Due to concerns about traffic and parking during the eclipse, the library will be closed on August 21st. Enjoy the eclipse!
A copy of the Master Plan for Jackson Park is available at the library. Please ask at the circulation desk.
If you would like to work part time at the library as a circulation clerk, we are hiring! Preference will be given to those applicants with the greatest availability. The full job description can be seen here. www.atchisonlibrary.org/job-openings.html
Please apply online at www.hrepartners.com This position will be open until filled.
All positions are now filled. 8/22/17
Our KHC book TALK series is kicking off in August! The series this time is called Between Fences, and the first book is Farewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston.
Fences can either keep us out, or in. “Good fences make good neighbors,” Robert Frost famously declared in his poem “Mending Wall,” but not all fences do. In the same poem, Frost notes nature’s own resistance to man-made boundaries: “Something there is that doesn’t love a wall.” Fences mark our territory, define our boundaries, limit our movement, and convey our sense of property. We define ourselves and our space with fence. Metaphorically, fences can mark different states of being – ins and outs, the included and excluded, the sacred and taboo, and even life and death. There must be some kind of enclosure for there to be a need for “pearly gates.” Throughout history, fences have defined human accomplishments and claims. Building fences is one of the defining acts of civilization, establishing the boundaries between civilization and barbarism. The fencing off of property with barbed wire transformed the economies and the ecologies of the Great Plains in the nineteenth century. The most familiar single episode in the classic American tale of boyhood, Tom Sawyer, is the whitewashing of a fence. The white picket fence has become the symbol of postwar American suburbia.
New Adult Program!
Join the Food Freaks the 2nd Thursday of each month at 6:00 as we sample new foods. Each month will have a theme, and participants will bring a theme-inspired dish for all to share.
Come August 10th for our first theme, Food on a Stick. Please bring your dish choice for all to try, copies of the recipe for everyone, and your own table service.
Hope to see you there.
If you would like to work part time at the library as a circulation clerk, we are hiring!
Please apply online at www.hrepartners.com
Bring some lawn chairs, a snack bag and some drinks! Weather permitting, we'll be outside in our courtyard. If not, we'll be in our meeting room.
Page to Screen
The last Thursday of the month is Page to Screen Night. Bring your dinner and a drink if you want, we'll provide the popcorn. The discussion starts at 5:00 and the movie is at 5:30. For the title of this month's selection, call us at 913-367-1902. Page to Screen is an adult only program. You must be at least 18 to attend. Hope to see you there.
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Hello again. This is a nonfiction book that reads more like a novel. It's Mrs. Sherlock Holmes by Brad Ricca. The story takes place in the early 1900's. Grace Humiston was a lawyer, detective and police consultant. Her main focus became trying to make the world safe for young women, many who disappeared every year. The book also tells of some of her many cases. The Ruth Cruger missing person case made her famous across the country. But no one today has heard of her. "The great mystery of Grace's life--and the haunting twist ending of the book--is how one woman could become so famous only to disappear from history completely. For those who aren't nonfiction fans, give this book a try. You may become hooked on them.