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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 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 & Upcoming Events


        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.


      The Vickers building in Haysville has been placed on the Register of Kansas Historic Places and is being considered for the National Register of Historic Places. Click here for more information.


      A special note of gratitude to USD 261 for the very kind donation of much needed used computers and monitors to the library. In particular, we are grateful to Clint Schutte, David Herbert, and Steve Crum for their efforts. Thank you for all that you do.



      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.



      The next will be on Saturday, August 24th 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...


      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


      The library will be closed on Monday, September 2nd for Labor Day. 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.

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      On Tuesday, September 3rd 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.


    • The Next Monday Evening Movie will be on Monday, September 9th at 6:00 PM in the community room.



      On Tuesday, September 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, September 12th 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



      Book Look Boogie is on Friday, September 13th at 10:00 AM in the community room. Come join the Parents as Teachers staff for a fun time with music and books.

      Book Look Boogie

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

      Genealogy Meetings



      Constitution Day is Tuesday, September 17th. Copies of the Constitution will be available all day. There will be several activities available. Learn more about the Constitution online at the Constitution Center.

      Constitution


      Sunday, September 22nd through Saturday, September 28th is Banned Books Week. There will be a display up in the library with books that either have been banned somewhere or have been challenged to be banned. For more information on Banned Books Week, visit here.

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    • The Next Monday Evening Movie will be on Monday, September 23rd at 6:00 PM in the community room.



      The next will be on Saturday, September 28th 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...

      Saturday, September 28th is the Friends Covered Dish Dinner. It is at 6:30 PM in the community room. Local author, Joe Stumpe, will be talking about his book, Wicked Wichita.


      On Tuesday, October 1st 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 Tuesday, October 8th, 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, October 10th 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 meeting of the Genealogy Group will be on Saturday, October 12th, and will be held on the lower level at 2:00 PM. You can also find the Genealogy Group 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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