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Sa: 9:30am - 3:00pm

Book Talks for Fall

September 19, 2015 10:30 amtoNovember 14, 2015 11:30 am

The books for the fall session  of Kansas Humanities Council will be ready for check-out.  The theme is British Classics .  The books and their discussion dates are Sept. 19, Great Expectations by Charles Dickens;  Oct. 10, Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy; and,  Nov. 14, Emma by Jane Austen.

Kansas Notable Books

The 2015 Kansas Notable Books are now on display and available to check out.  The Kansas Notable Books are books either by Kansas authors or about Kansas and chosen by the Kansas State Library.    The books were purchased through a grant by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Library closed for Labor Day

September 1, 2014

download (3)We will be closed Monday, September 7 and will re-open on Tuesday, September 8, at 9:30 am.


Thursday Evening Book Club

August 27, 2015
6:30 pmto7:30 pm

downloadKaren’s Thursday evening book club has had so much fun so far this summer that we’re going to continue on as long as the fun lasts!  On August 27th at 6:30 p.m.  They will be discussing The Dry Grass of August by Anna Jean Mayhew.  We’re always eager for new members, so if you’re interested, call Karen or Carol at 775-2681 and we’ll get you started!  Reports are that it’s a great book!

New Sewing and Handwork Group

September 10, 2015
6:30 pmto7:30 pm

Do you knit?  crochet?  quilt?  cross-stitch?  embroider?  do some other form of handwork?   If so, would you like to meet others who do the same?  On Sept. 10 from 6:30 to 7:30 we will be meeting in the Community Room.  Bring your current project and come to have fun.  We would love to organize a group that meets monthly.

Brown Baggers

September 14, 2015
12:00 pmto1:00 pm

The next meeting of the Brown Baggers book discussion group will be Sept. 14  at the library.  The group will discuss The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie, the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist who is frequently bullied because of his medical problems.   Deciding that he wants a good education, he elects to attend an all-white school.

The group meets the second Monday of each month at 12 p.m.  Call the library at 775-2681 and ask for Carol if you’re interested.

Genealogy Group

September 3, 2015
1:00 pmto2:00 pm

The next meeting will be on September 3 at 1 p.m.  Among other things, Joan Snyder is planning to show the group a feature on Excel that helps genealogists.  New members are always welcome.

Spanish Class for Adults

September 14, 2015
6:30 pmto7:30 pm

Se habla espanol? Traveling to a Spanish-speaking country soon? Dream of traveling to one? Just want to learn or refresh your Spanish-speaking skills? Jaime Simpson will be teaching a class on 2nd and 4th Monday evenings this fall that is just for you! Class meets for the first time on Sept. 14th at 6:30 downstairs at the library.spanish

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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.

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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