Christmas Home Tour

Tickets are now on sale for the 2011 Christmas Home Tour.  This event is sponsored by the Meade Friends of the Library and is the perfect way to start the Christmas season. 

Three homes, a church and a business are slated to be on the tour, and we know you won’t be disappointed.  Click on “Special Events” link above to find out more about this year’s tour.

MPL Snapshot Day

Sponsored by the Kansas State Library, Snapshot Day is a chance to show what a day in the life of your library looks like.  Who comes in the front door, and what do they do when they are there? It’s a great opportunity to show off everything your library has to offer using statistics, stories and pictures.  Meade Public Library held our Snapshot Day on November 16. 

Interlibrary Loan books are brought three times a week by our courier, Garth.

Jeanne Berghaus, one of our faithful patrons

We also celebrated “Kansas Reads to Pre-Schoolers.”  The 2011 book is Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin, Jr.

"Thanksgiving & Special Songs" was the theme of Story Time led by Sarah May (far left).

Library Director, Caleb May, leads "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom" activities.

Story Time on Wednesday

Marshan Padgett with the pre-schoolers at the November 2 story time where they explored "Colors."

Be sure to join us this Wednesday November 16, for “Thanksgiving and Special Songs.”  Story Time begins at 10:00 a.m., and Sarah May will be our story time leader for the day.

Tickets are now on sale for the Christmas Home Tour on December 4, 2011.  The tour will be from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and features the homes of Jeff & Angie Howard, Bill & Susan Meggenberg and Sarah Lewis, St. John’s Lutheran Church, and the Dusty Rose Shop.  We will have more details about the tour within the week, so check back with us soon.

The Holiday Harvest of Books will continue throughout the month of November.  This is a perfect chance to purchase a book for the library and donate it in memory or honor of a loved one.

New On Our Shelves

Black Thunder (Ella Clah Series #16) by Aimee Thurlo: Book Cover

 After a construction crew finds a body, cops found three more  in a cluster that lay on both sides of the border of the Navajo Reservation.   Because some of the bodies were buried outside the Reservation, Navajo Police Special Investigator Ella Clah and her team must work a delicate joint investigation with the New Mexico police.  Identifying the victims isn’t easy.  Eventually, one of the bodies turns out to be that of a missing man who was believed to have embezzled funds from his construction firm and suspicions focus on the man’s partner.

With no obvious links between any of the victims except that they all went missing on the same day, each one  year apart, Ella feels frustrated by the investigation’s lack of progress. Unless they can find what connects these victims, someone else may soon be killed as the anniversary date is approaches.

Black Thunder is Book 17 in the Ella Clah series.  If you’ve read the previous books in the series, you will enjoy catching up on Ella and all the other supporting characters. 

If you haven’t read any of these books, and you love Tony Hillerman, here’s a description to tell you more about this series.  Ella Clah is a Navajo, former FBI agent, who is now head of a tribal police unit.  She grew up near Shiprock, New Mexico.  Her father was a Modernist and a Christian preacher, and her mother is a Traditionalist who follows the old tribal ways.  When the series begins, she is working for the FBI in Los Angeles.  When her father is murdered, she returns to the reservation to help solve the murder.  Even though it’s a difficult decision for her, she decides to stay on the reservation and join the Navajo Tribal Police for good.

Story Time – Colors

Story time will be on Wednesday, November 2, at 10:00 a.m.  The theme for the day is “Colors.”  Marshan Padgett will be the story time leader, and she has lots of stories and activities planned.  Get into the theme of things and wear your favorite color on that day!

Story Time – TALK

Mother Goose (Cleo Brannan) reads a story at the last Story Time.

This Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. will be Story Time.  Janice Hawley will be the Story Time leader, and her theme will be “Pumpkins.”   We will have lots of fun with the stories and activities.

Saturday is the last installment in our TALK series “The Great Plains Spirit.”  The book to be discussed is Great Plains by Ian Frazier.  Dr. Steve Foulke, Associate Professor of History and Political Science at Ottawa University, will lead the discussion. 

Click on the TALK link above to find out more about the series and the book.

Antique Post Cards

We are currently displaying the antique post card collection belonging to Susan Meggenberg.

The collection will remain in the library through the month of October.  So, if you haven’t come in to see these beautiful cards, do so before the end of the month.

Do you have a collection you’d like to share with the public?  Please let us know if you do.  We have an enclosed locked display case, and we’d love to host your collection.

TALK this Saturday

We will be having our third TALK session this weekend.  The book to be discussed is The Bones of Plenty by Lois Phillips Hudson.  Dr. Kim Stanley, Chair of Modern Languages at McPherson College in McPherson, Kansas, will lead the discussion.  The program will be Saturday, October 8, at 2:00 p.m. in the Meade Library Community Room.

Click on the TALK link above to find out more about the book.

The TALK program is sponsored by the Meade Friends of the Library and the Kansas Humanities Council.

Story Time – TALK

new dog clipart image: cute puppy or doggie with boneThis Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. will be Story Time.  Laressa Nordgren will be the Story Time leader, and her theme will be “Dogs.”   We should have lots of fun with the stories and activities.

File:LHbookCover.jpgOn Saturday, we will be hosting our second TALK session of the Great Plains Spirit series.  Dr. Rachel Goossen, Associate Professor of History at Washburn University, will lead the discussion on Little House on the Prairie by Laura Ingalls Wilder.  The discussion begins at 2:00 p.m.  Books are available at the library. 

The TALK program is sponsored by the Meade Friends of the Library and the Kansas Humanities Council.

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TALK – Touching the Fire

Touching the Fire by Roger L. Welsch: Book CoverOur first TALK  will be tomorrow (September 10) at 2:00 p.m. in the Meade Library Community Room.  Dr. Sara Jane Richter from Oklahoma Panhandle University will be leading the discussion on the book Touching the Fire:  Buffalo Dancers, the Sky Bundle, and Other Tales by Roger Welsch.

Click on the TALK link above to find out more about this book.

The TALK Series is sponsored by the Meade Friends of the Library and the Kansas Humanities Council.