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November 2017

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  • Budding Readers Storytime
  • Mommy & Me Mixer
  • Budding Readers Storytime
  • Math Academy - Free Tutoring
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  • Math Academy - Free Tutoring
  • Community Read - Author Event
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  • Forum: Disaster Management (flooding)
  • CLOSED at 4PM for private event
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  • Math Academy - Free Tutoring
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  • Math Academy - Free Tutoring
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  • Budding Readers Storytime
  • Mommy & Me Mixer
  • Budding Readers Storytime
  • Math Academy - Free Tutoring
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  • Parents as Teachers Play Group
  • Math Academy - Free Tutoring
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  • Math Academy - Free Tutoring
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  • Math Academy - Free Tutoring
14
  • CLOSED at 3 PM to set up Water/Ways exhibit
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  • Budding Readers Storytime
  • Mommy & Me Mixer
  • Budding Readers Storytime
  • Math Academy - Free Tutoring
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  • Math Academy - Free Tutoring
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  • Smithsonian Water|Ways Exhibit
  • Math Academy - Free Tutoring
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  • Smithsonian Water|Ways Exhibit
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  • Smithsonian Water|Ways Exhibit
  • Math Academy - Free Tutoring
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  • Smithsonian Water|Ways Exhibit
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  • Smithsonian Water|Ways Exhibit
  • Jane Kurtz - Author Visit
  • Math Academy - Free Tutoring
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  • Smithsonian Water|Ways Exhibit
  • CLOSED
  • Math Academy - Free Tutoring
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  • Smithsonian Water|Ways Exhibit
  • OPEN 3-5PM
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  • Smithsonian Water|Ways Exhibit
  • OPEN 3-5 PM
  • Math Academy - Free Tutoring
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  • Smithsonian Water|Ways Exhibit
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  • Smithsonian Water|Ways Exhibit
  • Math Academy - Free Tutoring
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  • Smithsonian Water|Ways Exhibit
  • Giving Tuesday
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  • Smithsonian Water|Ways Exhibit
  • Budding Readers Storytime
  • Mommy & Me Mixer
  • Budding Readers Storytime
  • Math Academy - Free Tutoring
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  • Smithsonian Water|Ways Exhibit
  • Math Academy - Free Tutoring

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SPECIAL THANKSGIVING HOURS: Typically we are closed all weekend, however, we don't want you to miss a chance to tour the Smithsonian Exhibit while your family is in town!

Now is the time, here is the place! Come get some one-on-one conversation with a major author! ...

Author Visit: Jane Kurtz

November 22, 2017, 3:00pm - November 22, 2017, 5:00pm

Meet author Jane Kurtz! Jane Kurtz was born in Portland, Oregon, but when she was two years old, her parents moved to Ethiopia. Jane grew up in Maji, a small town in the southwest corner of the country. Since there were no televisions, radios, or movies, her memories are of climbing mountains, wading in rivers by the waterfalls, listening to stories, and making up her own stories, which she and her sisters acted out for days at a time. When she was in fourth grade, she went to boarding school in Addis Ababa. Her family left Ethiopia in the late 1970s, but a decade later, first her brother and his family and then her older sister and her family went back to teach in a girls' school in Addis Ababa. By the time Jane came back to the United States for college, she felt there was no way to talk about her childhood home to people here. It took nearly twenty years to finally find a way - through her children's books. Now she often speaks in schools and at conferences, sharing memories from her own childhood and bringing in things for the children to touch and taste and see and smell and hear from Ethiopia. "It's been a healing and inspiring experience," she says, "to re-connect with my childhood and also be able to help people know just a little of the beautiful country where I grew up." She is also a co-founder and member of the board of Ethiopia Reads that works to bring books and literacy to the children in Ethiopia.

Stop by the library today for:
- Jane Kurtz, Author Visit 3 pm
- Smithsonian exhibit
- thanksgiving reads!
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Just a reminder that there will be NO Storytime this morning! We will see you all next Wednesday at our regular times! Happy Thanksgiving! ...

Thanksgiving Weekend Special Hours

Holiday Hours

Thursday
11/23
CLOSED

Friday
11/24
OPEN 3-5 PM

Saturday
11/25
OPEN 3-5 PM

Library CLOSED Thursday 10/26 for KLA

Hesston Public Library will be closed Thursday, October 26 to allow staff to attend the annual meeting of the Kansas Library Association.

 

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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