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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.



Storytime 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


      The Haysville Community Library Genealogy Group will be holding a Bake Sale on Saturday, November 23rd from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM in the lobby of the library. All proceeds will go to the Genealogy Group and towards the upkeep of access to the Library Edition of Ancestry.com.




      On Monday, November 25th, we will be having our last 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: Gulliver’s Travels by Jonathan Swift. 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.




      The library will be closed on Thursday, November 28th and Friday, November 29th for Thanksgiving. The library will reopen on Saturday, November 30th for normal operating hours. Books can still be returned in the outdoor drop box located beside the doors on the west side of the building or in the blue book drop in the north parking lot.




      The next will be on Saturday, November 30th 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:

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




      On Tuesday, December 3rd 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.



      On Saturday, December 7th from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, the City of Haysville will be holding their Village Christmas Celebration in the Historic District. See the flyers below for more information.



      On Tuesday, December 10th, we will be hosting a Medicare Seminar here at the library. It will be at 6:00 PM and will be in the community room.




          On Thursday, December 12th from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, 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.



        On Thursday, December 12th, we will be having a free "Polar Express" Pajama Party. We will be reading the book, watching the movie, having snacks, and other activities. Dress in your pajamas and bring blankets and/or pillows. All ages welcome! It will be from 4:30 PM to 7:30 PM and will be in the community room.




          The next meeting of the Genealogy Group will be on Saturday, December 14th, and will be held on the lower level at 2:00 PM. You can also find the Genealogy Group on Facebook.



          On Monday, December 23rd, the Friends of the Library will be hosting the annual Christmas Open House from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. We will be holding our drawing for the "Ringie Dingies" Quilt at 2:00 PM.




        The library will be closed on Tuesday, December 24th and Wednesday, December 25th for Christmas. The library will reopen on Thursday, December 26th for normal operating hours. Books can still be returned in the outdoor drop box located beside the doors on the west side of the building or in the blue book drop in the north parking lot.




      On Saturday, December 28th, 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


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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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