The Haysville Community Library began celebration of St. Patrick’s Day two days early with a delightful performance by the Mando Mamas Tuesday evening, followed by a mini-banquet of scones and Irish soda bread. Hailing from Winfield and Wichita, the Mando Mamas entertained the audience with selected Irish tunes on mandolin and fiddle.
Join us on St. Patrick’s Day for an Irish Trivia Contest and a spectacular evening performance by Celtic guitarist Jerry Barlow.
On Tuesday April 5th, the citizens of Haysville will go to the polls to elect City Council and Board of Education members to represent them for the next four years.
Seven candidates are running for City Council, with four-year terms to be filled in each of the four Wards in the City. Three of the four positions are contested.
Five candidates are running at-large for the four four-year positions open on the USD 261 School Board.
All twelve candidates for these positions have been invited to a Candidates’ Forum to be held in the Community Room at the Haysville Community Library on Thursday March 24th at 7 pm.
Each candidate will be allowed 5 to 7 minutes to discuss their position on the issues and explain their reasons for seeking the office. City Council candidates will go first, in Ward order from 1st through 4th, with the order of candidates in contested races determined randomly. Following the City Council candidates, candidates for the Board of Education will speak, again with the order determined randomly.
Following candidate presentations, members of the public will be allowed to question the candidates for a period of not less than half an hour.
“Hosting a candidates’ forum is a great privilege for the library,” said Library Director Betty Cattrell. “It’s an opportunity to for every citizen to make an informed choice about their community leaders – it’s democracy in action.”
Citizens still have until March 21st to register to vote in the upcoming election. Advance voting in person will commence the day before the Candidates’ Forum is held at the Sedgwick County Elections Office. And the polls will open at 7 am on the fifth of April.
Each and every member of this year’s graduating class at Campus High School will receive a free copy of the Constitution and Declaration of Independence.
Nearly three hundred copies of the Constitution in booklet form were donated to the graduating class by the Haysville Community Library and the Flores del Sol chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. These booklets are identical to those distributed to the public by the library during its annual Constitution and Citizenship Day celebration, held each September.
Anyone interested in obtaining copies of the Constitution booklet for their group is encouraged to contact Betty Cattrell at the Haysville Community Library, 524-5242.
Two premier musical performances; an open candidates’ forum for the April election for Haysville City Council and the District 261 School Board; a Haysville Garden Club seed exchange; plus a nationally sponsored special program on bone health featuring Dr. Kimberly Templeton – these are but a few of the events in store for Haysville citizens during the month of March at the Haysville Community Library.
Last Monday night’s book discussion of The Kite Runner was just the first of a flurry of events on the March calendar of the library.
On Saturday the 12th, the Genealogy Discussion group will feature a presentation by Ray Held on the use of Census information in discovering family history.
On Tuesday the 15th at 6 pm, the Mando Mamas will present a special program of mandolin music.
On St. Patrick’s Day, the library will sponsor an Irish Trivia Hunt during the daytime, and that evening at 7 pm, Jerry Barlow – the premier Celtic guitarist who wowed his Haysville audience last year – will present a special program of Irish music.
Monday March 21st offers two separate events of interest. The Haysville Garden Club will sponsor a special springtime seed exchange for experienced and aspiring gardeners at 7 pm. At the same time, the book discussion group will feature The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time, by Mark Haddon (copies are available in the library for all interested parties).
On Thursday March 24th the library will sponsor a candidates’ forum, open to the public, beginning at 7 pm. Every candidate for the Haysville City Council and for the USD 261 Board of Education has been invited to participate.
Finally, at 6 pm on Tuesday March 29th, Dr. Kimberly Templeton will present a nationally-sponsored health and osteoporosis education program for men and women of all ages, “Are You Fit to a T?”
From health to politics and community affairs, from music and the arts to family history, there are events to entertain, educate and enlighten everyone at the Haysville Community Library.