The Third Annual Mid-Kansas Living History Rendezvous Comes to Riggs Park on August 23rd

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Excerpts from Ken Bell’s article on The Buffalo Soldiers and the Great American West follows:

In the immediate aftermath of the Civil War, a newly reunited nation turned its eyes westward toward the great American frontier. An integral part of the remarkable history of this great struggle, of the victories and defeats, of the suffering endured, and ultimately of the nation that we have become, is the story of the Buffalo Soldiers.

Founded on September 22, 1866 at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, the 10th regiment of the US Cavalry, along with its sister regiment, the 9th US Cavalry, were the first all-black peacetime regiments of the US army.

Want to learn more about the Buffalo Soldiers? Come to Riggs Park on Saturday August 23rd for a day of fun, festivities and enlightenment. The 3rd Annual Mid-Kansas Living History Rendezvous celebrates the heritage of the American West with historically accurate participatory events and authentic representatives of the varied people of the frontier, from Buffalo Soldiers to mountain men, cowboys, blacksmiths, schoolteachers, and many, many others. Events include horse rides, buggy rides, handcrafts, chuckwagon meals, dancing and much more.

Admission is free and open to the public.

Selected images from the 2nd Annual Living History Rendezvous follow:

Haysville Library Director Betty Cattrell and Library Board Member Marion Renner

Haysville Library Director Betty Cattrell and Library Board Member Marion Renner

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31st Annual Readathon Kicks Off

Library Director Betty Cattrell Opens 31st Annual Readathon

The 31st Annual Haysville Community Library Readathon kicked off at 8 o’clock this morning, with Library Director Betty Cattrell reading the American Library Association’s “Freedom to Read” statement.

The Readathon will feature continuous readers throughout the day until after midnight tonight, when County Commissioner Tim Norton will read selections from Edgar Allan Poe, including the traditional “The Raven”.

Following the Readathon a light salad supper will be held in the library’s Community Room, free for all attending readers.

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Kevin Horner To Appear Next Wednesday July 27th At 10

Kevin Horner earlier this summer at Independence Public Library

Due to a booking conflict, we have just learned that the grand finale performance of our 2011 Children’s Reading Program summer events will kick off next Wednesday morning (July 27th) at 10 am, when Kevin Horner – ventriloquist and illusionist — appears with Pirate Frank, Congo, and a cast of fascinating characters. (Leave it to an illusionist to disappear and reappear one week later.)

When you join us for this blockbuster event, we’ll have just three days to go until our special summer reading celebration, sponsored by the Friends of the Haysville Community Library: an Ice Cream Social on Saturday July 30th at 6:30 pm.

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Ventiloquist and Illusionist Kevin Horner — Wednesday at 10

Kevin Horner earlier this summer at Independence Public Library

The grand finale performance of our 2011 Children’s Reading Program summer events kicks off Wednesday morning at 10 am, when Kevin Horner – ventriloquist and illusionist — appears with Pirate Frank, Congo, and a cast of fascinating characters.

Once you’ve joined us for this blockbuster event, don’t forget to visit our special summer reading celebration sponsored by the Friends of the Haysville Community Library: an Ice Cream Social on Saturday July 30th at 6:30 pm.

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Haysville’s 31st Annual CityWide Garage Sale — Coming Soon

It’s that time of year again.

In just four more weeks, the nation’s first and oldest Citywide Garage Sale will kick off in Haysville. The 31st Annual Citywide Garage Sale will be held on Saturday and Sunday, August 13th and 14th, the weekend before USD261 students return to classes for the new school year.

Last year, more than 400 homes participated — a number which is almost certain to be eclipsed by this year’s event.

Permits for the huge two-day sale will be made available by the Friends of the Haysville Community Library beginning this coming Monday July 18th at the Haysville Community Library, and also at the TrueValue Hardware. Permits this year allow sales on both Saturday and Sunday, and can be purchased for $10.

The Library Friends will advertise the sale throughout the area, and in multiple media.

On Garage Sale Days, the library will provide lists of all sales locations* and a local area map to guide avid customers to each and every sale site.

Incidentally, the Friends of the Library will be sponsoring a community garage sale on the library’s north parking lot. Those participating will secure a permit and then pay $15 for a space. It’s an added convenience for those wishing to participate in the garage sales who have no driveway, no yard, no garage.

* limited to locations obtaining a permit by midnight Thursday August 11th

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Book Sales Open Every Saturday At Hometown Market

Beginning this past weekend and throughout the summer – in conjunction with the Haysville Hometown Market – the Haysville Community Library Friends of the Library will be conducting a book sale in the gazebo at the north end of the library every Saturday from 9 until 11.

Cold drinks as well as chilling murder mysteries, thrilling romances, delightful children’s stories and books of every genre and description will be available at prices that can’t be matched. Summer hats, quilting fabric, videos, and a variety of plants will also be available from time to time. Each week will feature something new. So, drop on by and visit with the library friends this Saturday. We’d love to see you there.

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