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Hands Down, the Best Value in Town

Sometimes before you go forward, you must take a look back. 2013 will bring faster Wi-Fi inside the building and take more librarians out of the building. Reflecting on how we’ve arrived at this place, we keep circling back to you, our customer. We plan for the future with our customers’ needs in mind and promise to continue to listen as needs change.

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Baby It’s Cold Outside! Winter-themed Reads

The weather almost necessitates curling up under a blanket with a good book and a hot chocolate. Most of these librarian-recommended, winter-themed books are real chillers and thrillers. They will make you forget these cold winter nights.

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Make the Library Your Garden Center

If you missed us at last week’s Garden Show at the Kansas Expocentre, here are a few tips and tricks our librarians handed out to more than 600 people who stopped by our booth. Get a library card, and start using the gardening books mentioned in this post, plus hundreds others in our collection.

The Library Foundation Announces New Officers and Trustees

The Library Foundation has announced its officers for 2013. They include Jeanne Slusher, chair, and Becky Holmquist, vice-chair /chair-elect, and Joel Oliver, treasurer. All three have served on the board previously, Slusher as Treasurer. Rich Hayse and Dr. Steve Tempero were elected to their first three-year terms. Rich Hayse is of legal counsel with the […]

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KC Jazz Singer Angela Hagenbach Takes You Back to the 1920s

Jazz Artist Angela Hagenbach enchants audiences around the world, and on Sunday, Feb. 24 from 3–4:30pm, you can hear the story of The Great Gatsby through her live jazz performance at the library. No tickets required.

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All Booked Up: The Great Debate over The Great Gatsby

Even the classics aren’t totally free from criticism. Librarian Kathy takes aim at The Great Gatsby, while her co-host Diana stands up for this novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Watch the gals disagree in this edition of All Booked Up.

Tired of Gatsby? Get a Change of Literary Pace

This February we’re asking our community to read or re-read The Great Gatsby during The Big Read, a National Endowment for the Arts-funded initiative to restore reading to the center of American culture. If you want more of the style, setting and characters found in Gatsby, you’ve clicked into the wrong blog post. Try here […]

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If You Liked The Great Gatsby, You’ll Love These Reads

Here’s a book list for all you Gatsby lovers out there. Feed your hunger for the wealth and glamour of the Roaring Twenties with these read-a-likes to The Great Gatsby. You will find flappers have all the fun! It’s mostly fiction, but we threw a few nonfiction titles in there as well.

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February 2013 Teen Schedule

Teens congregate at the library for fun, crafty and sometimes tasty programs (and some book-related events thrown in for good measure). Find out what’s happening at the library for teens.

The Big Read 2013 Schedule of Events

The Big Read will move you beyond reading The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Attend one or more of these events to experience the Roaring ’20s, discover more about the author, enjoy amazing jazz from the era, learn about other interesting people from 20s, experience art from that time, watch a film or participate in a book discussion.

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Something to Do on Saturdays with the Kids

Saturday mornings at the library will offer a little different experience for children than in the past, but they’ll still be plenty of fun to be had! Bring the kiddos into the library for programs ranging from Kyler, our guitar-playing librarian, to math and science experiments.