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Yu-Gi-Oh! Dueling Saturday

It is time for our monthly Yu-Gi-Oh! dueling this Saturday from 10-12. Anyone in 3rd grade on up to adults is invited to participate. There will not be a formal tournament, but you can duel and trade with other competitors as much as you would like. Please bring your own cards. Snacks will be provided, and one lucky person will win a door prize for a Game Hounds gift card.

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Analog Games Day at KSU’s Hale Library

Looking for something to do on Saturday? Come to the Great Room at KSU’s Hale Library on Saturday any time between 11-5 and have fun playing some games. There will be board games, cards, interactive fiction, and even a chess tournament. Bring your favorite board game or play the ones provided. Duel and trade with fellow Yu-Gi-Oh! and Magic fans. There will be Warhammer demonstrations going on for anyone interested, as well. Snacks will also be provided. Analog Games Day is for all ages, so come with your whole family.

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North Atrium Doors Closed

Starting Monday, March 10th, the north atrium entrance to the library will be closed so that construction crews can work in that area. Please use the southwest entrance by the Tech Center to enter the building. We apologize for the inconvenience, and we appreciate your patience as we grow!

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Pick up MLK Art and Writing Contest Entries

All of the MLK Art and Writing Contest entries have now been taken down. If your child is in USD383 school district or Manhattan Catholic Schools, we will return your entries to the schools sometime next week. All other entries can be picked up at the Children’s Desk in the Children’s Room through the end of March.

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Kansas Book Festival Writing Contest

Kansas First Lady Mary Brownback announced today the start of the Kansas Book Festival Writing Contest. The contest begins now and runs through April 30, 2014. Winners will be contacted by July 31 and announced at the 2014 Kansas Book Festival on September 13 at the Kansas State Capitol. The contest is open to students in grades 3-12 in the state of Kansas.

“The writing contest is in its third year and is thriving as we see the talent level of our future Kansas authors continue to grow,” said Mary Brownback. “It is our hope that this writing contest will help spark a love for reading and writing among children across the state and inspire them to use writing as a creative outlet.”

The theme for this year’s contest is “My Journey on the Kansas Plains.” The theme asks students to think back to what life might have been like for their friends and family in the early years of Kansas’ statehood and to write a creative story depicting that life. There will be a first and second place winner in each grade level division, per congressional district. Divisions consist of the following: grades 3-5, grades 6-8, grades 9-12.

For more information about this contest or the Kansas Book Festival, scheduled for September 13, visit

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Construction Update February 18

picture of building face with stone removed

The warm weather in this week’s forecast means we can continue moving forward with construction. Facing on the north side of the building has been completely removed and the rock is being hauled away. Once the space has been cleared, the crew will start work on the building pad.

On the south side, the window well that used to lead to the basement has been filled in and digging is set to begin this week. Utilities need to be re-routed before concrete can be poured for that new building pad. The crew has to dig down 14 feet, lay new utility lines, disable old lines, and then connect the new ones. Hopefully, utility service will not be interrupted.

Parking is still a bit scarce. It is a good idea to allow extra time if you are attending an event at the library. Thank you for your patience.

photo of digging machinery and workers at the front of the library

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