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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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Author Visit and Book Signing

TTB book signing fb headerPlease join us on Tuesday, October 13th from 1-4PM.
Books will be available for purchase.

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!

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.

 

Book Fair: August 4th – 9th

book fairCelebrate the end of summer and kickoff the school year with the Hesston Public Library’s Scholastic Book Fair!

Features:
– Favorite Series
– Books for Prek through Teens
– State Award Winners
– Books for gamers, princesses, and explorers
– Christian reads
– Diaries and journals
– and MUCH MORE!

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

1/2 OFF – Used Book Sale Items

Used Book Sale 2014The Used Book Sale continues through Saturday, June 22nd.

Come in for an even better deal as all remaining items are half price.

 

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/

 

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

Bird Brains!

Are you curious about those critters flying above us?  Wonder which came first, the chicken or the egg?  Ever been called a bird-nerd? The JOIN US!

When:     Thursdays in March and April

Time:       3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Where:    Hesston Public Library Community Room

Who:       3rd grade – 8th grade Kids

Cost:       Free but pre-registration is required and space is limited to 16 participants

Register at: https://birdbrains.eventbrite.com

Topics will change each week and include identifying birds, how feathers work, bird sounds, nests, and MORE! Program participants will learn to use binoculars, received some birding books, and will get silly in order to discover how birds eat and what happens during migration.

The program will be taught by one of Hesston’s local “bird brains,” Ethan Maynard with assistance from Library Director, Libby Albers.