M - Th: 9:30am - 8:00pm
Fr: 9:30am - 6:00pm
Sa: 9:30am - 3:00pm

We’re Hiring!

join-our-team-rectangl-blogDo you love working with teens? Are you creative? If so, we have the job for you…we’re searching for a new Young Adult Services Specialist. This position is part-time, Monday 3-8 p.m., Friday 9-6 p.m. and every other Saturday 9-3 p.m. Stop in to view a complete job description and to fill out your application!

Genealogy Group

October 8, 2015
1:00 pmto2:00 pm

The next meeting will be on October 8 at 1 p.m.  Karen McKee will give you an update on the obituary scanning project.  Due to a scheduling conflict, the regular meetings will be on the 2nd Thursday of the months the group regularly meets:  Sept., Oct., Nov., Jan., Feb., March, April, and May.

Let’s Stitch Together!

October 8, 2015
6:30 pmto7:30 pm

images (2)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?  The group will be meeting monthly on the second Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.  Bring your current project and come to have fun.

Book Talks for Fall

October 10, 2015
10:30 amto11:30 am
November 14, 2015
10:30 amto11:30 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 Oct. 10, Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy; and,  Nov. 14, Emma by Jane Austen.

Brown Baggers

October 12, 2015
12:00 pmto1:00 pm

The next meeting of the Brown Baggers book discussion group will be on Oct. 12 to discuss The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd.  It is the story of two sisters in the pre-Civil War South who become leaders in the cause of abolitionism.  It is a novel based on real people.

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.

Friends of the Augusta Public Library

October 12, 2015
1:00 pmto2:00 pm

Our next meeting will be on Monday, October 12 at 1pm  in the Community Room at the Library.  Please join us!

Call 775-2681 for additional information.

Spanish Class for Adults

October 12, 2015
6:30 pmto7:30 pm
October 26, 2015
6:30 pmto7:30 pm
November 9, 2015
6:30 pmto7:30 pm
November 23, 2015
6:30 pmto7:30 pm
December 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 at 6:30 downstairs at the library.spanish


October 13, 2015
3:30 pmto4:30 pm
October 20, 2015
3:30 pmto4:30 pm
October 27, 2015
3:30 pmto4:30 pm

Students grades 3rd through 5th are invited to join our T.A.S.K. Force (Tuesday After School Kids) starting Tuesday, September 22, 2015!  We have a fun activity planned every Tuesday from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Children’s Department!  (All activities are open -no registration required – except for our monthly Lego Club which requires registration and will meet on the first Tuesday of each month.)  If you have any questions, just contact the Children’s Department or stop by to pick up our September – October calendar!


Healthy Pets

October 15, 2015
6:30 pmto7:30 pm

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Dr. Guengerich from the Augusta Animal Clinic will be here on the evening of October 15 from 6:30-7:30 to give a program on maintaining the healthy life of your pets, particularly dogs and cats.

Library Board of Trustees Meeting

October 19, 2015
4:30 pmto5:30 pm

The Library Board of Trustees will meet in the Vancil Study Room on Monday, Oct. 19th at 4:30.


There’s still time – and space – for your little reader to join us for Storytime!  Storytime is for children ages three to five.  (Toddletime is for toddlers 18 months to 36 months of age!  Our Toddletime is currently full but a waiting list is available.)  Stop in today to get them signed up or call us at 775-2681!  Storytimes are Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. and Toddletime is Thursday at 10:30 a.m.

Thursday Evening Book Club

September 24, 2015
6:30 pmto7:30 pm

karenbookclubKaren’s Thursday evening book club will meet at 6:30 on Sept. 24 .  They will be discussing When I Found You  by Catherine Ryan Hyde.  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!

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.

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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.