The library would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who participated in our very successful Festival of Mini Trees. The 19 trees, two wreaths and a hand-carved bear donated to the silent auction brought in more than 100 people at the opening reception and raised more than $650 for the library. We look forward to an equally successful event next year, just with a lot more trees!
As in years past, we will kick off the Adult Winter Reading Program on Kansas Day, Jan. 29. Adults, and young adults age 16 and up, can earn a raffle ticket for every two books they read and use these tickets to purchase prizes or put the ticket toward one of three raffle baskets featuring items from local merchants.
Need a challenge? Read "In Cold Blood" by Feb. 29, participate in the Kansas Humanities Council TALK book discussion program, listen to a Playaway digital audio book, attend a library program or join the Novel Reader's Book Club to earn extra tickets. The Novel Readers will be discussing J.A. Jaance's "Hand of Evil" at 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 7. The reading program will run from Jan. 29 through April 26.
Additional programs in January include a special visit at the Monday, Jan. 7 story time by Barbara Higgins-Dover, author of Catfish Cookies. You are also invited to make art by destroying books on Tuesday, Jan. 15 at the Altered Books for Beginners program. In response to your requests, the library is providing a basic computer class on Jan. 29, with one session in the morning at 10:30 and a repeat at 7 p.m. Call today to register for the Altered Books program or computer classes.
The Tonganoxie Public library is at 303 S. Bury. For additional information, pick up our December calendar, visit the library's Web site at www.tonganoxielibrary.org or call us at (913) 845-3281.