Our Newsletter - Basehor Community Library

February 2015
Make a Succulent Terrarium
Saturday, February 7 @ 10:00-11:00 am
Cost: $6.00
Here in the depth of winter, a little bit of desert sunshine would do us
all good. If you can’t get to the desert, take one home with you. Come
to the library and make your own little
succulent garden. Jesse Nelson of Family
Tree Nursery will lead us in making a
beautiful terrarium for you to take home.
All the supplies and plants will be here. All
you need to bring is your green thumb.
Kids are welcome, but must come with an
adult. Registration is required and the
class size is limited.
Free Your Mind:
Documentary and Discussion Group
Sunday, February 15 @ 2:30 pm
Building the Machine: The Common Core Movie
Building the Machine introduces the public to the Common Core
States Standards Initiative and its effects on our children’s education.
The documentary compiles interviews from leading
educational experts, including members of the
Common Core Validation Committee.
What is the Common Core? The Common Core
is the largest systemic reform of American
public education in recent history. What started
as a collaboration between National Governors
Association and the Council of Chief State
School Officers to reevaluate and nationalize
America’s education standards has become one
of the most controversial - and yet unheard of issues in the American public.
Adult Winter Reading Challenge
“Ther e’s Sn ow B et te r Time t o Re ad ”
January 12th - March 20th
The Adult Winter Reading Challenge started in January,
but it is still cold outside and there is still “snow” better
time to read. Read (or listen to) great stories, earn prizes
and enter for a chance at the grand prize, a $100 gift
certificate to Nebraska Furniture Mart. The Challenge
runs through March 20th. Come on in the library for more
details and to sign up!
For Families
Monday, February 23 @ 5:00-7:30 pm
Too cold to play outside? Bring your family
INDOORS and play Mini-golf here at the
library! This 9-hole course will wind through
the stacks in the children’s area… but not to
worry, we are using plastic golf balls! Now
the putters, they are real. A big THANKS to
Smiley’s Golf Complex (on the NE corner of K-7
& K-10) for letting us borrow them for the
night. There is no need to sign up, just drop
in anytime between 5:00 pm-7:30 pm to tee
off FORE a FUN time!
mark your calendar
FRIDAY, FEB 13 @ 11:00AM-12:30PM
Movie Showing: “Alexander and the Terrible,
Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day” w K-5 Graders
THURSDAY, FEB 19 @ 4:30-5:30PM
Death by Chocolate w For Teens
THURSDAY, FEB 26 @ 6:30-8:00PM
Thursday Evening Book Club w Join us for a
discussion of “The Good Lord Bird”
Knife Sharpening Demonstration
Mon-Thurs 9am-8pm ¤ Fri-Sat 9am-5pm ¤ Sun 1pm-5pm
Library Closed: Monday, February 16th (Presidents’ Day)
Join in the Fun!
Friday, February 6 @ 10:00-11:00 am
The Center of Everything by Laura Moriarty
Literature with a Kansas Connection is our spring series
in the Kansas Humanities Council Book TALK
program. Starting in February, we will read four books
that focus on the modern Kansas experience;
urbanization, rural decline, and social changes in the
roles of women and minorities. Growing up in 20th
century, small-town Kansas is far different from the
same experience in 19th century, small-town Kansas.
Our first book is The Center of Everything. Evelyn
Bucknow, a ten year old growing up in fictional
Kerrville, Kansas, seeks the certainty provided by a
very conservative church, where she is assured that she is at the
“center of everything.” Difficulties and humor appear when her own interest
in evolutionary science conflicts with church teachings. Copies of the book
are available at the library. Please join us for a lively discussion.
Come to Writer’s Group!
Tuesday evenings @ 6:30-8:00 pm
Have you thought about writing your family stories or finally getting
started on that novel? Come and visit the Basehor Writer’s Group that
meets weekly at the library. This is a very casual, welcoming group - give it
a try! For more information you may email the group’s facilitator at
[email protected] or call the library.
Thursday Evening Book Club
Thursday, February 26 @ 6:30-8:00 pm
The Good Lord Bird by James McBride
(Winner of the 2013 National Book Award for Fiction and a Kansas Notable Book)
Henry Shackleford is a young slave living in the Kansas Territory in 1857,
when the region is a battleground between anti- and
pro-slavery forces. When John Brown, the
legendary abolitionist, arrives in the area, an
argument between Brown and Henry’s master
quickly turns violent. Henry is forced to leave town
- with Brown, who believes he’s a girl.
Over the ensuing months, Henry - whom Brown
nicknames Little Onion - conceals his true identity
as he struggles to stay alive. Eventually Little
Onion finds himself with Brown at the historic raid
on Harpers Ferry in 1859 - one of the great
catalysts for the Civil War.
An absorbing mixture of history and imagination, and told with McBride’s
meticulous eye for detail and character, The Good Lord Bird is both a
rousing adventure and a moving exploration of identity and survival.
Computer Class:
Introduction to Excel - Part 2
Friday, February 27 @ 10:00-11:oo am
Excel is Microsoft’s spreadsheet program used for storing
and organizing data. In February we’ll talk about
entering formulas, sorting data and some of the more
popular features of Excel.
Coffee Klatch
Monday, February 9 @ 9:30-10:30 am
Come enjoy a cup of coffee while Laura talks
about some of the new books available at the
library. Discover a title or two you’ve missed!
Monday evenings @ 5:30-8:00 pm
Friday afternoons @ 1:00-4:00 pm
For experienced players
Mahjongg, the ancient Chinese game played with
tiles, is sometimes compared to dominoes or the
card game rummy. The 4 Winds MJ League
would love to have you join them. Come
whenever or as much as you want.
Mahjongg Workshop
Sunday, February 15 @ 2:00-4:00 pm
Fee: $5.00 • Registration is required
Would you like to learn the game or refresh
your skills? Suzie holds regular Mahjongg
workshops. Come by yourself or bring a friend.
You must register so she will know how
many tile sets to bring. A learning packet
will be provided for you to take home.
Yoga (is for Every Body!)
Monday mornings @ 9:30-10:30 am
Wednesday mornings @ 9:30-10:30 am
*No class Monday, February 16th
Yoga is an on-going class. Each class is $10.00.
Please pay the instructor. Deep stretch. Lengthen
and strengthen your muscles and develop
flexibility. Must be able to get onto the floor.
Please bring a yoga set (block, strap & mat).
Thursday evenings @ 6:30-7:30 pm
PiYo is an on-going class. A combination of
yoga and Pilates. For the beginning or
advanced student. Please bring a yoga mat.
10 class punch card ($45) or $5.00 per class.
No registration is required.
Zumba Gold
Friday mornings @ 9:00-10:00 am
Zumba Gold is an on-going class. This is the
Zumba class for the older adult or anyone new
to Zumba. All the fun of Zumba at a slower
pace. 10 class punch card ($45) or $5 per class.
& 30’s
Books n’ Beverages Book Club
Thursday, February 12 @ 7:00 pm
Red Lobster
Join us for our Twenties n’ Thirties book discussion of The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle
Zevin, a novel with “humor, romance, a touch of suspense, but most of all love - love of books and
bookish people and, really, all of humanity in its imperfect glory.” A.J. Fikry’s life is not at all
what he expected it to be. He lives alone, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its
history, and now his prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, has been stolen. But when
a mysterious package appears at the bookstore, its unexpected arrival gives Fikry the chance
to make his life over - and see everything anew.
We’ll meet at 7pm at Red Lobster at Legends. Order drinks, have dinner, or just snack
on some appetizers. The book is available at the front desk at the library. Since we meet
at a restaurant just let us know if you would like to attend (even if you haven’t read the
book). Contact Amy at the library if you have any questions.
Video Game Night
Tuesday, February 3 @ 4:00-5:30 pm
Face off against other teens! Play
Mario Kart or Rock Band on our
Xbox and Wii consoles. Feel like
playing a different game? Bring your own
to share or bring your Nintendo DS to
link with other teens.
Anime Club
Tuesday, February 17 @ 4:00-5:30 pm
Like anime? Join the club! Watch and discuss anime with
other fans.
Flexible Book Club
Thursday, February 5 @ 4:30-5:30 pm
Do you enjoy reading but like to choose
your own books? This is the club for you!
Read whatever you like and come ready to
eat snacks and hear about books other
teens have been reading.
T.A.G. Meeting
Tuesday, February 10 @ 4:30-5:30 pm
Teen Advisory Group meets once a month to plan and shape
the teen program at the library.
Teen Board Game Night
Thursday, February 12 @ 4:00-5:30 pm
Enjoy the ultimate retro-gaming!
What do you enjoy? Uno? Sorry?
Clue? Choose from our selection
and bring your own!
Thursday, February 19 @ 4:30-5:30 pm
Who doesn’t love a delicious activity? Join us
for a chocolate tasting, chocolate games,
chocolate pudding painting and more!
Popcorn & a Movie:
Big Hero 6 (PG)
Tuesday, February 24
4:00-6:00 pm
From an obscure Marvel comic to
hit movie. The metropolis of San
Fransokyo is in danger and it’s up
to one teen and his inflatable
robot to save the day! Come to
the library and enjoy popcorn and
snacks while we watch the movie
the day it’s released on DVD!
Wednesday, February 25 @ 4:00-5:30 pm
Kindergarten-5th Grade
We provide the LEGOs… children provide the imagination…
everyone has FUN! No registration required.
LEGO Robotics
Beginners Classes
2nd-5th Grade
Do you love to build with
LEGO bricks? Do you
know how to use a
computer? Do you like to
have FUN? This class is
for YOU!! Any 2nd-5th
Graders who have NOT taken the LEGO Robotics classes
before, pick a date and call the library to register.
Come to Story Time! Join us for February ABC Fun! Show that
special someone you care on Valentine’s Day
and celebrate the end of winter with mittens
and snowmen.
• STORYtots (Babies - 2 yrs.)
Tuesday mornings @ 10:00 am
• STORYpals (2 & 3 yrs.)
Wednesday mornings @ 10:00 am
• STORYfriends (3 - 5 yrs.)
Thursday mornings @ 10:00 am
• Monday, February 9 @ 6:30-7:45 pm
• Tuesday, February 17 @ 4:30-5:45 pm
LEGO Robotics Advanced Classes
2 -5 Grade
Have you taken the beginning LEGO Robotic Class
already? Are you a 2nd-5th Grader? Then pick a date and
call the library to register.
• Tuesday, February 10 @ 6:30-7:30 pm
• Wednesday, February 18 @ 4:30-5:30 pm
Alexander and the Terrible,
Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Friday, February 13 @ 11:00 am-12:30 pm
Kindergarten-5th Grade
Enjoy watching Alexander have a really
bad day! For your comfort, bring a
blanket, sleeping bag, pillow, etc. or sit
in one of our chairs! The library will
provide popcorn and water.
Special Interest
Knitting Time
Social Security Advice that Benefits You
Tuesday, February 3 @ 6:30-7:30 pm
Gary Walker of Lawing Financial will be at
the library to present a short program about
Social Security. Join us to learn about: How
to apply for Social Security. When should you
start taking benefits. How Social Security
benefits are taxed. You’ve worked hard for a
comfortable retirement. Make sure you know how
to coordinate Social Security benefits into your overall
retirement strategy. Registration is requested.
Wednesday evenings @ 6:30-8:00 pm
Classes end February 11th
Are you a very beginning knitter? Or maybe you are
looking for some advanced instruction. Here’s the
knitting class for you. Sue Weston will again be teaching
her popular knitting class. Each class is only $1.00 and
Sue will provide the yarn. Please
bring your own needles (size 8,
9, or 10). Registration is
required. Please give the
library a call or sign-up
through our website.
1400 158th St., Basehor, KS 66007 ¤ basehorlibrary.org ¤ (913) 724-2828