November Events at the Library

Storytimes – 

  • Monday evenings at 5:30 pm
  • Wednesdays at 10:00 am 
  • Saturdays at 11 am in English and 11:30 in Spanish


Are you interested in learning a new game to play with family and friends? Every Wednesday at 10 am and Friday at 1 pm, we will get together for a fun game of Mahjong here at the library. Learn the rules of this traditional Chinese game and play some Mahjong.  No experience necessary. For adults only.

LEGO Play Day

Kids, unleash your imagination! On Tuesday, November 21st at 4 pm, join us for free-play with LEGO bricks galore.

Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

Have a happy Thanksgiving everyone! The library will close early at 1 pm on Wednesday, the 22nd and will be closed Thursday and Friday. We will reopen on Saturday at 9 am.

Teen Club

Are you in middle or high school?  On Wednesday, November 29th at 4 pm, come hang out with your friends to do crafts, watch anime, and decompress from the stresses of life.

Holiday Open House

On December 7th starting at 6 pm, we are having a holiday celebration at the library. There will be cookies, musical performances, and a special visit from Santa. Bring the kids to listen to Santa tell stories and to take their pictures with Santa. 

hoopla BingePass

A hoopla BingePass gives you unlimited access to great online content for seven days – with a single borrow! hoopla is available FREE with your Liberal Memorial Library card.

If you haven’t tried hoopla yet, it is an all-in-one media service where you can borrow titles in six different formats—audiobooks, eBooks, comics/graphic novels, full music albums, movies, and TV.

Borrow up to 6 titles (also called borrows) per month. You can access the titles you borrow instantly on your computer, tablet, or smartphone. With hoopla, there are no holds or waiting!

To register, please visit your device’s store and download the hoopla digital app, or visit and go to “Sign up Today”. Enter your email address and create a password for hoopla. After that choose Liberal Memorial Library from the list of nearby libraries. 

It will ask for your Library Card Number and Library PIN (password) to finish creating a hoopla account. If you are unsure of your library card number or password, please call us at 620-626-0180 and we will be happy to help. After you are finished, you will log in to hoopla with your email address and the password that you created.

Also available on

itunes store
amazon play store
apple tv
android tv
fire tv

If you choose to use one of your borrows on a BingePass, you can access all of the content in that collection free for seven days. Here is a list of the currently available BingePasses

List of Binge Passes

Hallmark Movies Now BingePass

Stream feel-good films and series for free with your library card!

Puzzle Palace BingePass

All Your Favorite Puzzles in One Place
New games are added daily!

The Great Courses Video BingePass

Each course is broken into multiple easy-to-watch video lessons on a wide range of topics, from Art to Zoology.

Cuentos para niños en español BingePass

Stories for Children in Spanish

These eBooks are ideal for young readers and those new to Spanish. 

GoKidGo Universe BingePass

Adventure-Packed Podcasts for Kids

Hellosaurus BingePass

Screen Time, Reimagined.

Empowers kids to be active participants in every story. Your child can enjoy skill-building activities and hands-on fun for seven days, at no cost to you.

Note: You must download the Hellosaurus iOS or Android app to your mobile device to play this content. No signup is required.

KidzVidz BingePass

Fun-Filled Videos for Every Child

This collection includes dozens of movies and TV shows designed for children of all ages and offers hours of entertainment and education. 

Read-Along 2 Learn BingePass

Looking for an easy way to encourage your emerging reader? With Read-Along eBooks, young readers can explore independently or with narrator support and word highlighting. 

The Highlights Collection BingePass

Positive Fun for Everyone

Does your child love Highlights magazine? Now they can check out fun, interactive content straight from the magazine’s publisher — including puzzles, videos, activities, and more.

hoopla Magazines BingePass

Your Favorite Magazines
Flip through recent digital issues of your favorite magazines.

Curiosity Stream BingePass

Access thousands of films, shows, and series covering science, nature, travel, history, and more. 

Comics Kingdom BingePass

Catch Up on the Comics You Love
With thousands of comic strips at your fingertips, this collection will surely keep you entertained!

GoKidGo Spine Chillers BingePass

Spooky Podcasts for Kids

Keep calm and scare on! This collection of audio podcasts is designed for kids who enjoy a good spooky story. 

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Growing Up BingePass

Social-Emotional Learning for Kids

Kids’ Books in Action BingePass

On-Screen Tales and Adventures

A variety of short entertaining films based on popular picture books, bedtime stories, and nursery rhymes. 

Learn About the World BingePass

Explore People, Places, and Holidays

These carefully selected, kid-friendly titles explore the people and places that shape our world. 

STEAM Powered Kids BingePass

Unlock Your Child’s Curiosity

Fuel your child’s passion for all things STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) with this collection of eBooks and comics.

The Reading Corner BingePass

Enriching Story Time Videos for Kids

Bring story time to your home or take it on the go! With this BingePass, you can view The Reading Corner’s entire collection of more than 900 videos. Designed for kids of all ages.

Go to for more information about hoopla BingePass.

New Year’s Resolutions

Are you determined to make 2022 better than 2021? Is your resolution to get healthy? Eat better? Develop a more positive outlook? Check out our New Year’s Resolutions book display to find some inspiration.

Whats a homeowner to do

What’s a Homeowner to Do?
by Stephen Fanuka and Edward Lewine

With hundreds of clear, helpful illustrations, this essential reference covers such topics as how to install a ceiling fan; determining the right amount of paint to buy; how to repair a loose stair tread; choosing the proper child safety gate; and many more.

More importantly, you’ll get expert advice on when a repair is something you can do yourself and when it’s best executed by a professional. In the process, you’ll learn more than enough to speak knowledgeably about any problem with a hardware store clerk, a repairman, or a contractor.

ego is the enemy

Ego Is the Enemy
by Ryan Holiday 

Ego Is the Enemy draws on stories and examples, from literature to philosophy to his­tory. We meet fascinating figures who all reached the highest levels of power and success by con­quering their own egos. Their strategies and tactics can be ours as well.

In an era that glorifies social media, reality TV, and other forms of shameless self-promotion, the battle against ego must be fought on many fronts. Armed with the lessons in this book, as Holiday writes, “you will be less invested in the story you tell about your own specialness, and as a result, you will be liberated to accomplish the world-changing work you’ve set out to achieve.”

no more excuses diet

The No More Excuses Diet: 3 Days to Bust Any Excuse, 3 Weeks to Easy New Eating Habits, 3 Months to Total Transformation
by Maria Kang

We all know that we should exercise and eat right, so why is it so hard to follow through? We make excuses for why we aren’t taking better care of ourselves, saying things like, “I’m too tired,” “I don’t have time,” or “I’m just not built to look that way.” 

The No More Excuses Diet combines short term goals with healthy habit-forming behaviors to create permanent lifestyle changes. Using a specially designed transformation calendar, readers set clear, personal goals and make an easy-to-follow plan for each day.  

The No More Excuses Diet also provides a completely customizable workout guide, with over 50 illustrated exercises designed to build strength, flexibility, endurance, and to shed fat.

Are you really listening

Are You Really Listening?: Keys to Successful Communication
by Paul J. Donoghue and Mary E. Siegel

Listening is an essential skill worth every effort to learn and to master. Listening takes us out of our tendency toward self-absorption and self-protection. It opens us to the world around us and to the persons who matter most to us. When we listen, we learn, we grow, and we are nourished.

Why do we often feel cut off when speaking to the people closest to us? What is it that keeps so many of us from really listening? Practicing psychotherapists, Donoghue and Siegel answer these questions and more in this thoughtful, witty, and helpful look at the reasons why people don’t listen. Filled with vivid examples that clearly demonstrate easy-to-learn listening techniques, Are You Really Listening? is a guide to the secrets and joys of listening and being listened to.


hoopla BingePass

hoopla BingePass gives Library patrons unlimited access to collections of streaming content for 7 days…with a single borrow. It’s a new way to explore great online content—and a lot of it!

BingePass launched with the introduction of hoopla Magazines and The Great Courses Video Library Collection and the Curiosity Stream BingePass is coming late January.

hoopla Magazines offers 50 popular and in-demand magazines for all ages and interests, such as HGTV, Elle, Popular Mechanics, Fast Company, Inc., Men’s Health, Time for Kids, Woman’s Day, Runner’s World, and many more. These 50 titles are just the beginning—the catalog will evolve and grow steadily over time.

The Great Courses BingePass offers a collection of popular courses curated specifically for Libraries. The collection features more than 300 courses, with each containing numerous lectures. That means patrons can access thousands of learning sessions with a single hoopla Instant borrow.

The Curiosity Stream BingePass will give access to the Curiosity Stream platform that showcases all their documentaries and nonfiction series! With a single hoopla Instant borrow, Library patrons can watch thousands of high-quality videos about science, history, technology, nature, society, and lifestyle, plus some great content for kids! Watch films like The Year That Rocked the World, Royals: Keeping the Crown, Rescued Chimpanzees of the Congo with Jane Goodall, Ancient Engineering, Underworld, Psychology of Con Artists, and thousands more.

All Liberal Memorial Library patrons can sign up for a free hoopla account. If you haven’t signed up yet, call 626-0180 or come in and we can help you get started.