If you’re looking for what’s happening at the WPL, you’ve come to the right place. For info on library sponsored events, you should view our WPL Event Calendar. Perhaps you are looking for the new Adult, Young Adult, or Children’s titles the library has acquired. Perhaps you are interested in sample images of current and past displays and/or poetry provided by various members of the public. Maybe you’re looking for info on our library sponsored book club or computer workshops or our Summer Reading Program. Then again, maybe you just want to peruse the latest library news below.
September Book Club
Come join us on Tuesday, September 19 at 5 PM in the WPL Meeting Room for a casual, interactive book discussion of “Life is Short (no pun intended)” by Jennifer Arnold M.D. & Bill Klein. The Library Book Club reads a variety of genres, topics, and subjects both fiction and non-fiction. We appreciate your thoughts, ideas, […]
Eclipse Encounter: A Viewing Party
Come and watch the solar eclipse with your friends and neighbors at the Wellington Public Library. Games, activities, and more. Monday, August 21, 2017 from noon till 2pm. (We’ll see 91% of totality at 1:04pm) Solar viewing glasses available for attendees. See you then!
Solar Eclipse 101
Everyone is invited to join us to learn more about the Great American Eclipse: fun facts, myths, safe viewing options and free solar eclipse viewing glasses for all attendees. Thursday, August 17, 2017 from 6:30-8pm in the meeting room.
Display Case: Fairy Garden and House
New Display upstairs in glass case! Fairy Garden and House by Ella and Emma Amrein The house was an old plastic dollhouse, now decorated with rocks, moss and items gathered on hikes. The tiny gnome was freed from a bottle necklace they found at Claire’s.
2nd Saturday STEAM: Solar Eclipse!
All Ages Welcome! Saturday, August 12, 2017 from 10-11:30am Jerelyn Ramirez of the Kansas Astronomical Observers will present a fun, interactive and easy to understand program about the upcoming Solar Eclipse. She’ll discuss safe eclipse viewing including how to use solar glasses and how to make a solar projector using a box or tube. Weather […]
August Book Club
Come join us on Tuesday Aug. 15th at 5 PM in the WPL Meeting Room for a casual, interactive book discussion of “Defender for Hire” by Shirlee McCoy. The Library Book Club reads a variety of genres, topics, and subjects both fiction and non-fiction. We appreciate your thoughts, ideas, and suggestions. Most of our books are […]
Explore the Early Days of Ranching with Jim Gray
The early days of ranching and trail driving required stamina and determination. The drover of yesteryear had little choice but to face the elements placed before him if he was to get his wild cattle to market. This presentation will explore how today’s massive beef industry owes its beginnings to the men and women who […]
July Book Club
Come join us on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at 5:00 pm at the Chisholm Trail Museum (502 N. Washington) for a casual, interactive book discussion of “Get Along, Little Dogies” by Lisa Waller Rogers. The Library Book Club reads a variety of genres, topics, and subjects both fiction and non-fiction. We appreciate your thoughts, ideas, and suggestions. […]
Now in the Display Case: Designs by Debra Saville
Don’t miss the display in the upstairs case with drawing designs by Debra Saville. In her words: “I was introduced to drawing designs by my Grandma Lucile when I was young. She had a book of her own designs and I learned from her. Interest in art is a big part of my […]
Let’s Build A Food Tower!
Help Us Build A Better World with Food Donations Who can build the tallest food tower? Kids v. Adults Bring your donations of canned or boxed food items to the appropriate circulation desk in the library (adults upstairs and kids downstairs).
Free Summer Coding Program for Kids!
Join us for Tynker’s 2017 Summer Code-A-Thon! Every week, kids receive new coding challenges, with chances to win awesome prizes for their creations. Projects are based on weekly themes such as building an arcade game, creating a project about how they would change the world, and showcasing their coding skills and creativity. Our goal is […]
Summer Reading: Exploration Place Event!
Gain knowledge to help power the planet Experience up to 12 engineering, biotech, sustainability and energy resource hands-on stations, that will inspire students to Build a Better World. All ages are welcome! Monday, June 26, 2017 at 10:00am
Summer Pokemon Scavenger Hunts!
Join us for our monthly Pokémon Hunt! Ask at the desk for your Pokédex sheet and look for the Pokémon around the library. Bring it back completed and earn Poké coin. Saturday, August 19, 2017 Hours: 9:30-4:00
Summer Reading Program for All Ages
Everyone is invited to join us for special programs, activities and book discussions for all ages. Sign up at the library and get a free book bag! For more details please talk to the library staff.
Resource Sharing Fair
Providing a great opportunity for Non–Profit organizations & our Community to come together, to share & discover available resources, for: animals, education, housing, jobs, parenting, utilities, volunteerism & so much more! Monday, June 12, 2017 Time: 4-6 pm Wellington Public Library– Meeting Room Must RSVP to reserve a table. Contact Person: Shirley Hensley (620)326-2011 or […]
June Library Book Club
Come join us on Tuesday, June 20, 2017 at 5:00 pm in the meeting room for a casual, interactive book discussion of “Mist of Midnight” by Sandra Byrd. The Library Book Club reads a variety of genres, topics, and subjects both fiction and non-fiction. We appreciate your thoughts, ideas, and suggestions. Most of our books are ordered […]
Making A Rain Barrel
Using a rain barrel can save you a significant amount of money in a season. For each inch of rain that falls on 500 sq.ft. roof, you can collect 300 gallons of water to use for your houseplants, gardens and even your lawn. In this class Elizabeth Gatz, Sumner County Extension Office, will discuss and […]
Library Closed for Memorial Day
The Wellington Public Library will be closed on May 29th to observe Memorial Day. But fear not! We will be open our regular hours on May 30th.
Awesome Block Party & Kickoff for Summer Reading
RESCHEDULED DUE TO WEATHER! Come join us on Thursday, May 25th (NEW DATE) from 6-8 PM inside the Library for games and contests. There will be prizes and you will receive a cool bag of gifts when you register for Summer Reading. All ages may register!
Reading Without Walls Challenge
Wellington Public Library is hosting a reading challenge this month. The Reading Without Walls Challenge encourages readers to expand their reading horizons by exploring books outside of their normal “reading comfort zone” as the platform for this year’s National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, Gene Luen Yang. Meeting the challenge is easy. First, stop by […]
Financial Fitness Workshop
Join us for a free three course seminar on personal finance where the objective is to help people discover how to build their income, get out of debt, & prosper in any economy. Marsha Erickson will lead the group using teaching material called “Financial Fitness”, she has DVD’s & worksheets she will be utilizing. The […]
Collecting Dead Relatives: Charting Your Family History
Have you ever wondered about who your ancestors were or how to write your family story? If so, we have a program just for you. Please join Sherry Kline on Saturday, April 8th at 2:00 PM in the library meeting room for a beginning lesson in genealogy. Sherry will show you where to go and […]
Meals in a Mug
In conjunction with Elizabeth Gatz and the Sumner County Extension Office we will host a workshop on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 from 11:00am – 1:00 p.m. to provide a tasty & easy lunch all in a mug. Each person that attends will be able to prepare their own “Meal in a Mug”. We will use a microwave […]
April Library Book Club
Come join us on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 5:00 pm upstairs in the fiction room for a casual, interactive book discussion of “The Disappearing Man” by Doug Peterson. The Library Book Club reads a variety of genres, topics, and subjects both fiction and non-fiction. We appreciate your thoughts, ideas, and suggestions. Most of our […]
Garden Planning Workshop
The Garden Planning Workshop, hosted by Dylan Bristor, will be a time of sharing tips about: What to grow. When to plant. Choosing a garden site. Community gardening. How to sell your produce. There will be plenty of time for Q & A as well, as just sharing your ideas! So please come Monday, April […]