People love to play games. Games make for a rather powerful and distinct method of pitting and testing our humanity not only against each other, but as allies. Like the taste of Your coffee, or the colors you wear, we all have a game we prefer to share. Monopoly has money, Jamanji teleports you to another world, and Candyland isn’t good for my teeth, but so long as you can count we can roll some die or maybe flip a coin. 

Well what game do you play? And how do you win? 

Is it one you would play again?

   Some games are easy to pick up and learn. Some games never stop changing, and have new rules and playable features. Trading card games are a popular pick for competitive and relaxed gaming. Unlike video games or traditional board games, trading cards take you face to face with your opponent, on an advanced platform. These games have evolved over time, Yugioh debuted 18 years ago, Pokemon is now over 20 years young, and Magic:The Gathering was released 27 years ago. Dungeons And Dragons has been at our tables since 1974. These games show promise for lasting another decade, more and more people are playing these games every year. 

Trading card games (TCG) test your ability to read, your memory, and almost always involve math. Games Intellectually stimulate us, they give us a chance to test our critical thinking skills. With well over 10,000 unique cards, there is a vast variety of options for what cards you would like to use, and what you would like to see them do. Some people choose cards by their art, some want a specific ability, and sometimes players only want the best. 

   Not only are these games good for connecting to new people where you’re from, these games are international! Every year Pokemon, Magic, and Yugioh hold world championships! Every friday night around the globe, Friday Night Magic is held at your local dragons den (Comic or Card Store) You can go to your local game store and ask how you can participate. 

   Mound City Library is proud to announce CARD CLUB! Come in on Saturday morning and Tyler will be happy to teach you how to play whichever game you’d like to play! Not only card games, ANY GAME! If you have a game you’d like to play, let us know about it! Maybe we’ll play along! 

February  12th 2020

The weather Tuesday night held off just long enough that everyone could get out and enjoy our local author Frank Clay come and chat about his newest book “Evidence Unseen”. What an amazing talk.We could have listened to him for hours. He was great with answering all questions. We are very blessed to have Frank and his wife Joy as part of our community.

According to the ground hog we will be having an early spring. I am sure ready for it, as I am sure many of you are.

The 13th at 1;00  pm is our button group, come join us in making a button pot of gold.

The 17th  from 2:00 to 4:00 Linda will be teaching us to make a crochet bookmark, if you can’t make it during the day on Tuesday the 18th she will also be teaching from 5 to 7 pm that evening

Tuesday the 18th at 10 am is our Balance and e Exercise class with Brandi. Right after that at 11am is Seniors Eating Well with Melanie.

Come join us for all the fun.


img@ April Castle’s Daycare

When you were a kid do you remember your parents, grandparents, etc. telling you how the older you get the faster time goes? I always thought yea right. I see that now. My grandson turned 1 last week and we had his First Birthday party. How did time go that fast? He should not be one yet. I guess it is true, the older you get the faster time does go.

Are you getting as excited as I am about our local author Frank Clay coming to do his book chat on February 4th?  He will be here from 5 to 7.Bring your book so Frank can autograph it or he will have some here that you can purchase. Just be sure to not miss out on coming to listen to him talk.

Let us know where you see our library bear, he will be visiting local businesses in Mound City. Stop in and tell us for a piece of candy.

The 4th grade class at Mound City Grade School had a lot of fun making snowflakes last week.

Every Monday but the third one each month come check out our 3 and 4 Ingredient cooking class. We make a couple different dishes each week that you get to try. Then we talk about things we would change with the recipe to fit it into our family’s menu.

If you have something you would like to learn or have something to share  give me a call or stop by the library. 

Until next week


Hope everyone has been staying warm since mother nature has been very cranky. 

Thursday the 23rd we have craft group from 10:00 to 12:00. Then  starting at 1:00 we have ladies day out until 4:00. Bring whatever you are working on and come join the fun. We have plenty of tables if you want to sort pictures, lay your material out, etc.

Monday the 27th 3 and 4 ingredient cooking class starts at 10:00. Come see what easy quick meals you can make with very few ingredients. 

Tuesday the 28th Balance and Exercise is at 10:00 am with Brandy. Come get your exercise in a warm building and keep your New Year resolution. 

Game night is also Tuesday from 5:00 to 7:00. Come play cards or games and fun with your friends, or make new friends.

We have lots of new books and dvds to enjoy on these cold days.

Parents have you seen our new llama llama books? We have the whole collection. They are great books with colorful pictures.

Hope to see you this week.

So I’ve started on the webpage remodel, and it’s taken longer and involved more learning than anticipated. People who already know a skill well can make something as sophisticated as webpage development look so simple. It’s simple, but it’s not. I can learn, but it takes time. This is a practice post to help me keep tabs on how my formatting plays itself out on the webpage.

Nestled in a corner of the Mound City Library is a beautiful piece of history that visitors find truly amazing. The Wooten Patent Desk resembles a cylinder-front desk but actually contains a complete post office. This unit is one of less than 100 that were built after a patent was granted for it in 1874. Moreover, less than 25 of the units are known to still exist and be in good condition. Very fortunate are the patrons of the Mound City Library that Helen Rogers Munson donated the Wooten Patent Desk to the Mound City Library.
Stop by and take a look!
Everyone takes part in the class

we have cooking, craft and kids classes Calendars are available for every month at our front desk.

Rogers “Hot” Crackers

Homemade cookies and a PIE!

Home made Goodies!


Every Thursday Night 5:00 to 7:00 and

Saturday 8:00 until we run out!

We never know what will show up for sale, but usually lots of goodies!

Anyone is welcome to come set up


Everyone is Welcome to stop by and Buy


5:00 pm to 7:00 pm every 4th Tuesday of the month.

Join our Group

Come and enjoy cards, board games, etc.

We also have treats to eat!!!

Bring a game to share if you want.

Here at the Library, we have a support group for the local caregivers. If you are currently, or have been a caregiver to someone, you are welcome to come and give advice and talk! They meet every third Monday of the month from 11:00 to noon.

Shannon from East Central Kansas Area Agency on Aging comes to lead the group