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Events This Week

  • Tuesday at 11 am Preschool Storytime – We’ll have stories, songs, crafts, and more! Plus, every child gets a free book to take home at every storytime.
  • Tuesday at 5:30 pm Movie Time – A kind-hearted street urchin and a power-hungry Grand Vizier vie for a magic lamp that has the power to make their deepest wishes come true. We will bring the popcorn and you can bring the soda!
  • Wednesday at 11 am Lapsit Storytime – Storytimes for newborns to 2 year olds. We’ll have stories, songs, and rhymes. Also, every child gets a free book to take home!
  • Wednesday at 2 pm Game Day for Adults – Hang out with other adults and play board or card games.
  • Thursday at 2 pm Comfort for Critters – Make knotted fleece blankets to donate to the Liberal Animal Shelter.
  • Thursday at 5:30 pm Storytime – Evening Storytime is open to all ages. We’ll have stories, songs, crafts, and more! Plus, every child gets a free book to take home at every storytime.

More Events

Recipe Swap

On Tuesday, September 24th at 6:30 p.m., join us for Recipe Swap and share your favorite recipe with fellow patrons who share your passion — cooking!

Every month is a different theme! This month’s theme is “Chicken and Waffles”, breakfast recipes or any recipes that include chicken.

Spinning Yarns

On Wednesday, September 25th from 2 to 4 pm – join our Spinning Yarns group and spend time with other adults who share your interest in crochet, knitting, or other needlework! Bring your own materials and work on your ongoing projects. Beginners to experts, are all welcome.

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Pirate Party

Kids, celebrate “Talk like a Pirate Day”, at the library on Saturday, the 28th at 1 pm with a pirate themed Disney movie featuring Tinkerbell. We’ll also have pirate themed crafts to do while you enjoy the movie.

Comfort for Critters

On Thursday, Sept. 19th and again on Oct. 3rd from 2 to 4 pm, we’re getting together to make knotted fleece blankets for the cats and dogs at the Liberal Animal Shelter.

Please sign up for either or both sessions by calling (620) 626-0180 or online at http://lmlibrary.org. You could also help by donating fleece for the blankets. Donations are needed by Sept. 16th.

Beginner’s 3D Printing Workshop

Do you have questions about 3D printing? Come to our beginner’s workshop to learn how to use the library’s 3D printer.

On Monday, October 7th at 6 p.m., we will walk through the process of finding a print-ready file online that you can print as is or alter to fit your needs. The workshop is held every 1st Monday of the month at 6 p.m. All ages welcome. Signup online (http://lmlibrary.org) or at the front desk.

Library and Lunch book discussion

In October, we will discuss “The Thirteenth Tale” by Diane Setterfield. We’ll meet on Tuesday, October 8th at 12 p.m. Bring your lunch and join the discussion.

Book Series Spotlight

Inspired by the upcoming “International Talk Like a Pirate Day”, I decided draw attention to a new series of books with a futuristic pirate theme.

Revenger

#1 – Revenger by Alastair Reynolds

The galaxy has seen great empires rise and fall. Planets have shattered and been remade. Humanity still thrives amongst the ruins of alien civilizations. There are vast fortunes to be made, if you know where to find them . . . Captain Rackamore and his crew do. It’s their business to find abandoned worlds and to crack them open for the ancient relics and barely-remembered technologies inside. But while they ply their risky trade with integrity, not everyone is so scrupulous.

Sisters, Adrana and Fura Ness are the newest members of Rackamore’s crew, signed on to save their family from bankruptcy. Only Rackamore has enemies, and there might be more waiting for them in space than adventure and fortune: the fabled and feared Bosa Sennen in particular.

Revenger is a tale of space pirates, buried treasure and phantom weapons, of unspeakable hazards and single-minded heroism . . . and of vengeance

Shadow Captain

#2 – Shadow Captain by Alastair Reynolds

Adrana and Fura Ness have finally been reunited, but both have changed beyond recognition. Once desperate for adventure, now Adrana is haunted by her enslavement on the feared pirate Bosa Sennen’s ship. And rumors of Bosa Sennen’s hidden cache of treasure have ensnared her sister, Fura, into single-minded obsession.

Shadow Captain is a desperate story of cursed ships, vengeful corporations, and alien artifacts, of daring escapes and wealth beyond imagining … and of betrayal.

3D Printing at the Library

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ditto-pro2 3d printingWe’ve been making all kinds of interesting things on the library’s brand new 3D printer, paid for courtesy of the State Library of Kansas and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

If you haven’t heard of 3D printers, they are used to create three dimensional objects with a kind of plastic that is heated and laid down layer after layer until a new object takes shape. The plastic filament our printer uses is made from natural corn starch, making it biodegradable and environmentally friendly.

Come in and ask about using the library’s 3D printer. We will be offering beginning classes on 3D printing this week Monday through Thursday. Seating is limited so sign up at the Circulation Desk at the library.

Library-Badge-w-loop-001Pokémon Go

One of the things we have created on our 3D printer is a Liberal Memorial Library Pokémon Go badge. Our library is a PokéStop and Gym. Anyone who battles and becomes the library’s new Gym Leader can earn a library badge. Just come in to the library and show us that you’re the new Gym Leader to get your badge.

Summer Reading is over, at least for the kids, but we still have a lot going on at the library this summer.
  • Tuesday, July 26th Recipe Swap at 6:30 pm – This month’s theme will be vegetable based recipes.
  • Wednesday, July 27th Summer Reading Logs due – Kids, turn in your reading logs to qualify for a Summer Reading prize and to register for the High Readers event.
  • Thursday, July 28th Storytime at 11:15 am – Regular storytimes will resume this Thursday.
  • Thursday, July 28th Bunco at noon – Join us for the popular dice game! Registration is required.
  • Friday, July 29th Movie Day at 2 pm – Popcorn and refreshments available! All movies are rated G.

Kansas Notable Books

Every year the Kansas State Library chooses a new list of Kansas Notable Books that are either written by Kansas authors or about a Kansas related topics.

Here are a few of the Kansas Notable books on display at the library:

Kansas Wildflowers and weedsKansas Wildflowers and Weeds
by Michael John Haddock

From the book description
A reference and a guidebook for a new generation of plant enthusiasts, this volume includes up-to-date nomenclature, keys, and descriptions, as well as habitat, distribution, and ecological information.

Designed for the professional botanist and passionate amateur alike, Kansas Wildflowers and Weeds brings names and taxonomic information into line with recent revolutions in studies of DNA, macro- and micromorphology, cytology, ecology, and phenology.

From the book description
Bank robbers wreaked havoc in the Sunflower State. After robbing the Chautauqua State Bank in 1911, outlaw Elmer McCurdy was killed by lawmen but wasn’t buried for sixty-six years. His afterlife can be described only as bizarre. Belle Starr’s nephew Henry Starr claimed to have robbed twenty-one banks. The Dalton gang failed in their attempt to rob two banks simultaneously, but others accomplished this in Waterville in 1911. Nearly four thousand known vigilantes patrolled the Sunflower State during the 1920s and 1930s to combat the criminal menace. One group even had an airplane with a .50-caliber machine gun. Join author Rod Beemer for a wild ride into Kansas’s tumultuous bank heist history.

From the book description
Nearing 60, William D. Street (1851–1911) sat down to write his memoir of frontier life. Street’s early years on the plains of western Kansas were both ordinary and extraordinary; ordinary in what they reveal about the everyday life of so many who went out to the western frontier, extraordinary in their breadth and depth of historical event and impact.

His tales of life as a teamster, cavalryman, town developer, trapper, buffalo hunter, military scout, and cowboy put us squarely in the middle of such storied events as Sheridan’s 1868–1869 winter campaign. They take us trapping beaver and hunting buffalo for hides and meat, and driving cattle on the Great Western Cattle Trail.

Edited by Street’s great-grandson, with an introduction by Richard Etulain, a leading scholar of the West, this memoir is history as it was lived, recalled in sharp detail and recounted in engaging prose, for the ages.