Winter’s Frost , volume 2 of The Oath Sage by Karlie Mavre, has just been released. You may meet the author, and get a signed copy of the her books. Stop by between the hours of 4:30 and 6 pm on Wednesday, Oct. 15th. We will have refreshments, you can talk to the author and find out what inspires her.
Do you need to know if you are registered to vote in the Nov. 4th election?
Do you need to know the location of where you vote?
Check out this website to get your answers:
or call: Franklin County Clerk Office: 785- 229-3410
If you are interested in learning a portable and relaxing handcraft give us a call at 242-3080. We have 4 nights of class, starting tonight that will teach you English Paper Piecing and Applique. Tonight, Thursday 6-8 pm at Ottawa Library, next 3 Thursday nights in October. Learn to make a Dresden Plate block that will be useful in many different projects you choose. Templates will be provided. This class is for Adults.
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.