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Library trip – University of Kansas Natural History Museum, Tues. March 8

This event is on March 8th, 2016 at 2:15pm


The University of Kansas Natural History Museum has just been named among the top natural history museums at a public university by Best College Reviews. The museum ranked fourth behind Harvard, Drexel and Yale.

Join us for a behind the scenes tour of this outstanding museum.  Located in Dyche Hall on the campus of the University of Kansas, the museum is home to more than 9 million  specimens of animals, plants and  fossils, and 1.2 million archaeological artifacts including the horse Comanche, the only survivor on the U.S. Cavalry side of the Battle of the Little Bighorn. The museum also has  extensive exhibits of plesiosaurs, mosasaurs, pterosaurs and other fossils from the Kansas Chalk.  Our tour will be led by a museum curator and then you will have a short time to explore the museum on your own.  We will then go out to dinner at the Free State Brewery and returning home by 7:00 p.m.  Dinner is on your own.  This is an adult tour, but children are welcome with an adult.

We’ll leaving library at 2:15 p.m., returning at 7:00 p.m.

Cost: $8.00

KU Natural History Museum Receives Top Rating Among Public Universities

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TnT: Books n’ Beverages Book Club, Thurs. Feb. 11, 7pm

This event is on February 11th, 2016 at 7:00pm

Join us for our Twenties n’ Thirties book discussion of “The Shadow of the Wind” by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. We’ll meet at 7:00 pm at Chili’s @ Legends. Order drinks, have dinner, or just snack on some appetizers.

The book is available at the front desk at the library. Since we meet at a restaurant just let us know if you’d like to attend (even if you haven’t read the book). Contact Amy @ the Library if you have any questions


Playing With Poetry – Wed, 6:30 pm, Feb 17 through March 9

Next meeting on February 17th, 2016 at 6:30pm

Playing With Poetry; How to Read, Discuss and Have Fun with Poems

Wednesday evenings, February 17th – March 9th, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Join two University of Saint Mary English professors here at the library for an enriching evening of poetry. We’ll read and talk about all sorts of poetry. A poetry anthology will be supplied for all participants.

Registration is required.

This program is funded by the University of Saint Mary McGilley Chair for Liberal Studies.

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Let’s Get Cookin’ Apple Pie, Round 2! Tues, Feb 9 6-8 pm

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Due to the popularity of our first class, we are offering it again.  We will make an apple pie entirely from scratch.  Learn how to make and roll out your own pie dough, a variety of crimping techniques and tips to make your pies turn out beautiful.   You will leave class with a pie ready to take home and bake.  Ahh, the aroma of an apple pie baking in the oven!  Kids are welcome with an adult.

Class size is limited and registration is required.  A supply list will be handed out at registration.

“Introducing Mahjongg” on first Fridays

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If you want to learn how to play Mahjongg, mark your calendar for the first Friday.  The first Friday of each month is dedicated to “Introducing Mahjongg.” From 1:00-3:00, Suzie will work with you on the fundamentals and rules of the game. From 3:00-4:00 you will get a chance to play with knowledgeable players. The rest of the month on Fridays you can strengthen your skills and really “get your game on.” Then, please join the Monday group for an evening of fast and fun Mahjongg.   The cost of the tutorial packet is $5.00. Be sure to register at the library before you begin your Friday classes.