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From Missionary to Murder : A Historical Re-enactment

150px-Thomas_Johnson_1802_1865_Kansas_USAjohnson_thomas_mrsThursday, June 30th at the Tennant-Baker House in Troy beginning at 6:30 pm.
Get an introduction to Reverend Thomas and Sarah Johnson, an engaging couple who began their missionary work with the Shawnee in 1830.  Meet them at a turbulent time in Kansas history, long after they established the first Shawnee Indian Mission School, when two sons are a war, and danger is everywhere.  Bring your lawn chairs or blankets to sit on the lawn of the historical home on the square in Troy.
All Ages Are Welcome!!!

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Summer Reading Fun

We have so much going on at all of our library locations this summer and you’re invited to all of them! On Thursday, June 2nd at 1pm at the Elwood Library, we will be hosting storyteller Priscilla Howe.  She’ll be telling great stories for kids of all ages, and she’ll even bring her bag of puppets.  She has been a professional storyteller for more than 20 years, and her stories are captivating. This is a program that you want to go out of your way to attend.

On Friday, June 3rd at 1pm at the Wathena Library, we’re doing experiments with electricity.  We’ll learn how circuits work, and each child will get a chance to create their own circuit and see electricity in action.  This program will also be held in Troy on June 14th and Highland on June 22.

At the Troy Library on June 7 at 1pm, we’re making a mess at Messy, Messy Game Day. We’ll meet at the Troy Library and head outside to play games that all have a messy twist.  Come prepared to get your clothes dirty/wet.

On Wednesday, June 8 at 1pm at the Highland Library, come and make a commotion! We’ve invited a special guest for a Books and Buckets program. Learn about rhythm and storytelling as you get a chance to bang on some buckets and make a beautiful noise.  All ages are invited, but appeals to kids ages 3 and older.  Be prepared for loud noises!

For adults, you can come and get a little exercise every Tuesday night at the Wathena Library. We’ll have our first Retro-Fit session at the Wathena Library on June 7 at 6pm. Each week, we’ll pop in a different exercise video, as we make our way through the most beloved home fitness videos from the 80s, 90s, and 2000s. It’s always more fun to exercise if you’re laughing through it. Dress comfortably and we’ll get a little exercise along with our entertainment.

Are you a quilter? On Thursday, June 9 at the Wathena Library at 6:30pm, special guest historian Deborah Divine will present Sharing Patterns, Sharing Lives: a Kansas Quilt Workshop. Divine will tell the history of quilting in 1920s Kansas and help you make your own block in the same style.  Call Wathena Library at 785-990-2665 to register for this program and get a supply list.

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Summer Reading 2016

We’re busy planning for summer fun at the library with the Summer Reading theme – On Your Mark, Get Set, Read! We’ll be focused this summer on programs to get fit, active, and healthy in body and mind. Our first big event is our Summer Reading Kick-Off Carnival. On May 21st from 11am to 1pm, we’re closing the street in front of the Troy Library so that you can play games, win prizes, eat free lunch, and get signed up for summer reading. We would love to see the whole county come out and celebrate the beginning of summer with us. Mark your calendars! It’s gonna be a great way to start Summer Reading at the library.

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Pool Party At Wathena

dTr6xGjT9On Friday, July 31st from 6:30-8:30pm, the library will host a pool party at the Wathena pool.  Admission to the pool will be free to all library users that evening, and we’ll have snacks and great prizes to give away, too. All ages are welcome. We’re having such a great summer of reading here at the library. Just a reminder that you have about two weeks to read and complete your summer reading bingo board. Don’t have a summer reading bingo board? Don’t know what a summer reading bingo board is? Stop by any branch and we’ll explain. Every bingo board that you turn in gives you one more entry into the grand prize drawing for your age group, so read, read, read! All reading bingo boards are due by July 31st to any branch.  They will not be eligible for the drawing if turned in after that date.