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“ChickLits” Book Club for Girls!

October 11, 2014
10:30 am

Publication3We are excited to announce a new addition to our fall event line-up! Our ChickLits book club for girls will meet on Saturday, October 11th at 10:30. We’ll be reading School Days adapted from The Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Join us and our special guest, Laura Ingalls Wilder herself, (portrayed by Mrs. Kristen Martin!) as we have lots of fun talking about the book and life on the prairie. An activity and snacks will be provided, too! You can reserve a book by calling 775-2681 or just stop by the Children’s Desk to check-out your copy! Registration required, limited number of books available.

School’s Out Movie Mornings!

October 13, 2014
10:00 amto12:00 pm
October 24, 2014
10:00 amto12:00 pm

Free movie & popcorn 10 – noon on Monday, October 13th we’ll be showing the sequel about a flock of birds in Rio and Friday, October 24th we’ll feature a special Halloween movie.  Bring something comfy to sit on, your favorite beverage and meet your friends at the library for a fun morning out!


Friends of the Library 21st Annual Author Brunch!

October 18, 2014
10:00 am

51GELVTloLL__AA160_Please join us Saturday, Oct. 18th at 10:oo am for our annual Author’s Brunch!  Our guest author is Grant Overstake…

Mr. Overstake began sports writing at age 18 for The Wichita Eagle and Beacon. Then he attended the University of Kansas on a journalism scholarship and participated on the KU track team (decathlon). At 24, he became a Staff Writer for The Miami Herald. He later returned to Kansas, becoming one of the Sunflower State’s most honored journalists.

Tickets are available to purchase at the library at a cost of $10.00 each.  A delicious brunch is included in the ticket price!  A book signing will follow the program and books will be available for purchase.

Because this book is appropriate for teens as well as adults, we are very pleased to announce that middle & high school students are welcome to join us at 11:00, at no charge, to hear Mr. Overstake speak (after brunch).

“Maggie Steele is a gutsy farm girl from tiny Grain Valley, Kansas…Gripping in its portrayal of a teenager’s grief and thrilling in its vivid descriptions of one of the most exciting sports, Maggie Vaults Over the Moon is an inspiring read for mid grades to adults.”


Brown Baggers Book Club

October 13, 2014
12:00 pm

Brown Bagger book discussion group will meet at 12 noon on Monday, Oct. 13, at the library.

The discussion will be over All Quiet on the Western Front  by Maria Erich Maria Remarque.

All are welcome to attend.  If you would like to reserve a copy of the book, please call the library at 775-2681.

YA Pumpkin Decorating

October 24, 2014
3:00 pm

On Friday, October 24th at 3pm we will be decorating our pumpkins for the pumpkin contest! All the supplies will be provided including pumpkins and of course a snack and drink.  If you have a pumpkin at home you’ve already decorated feel free to bring that one for the contest. The pumpkins will be on display for a week to be judged by patrons of the library. On Halloween I will post in the library and on the Facebook & web pages the top 3 pumpkins and those people will receive a prize. We will vote on what prize you guys would like on the 24th. Can’t wait to do some decorating!  Feel free to call Sarah at the Library 316-775-2681 with any questions!                                   100413_halloween_paintedpumpkinsIMG_2523misc 043




Friends of the Augusta Public Library

October 13, 2014
1:00 pmto2:00 pm

Our next meeting will be on Monday, October 13 at 1PM  in the Community Room at the Library.  Please join us!

Call 775-2681 for additional information.

Kansas Humanities Book Talks–Fall Series–Nov. 1

November 1, 2014
10:30 amto11:30 am

The Kansas Humanities Book Talk for The Wind in the Willows will be held on Saturday, Nov. 1 at 10:30 a.m.

The discussion over The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe is still scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 4, at 10:30 a.m.


“Childhood Classics” is the name of the fall Kansas Humanities Book Talk series. It will be fun to entertain your “inner child” and either explore these classics for the first time or re-read them for renewed enjoyment.

Copies of the book are available at the library for check out.  Call the library for further information.

Genealogical Society

November 6, 2014
1:00 pmto2:30 pm

The Augusta Genealogical Society will have its next meeting on Nov. 6 at 1 p.m.

New members are welcome.  There are no membership fees.


Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library!

We are so very pleased & excited to announce that the Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, sponsored by United Way of the Plains, has just expanded to include the Augusta 67010 zip code!

Imagination Library logo - 2 color (2)Augusta children birth to age 5 are now eligible to receive free, age-appropriate books once a month delivered right to their homes.  It’s so easy to sign-up for this program…

1) Pick up a brochure with a sign-up form here at the library, or
2) Sign-up online at:http://usa.imaginationlibrary.com/register_my_child.php#.UuvWHD1dWkZ, or
3) Call 211, the United Way 24-hour information line.

If you have any questions, please contact Lisa by phone at 316/775-2681 or email to ldaniels@apl.kscoxmail.com.

Library Board of Trustees Opening!

Our Library Board of Trustees has an opening for a new member!

The Augusta Public Library Board of Trustees meets the third Monday of each month at 4:30 p.m.  In addition to regular board meetings, there may be several public meetings called by the Board President or Library Director.  Your attendance at all meetings is very important. The term of office is four years, with the eligibility of being appointed for a second four-year term.

The Library Board is responsible for the library and all that happens in it.  The Board has the ultimate responsibility for the success or failure of the library.  To manage this responsibility, the board has five major tasks:

  1. Set policies
  2. Hire the director
  3. Plan for the future of the library
  4. Monitor and evaluate the overall effectiveness of the library
  5. Advocate for the library in the community and advocate for the community as a member of the Library Board.

Click here to print a copy of the application.  Please complete the application and return it to the library, attention: Gregg Williamson.  If you have questions, please call Gregg at 775-2681.


New Books in the Library

Go to the Online Catalog to see the latest and greatest books that have been added to the Augusta Public Library collection.

See something that you are interested in?  Click on book photo to see if it is in or to put a hold on the material.

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.



We’re Mobile!

Have you ever been away from your computer and thought, “I wish I could see if my library has that”?  Well your wondering days are over!  We’re so excited to announce that now you can access our on-line catalog with your mobile device!  Using your device, simply click on the link “Mobile Online Catalog” to the left (under APL Online Catalog).  This will give you full access to our catalog & your library account.


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