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AARP Driving Safety Class

Offered three times a year, this two-day course will refresh your driving skills and update you on new federal, state and local laws. A trained instructor will lead you through a workbook, dvd, and discussion – no driving is involved. After completing the class, you will receive a certificate that may be presented to your insurance company for a discount on your policy. The next class will be Thursday and Friday, April 21 and 22 in meeting room A in the library. Classes run 10am – 3pm each day with a lunch break. Lunch is on your own.

The class is $15 for AARP members, $20 for non-members. To register contact Pattie Johnston at 785-843-3833 ext. 115 or via email at

Registration is now being taken for the April class.   THIS CLASS HAS BEEN FILLED. 

Parking is available in the neighboring parking garage. Parking is $1 for the full day. There are handicap spaces as well as free 2-hour spaces. Metered parking is also on the streets surrounding the library building.

Another class will be available on June 16-17 at the library.  Classes will also be available t the Douglas County Senior Services Center. For information on classes at that site, please call DCSS, 785-842-0543.

Spring Book Sale 2016

Take your pick of spring reads, from mystery and international fiction, to cookbooks and graphic novels.

You can add to your TBR pile without breaking the bank. All proceeds go back to funding great programs for all ages at your library.

Located on the Kentucky Street side of the library. First dibs on Thursday if you’re a Friends member.

THU | March 31 | 5-7 PM (Friends only—Join at the door!)
FRI, SAT | April 1-2 | 10-6 PM
SUN | April 3 | 12-4 PM

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Yoga for Families

Join Sarah Trowbridge-Alford for a family yoga session! We’ll talk about mindfulness and have a beginning level class. Please bring your own mat. Register at 843-3833.

Mobile Magazines at Your Fingertips

Here are 11 great reasons to Flipster, starting with the fact that it’s completely free: The New Yorker, People, Time, Mental Floss, Wired, O/Oprah Magazine, Good Housekeeping, Vanity Fair, US Weekly, and Yoga Journal.

What are you waiting for?

Sprout Seedlings!

TUE | Mar 15 | 2-3 PM

Come and learn the basics for starting your own vegetables or flowers. You will get hands-on planting with take home instructions and projects. Presented by the Douglas County Master Gardeners. Registration is required. Please call 785-843-3833.

Giant Games Day

MON | Mar 14 | 10 AM- 4 PM | Auditorium

How about a giant-sized game of Connect Four or Tic-Tac-Toe? We’ll be playing all kinds of board, card, and dice games with the help of some local friends at Hometown Games.

Closed Easter Sunday

Spencer Art Cart: Just Add Water

SAT | Mar 12 | 1:30-4:30 PM | Readers’ Theater

Kids and families: Create a pencil drawing and watch it transform when you add water!

The SMA Art Cart is a drop-in art activity station where families and other groups can enjoy hands-on art projects together, taking inspiration from original artworks in the Spencer Museum of Art Classroom Collection.

Image Courtesy of the Spencer Museum of Art: Gift of Charles L. Marshall, 1992.0126.

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We’ll Makey Makey Teen Tech Week Fun

WED | Mar 9 | 3:30-5 PM | Readers’ Theater

Teen Tech Week starts March 7, so on top of games, we’re building satellite dishes with Little Bit kits, checking out a mini Mars Rover, and tinkering with a Makey Makey: check this out.