Adult Services

Thursday Evening Book Club – May 23, 6:30 p.m.

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The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb by Melanie Benjamin

She was only two feet, eight inches tall, but more than a century later, her legend reaches out to us. As a child, Mercy Lavinia “Vinnie” Warren Bump was encouraged to live a life hidden away from the public. Instead, she reached out to the immortal impresario P. T. Barnum, married the tiny superstar General Tom Thumb in the wedding of the century, and became the world’s most unexpected celebrity. Vinnie’s wedding captivated the nation, preempted coverage of the Civil War, and even ushered her into the White House. But her fame also endangered the person she prized most: her similarly sized sister, Minnie, a gentle soul unable to escape the glare of Vinnie’s spotlight. A barnstorming novel of the Gilded Age, The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb is the irresistible epic of a heroine who conquered the country with a heart as big as her dreams—and whose story will surely win over yours.

Copies of the book are available at the library. Please join our discussion.

 

KC Beer Tour – Sun. June 9, 11:15 am—5:00 pm

This event is on June 9th, 2019 at 11:15am

Join us on our next bus tour as we visit two craft breweries and one distillery in Kansas City. Our tour will be led by a knowledgeable guide to ensure the best possible experience. We’ll be visiting Strange Days Brewing Co., Calibration Brewere and Lifted Spirits-Kansas City Distillery. Participants will receive one pint at each brewery and a small sample cocktail at the distillery. Cost: $35 per person – this is the cost for the tour, the cost of the bus is paid for by the Friends of the Basehor Library.

To make the day even more memorable, cast from the Kansas City Renaissance Festival’s the Royal Pub Crawl, will entertain us on the way. The bus will leave the Basehor Library at 11:15 am and return at 5:00 pm.

Pre-payment is required at time of registration.  Registration deadline is Wednesday, June 5. MUST BE 21 to participate.

 

The Fallacies of Astronomy – Thurs. June 6 – 6:30-8:00 pm

This event is on June 6th, 2019 at 6:30pm

When it comes to Astronomy, what is real, and what isn’t? Jackie Beucher of the KC Astronomical Society will be here to teach us about sights we have seen, like a super moon at sunset, or terms we have heard, like “once in a blue moon.” She will debunk some myths and explain all things astronomical. No registration required.

SUMMER KICK-OFF!! A Universe of Stories: Karen Land, Musher – Thurs. May 30, 2:00 OR 7:00 pm

This event is on May 30th, 2019 at 2:00pm

Writer, public speaker, and wilderness advocate Karen Land is a three-time participant in the 1,150-mile Iditarod Sled Dog Race across Alaska. Land, and her Alaskan Huskie sled dog Noggin, will be here at the library to tell stories of her many adventures. The afternoon presentation will be geared toward our younger patrons, but all are welcome at either presentation.
Space is limited at both presentations. FREE Tickets will be available at the library starting May 22. Choose which program you want to attend when you pick up your ticket. Get your tickets in advance as there may not be any seats left on the day of the show.

Hooks and Needles for a Cause Wrap-up! – Sat. May 11, 10:00-11:30 am

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Thank you to all the knitters and crocheters who have helped us make the 7×9 inch rectangles for our many-colored-blanket.

Still working on a few rectangles? Now’s the time to finish up and bring them to the library. We will begin sewing those  rectangles together to make a twin blanket and several lap blankets to donate locally. Join us for one or both of the sewing sessions!