poetry month featured 2016

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.

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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.

Like Water for Chocolate featured

TALK: Like Water for Chocolate

Our spring series of TALK discussions begins on February 17, at 7 pm, in the library’s Menninger Room 206, with Like Water for Chocolate, by Laura Esquivel. The discussion will be facilitated by Dennis Etzel Jr.

Denise Low featured

Featured Poet: Denise Low

You can meet Denise Low at your library on December 12, as part of the Great Writers Right Here author fair. Low will read from her new collection at 3 pm.

Great Writers Featured

Great Writers, Right Here Author Fair

It’s coming! On December 12 enjoy an afternoon of readings by featured authors, add signed books to your collection, and pick out gifts for family and friends at the biggest author fair in the region.

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TALK: Tender at the Bone

Our fall series of TALK discussions continues on November 18, at 7 pm, in the library’s Marvin Auditorium, with Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table, by Ruth Reichl. The discussion will be facilitated by Dr. Sara Tucker, Professor Emeritus of History for Washburn University.

Denise and her grandmother featured

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.

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TALK: Catcher in the Rye

Our fall series of TALK discussions continues on October 28, at 7 pm, in the library’s Marvin Auditorium, with Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger. The discussion will be facilitated by Kevin Rabas.