Keeping Your Mind Flexible

Continuous learning is good for all of us – keeping our minds flexible and expanding our understanding of the world. The fall issue of Library News highlights the cool features of Mango’s online language courses. With Mango it’s free, convenient and entertaining to learn a new language or improve your language skills.

The library has always been an excellent resource for students. Shawnee County students’ access to library resources is even more convenient with the library card initiative TSCPL@School. We also proctor tests for free to help you move to the next level in your education.

Reading strengthens your mind, heart and soul. Listen for your next great read with our new podcast The Bookmark. You’ll also find community recommendations for books to give you chills in this issue of Library News.

We are continually working to expand library access and services. Discover more about the Book Bike, a new pop-up library on wheels, and the outdoor spaces of Claire’s Courtyard.

In this issue you’ll get a brief introduction to our new library trustee Joan Hicks, learn about the newest supporter of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, and find election and voting information.

October and November include several library events you don’t want to miss. Mark your calendars for the next Friends Book and Media Sale Oct 18, 19 & 20. Experience silent movies in a grand setting at Grace Episcopal Cathedral with live organ and percussion music during Silents in the Cathedral on Oct 25.

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Ginger Park

As the library’s communications editor Ginger helps spread the word about all the amazing library resources, services and staff. She loves reading fiction and is working to keep her TBR list under 125. Ginger is also a Big Sister with Big Brothers Big Sisters and a volunteer at Helping Hands Humane Society.