This session's theme is Before the Civil War. The first book for discussion is The All-True Travel and Adventures of Lidie Newton by Jane Smiley. The discussion leader will be Dennis Etzel of Washburn University. The Talk will take place on Dec 6th at 6:00. Copies of the book are available at the Circulation desk for checkout. Come join in the talk and learn of Kansas and it's influence on and by the Civil War. Hope to see you there.
Ever wondered about the meals the pioneers ate as the crossed the country? Join the Atchison County Genealogy Society at 5:30 on Nov. 6th as they welcome Atchison’s own Darlene Mason-Taylor. Her presentation will cover what cooking along the trail involved. She is bringing actual items used to cook!
There are two opportunities for you to win prizes for your writing skills!
The Profile in Courage Essay Contest for High School Students gives cash prizes up to $10,000 for an essay profiling a person who put the nation's interests above their own. Visit www.jfklibrary.org/essaycontest for requirements and more information. Essays due January 18, 2019.
For something more local, the Kansas Voices contest for writers living in Kansas is giving away over $1,000 in prizes. Submit original poetry or prose to the Youth division and you could win $100! Visit www.winfieldarts.org/kansas-voices-writing-contest to submit online or for more info. Deadline is March 8, 2019.
Information on both contests is hanging in the Teen Scene. Use Homework Help hours to ask for editing assistance!
Join us on Nov. 15th at 6:00 for Thanksgiving Sides. Bring the side of your choice, enough for 10 or so, THE RECIPE, and your own table service. Have fun sharing ideas for Thanksgiving and good conversation.
See you then, and Good Cooking!