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Big Read 2015


In partnership with the the Topeka Shawnee County Public Library, the Silver Lake Public Library is hosting programs that provide the opportunity to read and discuss the book True Grit.

Books are available at the Library.  Pick up a copy, read, share with truegritbookfriends and family or return to the Library for someone else to enjoy.

Kimberly Sain, Public Services Specialist, TSCPL, will be here  Thursday, February 19, 6:30 pm to lead a book discussion.  The High School Girls Book Club will discuss the book on Sunday, February 22, 2:00 pm.truegritmovie

Everyone is invited to watch the movie True Grit  on Saturday afternoon, February 28, 1:00 pm.   Popcorn & drinks provided!

The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts, designed to revitalize the role of reading in American culture by exposing citizens to great works of literature and encouraging them to read for pleasure and enrichment. The Big Read is managed by Arts Midwest.

Harvest Homes Potluck

A Kansas Day Celebrationroy bird

Presentation & Potluck by Roy Bird

Thursday, January 29, 6:00 pm

Silver Lake Community Building, 404 E Lake St

  • Program is FREE
  • Please Register – Library 582-5141
  • Bring a “covered dish” & recipe to share
  • Library providing table service & drinks

Harvest has always been an important element of Kansas culture. harvestableThis program will explore the food heritage of one of the most important seasons in farm family life: feeding the harvest crews. Mealtime traditions have both remained as they were—women busy preparing large meals—and adapted thanks to conveniences such as pizza take-out.

Program made possible the Kansas Humanities Council.



Quilt Winner

Kathy Strunk was the winner of the Silver Lake Eagle quilt.     dec 2 winner             The quilt was designed, created and donated to benefit the Library Building Fund by Jill Burton.  Thank you Jill, congratulations Kathy.  Also, Thank You to everyone who purchased “opportunities.”  We appreciate your support.