La Cygne is on the Map…HomeTown Teams 2015


partner site 22015—HOMETOWN TEAMS/Smithsonian exhibit project is under way. We have begun interviewing people about various HOMETOWN TEAMS and if you have memories, pictures or items that you would like displayed at the library or museum between May and December 2015 that have to do with our local sports teams, please contact us. There are a few “Hometown Teams” 2015 calendars left at the library for $12 (plus postage if we have to mail them)
Dates to Remember
May 24—Museum Open House 11-1 1 PM—Phil Dixon—(Swan Room) Talk about KC
Monarchs playing “hometown teams” INCLUDING La Cygne!
Activities & Displays at Museum & Library all summer—watch for more details.
Aug. 24—6:30 PM Kansas Humanities Speaker Laura Hartley will talk about Title IX and sports in Kansas.
Sept. 11—Honor 45 Years of State Football Champions at library at 5 PM. Then “Break the Record” at PV as we try to break a 45 year old attendance record at a PV High school football game.
Sept. 12—Swan Fest with a “Home Town Teams” Flavor. Looking for folks to make floats representing past and present HOME TOWN TEAMS.
Sept. 21—Kansas Humanities Speaker Jordan Poland will talk about Mascots at 6 PM in Swan Room.
Oct. 19—Kansas Humanities Speaker, David Sutera, 6 PM Swan Room, talking about stadiums and ball parks.
Nov. 2—Book Discussion about Phil Dixon’s book.
Dec. 13—Christmas Homes Tour—Museum open. ——————————————————————————-
We are still looking for stories about local home town teams. We are in the process of interviewing the Team members of the 1970 team and will compile a video to share in Sept. and at the museum. If you have old sports uniforms or pictures from La Cygne and surrounding area that you would be willing to lend to the museum for displays, contact us and make arrangements to meet us and let us display your artifacts for this event. We are fortunate to be part of a state project of this magnitude. Our events will be publicized statewide and visitors will be encouraged to travel to La Cygne to visit our exhibits as well as the 6 cities that will host the actual Smithsonian exhibit. Mark your calendar and help us make this a great event for our library, museum and community area.

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La Cygne Podcasts

It’s been awhile since I’ve shared this information, but discussion came up on facebook about them, so thought I’d share the link in case anyone was interested.

These podcasts were developed several years ago as part of a project to preserve La Cygne’s history and stories.  These are just a few of the stories.  Check them out at:

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Our second child makes 1K before K

IMG_6130Congratulations to Chylar and her family for completing the 1 K before K program.  The goal was to read 1000 books to your child before he/she enters Kindergarten.  We started the program in 2014 and we’re proud of our families that are reading to their children.  Since we got a late start we have 4 or 5 children in Kindergarten who are trying to reach 1000 before they finish Kindergarten.

This is an open program and families can join at any time.  We encourage you to participate as studies show children who are read to A LOT become better readers and students in school.  They have larger vocabularies and understand that reading is fun as well as important.

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This week at Library

Jan. 6–Library closes at 5 PM for Board meeting
Jan. 7–Library closes at 4 PMJan. 8–Library open 9 to 6
Jan. 9–Library open 9 to 5
Jan. 10–Library open 9 to noon

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Read our Jan. 2015 newsletter

january 1 2015 newsletter

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