THE ACCIDENTAL HIGHWAYMAN : Being the Tale of Kit Bristol, His Horse Midnight, a Mysterious Princess, and Sundry Magical Persons Besides

Get Ready For Swashbuckling Adventure

For fantasy and YA fans, Ben Tripp’s quirky new novel “The Accidental Highwayman: Being the Tale of Kit Bristol, His Horse Midnight, a Mysterious Princess, and Sundry Magical Persons Besides” is a delight.

Get kids out walking this Halloween

Spooky Steps Lead to A Healthier Halloween

Halloween is the perfect time for fun family walking and teaching children safety. Create healthier traditions together, with these tips from Heartland Healthy Neighborhoods and family fitness books from the library.

Trivia Extravaganza WEB GRAPHIC

Huge trivia event

Trivia Night Extravaganza, the most enormous trivia event yet, hits Shawnee County, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Fri. Nov. 14.

Read these picture books from Bob Shea

Teaching the Kids to Outsmart Their Parents

Young listeners will giggle with delight as smaller characters play tricks on the big characters. The stories are told with sly irony and everyone wins (and hugs!) in the end, so parents won’t mind that their children are learning to sneaky tactics for competing against bigger, more powerful opponents.

Photos of kids in Halloween costumes

Candy: The Trick is How You Treat

Small changes teach healthy habits without spoiling the fun for kids. Get ideas from library books and tips from Heartland Healthy Neighborhoods to make your Halloween a little less scary for your health!

Fox and O'Hare series

Capers and Heists Define New Series

Dubbed “The Fox and O’Hare” novels, this new series will appeal to anyone who enjoys caper adventure crime stories. Catch up on books 1 & 2 and place your request for book 3 – The Job – coming November 2014!

Lissa teaching knit and crochet

Learn to Knit & Crochet

A hands-on workshop “Learn to Knit & Crochet” is offered monthly at Velma Paris Community Center. Learn the basics of knitting or crochet – and check out library books with knit and crochet patterns to inspire you. Register at 862-1630.

virus in petri dish

Ebola: What You Need to Know

Sensational media headlines can be very scary to read. Are those news outlets providing you with useful and accurate information? Find out how to evaluate health information online!

aa series

Help for Families Dealing with Dementia

Family caregivers and friends who care for individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia can attend any of the six-part series from the Alzheimer’s Association Heart of America Chapter, Thursdays at 1:30 pm.