Fall Tea Cancelled

There will be no fall tea on Sunday, 10/19 due to the lack of interest.  We had no one volunteer to do tables and as of 10/15 had sold no tickets.  We will have our annual spring tea the 4th weekend in April, so plan on that event and be watching for what is coming for the fall of 2015.  We will be trying a new activity.

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big read oct 13

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Our first 1K by K reader reaches 900 books…won’t be long now!

1st of our 1 K by K readers to make 900!

IMG_3292way to go!  She’s almost made it to 1000 books listened to before she gets to Kindergarten! We have lots of other readers who are working very hard to make the goal.  A few started Kindergarten already, but they’re still reading to see if they can make 1000 before they finish Kindergarten since they got a late start.  So happy with the way this program is working out!


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Oct. 6-11 @ Your Library

Library District #2 of Linn County–La Cygne, KS

This week at YOUR LIBRARY–We have the following activite going on for you to participate in!
Oct. 6–STEM Time–4 PM
Oct. 7–Preschool Story Hour with Ms Veda at 10 AM or 4 PM
Oct. 7–Library Closes at 5 for monthly board meeting
Oct. 7–Al Anon meets at 7:30 PM
Oct. 8–Chamber of Commerce Meeting–noon in Swan Room
Oct. 9–9:30 AM Parents as Teachers (PAT) Playgroup in Swan Room
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October Newsletter

october 14 newsletter

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Six Kansas communities to read and explore “The Things They Carried” during The Big Read

Six Kansas communities to read and explore “The Things They Carried” during The Big Read

Big Read

TOPEKA—The Kansas Humanities Council received a grant of $7,200 to host The Big Read in six Kansas communities: Coffeyville, Harper, La Cygne, Lansing, Manhattan, and Wamego. The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts, designed to revitalize the role of reading in American culture by exposing citizens to great works of literature and encouraging them to read for pleasure. The Big Read is managed by Arts Midwest. The Kansas Humanities Council is one of 77 nonprofit organizations to receive a grant to host a Big Read project between September 2014 and June 2015.

The Big Read in Coffeyville, Harper, La Cygne, Lansing, Manhattan, and Wamego will focus on “The Things They Carried” by Tim O’Brien, a novel in stories about a young platoon in the Vietnam War. The Big Read partner libraries include Coffeyvillle Public Library, Harper Public Library, Lansing Community Library, Library District #2 of Linn County (La Cygne), Manhattan Public Library, and Wamego Public Library.

“From the beginning, KHC saw The Big Read as an opportunity to have a statewide conversation about the important and timely topic of veterans and the aftermath of war,” said Julie Mulvihill, executive director of the Kansas Humanities Council. “We’re so pleased that Arts Midwest and the National Endowment for the Arts supported our vision to extend The Big Read to six communities and we look forward to Kansans’ rich and lively humanities discussions using Tim O’Brien’s novel as the common text.

La Cygne’s Plans for THE BIG READ are developing with more information in the October Newsletter.  We invite everyone who is interested remembering our veterans to join us as we explore the book “The Things They Carried” by Tim O’Brien.  We have several of his books in the library and several years ago Mr. Sims used some of his writings in his Senior English class and several students encouraged me to get books at the public library.  While the story takes place during the Vietnam era, it really relates to the experiences and feelings of any serviceman or woman who has experienced war.

Our kick-off event will be held, September 29th in the Swan Room at 6:30 PM, with a meal and a talk by Dr. Kim Stanley from McPherson College.  She will share some from the book and discuss what the Big Read is and we will hand out books to all who are interested in joining in the program.  You will have approximately 6 weeks to read the book and we will gather on Tuesday evening, Nov. 10th to discuss the book with Virgil Dean as discussion leader.  We will need to have at least one more event during the time and I will include more details in the September newsletter.  The book is made up of several short stories, so you can read sections of it, if the whole book becomes a daunting task.

This project is a joint project between library and museum and I just want to remind you that we have 3 displays honoring our veterans from Civil War, WWI, and Vietnam War at the museum. We’d love to have you visit, Monday (10-4) or Thursday (10-4) at museum.


KHC good logo

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Preserve your family stories–Learn How!





Discover uniqueness and connection with family and learn the techniques of collecting, writing, and telling their own personal stories and stories from the family tree. Jo’s clever “Five Ways of Presenting Family Stories” will motivate folks to approach the art of storytelling with ease and excitement. (Grades 3 and up)

“the family jewel” (there’s one in every family)

“history hanging on the clothesline” (storytelling using family heirlooms)

“my favorite recipe” (holiday dinner stories)

“in Grandma’s shoes” (dressing up like a relative)

“why just yesterday” (taking a joyful look at daily living)

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Support Prairie View National Honor Society 2nd Annual Breast Cancer Awareness 5K Walk/Run

Prairie View High School–Oct. 5th, 2014–Race–3:00-5:00–Late Registration & T-shirt Pick up 2:30.  Fees:  $25 for adults (includes t-shirt if ordered by 9/19) and $15 for 18 and under (includes t-shirt if ordered by 9/19)  All proceeds go to KU Cancer Center where many area folks, including our story hour librarian, LaVeda, have received treatment.  If you can’t participate and would like to make a donation, you can leave it at the public library or the high school library.

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Sept. 15-21 at the Library

Library District #2 of Linn County–La Cygne, KS

This week at the library….we have a lot going on as usual. Hope you can join us for something this week, or just stop by and get a book, audio, magazine, make copies, send a fax, or even check out a cake pan. We have something for everyone!
Monday–Sept. 15—4 PM Adventures & Explorations–This week we are talking about optical illusions.
No Genealogy group this week, please come next week to a special program by Jo Ho out of Johnson County, she will be doing a program on Recording/Saving/Finding your family stories.
Tuesday–Sept. 16th– Ms. Veda will have Story Hour at 10 AM or 4 PM, come join her as she talks “All About Apples” She has a lot of neat things planned for those ages 3 through 2nd grade.
Wednesday–Sept. 17th–JoAnn Long, new FACS extension agent in Mound City (part of Marias des Cygnes Extension District) will be doing a Knowledge at Noon Program in the Swan Room. Bring a sack lunch and join her as she talks about Food Preservation. If you need your Pressure Canner checked before doing your Fall food preservation, she will have her tool there to do it. Come learn during this program.
Sunday–Sept. 21st–Busy Hands Knitting & Crocheting Group…at 1 PM. Please bring your current project and join us.
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This Week @ YOUR Library!

SwanFest drawing

Help Support the La Cygne Historical Society by purchasing tickets to win the gold swan lamp or the blue swan quilt…All proceeds go to the museum updating fund to help pay for upkeep at the museum. Please buy your tickets at the library or Sat. at the museum.

SwanFest this Saturday, Sept. 13th

SwanFest this Saturday, Sept. 13th.. Stop by the library and see Bonnie Tolly’s collection of swans on display. If you have items you would like to display contact LaVeda at the library.

Monday–Sept. 8–we will have our first Adventures & Explorations program.  We will be talking about GEOMETRY and using tangrams to make figures and be creative.  1st grade through 5th grade join us at 4 PM for lots of fun.

Tuesday–Sept. 9–Ms. LaVeda begins her Preschool Story Hour program (ages 3-2nd grade).  It is at 10 AM or 4 PM.

Tuesday–Sept 9–7:30 PM AlAnon

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