Monday, September 14 at 12:00 noon, the Ashland Library will host a Cowboy Coffee Luncheon. A western themed lunch is planned, with a special chili made of locally smoked meats, cornbread, and peach cobbler made in a Dutch oven over a slow fire. An amusing program by Cowboy Poet Marti Sheetz is planned, with guitar backup by Don Bryant of Coldwater. A donation of $5 is suggested to help cover costs.
Kate Meyer, of the Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas, presented Picturing the Dust Bowl September 1 at the Ashland Library. This presentation used paintings, photographs, and prints of the Dust Bowl as a way to explore early 20th century American attitudes toward nature and the environment, but also to provide clues about the changing expectations for the future. Sponsored locally by the 20th Century Club, this program was provided by the Kansas Humanities Council.
Skippyjon Jones will be at the Ashland Library on Monday, June 22 at 1:00. Storyteller Heather Augustine will lead great songs, tell good stories and introduce Skippyjon. If you would like pictures with this great character, please come a little early!
Dr. Loretha Ann Page will start the Summer Reading programs June 10 at 10:00 am with a fun session based on her book, Learning to Have Fun with Your Horse Without Getting Hurt. Sadie, Khrista Branson’s mare, will be on hand for demonstration purposes, although rides cannot be given at this time.
Monday, June 1, at 5:00 pm, the Ashland Library will host an Ice Cream Social on the south lawn. Come enjoy ice cream, good company and enjoyable music! Many thanks to the Civic Club and Venture Foods for helping to make this possible. Bring your lawn chair!
At noon on Monday, May 18th, you are cordially invited to attend the Ashland Library Luncheon Tea.
Special entertainment is to be provided by chanteuse Sandra Woodrow. Seating will be limited; interested patrons are urged to make their reservations early.
The Ashland City Library hosted a book signing on April 4 with author Sherry Galloway Willis. Willis’ book, Cowboy Tad the Triangle Man, was a runaway best seller! All available copies were snatched up early. Ms. Willis is a gifted speaker and many patrons are hoping for more books and visits.
Ashland Library patrons enjoyed good food, good company and great music by violinist Judith Priest on March 9. The luncheon was so enjoyable that it has been decided to have a library tea on May 18. Anyone wanting to help host the tea is urged to contact Cara or Khrista at 620-635-2589.
Kansas author Nancy Pickard spoke at the Ashland Library last January. Picard’s latest novel, The Virgin of Small Plains, was chosen as the Kansas Reads novel of the year for 2008 and was on the 2007 Kansas Notable Books List. Pickard is also the author of sixteen popular and critically acclaimed novels, including the Jenny Cain and Marie Lightfoot mystery series.