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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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The Kansas Mosaic Exhibit

A companion exhibit to “The Kansas Mosaic:  Ethnic Settlement in Central and Western Kansas, 1870-1900” is currently on display at the library. Access a digital copy of the six display panels by clicking on the titles below. The Edwards County Story Swedish Immigrants Came to Garfield, 1877 German Catholics Kept Faith, 1879| Zion Lutheran Church Community, 1878 …

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HAPPY 90TH BIRTHDAY JOHN J RIISOE -April 9

John J’s oral history was part of “The Kansas Mosaic” series. Click here to access John J’s oral history with pictures.

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.