This Week at the Library

This Week at the Library

Week of March 9, 2020

Monday, March 9, 2020, at 5 p.m. Crochet Group. Join us to crochet together and learn new techniques. Everyone is welcome.

Monday, March 9, 2020, at 6:30 p.m. Join Miss Willie as she reads One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at 10 a.m. Join Miss Willie as she reads One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at 11 a.m. Crochet Group. Join us to crochet together and learn new techniques. Everyone is welcome.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at 3:30 p.m. at the library, Next Chapter Book Club.

Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at 5:30 p.m. Board of Directors Meeting.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020, at 10 a.m. Join Miss Willie and Miss Carol for a special story hour with a puppy from PALS.

Wednesday, March 11, 2020, at 2 p.m. Color Your Stress Away. Join us to color. All supplies are furnished.

Wednesday March 11, 2020, at 4 p.m. YA Dungeons & Dragons Club. Everyone in grades 7-12 come and join us to play Dungeons & Dragons.

Thursday, March 12, 2020, at 2 p.m. Adult Afternoon Movie. Join us to watch The List of Adrian Messenger.

Thursday, March 12, 2020, at 5 p.m. YA Board Game Night. For 5th graders and older. Bring your family to hang out and have fun playing board games.

Thursday, March 12, 2020, at 6 p.m. at the library, Next Chapter Book Club.

Saturday, March 14, 2020, at 11 a.m. YA Dungeons & Dragons Club. Everyone in grades 7-12 come and join us to play Dungeons & Dragons.

Rabas to Lead Book Discussion

Rabas to Lead Book Discussion

Kevin Rabas from Emporia State University, will lead the discussion on The Chaperone, by Laura Moriarty at 6:30 p.m. on March 23, at the Parsons Public Library.

This is the second book in the three-part “It’s a Hard Knock Life” book discussion series.

Thirty-six-year-old Mrs. Cora Carlisle chaperones teen Louise Brooks to New York City from Wichita, Kansas, when the budding silent-film star secures an opportunity to study at the prestigious Denishawn School of Dance. While Louise attends dance lessons Cora secretly embarks on her own personal quest, finding herself knocking at the door of the New York Home for Friendless Girls.

Rabas is an associate professor of English at Emporia State University, where he co-directs the Creative Writing Program. He is the 2017-2019 Poet Laureate of Kansas. He received his Ph.D. in English from the University of Kansas. Rabas joined the TALK program in 2008.

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

The series will conclude with a discussion on The Light Between Oceans by M.L. Stedman, on April 27.

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.

Read Across America Week

Read Across America Week

Today kicks off Read Across America Week and celebrates Dr. Seuss’s birthday. The main focus for this week is to help motivate school-age children to read.

This Week at the Library

This Week at the Library

Week of March 2, 2020

Monday, March 2, 2020, at 5 p.m. Crochet Group. Join us to crochet together and learn new techniques. Everyone is welcome.

Monday, March 2, 2020, at 6:30 p.m. Join Miss Willie as she reads Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss. Please bring a vinyl placemat for a craft.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020, at 10 a.m. Join Miss Willie and Miss Carol for a special story hour with a puppy from PALS.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020, at 11 a.m. Crochet Group. Join us to crochet together and learn new techniques. Everyone is welcome.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020, at 3:30 p.m. at the library, Next Chapter Book Club.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020, at 5:30 p.m. Anime Club. Ages 12-18 are welcome to come watch anime, draw manga, and learn about Japanese culture.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020, at 10 a.m. Join Miss Willie as she reads Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss. Please bring a vinyl placemat for a craft.

Wednesday, March 4, 2020, at 2 p.m. Color Your Stress Away. Join us to color. All supplies are furnished.

Thursday, March 5, 2020, at 2 p.m. Adult Afternoon Movie. Join us to watch The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit.

Thursday, March 5, 2020, at 6 p.m. at the library, Next Chapter Book Club.

DM Wanted!

DM Wanted!

Do you like working with teens and playing D&D? The Parsons Library YA department is looking for a DM (age 16 or older) for the Saturday D&D club. If interested, please stop by the library and ask for Sabrina!