The ice cream and t-shirt pickup wrapped up the summer reading program for the year. If your child or teen earned a t-shirt for completing the program and reaching their summer reading goal, they can be picked up at the library.
The library has partnered with the Mid America Air Museum on its
latest exhibit, "The Wartime Escape: Margaret and H.A. Rey's Journey from
France." It tells the story of the Reys journey, featuring framed prints by
artist Allan Drummond and supplemental images from the DeGrummond Collection of
Children's Literature at the University of Southern Mississippi. The whole
exhibit was organized by the Institute for Holocaust Education in Omaha.
The library is running programs in conjunction with the Air Museum's
One of the programs will feature Kansas State professor Joe Sutliff Sanders,
a specialist in children's and adolescent literature, who teaches a broad
variety of courses relevant to books for young readers, who will be at the
library over lunch on Tuesday, August 9. He journaled in photographs the journey
of the Reys, authors of the Curious George books as they fled Paris in the
summer of 1940 on their bicycles over a five month adventure by bike, train, and
boat that brought them over the Atlantic Ocean.
Library and Lunch pick of the month is "The
Metropolis Case" by Matthew
Gallaway. The group will meet on Tuesday, August 16 at 12 p.m. The novel is
a debut for the author and follows the interconnected lives of four characters
living in different cities, all of whom have a passion for Richard Wagner's
Tristan and Isolde: Lucien is an opera singer coming of age in mid-19th century
Paris; Anna, an opera singer reaching the height of her career in 1960s New
York; Maria, a promising young singer but a difficult student; and Martin, an
aging lawyer whose love of music might save his life.
The author is a former musician who twines opera and punk by illuminating
their shared passion and chaos. My opera experience dates back to spending a
semester abroad and ending up at Moravskie divadlo one night with three fellow
students, two from Iowa and one from Michigan, as we watched Madama Butterly in
Czech. According to an educated source, Phillip, a library co-worker the play
was stolen from the Chinese.
The Book and
Movie will feature "How it Was With Dooms" by Xan Hopcraft on Thursday, August
18 at 6 p.m. Xan recounts the life of Dooms, a cheetah who lived on the
Hopcrafts' game ranch in Kenya until Xan was 7.
The library invites young adults to a Teen Reader's Advisory as they
collaborate on new and exciting ideas for programs at the library. They will
meet on Thursday, August 25 at 4 p.m.
The library had the pleasure of having western romance writers Linda Broday
and Phyliss Miranda in the library a few weeks back for a presentation and book
signing. According to one of their newest blog entries, in Petticoats and Pistols (great name)
Liberal is smokin' hot. http://petticoatsandpistols.com/2011/08/02/code-of-the-american-cowboy-john-wayne-style
As always, for the latest library programming take a peek at the library
website or grab a newsletter from the circulation desk. Stay tuned and connected
through our social media pages. If you have any questions or suggestions about
books or programs don't hesitate to ask. Hope to see you at the library this