Regular Programs

Teen Scene
Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m.
Grades 6 through 12

This event changes weekly. Past activities include: movies, game days, LEGOs, T-Shirt tote bags, FrankenToys, DIY scarves, slime, book art, Copcake Day and many, many more!

TASK
Meeting times vary – watch the calendar

TASK, Teen Advisory Squad of Kansas, is a group of dedicated teens who will help shape the teen department. They will plan events, earn community service hours, preview books and eat some yummy snacks. Any interested teen is invited to attend our next meeting to learn more or pick up an application..

Writer’s Guild
Select Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m.

Aspiring authors are invited to join us for our monthly Writer’s Guild. Meetings will be filled with writing exercises and games, a chance to share your work with others and plenty of time for snacks.

Anime Club
Select Wednesdays at 4:00 p.m.

Are you a fan of anime, manga and all things kawaii?  Join us for Anime Club as we roll through some of our favorite series.  Because you asked for it, we have the following coming soon: more frequent meetings, crafts and snacks.

Project LIT Mac
See the calendar for specific dates

We are proud to host this year’s Project LIT Mac. Project LIT Mac is a community book club sponsored by McPherson High School/McPherson College Dual-Credit Composition Students. The goal of this group is to create a shared reading experience among students, families and community members. Multiple copies of each title will be available for checkout.

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Special Events

U.S.D. 418 is out of school. Join us for a movie December 2 at 1:00 p.m.

Movies start at 10:00 a.m. December 23

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Online Resources

Mango Languages
Whether you want to brush up on your French or learn to talk like a pirate, there is something for everyone in this comprehensive language database. Be sure to create an account so you can track your progress, because there are over 70 languages available.

Learning Express Library
Are you gearing up for one of the following tests: GED, ACT, ASVAB or CDL? Check this out for test prep, computer tutorials and learning modules.

NoveList Plus 
Looking for suggestions for your next book?  Look no further!

Explora Middle School and Explora High School
Both Exploras search multiple research databases all at once.  This is the perfect stop for any project.

Britannica School
A thorough, easy-to-use resource for any project.  You’ll find many primary sources in this one, too!

Britannica E-Stax
A wonderful resource for non-fiction eBooks covering dozens of subjects.

Facts on File: Issues & Controversies
Do you have an argumentative research paper coming up?  This is definitely the perfect fit for you.

Universal Class
Whether you want to learn about Reiki or Writing Poetry, there is a class for so many, many delightfully random things.

Bloom’s Literature
Do you find Shakespeare confusing and are dreading having to write a paper about it? Bloom’s Literature will give you not only resources to visit, but ideas on how to get started.