Liberal Memorial Library

519 N Kansas
Liberal, KS 67901
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Library Book Sale

Come to The Library’s gigantic three day
long book sale here at the library

Paperback – 5 cents
Hardcover – 10 cents

When: Thursday – Saturday,
September 25 – 27
Where: In the Cooper Clark Meeting Room

Sign up for Family Place Library!
It's time to sign up for Family Place Library Parent/Child Workshop.

What is Family Place Library?  If you ask the kids who participate, it's a chance for them to have fun in the library and play with other kids.  If you ask parents, it's a place for them to get their parenting questions answered, mingle with other parents and have fun with their children.

A five week program in the library for children from birth to age five and their parents and caregivers
  • Features local professionals who serve as resources for parents;
  • Emphasizes the role of parents as the first teachers of their children;
  • Facilitates early intervention;
  • Teaches strategies for healthy child development and early literacy

Next workshop dates:  September 18th, 25th, October 2nd, 9th and 16th  at 6:30 PM!

Registration is required.  Register online, by phone or in person at the library.  All families with children from birth to age five are welcome! 
Register for Family Place Library

Coming Events

Beginning Computer Class - English & Spanish
Recurring Event
First start: 2013-07-16 11:00:00 CDT
Duration: 3600
Who: Events
Where: Computer Lab
Event Status: confirmed
Event Description: An introduction to basic computer skills. Patrons should sign up for this class at the front desk, as space is limited to four people.

Story Time!
Recurring Event
First start: 2014-09-02 18:00:00 CDT
Duration: 1800
Except on: Tue Sep 30, 2014 
Where: 519 N Kansas, Liberal KS - Liberal Memorial Library (Children's Area)
Event Status: confirmed
Event Description: Come to Memorial Library's story time for children of all ages. Come once a week during one of these four times for stories, music, crafts and other activities: Mondays or Thursdays at 11:15, Wednesday mornings at 9:30 or Tuesdays evenings at 6:00.

Library Closed - Columbus Day
When: Mon Oct 13, 2014

Event Status: confirmed

Kansas Government Info.

Concealed Carry in Kansas

Weapons and second amendment rights has been a contentious issue all across the United States.   Across the nation, several states have instigated laws that are commonly known as "castle doctrines" or "stand your ground laws."  In Kansas, it is known as the Personal and Family Protection Act.  This week, we provide you with information regarding Federal and Kansas laws and regulations regarding guns and personal safety. 

Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution from the National Archives

National Firearms Act Handbook
Federal Firearms Regulations Reference guide

Federal Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives

State Firearms Laws and Ordinances

Text of Kansas' Concealed Carry Law, also known as the Personal and Family Protection Act, KSA 75-7c01 through 75-7c19

Administrative Regulations regarding the Personal and Family Protection Act, KAR 16-11-1 through 16-11-8,%202012%20KAR%20Supp.pdf

Kansas Attorney General's page to apply for a Concealed Carry License:

List of states that honor and do not honor Kansas Concealed Carry Licenses:

Statistics regarding Concealed Carry Licensure:

Annual Report given to the Governor regarding the Personal and Family Protection Act

Directory of Concealed Carry License instructors for Kansas

Article Contact: Kim Harp 

Climate Change in Kansas
Global warming and climate change are big topics today.  What follows are a list of information sites that pertain to Kansas and to the subject matter in general.  In the years to come this will be a much talked about topics.  We hope you find this information helpful to you, and be sure to use your local library to search further on this topic.

In Kansas:

Climate change in Kansas

Economic Impact of climate change in Kansas.

Saving energy and global warming in Salina.

A list of scholarly article on climate change in Kansas, many of these can be downloaded as pdf files.

You can obtain others by going to your local library.

Kansas and Climate Change by Feddema and Brunsell University of Kansas Dept. of Geography, no date

 Climate change hits home: the risks for Kansas:   

 Lots of graphs and charts on current and future trends.

Here is a large list of general web site that give a wide variety of information on climate change and global warming.
Pew Center on Global Climate Change

Climate Institute

U.S. Global Change Research Program

World Meterological Organization

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Climate Change Page

PBS NOVA Frontline – What’s Up with the Weather?

U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change

U.S. NOAA Climate Prediction Center

NASA: Destination Earth

Climate Arc (Climate Change Activist Website)

Climate Change Research Library (Worldwatch Institute)

CO2 Science Magazine

World Wildlife Fund: Climate

U.S. EPA Energy Star Program

U.S. Geological Survey

Union of Concerned Scientists

Article author and contact: Tom Roth