Children’s Book Week

Children’s Book Week

The Topeka Zoo will be visiting on May 3rd from 10-11am. The publisher from Find My Way Books, Jo Mach will be here sellingchildbookwk paperback books that tell a story in the life of a disabled or special needs child. The book “Kaitlyn Wants to See Ducks” inspired us to ask the Topeka Zoo to come and visit. We have this book and others available to check out.

Book Scavenger Hunt will be held on May 5th at 5:30pm. The hunt starts at the Library, continues around Silver Lake businesses and ends at the Library. The Book Scavenger Hunt is for Children ages 8 – 18 but everyone under age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Prizes will be given to the first 5 who solve the three book-themed puzzles and are the first to arrive back at the Library. Refreshments and small prizes will be provided at the end of the hunt! Nate the Great will be @ the Library for photos after the hunt.

 

Rejuvenation 2016

Rejuvenation 2016

Rescheduled for Wednesday, May 11, 6:30 pmCaryn

Writing for Health and Rejuvenation with Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg, PhD.

Dr. Mirriam-Goldberg, the 2009-13 Kansas Poet Laureate, is the author of 19 books, including the award-winning Chasing Weather: Tornadoes, Tempests, and Thunderous Skies in Word and Image with weather chaser/photographer Stephen Locke.

Writing can help us clarify our direction, release our burdens, cultivate greater freedom, and foster better health and well-being. In this workshop, we’ll explore some of the ways writing can catalyze healing and rejuvenation as well as test-drive some writing prompts, and talk about finding and keeping a writing practice. Caryn will also share an abundant handout to keep you going on your own practice of writing alone and with others.

Refreshments provided.

Holiday Gift Basket Raffle

Holiday Gift Basket Raffle

Thank you to everyone who participated in this fundraising event for the Library Building Fund.  Those who donated the wonderful tablebaskets and those who bought tickets  – $734 worth!  Thank You all.

Click here to see photos and brief description of each basket and the lucky winners.

 

Librarian in the Spotlight

Librarian in the Spotlight

Cathy Newland, Library Director, came to work for the Silver Lake Public Library in December 2010. She lives with husband JerryCathy and doggie pal Lucy. They all love small-town living and the sense of community they share with folks in Silver Lake.

“She is too fond of books, and it has addled her brain.” (Louisa May Alcott) This has been said of Cathy too. She does love to read and when asked about her favorite book, she usually says, “The one I am reading right now.”

Reading and books is not the only reason Cathy likes working in the Library. The Library is so much more and she is so pleased to be a part of the fine services offered.

Fall is her favorite time of the year. “And Thanksgiving – I am so thankful for the wonderful group of people I work with. I hope you have enjoyed seeing them in the Spotlight.”

Librarian in the Spotlight

Librarian in the Spotlight

Nikki Womack is the newest member of the Silver Lake Public Library team – she started working here May 2015.  Nikki likes Nikkiworking @ the Library because she enjoys meeting people in the community.

Nikki’s favorite book is Jellicoe Road.  “I could read this book over and over and never get tired of it.”  Her favorite TV show is Doctor Who.

Nikki has four siblings – 1 sister and 3 younger brothers.  Her favorite place to travel is Maine and hopes “to travel the country more later on in life.”