Ghostly Baby-Sitters Club.” As Bod grows he learns to read from gravestones, is someone’s imaginary friend, and develops a crush on a witch to name a few of his adventures.

Sister Rosemary Kolich teaches English for the University of Saint Mary at both the main campus in Leavenworth and the Overland Park campus. Kolich joined the TALK program in 2008.

Copies of The Graveyard Book are available for checkout from the library now.

The TALK series is provided by Humanities Kansas (HK), a nonprofit cultural organization with over 40 years of experience promoting understanding of the history and ideas that shape our lives and build community.  Anyone wanting more information about HK can visit www.humanitieskansas.org.

Members of the community are invited to attend the free programs.  Those wanting more information about the reading series can contact the library at 620-421-5920.