Aug 10

TALK Books

WomenThe books for the upcoming TALK series this fall are now ready to be checked out.  The theme this year is “Women Around the World.”  The dates for the discussions are September 10 and 24, and October 8.  If you haven’t participated in the TALK discussions before, we encourage you to do so.

Click on the TALK button above to find out more about TALK, the books and discussion leaders.

 

Aug 03

William Allen White Books

Click to viewThe William Allen White books for 2016-2017 are out on the shelf now and ready for checkout.

Jul 19

Afternoon Tea with the Candidates

The Meade Public Library will be hosting “Afternoon Tea with the Candidates” this coming Saturday, July 23, at 2:00 p.m.

This will be a unique opportunity for the public to meet the candidates (for the August primary) from both parties from the local to national level.

These are the candidates who are planning on being at the forum.  This list may include more people on Saturday, but it is complete as of July 19.

Meade County Commissioner
District 2–Meade:  Janna Frydendall, Barbara Johannsen, Ed Pippitt
Distric 3–Plains:  Clair Bender, Lance Kane

Meade County Attorney:  Laura Lewis, Clay Kuhns

Meade County:  Janet Hale (County Clerk), Michelle Benear (County Treasurer), Loretta Davis (Register of Deeds), Mark Miller (Sheriff)

U.S. Senator (Democratic Party Primary):  Patrick Wiesner

U.S. House of Representatives–1st District:  Roger Marshall

State Senator–38th District:  Bud Estes, Joyce Warshaw

Kansas House of Representatives–115th District:  Andrew Evans, Boyd Orr

Judge–16th Judicial District:  Van Z. Hampton

Each candidate will have 3 to 5 minutes to give a presentation about themselves and their candidacy.  There will be a question and answer time.  Afterwards, we will serve refreshments where the voters and candidates can have one-on-one conversations with each other.

 

Jul 13

Summer Reading- Final Week

Can you believe it?  The final week of Summer Reading is here.  We hope you have all had as much fun as we have!

The last day to return books for credit is July 14 (at 5 p.m.).  

July 15 – 6:30 p.m. –  Prize Drawings.  We will not be having a program on this day, just the drawings.  You must have completed the requirements for Summer Reading to be eligible for the prizes.  See you there!

July 14 at 10:30 a.m.:  Family Time Thursday
We are having a Morning Matinee in the community room.  Bring your pillow and settle in for a great time at the movies.   The movie is 95 minutes and is rated PG.

What will we be watching?   Living large and loving life, Po (a panda) realizes that he has a lot to learn if he’s going to fulfill the next challenge from his beloved instructor. After reuniting with his long-lost father, he must transition from student to teacher and train a group of fun-loving, clumsy pandas to become martial-arts fighters. Together, they unite to take on the evil supernatural warrior who becomes stronger with each battle.

July 14 at 1 p.m.:  Adult Reading Program
Adult Coloring!  We will provide the coloring pages and markers for some stress-free fun.  Anyone over age 18 is welcome to join us.

 

Jul 06

Summer Reading Fun

Thad Beach entertains the kids with his "Shake, Rattle and Roll" musical program.

Thad Beach entertains the kids with his “Shake, Rattle and Roll” musical program.

Campbell E. and Teghan R. have Summer Reading Fun in the Craft Room.

Campbell E. and Teghan R. have Summer Reading Fun in the Craft Room.

Jul 03

Summer Reading – July 5 – 9

There’s not much more time left of the Summer Reading Program.  We hope everyone has been enjoying the special programs and events we’ve been having.  We know a lot of reading has been going on.  Here’s what’s going on this coming week at Meade Public Library.

July 5 at 10 a.m.:  It’s Teen Tuesday.
This week is the “Scrambles.”   Teens from Grades 6-12 are invited to join in the activities and see what’s going on at Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Olympics.  The teens have been having a great time!

July 7 at 10:30 a.m.:  Family Time Thursday
“Lights, Camera, Read!”  This is an event sponsored by the Southwest Kansas Library System.  It’s a READ Poster Photo Shoot.  Come and talk about your favorite books and characters.  Have your picture taken in front of our special READ poster green screen, and we’ll place you in your own personalized READ poster!  (Don’t wear green on this day!”)  This looks like it will be a lot of fun.

July 7 at 1 p.m.:  Adult Reading Program
Adult Coloring!  We will provide the coloring pages and markers for some stress-free fun.  Anyone over age 18 is welcome to join us.

Make sure to come in and do a craft or two in the craft room.  There’s something for all ages.  We’ve also got our trivia questions.  Answer the trivia for your age category, and get a special treat.

The last day to return books for credit is July 14 (at 5 p.m.).  Our Prize Drawings will by on July 15 in the evening, so mark your calendars.

Jun 26

Summer Reading: June 27 – July 2

The library will be closed on Saturday-July 2 and Monday-July 4 in observance of Independence Day.  We will be back open during regular business hours on Tuesday.

Three weeks down and just two more to go. Here’s what’s going on this coming week at Meade Public Library.

June 28 at 10 a.m.:  It’s Teen Tuesday.
This week is the “Scavenger Hunt.”   Teens from Grades 6-12 are invited to join in the activities and see what’s going on at Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Olympics.  The teens have been having a great time!

June 28 at noon 1 p.m.:  Adult Reading Program
Adult Coloring!  We will provide the coloring pages and markers for some stress-free fun.  Anyone over age 18 is welcome to join us.

June 30 at 10:00 a.m.:  Family Time Thursday
“Shake, Rattle and Rhyme” with Thad Beach.  Whatever your age, whatever the stage, Thad has music and performances to delight you with his talent, wit and easy-going style.  Click on the link to visit his web site:  http://thadbeachmusic.com/index.html

Make sure to come in and do a craft or two in the craft room.  There’s something for all ages.  We’ve also got our trivia questions.  Answer the trivia for your age category, and get a special treat.

Jun 21

Summer Reading Fun

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Game Day! Gerri led the kids in playing classic outdoor games. Lots of Fun!

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Teen Program – Michaela G., Emily F., and Trinity S. play Hopscotch during Relay Race Day.

Jun 18

Summer Reading: June 20-25

We’ve already completed two weeks of the Summer Reading Program.  Time sure flies when you’re having fun!  Here’s what’s going on this coming week at Meade Public Library.  It’s not too late to join in the fun.

June 21 at 10 a.m.:  It’s Teen Tuesday.
This week is the “Wacky Word Day.”   Teens from Grades 6-12 are invited to join in the activities and see what’s going on at Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Olympics.

June 21 at noon p.m.:  Adult Reading Program
We will be having a taco bar for lunch.  Christine McPheter, Meade County Extension Home Economist, will join us by making healthy smoothies to drink with our lunch.  The lunch is free and open to High School thru Adult.  We respectfully ask that you let us know by Monday (June 20) at 5 p.m. whether you plan to come so we can make sure to have enough food for everyone.

June 23 at 10:30 a.m.:  Family Time Thursday
“Hurdle to a Healthy Lifestyle” presented by Christine McPheter, Meade County Extension Home Economist, will give a lesson on health and nutrition.  She always provides a time of learning that is fun and tasty!

Make sure to come in and do a craft or two in the craft room.  There’s something for all ages.

Jun 15

Summer Reading Fun

Scott Novosel, former KU Basketball Plaers and a new author, will share his story of KU Basketball and how to fulfill your dreams!  Join us on Thursday-June 16  at 7:00 p.m. at the library.  Refreshments will be served.

Don’t forget, we have the Craft Room open all the time.  Cheryle puts in new crafts each week, and there is something for all ages.

 

Teen Program – April H. tries to find a book to help her in Mr. Lemoncello’s Library Olympics.

George and Mona Archuleta gave programs on the “Tewa/Hopi Indians and the Real Meaning of the Pow Wow” (George) and “Medicinal Herbs and Their Uses in Cooking.” (Mona)

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