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2016 Kansas Notable Books Now On Shelf

  The Kinsley Library recently received a grant for $194 to purchase books selected to be on the 2016 Kansas Notable Book List.  This list  annually recognizes15 outstanding titles either written by Kansans or about a Kansas related topic. The Kansas Notable Book List highlights Kansas’ lively contemporary writing community and encourages readers to enjoy …

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SUMMER READING END WITH A SPLASH!

Summer Reading is over.Click to view PROGRAM DESCRIPTIONS and CALENDAR 111 SUMMER READING PARTICIPANTS MET THEIR GOALS!  and all the kids were winners at the Olympic Field Day and Super Swim Meet! Every participant who met their reading goal earned: A GREAT time at the swim party on June 30 with lunch provided by Kinsley …

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“Twelve Questions about the First Folio and Shakespeare’s Texts”

Presented by Clark Killion, Dodge City Community College Tuesday, May 3 Noon to 1 p.m. If you would like, bring a sack lunch and the library will provide the beverages. …. … “2016 marks the 400 anniversary of Shakespeare’s death.  As a writer, Shakespeare continues to command our attention.  We marvel at the beauty of …

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April is National Poetry Month

POETRY JAM   April 28, 7 p.m. All ages are invited to come and      Read your own poetry Read a favorite poem               Listen to poetry … One poet will be Kinsley resident Ivo Tvrtkovic who will be reading four of his poems in his native Bosnian with …

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Thanks for Your Support of Library Systems!

Rural Kansas Services threatened

Newly introduced House Bill 2719 will affect your rural fire department, parks and recreation commission and end public library service as we now know it. Speak to your representatives about voting NO to HB 2719 ASAP – no later than Monday at 12 pm. Take action – Contact your representative immediately to save rural Kansas! …

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iPhotography Exhibit Open House will be this Sunday, March 20, 1-3 p.m.

Participants in Julie Mead’s iPhotography class will be opening an exhibit of their work.  Julie’s images will be featured along with her students.  Come and see what can be done with simple apps on a tablet or cell phone.  You are sure to enjoy it and maybe be inspired to sign up for the next …

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Last Meeting of the Discussion Series

THIS SUNDAY,  APRIL 10 Volga Germans in Ellis County Meet at the Ellis County Historical Society Museum in Hays, Kansas 2 -5 p.m. The Kansas Humanities Council awarded the Kinsley Library $2,593 in support of hosting “The Kansas Mosaic: Ethnic Settlement in Central and Western Kansas, 1870-1900.” Past programs in the series January 10 – …

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Family History & Memoir Writing Workshop

What is your Story?  And are you preserving it? A  FREE Family History & Memoir Writing Workshop will be held Tuesday evening, March 1, 7-9 p.m. at the library.  It will be led by Charlie and June Kempthorne of Manhattan, KS.  The workshop is free and open to the public. MORE DETAILS      

Amaze Yourself with iPhotography

If you want to be inspired, come see the ehibit of iPhotography. Over 200 images that will amaze you will be on display until April 9.  You can do it too using simple editing and apps. Images by Diana Amon, Janie Anderson, Susan Roenbaugh, Zelma Mead, Brenda Roenbaugh, Theresa Riisoe, Brandi Hattrup, Moureen Hirsh, Marva Burr, …

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