Oct 02

October Storytime

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!


Aug 22

Crafterhours at the Library!

Crafterhours at the Library is a new monthly craft class series, We will be showcasing a different FREE* class on the second Thursday of the month at 6pm in our spacious community room!

We are very excited to announce our November Crafterhours Class:
Needle Felted Gnomies!

Needle felting is a process which uses barbed needles to interlock wool fibers to form a more condensed material. Wool fibers have scales which when rubbed against each other catch and lock into place to create this denser material called felt. Felting needles are used to entangle the fibers.
In November’s class, you’ll use this age old technique to create some adorable little friends, just in time for the Holidays!


About Anna Walker:

As a self-taught artisan, I enjoy working in a variety of media. Felting wool and other fibers is my primary media of choice, and my designs range from jewelry and accessories, to wearables to felted tapestries. While I do often sketch ideas, when it comes to the creating process, I try to let the fibers, fabrics, beads, wire and other materials speak for themselves.

My inspirations come from the wide variety of beauty found all around me: from the amazing sunsets of the Midwest, to Impressionist paintings, from the colors of the flowers in a garden to the angles and shapes in architecture, I’m always playing catch up with the ideas that come every day. I have begun to use photographs of landscapes and seascapes to create my felted tapestries, and am looking forward to interpreting stained glass patterns in felt as well.

Learn more about Anna and her work at annasplaceofholding.com!

Space is limited!! Register today at the library or online!

*Free Will Donations toward supplies and instructors are welcome.

Jul 07

October Book Club Selection

Have a Little FAithThe Book Club selection for October is Have a Little Faith: A True Story by Mitch Albom.   From the author’s website:

“Albom’s first nonfiction book since Tuesdays with Morrie, Have A Little Faith begins with an unusual request: an 82-year-old rabbi from Albom’s old hometown asks him to deliver his eulogy.  Feeling unworthy, Albom insists on understanding the man better … Meanwhile, Albom becomes involved with a Detroit pastor – a reformed drug dealer and convict – who preaches to the poor and homeless in a decaying church with a hole in its roof.

Moving between their worlds, Christian and Jewish, African-American and white, impoverished and well-to-do, Mitch observes how these very different men employ faith similarly in fighting for survival.”

The Overbrook 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

Dec 01

Overbrook Friends collecting Best Choice Labels

Canned Food

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

Oct 09

A Crafty Good Time at Crafterhours!

We had a great time at October’s Crafterhours Class! This month we featured local artist Sara Jo Floyd and her beautiful calligraphy! All of our students made a festive Thanksgiving sign they can display for years to come.

OCTCRAFTERHOURSCOLLThanks for joining us everyone! Don’t forget to check out next month’s class: Needle Felted Gnomies with Anna Walker!

Want to see more of Sara Jo’s amazing artwork? Check out her blog! http://www.bryartonfarm.com/

Sep 19

Listen away with Playaway!

playaway2We have expanded our Playaway audio book selection! These are preloaded digital audio players, just plug and play! Simple, compact, and convenient, these are sure to satisfy your audio needs. Stop by to see the new titles!

Aug 28

Thanks to local donations, library teen area now complete


With the addition of a rustic pine and tile coffee table, the Young Adult and Teen area of the library has been completed.   Youth can socialize, play board games, read, study, use the gaming station, and browse new books and materials for their age group.



The Teen area furniture was paid through the general donations of The Friends of the LIbrary and from the more than 30 people who contributed to the Beth Sisson Memorial Fund.   The TV and PS3 Gaming Console were made possible by the gifts of Bob and Ruth Von Stein and the Kansas State Library Gaming Grant.  These contributions will serve the youth of Overbrook for many years to come!

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.




Dec 18

Everyone’s Going Bunko


For several months now the Overbrook Library has hosted Bunko (a social dice game) in the Community Room.    Several dozen persons have enjoyed each other’s company and playing the game.   The action takes place the third Tuesday of each month from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM.



If you are interested in playing, call Jan Boggs (785665-7262 or 785-220-6920).   A $5.00 donation is suggested.   The next game takes place on January 20, 2015.

Sep 20

Wii Gaming Station up and running


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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