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Grit = success

Life is different for people who have grit. To find out the intricacies of how success and grit are intertwined, come listen to the fascinating talk True Grit, the Path to Success, Tues Feb 17 at 7 p.m.


The Big Read’s little brother

Kids can get in on The Big Read fun with Fake Mustache, a rollicking ride of a book, plus attend lots of fun (and sticky!) events happening in February.

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Celebrate Kansas Day With Books

On January 29, 1861, Kansas became the 34th state in the United States of America. There is no better way to celebrate than by reading great books set in Kansas.

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Searching for Bigfoot

Come explore the world of cryptozoology at Factual Fun for kids ages 5-10.  Meet up in the Dinosaur Zone at 4:30 pm on Thursday, January 15.  We’ll play a game to learn about mysterious creatures like Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, and the Abominable Snowman, then search the library in a hunt for Bigfoot (aka […]

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Suds Up with a Good Story

Jan 8 is bubble bath day! Who knew? Combining bath time with storytime can be a great way to reduce a lengthy bedtime routine. Here are some fantastic sudsy books!


“Read” Without Words

Sometimes, reading the book aloud to the kids is the best part. But for some books, reading the illustrations together is even better. Have you “read” a wordless picture book?


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