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It seems to be a season of lost cats! We have all of these posters on our board right now. :( Call or comment if you've found one of these feline friends. ...

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It's National Book Lovers Day! What better place to celebrate than at your local library? Come put your name on the list for some of these shiny-new books that just came in. :-D #NationalBookLoversDay ...

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1. Adults & teens, come to game night on Friday! You need at least one last hurrah before school starts, right? www.facebook.com/events/2128681174041419/
2. Our games will be moving away from the display table next week. Never fear: their new home will be in the Specialty section, by the fishing poles & pickleball sets (What? The library has fishing poles and pickleball sets? Yes, yes we do. You can check them out.).
3. In case you're feeling generous, or cleaning out your own game cabinet, here's what I (Emily) still wish we had: a.co/3DwpphP . Used copies are great, if they still have all the necessary pieces!Oh dear, one of our librarians has a problem! We have ALLLLLLL these fantastic new games at the library, and she has no one to play with. So we were thinking about starting Grown-Up Game Nights.
(Think about it....whole evenings that don't involve "Candy Land" or "Sorry" or breaking up fights about whose turn it was.)
But we'd like a little input from the community to get us started. Most importantly, if this is something that would interest you, what evening would work best? Obviously, we won't be able to catch everyone, but scheduling them when nobody can show up isn't a great plan, either. Also, would you prefer that it be just for adults, or is there interest in letting teens join us?
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Interested in Hosting International Students?

afsJoin us on Tuesday, April 28th at 5 PM to hear how you can “Connect to a Global Community.”

TEEN “Iron Chef” – April 20th

Teen_Iron_Chef_MugCakes (2)TEENS: Do you have what it takes?

Find out at the Hesston Public Library on Monday, April 20th at 2 PM. (Its free and you don’t have school!)

Whose cake will reign supreme?

*Pre-register at the library! (620-327-4666)
**You must be at least 13 and no more than 17 to play!

Need a New Read? Join us this week!

perk picks testEach month the Hesston Public Library host’s the “Perk Picks Book Previews & Reviews” program.

If you want suggestions for new reads in your favorite genre or are looking to discover a hidden gem, then join us each month!

We will chat over refreshments and hope to hear about YOUR favorite reads too!

Every Final Thursday – 7:30 PM

Book TALK Series “Food For Thought”

Hungry for a good book? Join the Hesston Public Library for a series of four books that will satisfy your appetite! Each book TALK will be lead by discussion leaders chosen from across Kansas.
TALK Flyer Winter 2015foodforthought

Our feast includes:

Miriam’s Kitchen by Elizabeth Ehrlich (January 22)
Empire Falls by Richard Russo (February 19)
Secrets of the Tsil Cafe by Thomas Fox Averill (March 12)
Epitaph for a Peach by David Mas Masumoto (April 9)

Book sets can be picked up at the library’s front desk.

This program is sponsored by a grant from the Kansas Humanities Council.

Books With Bill (the dog) – 1st Saturdays this Fall

Beginning September 6th at 1pm

Join Bill (the dog) at 1 PM on the 1st IMG_0166Saturday of every month.*

 *Bill will NOT be at the library on October 4th but will visit on October 11th.

Bill loves to have books read to him and can’t wait to hear your stories!

Have a reluctant reader?

bwb front lawn photoChildren who have difficulties reading may be self-conscious when reading aloud in front of others; however, a dog is a non-judgmental listener.

Reading to a dog provides a relaxed atmosphere, which allows participants to practice reading skills. It also builds self-esteem and confidence and provides an environment for children to connect reading with a positive association. muttigrees logoThe presence of a dog provides an opportunity for struggling readers to develop skills and discover the fun of reading.

 

Bear-riffic Story Time Starts September 3rd

Bear-riffic Story Time bears
Children ages 3½ & up
Wednesdays beginning September 3, 2014
10:30 – 11:00am

HESSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY
PRESCHOOL STORY TIME 2014-15

Summertime is almost over and it’s time to start thinking of fall activities. The Hesston Public Library would like to invite you to come listen to stories about bears and their friends. We’ll read stories, sing songs, chant rhymes and do other fun activities.

Story time meets every Wednesday through May 20, except for the following holidays and spring break: There will be no story hour on Nov 26, Dec 24 & 29, and March 18.

Please register at the library so we know how many children to expect. I can’t wait to see you all in September!

~Darla (Harms-Becker), Story Time Teacher

Last Blast of Summer Programs!

Don’t miss this last week of programming:

  • Tuesday – 10am – Storytime for 5-7 year olds. We will be studying the sloooooow science of plants
  • Tuesday – 9-10pm – Teens – Black light party!  Come hang out with your friends after hours.
  • Wednesday – 10am – ALL AGES – at the Hesston Highschool Auditorium.  Come see the Eric Vaughn Magic Show!
  • Thursday – 2pm – Storytime and craft for 8-11 year olds.
  • Thursday – 7pm – talk20 – Adult programFIZZ_BOOM_READ_logo Primary Stacked

Adult Summer Book TALKs

Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 7:00 PM 

Gilead by Marilynne Robinson

Gilead is written as a letter from the aging John Ames to his young son. It chronicles the lives of three generations of Ames men who took different approaches to the same moral questions.

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize (2005)
Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award (2004)

Didn’t read the book? NO PROBLEM!

There are no tests, quizzes or uncomfortable moments in the Book TALK Series! Come listen to our guest speaker, Bill Brown, and enjoy a relaxing evening in the library.

Bill Brown is a professor emeritus of English and Humanities at Kansas Wesleyan University.

 

This series is sponsored by the Kansas Humanities Council.  For more information on the TALK Series, visit http://kansashumanities.org/programs/talk-about-literature-in-kansas/

 

Summer Reading is Coming Soon!

The weather is warm and school is almost out, which means one thing…THE SUMMER READING PROGRAM IS ALMOST HERE!

Okay, there are probably other things to be excited about too: vacations, camps, swimming pools, no school, BUT pencil the Summer Reading Program into your schedule too.

Sign up begins on May 20, 2014 and programs kick off in June.  There will be fun for all ages!

SRP Storytime Schedule 2014

SRP Teen & Adult Schedule 2014

 

Winners of the Literary Peeps Contest

We collected sixty votes last week and the final tally was close!

Our winners are:

Teen Category: The Hobbit

Teen Category: The Hobbit

Children's Category: Storytime at the Library

Children’s Category: Storytime at the Library

 

 

Adult Category - Little Women

Adult Category – Little Women

Group/Family Category: Rapunzel

Group/Family Category: Rapunzel