20 Nov 14

There will be no Story Time this coming Wednesday, November 26th.  The Overbrook Public Library will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, November 27th.  However, the Library will be open normal business hours on Friday, November 28th, and Saturday, November 29th.

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10 Nov 14

 

Come one comchicks storytimee all!   Storytime  for the children of Overbrook is organized and presented by Hattie (Lynnie) Lee of Carbondale .      The program starts at 9:30 AM on Wednesdays and is designed for ages 2-5.   Attendance has averaged between 14 to 18 children and 8 to 10 adults for each Wednesday morning session.

 

 

Themes for the rest of 2014:

Nov.  5: Princesses, Royalty, and unlikely heros

Nov. 12: Rainbows

Nov. 19:  Turkeys and Thanksgiving

Nov. 26:  NO STORYTIME, Happy Thanksgiving!

Dec.  3:  Cookies

Dec 10: The Mittens and Keeping Warm

Dec 17: Airplanes!

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27 Sep 14

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Come one come all!   Storytime  for the children of Overbrook is organized and presented by Hattie (Lynnie) Lee of Carbondale .      The program starts at 9:30 AM on Wednesdays and is designed for ages 2-5.   Attendance has averaged between 14 to 18 children and 8 to 10 adults for each Wednesday morning session.

Themes for the rest of 2014:

Nov.  5: Princesses, Royalty, and unlikely heros

Nov. 12: Rainbows

Nov. 19:  Turkeys and Thanksgiving

Nov. 26:  NO STORYTIME, Happy Thanksgiving!

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Dec.  3:  Cookies

Dec 10: The Mittens and Keeping Warm

Dec 17: Airplanes!

 

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31 Oct 14

Over 85 children, youth and parents came out to the first annual Overbrook Public Library Halloween Party.  A darkened library, bubbling cauldrons, scavenger hunt, pumpkin decorating, face-painting, games, helium balloons, glow bracelets, scary storytelling, and a special appearance by local celib Clay Hielscher as Ironman made the evening memorable for the children.  A special thanks goes to Overbrook’s emerging new team of library staff and volunteers whose hard work made the event possible.   Top left photo, from left to right: Hattie Lee, Pam Johnston, Lynn Drake, Christine Brady, and sitting, Melissa Jeanneret.

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27 Sep 14

Woman’s Support Group & Resources

The local women’s support group NEW U and the Overbrook Public Library have teamed up to provide some resources to the local library collection:   Should I Stay or Should I Go:  A Guide to Knowing if Your Relationship Can — and Should Last, and Why Does He Do That?  Inside the Minds of Angry and Controlling Men, both by Lundy Bancroft.   Persons wanting to learn more about NEW U can contact Mary Anderson (President) at 785-665-7606 or LaVon Harris at 785-665-7352.

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Employment and Job Seeking Resources

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Spanish Language Resources

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20 Sep 14

 

A Wii Gaming Station has been added to the Children’s Room at the Overbrook Library.   Primarily for children ages 10 and younger, this new station can be used by the whole family.   Children can check out a Wii game from the library’s collection and play it in the library.   Games rated “E” for everyone can be brought from home if desired.   It is also possible to play regular DVD’s by switching the TV mode.   An anonymous donor gave the library a 32-inch digital TV for this specific gaming station and purpose.

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21 Aug 14

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The Overbrook Library has acquired a new piece of computer technology:  a computer station dedicated to accessing the regional shared catalog.  Patrons can search the catalog, access their account, place hold requests, change their password, or any of a dozen different functions.    The station is currently located in the New Books Shelving area and can be readily seen as patrons come down the stairs from the east entrance.   The Nexpress station cannot access the internet for email or general searches and users do not have to sign-in to use the station.   Patrons are always welcome to approach the librarian on duty for requesting catalog searches.

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21 Aug 14

 

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The Overbrook Book Club meet the third Tuesday of the month at 7:00pm.    Everyone is welcome to come and enjoy the fellowship and discussion. The Library will supply the books.   If interested please call the Library.    The book selection for November is The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein.  

 

 

 

 

Book Club book selections for 2014.

January—A week in winter by Maeve Binchy

February—Roses by Leila Meacham

March—Book Thief by Markus Zusak

April—Major Pettigrew’s last stand by Helen Simonson

May— Mudbound by Hillary Jordan

June— Call the midwife by Jennifer Worth

July—Mr Penumbra’s 24-hour bookstore by Robin Sloan

August—Whale Talk by Chris Crutcher

September—The Devil in the White City by Erick Larson

October—Winter’s bone by Daniel Woodrell

November—The art of racing in the rain by Garth Stein

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9 Jul 14

photo (3)  The PlayStation 3 gaming console in the Young Adult section of the Overbrook Library is proving to be very popular since its installation at the end of June.  In July the average number of teens visiting the library on a daily basis increased by 40% .   The PS3 console and accessories were paid for by a Kansas Library Gaming Grant and games were provided by a matching grant from the Overbrook Friends organization.    The purpose of the state grant was to provide financial assistance to libraries as they develop young adult programming.   The goal is to encourage an increase in regular teen visits to their local public library and increase the library’s role as a community hub.

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1 Jul 14

Overbrook Public Library joins the world of social media with its new facebook website.  Our thanks to Maria Penrod, Kansas State University student, for creating the basic facebook architecture.   The URL is :

www.facebook.com/overbrookpubliclibrary

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