2019 Kansas Notable Books Are In at Dudley Township Library

The State Library of Kansas Announces the 2019 Kansas Notable Books

15 books celebrating Kansas cultural heritage

Topeka, KS – State Librarian Eric Norris announced today the 14th annual selection of Kansas Notable Books. The fifteen books feature quality titles with wide public appeal, either written by a Kansan or about a Kansas-related topic.

“I am proud to present the 2019 Kansas Notable Book list. Choosing only 15 books is no easy task,” said Eric Norris, State Librarian. “The selection committee began with a pool of nearly 100 submitted titles and worked diligently to identify the year’s best works by Kansas authors and illustrators, as well as those works that highlight our history and heritage. Kansans are encouraged to visit their local public library and celebrate the artists and the artistry of Kansas.”

Kansas Notable Books is a project of the Kansas Center for the Book, a program of the State Library. The Kansas Center for the Book is a state affiliate of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. Throughout the award year, the State Library promotes and encourages the promotion of all titles on this year’s list at literary events, and among librarians and booksellers.

An awards ceremony will be held at the Kansas Book Festival, Saturday, September 14, 2019, at the State Capitol to recognize the talented Notable Book authors. The public is invited.

For more information about Kansas Notable Books, call 785-296-3296, visit kslib.info/notablebooks or email infodesk@ks.gov .

New CloudLibrary app

CloudLibrary is a great way to get free ebooks and some audios through a Kansas State Library card! Stop by your library to sign up for the free Kansas Library card and discover all it has to offer! Here’s a link to a great walk-thru of the redesigned CloudLibrary app being released February 4th! It’s so easy to maneuver now and totally worth a look around!

https://vimeo.com/smartlibraries/review/303815170/a19f18cf54

Adult Book Club

Join the ladies at the Legacy Suites in an enriching discussion of their latest book discussion book
Thursday, October 3rd
at 7pm
at the Legacy Suites!

Book being discussed this month:

“Who I Am With You”
By Robin Lee Hatcher

Want to know what they’re talking about?? Well you can get in on the action by stopping by the library and picking up a copy of the book. Multiply copies available by front desk for your reading convenience! A delightful discussion and a decadent treat, who could ask for a better evening??!

Past Book Club titles read:

Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen by Susan Gregg Gilmore
If Life is a Bowl of Cherries, What Am I Doing in the Pits by Erma Bombeck
The Unwinding of a Miracle by Julie Yip-Owens
Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann
The Masterpiece by Francine Rivers
What She Left Behind by Ellen Marie Wiseman
The Chaperone by Lisa Moriarty
Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate
Becoming Ellen by Shari Shattuck
Invisible Ellen by Shari Shattuck
Where the Wind Leads by Vinh Chung
A Land Remembered by Patrick D. Smith
Voices from Chernobyl by Svetlana Alexievich
A Street Cat Named Bob by James Bowen
A Beauty Refined by Tracie Peterson
Half Broke Horses by Jeannette Walls
A Silver Suitcase by Terrie Todd
The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls
Life is So Good by George Dawson & Richard Glaubman
The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
No Other Will Do by Karen Witemeyer
Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah
A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
Rainwater by Sandra Brown
Every Storm by Lori Wick
The Artisan’s Wife by Judith McCoy Miller
Diary of a Waitress by Carolyn Meyer
Under the Overpass by Michael Yankoski
Children of the River by Linda Crew
Guide Me Home by Kim Vogel Sawyer

Crochet Classes for Kids and Adults!

For new and old, beginners to professionals, this is a club for all crocheters of all kinds!


The library will provide hooks for new students.
Students that participated in previous classes please bring your hooks and yarn provided to you then.

Some yarn available at class for use.

If you are out and about and would like to buy a skein of your choice of color some yarn recommendations are:
Red Heart yarn (Walmart) has a good worsted weight for beginner crocheters.

Hobby Lobby’s choice of yarn would be the “I Love This Yarn” brand.  


Kids class will be offered after school at the library: 

Thursdays, September 5th & 19th
from 3:45 to 4:45 pm


Adult “Books and Hooks” Club will also meet

Thursdays, September 5th & 19th
from 6:00 to 7:00 pm


Hope to see all you crafty people here!!

Wee Wigglers!!


Wee Wigglers will start up again Wednesday, October 2nd

This is a free program for ages lap-sit (with parents’ supervision) to age 5 available at the library!

Classes are geared toward learning letters, shapes, and colors!

Classes meet for an hour every Wednesday morning from 11 – 12,
unless otherwise posted!

Hoping to see your Wee Wigglers!