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Adult Summer Reading Program- “The KC Monarchs in Wichita” with Phil Dixon
June 8, 2018 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The McConnell AFB Library is celebrating our two themes for the 2018 Summer Reading Program: “Libraries Rock!” and “Reading Takes You Everywhere”. Throughout the summer, we will host a variety of programs for our patrons to enjoy. Our Adult Reading Program serves all adults, ages 18+. All programs are free, but registration in the Summer Reading Program is required.
Formed in 1920, the Kansas City Monarchs revolutionized baseball: not only were they charter members of the Negro National League and the first professional team to use outdoor lighting, the Monarchs also sent more players to the major leagues than any other Negro League franchise. This presentation explores the exciting early barnstorming days of the Monarchs, highlights great players such as Wilbur “Bullet” Rogan, Satchel Paige, and Jackie Robinson who wore the uniform and connects the spirit of the Monarchs to the many Kansas communities in which they played. Where possible, specific games and players from your community will be discussed.
Join us on June 8th at 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. to hear Phil Dixon’s presentation on the Kansas City Monarchs.
Last year the McConnell Library was the number one library in the Air Force in the Summer Reading program, with 1.4 million minutes read. Will you help McConnell maintain the top spot this year? Earn prizes and help the Base Library work toward keeping their #1 spot in the Air Force by registering for the Summer Reading Program! Pick up your registration form from the Library, then log your minutes at https://mcconnellafblibrary.beanstack.org. The 2018 Summer Reading Program is open to pre-readers through adults starting on 31 May through 24 July. For more information, call the Library at (316) 759-4207.