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Fr: 9:30am - 6:00pm
Sa: 9:30am - 3:00pm

We’re Hiring!

Picture1Do these qualities describe you?  If so we want you to be our new Adult Services Specialist.  If you think you’re the perfect fit, stop in to pick up a job description and complete an application today!

Position open until filled.


May 2, 2016
6:30 pmto7:30 pm
May 16, 2016
6:30 pmto7:30 pm

Our Winter/Spring 2016 Spanish for Travelers course will begin Monday, January 25, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.   It is a continuation of our Fall 2015 course but we welcome new students as we will also extensively review what has already been studied.  This class is FREE and open to all adults who are interested in learning basic conversational Spanish.

Upcoming Class Dates (All begin at 6:30 p.m. in the APL Community Room):
January 25, 2016
February 8, 2016 & February 22, 2016
March 7, 2016 & March 21, 2016
April 4, 2016 & April 25, 2016
May 2, 2016 & May 16, 2016

Brown Baggers

May 9, 2016
12:00 pmto1:00 pm

The next meeting of the Brown Baggers book discussion group will be on May 9.

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

Friends of the Augusta Public Library

May 9, 2016
1:00 pmto2:00 pm

Friends will meet on Monday, May 9th at 1:00 pm.  Please join us!

Call 775-2681 for additional information.

Kansas Humanities Council’s “Talk About Literature” Program

May 14, 2016
10:30 amto11:30 am

51TPKZA3JRL._SX282_BO1,204,203,200_The Augusta Public Library will offer a three-part book discussion series March through May on the theme “Kansas Literary Heritage.”  Members of the community are invited to attend the free programs, which will take place at the Library. Our third and final meeting is scheduled for Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 10:30 a.m.

Trail of the Spanish Bit by Don Coldsmith is our featured title. The young Spaniard Juan Garcia rides into sixteenth-century Kansas as an arrogant conquistador, until the native prairie people show him a new way of life and receive in return the gift of the Spanish Bit.

The discussion leader will be Sister Rosemary (Rosie) Kolich who is an assistant professor of English at the University of Saint Mary. She teaches at both the main campus in Leavenworth and at the Overland Park campus. She earned her PhD from Saint Louis University. One of the courses she team teaches is called Good Books, which pairs works from theology and literature with similar themes. Sister Rosie joined the KHC TALK program as a discussion leader in 2008.


Library Board of Trustees Meeting

May 16, 2016
4:30 pmto5:30 pm

Our Library Board will meet on Monday, May 16th at 4:30 pm.

Visitors are welcome to attend.

Thursday Evening Book Club

May 19, 2016
6:30 pmto7:30 pm

Karen’s Thursday Evening Book Club will meet at 6:30 on May 19th. (Please note the change to the third Thursday of each month!) This month’s selection is Mr. Churchill’s Secretary by Susan Elia MacNeal. Please contact Karen at 775-2681 to sign up!images (6)

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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