Jul 29

First Teen Night in Library a success!

Sixteen youth and 5 adults enjoyed a variety of chance games, snacks, and each other fellowship at the library this last Friday night, July 24th.   This coming Friday night from 6 PM to 9 PM will be the second supervised teen night with Wii, PS3 gaming tournaments and computers open to the youth.

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Jul 24

Service Project for Armed Forces Big Hit

OMK3 Jo Ellen Arnold (left) and Jessica Flory (right) from the Lyndon Extension Office presented Operation Military Kids to over 30 Children and Adults in the Overbrook Community Room.  Children and youth became heros supporting our nation’s heros by writing letters and assembling care packages OMK4 OMK2 OMK 1for service men and women.




Jul 07

Annual Friends Book Sale!


The Annual Friends of the Library Book Sale starts Wednesday, July 29 and runs through Saturday, August 1.   Books, Movies, Puzzles, Games and MORE all for sale.  The sale hours match the library’s hours and is held in the Library Community Room.  Friday and Saturday are Bag Sale Days — Get a paper grocery bag full of books for only $3 or purchase a “Friends” shopping bag for $6


Books Sale Hours:

Wednesday:    10 AM to 6 PM

Thursday:         10 AM to 7 PM

Friday:               10 AM to 6 PM

Saturday:              9 AM to 1 PM

All proceeds support the library!


May 13

Overbrook Library Summer Reading Program

Every Hero

Registration for the Overbrook LIbrary’s summer reading program continues throughout the summer.   Friday morning programming starts at 10:30 AM and will run from June 5th through July 31 .


Please note that Storytime, a separate program for ages 2-5  will also run throughout the summer on Wednesday mornings beginning around 10:15 AM



The theme for the 2015 summer reading  is Every Hero Has A Story and highlights the presence of Superheros everywhere!


2015 Schedule of Events

June 5  — Mad Science from Kansas City

June 12 — Superhero Arts & Craft Fair

June 19 — Parasol Puppets with “Susie Saves the Day!”

June 26 — Meet the Superheros:  Ironman & Carbondale Policewomen

July 3 —  Storyteller Michael Bradley from the Lawrence Public LIbrary

July 10 — Fire & Rescue Heros!

July 17 — Topeka Zoo Live Animal Education Program

July 24 — Operation Military Kids – KSU Extension Program

July 31 — Shawn Reida Magic Show

Additional program details to follow!

Dec 01

Overbrook Friends collecting Best Choice Labels

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The Overbrook Friends of the Library organization is collecting Best Choice product labels for its efforts to support fundraising for the Library.  A large container is at the front desk at the Library for those persons wanting to make a contribution of their labels.  If you have questions, contact Carol Baughman, Friends Chairperson, at 785-665-7180

Nov 10

Storytime for July


Come one come all! Storytime for the children of Overbrook is organized and presented by Hattie “Lynnie” Lee. The program starts at 10:15 AM on Wednesdays and is designed for ages 5 and under, though all are welcome! Join us for fun stories, songs, and crafts!

1. Independence Day
8. Hometown Heroes
15. On the Wild Side (Animal Heroes)
22. Kansas Champions
39. Magic!

Jul 27

The Super Magic Reading Show this Friday!

Shawn ReidaMagician Shawn Reida is being brought to Overbrook with the generous support of the Kansas State Bank for this Friday, July 31st, 10:30 AM in the Library’s Children’s Room.  Comedy! Mystery! Mind Reading! Live Rabbit!, Leviation! Unbelievable Fun for all ages.   All are welcome to attend this special event.

Jul 11

Free Computer Classes Offered

computerWant to learn just a little more about your computer, iphone, or app? The Overbrook Library is sponsoring free computer and gadget classes.

Please register in advance and indicate what topic, subject, or device you would like covered.   Sign up at the library or call at least a day in advance of the class



July 25 (Saturday)  10 – 11 AM   (CLASS FULL, FURTHER ENROLLMENT CLOSED)

Aug 13 (Thursday)   5:30 – 6:30 PM

Aug 29 (Saturday)  10 – 11 AM

Instructor:  Sean Buffum, Overbrook Resident

Jul 07

August Book Club Selection

the-round-houseThe Book Club selection for August is The Round House by Louise Erdrich.

“Illuminating the harsh realities of contemporary life where Ojibwe [Chippewa] and White live uneasily together … a woman living on a reservation in North Dakota is attacked, and her teen son finds himself thrust prematurely into an adult world for which he is ill prepared”   (from the jacket cover).

The Book Club meets the third Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM in the Library East Community Room, and is open to all.  Come to the Library and ask for a copy of the month’s selection at the information desk.


Book selections in 2015:

January — Orphan Train by Kristina Baker Kline

FebruaryGoldfinch by Donna Tartt
March A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
April The Shoemaker’s Wife by Adriana Trigiani
May  The Giver by Lois Lowry
June  The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out a Window and Disappeared by Jona Jonasson
July  The Husband Secret by Liane Moriarty
August The Round House by Louise Erdrich
September The Persian Pickle Club by Sandra Dallas
October  Have a Little Faith by Mitch Albom
November  Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand

Jul 07

Library Sponsoring Summer Teen Nights

The Overbrook library is hosting 4 teen nights, all on Friday nights that will have adult supervision present.   All teens, grades 6-12, are welcome to these free nights of fun.   The events will be in the library except for the Master Chef Competition that will be in the community room.

Teens can be dropped off but must be picked up in a timely fashion.

Please register in advance by email with the nights you would like to attend

Register with Melissa Jeanneret:   supermomtofive@yahoo.com

Winners will be awarded prizes at each event


July 24th 6-8 PM:  TEEN CASINO NIGHT.   Try your hand in blackjack and poker and board games.

July 31st 6-9 PM:  TEEN GAMERS ONLY.  Are you the best in the NFL, MLB, or NBA?  Join us for tournaments on PS3 and Wii.  Computers available for Minecraft and other social games.

August 7th 6-8 PM:  MINUTE TO WIN IT:  Teen teams compete in wacky stunt games

August 21st 6-8 PM:  TEEN MASTER CHEF: Can you create Come compete against your friends to see who is the top chef.

May 13

Storytime Special Visit!

IMG_20150513_102600May 13 saw a slight change in our Storytime schedule, as we had a visit from Josh the Otter and the Overbrook Rotary Club! Josh taught us about water safety, and had a great time dancing with all the kids!

IMG_20150513_103506  IMG_20150513_104034Hope you have a safe summer, see you next week!

Apr 29

Parents as Teachers Group Connection

Tosha Bien from Parents as Teachers teamed up with Hattie for our April 29 Storytime! We explored our Earth with some stories, had some yummy cupcakes in celebration of Hattie’s Birthday (Thanks Jenny!) and made some fun “Up-Cycled” Homemade Toys. Thanks for joining us Tosha, it was a blast!


Parents as Teachers is a FREE early learning program for all children under 3. They provide practical, easy to use information to help your child grow and develop during this critical time. To learn more, contact Tosha at 785-230-6398 or tosha.bien@greenbush.org .

Don’t forget – Storytime is every Wednesday at 10:15… See you next week!

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