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Wowza, Hesston! Crunching the numbers for May, and your library was BUSY. Thank you for making the HPL such a great destination. The library saw its highest May circulation EVER - 8,097 items! (that's more like a summer month circulation number) ...

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Hesston Public Library

Anyone interested in memoir writing is encouraged to attend the free workshop tonight, 6:30 p.m., with Al Ortolani, published poet and writing instructor. This event is part of “Kansas Stories of the Vietnam War,” a statewide oral history project to commemorate 50 years since the escalation of U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War. The program is supported by Kansas Humanities Council. No registration required. ...

Over a dozen published authors are in Hesston today for Nerdcamp KS!!!

Don't miss out on the "community book signing" opportunity this afternoon from 3:45-4:15. Watermark Books & Cafe will have books available for purchase.
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New database highlights Kansas history

The State Library of Kansas announces the creation of a unique historical database to commemorate Kansas’ 150th anniversary.

This digital archive documents the people, the places, the ideas, and the events of Kansas history years 1854-1865. The archive provides access to a wide variety of documents including personal narratives and memoirs, pamphlets and political speeches, sermons and songs, legal treatises and children’s books. Many of the sources included in this archive are not accessible anywhere else.

Click here to visit the database.

Also, as part of the 150th commemoration, the State Library released a list of the 150 “Best” Kansas Books. Click here for the complete list.

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