What’s happening at the Library

Happy Thanksgiving

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.
  • 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 Spinning Yarns group – Hang out with other adults who share your interest in crochet, knitting, or other needlework. Bring your own materials. All are welcome.

  • 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.

  • Thursday at 6 pm Movie Time – Watch a new live-action adaptation of a popular Nickelodeon television series. Teenage Dora leads her friends on an adventure to save her parents and solve the mystery behind a lost city of gold. We’ll provide popcorn and drinks or you can bring your own drinks.

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food for fines

Food for Fines

Donate canned vegetables, any nonperishable food items, new toiletries (toothpaste, soap, toilet paper, etc.), or socks to the library and we will waive your overdue fines! All donated items will be given to local charities. (No expired or used donations, please.) From now until the end of the year, donate to a worthy cause and get your overdue fines forgiven.

This works for overdue fines only, fines for lost or damaged items will not be waived.

Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

The library will close at 1 pm on Wednesday the 27th and will be closed on Thursday the 28th and Friday the 29th. We will reopen for normal hours on Saturday the 30th from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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, December 2nd 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.

Spinning Yarns

On Wednesday, December 4th 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.

Library and Lunch book discussion

In December we will discuss “Mr. Dickens and His Carol” by Samantha Silva. We’ll meet on Tuesday, December 10th ​at 12 p.m. Bring your lunch and join the discussion.

Have a Spooky Halloween at the Library

halloween vampire and jack-o-lantern

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.
  • 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 Spinning Yarns group – Hang out with other adults who share your interest in crochet, knitting, or other needlework. Bring your own materials. All are welcome.

  • 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.

  • Saturday at 1 pm Family Halloween Party – Everyone’s invited to our family Halloween party. There will be games, crafts and candy. Don’t forget to dress up in your best costume!

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hocus pocus escape room

Escape Room: Hocus Pocus

If you haven’t experienced our Hocus Pocus themed Escape Room yet, this week is your last chance. The Escape Room is free and is open to ages 10 and older for groups of 2 to 5 people. Sign up is required, please call the library (620-626-0180) to reserve your spot! It is open from 2 pm to 7 pm Monday through Thursday, and 1 pm to 5 pm on Friday and Saturday.

Interactive Movie

On Monday October 28th at 6 pm, enjoy an interactive showing of a Halloween Disney movie. Teenage Max moves to Salem where he accidentally releases the Sanderson sisters, witches who lived 300 years ago. Max and his friends must stop them before it’s too late.

Recipe Swap

On Tuesday, October 29th at 6:30pm join us for Recipe Swap and share your favorite recipe with fellow patrons who share your passion for cooking. Every month is a different theme! This month’s theme is “Orange you glad you’re in Recipe Swap!”, any recipe with the color orange in it.

Halloween Bunco

On Halloween day at Noon, Wear your costumes and join us for for Bunco, the popular dice game! Registration is required, so register by phone, (620-626-0180), online at lmlibrary.org or in person. Adults only.

Teen Halloween Party

Teens in middle school and high school, come join us on Thursday, October 31st at 6 pm for a Halloween party just for you! We will have a costume contest, games, and snacks!

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, November 4th 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.

Spinning Yarns

On Wednesday, November 6th 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.

Library and Lunch book discussion

For November’s book discussion, we asked our patrons to write down the names of authors they are most thankful for and we put them in a bowl for others to draw from. Come to the circulation desk to draw an author’s name and find a book in the library written by that author. We’ll meet on Tuesday, November 12th at 12 p.m. Bring your lunch and join the discussion.

Ahoy Matey! Thar’ be pirates ahead

message in a bottle

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.

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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.

pirate ship

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.

Escape to the Library

Events This Week

  • Tuesday at 11 am Preschool Storytime – With Summer Reading over, we are resuming our normal storytime schedule. We’ll have stories, songs, crafts, and more! Plus, every child gets a free book to take home at every storytime.
  • Tuesday at 5 pm Movie Time – The events set in motion by Thanos that wiped out half the universe and fractured the Avengers ranks compels the remaining Avengers to take a final stand in the latest movie from the Marvel universe. 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 Spinning Yarns group – Hang out with other adults who share your interest in crochet, knitting, or other needlework. Bring your own materials. All are welcome.
  • 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.
  • Friday at 4 pm Movie Time – Can’t get enough of our summer reading theme “A Universe of Stories”? Catch this movie that fits into the theme but didn’t quite fit into our schedule for the summer. Video game expert Alex Rogan finds himself transported to another planet after conquering a video game only to find out it was just a test. He is recruited to join the team of best starfighters to defend their world from the attack.

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Recipe Swap

Alphabet noodles

On Tuesday, August 27th 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 “A Taste of Your Name”, Recipes that start with the first initial of your name.

Teen Kahoot Trivia: Avatar the Last Airbender

avatar the last airbender

Teens, see how much you know about the show Avatar the Last Airbender. On Thursday, August 29th at 6 pm play Kahoot Trivia at the library. Even if you don’t know the answers it’s still fun. Bring your own electronic device or use one of our laptops to play along on Kahoot. Prizes will be available.

Closed for Labor Day

The Library will be closed on Monday, September 2nd for Labor Day. We will reopen on Tuesday at 9 am for our regular hours.

Escape Room: Escape the Library!

Open lock

Join us for our very first Escape Room! This room is free to the public and is perfect for beginners. It will give you a taste of what escape rooms are all about. Escape the Library!

You have lost track of time while assisting Royce, the director, and need to find your way out! The escape room has 30-minute time limit and a limit of four people in a group. It is best for teens and adults (11 and up). Sign up is required. Please call (620)626-0180 and ask for Sarah for more information or to sign up.

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, September 9th 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.

Teen Video Game Day

Celebrate National Video Games Day with us on September 12th from 4:30 to 7 pm! Free play will be open for all of our systems and if there is enough interest, we will have a tournament.

Library and Lunch book discussion

In September, we will discuss “This Is How It Always Is” by Laurie Frankel. We’ll meet on Tuesday, September 10th at 12 p.m. Bring your lunch and join the discussion.

Movie Time

Treat yourself to this brand new live action version of a classic Disney movie. On Tuesday, September 17th at 5:30 pm, watch a kindhearted street urchin and a power-hungry Grand Vizier vie for a magic lamp that has the power to make their deepest wishes come true.

Summer Reading wrap up at the Library

Events This Week

Monday – Friday at 11:30 am to 12:30 pm – Summer Lunches are still being served in the Downstairs Activity Area at the Library. USD 480’s Summer Food Service Program is open to all children and teens, ages 1-18.

  • Monday at 4:30 pm Movie Time – Made in 2009, this movie stars Dwayne Johnson, Jessica Biel and Justin Long. Astronaut Chuck Baker lands on what he thinks is an uninhabited alien planet, only to discover that he has accidentally invaded an alien civilization.
  • Tuesday at 11 am Storytime – 3 to 6 years – We’ll have space themed stories and crafts. Plus, every child gets a free book to take home at every storytime.
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  • Tuesday at 4 pm Teen Kahoot Trivia: Stranger Things – Join us for Stranger Things trivia hosted on Kahoot. Kahoot is a fun website/app for classroom style quizzes. The questions for this will be themed around Stranger Things, don’t worry if you don’t know the answers; come for fun! There will be a prize for the winner!
  • Tuesday at 6 pm Bad Art for Adults – Are you bad at art, but love to do it anyway? Come to our Bad Art program where the worst art is the best!  We will be making art out of leftover craft supplies and voting on the worst – or is it the best?!
  • Wednesday at 11 am Storytime – Birth to 2 years– 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 Spinning Yarns group – Hang out with other adults who share your interest in crochet, knitting, or other needlework. Bring your own materials. All are welcome.
  • Wednesday at 4 pm Teen DIY: Shark Week Jewelry Making – During Summer Reading, we will have a series of DIY programs for teens. This week’s DIY project is inspired by Shark Week.
  • Thursday at 11 am Storytime – 7 to 11 years – We’ll have space themed stories and crafts. Plus, every child gets a free book to take home at every storytime.
  • Thursday at 5:30 pm Storytime – Evening Storytime is open to all ages. We’ll have space themed stories and crafts. Plus, every child gets a free book to take home at every storytime.
  • Thursday at 6 pm Fandom Debates – Teens, got a favorite fandom? Come argue your opinions! Go head to head about topics like books, manga, pop culture, movies, TV, whatever you’re a fan of.
  • Friday at Noon Adult End of Summer Reading Party – We will be drawing for the winners of our Summer Reading Bingo Card program while enjoying pizza! Sign up required. Signup onlineor at the front desk.
  • Friday at 2 pm Kid’s End of Summer Reading Party – At our Kids End of Summer Reading Party on Friday, July 26th at 2 pm, we will be eating pizza and watching a Disney Pixar movie about a lovable robot. If you haven’t already turned in your reading logs, this will be your last chance to turn them in and get a prize.
  • Friday at 4 pm Teen End of Summer Reading Party – Come to our Teen End of Summer Reading Party for your last chance to finish your bingo card and get prizes! If you missed out on any of the previous programs, DIY or Kahoot Trivia, you will have a chance to participate during the party. In addition, we will be playing board and card games and have snacks available.
Summer Reading "A Universe of Stories"

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Recipe Swap

On Tuesday, July 30th 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 “Picnic Foods”.

Harry Potter’s Birthday Party

harry potter cake

Harry Potter is turning 39 this year. Celebrate his birthday with us on Wednesday, July 31st at 4 p.m. Watch a movie and get sorted into your Hogwarts house. Refreshments will include butterbeer and cupcakes.

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, August 5th 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 the every 1st Monday of the month at 6 p.m. All ages welcome. Signup online or at the front desk.

Library and Lunch book discussion

In August, we will discuss “Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper” by Phaedra Patrick. We’ll meet on Tuesday, August 13th at 12 p.m. Bring your lunch and join the discussion.

What’s happening at the Library

Events This Week

Monday – Friday at 11:30 am to 12:30 pm – Summer Lunches will be served in the Downstairs Activity Area at the Library. USD 480’s Summer Food Service Program is open to all children and teens, ages 1-18.

Jammin' Randy
  • Monday at 2 pm Mythology Behind the Constellations – Matthew McIntyre and Katie Rages share the mythology behind the constellations. Part of our “A Universe of Stories” Teen Summer Reading Program.
  • Tuesday at 11 am Storytime – 3 to 6 years – We’ll have space themed stories and crafts. Plus, every child gets a free book to take home at every storytime.
  • Tuesday at 4 pm Teen DIY: Space Spray Paint Art – During Summer Reading, we will have a series of DIY programs for teens. This week we will be making space scenes out of spray paint on poster paper. We will have supplies for the first 25 teens.
  • Wednesday at 11 am Storytime – Birth to 2 years– 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 6 pm Juneteenth Program – Join us in the coffee bar area for a Juneteenth presentation for all ages. Juneteenth is a holiday that commemorates the June 19, 1865, announcement of the abolition of slavery in Texas. It is also called Emancipation Day and Freedom Day.
  • Thursday at Noon Adult Craft Day – Join us for a fun summer themed craft, supplies will be provided, sign up required.
  • Thursday at 5:30 pm Storytime – Evening Storytime is open to all ages. We’ll have space themed stories and crafts. Plus, every child gets a free book to take home at every storytime.
  • Thursday at 6 pm Fandom Debates – Teens, got a favorite fandom? Come argue your opinions! Go head to head about topics like books, manga, pop culture, movies, TV, whatever your a fan of.
  • Friday at 1 pm Jammin’ Randy –The show is called “Rockin’ through the Universe” and will include original songs that teach about the planets and also include fun dance songs!
Summer Reading "A Universe of Stories"

More Events

There will be a lot more special events in the next month as part of our Summer Reading program. Pick up an event calendar at the library or visit our website, http://lmlibrary.org, for more information.

  • Monday, June 24th at 2 pm – Mythology Behind the Constellations part 2
  • Tuesday, June 25th at 4 pm – Teen Kahoot Trivia: Star Wars
  • Tuesday, June 25th at 6:30pm – Recipe Swap
  • Wednesday, June 26th at 1pm – Mad Science, Destination: Moon!
  • Wednesday, June 26th at 2pm – Spinning Yarns group
  • Friday, June 28th at 3:30pm – Interactive Movie for adults and teens
  • Tuesday, July 2nd  at 1:30pm – Dan Dan the Magic Man, “Cosmic Conjuring:  A Universe of Magic” 
  • Tuesday, July 2nd at 4 pm – Teen DIY: Sonic Screwdriver Pens
  • Tuesday, July 9th at 1 pm – Musician Aaron Fowler and Miss Bella, will share stories and songs. For ages 4 & up.
  • Wednesday, July 10th at 2 pm – Astronomy Class, teen program presented by Darrin Hook
  • Thursday, July 11th at 1 pm – Troy Graham, folk singer-songwriter, poet, children’s entertainer
  • Friday, July 19 at 1:30 pm – Priscilla Howe, A Galaxy of Giggles

Summer Reading Signup

It’s still not too late to sign up for summer reading. Kid’s birth to 11 years old can sign-up for summer reading online (http://lmlibrary.org/kids/summerreading/) or at the library. For teens, 6th – 12th grade, no sign-up is needed. Just come to the library to get your Teen Summer Reading bingo card and find out how to get started. Adults have their own summer reading program. Sign up for it online (http://lmlibrary.org/adults/summerreading/) or at the library.

What’s happening at the Library

hamburger and salad

Events This Week

  • Tuesday at 11 am Storytime – Stories, songs, crafts, and more! Plus, every child gets a free book to take home at every storytime. Story times are open to children of all ages.
  • Wednesday at 11 am Lapsit Storytime – Special storytime for children ages 0-2. Come listen to stories, sing songs, and develop key literacy skills. Also, every child gets a FREE book to take home!
  • Thursday at 2 pm Spinning Yarns group – Do you love to crochet, knit, or do other needlework? Would you like to spend time with others who share your interest, give pointers, and socialize? Then come and join our Spinning Yarns group! Please bring your own materials. Beginners to experts are all welcome.
  • Thursday at 5:30 pm Storytime – If you can’t make it to the morning storytime on Tuesday, you can come to the evening Thursday one instead. For children of all ages.
  • Thursday at 6 pm Movie – Come join us for a fun new animated movie! See the further adventures of Hiccup, Toothless and their dragon-riding friends.

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Closed Memorial Day

The Library will be closed on Monday, May 27th for Memorial Day. We will be reopen on Tuesday for our normal hours, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Recipe Swap

On Tuesday, May 28th 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 “National Hamburger and Salad Day”.

Summer Reading "A Universe of Stories"

Summer Reading Kick Off Party

Come to our Summer Reading Kick-Off Party to celebrate the beginning of Summer Reading on Monday, June 3rd this year.

Kid’s birth to 11 years old can sign-up for summer reading online (http://lmlibrary.org/kids/summerreading/) or at the library. For teens, 6th – 12th grade, no sign-up is needed. Just come in to the library to get your Teen Summer Reading bingo card and find out how to get started.

We will have several special performers at the library during Summer Reading, including:

  • Friday, June 7th at 1:30 – Smoky Hills PBS Share-a-story
  • Thursday, June 13th at 1 pm – Eric Vaughn, comedy magician
  • Monday, June 17th at 2 pm and Monday, June 24th  at 2 pm – Mythology Behind the Constellations,
    teen program presented by Matthew McIntyre and Katie Rages
  • Friday, June 21st at 1 pm – Jammin’ Randy, “Rockin’ Through the Universe”
  • Wednesday, June 26th at 1 pm – Mad Science, Destination: Moon!
  • Tuesday, July 2nd  at 1:30 – Dan Dan the Magic Man, “Cosmic Conjuring:  A Universe of Magic” 
  • Tuesday, July 9th
    at 1 pm – Musician Aaron Fowler and Miss Bella, will share stories and songs. For ages 4 & up.
  • Wednesday, July 10th at 2 pm – Astronomy Class, teen program presented by Darrin Hook
  • Thursday, July 11th at 1 pm – Troy Graham, folk singer-songwriter, poet, children’s entertainer
  • Friday, July 19 at 1:30 pm – Priscilla Howe, A Galaxy of Giggles

Summer Lunches

This summer, lunches will be served from 11:30 to 12:30, Monday – Friday in the Downstairs Activity Area at the Library. USD 480’s Summer Food Service Program is open to all children and teens, ages 1-18. No registration or identification required. For more information, contact Connie Vogts at 620-604-1204.

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

At the same time that Summer Reading is starting, we will also begin our 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program. This free program encourages you to read 1000 books to your child before he/she enters school – a goal experts say children need to help them learn to read for themselves. Babies up to children not-yet-enrolled in kindergarten are invited to participate in this new free program. Stop by the library to sign up today! Your child will receive a prize after each 200 books he/she reads.

Smoky Hills PBS Share-a-story

On Friday, June 7th at 1:30 pm, Jennifer Hanson, a Share-A-Story Presenter from Smoky Hills PBS, will come to the library and read “There’s No Place Like Space!” by Tish Rabe and each child will get a copy of the book to take home.

After that we will watch a fun video about gravity and make rockets out of construction paper.

"The rent collector" book image

Library and Lunch book discussion

In June, we will discuss “The Rent Collector” by Camron Wright. We’ll meet on Tuesday, June 11th ​at 12 p.m. Bring your lunch and join the discussion.

What’s happening at the Library

Events This Week

board games
  • Monday at 2 pm Video & Board Game Day – Don’t be bored at home; come play video and board games with us! We’ll have: Headbanz, Battleship, Checkers, Pictureka, Uno, Just Dance, Mariokart, Super Smash Brothers, and more!
  • Tuesday at 11 am Storytime – Stories, songs, crafts, and more! Plus, every child gets a free book to take home at every storytime. Story times are open to children of all ages.
  • Wednesday at 11 am Lapsit Storytime – Special storytime for children ages 0-2. Come listen to stories, sing songs, and develop key literacy skills. Also, every child gets a FREE book to take home!
  • Thursday at 2 pm Game Day for Adults – Join us for Game Day for Adults. Hang out with other adults and play board or card games like Mexican Train Dominoes, Card Bingo, or the card game “5 Crowns.”
  • Thursday at 5:30 pm Spanish Storytime – Listen to stories and songs in Spanish, plus make a fun craft. All ages are welcome. Every child gets a free book to take home.
  • Saturday at 4 pm Open Mic: Poetry – In honor of Poetry Month we are hosting an open mic night dedicated to poetry! Come join us to recite your favorite poem or share with us your own original piece! Sign up will be open on the day of the event.

    Join us in our coffee bar for a traditional open mic feel! Everyone will get to vote for their favorite poet and the winner will receive a prize. Join us to listen or to share, either way it will be a good time.

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book image "a taste of murder"

Recipe Swap

On Tuesday, April 30th 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 recipes from the book ”A taste of murder : diabolically delicious recipes from contemporary mystery writers”.

Tea Party

Tea Party

Get fancy at our Mommy and Me Fancy Nancy tea party on May 11th at 1:30 pm.

Seating is limited. Signup online or at the library starting May 1st.

R2D2 star wars

Movies

On Saturday, May 4 at 1 pm, May the 4th be with you for our Star Wars Day celebration. Vote for which Star Wars movie we will watch. Enjoy Star Wars Snack Mix and Yoda Soda during the movie! There will also be a photo booth and costume contest!

On Thursday, May 23rd at 6 pm, watch a fun new animated movie about dragons.

Library and Lunch

In May we will discuss “Crazy Rich Asians” by Keven Kwan. We’ll meet on Tuesday, May 14th ​at 12 p.m. Bring your lunch and join the discussion.

 

Teen Craft: Pillowcase Decorating

Want a way to remember this school year? On Tuesday, May 14 at 4:30 pm, come and decorate a pillowcase to take to school and have all your friends sign!

 

Closed Memorial Day

The Library will be closed on Monday, May 27th for Memorial Day. We will be reopen on Tuesday for our normal hours, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

What’s happening at the Library this month

piesEvents This Week

  • Tuesday at 11 am Storytime – Stories, songs, crafts, and more! Plus, every child gets a free book to take home at every storytime. Story times are open to children of all ages.
  • Tuesday at 4 pm Teen Craft: Comic Coasters – Repurpose old comics into new coasters! Supplies will be provided, first come first serve. For Teens only (13—18)
  • Wednesday at 11 am Lapsit Storytime – Special storytime for children ages 0-2. Come listen to stories, sing songs, and develop key literacy skills. Also, every child gets a FREE book to take home!
  • Thursday at 2 pm Game Day for Adults – Join us for Game Day for Adults. Hang out with other adults and play Mexican Train Dominoes, Spoons, or the card game “5 Crowns.”
  • Thursday at 5:30 pm Storytime – If you can’t make it to the morning storytime on Tuesday, you can come to the evening Thursday one instead. For children of all ages.
  • Thursday at 6 pm and again Saturday at 2 pm Movie – Come join us for a fun animated movie! See the further adventures of your favorite web slinging super heroes. If you can’t make it Thursday night, you can come see the movie Saturday afternoon instead. We’ll bring the popcorn and you can bring your own soda.

More Events

Recipe Swap

On Tuesday, March 26th 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 “Sweet or Savory Pies”.

Fairytale & Fables Party

Kids, join us at the library where we will listen to old tales and fables, play fun games and make a cool crafts! Saturday, March 30 at 1:30 pm

Movies

On Saturday, April 6th at 2 pm, watch the sequel to a classic Disney movie where a well-known nanny returns to help her former charges through a difficult time in their lives.

On Thursday, April 11th at 6 pm, we will show a touching movie adaptation of a book about a lost dog traveling through the Colorado wilderness in search of her owner.

Yu-Gi-Oh(Logo)Yu-Gi-Oh Duel Academy

Tuesday, April 16th at 4 pm – Are you a new fan just itching to learn to play the Yu-Gi-Oh trading card game? Did you used to play and need a refresher? Come to the library and learn with Fire Heart Games during our Duel Academy class! Open to all ages that are willing to learn, all materials will be provided unless you want to bring your own cards to use.

March Book Madness imageMarch Book Madness

There’s still time to cast your votes in our March Book Madness contest.
We’ve taken our sixteen most popular books from each area of the library: adult, teen, and kids, and pitted them against each other in a battle to see which books will become our 2019 Books of the Year.

Right now, we are down to the Final Four and this Friday we will tally the votes to see which books will become the two finalists.

You decide who will be the winner. Vote each week during March for your favorites, either on our website (http://lmlibrary.org) or in person at the library.

When you vote each week, besides helping determine which books will win, you will also enter into weekly drawings for fun prizes. The third round ballots are due Friday, March 22nd by 4:30 p.m. And be sure to cast your vote for the Champion by Friday, March 29th by 4:30 p.m.

So have a little fun and maybe win a prize at the library by participating in this year’s March Book Madness.

Spring Book Sale

It’s Book Sale time once again! The Friends of the Liberal Memorial Library will hold their Spring Book Sale on April 8-12.

The Book Sale Reception is open to everyone this year. On Monday, April 8th at 6 p.m., come in for refreshments and have first pick of the items on sale. All items will sell for $1.00 each except for paperpacks, which will be $0.50 each.

Funds from the Book Sale go to the Friends of the Library to help support library programs.
Sign up to become a Friend of the Library today. (http://friends.lmlibrary.org/ )

March Book Madness is coming to the library

March Book Madness imageEvents This Week

  • Monday – The Library will be closed on Monday, February 18th for Presidents’ Day. We will reopen on Tuesday for our regular hours.
  • Tuesday at 11 am Storytime – Stories, songs, crafts, and more! Plus, every child gets a free book to take home at every storytime. Story times are open to children of all ages.
  • Wednesday at 11 am Lapsit Storytime – Special storytime for children ages 0-2. Come listen to stories, sing songs, and develop key literacy skills. Also, every child gets a FREE book to take home!
  • Thursday at 5:30 pm Storytime – If you can’t make it to the morning storytime on Tuesday, you can come to the evening Thursday one instead. For children of all ages.
  • Saturday at 1:30 pm Winter PJ Party – Kids, wear your favorite pajamas and join us at the library for some stories & games! Be sure to bring your favorite stuffed “friend” or blanket!

 

More Events

TacosRecipe Swap

On Tuesday, February 26th 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 “Taco Tuesday”.

 

Oscar Prediction Contest and Movie

Pick up an Oscar prediction ballot at the library. Fill it out and return it by Saturday, Feb. 23rd and you could win a prize if you accurately predict the winners of the four categories on the ballot. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, Feb. 26th.

After the Oscars are over, come watch an Oscar worthy movie with us on Monday, the 25th at 5:30 pm. Free popcorn will be available!

 

Library and Lunch Book Club

In March, we will discuss “The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas. We’ll meet on Tuesday, March 12th at 12 p.m. Bring your lunch and join the discussion.

 

March Book Madness Teen Display

March Book Madness

Next week is the official start of our third annual March Book Madness contest. We’ve taken our sixteen most popular books from each area of the library: adult, teen, and kids, and pitted them against each other in a battle to see which books will become our 2019 Books of the Year.

You decide who will be the winner. Vote each week during March for your favorites, either on our website (http://lmlibrary.org) or in person at the library.

You can also fill out a bracket, online or in person, to predict the winners. If you correctly predict the winner of any of the three tournaments and turn in your bracket before March 8th at 4:30 p.m., you will win a 2019 March Book Madness trophy!

When you vote each week, besides helping determine which books will move forward in the tournament of books, you will also enter yourself into weekly drawings for fun prizes. The first round ballots to select the Elite Eight are due Friday, March 8th by 4:30 p.m.

So have a little fun and maybe win a prize at the library by participating in this year’s March Book Madness.

 

 

Celebrating Black History Month

Here are a couple of books from our display of books written by African American authors.

The Mothers imageThe Mothers: A Novel
by Brit Bennett

From the book description
It is the last season of high school life for Nadia Turner, a rebellious, grief-stricken, seventeen-year-old beauty. Mourning her own mother’s recent suicide, she takes up with the local pastor’s son. Luke Sheppard is twenty-one, a former football star whose injury has reduced him to waiting tables at a diner. They are young; it’s not serious. But the pregnancy that results from this teen romance—and the subsequent cover-up—will have an impact that goes far beyond their youth.

As Nadia hides her secret from everyone, including Aubrey, her God-fearing best friend, the years move quickly. Soon, Nadia, Luke, and Aubrey are full-fledged adults and still living in debt to the choices they made that one seaside summer, caught in a love triangle they must carefully maneuver, and dogged by the constant, nagging question: What if they had chosen differently? The possibilities of the road not taken are a relentless haunt.

Homegoing imageHomegoing: A novel
by Yaa Gyasi

Two half sisters, Effia and Esi are born into different villages in eighteenth-century Ghana. Effia is married off to an Englishman and lives in comfort in the palatial rooms of Cape Coast Castle. Unbeknownst to Effia, her sister, Esi, is imprisoned beneath her in the castle’s dungeons, sold with thousands of others into the Gold Coast’s booming slave trade, and shipped off to America, where her children and grandchildren will be raised in slavery. One thread of Homegoing follows Effia’s descendants through centuries of warfare in Ghana, as the Fante and Asante nations wrestle with the slave trade and British colonization.

The other thread follows Esi and her children into America. From the plantations of the South to the Civil War and the Great Migration, from the coal mines of Pratt City, Alabama, to the jazz clubs and dope houses of twentieth-century Harlem, right up through the present day, Homegoing makes history visceral, and captures, with singular and stunning immediacy, how the memory of captivity came to be inscribed in the soul of a nation.