August 18, 2016
Talk with TED Discussion To Focus On Introvert Tendencies
Introverts frequently are thought of as being shy, socially awkward, low in self-esteem, or even snobbish. In Susan Cain’s popular TED Talk, “The Power of Introverts”, she discounts all of these beliefs. This topic will be the focus of the McPherson Public Library’s upcoming Talk with TED Discussion, which will be held in the meeting room on Monday, August 29 at 6:30 p.m.
The discussion will be moderated by Shannon Brake, BSW, and she encourages introverts and extroverts to attend. “The more information we have to understand each other, and the more honest we are in our conversations, the more equipped we will be to support and sustain relationships in work and in our personal lives,” says Brake, the Marketing and Communications Manager at the library.
July 28, 2016
Career Services Workshop Offered At Public Library
Whether it’s polishing up a resume, practicing interviewing skills, or finding new avenues for a job search, a career search can be a daunting task. New job listing search engines and digital resume formats can further complicate the process.
To help make sense of it all, the McPherson Public Library is hosting a Career Services Workshop featuring staff from the Business and Industry Department of Hutchinson Community College. The session will be held on Monday, August 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the meeting room.
HCCC partners closely with KansasWorks and regional economic developmental professionals. These organizations help conduct job searches, assist with resume writing, and hone interview skills. KansasWorks also has a hand in new avenues of employment, such as green energy and customized training professions.
July 28, 2016
Reading Olympics Coming To The Public Library
For those who have dreamed of earning Olympic gold, the time has come. Readers of all ages can stop by the McPherson Public Library starting August 5, and join the Library Olympic Team.
This challenge for the whole family includes the relay, which is reading a recommended book; weight lifting, which is reading a book at least 200 pages long; and the marathon, which is reading a book for 60 minutes without stopping. Gold, silver, and bronze prizes will be awarded for each activity. The challenge runs from August 5ththrough August 31st. Pick up a bookmark playing card and join the Olympic mania!
June 27, 2016
Pick Up Some Favorites at Public Library Used Book Sale
With hardback books on sale for $1.00, and paperbacks going for 50 cents, the McPherson Public Library’s used book sale is one event that can’t be missed. The library has collected an assortment of adult fiction and non-fiction, many of which have been on the best-seller list, and all are in good condition.
The sale will begin when the library opens at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, July 8, and run during open hours throughout the weekend. It is first come first serve so arrive early to get the best selection. The books will be displayed in the adult area of the library.
“We have a wide variety of both fiction and non-fiction books, and I know patrons will enjoy browsing them and discovering some great additions to their personal libraries.” commented Library Director Steve Read.
For additional information call the library at 245-2570 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 9, 2016
Exercise and Reading Combine in Public Library’s Storybook Walk
The McPherson Public Library’s summer reading theme is “On Your Mark, Get Set…Read!” with an emphasis on exercising both mind and body. With that in mind, the library youth services staff have set up a Storybook Walk in Memorial Park, behind the McPherson County Courthouse, to encourage both reading and family fitness.
Thirty six posts have been set up throughout the park, each one holding a page of a popular children’s book. The posts are numbered to guide participants through the park and progressively through the story. The first book of the summer is, “Going on a Bear Hunt”. Staff will change the story during the months of June and July.
If you happen to be in the downtown area, or even on a break from work, talk a stroll through the park, and enjoy a great story!
May 24, 2016
Summer Takes Shape At The Public Library
Readers of all ages are challenged to be active and healthy this summer, as the McPherson Public Library presents, “Exercise Your Mind – Read!” during their summer reading program. The program is a long-standing tradition at the public library and helps both youth and adults keep reading and literacy in the forefront during the busy summer months. The best part about all the activities, programs and events, is that they are free of charge.
A variety of events for both youth and adults are scheduled. The adult calendar includes informational sessions on diverse topics, including, essential oils, probiotics, digestive enzymes, and navigating the Medicaid program, in addition to the monthly Writers Workshop. Also planned is a movie matinee featuring the movie “Rudy”, as well as discussion groups centered around popular TED Talks.
The youth programming schedule includes age-specific programs and story times, mad science sessions, a visit from the Cosmosphere, a spider walk, and several additional health and wellness activities.
Reading challenges with goals and prizes also will be an active part of the program for all age groups. Participation in the summer reading program is a fun and budget-friendly way to keep the whole family active and reading this summer.
The summer reading program began on May 24 for adults and starts on June 6 for youth. For a detailed look at the calendar of events, please visit the library website at www.macpl.org, or call them at 245-2570. Schedules are also available and can be picked up at the front desk.
May 9, 2016
Public Library Adds Fax/Scan Unit for Public Use
The McPherson Public Library is now offering the convenience of faxing and scanning services to the public during open hours. Fax and scan rates are $1.75 for the first page, and $1.00 for each additional page, up to 15 pages. Credit and debit cards are accepted.
This addition will provide the public with a convenient way to send electronic communications. The fax/scan machine is centrally located in the main area of the library, for ease of self-serve usage. The unit is user-friendly, with both written and verbal instructions.
The McPherson Public Library strives to enrich, inspire, and enlighten our community through exceptional collections, services, and programs.