Two of the many quilts I have hanging in my house hold special meaning for me. ”Celestial Son” (pictured here) is based on a quilt called “Celestial Dreams.” Both feature a large sun graphic surrounded by fanciful birds, flowers, trees, and an angel. I began this quilt after the turn of THIS century, having fallen in […]
Electronic Recyling Saturday, April 16th Library Parking Lot 2:00-4:00 pm During the Get Your Green on 150 Ways – Green Fair Clean out your closets, basements and storage areas, wherever you keep your surplus or obsolete electronic equipment. Now is the time to get rid of your excess electronics. Just drive up and drop off […]
Reflect on your own thoughts and memories using writing prompts and discussion inspired by the Kansas Reads 2011 selection “What Kansas Means to Me.”
There are big changes on the way for this publication. We will be mailing connectnow to library card households. Read more about the changes on page 1 (ConnectNowAprMay2011web pdf). Plus, the library’s website is getting a new look. Why customers should care. And, accessing the library is as easy as pressing a button with the […]
The community reads a book of essays inspired by our home state. Library materials move to one area, creating Collectibles Neighborhood. And, how your library is recognizing the influences of African-Americans during Black History Month. Plus, computer classes and hot new books and movies in this edition of connectnow.
If you’d like to learn more about the States choice for KS Reads come and talk to Tom Averill the editor of this year’s choice.
Monday, February 28
Marvin Auditorium 101BC
A visit with Tom Fox Averill Editor of What Kansas Means to Me:Twentieth Century Writers on the Sunflower State. Monday, February 28 6:00-8:00 pm Marvin Auditorium 101BC Averil Discusses the collection of essays on the meaning and appeal of Kansas. The essays are written by Kansans including William Allen White and Milton S. Eishenhower. “A sampler of […]
Lemuel Sheppard Sings Civil War Songs & Spirituals Sunday, February 13 3:00-4:00 pm Marvin Auditorium This acclaimed folk singer and native Kansan will carry us back 150 years to the Civil War period. His songs and commentary from the 1840s-1860s will help us relive the experiences of Americans who lived during this monumental and difficult […]
Discover events you just can’t miss this winter. We offer events to get you in the mood for the holidays. Your library’s involved in the 150th anniversary of Kansas statehood. Learn what we’re doing to commemorate this significant milestone. Plus, how to get free (and legal) downloadable music from your library. Tap inside to flip through the pages of connectnow.
October brings 31 programs in 31 days as we take part in a national reading initiative called The Big Read. There is something for the whole family, and a reason to bring the kids back in November too – Legos! Flip through the pages of the library's connectnow magazine inside this post, or download this printable pdf and view it on your computer.
In this edition of connectnow magazine, learn about a new reading program for babies. Plus, find out how babies to 12th graders can read (or be read to) for prizes. And, important information for patrons of our annual Friends of the Library booksale.