This Week at the Library

This Week at the Library

Week of September 30, 2019

Monday, September 30, 2019, at 4 p.m. Kids’s Book Club. Children ages 5-13, join us as we partner with Meadowlark Homeschool Group to discuss Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Paterson. Please bring a half gallon plastic milk or juice jug.

Monday, September 30, 2019, at 5 p.m. Crochet Group. Join us to crochet together and learn new techniques. Everyone is welcome.

Monday, September 30, 2019, at 6:30 p.m. Join Miss Willie as she reads Bear Sees COLORS by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019. Winter Hours begin.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019, at 10 a.m. at the library, Next Chapter Book Club.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019, at 10 a.m. Join Miss Willie as she reads Bear Sees COLORS by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019, at 11 a.m. Crochet Group. Join us to crochet together and learn new techniques. Everyone is welcome.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019, at 5:30 p.m. Anime Club. Ages 12-18 are welcome to come watch anime, draw manga, and learn about Japanese culture.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019, at 10 a.m. Join Miss Willie as she reads Bear Sees COLORS by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman.

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

Thursday, October 3, 2019, at 2 p.m. Adult Afternoon Movie. Join us to watch A Lovely Way to Die.

Thursday, October 3, 2019, at 5 p.m. at the library, Next Chapter Book Club.

Saturday, October 5, 2019, at 1 p.m. Family Morning Movie. Join us to watch Bridge to Terabithia.

Baty to lead book discussion

Baty to lead book discussion

Randee Baty will lead a discussion on The Things They Carried, by Tim O’Brien at 6:30 on Monday, October 21 at the Parsons Public Library.

This is the second book in the three-part “After the Fact” book discussion series. Written nearly 30 years ago about his experiences in the Vietnam War, O’Brien’s book still resonates with readers young and old alike. Some critics even refer to this prize-winning work that defies genres as the best book ever written about war. The work served as a catharsis for the author and his memories of Vietnam.

Randee Baty is an English instructor at Labette Community College in Parsons. She received her master’s in English with an emphasis in Literature from Pittsburg State University. Randee’s research interests include Arthurian literature, Detective novels and mysteries, Kansas authors, and Shakespeare. She joined HK TALK program as a discussion leader August 2018.

Copies of the book The Things They Carried are available for checkout from the library now.

The series will conclude with a discussion on Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel on November 18.

The series is sponsored by Humanities Kansas (HK), a nonprofit cultural organization, as part of its Talk About Literature in Kansas (TALK) program.  HK is furnishing the books and discussion leaders for the Parsons TALK series.  For more information about HK, visit www.humanitieskansas.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.