Americus Days

Tomorrow, Saturday, October 3rd, is Americus Days!  We thought we would let you know about what will be happening at the library.
We ask that you sign in at the main desk when you come into the library.
The library will be open normal Saturday hours: 9 am to 4pm, except during the parade. During these open hours will will have the following events happening:
-book sale in the back room
-2 different guessing contests
-view a quilt made by a patron from the patterns found in the “Annie’s Quilted Mysteries” series
-go through the Millerskow picture collection in the back room
1-3pm will will have 2 zoo docents showing different animals

Don’t forget to bring your crayons for donations to The Crayon Initiative​!

Hope to see you at the library!

Emporia Out of the Darkness Walk

Grab your shoes!  Grab your friends!  It’s time for the 3rd Annual Out of the Darkness Community Walk to prevent suicide!  Every year suicide claims more lives than war, murder, and natural disasters combined, and yet suicide prevention doesn’t get anywhere near the funding given to other leading causes of death.  It’s up to Walkers like us to make a difference.  Together we can change the conversation about mental health and put a stop to this tragic loss of life.

Plan on joining us September 26th at Jones Park, at the playground equipment.  Registration begins at 11.  Registration is FREE!  The walk begins at 12.  We will have raffles, face painting, balloon animals, a bake sale, homemade ice cream and much more!  Show your support by helping us bring mental health out of the darkness!

Register online at  Or you can register the day of the walk.

Be part of the movement to silence the stigma on suicide and mental illness.

Questions?  Contact Melissa Kurtenbach:

(from the ESU Buzz In announcements for September 21, 2015, with some modification)

New Books

These are books that are new or in processing , as of September 10th.   These could also be replacement books.

Easy Readers

Sopa De Piedras (Spanish) — Marcia Brown
Stone Soup — Marcia Brown
Pete the Cat: 5 Little Pumpkins — James Dean
Otter Loves Halloween — Same Garton
Scared-Cat, Splat! — Rob Scotton
Tortoise and the Hare — Janet Stevens
What Pet Should I Get? — Dr. Seuss
The Mixed-UP Chameleon — Eric Carle
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed Fly Guy — Tedd Arnold
Lauren’s Kingdom — Lauren Book
There’s a Lion in My Cornflakes — Michelle Robinson
The First Thanksgiving — Linda Hayward
Carl’s Halloween — Alexandra Day
The Day the Crayon Came Home — Drew Daywalt
Tractor Mack Harvest Time — Billy Steer
Finders Keepers — Keiko Kasza
Dilly Dally Daisy — Mark Fearing
I’m Trying to Love Spiders — Bethany Barton
Sleeping Handsome & the Princess Engineer — Kay Woodward
Prince Fly Guy — Tedd Arnold
Fancy Nancy Candy Bonanza — Jane O’Connor
There Was an Old Dragon Who Swallowed a Knight — Penny Parker Klostermann
Dear Dragon Learns to Read — Margaret Hillert
The Big Elephant in the Room — Lane Smith
You Are (Not) Small — Anna Kang
Llama llama Gram and Grandpa — Anne Dewdney
Duncan the Story Dragon — Amanda Driscoll

Juvenile Fiction

Old Wolf — Avi
Appleblossom the Possum — Holley Goldberg Sloane
Memory Maze — Gordon Korman
The Hypnotists — Gordon Korman
The Dragonfly Effect — Gordon Korman
The Big Little Dinosaur — Martin Waddell
The Incredible Hulk — Alex Irvine
Nancy Clancy Soccer Mania — Jane O’Connor
The One and Only Ivan — Katherine Applegate
Redeemed — Margaret Peterson Haddix

Juvenile Non-Fiction

Ultimate Bodypedia — Christina Wilsdon
The Care & Keeping of You 2 — Cara Matterson
The Vietnam War 1954-1975 — Simon Rose
Irena Sendler — Susan Brophy Down
Poltergeists — Hal Marcovitz
Tornadoes — Anne Wendorff
Richard Nixon — Joeming Dunn
Eyewitness Titanic — Simon Adams
The Everything Kids Weather Book — Joe Snedeker
Eyewitness Weather
Eyewitness Earth — Susannah Van Rose
Amazing Recycled Projects You Can Create — Marne Ventura
Stranded in the Sierra Nevada – Danielle Smith-Llera
The Tuskegee Airmen — Brynne Baker
To the Last Man — John Micklos
Experiments in Earth Science and Weather — Emily Sohn
A Short History of Thanksgiving — Sally Lee
A Short History of Christmas — Sally Lee
A Short History of Halloween — Sally Lee
A Short History of Valentine’s Day — Sally Lee
Halloween — Mary Lindeen
Famous Graveyards — Kristen Rajczak
Our Moon — J. Clark Sawyer
Hummingbirds — Steven Otfinoski

Young Adult

The Fault in Our Stars — John Green
Outrage — John Sandford
Paper Planes — Dawn O’Porter
The Diviners — Libba Bray
Miss Peregrine’s  Home for Peculiar Children — Ransom Riggs
Hollow City — Ransom Riggs
Slayers: Friends and Traitors — C.J. Hill
Slayers — C.J. Hill
Execution — Alexander Gordon Smith
Death Sentence — Alexander Gordon Smith
Fugitives — Alexander Gordon Smith
Lockdown — Alexander Gordon Smith
Solitary — Alexander Gordon Smith
The Keeper — David Baldacci
Champion — Marie Lu
Prodigy — Marie Lu
Legend — Marie Lu
The Young Elites — Marie Lu
The School for Good and Evil — Soman Chainani
A World Without Princes — Soman Chainani
The Last Ever After — Soman Chainani
Goose — Dawn O’Porter
Lair of Dreams — Libba Bray

Young Adult Non-Fiction

Medieval Medicine and Disease — Toney Allman
Gunslingers and Cowboys — Frederick Noland
Urban Legends — Gail B. Stewart
Alien Encouters — Patricia D. Netzley
Astronomy — Samuel Kazlow
Big Game Hunting — Ricard F. Kozar
Small Game Hunting — Christopher L. Eger
Bizarre Phenomena and Unexplained Mysteries — Nancy Carr

Adult Fiction

Gideon’s Gift — Karen Kingsbury
A Treasury of Christmas Miracles — Karen Kingsbury
Family Picture — Jane Green
Rania Ropes a Rancher — Linda K. Hubalek
Millie Marries a Marshal — Linda K. Hubalek
Hot Flashes of Life — Rachel Ellyn
Ever After — Jude Deveraux
Got Set a Watchman — Harper Lee
No One Needs to Know — Kevin O”Brien
Badlands — C.J. Box
The Gifts — Wanda E. Brunstetter
Speaking in Bones — Kathy Reichs
The Color of Light– Emilie Richards
Perfect Touch — Elizabeth Lowell
Falling Skies — Jajan Khanna
Brown-Eyed Girl — Lisa Kleypas
Sward of the South — David Weber
Silver Linings — Debbie Macomber
Devil’s Bridge — Linda Fairstein
A Heart’s Home — Colleen Coble
The Muderer’s Daughter — Jonathan Kellerman
Friction — Sandra Brown
Luckiest Girl Alive — Jessica Knoll
Alert — James Patterson
The Potter’s Lady — Judith Miller
Armada — Ernest Cline
Starlight on Willow Lake — Susan Wiggs
If You Only Knew –Kristan Higgins
The Last Time I Saw Her — Karen Robards
The Solomon Curse — Clive Cussler
A LEsson in Hope — Philip Gulley
The Girl in the Spider’s Web– David Lagercrantz
Ties That Bind — Cindy Woodsmall
The Devil Winds — Robert B. Parker
Make Me — Lee Child
Last Words — Michael Kortya
The Photograph –Beverly Lewis
Miss Dreamsville and the Collier Women’s Literacy Society — Amy Hill Hearth
Miss Dreamsville and the Lost Heiress of Collier County — Amy Hill Hearth
Irish Meadows — Susan Anne Mason
Wildest Dreams — Robyn Carr
Long, Tall Christmas — Janet Dailey
The Gilded Hour — Sara Donati
A Wedding at the Orange Blossom Inn — Shelley Shepard Gray
Follow Me Home — Cathy Woodman


The Bar-20 Three Tex — Clarence E. Mulford
Shot in the Back — William W. Johnstone
Arizona Territory — Dusty Richards
Lords of an Empty Land — Randy Denmon
Destiny Texas — Brett Cogburn
The Far Tribes/Yellowstone — Richard S. Wheeler
The Law and the Lawless — Ralph Compton
Riding the Flag — Jim R. Woolard
Flintlock: Kill or Die — William W. Johnstone
Smoke Jensen : The Beginning — William W. Johnstone
The Man Who Fell From the Sky — Margaret Coel
Guns on the Prairie — David Robbins
Brother’s Keeper — Ralph Compton
Moondance Beach — Susan Donovan

Large Print Westerns

Wayne of the Flying W — Arthur Henry Gooden
Gunman’s Rendezvous — Max Brand

Romance (Paperback Books)

Doctor Right — Janet Tronstad
The Legacy of Cooper Creek — R.C. Ryan
Montana Creeds: Logan — Linda Lael Miller
Calamity Janes: Lauren — Sherryl Woods
A Wedding on Primrose Street — Sheila Roberts
Thrill Me — Susan Mallery
Lone Rider — B.J. Daniels
Twice a Texas Bride — Linda Broday
Texas mail Order Bride — Linda Broday
Coming Home to Mustang Ridge –Jesse Hayworth
Ransom Canyon — Jodi Thomas
Promises Kept — Scarlett Dunn


The Silence of the Llamas — Anne Canadeo
Truck Music — Michael Connelly
Lost Souls — Dean Koontz
The Dead Town — Dean Koontz
Unraveled Tidings — Jan Fields
Double Stranded Decetion — K.D. McCrite
The Poet — Michael Connelly
Murder in Two Acts — Christy Barritt
X — Sue Grafton

Science Fiction


Adult Non-Fiction

Complete Book of Gourd Carving — Jim Widess
Hometown Cooking Vol. 7
Hometown Favorites Vol. 7
The Healing Power of garlic — Gayle Alleman
The Tomato Festival Cookbook — Lawrence Davis-Hollander
Complete Idiot’s Guide to Low-Carb Meals — Lucy Beale

Kansas Non-Fiction



The Jungle Book 2
Cinderella 2/Cinderella 3
The Longest Ride
Black Beauty
No Time for Sergeants
Major Payne
Sergeant Bilko
Down Periscope