centennial-logo-transparent-backgroundIf 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.

On Display: Halloween Crafts
Thanks Allison Amrein and Cindy Antonich for sharing their collection of Halloween Crafts with the library this month!  It’s sure to get your attention when you walk in the door!
Screening of PBS’s “Let’s Go Luna”
We’re excited to host a screening  of the new PBS show for kids that debuts on Nov. 21, 2018 called Let’s Go Luna! Join us Monday, November 12 at 10am Let’s Go Luna! is an animated television series created by Joe Murray. The series will consist of 38, half-hour episodes and a one-hour special. Each episode will consists
Halloween Coloring and Spooky Story Contests
Pick up your entry form at the library for our Halloween Coloring Contest and Spooky Story Contest.  Entries are open to all ages. Final entries are to be turned in by October 20. Prizes will be awarded for each age category.
Extra! Extra! Read the new Library Ledger
Welcome to the first edition of the Library Ledger, the bi-monthly newsletter of the Wellington Public Library. Inside you’ll find details on library programs, what the staff is currently reading, little-known library facts, new books and much more. Click here to download the Ledger. Copies are available at the circulation desk. If you would like
Meals Under Pressure
Join us for the “Meals Under Pressure,” class held by Wellington Public Library and K-State Research and Extension – Sumner County. Electric pressure cookers have become very popular, but can be very intimidating to those who do not know how to use them. This class will help you to decide if pressure cooking is right for you! Thursday, October 4 from 11am to noon.
Great American Read – WPL Watch Party!
What drives you to read?  Who writes the words that speak to you?  What story grabbed ahold of you and still to this day, has not let go? The GREAT American READ is an eight-part series that explores and celebrates the power of reading, told through the lens of America’s 100 best-loved novels (as chosen
Display Case: 100 Years of Handkerchiefs
The new display in the upstairs case is by Mary Heasty and is called…100 years of Handkerchiefs in Memory of Maxine Stocking Heasty. The display features a wide variety of handkerchiefs which were a part of Americana back in the day.
Library Surplus Sale & Book Sale
The Library will have surplus craft supplies, office supplies and furnishings, and books for sale on Friday, Sep 14 (9:30-5) and Saturday, Sep 15 (9:30-noon).  
2nd Saturday STEAM
Come test your engineering skills and build an apple annihilator! Join us on Saturday, October 13 at 10am for our 2nd Saturday STEAM program. This is open for all children through 5th grade.
The Great American Read: Cast Your Vote!
What is Wellington’s best-loved novel?  We want to know! THE GREAT AMERICAN READ is a PBS program that explores and celebrates the power of reading, told through the prism of America’s 100 best-loved novels (as chosen in a national survey).  The list contains a broad range of fictional titles, authors, time periods, countries, genres and
Book Clubs for Adults
The Bookies Reading Group is currently reading Terri Blackstock’s “If I Run.” Next Meeting: Tuesday, October 16 at 5:00pm Coming up in November, the Bookies will read the next book in Terri Blackstock’s series, “If I’m Found.” Books & Broads Book Club (formerly Jourdan’s Book Club) is reading “The 100-year-old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and
The Bookies Reading Group: September
(The Bookies is an adult book club of the Wellington Public Library.) Join us in August for a discussion of “The Dog Who Saved Me” by Susan Wilson “Cooper never thought he’d find himself going back in order to move forward, but in order to heal, he had to forgive and all with the help
New song release: Libraries Rock
The Wellington Public Library has been rockin’ the summer reading program theme “Libraries Rock” with many different activities and programs, including a songwriting workshop on June 16. Two local musicians, Skeet Sirmons and Greg Ewing, led a team in the creation of a song they titled “Libraries Rock” by brainstorming different words and phrases associated
This Week at WPL: July 23-28
This is the last week for the 2018 Summer Reading Program! Join us for these  activities!  Tween Book Club (Middle and High Schoolers) – Monday at 11:30a Monday Musical Movie (adults) – The Man Who Knew Too Much – Monday at 2p Grade School Grooves (Grade Schoolers) – Tuesday at 10a Little Readers Rock ‘n Roll – Wednesday at 10a
The Bookies Reading Group: August
(The Bookies is an adult book club of the Wellington Public Library.) Join us in August for a discussion of “Most Wanted” by Linda Scottoline. “Christine Nilsson & her husband, Marcus, are desperate for a baby. Unable to conceive, they find themselves facing a difficult choice…they make a decision to use a donor. Two months
This Week at WPL: July 16-21
Join us for these Summer Reading Program activities!  Tween Book Club (Middle and High Schoolers) – Monday at 11:30a Monday Musical Movie (adults) – Annie – Monday at 2p Grade School Grooves (Grade Schoolers) – Tuesday at 10a Adult Book Club– Tuesday at 5p Little Readers Rock ‘n Roll – Wednesday at 10a Pokemon Club – Thursday at 2p Talent Show
Mini-Concert at WPL: Christian Kiser
Christian Kiser will present a Mini Concert upstairs in the Adult Library, Tuesday from 10-11am. Christian is a pianist and a student at Friends University. We look forward to hearing him play for us.
Teen After Hours will not meet on July 12
Teen After-Hours is taking a break this week (July 12) so that we can all have fun at the Wheat Festival! Join us next Thursday, July 19, at 8:00pm!  
On Display: Wheat Harvest & International Dolls
Be sure to see the new display upstairs when you’re at the library. In celebration of the wheat festival, Ramona Jimenez has an antique wooden truck, toy combine and tractor, and books about harvest on display. In addition, she has added a colorful display of international dolls. This display will be upstairs through August 2018.
1000 Books before Kindergarten
Read a book, any book! It’s not too late to reach 1,000! Sign up at the library to receive your first book log – return each log and watch your child move up our reading wall of fame and receive special stickers, color sheets, books and more! Information is available at the children’s library circulation
Online Resources Survey: State Library of Kansas
The State Library is asking for your participation as they decide which databases and online resources should be renewed for the coming year. To join in this decision, please participate in the short survey found at this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/databasesurvey2018 The survey will be available until midnight July 18. Thank you for your help!
The Library Will Be Closed on July 4
The Wellington Public Library will be closed on Wednesday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day.  
Wheat Festival Events with the Library
The Wellington Public Library is excited to sponsor the following Wheat Festival Events (click on the links below for more information): Edible Book Contest (July 11) Name That Tune (July 12) Music Trivia (July 13) Rockin’ Family Relay (July 14) We look forward to seeing you there!
Wheat Festival: “Rockin’ Family Relay”
Sign your family up to compete in music themed challenges and win prizes! Saturday, July 14 at 10a Families must register for this event by July 12.  Check in on July 14 begins at 9:30a. This Wheat Festival event is sponsored by the Wellington Public Library.  
This Week at WPL: July 9-14
Join us for these Summer Reading Program activities!  Tween Book Club (Middle and High Schoolers) – Monday at 11:30a Monday Musical Movie (adults) – Showboat – Monday at 2p Grade School Grooves (Grade Schoolers) – Tuesday at 10a Little Readers Rock ‘n Roll – Wednesday at 10a **Edible Book Contest – Wednesday – entries on display all day GreenJeans
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