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Road Construction on 158th St.: “How do I get to the Library??” Starting Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Starting October 9 (we’re closed Monday, Oct. 8 for in-service) you will have to come to the library by using Parallel and one of two side streets to reach our driveway on Garden Parkway. Turn south off Parallel onto 159th Street and go three blocks. Turn right on Prairie Way and continue until you reach Garden Parkway. Turn left and take Garden Parkway to the Library’s driveway entrance. OR Turn… Read more »

The Celebrity Billboard Project

If you’re a stats fan you’ll want to check this link out! The Celebrity Billboard Project is a constantly updating timeline of the top ten most read Wikipedia pages of famous people each day. It’s interesting to see what historical events can cause interest to spike in certain people. After you’re finished cycling through the data on this timeline, the main website for The Pudding has multiple visual essays tracking… Read more »

The Good Ole Days: 70’s, 80’s and 90’s TV!

Are you one of those people who feel like there’s nothing good on TV anymore? Do you miss the good old days and long for the television of your youth? Well My Decade TV has you covered! Choose between the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s and flip through the variety of different programming they have from each of the decades. Browse by year and view everything from music videos to soap… Read more »

Watch Live Bears From the Safety of Your Computer!

If you are a fan of the outdoors and animals in their natural habitats but aren’t able to make the trek, the live bear cam for Katmai National Park in Alaska in a wonderful way to scratch that itch. You can tune in almost any time of the day and see such exciting sites as bears fishing for salmon or wrestling with each other in the stream. Definitely worth checking… Read more »

Hankering For Something We Don’t Have? Request a Title for Purchase

Help us choose what goes on the shelf.  You can make purchase suggestions through our website. Here’s how: Go to the NExpress library catalog Log in to your account Click on Purchase Suggestions Fill out the online form We’ll let you know as soon as possible if we can fulfill your purchase suggestion.  

Libraries Rock and So Does This Interactive Music Map

In honor of our Library Rocks Summer Reading theme, check out this interactive music map! Discover the history of musical genres from electronic to jazz, hip-hop to country and everything in between. The website is full of interesting facts and helpful playlists to help get you started on your musical journey.

“The Book Was Better…”

Jake shares this video from PBS about how we feel when our favorite books get turned into movies. Speaking of books, check out the PBS 100 List for The Great American Read. How many have you read?

Libraries Rock! SUMMER READING PROGRAM For All Ages

Summer Reading is here!!! Summer reading is FUN and simple! For kids birth to 6th grade, there’s still time to record your days spent reading online or at the library. We’re rockin’ with some great kids events this year: Reader’s Theater, Camp Construct, exotic animals, Jay & Leslie and so much more! Check the flyer for times you need to register (hint: it’s always the Monday of the week prior to the… Read more »

How do I…find election information for the 2018 elections?

In the 2018 elections, Kansans will be electing: Representatives to the United States House of Representatives Governor of Kansas Secretary of State of Kansas Attorney General of Kansas Kansas State Board of Education Members Representatives to the Kansas House of Representatives Important election dates to keep in mind: June 1 – Deadline to file to run for office October 16 – Deadline to register to vote (Need to register? Learn… Read more »

Midwest Coast for Arts and Culture of the Midwest

The Midwest can often be overlooked when looking at the arts and culture coverage across the Internet but luckily Midwest Coast is here to change that. Featuring interviews, videos and features from artists and musicians of all different backgrounds in the Midwest. The website is fairly new but is updated often with new and original content that is sure to spike the interest of arts and culture lovers regardless of… Read more »