Programs for Adults


Library Quarantine Bingo 2020

Play Library Quarantine Bingo with Us!

For all ages! Download and print out our Bingo sheet, and play along with us through May 1st for fun and prize packs. All instructions and Bingo sheet included right HERE.


Upcoming Events

Book Clubs

Our Library Book Clubs
GRUFFIES: Friday, May 29th at 1:00 pm

The Red Door Inn by Liz Johnson

Saturday Adult Book Club: Saturday, May 16th at 12:30 pm

When All is Said by Anne Griffin

Interested in what some of the other area library book clubs are reading each month? Check out the shared calendar!



Check out the event pages for KIDS and TEENS for more upcoming events.




Triumph over Madness: A WWII/Holocaust Story

Triumph over Madness: A WWII/Holocaust Story
Thursday, May 7th at 6:30 pm

Peter Stern is a second generation speaker through the Midwest Center for Holocaust Education. He has been telling his father's story for the last two years. He recently retired as CEO of Currus, Inc. and also serves as President of the Board of Governors of the Ninth Infantry Division Association which is the division his father served in during WWII.

Peter will share his father’s story which is fairly unique. He was born Jewish in 1919 in Berlin, Germany. He experienced much persecution in the 1930s, his father was sent to prison by the Gestapo, he was kicked out of school and his family was broken up. He luckily was able to come to the USA on a visa in August, 1936. While learning English, he completed high school and college in Cincinnati and then joined the Army. He served in the Ninth Infantry Division for all eight military campaigns in North Africa and Europe. Because of his German and French language skills, he interviewed and interrogated German prisoners for much of the war. He was with his division when they liberated the Nordhausen slave labor camp in Germany in April, 1945. He truly is both a survivor of Nazi persecution and a liberator.


Plant & Garden Exchange

Plant & Garden Exchange
Sat., May 9th from 10:00 am-12:30 pm (those who donate) & 12:30-3:00 pm (everyone else)

New procedures this year!

It's garden time! This year we're introducing a few new changes:

1. All plants, seeds, or garden related items you'd like to bring to the exchange should be dropped off on Fri., May 8th or brought with you on Sat., May 9th before 10:00 am. All plants and seeds should be clearly labeled with what plant it is.

2. Those who bring something to the exchange will get first access! From 10:00 am-12:30 pm on the 9th, only those who have brought something to the exchange get to view what's available.

3. While you don't have to donate to come to the exchange, you won't be able to view what's available until after 12:30 pm on the 9th.

This is a fun, popular event, and who knows what will be here this year!


Beekeeping throughout the Year

Beekeeping throughout the Year
Thursday, May 21st at 6:30 pm

Joli Winer from Heartland Honey & Beekeeping Supply will cover aspects of beginning beekeeping during this program. You'll learn what's necessary to do throughout different parts of the year plus the various plants that are in the bloom during each season.


Boys of the Prairie Celtic Music Show

Boys of the Prairie Celtic Music Show
Thursday, May 28th at 6:30 pm

We're welcoming Boys of the Prairie for the perfect way to end March: a Celtic music show! The group is from Lawrence, Kansas and plays tunes from Ireland, Scotland, Brittany and beyond.

Check out a video of the group to get an early listen!


How Tornadoes Form & Severe Weather Preparedness

How Tornadoes Form & Severe Weather Preparedness
Will be rescheduled

Leavenworth County Emergency Management Director Chuck Magaha will help us prepare for the storm season ahead. You'll learn tips to be prepared as well as learn more in depth information about tornadoes and how they form. This program is okay for all ages/families.



Ongoing Programs

coffee

Coffee Group
Monday - Thursday at 9:00 am

Many local citizens gather at the library to drink coffee and enjoy snacks. There is a freewill donation taken. All are welcome, but come prepared to defend your political opinions!



Potluck

Koffee Klatch
Tuesdays at 1:00 pm

A potluck lunch is held every Tuesday in the Marceline Turner room. Bring your favorite dish and join the conversation!



Movement through Awareness yoga class

Awareness through Movement Yoga Class with Aly Evans
Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30 pm

You may appreciate this class if:

  • You are craving movement in your life!
  • Your body feels stiff and/or you have pain in your body.
  • You are interested to learn how to deepen and bring more awareness to your breath.
  • You are interested or open to learning simple meditation techniques.
  • You have never taken a yoga class but are curious about it.
  • You love to stretch and breathe and be aware!

Bring yoga mat if possible, but there will be a few extra mats available. Donations to instructor acceptable.



Knitting

Adult Knitting
Thursdays at 2:30 pm

Have extra yarn you want to donate? We'll take your yarn!

An informal knitting gathering. Knitters of all skill levels are welcome. If you would like to learn to knit, our staff will be happy to teach you the basics.



Quilts for Veterans

Quilts for Veterans
2nd Wednesday of each month from 9:00 am-12:00 pm

This group creates quilts in honor of veterans who have served their country. These quilts are then given to selected veterans to cherish. All levels of quilting ability are welcome. Check out further information on the Quilts for Veterans page.



Council on Aging

Community Outreach with the Council on Aging
4th Thursday of each month from 9:00-10:00 am

A staff member from the Council will be on hand each month to answer questions regarding services or for appropriate referrals. No appointment is necessary. In the event of inclement weather the event will be cancelled for that time.



Library Hours

  • Monday: 9:00 A.M. - 6:30 P.M.
  • Tuesday: 9:00 A.M. - 6:30 P.M.
  • Wednesday: 9:00 A.M. - 6:30 P.M.
  • Thursday: 9:00 A.M. - 6:30 P.M.
  • Friday: 9:00 A.M. - 6:30 P.M.
  • Saturday: 11:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.
  • Closed Sundays
  • Monday: 9:00 A.M. - 6:30 P.M.
  • Tuesday: 9:00 A.M. - 6:30 P.M.
  • Wednesday: 9:00 A.M. - 6:30 P.M.
  • Thursday: 9:00 A.M. - 9:00 P.M.
  • Friday: 9:00 A.M. - 6:30 P.M.
  • Saturday: 11:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M.
  • Closed Sundays

19649 Linwood Rd.
(913) 301-3686

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