Rodeo Recollections

Watch a March 27, 2017 video recording of Melvin Gleason, Ron Gleason, and Darrel Miller remembering their amateur rodeo days.


So you’ve taken all those photos with your phone.  Now What? 

It’s time to sign  up for a FREE class at the library to learn some great tips and more about getting the best results form the camera in your mobile device including iPhones, Androids, iPads, and other smart devices.

Professional photographer, Julie Mead, is coming back to teach  “Photography with Your Mobile Device” on April 4 and 18, from 7-9 p.m.  Julie has a passion for photography and enjoys sharing her knowledge with others.

Participants will learn HOW TO

  • take good pictures
  • enhance them with simple apps to make them even better
  • back up and store them off from the device
  • do something with them (diial scrapbooks and other items)
  • share them on Instagram

This class is FREE but REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED as the class size is limited. Call (620-659-3341)  or come by the library (208 E. 8th St.) by September 7 to register.

With Julie’s class and a few manipulations using a simple app, Joan Weaver turned
this picture of a dusty shelter belt tree into an  “Enchanted Fairy Land.”

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World War I and America Grant Award

The library has received a World War I and America grant, an initiative of Library of America presented in partnership with the Gilder Lehman Institute of American History, the National World War I Museum and Memorial, and other organizations, with generous support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.  It will be used to fund the 2018 winter discussion series during the 100th anniversary of World War I,   Click here for the PRESS RELEASE.

to find out what was going on in Edwards County
during the war 100 years ago.


Learns something today!

Over 500 FREE online, noncredit courses are now available through Universal Class  on the Kansas State Library website.
Enroll in up to 5 classes, work at your own pace, anytime you want.
There are classes in just about everything – click here to see.