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Library Closed for Staff Inservice

August 11, 2017

The library will be closed Friday, August 11, 2017 for a Staff Inservice Day. We will reopen on Saturday, 8/12/17 at 9:30. We apologize for any inconvenience. Our on-line services will be available for patrons to extend check-out dates, view holds, and access our on-line catalog.

We’re Hiring!

Do you love working with children and teens? Is creativity your thing? Are you passionate about reading and telling stories?

If you answered “Yes!” then we have the job for you…Children’s Services Manager! Click on this link to get all the important details: Youth Services Manager Job Description

Applications are available at the library or you may email your resume to:

Pay DOQ. Generous benefit package includes insurance, KPERS, and leave time.  Position open until filled.

Total Solar Eclipse 2017

August 21, 2017
11:00 amto3:00 pm

On August 21, 2017 the U.S. will see its’ first total solar eclipse since February 26, 1979! We want you to join us in watching history-in-the-making! We will have FREE Eclipse Glasses available at our Viewing Event. We are not allowed to distribute these prior to our event. Our area of Kansas will experience a partial eclipse beginning at approximately 11:37 am and continuing through approximately 2:33 pm. The “maximum eclipse” of 92.988% will occur at approximately 1:05 pm. To see the “total eclipse” of the sun,  the far Northeast corner of our state is the place to be! More information will be posted here soon, so check back often!!!



September 12, 2017
12:00 amto7:00 pm

Trivia Night at Augusta Public Library!

The second Tuesday of every month!


Bring friends and family!
All ages invited!

Coloring and Confections!

September 2, 2017
11:00 amto1:00 pm

Gel pens, pencils, markers and more!

Coloring and Confections will be on the first Saturday of the month!

Listen to relaxing music while coloring and enjoying treats.

Please sign-up at the front desk or by calling (316) 775-2681.



Genealogy at APL!

September 14, 2017
1:00 pmto2:00 pm

APL’s Genealogy group meets the second Thursday of every month!


Start or continue your search at the Augusta Public Library!
September 14, 2017
Welcome back genealogists! Be prepared to share what you have found this summer!

A Novel Idea

August 17, 2017
6:30 pmto7:30 pm

Get lost in a good book.

A Novel Idea is an APL book group!
It is a great time to join A Novel Idea!
We are currently reading Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult.

With incredible empathy, intelligence, and candor, Jodi Picoult tackles race, privilege, prejudice, justice, and compassion—and doesn’t offer easy answers. Small Great Things is a remarkable achievement from a writer at the top of her game.

Cookbook Club!

August 24, 2017
6:30 pmto7:30 pm


Cookbook Club meets the fourth Friday of the month 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. (except November and December)!
Our current cookbook is Skinny Taste Fast and Slow by Gina Homolka!

Registration required!

Scrap Shop

August 15, 2017
1:00 pmto3:00 pm
5:00 pmto7:00 pm

DIY rose petal sugar scrub.



Come get crafty at the Augusta Public Library!

August 15, 2017
1:00p.m.-3:00p.m. -or- 5:00p.m.-7:00p.m.

Pick a time that works for you and make a DIY sugar scrub!
Bring the spa home with this wonderful craft!
Sign-up before August 15, 2017.


Brown Baggers

September 11, 2017
12:00 pmto1:00 pm

The next meeting of the Brown Baggers book discussion group will be on September 11 at 12 p.m.  We will discuss Doc by Mary Doria Russell.  The group meets the second Monday of each month at 12 p.m.  Call the library at 775-2681 if you’d like to join us!

Walking Books!

August 14, 2017
9:00 amto9:30 am

This month’s selection is Salt by Helen Frost!
Walk for 30 minutes a week with a group while listening to an audiobook.
We walk from 9:00a.m.-9:30a.m. every Monday.
We are walking at Robert Shryock Park. In the case of poor weather, we will walk at the United Methodist Church.


Sign-up TODAY come in or call (316) 775-2681 to reserve your spot!

This program/project is funded in part by the South Central Kansas Library System. SCKLS serves 144 participating public libraries, school districts, academic libraries and special libraries in twelve counties. The mission of the South Central Kansas Library System is to assist member libraries to provide excellent service to their communities.

Kansas Humanities Council’s “Talk About Literature” Program

September 9, 2017
10:30 amto11:30 am

The Augusta Public Library
will offer a three-part book discussion series Septembere through November on the theme  “Kansas at 150.”  Members of the community are invited to attend the free programs, which will take place at the Library.

Meeting times are as follows:

Saturday, September 9 at 10:30 It Happened in Kansas by Susan Smarsh.

Saturday, October 14 at 10:30 Kansas Poems of William Stafford edited by Denise Low

Saturday, November 4 at 10:30 Now Let Me Fly by Marcia Cebulska

All three books are available for check-out at this time and are not due back until after the final program.  Patrons are urged to attend even if they have been unable to complete reading the books.


E-Books, etc., now available at your library!

We now have  e-books, digital audiobooks, video, and music available in a variety of formats for most devices!  Stop by the library to pick up an instructional brochure, find instructions by clicking on our “E-Books” tab above or click on the “download” box below.  You must have an Augusta Public Library Card to use this service.




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