Special Events

Each year, the Meade Friends of the Library and the Meade Library Foundation sponsor a variety of special events.

The Christmas Home Tour is held in the early part of December in odd numbered years and is a special way to begin the Christmas season.
In even numbered years, we have a Christmas Silent Auction (held in late November) which gives people a chance to purchase a wide variety of items donated by varous business and crafters from the community.  It’s a good chance to get an early Christmas gift for a loved one and help the library at the same time.
Click on the links to the right to find out more about this year’s Special Events and those in the past.

Silent Auction – 2014

Jingle All the Way Christmas Silent Auction November 25, 2014 Doors open at 5:30 p.m. 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. — Bids will be received. 8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. — Pay for items and take them home. Bidding number is $5. Bids are to be increased in $2 to $5 increments. Absentee bidsare at …

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Christmas Home Tour – 2013

SLEIGH BELLS RING The 2013 Christmas Home Tour will take place on December 7. The places on the tour will be open from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The library will also be serving refreshments during the tour. The Meade County Trolley will provide rides to the Wiens Home at no extra cost.  The trolley …

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Christmas Home Tour – 2011

HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS The 2011 Christmas Home Tour will take place on December 4. The places on the tour will be open from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. The library will be serving refreshments from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Tickets are now on sale at the library. They are $5.00/each and will be …

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Spring Dinner – 2012

Tom Horn, Man of the Old West  Our speaker for the evening will be George Lucas of Meade who will do a historical re-enactment featuring Tom Horn. Tom Horn was an Old West lawman, scout, soldier, hired gunman, detective, outlaw and assassin.  He led a colorful and adventurous life, serving as a civilian scout for …

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Spring Dinner – 2011

Jerry Engler  Jerry Engler will be our speaker for the evening.  He is the author of three books — Just Folks:  Earthy Tales of the Prairie Heartland, Just Folks Two:  A Heartland Voice, and Just Folks Three:  Highly Embellished Truth and Some Poetry.  Jerry grew up on his family’s farm southwest of Topeka.  He was an …

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Spring Dinner – 2010

Courage Before Every Danger Follow the men of the 31st Bombardment Squadron as they fight their way through the Pacific in World War II and experience their wide range of emotions from hilarity to boredom, from pride to utter despair. The speaker will be Joanne Emerick of Hoxie, Kansas.  She grew up on a farm …

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Spring Dinner – 2009

Orphan Trains of Kansas Beginning in 1854, charitable institutions in New York City began sending orphans on trains to the west to find new families, feeling that the children would fare better out west than on the streets of New York.  Orphan trains arrived in Kanas between 1867 and 1930, and some 5000 – 6000 children …

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Spring Dinner – 2008

 James Naismith, Inventor of Basketball (1861-1939) In 1891, Naismith invented basketball as a class assignment at the YMCA training school in Springfield, Massachusetts.  After completing his medical degree, he came to Lawrence, in 1898, to serve as the college chaplain and physical education professor for the University of Kansas.  Popularized through the “Y” network across …

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