Be sure to stop by the library between now and December 31st to take a look at the Drummer Boy collection that is on display in our art gallery. This collection belongs to Deanna Myers, and has been part of their family since 1972. You will see a large variety of music boxes, paintings, fabric dolls, figurines, plates, ornaments, and many other unusual forms of Drummer Boys. Even one painted on an egg! The library is a perfect place for this display, so plan to bring your family and friends of all ages for a little Christmas joy. It would even make a good program for various clubs you might belong to. The whole idea of Drummer Boys originated because of the song which was written many years ago. It explains that the little boy had no gift great enough for the Baby Jesus, so he played his drum for him. A great lesson for all of us in that gifts from the heart are always the most meaningful.
Acclaimed Celtic fingerstyle guitarist Jerry Barlow is a virtuoso musician, a warm and accessible performer, and a world-class storyteller. His repertoire is composed of a synthesis of traditional music from the British Isles and his own original Celtic-inspired compositions.
Barlow’s music transports the listener across time and space on an imaginary journey to a rustic Irish fishing village or the misty Scottish Highlands or an enchanted English forest. In concert, Barlow brings the songs alive by sharing the history, legend and humor behind the music. His expressive arrangements have been described as “music to soothe the soul, warm the heart, and lift the spirit.”
Jerry will be in concert at the Haskell Township Library in Sublette, Kansas on Sunday, September 17 at 2 p.m.
This concert is free to the public.
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Our 2017 Summer Reading Program begins Wednesday, May 24!!!
♦Wednesday, May 24 @ 2 p.m. – Dan Dan the Magic Man
♦Friday, June 2 @ 2 p.m. – Kevin Horner, Ventriloquist
♦Wednesday, June 7 @ 3 p.m. – PBS “Bob the Builder” (pre-school to 2nd graders)
♦Thursday, June 15 @ 3 p.m . – Thad Beach, Performing Songwriter
♦Thursday, June 22 @ 3 p.m . – Richard Holmgren, Juggler “Flying Debris”
♦Monday, June 26 @ 3 p.m. – Richard Renner, Wacky Inventions
♦Thursday, June 29 @ 1 p.m. – Strega Nona Puppet Show (toddlers to 2nd graders)
♦Friday, June 30 @ 11 a.m. – Hot dog Party!!
Along with these programs, we will also have:
♦Story-time every Monday &Tuesday in June at 10:30 a.m.
♦Movie Tuesdays (May 23-August 15) at 4 p.m. with popcorn, cookies and ice cream!
Children ages pre-school to young adult may register for these FREE programs and giveaways. The library welcomes children of all abilities.
Parents, come in to the library to register your children and pick up a schedule of programs or call us at 620-675-2771 for more information.
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This week is Kansas Reads to Preschoolers and Mayor Jery Bailey will read Bear Sees Colors by Karma Wilson on Friday, November 18 at 10:30 a.m. All kids age birth to preschool are invited to come listen!
Banned Books Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read, Sept. 25-Oct. 1
By focusing on efforts across the country to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship. The books featured during Banned Books Week have all been targeted with removal or restrictions in libraries and schools. While books have been continued to be banned, part of the Banned Books Week celebration is the fact that, in a majority of cases, the books have remained available. This happens only thanks to the efforts of librarians, teachers, students, and community members who stand up and speak out for the freedom to read. Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community – librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types- in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.
Come in and check out your favorite banned book!