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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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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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Guys Read Book Club – Beginning in April

Boys + Books = Amazing ReadersGuys Read book club logo

The Hesston Public Library and Hesston Middle School Library are partnering to begin a new library program called “Guys Read.”

“Guys Read” is a monthly book discussion group open to guys in grades 5-8 and young professionals. The program is developed to help boys become self-motivated, lifelong readers by helping them find books they want to read and introducing the participants to male reading role models from around the community.

  • “Guys Read” book discussions will be held on the last Monday each month from 7:00-8:00 in the Community Room at Hesston Public Library.
  • The program is free and open to boys in grades 5-8.
  •  The first two discussion titles will be Alcatraz versus the Evil Librarians by Brandon Sanderson in April and Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card in May.
  • The June read is My Side of the Mountain by Jean Craighead George

The Hesston Public Library received a $250 grant from the State Library of Kansas to purchase book club kits for the program which includes multiple copies of titles selected to appeal to guys, discussion guides for leaders/mentors and other book-related material.

For more information, or if you are interested in becoming and leader/mentor contact Emily  at the Hesston Public Library, 620-327-4666 or email hplnotifications@gmail.com.

 

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.

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/