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New audio books available at Hoisington Public Library
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Hoisington Library has recently received a donation of 1,000s of audio books less than six years old from a Kansas library. We are so pleased to enhance our collection and allow our patrons to enjoy audio books that we would not have been able to purchase! We greatly appreciate the generous donation.

Currently on display here at the library, is a timeline of Women’s Suffrage. Women received the right to vote only 100 years ago across the nation.  One hundred years before that, women had few rights and were basically considered the property of their husbands who could beat them with a stick the size of their thumb. Inheritance laws bypassed wives in favor of children, and favored men in custody issues after divorce.

Kansas Territory was on the forefront of the movement. Clarina Nichols, who worked as a compatriot of Susan B. Anthony, lived in Kansas for many years and traveled the state lecturing and advocating for the rights of women. She also helped run the Underground Railroad prior to the Civil War. Her efforts brought early support in Kansas for the rights of women. Thank you to Janice Walker for the display.

Here are a few of our new books:

“The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek” 

By Kim Michele Richardson 

Cussy Mary Carter is the last of her kind, her skin the color of a blue damselfly in these dusty hills. But that doesn’t mean she’s got nothing to offer. As a member of the Pack Horse Library Project, Cussy delivers books to the hill folk of Troublesome, hoping to spread learning in these desperate times. But not everyone is so keen on Cussy’s family or the Library Project, and the hardscrabble Kentuckians are quick to blame a Blue for any trouble in their small town. The Book Woman of Troublesome Creekis a story of raw courage, fierce strength, and one woman’s determination to bring a little bit of hope to the dark hollers. This  book is based on the blue people of Kentucky.

“19th Christmas” 

By James Patterson  

As the holidays approach, Detective Lindsay Boxer and her friends in the Women’s Murder Club have much to celebrate.

“The Guardians”

By John Grisham 

Keith Russo was murdered at his desk I the small Florida town of Seabrook. Quincy Miller was sent to prison and languished for 22 years. He had no lawyer and no advocate. In desperation, Miller wrote a letter to Guardian Ministries, a small nonprofit run by Cullen Post.

Post travelled the country fighting wrongful convictions, but he got more than he bargained for when he took on Quincy Millers case. One lawyer was murdered 22 years ago, and another’s life is now in danger.

“Weeding without Chemicals” 

By Bob Flowerdew 

Flowerdew presents common sense ways to help defeat the weeds in the garden in other ways besides pulling.

“The Institute” 

By Stephen King

Whatever the Institute was, it was in the middle of an old-growth forest, which means in the middle of nowhere.

Luke Ellis woke up at the Institute in a room with no windows. Beyond the door are other children with special talents—telekinesis and telepathy. This is a classic Stephen King book about the good versus evil in a world where the good guys don’t always win.

“Renia’s Diary” 

By Renia Spiegel 

Compared to Anne Frank’s diary, Renia Spiegel was a Jew in Przemysl, Poland. Suffering the fate of most Jews in Poland, Spiegel’s diary carries her legacy.

Karen La Pierre is the director at the Hoisington Public Library. She can be reached by email at