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.

TALK Discussion of “Caramelo”

Hesston Public Library will host a TALK Book Discussion Series on the topic of contemporary immigration, with three sessions beginning March 1.

A different book will be discussed each evening, facilitated by a discussion leader provided by the Kansas Humanities Council, which is sponsoring the series. TALK stands for Talk About Literature in Kansas.

Participants are welcome to attend any and all sessions, and there is no charge for participation.

“This is a wonderful way for people in the community to gather and examine a timely topic through the eyes of literature,” said Cari Cusick, library director.

Schedule for the sessions is:

  • March 1, 2012 • 6:30 p.m.
    Discussion of “Caramelo”
    Discussion leader: Kim Stanley from McPherson College
  • March 29, 2012 • 6:30 p.m.
    Discussion of “Harbor”
    Discussion leader: Martha Ortiz Sanchez from Wichita State University
  • April 26, 2012 • 6:30 p.m.
    Discussion of “Typical American”
    Discussion leader: Martha Ortiz Sanchez from Wichita State University

Book sets are available for checkout at the library. Participants are encouraged to pick up books as soon as possible to ensure enough copies are on hand. For more information, contact the library at 620.327.4666 or hesstonpubliclibrary@gmail.com.

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