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.
Halloween Coloring Contest and Spooky Stories!
Halloween Coloring Contest and Spooky Story entries are due to the Library by closing on October 20! Winners will be announced before Halloween and will receive a prize. More information is available at the Children’s Library circulation desk.
Adults Writer’s Group
Meet with other writers to become inspired, enjoy writing activities, constructive criticism and learn from one another. Adult writer’s of all skill-levels are welcome! Thursday, October 19 at 7:00pm in the Adult Fiction Room.
Pokémon Scavenger Hunt
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. Friday, October 20, 2017 Hours: 9:30-4:30
October Display Case: Nature Collection
Stop by the upstairs display case to see the amazing nature collection of Allison Amrein. Among the items on exhibit are feathers, shells, skeletons, activity sheets and so much more!
Would you like to join our team?
Do you like working with Children or Young Adults? Would you like to join our team? The Wellington Public Library has two open positions. Please submit a cover letter and resume to: Jo Plumb, Director Wellington Public Library 121 W. 7th Wellington, Ks 67152 Positions open until filled. [CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE FULL JOB […]
October 2: Software Update! Bring Your Library Card!
Monday, October 2, Wellington Public Library will be undergoing a software update. Library cards are required in order to check out materials that day. Patron computers may not be available while the update is running. Thanks for your patience and understanding.
Financial Fitness Workshop
There are 2 major paths to financial failure, paths that trap a person in increasing debt & decreasing dreams. The first is to spend money when one should be saving. The second is to save money when one should be investing. Come & listen to some simple, practical & available principles by attending one or […]
October Book Club
Come join us on Tuesday, October 17 at 5 PM in the WPL Meeting Room for a casual, interactive book discussion of “Elvis Takes A Back Seat” by Leanna Ellis. 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 […]
National Comic Book Day
Each patron who visits the library on Monday September 25th will have the opportunity to select a comic book to read and keep. There will be comic books available at both circulation desks. Comic strip templates, colored pencils and pens will be available in the YA and Childrens areas so that we might all be […]
Talk Like A Pirate Day!
Come celebrate “Talk Like A Pirate Day” with a vast array of activities, including make your own eye patches and pirate hats, book scavenger hunts, and other activities. International Talk Like A Pirate Day was created in 1995 by John Bauer (Ol’ Chumbucket) and Mark Summers (Cap’n Slappy) of Albany, Ore. They proclaimed that on […]
Caregiver Stress Workshop
If you care for someone who has Alzheimer’s Disease, you probably feel overwhelmed, angry, confused, sad, exhausted and scared. Let us help you reduce your stress. Join Hannah Peroo and Jessica Sloanus of Angels Care Home Health for an informative presentation that will teach you about how to take care of yourself, as you care […]
Display Case: Tin Signs with the Hunter In Mind
Our new Display for September, features Tin Signs, especially with the hunter in mind…a collection owned by David Hensley. We have books on hunting & a schedule for Kansas Upland Game Bird Season, from Wildlife, Parks & Tourism.
Join Ms. Sheila and Ms. Chelsea for stories, singing, dancing, playing instruments, crafts and loads of fun! Children ages 5 and under are welcome! Wednesdays, 10-11am in the Meeting Room (Starting September 6)
September is Library Card Sign-Up Month
Talk to our library staff and get your card today!
2nd Saturday STEAM: All About Apples!
Join us for this apple focused STEAM event featuring Apple Jenga, Apple Volcanoes, Apple Tower Challenge and MORE! Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 10-11 am in the Meeting Room. AND get a free apple and newsletter at the Adult Circulation Desk. (STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math)
Pokémon Scavenger Hunt
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. Monday, September 25, 2017 Hours: 9:30-5:30
September Pinterest Club
Do you Pinterest? So many projects…so little time. Let the librarians choose a project for you. Library Pinterest Club meets the second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 1:00 pm. This Month: September 13 and September 27
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. […]