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One Book
many neighbors

a collaboration of Leavenworth County+ libraries
 

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Upcoming Events

  • Social Media's Impact on Minorities
    Social Media's Impact on Minorities
    Tue, Jul 23
    Bonner Springs City Council Chambers
    Jul 23, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Bonner Springs City Council Chambers, 200 E 3rd St, Bonner Springs, KS 66012, USA
    Jul 23, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Bonner Springs City Council Chambers, 200 E 3rd St, Bonner Springs, KS 66012, USA
    The short story, "Ms. Marple Takes Manhattan" focuses on a theater group that was blacklisted during the Mcarthy era. Join us in the Bonner Springs City Council Chambers to hear Dr. Brendan Fay's perspective on social media's impact on minority communities in the modern era.
  • The Mystery at Mead Hall
    The Mystery at Mead Hall
    Sun, Jul 28
    Mead Hall
    Jul 28, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Mead Hall, 4100 S 4th St, Leavenworth, KS 66048, USA
    Jul 28, 2024, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Mead Hall, 4100 S 4th St, Leavenworth, KS 66048, USA
    Test your skills in an afternoon gala of food, fun, mystery and puzzlement!

Past Events

  • Murder with Marple Trivia
    Murder with Marple Trivia
    Thu, Jul 18
    Atchison Public Library
    Jul 18, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Atchison Public Library, 401 Kansas Ave, Atchison, KS 66002, USA
    Jul 18, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Atchison Public Library, 401 Kansas Ave, Atchison, KS 66002, USA
    Join us for food, prizes, and some murder mystery trivia. Come with a team, or join up with new friends at the event.
  • The Detective Story & Book Discussion
    The Detective Story & Book Discussion
    Thu, Jul 11
    Basehor
    Jul 11, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
    Basehor, 1400 158th St, Basehor, KS 66007, USA
    Jul 11, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
    Basehor, 1400 158th St, Basehor, KS 66007, USA
    Dr. Julia Bowen, Professor of English at Benedictine College, spent her sabbatical in the fall of 2022 researching the detective story, mystery novel, and detective novel. Bowen will explore the history of crime writing and lead a discussion of the stories you’ve read in Marple.
  • Horticultural Muck & Mysticism: Did Dame Agatha Get it Right?
    Horticultural Muck & Mysticism: Did Dame Agatha Get it Right?
    Tue, Jun 25
    Tonganoxie
    Jun 25, 2024, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    Tonganoxie, 217 E 4th St, Tonganoxie, KS 66086, USA
    Jun 25, 2024, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    Tonganoxie, 217 E 4th St, Tonganoxie, KS 66086, USA
    A wide ranging survey of the history and usage of plants in human societies. What we know and what we think we know about plants. Presented by Brian Boyce. Brian is a long time plantsman and career horticulturist working in the north-east Kansas area.
  • Shall We Dance?
    Shall We Dance?
    Fri, Jun 21
    Leavenworth
    Jun 21, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Leavenworth, 417 Spruce St, Leavenworth, KS 66048, USA
    Jun 21, 2024, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
    Leavenworth, 417 Spruce St, Leavenworth, KS 66048, USA
    Description: As Miss Marple learned, “If you can walk, you can waltz.” Take a turn around the dance floor with ballroom dancing instructor Shari Augustine. Fancy dress is encouraged, but not required. Registration required: https://tinyurl.com/LVPL-ballroom
  • Christie's Marple
    Christie's Marple
    Thu, Jun 20
    Linwood
    Jun 20, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Linwood, 19649 Linwood Rd, Linwood, KS 66052, USA
    Jun 20, 2024, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
    Linwood, 19649 Linwood Rd, Linwood, KS 66052, USA
    Our event is an author visit discussing mystery novels, including our story- “Evil in Small Places.” Agatha Christie’s writing style will be the focus of Kolbe’s presentation.
  • The Art of Close Reading
    The Art of Close Reading
    Tue, Jun 04
    Lansing
    Jun 04, 2024, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    Lansing, 730 1st Terrace #1, Lansing, KS 66043, USA
    Jun 04, 2024, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
    Lansing, 730 1st Terrace #1, Lansing, KS 66043, USA
    Join English Professor Polly Hawk from KCKCC to learn about the art of close reading to better understand and enjoy mystery writers and gain insight into solving the mystery, featuring the Grand Dame of mystery herself Agatha Christie.
  • Step into the Poison Garden (Online Only!)
    Step into the Poison Garden (Online Only!)
    Sat, Jun 01
    Zoom link upon registration
    Jun 01, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    Zoom link upon registration
    Jun 01, 2024, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    Zoom link upon registration
    We're celebrating Christie's love of poisons by taking a virtual journey into the infamous Poison Garden located inside the very unique and contemporary Alnwick Garden in Northumberland, England. The garden contains about 100 different varieties of "toxic, intoxicating, and narcotic" plants.
  • Wrap-Up at Kane Family Farm
    Wrap-Up at Kane Family Farm
    Sun, Jul 30
    Tonganoxie
    Jul 30, 2023, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Tonganoxie, 17791 Chieftain Rd, Tonganoxie, KS 66086, USA
    Jul 30, 2023, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Tonganoxie, 17791 Chieftain Rd, Tonganoxie, KS 66086, USA
    The killer is revealed and drinks are served! Registration is required -- follow the link below to reserve your spot! https://leavenworth.librarycalendar.com/event/one-book-many-neighbors-crime-solvers-party
  • Who Killed Harmony Ashcroft?
    Who Killed Harmony Ashcroft?
    Sun, Jul 16
    Heritage Center
    Jul 16, 2023, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM
    Heritage Center, 109 Delaware, Leavenworth KS 66048
    Jul 16, 2023, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM
    Heritage Center, 109 Delaware, Leavenworth KS 66048
    "Here's to New Friends" by Jacqueline Freimor
  • Inside the Criminal mind
    Inside the Criminal mind
    Mon, Jul 10
    Tonganoxie
    Jul 10, 2023, 6:30 PM
    Tonganoxie, 217 E 4th St, Tonganoxie, KS 66086, USA
    Jul 10, 2023, 6:30 PM
    Tonganoxie, 217 E 4th St, Tonganoxie, KS 66086, USA
    Learn about the inner workings of a criminal mind with a forensic psychologist and discuss the story "Do You Remember" with the author, Lori Roy. A Zoom option is available for this program. Contact kimd@tonganoxielibrary.org for details.
  • Murder Mystery Theater
    Murder Mystery Theater
    Thu, Jun 29
    Linwood Community Building
    Jun 29, 2023, 6:30 PM
    Linwood Community Building, 105 E 3rd St, Linwood,KS
    Jun 29, 2023, 6:30 PM
    Linwood Community Building, 105 E 3rd St, Linwood,KS
    Pack your thinking cap, keen eye and good memory to put together all the clues and solve the mystery. Eight people play characters in the mystery, and the entire audience plays detective. Disclaimer: No patrons are actually injured during this program Also covers "Exit Now" by Emilya Naymark
  • Justice for the Innocent
    Justice for the Innocent
    Thu, Jun 22
    Bonner Springs Community Gym
    Jun 22, 2023, 6:30 PM
    Bonner Springs Community Gym, 200 E. 3rd Street, Bonner Springs
    Jun 22, 2023, 6:30 PM
    Bonner Springs Community Gym, 200 E. 3rd Street, Bonner Springs
    A talk with the Midwest Innocence Project. Also covers the story "Perfect Strangers" by Tilia Klebenov Jacobs
  • Ripple: A Long Strange Search for a Killer
    Ripple: A Long Strange Search for a Killer
    Wed, Jun 21
    Basehor Community Library
    Jun 21, 2023, 6:30 PM
    Basehor Community Library, 1400 158th St, Basehor, KS 66007, USA
    Jun 21, 2023, 6:30 PM
    Basehor Community Library, 1400 158th St, Basehor, KS 66007, USA
    Journalist Jim Cosgrove shares his decades-long struggle to uncover the truth of a family friend's disappearance and death. Also covers the story "A Six-Letter Word for Neighbor" by Lisa Unger
  • Beyond the Veil: A History of Spiritualism
    Beyond the Veil: A History of Spiritualism
    Thu, Jun 15
    Atchison Public Library
    Jun 15, 2023, 6:00 PM
    Atchison Public Library, 401 Kansas Ave, Atchison, KS 66002, USA
    Jun 15, 2023, 6:00 PM
    Atchison Public Library, 401 Kansas Ave, Atchison, KS 66002, USA
    A History of Spiritualism. Covering the story "Howard's Heart" by Bryon Quartermaus.
  • Crime Scene Investigation
    Crime Scene Investigation
    Wed, Jun 07
    Lansing Community Library
    Jun 07, 2023, 6:00 PM
    Lansing Community Library, 730 1st Terrace #1, Lansing, KS 66043, USA
    Jun 07, 2023, 6:00 PM
    Lansing Community Library, 730 1st Terrace #1, Lansing, KS 66043, USA
    Learn the ins and outs of crime scene investigation with the Lansing Police department. Also covers the story "Avalon" by Michael Connelly.
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