What’s New at the Library

Events This Week

Mardi Gras Bunco
  • Monday – The Library will be closed on Monday, February 17th for presidents’ Day. We will reopen on Tuesday for our regular hours.
  • 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. Come listen to stories, sing songs, and develop key literacy skills. 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 Noon Mardi Gras Bunco – We’re having a Mardi Gras themed Bunco Party! We will have masks, beads and prizes! The signup sheet is full, but there is a waiting list in case of last minute dropouts. (Snacks will be served)  Signup online or at the Circulation Desk.
  • 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.
chocolate with candy hearts
  • Saturday at 1 pm Chocolate Party – Kids, have an afternoon filled with chocolate themed crafts and watch a movie. Charlie finds a golden ticket and wins a tour through the most magnificent chocolate factory in the world, led by Willy Wonka, the world’s most unusual candy maker. We will have popcorn, lemonade, and of course, chocolate.

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March Book Madness

March Book Madness 2020 banner

We are getting ready for March Book Madness here at the library. The Sweet Sixteen books have been chosen from the most checked out books of the last two years. Voting is open for the Elite Eight and bracket forms are available for predicting the winning book.

Vote for your favorite books each week during March. At the end of March, the book with the most votes will win. If you correctly predict the winning book and turn in your pick by Friday, March 6th by 4:30 p.m., you will win a March Book Madness trophy. Plus, every time you vote, you will be entered into a prize drawing. We will draw names for fun prizes every Friday in March. Vote every week to increase your chances of winning.

There will be a separate contest for Adult books, Teen books, and Kid’s books. If you participate in all three contests, you will increase your odds of winning!

Recipe Swap

Recipe Swap - Fat Tuesday

On Tuesday, February 25th, 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 “Fat Tuesday”. New Orleans inspired recipes.

Pokémon Day

On Thursday, Feb. 27th at 4 pm, celebrate Pokémon day with us by creating your own fakémon (fake Pokémon), going on a scavenger hunt to find lost Pokémon, and creating your own Pokéball!

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, March 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, March 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.

For those of you who can’t make to the daytime group, we will have an evening version of Spinning Yarns on Thursday, March 12th and again on the 26th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.

Library and Lunch book discussion

In March we will discuss “An American marriage” by Tayari Jones. We’ll meet on Tuesday, March 10th at 12 p.m.

Bring your lunch and join the discussion.

Teen Otaku Club

anime and manga

Love anime and manga? On March 15th at 1 pm, our Otaku club is focusing on the Slice of Life genre vs the Adventure genre.

We will vote between two shows in each category and watch the winner. Afterwards we’ll vote again to decide which show to watch for the rest of the meeting.

We will have a craft and discussion along with each show. Feel free to bring your own refreshments!

Teens only please, 11 – 18 year olds (or middle and high school students).

What’s New at the Library

Events This Week

  • Monday – The Library will be closed on Monday, January 20th for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. We will reopen on Tuesday for our regular hours.

  • 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. Come listen to stories, sing songs, and develop key literacy skills. 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 2 pm Game Day for Adults – Play board or card games with other adults. Signup online or at the Circulation Desk.

  • 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 animated version of an old favorite at the library. An eccentrically macabre family moves to an ordinary suburb where Wednesday’s friendship with the daughter of a hostile neighbor causes conflict between the families. We’ll provide popcorn and drinks or you can bring your own drinks.

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Recipe Swap

On Tuesday, January 28th, 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 “Super Bowl Snacks”.

super bowl deluxe snack stadium

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, February 3rd 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, February 5th 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.

Teen Otaku Club

Love anime and manga? Join us at the library on Saturday, February 8th at 1 pm for a few episodes of a show and an activity. We’ll vote to determine what show we will watch and there will be a new themed activity every month. Feel free to bring your own refreshments and a blanket or pillow to be comfortable! Teens only please, 11 – 18 year olds (or middle and high school students).

Blind Date with a Book

Library and Lunch book discussion

In February, we will have a “Blind Date with a Book”. Check out a wrapped, unknown book and maybe find a new love. We’ll meet on Tues, February 11th at 12 p.m. to discuss the books. Bring your lunch and join the discussion.

New Year’s Resolutions

If you’re looking for inspiration for your New Year’s resolutions, we may be able to help. Are you determined to eat healthier, lose weight, gain self-confidence, learn to say “no” and mean it? Come in and check out our New Year’s resolutions book display.

Smarter Faster Better

Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business
by Charles Duhigg

From the Book Description
In The Power of Habit, Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Charles Duhigg explained why we do what we do. In Smarter Faster Better, he applies the same relentless curiosity, deep reporting, and rich storytelling to explain how we can get better at the things we do. It’s a groundbreaking exploration of the science of productivity, one that can help anyone learn to succeed with less stress and struggle, and to get more done without sacrificing what we care about most—to become smarter, faster, and better at everything we do.

Everything you need you have

Everything You Need You Have: How to Be at Home in Your Self
by Gerad Kite

From the Book Description
The secret to feeling at home in yourself isn’t therapy, meditation, silencing your phone, throwing out your possessions or traveling the world. The answer is already inside you.

Gerad Kite was a therapist for years before realizing all the talk and analysis weren’t making a lasting difference in the lives of his patients. So he quit his practice and looked for a new way to help people feel better. What he discovered is a different approach to finding a secret, peaceful, and permanent place inside yourself that you can access at all times, a path to getting out of your head, to surrender to what is. You’ll see that you already have what you need to be happy and well.

Gifts of acceptance

The Gifts of Acceptance: Embracing People And Things as They Are
by Daniel A. Miller

From the Book Description
What would your life be like if you accepted people and things as they are? Do you wish you had the “perfect” mate, an understanding boss, obedient children, relatives who never fight, and friends who always agree with you? No one gets to sail through life free of turbulence. What separates people who shake it off, bounce back, and stay positive from the bitter, never satisfied, and defeated? Daniel A. Miller convincingly attests that the answer is choosing acceptance. In this book he offers tools, insights, and strategies for practicing acceptance, coupled with inspiring true stories.

Holiday Events at the Library

Events This Week

joy christmas ornament
  • 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 pm Library Closing Early – The library will close at 5 pm for a Staff Appreciation Dinner on Tuesday, December 17th. We will reopen for normal hours on Wednesday, December 18th at 9 a.m.
  • Wednesday at 11 am Lapsit Storytime – Storytimes for newborns to 2 year olds. Come listen to stories, sing songs, and develop key literacy skills. 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 fun new movie at the library. After discovering a Yeti on the roof of her apartment building, teenage Yi and her two friends embark on an epic quest to reunite the magical creature with his family. We’ll provide popcorn and drinks or you can bring your own drinks.
Ugly Christmas Sweater Party
  • Friday at Noon Ugly Sweater Party – Wear an ugly Christmas sweater for this fun party for adults! Participate in a White Elephant gift exchange (bring a gift costing $10 or less), play games, and eat snacks. Adults only. Seating is limited. Sign up online at lmlibrary.org or at the front desk.
  • Saturday at 1 pm Last Minute Make & Take Holiday Gifts – Don’t know what to get your friends or family this holiday season? On Saturday, December 21st from 1 to 3 pm, join us to make something with your own hands that they are sure to enjoy! We will have several different craft gift options to choose from, you are welcome to make one or make them all. This event is free but supplies will be limited.

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Food for Fines

Food for Fines is still going on until the end of the year. 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.) 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.

Video & Board Game Day

Kids out for Christmas break? On Monday, December 23rd between 1 and 4 pm, come on down to play video and board games at the library! We have all kinds of games that will keep them entertained.

Closed for Christmas Holiday

The library will be closed for the Christmas holiday on Tuesday, December 24th through Thursday the 26th. We will reopen for normal hours on Friday the 27th from 9:00 a.m.to 6:00 p.m.

Bad Art Kids Craft

bad art kids craft

Kids, are you bad at art, but love to do it anyway? On Friday, December 27th at 2 pm, come to Bad Art: Kids Edition, where the worst art is the best! We will be making art out of leftover craft supplies.

Indoor Snowball Fight

Kids & teens don’t be bored at home, come to the library and join in on our indoor snowball fight! On Monday, December 30th at 1 pm, we will be crafting our own marshmallow shooters and will have a “snowball” fight with them.

Noon Year’s Eve Party

Noon Year's Eve

Starting at 10:30 am on Tuesday, December 31st, we’re counting down to Noon for our Noon Year’s Eve party. Kids can celebrate of the coming New Year with fun and games without having to stay up until midnight!

Library Closed for New Year’s Eve and Day

The library will close at 1 pm on Tuesday, December 31st and will be closed on Wednesday, January 1st for New Year’s Day. We will reopen for normal hours on Thursday the 2nd from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 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, January 6th 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, January 8th 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

Library and Lunch January 2020

In January, we will discuss “The Mother-in-Law” by Sally Hepworth. We’ll meet on Tuesday, January 14th at 12 p.m. Bring your lunch and join the discussion.

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"

More Events

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.

More Events

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.