What if Sherlock Holmes was really a warlock? Lestrade was a vampire? Moriarty is a spirit trapped in his head and Watson was the smart one who solved all the crimes? That's the premise of Warlock Holmes a Study in Brimstone. I thought this would be more of a comedic book, but it's more straight Holmes. And Holmes isn't the sharpest tack in the box. I've read the first two stories, and they're a nice, quick read. Not what I expected, but not bad. If you want to try something a little different, this may do it.
Don't miss this week's programs. We have LIVE ANIMALS coming to visit from Operation Wildlife and LIVE MUSIC in the courtyard courtesy of Fraoch.
Operation Wildlife is the largest publicly funded wildlife rehabilitation facility in Kansas. We take in over 5,000 injured and orphaned animals each year!
Due to the weather this facility has been taking in more animals than they are used to. Some items are listed below if you would like to bring something to donate (a full list is on their Facebook page) and cash donations are also always welcome.
Gerber baby vegetables (green or orange)
CREAMY Peanut butter.
Game bird crumbles for the ducks and geese.
HE laundry detergent
Skin so soft bath oil
Dawn dish soap (blue)
As always, if more convenient, you can donate gift cards (Walmart, Visa, etc.), or make a direct donation on the OWL webpage via this link: http://www.owl-online.org/donate.html
An acoustic Celtic band playing Irish and Scottish traditional music based in the Kansas City area. Fraoch comes to visit every summer, so if you haven't seen them yet, you're missing out. Visit their Facebook or website :www.fraochband.com
Summer Sounds comes back to the library lawn for 2016! Concerts will be held each Tuesday during June, and starting at 7:00PM. Bring your blankets and chairs, and enjoy some great local music!
Tuesday, June 7 - Atchison Jazz Express opens the Summer Sounds series. Enjoy a little swing, a little big band, and a little jazz. Show starts at 7:00PM. Rain location is the Methodist Church at 5th and Kansas Ave.
Tuesday, June 14 - The Peacemakers bring their brand of gospel, spiritual, and traditional hymn tunes to the grass on June 14. Music starts at 7:00 pm. Rain location is the Methodist Church at 5th and Kansas Ave.
Tuesday, June 21 - TBD
Tuesday, June 28 - The Atchison Community Band rounds out the season with their traditional marches and overtures. National Anthem is at 7:00 pm. Rain location is the Atchison Middle School Auditorium.
The library will be closed Monday, May 30 in observance of the holiday. We'll be open regular hours this Saturday, May 28, so be sure to visit us then!
The Atchison Library Board of Trustees is searching for their next library director. Please see this page for details and application information.
The children's library renovation is almost complete, and we'll need some time to move in. Please plan your visits to the library around these dates, since it means the library will be closed four consecutive days. We'll resume normal hours on Thursday, May 12.
We appreciate the community's understanding during this exciting transition. Be on the watch for details about our Saturday, June 4 Grand Opening celebration and Summer Reading Program kickoff!