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What’s Next at the Library? Help Us Decide!

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Here at the Basehor Library, we’re always looking for new ways to Explore, Imagine, and Connect with our community. You can help by taking our survey, either on paper or online. Thanks for your thoughts!

Rock And Roll: An American Story

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Rock and Roll: An American Story (RRAS) is an online educational resource presented by Steven Van Zandt’s Rock and Roll Forever Foundation and offered free-of-charge to educators and individuals everywhere. Interdisciplinary in nature, RRAS is geared toward middle and high school students but includes resources for learning at all levels. Launched in Fall 2013, the website will offer new lesson plans and teaching resources on a monthly basis. Educators are… Read more »

Book-a-librarian!

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Basehor Library’s Book-a-Librarian service offers you a FREE 30-minute appointment with a librarian for one-to-one help.  If you need help with a new technology device, a piece of software, your resume, or just a great book to read — ask us!  To schedule an individual appointment with one of our staff members, please complete the form here on our website.  If you’re in the library, you can ask for a paper copy of… Read more »

Scary Stories in the Park & Haunted Trail, Oct. 25 7-9 pm

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It’s time again for Basehor Library’s annual Scary Stories in thePark.  This year our guest storyteller is Priscilla Howe.  She has some sort of scary stories…and then some REALLY scary stories!   Scary Stories begins 7:00pm at the gazebo in the Basehor City Park, 159th & Leavenworth Road. For your comfort bring lawn chairs or blankets. Plus, enjoy FREE hot chocolate until it… disappears! Right after “Scary Stories”, about 8:00pm, the Teen Advisory Group invites you to… Read more »

Affordable Health Care Act Information

Beginning October 1st the government website HealthCare.gov opened for Americans to shop for and buy health insurance.  Since opening, the website has been experiencing numerous problems.  Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services, has issued a response. (Read it here.) The HealthCare.gov website is still available for Kansans to shop for health insurance. Open enrollment will continue through March 31, 2014. You can also call the Marketplace Call Center… Read more »

Banned Book Week: Celebrating the Freedom to Read

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Join us in celebrating the freedom to read by stopping by our Banned Book Week display. Have your picture taken with your favorite banned or challenged book, and then enter our drawing to win a mug with disappearing (censored?) words! Each year during the last week of September, bookish types like librarians, booksellers, teachers, and all of you who cherish reading join together to express appreciation for having the freedom… Read more »

Learn More About the Majestic Monarchs

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Monarch Watch in Lawrence is world-renowned as a central source for information about these beautiful butterflies. Check out their website for tons of information about Monarchs. Why do Monarchs fly to the same spot in Mexico every fall? What’s causing their population decline? How can you help? Find out on the Monarch Watch website.

Why can’t I download bestsellers from the Library?

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Nearly all the most popular books on the market today are published by six major publishers. The so-called “Big Six” are making it difficult (and expensive) for libraries to purchase these popular books as e-books. NPR’s Morning Edition’s report on the problem includes an interview with Kansas State Librarian Jo Budler. To learn more about why you can’t get the books you want for your e-reader, “like” the State Library’s… Read more »

Go Dog Go! Were you there??

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Were you a part of Go Dog Go? Tracie Lansing took some great pictures of the event – find them here. Or watch the YouTube video. We raised a little over $700 for the Leavenworth County Humane Society, Inc. Thanks to everyone who sponsored and participated in our walk.T-shirts are still available for $20. We’ll be back next year, and you won’t want to miss it.