Category: Events & Activities

A.R.T. and STEM Class Dates Settled for New School Year

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By , August 9, 2018 6:02 pm

Our popular Artistic Recreation Time {A.R.T.} is expanding this year. We are adding a class for students in grades 4-6.

This group will meet the 2nd Wednesday of the month.

A.R.T. for 1st through 3rd graders will continue to meet the 3rd Wednesday of the month.

The 4th Wednesday of the month is reserved for STEM students.

Classes begin after school at 3:15.

We will announce on Facebook when sign up for each class starts, so be sure to follow us there! 

Class size is limited to 12 students and will fill up fast!

 

A. R. T. 2 – for students in grades 4-6

Quilting and Embroidery Classes Set for Fall

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By , August 9, 2018 4:09 pm

FOR ALL CLASSES:

 INSTRUCTOR: SUSAN MITCHELL

LOCATION: SENECA FREE LIBRARY COMMUNITY ROOM

REGISTER: AT SENECA FREE LIBRARY OR SENECA VARIETY

PERKS: RECEIVE 10% DISCOUNT ON FABRIC AND NOTIONS FOR THESE CLASSES AT

SENECA VARIETY STORE, DOWNTOWN SENECA

You will need to bring your own sewing machine, fabric, and all notions.

Class size is limited, so don’t wait too long to decide you really want to do this!

These quilts are samples of what you could make at the Quilting 101 – Beginner Level class set for Thursday August 23 and Saturday August 25.  The class begins at 6 PM on Thursday and ends at 9 PM.  You will continue on Saturday starting at 10 AM and staying until 4 PM.   Fee of $30. due at registration.  Register at the Library or Seneca Variety, pick up the complete materials list at that time.  The fee includes the book “Quilting with Alex Anderson”. (If you already own the book, the registration fee is $20.)

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HAND EMBROIDERY CLASS is set for Wednesday September 19 from 6 – 9 PM. Registration fee is $30.00.

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T-SHIRT QUILT – Beginner Level will be held Thursday September 20 from 6 – 9- PM and continues on Saturday September 22 from 10 AM – 4 PM.

Registration fee is $30.00, fee includes the pattern.

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QUILTING 102 – Intermediate level Thursday October 25 from 6 – 9 PM and continues on Saturday October 27 from 10 AM – 4 PM.

Registration fee is $30.00 unless you already own the book, “Quilting with Alex Anderson.”

 

Connecting Kansas Smartphone Test

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By , July 25, 2018 3:33 pm

How is the cell phone coverage in your area?

You can help the Kansas Farm Bureau get an *accurate* map of coverage by using your smartphone to test

throughout the day, click on this link:

https://www.kfb.org/Get-Involved/Connecting-KansasBe sure to share with your friends  and family too!

Little Things You Can Do

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By , July 24, 2018 2:12 pm

We mention these things often in our From the Bookshelf column in the newspaper.

These suggestions really are helpful, if you take the time to add our contact information to your devices and accounts.

Add our phone number, 785-336-2377, to the contacts list on your phone. We aren’t always able to leave a message when we call about the books or movies waiting here for you. At least you will know who the missed call is from.  Our policy states that holds need move on after one week. If we can’t leave a message, how will you know your item is here?

Do you have an online account set up yet? It doesn’t take long and there is so much you can do online; check to see what you have checked out, renew items that are not already due, search our catalog, place items on hold.

Also, add these email addresses to your account: librarian@senecafreelibrary.org, nexpresshelp@nekls.org and teamnexpress@nekls.org, so that any email messages from us don’t get lost in spam-land.

You now have the option to sign up for text messages for hold or item due notices. If you have signed up and are not receiving text messages, mention it to us next time you are in, we’ll try to fix it for you.

ART Camp @ the Library 2018

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By , July 18, 2018 4:05 pm

ART Camp 2018 with Miss Ellie Haynie.

1st – 3rd Grade ART Camp July 9-13, 2018

 

4th ~ 6th Grade ART Camp July 9-13, 2018

Library Board News

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By , May 17, 2018 2:54 pm

This is the table in our Kansas Room where our board meets the third Wednesday of each month.

In Library Board news: The following four library board members retired in April after serving their full terms: Brenda Mee, Mary Haug, Lacey Frehe, and Matt Lueger. The library staff appreciates their dedication and willingness to serve. Thank you!

The four new board trustees will be Cathy Enneking, Paula Kohlman, Jackie Deters, and James Lueger. They attended their first meeting Wednesday May 16. Election of officers was also held. Cathy Enneking will be Chairperson; Paul Boeding, Vice-Chair; Paula Kohlman, Secretary and James Lueger, Treasurer. Andy Strathman and Barbara Vitt fill out the board. Welcome and thank you for joining our team!

We didn’t get pictures, so you will need to imagine our board members around the table.

Wonderland Murder Mystery Dinner Highlights

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By , April 12, 2018 5:14 pm

We can’t stop talking about our Wonderland Murder Mystery Dinner! Everyone had a wonderful time and we’ve had requests to do another.

We can’t thank the cast enough for their wonderful performance and our dinner guests for supporting our fundraiser for the Main Street Music Garden.

And also, thanks to Jolene Hundley for the fantastic meal.

Thank you to our cast of characters for making this all possible! Starting at the left: Dave Bowman, Susan Bowman, Chad Jones, Kristy Wilhelm, Dona Willmeth, Kylee Luckeroth, Angleia Steiner, Ellie Haynie, Mike Ulmer and Donna Ulmer.

 

Please Save These for the Library

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By , April 12, 2018 2:08 pm

 

We are busy making plans for summer time fun for our young patrons. If your family consumes oatmeal or Pringles, please save the cartons/cans for the library.

We would prefer the larger (42oz) oatmeal containers. We need the lids for both projects too.

We are sharing recipes for oatmeal and Pringles to help our patrons use more of these products over the next couple of months.

Once we get enough of the items we need, we will start discussing plans for an exercise club.

Do you have an oatmeal recipe we can share? Or maybe one for Pringles?

I found a recipe for chocolate covered Pringles on Pinterest!! If you try an ‘exotic’ flavor of Pringles, please be sure to send along a review of the different flavors you try.

Apple Crisp recipe

MONSTER COOKIES! recipe

 

 

 

 

 

 

STEM March 2018

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By , April 11, 2018 3:19 pm

This month we made a replica of a human breathing system.

 

Warm Weather Reminders

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By , April 5, 2018 6:52 pm

 

 

According to the calendar, spring has arrived. Sometimes it even feels like spring outside, depending on which hour of which day we are talking. Eventually it will warm up and everyone will be riding bikes to the library. We’d like to remind you to make use of our bike rack.  Large strollers can be parked out to the left of the front doors, out of the way of foot traffic and the drop box. We appreciate your help keeping our walkway clear and safe for everyone. Happy spring!

Here are two links to review bicycle safety with your family:

KDOT Bicycle Safety

The Kansas Cyclist

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