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.

Programs and Events – 2016

Programs and Events – Summer Reading 2016 All Teen Tuesdays begin at 10:00 a.m. (for children grades 6-12) All Family Time Thursdays begin at 10:30 a.m. (for ages pre-school and up, including parents) We are also including a “Family Fun Challenge” for the whole family to get involved in.  It’s sort of like a scavenger hunt …

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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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Summer – 2014

Events & Programs – Summer Reading 2014 May 23:  First day to check books out for Summer Reading Program May 28 – Wednesday – ( 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Come & Go):  Craft Day to decorate the library for the summer June 2:  First day to count books for Summer Reading Program All …

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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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Summer – 2013

Dig Into Reading This is the theme for the 2013 Summer Reading Program. A wide variety of activities and programs is planned for Pre-Schoolers thru Adults. May 23 (Thursday)     10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Make decorations for the library. May 30 (Thursday)     10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Special Craft Day June 1 (Saturday) This is …

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Adult Program 2015

Requirements for completing the Adult Summer Reading Program are listed on the main 2015 Summer Reading page. We have three special events planned.  They are: June 17 (Wednesday):  We will be having a Movie and Pizza Party.  Lunch begins at noon, and the movie begins at 1:00.  We will be showing the Holllywood movie about …

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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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Summer – 2012

Dream Big – Read! This is the theme for the 2012 Summer Reading Program. A wide variety of activities and programs is planned for Pre-Schoolers thru Adults. We will also post the week’s activities on the Home Page, so visit our website often. Other than the planned events that follow, we have several on-going events: Read-a-Movie …

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Unmask – Teen Program 2015

Marshela and Kelli are excited about the “Unmask” Teen Program this year, and they hope you’ll join them on Tuesday mornings (June only) from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. June 9 We will make masks. Make your own Super Hero symbol.  These symbols will help decorate the western wall (above the computers) of the library. Who …

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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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Summer – 2011

One World, Many Stories This is the theme for the 2011 Summer Reading Program.  A wide variety of activities and programs, all centered around the theme of world cultures, is planned for Pre-Schoolers thru Adults. There will also be crafts and activities available in th Emily Pinnick Room during Summer Reading.  These are “Come & Go” activities …

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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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Summer – 2010

 Make a Splash @ Your Library  

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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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Summer – 2009

Be Creative @ Your Library This was the theme of the 2009 Summer Reading Program.  A wide variety of activities and programs, all centered around the arts, was enjoyed by Pre-Schoolers thru Adults. To kick-off the Summer Reading Program, we had a craft time after school on May 13.  Each child that came got a …

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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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Summer – 2008

Catch the Reading Bug This was the theme for the 2008 Summer Reading Program.  A wide variety of activities and programs, all centered around the insect theme, was enjoyed by Pre-Schoolers thru Adults. We started out the summer with a movie (The Ant Bully) and popcorn on May 28. On June 4, beekeepers Glen Lauppe and …

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Summer – 2007

Get a Clue @ Your Library             This was the theme for the 2007 Summer Reading Program.  A wide variety of activities, all centered around the detective theme, was enjoyed by Pre-Schoolers thru Adults. On June 6, Christine McPheter from the Meade County Extension Office presented the program “Follow the …

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