september 2015 newsletter - Library District #2 of Linn County
SATURDAY NIGHT MOVIES
Library District #2 of Linn County
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 5—INSURGENT (PG13)
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3—CINDERELLA (PG)
ALL MOVIES SHOWN 7 PM IN SWAN ROOM
Serving La Cygne, Linn Valley, Lincoln Township, &
surrounding area for over 100 years.
BRING THE FAMILY, LAWNCHAIRS & SNACKS
CHILDREN UNDER 10 MUST BE
ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT!
Calendar of Upcoming Events
Sept. 1—Library Board Meeting—5 PM
Sept. 2—Genealogy Group 4—5:30 PM—Swan Room
Sept. 5—7 PM—Movie “Insurgent” in Swan Room.
Sept. 7—Library Closed for Labor Day
Sept. 9—Chamber meeting at noon
Sept. 11—Honor 45 Years of State Football Champions PVHS PAC at 4
PM. Then “Break the Record” at PV as we try to break a 45 year old
attendance record at a PV High school football game.
Sept. 12—Swan Fest with a “Home Town Teams” Flavor.
Looking for floats representing past and present HOME TOWN TEAMS.
Sept. 14—Adventures & Explorations—4 PM—1st grade & up
Sept. 15—Preschool Story Hours—10 AM & 4 PM (ages 3-2nd grade)
Sept. 20—Card Craft Time—Mary FUNN Gunn—1:00-3:30—Swan Room
Sept. 21—Adventures & Explorations @ 4 PM—1st grade & up
Sept. 21—Kansas Humanities Speaker Jordan Poland will talk about
Mascots at 6 PM in Swan Room.
Sept. 22—Preschool Story Hours—10 AM & 4 PM (ages 3-2nd grade)
Sept. 23—10 AM—2 PM—East Central Kansas Aging and Disability Resource Program “What’s in your Medicine Cabinet?” Olathe Health Systems will be helping present.
Sept. 27—4 PM—Historical Society Meeting in Swan Room (Planning)
Sept. 28—4 PM—Adventures & Explorations—4 PM—1st grade & up
Sept. 29—Preschool Story Hours—10 AM & 4 PM (ages 3-2nd grade)
Oct. 3—7 PM Movie “Cinderella” in Swan Room
Oct. 5—Adventures-Special Program—Percussion Magic @ 4 PM
Oct. 5—Senior Citizens with Percussion Magic @ 6 PM
Oct. 6—Preschool Story Hours—10 AM or 4 PM
Oct. 8—Parents as Teachers play group 9:30-10:30 Swan Room
Oct. 12—4 PM—Adventures & Explorations—4 PM—1st grade & up
Oct. 13—Preschool Story Hours—10 AM & 4 PM (ages 3-2nd grade)
Oct. 14—Chamber Meeting—noon
Oct. 15-Parents as Teachers play group 9:30-10:30 Swan Room
Oct. 19—Kansas Humanities Speaker, David Sutera, 6 PM Swan Room,
talking about stadiums and ball parks.
Oct. 19—4 PM—Adventures & Explorations—4 PM—1st grade & up
Oct. 20—Preschool Story Hours—10 AM & 4 PM (ages 3-2nd grade)
Oct. 21—Parents as Teachers play group 9:30-10:30 Swan Room
Oct. 26—NO ADVENTURES
Oct. 27—Preschool Story Hours—10 AM & 4 PM (ages 3-2nd grade)
Oct. 29—Parents as Teachers play group 9:30-10:30 Swan Room
Nov. 2—Book Discussion about Phil Dixon’s book.
Nov. 8—EXPO—for small businesses noon to 4 PM
Nov. 8—Museum Chili supper/pie auction @ 5 PM
Nov. 11—Chamber Meeting at noon
Dec. 5—NO DECEMBER MOVIE
Dec. 12—Christmas Homeowner Tour Dinner @ 5 PM
Dec. 13—Christmas Homes Tour—Museum open.
FALL ACTIVITIES AT THE LIBRARY WILL START
SEPTEMBER 14TH AT 4 PM WITH ADVENTURES & EXPLORATIONS FOR
PRESCHOOL STORY HOURS WILL
BEGIN ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15TH, WITH
CHOICE OF TIME 10 AM OR 4 PM. CHILDREN
AGES 3 THROUGH 2ND GRADE MAY ATTEND.
September 1, 2015
Please check the calendar (right column) at
www.lacygnelibrary.org for the most up to date
schedule..and to sign up for programs!
For all of you who like to plan ahead, Summer
Library Camp will be June 6-10, 2016 and the
theme is “On your mark, Get Set, Read”, with the
overall theme as Sports, Health & Fitness.
APOLOGY—Last month in my thank you to everyone who helped I inadvertently left off the La
Cygne United Methodist Church. They played a
big part in our Summer Meals program and were
the first to sign up to host a week. I’m very sorry
that I missed their name when I was typing up
the Thank You list.
2016 Summer Food Program Plans—
A group met on Thursday, Sept. 24th to talk about
our celebrations, “need to do betters”, and upcoming plans for 2016. We were excited that we
reached about 90 different children over the 6
week program, we served 432 meals and the people in our community volunteered 185 hours to
serve as mentors to the children in the program.
Kansas Food Bank invested $1442 in our community to provide the lunches. It was a fantastic first
year. In the “need to do better” section we discussed the idea of expanding service both at La
Cygne and possibly into Linn Valley and Fontana.
Those in attendance would like to see us serve 5
days a week and start when school is out and go
until school starts. This would require more volunteers and more community partners to help provide
fresh fruits and veggies and goodies to take home
after USDA time is over. Also changing the time
we’re serving from 11:15 to 11:30. We are in the
“Dreaming” stage right now, so if your business,
organization, church or civic group would like to be
a part of this awesome food/mentoring program
please let us know at the library or contact Kathy
Goul at Marais Des Cygnes Extension. Let’s make
2016 an awesome year for our area children.
Volume 13 Issue 9
Break the record….Bust the seams
Join us as we support….Hometown TEAMS!
Sept. 11th (4:30 PM start)& 12th (7:30 AM) more details inside pg. 3
In 2013, I was “dreaming” (Chris will tell you that’s dangerous), we were sitting in a library meeting listening to
Leslie Von Holten from Kansas Humanities Council talk about the upcoming Smithsonian exhibit for Hometown
Teams in 2015. I looked at Chris and said, “Our community really likes their sports, I think we should apply.”
We did and got one of the partner grants, didn’t get the real Smithsonian exhibits, but in retrospect that was a
good thing. Because we didn’t get the “real thing”, we were expected to use our local resources and develop
an exhibit about Hometown teams. Now I’ll be quite honest, sports is not my “cup of tea”, but I’m willing to give
it a try. The grant was co-sponsored by the library and museum and we didn’t have a lot of sports memorabilia
to display. We had Hank Helm’s uniform, ball and glove, we had a lot of La Cygne Rural High School trophies
and that was it. And of course, I’d grown up listening to the legendary stories about the Football Team of
1970. The journey began, and as we started digging and researching and participating in the meetings with
KHC and getting ideas, we found that the La Cygne area and surrounding area have lots of interesting and
unique “sports” and histories. Ruth Reynolds, Judy Patterson, Nancy Heidrick, John & Paul Reynolds, Marissa
and Mason Mitzner, & Grace Crook worked hours (along with many others) creating displays, calling people,
interviewing them, asking and begging to borrow artifacts so we could have displays. The end result was on
May 24th, we unveiled a fantastic display at the museum highlighting just some of the unique stories we’d
learned. Many others have stories but they didn’t get them to us. (By the way if you have something you’d like
to bring in now and have displayed, the exhibit runs until Dec. 13th).
*Did you know that Doc Morrison brought football to La Cygne 100 years ago?
*We had semi-pro teams that played the Monarchs and others, as well as 2 Pro Baseball players from here.
*Did you know that Emily Wagner Miles (a Prairie View graduate) has won many awards in dressage?
*What about Ty Clearwater? His bull riding skills have brought him many awards and medals.
*Dana Teagarden is internationally known as a Rugby player and referee.
*Matt Driskell won the Winston Cup Title and he began racing while attending Prairie View High School.
*Jace Phelps Pole Vaulted for Pittsburg State and now is a cheerleader for PSU.
*Both Kathleen Teagarden Smith and Muriel Wolfe Prike played sports at KU under Naismith & Allen.
*Coaches Daryl Ramsey, Grady Elder & Sterling Hudson are honored for their commitment to PV Sports.
*We have displays for cheerleading, pep club, drill team, danz team, band, flag teams & more.
*We have a display of LRHS basketball trophies and pictures of the teams.
*Brody Eldridge was a PVHS Football player who made it in college football and played in the NFL.
*We have “Little Buffs” and “Twisters” which show the commitment of parents to Hometown Teams.
NOW WE NEED YOU TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT ON SEPT 11 AND HONOR THE TEAM OF 70 ON THE
45TH ANNIVERSARY OF STATE 2A FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP AND ENCOURAGE AND SUPPORT THE
BOYS ON THE 2015 TEAM. ALSO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT BY ATTENDING SWANFEST ON THE 12TH.
Parents As Teachers—Fall Programs Begin on Story Hours begin Sept. 15th—Tuesdays at either 10 AM or 4 PM—ages 3-2nd grade
Thursday, Oct 8th from 9:30 to 10:30 in the
Sept 15——Germs 101
Swan Room at the Library. This is a playSept. 22——My Teeth
Sept. 29——-’Dem Bones
group program and everyone with preschool
Oct. 6—-Tinker Bell & Capt. Hook
children are invited to attend. They still have
Oct. 13—Fall is here!
openings also for home visits. If you are inter- Oct. 20—-Crazy Monsters
Oct. 27—Trick or Treat!
ested contact their office in Paola.
Join Ms. Veda for fun and learning each week!
Adventures & Explorations—STEM programming starts Sept. 14th at 4 PM (1st—5th grade)
Sept. 14—Snap Circuits
Sept. 21—Building with Lego blocks
Sept. 28—Race Tracks & Marble Runs
Oct. 5—Percussion Magic—Music for 5 years
old to middle school
Oct. 12—Learn to sew for everyone & Geometry
Oct. 19—Read for the Record (TENTATIVE—
Oct. 26—No ADVENTURES
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2015
Kick Off with Friday Night Football Game at Prairie
View High School
Prairie View Buffaloes will Honor the 1970 Championship Football Team
“Bust the Seams” with a Record Attendance Cheering
READ FOR THE RECORD—TENTATIVE SCHEDULE
Join us for the 10th anniversary of Jumpstart’s Read for the
Record®, a global campaign that generates public support
for high-quality early learning and highlights the importance
of building children’s vocabulary and love for reading. Each
year, Jumpstart selects one children’s book as the catalyst
for Read for the Record. This year’s campaign book, Not Norman: A Goldfish Story, written by Kelly Bennett and illustrated by Noah Z. Jones, is a humorous tale about a child
who finds a new friend in an unexpected place. With vivid
illustrations and expressive language, the story is sure to
engage children and adults of all ages.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2015
WHY SHOULD THE KIDS HAVE ALL THE FUN AT THE LIBRARY? CALLING ALL LINN COUNTY SENIORS
& (OVER 50 CLUB) TO JOIN US FOR PERCUSSION MAGIC ON MONDAY EVENING—OCT 5TH AT 6 PM
The library along with the newly formed Linn County Seniors group would like to invite you to an evening of fun
music (both listening and making music) in the Swan Room at the library. Finger foods and snacks will be provided. Percussion Magic is a father-son duo out of Ottawa, KS and they performed 4 shows here in June including
one at the Over 50 club. We are inviting them back to do a special program for you! Hope you can join us!
Activities Coming up……..Nov. 8, 2015 (Noon to 4:30 PM) —
LIBRARY’S 7TH Annual Small Business/Home Business EXPO to benefit the local food pantry
If you have a small business and would like to participate this year, we will be sitting up in the Community Building once more. We will be open from noon
to 4:30. Cost for vendors to set up will be a door prize and a plate of refreshments. Cost for those to attend is canned goods or non-perishable
goods. Call now if you want us to reserve a booth for you. I ALREADY HAVE 6 BOOTHS SPOKEN FOR THIS YEAR
We are inviting you as a vendor to set up a table to sell your products during that time. You may set up Sunday morning between 9 and noon as we will be using the COMMUNITY BUILDING AGAIN THIS YEAR. Best news there is no charge to
set up a table (we even provide a 5 foot table you can use). A vendor list will go out in our November newsletter, so I need
confirmation if you plan to attend this year as soon as possible if you want your name/product included in the newsletter sent
to all 66040 residents. Please return this portion of the newsletter or call the library to reserve your spot in the 6th annual library expo.
Name: __________________________________Products available: ___________________________________
Door prize item: _____________________________Refreshment donation: _____________________________
Contact information in case we need to contact you prior to the date. ___________________________________
Thank you for your support and participation in this community event.
HISTORICAL SOCIETY 3RD ANNUAL CHILI FEED AND PIE AUCTION
Immediately following the Expo Activity at 5 PM there will be a chili supper sponsored by the La Cygne Historical
Society in the SWAN ROOM at the Library. Freewill donations will be accepted for upkeep on museum. This will be
followed by a PIE AUCTION. If you would like to donate a pie or BUY a pie to support the museum, be there at 5:45
to start bidding. Thank you for your support of La Cygne and its projects! CONTACT JANET REYNOLDS TO DONATE PIES (or other fancy desserts like cheesecakes, ice cream, etc)!
A special shirt marking
the 45th anniversary of
the team of 70's football
championship. A part of
our Hometown Teams
break the record event.
This year at the homecoming football game,
we will be remembering
Home Town Heroes.
One group of heroes
that will be remembered
is the Prairie View 1970
Kansas State Football
Champions. Attached is
a t-shirt that will be available at the Homecoming
Football Game for $15
($17 for size 2XL). There
is a limited supply, so be
sure to get this special
feature piece while supplies last! Original design by Esther Shields &
7:30 AM DISC GOLF TOURNAMENT at the City
8:00 AM SWAN-A-THON 5K/10K/Kids Run Downtown (check in starts at 7:15 am)
8:00 AM BREAKFAST – Free Will Donation at the
La Cygne Community Building
ALL DAY VENDORS ON BROADWAY
Inflatable Bouncy Houses available all day
9:00 AM BABY CONTEST
10:30 AM KIDS PARADE (Line up at Beachner's,
proceeds down Broadway to the stage)
11:00 AM SWANFEST PARADE La Cygne Elementary School staging, proceed to Market then
North on Broadway to the stage.
11:00 AM CAR SHOW – Set up in front of La
Cygne library and Peoples Telecommunication - Trophies awarded around 3 PM
12:30 PM BED RACES – Starting line at Broadway
and Market finish one block north.
1:00 PM FREE GAMES – Hula Hoop contest,
Touch Down Throw, Ball Relays and the never to be
missed egg toss
4:30 PM Chicken Drop $5 per square - a chance to
win half of the proceeds
5:30 PM Talent Show
Court Crowning at the Main Stage Following the Talent Show and Raffle Winners drawn
7:30 PM Street Dancing and Music – Josh
Mackenzie of Crazy Beatz Productions
10:00 PM Save the Last Dance for Me – 2015 La
September 21st—6 PM—Swan Room—Library District #2—Kansas Humanities Council Speakers Bureau—”The Common & Quirky Mascots of Kansas”
Jordan Poland is the Director of the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame in Wichita. He earned his Master’s degree in
Public History from Wichita State University, and his undergraduate degree, also in history, from Kansas State
University. Sports mascots from the Sunflower State come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. From the most recognizable, like KU’s Jayhawk and K-State’s Wildcat, to more obscure mascots like the Fowler Goldbugs and the
Hill City Ringnecks, these characters often reflect the history and character of the towns they represent.
“Mascots are one of the features that distinguish Kansas communities,” said Poland. “It’s not a coincidence that
many mascots around the state are represented on their community’s water tower because mascots are an important identifier of who we are and where we come from.” “The Common and Quirky Mascots of Kansas” is part
of the Kansas Humanities Council’s Humanities Speakers Bureau, featuring presentations and discussions that
connect communities with history, traditions, and ideas to strengthen civic life. The event is partially supported by
generous gifts from the Johnson County Community College Foundation and the Rotary Club of Shawnee Mission to honor the memory of Fred Krebs, a lifelong advocate of the humanities in Kansas. COME JOIN US FOR
ANOTHER HOMETOWNS TEAM PRESENTATION! REFRESHMENTS SERVED FOLLOWING PROGRAM.