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Haysville Community Library

It is the mission of the Haysville Community Library, a tax-supported community resource, to provide informational, educational and recreational services, materials and programs to users of all ages; to advance literacy; to encourage critical and creative thinking; and to defend the freedom to read.



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Book Discussion

All discussions will be held at 7:00 PM in the community room.
Refreshments will be served.


Tess of the d'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy

Tess

Monday October 14th

Tess of the d’Urbervilles: A Pure Woman Faithfully Presented is a novel by Thomas Hardy. It initially appeared in a censored and serialized version, published by the British illustrated newspaper, The Graphic, in 1891, then in book form in three volumes in 1891, and as a single volume in 1892. Though now considered a major nineteenth-century English novel and possibly Hardy’s fictional masterpiece. Tess of the d’Urbervilles received mixed reviews when it first appeared, in part because it challenged the sexual morals of late Victorian England.


A Separate Peace by John Knowles

Separate Peace

Monday October 28th

A Separate Peace is a novel by John Knowles. In the middle of World War II, Gene and Phineas are coming into their last year of high school. Roommates, away at boarding school, they find themselves growing closer over the summer session. A Separate Peace is coming-of-age novel that was published in 1959. Based on his earlier short story, “Phineas”, published in the May 1956 issue of Cosmopolitan, it was Knowles’ first published novel and became his best-known work.


The Turn of the Screw by Henry James

Turn

Monday November 11th

The Turn of the Screw by Henry James is a novella (short novel). Originally published in 1898, it is ostensibly a ghost story. Due to its ambiguous content, it became a favorite text of academics who subscribe to New Criticism. The novella has had differing interpretations, often mutually exclusive. Many critics have tried to determine the exact nature of the evil hinted at by the story. An unnamed narrator listens to a male friend reading a manuscript written by a former governess whom the friend claims to have known and who is now dead.


Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift

Gulliver

Monday November 25th

Gulliver’s Travels, or Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World, in Four Parts. By Lemuel Gulliver, First a Surgeon, and then a Captain of Several Ships is a prose satire of 1726 by the Irish writer and clergyman Jonathan Swift, satirizing both human nature and the “travellers’ tales” literary subgenre.


Library News & Upcoming Events

        • Every year, the State Library of Kansas selects 15 books as Kansas Notable Books. We have these books on display at the library for check out. For more information about these books, click here to go to the State Library's website.


      • Summer Reading is going on now! Be sure to come by and sign up. For more information on Summer Reading Performers and the workshop schedule, Click here.



      • The library is having a puzzle sale. Puzzles start at 50 cents. Stop by for some great deals!

        Puzzle Sale


        • Garage Sale Permits for the City-Wide Garage Sale are now available to purchase at the circulation desk of the library.

          • Permits are $10. You can pay with cash, check (made out to The Friends of the Library), or with a credit card (VISA, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover). There is a 2 and a half percent fee when using a card.

          • The City-Wide Garage Sale is held on Saturday, August 10th and Sunday, August 11th. There are no permits sold for Friday, August 9th. You also can not purchase a permit for only one day. The permit covers both days whether you hold a sale both days or only one.

          • City-Wide Garage Sale


    • The next Summer Kids Movie Matinee will be on Tuesday, July 23rd at 2:00 PM in the community room. The movie being shown is Space Buddies. More information can be found out at the library.

      Space Buddies

    • On Wednesday, July 24th at 10:00 AM, Mane Stage Maniacs, Campus High School's student improv group, will be performing in the community room. This performance is free and open to the public.


    • Mane Stage Maniacs
        • The annual Friends of the Library Ice Cream Social will be held on Saturday, July 27th at 6:30 PM. All are welcome to attend the social and have some fun while eating ice cream!


    • The Next Monday Evening Movie will be on Monday, July 29th at 6:00 PM in the community room. The movie being shown is E.T.. More information can be found out at the library.

      E.T.

    • The next Summer Kids Movie Matinee will be on Tuesday, July 30th at 2:00 PM in the community room. The movie being shown is E.T.. More information can be found out at the library.

      E.T.
      • The next meeting of the Genealogy Group will be on Saturday, August 3rd, and will be held on the lower level at 2:00 PM. You can also find the Genealogy Group on Facebook.

        Genealogy Meetings

      • On Tuesday, August 6th, at 6:30 pm, the Haysville Horticulture Club will be having their monthly meeting. It will be held in the lower level of the library. Find them on Facebook.

      • On Thursday, August 8th from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM at the library the LEGO Club will be meeting in the Young Adults area of the library. You don't have to sign up, just show up to play and build things with LEGOs. The LEGO Club is made possible through a grant from SCKLS. Creations will be put on display in the library until the next month's LEGO Club meeting.

        LEGO Club


    • The Next Monday Evening Movie will be on Monday, August 12th at 6:00 PM in the community room. The movie being shown is Planet 51. More information can be found out at the library.

      Planet 51

    • The last Summer Kids Movie Matinee will be on Tuesday, August 13th at 2:00 PM in the community room. The movie being shown is Planet 51. More information can be found out at the library.

      Planet 51

    • The Next Monday Evening Movie will be on Monday, August 26th at 6:00 PM in the community room. The movie being shown is Queen of Katwe. More information can be found out at the library.

      Katwe

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Library Hours

Monday - Thursday 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Friday and Saturday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Sunday 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Contact

Haysville Community Library
210 S Hays
Haysville, KS 67060
Ph: 316/524-5242
Fax: 316/524-0142
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