Kim Vogel Sawyer to Speak Saturday

Award-winning author and speaker Kim Vogel Sawyer will speak at the Ashland Library on Saturday, February 27, at 2:00.  Kim will be speaking on the theme, “Live Lessons Through Chocolate.”

Kim has written, “As an author of inspirational Christian fiction, it is my goal to create stories that will edify God’s children and offer evidence of the hope we can all possess when we place our hearts and souls in God’s very capable hands.”

Train Show February 12 & 13

February 12 & 13, Friday and Saturday, you are invited to the Ashland Library Train Show from 1:30 to 5:30.    Operating sets and static displays will be provided by the Boot Hill Train Club and the Northwest Oklahoma Model Railroad Club.  A Thomas the Train display provided by Wes Reimer will be available for hands-on enjoyment.

Lunch @ The Library!

Monday, January 18, at 12:00 noon, the Ashland Library will host its first luncheon of the new year.  Country humorist, Jerry W. Engler, author of  Just Folks, A Heartland Voice and Highly Embellished Truth, will entertain.  As Engler says, “I think my stories are better than TV, and not half so nasty as day-time TV.  They continue to be fiction literature, highly embellished truth, complete concoctions or great lies!”

Engler has traveled extensively promoting his books, including engagements at the Kansas Festival for the Book, the Sampler Festival and the Kansas State Fair.

Reservations required by January 15, six dollar donation is suggested to help cover costs.



Cowboy Coffee Luncheon


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.

Picturing the Dustbowl

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.


Have Fun With Your Horse

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.

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