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Photographer Brings ‘A Different Perspective’ to Gallery 708

Nov. 28, 2018 Salina photographer Douglas Hoesli will exhibit his work Nov. 30-Dec. 28 at the Salina Public Library’s Gallery 708 in the south lobby. An artist reception will be Dec. 7 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. with refreshments and a chance to hear the artist talk about his exhibition, “A Different Perspective.”

Hoesli has been photographing for two years. He took a photography course in college on a whim and became passionate about the process. In 2010, he was injured in a single-car accident that left him partially paralyzed. After years of recovery, Hoesli rediscovered his love of photography which in turn helped him find his spark for life. The work in “A Different Perspective” is the product of challenging personal and artistic boundaries.  

“This last summer I found myself spending most afternoons downtown around Santa Fe just exploring our streets and alleyways. I would photograph many different things from well-known local landmarks to small barely noticeable tile work surrounding a door that is in complete disrepair,” Hoesli said. “I feel if my photographs say anything, it is that beauty is all around us in various forms. I try to see the possibilities in the ordinary subjects that others may not notice the majority of the time.”

Hoesli’s photographs can be viewed at Douglas Hoesli Photography on Facebook.

The public is welcome to view the exhibit during library hours — 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 1-6 p.m. Sunday. For more information on art exhibited at the library, please contact Lori Berezovsky at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., (785) 825-4624, ext. 249, or visit library at 301 W. Elm.


Library to Have Day of Fine Forgiveness

Nov. 12, 2018 Salina Public Library is offering a one day of fine and fee forgiveness on Nov. 27. Library cardholders can have up to $50 of fines or fees waived from their library account.

“We know that when times are tough, patrons need the library the most, and we understand that having overdue fines or fees on your library card can be a barrier to accessing all the library’s resources,” Lindsey Miller-Escarfuller, the library’s director, said.

To participate in the fine forgiveness, library cardholders must visit the library on Nov. 27 between 9 a.m. and 9 p.m. Staff at the Circulation Desk can check accounts. Forgiveness includes overdue fines and fees for lost or damaged items. Cardholders will remain responsible for fines or fees over $50. Forgiveness is not transferable from one account to another.

“Now is your opportunity to bring in overdue or lost books, CDs, video games and DVDs, and we will waive your fees,” Miller-Escarfuller explained. “The day of fine forgiveness is also a chance for the library to retrieve items that were once lost and can now be added back to the collection.”

For more information on the day of fine forgiveness, contact Kristi Hansen, Head of Circulation, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (785) 825-4624, ext. 221.


Salina Public Library Seeks Volunteers for Little Library Project

Nov. 6, 2018 – Salina Public Library is seeking volunteers to adopt its Little Libraries. Clubs, organizations, groups or families are encouraged to tend one of the nine free book exchanges around Salina.

Volunteers are asked to commit to one year of caring for a Little Library. They would be responsible for stocking the library with books provided by Salina Public Library and keeping the library clean and tidy. Volunteers would need to check the library about once a week. Adopters may be thanked for their work on the library website and in Little Library materials.

Little Libraries allow the public to pick up gently used books and to give books from their own collections. The small boxes have been created by community members and act as an extension of the library’s mission to connect people to information, learning and culture.

If interested in adopting a Little Library, contact Lori Berezovsky, outreach librarian, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (785) 825-4624, ext. 249.


Eisenhower Archivist to Discuss U.S. Army Records

Nov. 1, 2018 – Salina Public Library’s monthly educational genealogy gathering, Family History Detectives, will welcome Mary Burtzloff, archivist at the Eisenhower Presidential Library to its November meeting. The group will meet from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 15 in the library’s Prescott Room. Burtzloff will present on Using U.S. Army Records in Family History Research.

Military records can help in genealogy research by providing information on veterans and their family members. Burtzloff will speak about World War II Army unit records available at the Eisenhower Library. The collection is significant because in 1973 many Army and Air Force records at the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis were destroyed by fire. The unit records provide otherwise unavailable information.

Burtzloff has experience working with 19th and 20th-century federal records and manuscript collections. She has assisted both genealogical and academic researchers.

Family History Detectives, formally known as the Genealogy Club, meets every third Thursday, August through November and January through May. Genealogist of all experience levels are welcome. Meetings are free and do not require registration.

For more information, contact Mulvihill at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., (785) 825-4624, ext. 234, or visit the library at 301 W. Elm.


Amy Adams

Public Relations & Programs Supervisor
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