Local Archivist, Susan Geiss, will present “Ottawa’s 150 Year History” here at the Library on Wednesday, Sept. 24th. at 6:30 pm.
Susan has collected photographs, memoirs, manuscripts, letters and more and has pieced together a chronicle of the town. Please join us in the Commissioners room on Wednesday the 24th, this is sure to be a program of entertainment and education.
This program is brought to us in part by the Kansas Humanities Council.
Ottawa Library will be closed Monday Sept. 1st for Labor Day, we will be open Sat. Aug. 30th from 9-1pm.
Friends of the Library Bookstore on 209 E 2nd St. will be closed on Monday Sept. 1st for Labor Day.
This is a hands on, interactive workshop. Be introduced to life before electricity, automobiles and commercially processed foods. See what farm families in Franklin County did for recreation. A celebration of Ottawa’s 150 years.
Ages 6 and older, children must be accompanied by an adult. A great program for kids to attend together with parents or grandparents. Thursday, Sept 4th. If you are on Facebook click to join our event : Farm Families Event . If not, just call us 242-3080 or come in and sign up.
image: Wheat, by Thomas Hart Benton, 1967
New Arrivals! We have a shelf full of new fiction, new non-fiction and books on food and cooking. Check out what’s new.
Our Librarians deserve a break after a fantastic, busy and fun Summer Reading season. We will resume our children’s programs on Tues. Aug. 19th. We will also resume Adult Pageturners book club in September, no book club discussion for August. Septembers book will be announced next month.
Our Summer full of Science and Reading fun in winding down this week, last day to collect prizes for kids is Friday July 25th. The Pool Party, for those that qualify will be Friday night 6:45-8:15 pm . The Teen Party at Forest Park is 7:30 – 9 pm. The Adult Summer Reading Party is Thursday July 24 at 6:30 pm.
Please support our Business Members who help make Summer Reading possible:
Porter-Spears and Bundy Insurance, Carstar Ottawa, Gibson Electric, Ottawa Family Physicians, Rex’s Barber and Hair Salon and KOFO 1220 radio.
Authors from many different genres will be at the Library this Thursday July 17 between hours of 4-7 pm. We offer books, book signings, refreshments and conversation.
Meet The Cruelheart series author Edward Mayhan, or Final Reflections author, Gary Dunn. Randy Attwood has several books and many stories take place right in our local area. Karin Reeve has a new best seller out and she will be showcasing The Oath Saga. Dave Burns will be here and he has some information about the Ottawa Writer’s Guild and classes if you’re interested. Cheryl Unruh, Claudia Provin, Diana Staresinic-Deane of Shadow on the Hill, and children’s author Beth McCluney, to name a few!
refreshments, books & converation
Kids and Teens Summer reading programs prove to be a hit, visiting scientists, Brown Bag Science, Deconstruction and Rocket Building is just a small sampling of our July calendar.
July 2014 SR Calendar
Kids July Summer Reading Calendar