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The Basehor Community Library announces the annual Poetry Contest.

Cash prizes will be awarded as follows:

1st – $100     2nd – $50    3rd – $25

The deadline to enter is Friday, March 27

The winning poems will be on display in the library during the month of April for National Poetry Month.


The contest is for ages 16 and up
– Submit one original poem
– Must fit on 8 1/2” by 11” paper
– Provide name, address or email address & phone number on back of entry


BY MAIL—must be postmarked by March 21:
Poetry contest—Basehor Community Library
1400 158th St
Basehor, KS 66007
DROP OFF @ the library by 5:00 p.m. March 27
1400 158th St, Basehor, KS 66007

For additional information please call the library 913.724.2828

Respect the Storm of the Storm

Chasing Weather – Thurs. April 16th, 6:30 p.m.

This event is on April 16th, 2015 at 6:30pm

Please join us for a special evening of dinner, stunning images of weather and poetry.

Stephen Locke, weather chaser/photographer and Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, Kansas Poet Laureate Emeritus will give a multi-media presentation of images and videos of wild weather matched with stirring poems.

Dinner will be served at 6:30 with the program beginning at 7:00 p.m.

Reservations are requested.

A program in our “Destination Libraries” series.




Living Landscape – Tues. April 7th, 6:30 p.m.

This event is on April 7th, 2015 at 6:30pm

Create a bird and butterfly oasis in your backyard.  Wayne Rhodus, nature photographer, will share his experiences in creating a living landscape. 

Wayne’s backyard has been certified as a:

  • Backyard Wildlife Habitat (National Wildlife Federation)
  • Bird Friendly Habitat (National Wildlife Federation)
  • Monarch Waystation (Monarch Watch)

Please join us for dinner, nature photography and discussion about attracting wildlife to your backyard.

Reservations are requested.

A program in our “Destination Library” series.

“Introducing Mahjongg” on first Fridays

Next meeting on April 3rd, 2015 at 1:00pm

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 group on Mondays 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.

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TnT: Books n’ Beverages Book Club, Mar. 12, 7pm

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Join us for our Twenties n’ Thirties book discussion of “And Then There Were None” by Agatha Christie. We’ll meet at 7pm at Granite City @ 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.