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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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Storytime Fall Festival Book Discussion

All discussions will be held at 7:00 PM in the community room. Books are available at the circulation desk. 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


        The library has several new databases for the public to explore. You must have a Kansas library card to access these databases. Kansas library cards are available at the library. Click on databases on the right sidebar and look for this icon to find them.


      Congratulations! The Vickers building in Haysville has been added to the National Register of Historic Places after previously being added to the Register of Kansas Historic Places. Click here for more information about the building.


      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.



Upcoming Events


        On Saturday, October 12th, the American Red Cross will be holding a blood drive from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM in the community room. Click on the picture below for more information.

        Blood Drive

      The next meeting of the Genealogy Group will be on Saturday, October 12th, and will be held on the lower level at 2:00 PM. This month there will be an Open House to celebrate Family History Month. You can also find the Genealogy Group on Facebook.

      Genealogy Meetings

        On Monday, October 14th, we will be having our first Fall Book Discussion at 7:00 PM in the community room. Books are available to check out at the circulation desk. Refreshments will be served. The book being discussed is: 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.



        The library will be closed on Tuesday, October 15th for staff training from 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM. Books can still be returned in the outdoor drop box located beside the doors on the west side of the building or in the book drop in the north parking lot.


        Tuesday, October 15th, the library will be hosting an Alzeheimer/Dementia seminar in the community room at 7:00 PM. The speaker will be National Level Certified Dementia Specialist, Kathy Adkins. The public is encouraged to attend. This event is sponsored by "A Better Solution in Home Care" of Wichita, KS and hosted by the Haysville Saddle Club.


        Saturday, October 19th through Sunday, October 20th in Riggs Park is the Library's book sale at the Fall Festival. Come browse through the selection of books.


        On Tuesday, October 22nd at 6:30 PM, we will be hosting a Candidates' Forum in the community room. The candidates are running for USD 261 School Board positions.


        It's time again for the Friends of the Library Mystery Dinner. As in previous years there will be two shows, one on Friday October 25th, and a second show on Saturday October 26th, both at 6:30 PM. Tickets are $20 per person or $35 for a couple. Children under 10 can attend for only $10 a ticket. Tickets can be purchased at the circulation desk of the library. There are a limited amount of tickets so get yours soon! Cash/Check/Credit card (with service fee) are accepted for payment. Tickets can be held to pay for on night of the show. (Cash/Check only) TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW!



      The next will be on Saturday, October 26th starting at 10:30 AM till around 2:00 PM. Everyone is welcome to come in to play some board games with the staff as well as other people who like board games.

      Some of the games we play:

      Meeple Mayhem
      • Smash Up
      • Lords of Waterdeep
      • Pandemic
      • Ticket to Ride
      • Forbidden Desert
      • Munchkin
      • Sushi Go!
      • And many more...


      On Monday, October 28th, we will be having our second Fall Book Discussion at 7:00 PM in the community room. Books are available to check out at the circulation desk. Refreshments will be served. The book being discussed is: A Separate Peace 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.



      We will be showing a Halloween Movie on Tuesday, October 29th at 6:00 PM in the community room. The movie being shown is Hocus Pocus. More information can be found out at the library.



      The Library will be hosting early voting again this year. It will be on Thursday, October 31st and Friday, November 1st from Noon to 7:00 PM and Saturday, November 2nd from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM in the community room. See flyer below for more information.


      Thursday, October 31st through Sunday, November 3rd are the dates of the 9th Annual Living History Rendezvous at Riggs Park. The 9th Annual Living History Rendezvous celebrates the heritage of the American West with historically accurate participatory events and authentic representatives of the varied people of the frontier, from Buffalo Soldiers to mountain men, cowboys, blacksmiths, schoolteachers, and many, many others. Events include handcrafts, chuck-wagon meals, calvary manuevers, and much more. An exciting re-enactment of colorful scenes from our history, the rendezvous is free and open to members of the public. Members of the public are encouraged to appear in period dress, if they so desire, and join in the fun. It's an opportunity you don't want to miss. For more information, click on the Rendezvous tab at the top of the page.


      On Tuesday, November 5th at 6:30 pm, the Haysville Horticulture Club will be having their monthly meeting. It will be held in the community room. Find them on Facebook.


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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

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