Head ‘Em Up and Move ‘Em Out

Head ‘Em Up and Move ‘Em Out

October 5, 2018, PARSONS, KS – Parsons Public Library will host “Head ‘Em Up and Move ‘Em Out,” a presentation and discussion by Jim Gray on Monday, October 29, at 6:30 p.m. in the library multi-purpose room.

 

The early days of ranching and trail driving required stamina and determination. The drover of yesteryear had little choice but to face the elements placed before him if he was to get his wild cattle to market. This presentation will explore how today’s massive beef industry owes its beginnings to the men and women who were bold enough to “head ‘em up and move ‘em out.”

 

Jim Gray is a sixth-generation Kansan who co-founded the COWBOY (Cockeyed Old West Band Of Yahoos) Society to promote and preserve Kansas’s cowboy heritage through the bi-monthly newspaper, Kansas Cowboy. The executive director of the National Drovers Hall of Fame, he is the author of Desperate Seed:  Ellsworth Kansas on the Violent Frontier and writes the newspaper column “The Way West.”

 

“In our modern world we often forget that the food we find on the shelf and in the cooler comes from our farms and ranches,” said Gray. “Beefsteak was once a steer on the hoof, and so it was 150 years ago when cowboys pointed their herds across the open plains to the railroad corrals of the Kansas cattle towns. The method of delivery has changed but the spirit of the cowboy will never change as long as cattle graze and beef is on the menu.”

 

“Head ‘Em Up and Move ‘Em Out” is part of Humanities Kansas’s Kansas Stories Speakers Bureau, featuring presentations and discussions that examine our shared human experience—our innovations, culture, heritage, and conflicts.

 

Humanities Kansas is an independent nonprofit spearheading a movement of ideas to empower the people of Kansas to strengthen their communities and our democracy. Since 1972, its pioneering programming, grants, and partnerships have documented and shared stories to spark conversations and generate insights. Together with partners and supporters, the group inspires all Kansans to draw on history, literature, ethics, and culture to enrich their lives and serve the communities and state we all proudly call home. Visit humanitieskansas.org.

 

Members of the community are invited to attend the free program, which will take place at the library, 311 South 17th St.  For more information, contact the library at 620-421-5920.

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You can read the New York Times for free with your library card!

You can read the New York Times for free with your library card!

October 5, 2018, PARSONS, KS – Parsons Public Library is pleased to announce complimentary online access to the New York Times. Library card users will now have free access to NYTimes.com and all NYT mobile apps, as well as the paper’s international editions.

With the New York Times, you will find a variety of topics covered with unsurpassed quality and depth through breaking-news articles, blogs, videos, and interactive features. It’s one of the country’s most distinguished papers of record.  You will have access to the current and historical New York Times, international editions, Spanish language editions, and special features.

From any desktop computer in the library or on your own device using the Library’s Wi-Fi network, your access is automatic once you create an account and log in at NYtimes.com

To access the link on our website from home, work, or on the NYT mobile app, you must be a Parsons Public Library card user. If you already have a library card or need to apply for a library card, stop by the library and receive a NYTimes.com password.

Once you have received a password, follow the New York Times at your Library link found on our website to claim your free 72-hour pass for New York Times digital access. Create an account at NYTimes.com and log in to start reading. At the end of your complimentary 72 hours, you can return to our website, click the link again, and claim an additional pass. There is no weekly or monthly limit to the number of passes you can claim.

Join library director Samantha Graven as she shows us how to use these new digital subscriptions at 6:30 p.m., on Monday, October 8, and Monday, November 19.

Members of the community are invited to attend the free program, which will take place at the library, 311 South 17th St.  To sign up for the program or for more information, contact the library at 620-421-5920.

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This week at the library

This week at the library

October 1-7, 2018

Monday, October 1, 2018,  at 6:30 pm.  Story Hour.  Join Miss Willie to read the book, Pizza Mouse. Children ages 2-6 are welcome.

Monday, October 1, 2018, at 6:30 pm.  A Walk Around Parsons.  Join us to explore Parsons with presenters, Mike Brotherton and David Mattox.  We will look at historical newspaper articles, stories and photographs of Parsons in the early years.  Please sign up at the library, or call 620-421-5920.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018, at 10 am. Story Hour.  Join Miss Willie to read the book, Pizza Mouse. Children ages 2-6 are welcome.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018, at 10 am. Story Hour.  Join Miss Willie to read the book, Pizza Mouse. Children ages 2-6 are welcome.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018, at 4 pmBedtime Crazy 8s Club. Kindergarten through 2nd grade.  Join Miss Willie to build stuff, run and jump, make music, make a mess… it’s a totally new kind of math club. Space is limited, so sign up at the Parsons Public Library.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018, at 2 pm.  Color Your Stress Away.  Join us to color.  All supplies are furnished. Everyone is welcome.

Thursday, October 4, 2018, at 2 pm.  Adult Afternoon Movie.  Join us to watch the movie, Inherit The Wind.

This Week at the Library

This Week at the Library

September 24-30, 2018

Monday, September 24, 2018 at 4 pm, in the Multi-purpose Room.  Meadowlark Homeschool Group Book Club.  Join us to discuss the book,  Pippi Longstocking, by Astrid Lindgren.  All children ages 5-13 are welcome to attend.  Call the library at 620-421-5920 to sign up.

Monday, September 24, 2018 at 6:30 pm.  Story Hour. Join Miss Willie to read the book, Curious George, a Home for Honeybees, by H.A.Rey.  Children ages 2-6 are welcome.

Monday, September 24, 2018 at 6:30 pm.  Tech Tips for the Digital Age.  Learn how to use free library databases provided by the State Library of Kansas.  These include Cloudlibrary, RBDigital, Mango Languages, Learning Express Library and more.   Classes are held in the multipurpose room.  Call 421-5920.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 10 am. Story Hour.  Join Miss Willie to read the book, Curious George, a Home for Honeybees, by H.A.Rey.  Children ages 2-6 are welcome.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 from 11 am – 1 pm.  Crochet Group.  Join us to crochet together and learn new techniques. Everyone is welcome.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 10 am. Story Hour. Join Miss Willie to read the book, Curious George, a Home for Honeybees, by H.A.Rey.  Children ages 2-6 are welcome.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 2pm.  Color Your Stress Away.  Join us to color.  All coloring supplies are furnished.  Everyone is welcome.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 4 pmBedtime Crazy 8s Club. Kindergarten through 2nd grade.  Join Miss Willie to build stuff, run and jump, make music, make a mess… it’s a totally new kind of math club. Space is limited so sign up at the Parsons Public Library.

 Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 2 pm.  Adult Afternoon Movie. Join us to watch Chisum.

Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 1 pm. Children’s Movie. Join us to watch the movie, Pippi Longstocking.

Tech Tips for the Digital Age

Tech Tips for the Digital Age

Join us Monday, September 24, at 6:30 p.m. for our next Tech Tips class. Learn how to use free library databases provided by the State Library of Kansas. These include CloudLibrary, RBDigital, Mango Languages, Express Learning Library and more. Bring your digital device for help using it.