Odd Evening, by Eric McHenry

Hear Eric McHenry, poet laureate of Kansas, speak and recite poetry at your library June 16, from 7-8:30 p.m.

Family Tree Magazine on Flipster

Family Tree Magazine is the premiere publication about genealogy and is a must-read for those who are passionate about their family history. You can read it for free, every month, with your library card!

New Genealogy Resource – American Ancestors Online

Get ready, family researchers! Your library is offering another way for you to connect with your family roots. American Ancestors Online, by New England Historic and Genealogical Society, is a repository for more than 400 million searchable names covering New England, New York, and beyond. Read on for more info.

Get Outside!

Warm weather is back, and it’s time to get outside! Your library has you covered with guides that will help you plan your adventure to remember, right here in beautiful Kansas.

Featured Poet: Annette Hope Billings

Celebrate Poetry at your library on April 26, with a Regional Poetry Reading & Open Mic, featuring Annette Hope Billings. Read on for an original interview with the poet.

Poets on Poetry

Why should you read poetry? In honor of National Poetry Month, I asked poets from our region to share what they love about poetry with our readers. They responded as only poets can, with lines as lyrical as the work that they praise.

Make History with the Freedmen’s Bureau Project

Our library is proud to support the Freedmen’s Bureau Project. Families will be able to build their family trees and connect with their Civil War-era–for free! Read on to find out how you can help.

Featured Poet: Denise Low

As one of the most talented and enduring poetic talents to ever hail from our state, Denise Low has nourished the creative spirit of readers for decades.

Connect to Your Family Roots

Learn how you can connect to your family roots with Denise Grau from the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia. Grau is the featured speaker for our library’s German Heritage Celebration on October 17, from 2-5pm.