Adult Services

Thursday Evening Book Club – April 25, 6:30 p.m.

This event is on April 25th, 2019 at 6:30pm

The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck

Amid the ashes of Nazi Germany’s defeat, Marianne von Lingenfels returns to the once-grand castle of her husband’s ancestors, an imposing stone fortress now fallen into ruin after years of war. The widow of a resister murdered in the failed July 20, 1944, plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler, Marianne plans to uphold the promise she made to her husband’s brave conspirators: to find and protect their wives, her fellow resistance widows. But as Marianne assembles her makeshift family from the ruins of war, she quickly discovers that the highly principled world of her privileged past has become infinitely more complicated and filled with dark secrets that threaten to tear them apart. Eventually,  the women must come to terms with the choices that have defined their lives before, during, and after the war—each with their own unique share of challenges. The Women in the Castle offers a portrait of war and its repercussions and explores what it means to survive, love, and, ultimately, to forgive in the wake of unimaginable hardship.

Copies of the book are available at the library. Please join our discussion.


Final Friday Computer Class Fri, April 26 @ 10:00 am-12:00 pm

This event is on April 26th, 2019 at 10:00am


Fear not the computer! This class is aimed at all skill levels and will be presented at a relaxed pace. Topics addressed will be based on your questions. The library has some fantastic tools to help you learn to master your computer. Let us share them with you! Registration requested.


Hooks and Needles for a Cause! Download Patterns here

This event is on April 30th, 2019 at 9:00am

Calling all knitters and crocheters—whether you’re experienced or a beginner, we need your help. We are making 7×9 inch rectangles to be sewn together to create a blanket that will be donated locally.

We invite you to contribute to the project by donating 7×9 inch rectangles. All rectangles need to be made from machine washable worsted weight yarn. We will have patterns at the front desk, or you can download them here.

We’ve had a generous response from our Hooks and Needles experts before—let’s do it again!

Book T.A.L.K. (Talk About Literature in Kansas) – Friday, April 26, 10:00 a.m.

This event is on April 26th, 2019 at 10:00am

We continue our spring series “On the Lighter Side” with Quite a Year for Plums by Bailey White.

In White’s  first novel, she introduces us to the peculiar yet lovable people who inhabit a small town in south Georgia. Meet serious, studious Roger, the peanut pathologist and unlikely love object of half the town’s women. Meet Roger’s ex-mother-in-law, Louise, who teams up with an ardent typographer in an attempt to attract outer-space invaders with specific combinations of letters and numbers. And meet Della, the bird artist who captivates Roger with the sensible but enigmatic notes she leaves on things she throws away at the Dumpster. Heartbreak,  tender, often hilarious, Quite a Year for Plums is a delectable treat from a writer who has been called a national treasure.  Our discussion leader will be Kevin Rabas, the current Kansas poet laureate. Copies of the book are available at the library. Please join us.

Book TALK is a Humanities Kansas program.