Hours

Mon: 1:00 - 5:00
Tues: 9:00-12:00 &
1:00-5:00
Wed: 1:00-8:00
Thurs: 9:00-12:00 &
1:00-5:00
Fri: 9:00 -12:00, 1:00-5:00

PRESENTATION EXPLORES LEGACY OF AFRICAN AMERICAN BASEBALL TEAM

The Frankfort City Library in Frankfort, Ks will host “The Kansas City Monarchs in Your Hometown,” a presentation and discussion by Phil S. Dixon on Friday, June 16 at 7:30 pm at 104 E. 2nd St. in Frankfort, KS.  This program is made possible by the Kansas Humanities Council.

This presentation is part of the Frankfort 150th celebration.

Formed in 1920, the Kansas City Monarchs revolutionized baseball:  not only were they charter members of the Negro National League and the first professional team to use outdoor lighting, the Monarchs also sent more players to the major leagues than any other Negro League franchise.  This presentation will explore the early barnstorming days of the Monarchs and highlight great players such as Wilbur “Bullet” Rogan, Satchel Paige, and Jackie Robinson.

Phil S. Dixon is a co-founder of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City.  He is the author of nine books about baseball, including biographies about Wilber “Bullet” Rogan and John “Buck” O’Neil.  In the course of his research, he has interviewed over 500 former Negro league players and family members.

“The Kansas City Monarchs in Your Hometown” is part of the Kansas Humanities Council’s Kansas Stories Speakers Bureau, featuring presentations and discussions that connect communities with history, traditions, and ideas to strengthen civic life. The Kansas Humanities Council conducts and supports community-based programs, serves as a financial resource through an active grant-making program, and encourages Kansans to engage in the civic and cultural life of their communities.

 

 

 

 

 

New Junior Non-Fiction Books

The Alumni Association gave a nice monetary donation to the library.  It was decided to update the junior non-fiction section.  Many of the current books are outdated.  Some of the new titles are:

High-Tech Olympics

How Cars Work, Car Science, Forces & Motion:  Investigating a Car Crash, How Machines Work

The Amazing World of Castles, Eye Wonder:  Castles and Knights, Castle:  How It Works, Built to Last – Castles

Animator:  The Coolest Jobs on the Planet

Biographies:  John F. Kennedy, Babe Ruth, Marco Polo, Mary Walker, Gabby Douglas, Tara Lipinski, Amelia Earhart, Steve Jobs, Louis Pasteur,  Sacagawea:  Indian Princess

Rescue Warriors:  The U.S. Coast Guard:  America’s Forgotten Heroes

Roman, Greek and Egyptian Mythology

Outer Space, Eclipses, Northern Lights, Stars and Constellations

Giraffes, Snow Leopards, Plains Zebras, Animals Helping at Home

Stop Bullying, Trustworthiness

The Science of Tornadoes

The Bill of Rights, Women’s Right to Vote, The Star Spangled Banner in Translation, Revolutionary War, World War 11

Gymnastics Skills

We appreciate the donation very much, as our budget does not always allow us to purchase these books

 

 

 

Adult Coloring Club

Join the adults as we get together to do some coloring.  Bring your own books and colors if you have them.  If not, the library has many to choose from.  There are seasonal mandalas, snowflake mandalas, butterflies, flowers, and many others.  A fun, relaxing way to unwind.  Good anti-stress therapy.  Grab a friend or two and join us the first and third Thursday of each month at 1:00.  Stay as long as you like.

We also do coloring during our monthly adult book club the last Wednesday of the month at 6:30

Everyone welcome!

Library Has a New Look

Thanks to the generous memorial donation from Mr. and Mrs. Don Twidwell, the library has made an update on the building.  Deb Dwerlkotte, of Dwerlkotte Design helped co-ordinate a new paint job and new carpet.  She will also help with choosing new chairs.

Stop in at the library and see the new look!

LEGO CLUB

Lego Club meets from 2:00 – 3:00 each day that there is a PLC Day as there is no school.   Kids of all ages come together to use their imaginations to build all kinds of creations.  It is displayed on Lego shelves until we run out of legos – then we start over.  One name is drawn out from all names submitted for a prize.

COME JOIN THE FUN!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Children’s Story Hour

Every Wed.  1:00 – 2:00.  Primarily preschool age children  but all are welcomed. We read books, make crafts, play games and have a barrel of fun!  Children under the age of 2 are welcome with parent or caregiver present

Adult Book Club

Adult book club meets the last Wednesday of every month at 6:30 p.m.  We choose a book, read it, then discuss it at the meeting. We have added adult coloring to this event.

Everyone welcome!