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.


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.

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All Booked Up: What’s on Your Ereader?

Find out what ereaders Diana and Kathy own and why they love reading on them. They love to talk about books, so we asked them, what’s on your ereader. Find out how the library can help select you an ereader and get reading.


Community’s Most Valued Possession Revealed

On Friday, Jan. 18, an exhibit of collectible, rare and homespun objects will be on display as the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery opens its doors for Most Valued Possessions, a community-based exhibit. You may learn a new meaning of the word “value” from fellow citizens.

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Feb/March 2013 Library News – What’s Happening at Your Library

This edition of Library News has everything you need to know about The Big Read, a community reading initiative held Feb. 1–March 2. This community reading initiative is about much more than reading. We offer you art, music and history. And as always there’s a schedule of computer classes.


Ideas for Selecting, Training and Caring for Your Pet

Create peace for yourself and your pet and save money by checking out pet books instead of buying them. Inside you’ll find 15 books to a better dog. We have hundreds of titles dedicated to everything pets.


The Great Gatsby Movie Review

Eric Melin, film critic for Kansas First News, is critical of the 1974 version of The Great Gatsby. Read and leave your comment about this or other adaptations of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel. Melin teases us with a few facts about the new Gatsby film coming out in May.

Roaring into the ’20s Classic Car Show

Check out some fancy rides and judge for yourself whether Jay Gatsby would have driven them. (He was a Rolls-Royce kind of guy.) The Big Read presents The Great Gatsby Roaring in 1920s Classic Car Show Saturday, February 2 | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Fairlawn Plaza Mall Browse through classic cars of the […]


All Booked Up: Cutting for Stone

What’s fantastic about All Booked Up vlog hosts Kathy and Diana? They are always talking about good books to read, and this here one is a peach. While it’s a thick novel (at more than 600 pages), Kathy’s review has intrigued Diana to pick it up. Find out why you should too.


January 2013 Teen Events Schedule

Teen events are a fun place to hang with friends or get to know a librarian. Whether you are a gamer, singer or writer, we have a program to suit your needs. Bring a friend and attend one of our teen events. Many are held in The Edge, a space dedicated solely to teens.

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All Booked Up: 2 Great Cookbooks for Holiday Meal Planning

Kathy gives Diana a little culinary coaching in this edition of All Booked Up. Holidays are coming, and you too may have some meal planning needs. Two new titles Kathy highly recommends – and that have made headlines – are Barefoot Contessa Foolproof: Recipes You Can Trust and The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook. Watch the video. […]