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August 2017

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  • Usborne Book Fair
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  • Usborne Book Fair
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  • Usborne Book Fair
  • Summer Readers Pool Party
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  • Usborne Book Fair
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  • Usborne Book Fair
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  • Math Academy - Free Tutoring
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  • Total Eclipse event
  • Math Academy - Free Tutoring
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  • Math Academy - Free Tutoring
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  • Math Academy - Free Tutoring
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  • Math Academy - Free Tutoring
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  • Math Academy - Free Tutoring

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Eclipse Watch Party

Bring a blanket or lawn chair and join us at the Hesston Public Library on eclipse day!

  • build a pinhole viewer
  • watch live-streaming video of the eclipse from around the country
  • observe the eclipse
  • build a solar pizza-box oven
  • listen at our sunny storytime

WE DO NOT HAVE ECLIPSE GLASSES TO
GIVE AWAY AHEAD OF OUR EVENT*

*we have a limited number of glasses that will be available for our event

Total Eclipse Watch Party

Come party at the library for the Total Eclipse!

The eclipse will be visible in Kansas around 1 pm on August 21, 2017.

Throughout August the library will feature books and activities on space, our sun, and solar energy.

On Monday, August 21st, we’ll have all the supplies you need to witness the eclipse safely. All day, we’ll have sunny crafts, snacks and stories!

  • 12:00 – 1:00 – Come prepare your eclipse viewer
  • 1:00 – 1:25 – ECLIPSE TIME!
  • 1:30 – Sunny story hour
  • All Day – solar crafts, information about our solar panels, great space information

Summer Reading Program!

Sign up begins on May 22nd.  

Check out the library’s Summer Reading webpage for all the exciting activities!

 http://hesston.scklf.info/kids-teens-tweens/summer-reading-program/

 

Are You Money Smart?

Stop by the library
April 24 – 29, 2017
for activities and resources.

Sponsored by the Golden Plains Credit Union

Literary Peeps Diorama Contest

Literary Peeps are back!

Grab some Peeps marshmallows, think of a favorite story, and get creative.  Pose your Peeps in a diorama telling the story.

Entry forms are available at the Hesston Public Library or here. Visit the library April 10-15 to vote on your favorite display.  AKA the Library Peeps Show.  Attend the Facebook Event.

Timeline:

  • Enter at the library’s front desk during business hours April 3-8.  Entry forms are available at the library or here.
  • Entries will remain on display throughout the month of April.
  • The public will vote for their favorite dioramas in each category on April 10-15.
  • The Peep-le’s Choice Awards will be announced by April 21. Winners will receive fame, glory, and a Peep-tastic gift!
  • Pick up entries by April 30.

Rules:

  • Contest is open to all ages. There are separate prize categories for children (grade 5 and under), teens (grade 6-12), adults, and groups.
  • Dioramas must be based on a book or literary theme.
  • All characters must be portrayed by Peeps marshmallows.
  • Dioramas must be shoe box sized, or no larger than 18” x 18”.
  • Limit the use of food items (other than Peeps).
  • Have a title displayed on the front of the diorama.
  • Entries may be submitted at the Library’s front desk during business hours on Monday, April 3rd – Saturday, April 8th.
  • All entries must be submitted with an entry form.
  • HPL reserves the right to omit any entry that is deemed inappropriate. 

FREE After-School Tutoring

Spots are still available!  Call the library at 620-327-4666 to register.

Adult Survey

Adult use survey 2016The library is so much more than books and DVDs.

We want to know how we can serve adults who are not library users.

Please take this short, three question, survey to let us know!

Autumn Activities

The Hesston Public Library has lots of activities planned for this fall and  winter. We hope to see you at one or all of them!

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CLOSED October 20th

kla-logo_rgb-e1470147113684The Hesston Public Library will be CLOSED on Thursday, October 20, 2016 so that all staff may attend the Kansas Library Association annual conference.

The library will re-open on Friday, October 21st at 9 AM.

Teen FRIGHT NIGHT

skeleton creek signeraGet your heart racing on Tuesday, July 19th.  We some stories that will scare your socks off…

Learn how to apply monster and spooky theater makeup like the pros!

And yes, there will be FOOD.