Dec/Jan Library News – What’s Happening at Your Library

This edition of Library News is packed with information to get you and your family ready for the holidays including the entertainment options the library offers your out-of-town guests, like visiting the Alice C. Sabatini Gallery and the Chandler Booktique inside the library.

Pick up a gift from the Chandler Booktique or create your own gift with ideas from our more than 7,000 arts and crafts books. From DIY inspiration to a checklist for techie gifts, the library can help make your life awesome going into the new year and beyond! Tap into the Dec/Jan edition of Library News (pdf).

Thanks to Capitol Federal®, the library’s Literacy Partner,  a new bookmobile will be hitting the road next spring. The $200,000 gift from Capitol Federal® Foundation enabled the purchase of a new bookmobile. Bookmobiles are open 92 hours a week at 20 different stops. The vehicle’s age and the high amount of use they get have led to an increased number of repairs. So, hop aboard a bookmobile in 2014 for a new Bookmobile experience.

This winter many new movies hit the theaters. You might be surprised to realize how many of them are inspired by books, including 12 Years a Slave, which has received Oscar-buzz already. Flip to page 4 for more books-turned-blockbusters.

The library hosts the Local Author Fair Dec. 8 featuring 60+ writers. This is a perfect time to add to your personal library or purchase signed books for a friend or loved one. From children’s books to fantasy to poetry, come support the community’s literary culture.

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Lisa is a former employee and shared the library story in many of her posts.