From September 5th to September 30th the library will be running an online survey to find out how our patrons use the library’s computers and Internet connection and how this service has made a difference in their lives. This information will help the library improve its technology services and communicate the value of providing free access to computers and the Internet within our community. The IMPACT Survey is anonymous, available in English and Spanish, and takes 10-15 minutes to complete.
Please support the library and help us improve our services. Go to the library website www.winchesterlibrary.org to fill out the survey or access it from one of the library’s public access computers.
The survey is coordinated by the University of Washington with generous support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. For more information about the IMPACT Survey, inquire at the library information desk or visit http://impactsurvey.org.
Would you like some suggestions for great reads? Would you like to know more about the different genres of books, and possibly discover a new favorite book and author?
Join us in a 40 minute review of several books; some new, some not so new (but that you possibly haven’t heard of), in two separate interactive sessions. There will be video book trailers (similar to movie trailers…they are very fun) and lively discussions, so please join us either on Friday, August 26th, at 2:00 pm, or Tuesday, September 6th, at 4:00 pm. We will be having light refreshments, so an RSVP of your attendance would be most appreciated at: 913-774-4967 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Beer and libraries….something you don’t see every day. Yesterday, Winchester Public Library trustee, patron, and Northeast Kansas Library System executive board member, John Duty, brought a few of his many German beer deckels for display in our case. This is such a unique display, you just MUST come and visit the library, and see it for yourself! And while you are here……check out one of the many new books and movies that are on display.
The Winchester Public Library is currently looking for folks interested in serving the library on our board. Right now, we are currently only accepting interested people who live within the city limits. Commitment would include one Monday evening a week for a meeting, and occasional help at events or with fundraisers. Please speak with someone at the circulation desk, or contact the director for more information, at: 913-774-4967, or email@example.com.
Join us in reading Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s “The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes”, and then watch the 2010 movie adaptation (starring Robert Downey Jr.) on Tuesday, February 15th at 5:00 pm, in the Lindsey Meeting Room. All adults and young adults ages 14 and up are invited to attend!!
Need a copy of “Sherlock Holmes?” Please contact the library at 913-774-4967, firstname.lastname@example.org, through our facebook page, or stop by the circulation desk to reserve your own great read! See you on the 15th!
*photo courtesy “times past old time radio archives”
The WINNER of the 2010 Festival of Trees is Girl Scout Troop #7467 with their tree, “Going Green”.
The 2nd place winner was the United Methodist Women, with their entry “Jesus is the gift”. The 3rd place tree was Beta Sigma Phi’s “Snowman Tree.”
Many thanks to all who offered your time and talents to display a tree this year, they really make the library a lovely place to be this Christmas season!
Also, this Saturday, patrons of the library and members of the community braved the bitter cold, and gathered to celebrate the season; with refreshments, time to visit, a program of holiday music, and door prizes. Below are some images from the event:
Trees in the meeting room, providing a lovely backdrop for the celebration.
Delicious cookies provided by the library board members.
A program of holiday music performed by library director Amy Lassiter.
Winchester Public Library Open House and Festival Of Trees
THIS Saturday, December 11, 2010
Vote for your favorite Christmas tree!
Listen to a program of holiday music!
Spend time with fellow community members enjoying the season!
Enjoy delicious seasonal refreshments!
Please join us for a merry afternoon!
Are you taking an online class, or a distance class, and you need to take the exam using a proctor? The WPL staff are available to proctor exams during regular library hours.
If you would like to use our proctoring service, please contact the library at: 913-774-4967 or email@example.com, OR write on our Facebook wall!
used with permission, from http://www.flickr.com/photos/johncohen/