Read a Banned Book this Week!

Banned Book Week brings to mind all the reasons someone might not want a book to be available, and all the reasons we need to make sure books stay available for readers. Celebrate your freedom to read! Enjoy a banned book this week. Here’s a list of the most challenged books of 2015.

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September 26, 2016 at 1:37 pm Leave a comment

Today Be Talk Like a Pirate Day!

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Today is Talk Like a Pirate Day! Learn the ins and outs of Pirate using Mango Languages. It’s free to log in with your Winfield Library card. Need other language help? Mango has 72 languages they can help you learn. Check it out here!

 

 

 

 

 

September 19, 2016 at 10:05 am Leave a comment

Winfield Reads Together

Green logo Winfield Reads Together
September & October 2016
Celebrate our prairie heritage this fall through book discussions and special events. We will read and discuss the classic novel O Pioneers! by Willa Cather. Teens may join the book groups and special events listed below.
OPioneersDover O Pioneers! by Willa Cather
When her father dies, Alexandra Bergson, daughter of Swedish immigrants, assumes responsibility for her family and their Nebraska farm. Books are available to check out at the Adult Services desk. Join us on any of the four book discussion dates listed below. Two are at night and two are during the day. Although most of you will be in school, teen homeschoolers are welcome to attend the daytime discussions!

Download the free eBook from Project Gutenberg.
Download the free eAudiobook from Librivox.

Off the Shelf Book Group
Tuesday, October 4, 7:00 p.m. at the Library

Winfield Reads Together Book Discussion
Tuesday, October 11, 7:00 p.m.
Join us at The Barber Shoppe, at 0S120 Church St. Registration recommended.

Mysteries at Lunch Book Group
Wednesday, October 19, 12:15 p.m. at the Library

Winfield Reads Together Book Discussion
Wednesday, October 26, 1:00 p.m.
Join us at Hedges Station, at 0N555 Winfield Rd. Registration recommended.

midwest maize How Corn Changed Itself and Then Changed Everything Else
Thursday, October 20, 7:00 p.m.
Author Cynthia Clampitt talks about her book “Midwest Maize” and shares how this weedy grass from Mexico transformed itself into corn and then swept across the Americas. Registration required.
OPioneersMovie Movie Matinee: O Pioneers!
Saturday, October 22, 2:00 p.m.
Join us for a special screening of the “Hallmark Hall of Fame” presentation based on the novel. Refreshments will be provided. Registration required.
Working Title/Artist: View from Mount Holyoke, Northampton, Massachusetts, after a Thunderstorm--The Oxbow Department: Am. Paintings / Sculpture Culture/Period/Location:  HB/TOA Date Code: 10 Working Date: 1836 photography by mma, DT71.tif retouched by film and media (jnc) 8_6_09 For Spacious Skies: Great American Nature Paintings
Tuesday, October 25, 7:00 p.m.
The American landscape has inspired countless artists to capture its complexity, diversity and beauty. In this slide lecture, art historian Jeff Mishur discusses the work of famous U.S. nature painters such as Andrew Wyeth, Thomas Cole, Winslow Homer and Albert Bierstadt. Registration recommended.

September 12, 2016 at 9:10 am Leave a comment

Booksale Weekend!

BookSale2Winfield Library Friends’
Semi-Annual Book Sale

Fundraising Preview Sale
Thursday, September 8
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
$10 donation at the door.
No cost to Friends members.

Regular Sale
Friday, September 9 and
Saturday, September 10
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Free admission.
Watch for discounts Saturday afternoon!

September 6, 2016 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

Closed Today

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September 5, 2016 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

Come and Get Your Books

The library is closed this Monday, September 5, for Labor Day. Be sure to come in today or Saturday from 9-5 and get all the DVDs, magazines, and books you need to survive the long weekend!

September 2, 2016 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

New Graphic Novels

CursedPirateGirl Cursed Pirate Girl, Volume 1
YA GRAPHICNOVEL BASTIAN
Adventures on and under the high seas lead a cursed pirate girl to encounter mythic creatures, gnarled and crusty pirates, and ghostly apparitions as she tries to find her lost father, one of the dreaded Pirate Captains of the mythical Omerta Seas.
Lumberjanes3 Lumberjanes, Volume 3: A Terrible Plan
YA GRAPHICNOVEL STEVENSON 3
Jo, April, Mal, Molly and Ripley take on everything in the summer wilderness that goes bump in the night – from scary stories to magical portals that lead to a land untouched by time.
YoungAvengersRunaways Civil War : Young Avengers & Runaways
YA GRAPHICNOVEL YOUNGAVENGERS
As the tide of public opinion turns against Marvel’s heroes, the gears of Civil War threaten to crush the young heroes known as the Runaways. But when the Young Avengers offer their assistance, will the Runaways believe they’re on the same side?
MsMarvel4 Ms. Marvel, Volume 4 : Last Days
YA GRAPHICNOVEL MSMARVEL 4
When the world is about to end, do you still keep fighting? From the moment, Kamala put on her costume, she’s been challenged, but nothing has prepared her for this: the Last Days of the Marvel Universe.
Princeless4 Princeless, Volume 4: Be Yourself
YA GRAPHICNOVEL WHITLEY
In order to rescue Adrienne’s sister Angoisse, who is locked in a castle, Adrienne and Bedelia must make it through a swamp inhabited by vampires, zombies, goblins, and other monsters.
MaxRideUltimateFlightGN Max Ride: Ultimate Flight
YA GRAPHICNOVEL PATTERSON
Maximum Ride and her Flock– Fang, Nudge, Iggy, Gazzy and Angel– have left behind the horrors of the School, the lab in which they were genetically engineered. If they can survive one last encounter with the savage Erasers, they finally might have a shot at being a normal family.

August 29, 2016 at 9:49 am Leave a comment

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