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Music and baking at the Kansas Room

This article is not only coming out earlier than usual, it is also a bit shorter. By the time you read this, I'll be back in Missouri, hanging twinkle lights or filling balloons with helium.

I mentioned last month that I'll be out of the library from May 28 to June 13 for my wedding and honeymoon and that the Kansas Room would remain open. I stand corrected. The Kansas Room will remain locked during the day unless a patron requests that the room be opened.

If you happen to need the Kansas Room opened, just ask someone at the front desk to unlock the room for you, then, let them know when you leave.

In spite of my absence, the Kansas Room does have a couple of events scheduled for June. The first is a musical performance at 2 p.m. Sunday. Local siblings Tanner, Trinity and Tristan Callis, otherwise known as Tx3, will give an hourlong performance in the Schmidt Gallery for all to enjoy. This trio plays a variety of instruments and musical styles from classical and folk to modern pop.

If you know the Callis family or if you are looking for a great way to spend an afternoon, be sure to stop by the library Sunday afternoon. This will be a great event for the whole family to attend.

The other Kansas Room program for June is the third installment of my Kansas Cooks! series. Since much of Kansas will start harvesting wheat in June, I thought it would be a good month to schedule a bread-themed food/recipe swap. At 6 p.m. June 27, all are invited to "Kansas Cooks! Bread Recipes" in the Kansas Room.

For those who don't know, the idea is to bring a loaf of your favorite tasty homemade bread and your recipe for sharing. We'll swap samples and recipes for you to take home. These events have turned out well in the past -- and the more the merrier.

I'll be back to work June 14, but in the meantime, feel free to leave me a voicemail by calling (785) 625-9014 or by emailing lflaim@hayspublib.org.

Lucia Flaim is Kansas Room librarian at the Hays Public Library.