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Wednesday, June 19, 2013


we all scream for ice cream!!!

 

Friends of the Library
ANNUAL
ICE CREAM SOCIAL

 

Thursday, June 2oth at 7:00 p.m.

At the

Santa Fe Depot

 

  The Community Band will be providing musical entertainment.  Come out and support your Friends, relax, and enjoy some delicious homemade ice cream and cake.  There are usually several yummy flavors to choose from. 

  

This is a BYOC event -

bring your own chair!!

 


Congratulations!

The Friends of the Garnett Public Library has received the Friends of Kansas Libraries (FoKL) Friends Group of the Year Award.  FoKL will be making a presentation to our group at the ice cream social.

 

Remember, if the front parking is full, additional parking is available behind the depot.

In case of rain, the social will be held at the fire station.

Friday, May 31, 2013





                                                    GARNETT PUBLIC LIBRARY

2013 Summer Reading Program

 

The program is open to young people preschool age through 4th grade with programs, prize drawings, storytime and more. 
 

Come to the library from 1:00-5:00 on Monday, June 3rd and color your name tag for the wall, check-out some good books and get FREE ice cream just for coming in!!

 

                                    Special Events Include:
 

Movie & Popcorn: K-4th graders - Friday, June 14th at 1:00 in the Archer Room
 
Storytimes at 10:00 Tuesdays beginning on June 11th.  All preschool age children are welcome to attend.
 
3rd & 4th Grade Library Camp - We are trying something “special” this summer just for YOU!!  We will be having a 3 day camp, Tuesday-Thursday, June 18th-20th from 9:30-12:00PM.  We will basically be doing the same things as before, but it will be geared more toward YOUR age. 
**Space is limited, so please pre-register between June 3rd & June 10th.
Family Night - Tie Dying & Dinner BYOS (bring your own (white) shirt)
Tuesday, June 25th, 6:30 p.m.  at the Fire Station – All Ages. 
Join us for dinner, drawings and an awesome night of tie dying!!  There will be a $2 charge per person (maximum of $8) for this event to help towards the cost of food and tie dying supplies.  This evening is designed with the whole family in mind, so come join us!! 
 **Location: Fire Dept. & please RSVP by June 17th.

 
K – 2nd Library Camp - This event is for K-2nd graders. Camp will run from Tuesday-Friday July 9th -12th from 9:30-12:00 PM.  There will be stories, games, crafts, special presentations, snacks and fun!

Pre-registration is required and begins on June 3rd and ends on June 17th.

Rosie Cutrer - Tuesday, July 9th at 10 AM at the Fire Station

Dirt Tales!!  ALL AGES WELCOME!!

 

Ending Party - Tuesday, July 30th at 7PM in the Garnett Public Library Archer Room  We will be handing out our awards to the TOP TEN readers in each age group, playing BINGO for prizes, and having refreshments!!  You won’t want to miss out on this party!

 

 

 

 



“Beneath the Surface”

Garnett Public Library “Teen Scene” Program

 

                         The kick-off party it will be on Wednesday, June 5th at 1:00 PM.

Water Games & Ice Cream Sundaes!!

Be prepared to get soaked!!  All those who have completed

5th – 8th grades are welcome to attend.

 
                               Teen Scene Movie & Popcorn – Friday, June 28th at

1:00 PM in the Archer Room.

 

Teen Scene “Beneath the Surface” event - Wednesday, July 3rd from 1:00-3:00 PM.

 

Teen Scene Late Night at the Library - Friday, July 19th

6:00-10:00 PM  “Digging” at the Rock Quarry!  A favorite annual event full of fun, activities, food and prizes.  Teens must have turned in reading to participate in this special event.

 

The Summer Reading Program will run from Monday, June 3rd through Friday, July 26th.  You may join anytime during the program.  Complete details will be available at the library.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Pi(e) Day at the Library



Pi(e) Day ~ Thursday, March 14 ~ Pi Day is an unofficial holiday commemorating the mathematical constant pi. Pi Day is observed on March 14 (or 3/14 in month/day date format), since 3, 1 and 4 are the most significant digits of pi in the decimal form.  In 2009 the U.S. House of Representatives supported the designation Pi Day.

Therefore, the Garnett Public Library Friends of the Library have decided to celebrate the occasion by observing Pi(e) Day at the library. 

Homemade pie may be purchased by the slice from 10-5, as a fundraiser for new tables in the library's meeting roomy.

Adult Reading Program Grand Prize Winner


Barbara Neal was the winner of our grand prize worth well over $100.00!!!

We had 54 participants with 42 reading over 5 books for a total of 436 books read!


Monday, February 04, 2013

In honor of the Garnett Public Library's 100th birthday we challenged our patrons to read 100 books throughout the year 2012. Those that accomplished this task were treated to a brunch and a t-shirt or bookbag that had the saying "My house... is dirty, my family isn't fed, but....my 100 books are read!" Here are the ones that made it!! Kitty Mace, Betty Vaughan, Shirley Benjamin, Ruth McDonald, Joan Harrington, Pam Dalsing, Hilda Lankard, Anna Marie Skaggs, Rosemary Turner, Charlotte Cox, Rosanna Blackie, Margery Hunt, Barbara Neal, Sandra DePoe, Bob Hayden, Marlys Hayden, Gary Wilson, Ruth Peine, Joen Truhe, Vernon Truhe, Jesus Robinson, Holly Reeder, Mike Hermann, Lois Crist, and Marcia Crique

Thursday, January 17, 2013

         WINTER GETAWAY XII

Need a break?
Want to get away?
 
It’s that time of year. The Garnett Public Library is sponsoring its adult reading program “Winter Getaway XII”. This year’s program begins Monday, January 21st  and runs through Friday, March 1st.
This year’s plans include a kick-off party Monday, January 21st at 7 p.m. in the Archer Room here at the library. There will be refreshments served, an explanation of the program, a get acquainted activity and a prize or two.  Everyone eighteen years of age and older is welcome to participate. On Monday, February 11th will be the midway event. The Winter Getaway Program will conclude on Friday, March 1st with a celebration party on Tuesday, March 5th at 7 p.m. in the Archer Room at the library.

We want to encourage adults to read. If you are already a reader or haven’t read in awhile, come join the fun. This event is designed to allow a reader to choose their own material and their own pace. A minimum of five books read will make you eligible for the grand prize drawing.


Mark your calendars, make your plans and join the group. Any questions, call Sharon at the Garnett Public Library at 448-3388

Friday, November 09, 2012

Friends of the Library Annual Meeting


The Friends of the Library
will hold their annual membership meeting on
Tuesday, Nov. 13th at 7:00p.m. in the Archer Room.    
Join us for an evening of food and fun.  We will be serving several kinds of goodies. There will be a brief business meeting that will be followed by a powerpoint presentation of the past years activities.  This year our guest speaker will be Louise Thaden, Former Beech Pilot portrayed by Bonnie Johnson.  We  have a wonderful door prize that you don’t want to miss out on.  Everyone is invited to attend, please bring a Friend


Louise Thaden, Former Beech Pilot
 
 
 
 
 
  
FOL Annual Meeting
Tuesday, November 13th, 7:00p.m.
Garnett Public Library­­
 
Pilot-Performer Bonnie Johnson Operations Manager for Merkel Airplane Company, takes her audience back to 1958, as she reenacts the time when Thaden had just received her first ride in a jet aircraft with her son Bill.
Many historians are not aware that Thaden was the first woman to hold all three women's records at the same time … Altitude, Solo-Endurance and Speed, all in 1929. She had also won the 1929 Women's Air Derby, known as the Powder Puff Derby. All of this took place within a two-year time span. Bonnie Johnson, performing as Thaden, informs the audience of her experiences setting the records and winning the Powder Puff Derby. Thaden, after starting her family, went on to set one more record in 1932, Women's Refueling Endurance, and went on to win one more race, the 1936 Bendix Trophy Race.
Thaden was working for Jack Turner as a salesperson for the J. H. Turner Coal Company in Wichita, Kansas in 1926. When Jack learned of her desire to fly, he put her in contact with a close friend, Walter H. Beech. Beech offered Thaden a job of learning to fly and setting records for his fledgling distributorship in San Francisco. Thaden introduced the Travel Air 4000 and Beechcraft Staggerwing to the awestruck public. Her record-setting flights, often bested those of her friend, Amelia Earhart. Over the concerns of her family, Thaden left her college aspirations behind and went with D. C. Warren to San Francisco to realize her dreams. Thaden reflects as Bonnie Johnson reenacts Thaden's flying career, on how in her short flying span of 30 years, she has gone from Jennies to Jets.
Bonnie Johnson Pilot, Performer and Educator, is Operations Manager for the Merkel Airplane Company, Ed Merkel's company, working with Merkel on designing and building the all-metal biplane, Merkel Mark II. After 20 years as an aerospace test engineer, Johnson retired to teach high school mathematics. Johnson has also competed as an instrument rated pilot in the successor to the 1929 Derby, the Air Race Classic. Johnson has competed continuously since 1993. She has placed in the top ten three times.
Bonnie Johnson's interpretation of Louise Thaden is based on her research of Louise Thaden and the 1929 Women's Air Derby. Johnson holds three Master's Degree's in Business, Engineering and Education. Like Thaden, Johnson has a keen interest in flying and in her husband's engineering company. Johnson developed the first person creation of Thaden not only to show there are other pioneering women in aviation besides Amelia Earhart, a friend of Thaden's, but this woman also had ties to Kansas. As a result of Louise working for Walter Beech, she and Olive Ann Beech developed a lifelong friendship. This friendship kept bringing Louise Thaden back to Kansas until her death.


Win a Special Prize!!!!
 
Every preschool age child that we read “Wiggle” to, will have their name entered to win a special prize including a hardback copy of the book and a stuffed dog..  Soooo, if you want your child or
grandchild to have a chance at winning it, be sure and check with your day care provider to see if a volunteer is scheduled to read to their children, if not just stop by the library
during that week and someone will be glad to read to your child.


Thursday, October 04, 2012

A Day in the Life Photography Contest

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF ANDERSON COUNTY
SEPTEMBER, 4TH 2012
 
24 HOURS
22 PEOPLE
44 PICTURES
 
 
"I'LL BE YOUR EYES"
TAKEN BY ROSANNA BAUMAN
RALPH & MARTHA SHEERN
MEMORIAL AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING PHOTOGRAPHY
1ST PLACE - ADULT DIVISION
 

"KEN FISHING AT NORTH LAKE"
TAKEN BY MARY ANN UMBARGER
2ND PLACE - ADULT DIVISION
 
 
"FENCE CLIMBING"
TAKEN BY SHAINA ESH
1ST PLACE YOUTH DIVISION
 
 
 
 
"TRACKS TO WORK"
TAKEN BY KARLYN HULETT
HONORABLE MENTION
 
 
 
 "MAKING CHUNKY APPLESAUCE"
TAKEN BY LINDA K. MILLER
HONORABLE MENTION

 "JESUS LOVES THE LITTLE CHILDREN"
TAKEN BY AMANDA POVERLEIN
HONORABLE MENTION



"TREE AT SUNSET"
TAKEN BY SUE ZENTNER
HONORABLE MENTION
 
 

"2012 SUMMER HARVEST"
TAKEN BY TONYA ARNETT
HONORABLE MENTION
 
 
"VOLLEYBALL GIRLS HEADED TO BURLINGTON"
TAKEN BY MARY ANN UMBARBER
HONORABLE MENTION
 
 
"REFLECTED TREE"
TAKEN BY SHAINA ESH
YOUTH HONORALBE MENTION
 
 
 
"TO MARKET, TO MARKET"
TAKEN BY JOANNA BAUMAN
YOUTH HONORABLE MENTION
 
 

"MOTH ON SUNFLOWER"
TAKEN BY KELSEY RILEY
YOUTH HONORABLE MENTION
 
 
 

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

In preparation for our "Day in the Life of Anderson County" Photography Contest, the Garnett Public Library is sponsoring a photography workshop.  The workshop will be presented by Fred Kautt, a retired Hallmark photographer and Katie Rockers from Rockers Photography.  They will discuss the general elements of photography and give tips on how to take a great picture.  The workshop will be held on Thursday, August 23rd at 7:00 p.m. in the Archer Room.