July 22, 2014
Reading Marathon on July 31
It’s a marathon that requires no training, no sweat, and no sore muscles! Everyone is invited to the McPherson Public Library anytime between 9 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 31st for the annual reading marathon.
Participants are encouraged to bring a book, find a comfy chair, and join people of all ages who will be participating. Those who are interested may sign up ahead of time for a 30 minute time slot or just drop by anytime during the day.
“Over 100 people participated last year, including all of our service desk staff”, says Jennie Hall, Head of Adult Services at the library. “Some of us shared book titles and favorite authors, and it was great to see the library filled with people reading from the time we opened the doors till we locked up at night.”
All you need to do is stop by the service desk when you arrive, pick up a badge that identifies you as a participant, and then stop at the desk when you’re ready to leave to receive a small prize as thanks for helping the library in their 4th annual reading marathon!
July 18, 2014
Explod-a-palooza! to be Library Summer Reading Finale
The McPherson Public Library invites all scientists, mad scientists, and everyone else of all ages to Explod-a-palooza!, the grand finale of their 2014 Summer Reading Program. The event will be held on July 24 from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. in Wickersham Park.
Among the explosive entertainments will be fizzing experiments for little kids, water rockets made by the Future Engineers class, and chalk rockets. There will also be other detonations, including an attempt to explode a watermelon using rubber bands.
Although this is the last event in the Summer Reading Program, participants of all ages have until August 1 to finish their reading.
Call the library at 245-2570 for any questions or additional information about Explod-a-palooza!
Green Cleaning Products Make & Take Event at Public Library
Cleaning products made of natural ingredients are gaining in popularity. You’ve seen them on Pinterest and blog sites, and now the McPherson Public Library is giving you a chance to try making some yourself. Stop by the library between 2-4 p.m. on Thursday, July 24th and learn how to create a few cleaning solutions from simple ingredients. You will leave with a several environmentally friendly cleaning products and easy instructions for making them at home.
“The laundry detergent and stain remover cost just a fraction of what I pay to buy them ready-made at the store”, says library assistant, Ann Anderson. “ They work great and it’s a way for me to help keep the earth green.”
The event is free and open to all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult. RSVP to the McPherson library by July 21st. Call 245-2570 or email the library at email@example.com for more information about this event and others in the library’s “Spark a Reaction” adult summer reading program.
July 8, 2014
Learn More about Your iPhone at the McPherson Public Library
Want to use your iPhone to its full potential? Join us at the McPherson Library on Tuesday, July 15th from noon to 1 p.m. for the “15 Tips for a Better iPhone” workshop. Staff from Nex-Tech Wireless will share some easy and simple tips for getting the most from your iPhone. There will be time for questions and answers following the presentation.
A free lunch will be provided. Registration is required and space is limited. Please RSVP to Nex-Tech at (785) 639-7770 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org. Call the library at 245-2570 for more information about this workshop or other summer events for adults.
June 12, 2014
Herb Garden Make & Take Event at Public Library
Ever wanted to try your hand at growing herbs? Don’t have much space for a garden? Hate fighting the heat and mosquitos? No green thumbs are needed for the McPherson Public Library’s Herb Container Garden Make & Take event.
Stop by the library between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 19th to plant containers of herbs. You will leave with a small garden of herbs as well as suggestions and recipes for their use.
“Herb containers are one of the most satisfying gardening projects”, says Jennie Hall, Head of Adult Services. “They can be kept in a kitchen window, watered occasionally, and harvested almost daily. It’s instant gratification for impatient and lazy gardeners like me!”
The event is free and open to all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Anyone planning to attend should RSVP to the library by June 17th. Call 245-2570 or email them at email@example.com for more information about this event and others in the library’s “Spark a Reaction” adult summer reading program.
June 9, 2014
Book Sale Starts June 13 at the McPherson Public Library
The McPherson Public Library is holding a used book sale starting on Friday, June 13 and running through the weekend. A wide variety of both adult fiction and non-fiction titles will be available for the public to browse and purchase. Some of the books have been withdrawn from the library collection, and others are donations that could not be added to the collection.
The cost is $1 for each hardcover book and 50 cents for each softcover book. All revenue from the sale will go toward the purchase of new library materials.
The library is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Anyone with questions or requiring additional information may contact the library at 245-2570 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 4, 2014
Public Invited to Meet Callie the Therapy Dog at Public Library
The McPherson Public Library invites people of all ages to come meet Callie, a therapy dog, on Wednesday, June 11th from 2-3 p.m. Mary Jo Staab will share about the work she and Callie do in local schools.
“There is a great deal of interest every time a therapy or service dog is in the library”, said Jennie Hall, Head of Adult Services. “Mary Jo, a frequent library visitor, generously volunteered to bring Callie on a regular basis through the summer months. It is a win-win situation for all, since we get the chance to offer this great program and Callie doesn’t get too lonely for the school kids while she is ‘off duty’ for the summer!”
After Mary Jo’s brief presentation, there will be time a question and answer time, and light refreshments will be served. No registration is necessary.
Callie and Mary Jo will also be at the library 2-3 p.m. every Wednesday afternoon throughout the rest of June and July to interact with readers of all ages. Look for them in the adult reading area! Call the library at 245-2570 or email them at email@example.com for more information.
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