Adult Services

Humanities Kansas Book T.A.L.K. – Friday, Sept. 14th, 10:00 a.m.

This event is on September 14th, 2018 at 10:00am

Book T.A.L.K. (Talk About Literature in Kansas) A Humanities Kansas program.

Our fall series is the Growing Up American series. Each of the four stories we will read this fall are classified as coming-of-age literature and capture the liminal state of adolescence. We get to see the world through the eyes of someone still a bit outside the adult world as they explore ethnicity, sexuality and the social expectations of the world around them. This kind of literature is categorized by the German term Bildungsroman, the psychological and moral development of a young person becoming an adult.

Our first novel is The Catcher in the Rye.

In The Catcher in the Rye, Holden Caulfield recounts the days following his expulsion from Pencey Prep, a private school. After a fight with his roommate, Stradlater, Holden leaves school two days early to explore New York before returning home, interacting with teachers, prostitutes, nuns, an old girlfriend, and his sister along the way. J.D. Salinger’s classic The Catcher in the Rye illustrates a teenager’s dramatic struggle against death and growing up. Published in 1951, can J. D. Salinger’s classic still tell us anything about what it means to be young and American?

Our discussion will be led by Sister Rosemary Kolich.  Copies of the book are available at the library.

Dementia Caregiver Support Group: Thurs, Sept. 6 – 6:30 – 8:00 pm

This event is has passed.

Dr. Maritza Buenaver, Geriatric Psychiatrist specializing in dementia care and dementia education will guide a caregiver group the first Thursday of every month starting in September. The group’s goal is to provide understanding, comfort and a means for sharing experiences. Join us and learn from each other in a safe and supportive environment. Just drop by, no need to register.

Brown Bag Film Screening: “Lindy Lou, Juror #2” – Wed, Aug. 22 12:00 Noon

This event is on August 22nd, 2018 at 12:00pm

Please join us for our once-a-month film screenings and short discussion of a PBS POV documentary.

For 20 years, Lindy has lived with an unbearable feeling of guilt. Committed to fulfilling her civic duty, Lindy sat with 11 other people on a jury that handed down the death penalty to a Mississippi man convicted of a double homicide. An overwhelming feeling of regret compels Lindy to track down her fellow jurors. A conservative, religious woman from the South, she manages to tackle this topic with humor, an open mind and sincere curiosity.

Please bring your lunch; the library will provide drinks. The film is 60 minutes long.

Community Outreach from the Council on Aging – Thurs, Sept. 20, Drop-by between 9:00-10:00 am

Next meeting on September 20th, 2018 at 9:00am

A staff member from the Leavenworth County Council on Aging will be at the library to answer your questions regarding services available to any person 60 or older regardless of income. Some services provided are transportation, nutrition, home and telephone visits, legal assistance, advocacy and social services. There are no set fees for the services, however, donations are accepted. No
appointment necessary. For more information, contact the Council on Aging at (913) 684-0777.

Final Friday Computer Class – Fri. Aug 31, 10 am

Next meeting on August 31st, 2018 at 10:00am

Fear not the computer! The class is aimed at all skill levels and will be presented at a relaxed pace. Topics addressed will be based on your questions. The library has some fantastic tools to help you learn to master your computer. Let us share them with you!

Registration requested.