With September and the end of summer just around the corner, your Leavenworth Public Library has a variety of events or programs lined up for our customers.
From the return of Smart Photography to walks through history, your library has quite a line up just for you.
Mark Uhart returns Sept. 7 with his next installment of Smart Photography.  Mark offers a two-hour free workshop designed to provide an overview of how to use Adobe Lightroom 5 and Photoshop CS6 Creative Cloud to process and enhance images. Be sure to bring your camera and a notebook for his program, which begins at 1 p.m.
On Sept. 11, beginning at 6:30 p.m., Mark M. Hull, Ph.D, J.D, FRHistS, presents "The Forgotten Germans: POW Executions at Fort Leavenworth 1945." The first installment of “A Walk Through Military History,” Mark challenges the audience with, “What are your choices when you suspect a traitor in your midst?” Members of the Fort Leavenworth Historical Society are your tour guides for this four-part series scheduled through December. 
Afternoon with an Author returns on Sept. 14 at 2 p.m. when your library welcomes local author Yvonne Doll. Doll is the co-author of the newly released "Refined by Fire," the first book in the Guardians of Peace series.  Doll, with co-author Ruth VanDyke, follows the fictional lives of four women who enter the male-dominated military in the 1970s. Join Yvonne as she shares her book journey with her community.
At 2 p.m. Sept. 21, Carol Zimmerman of Nova Creations joins your library to present an informational program, Soapmaking as a Cottage Industry. Carol touches on four topics in her program. She discusses her soapmaking journey which chronicles what she has learned along the way. Carol explains why once you understand the chemistry, soapmaking becomes an art. Join this successful local entrepreneur to discover the secrets of soapmaking and how she turned a passion into a business.
In recognition of the State of Kansas Deaf Awareness Week, your library is very proud to host "The American Deaf Culture: A Culturo-Linguistic Minority" on Sept. 24 beginning at 6:30 p.m. Presenter Kim Andersen explores the journey of being deaf with her audience. Sharing life experience and valuable resources, Kim shares the culture of the deaf community. I hope you can join us.
At 2 p.m. Sept. 27, your library once again takes a walk through history when we bring you “Introducing Beatrix Potter.” Linda Hartman and Barbara Diment, both retired school librarians, share a biographical sketch and works — 23 little books — of Beatrix Potter. Their program features an extensive look at Potter's life in England, Scotland, and Wales, where the presenters have toured several times to research their topic. Exhibit of collectibles, and handouts are included.
Be sure to check our online calendar at http://leavenworthpubliclibrary.org for more events and programs at your library.
It is our pleasure to be the staff of the Leavenworth Public Library. As always, we look forward to talking books and more with you soon.