Author – Dennis Raphael Garcia Book Signing

Dennis Raphael Garcia

Award-winning author, Dennis Raphael Garcia is coming to the library on Wednesday, September 4th at 6 pm for a book discussion and signing.

Learn about the inspiring biography of Ernest Garcia. “Ernie” is a native of Garden City and his remarkable life in public service has taken him from the wheat fields of Kansas to the White House, and the halls of the United States Senate.

Dennis shares the amazing history of the Garcia family’s immigration from Mexico in the early 1900’s to southwest Kansas, and Ernie’s story of grit, determination and love of country.

Bring your copy of Marine, Public Servant, Kansan: The Life of Ernest Garcia to have it signed. Books will also be available for purchase.

Author – Lora Jones Book Signing


book image "Song of a wounded heart"Join us in the coffee bar on Tuesday, April 2nd at 5 pm. to meet local author Lora Jones and discuss her book “Song of a Wounded Heart”.

Song of a Wounded Heart tells the true story of Lora’s journey from death to hope.

Author Visit: Jessica L. Elliott & Rachel A. Andersen


Come join us for a reading and Q & A session from two local authors Jessica L. Elliott & Rachel A. Andersen on Saturday, Dec. 8th at 2 pm

Author, Jessica L. ElliotFor as long as she can remember, Jessica L. Elliott has been telling stories. As soon as she could grasp a pencil she began writing those stories down. Reading fueled her imagination, as did spending time with her five younger brothers and sisters. Everything was an adventure, something to be treasured and stories were her first love. Jessica began seriously writing in high school and continued into college while attending Emporia State University where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education. She wrote and released her first novel, Charming Academy, in August of 2011. Jessica currently lives in southwest Kansas with her husband and children.

Jessica L. Elliott’s new release this December is A Mermaid Under the Mistletoe:

When Leilani Hale’s morning workout is interrupted by an attempted burglary, it’s going to take all of her faith and a few Christmas miracles to get her life back on track. Inspired by the Little Mermaid.

Author Rachel A. AndersonRachel Andersen was born in Utah to parents who instilled in her a love of reading, learning, and language. Since then, she has lived in all four time zones in the continental United States. By day, she is an elementary school teacher. By night, she writes contemporary sweet romances. She loves being able to revisit her favorite home and memories by writing them into her books. In 2017, Rachel started a Facebook group for writers called The Just Write Cafe. The Just Write Cafe was inspired by her dream of a restaurant where writers and other artists can come together to create beautiful art all while being nourished by good food and even better company. Rachel Andersen loves to write, and she enjoys putting the wonder of possibility in her students’ eyes when she tells them that she’s an author. Threads of family and faith are woven as deeply into her stories as they are into her personal life. She’s an impassioned advocate of self-compassion and empathy. She tends to write clean romances and story retellings set in her beloved, adopted “hometowns” of Kansas City, Missouri and Western Washington.

Rachel Anderson’s new release this December is A Little Christmas Pretense:

Cindy Ashby thinks her life is as good as it’s going to get until a handsome stranger comes and turns her world upside down. Inspired by Cinderella .

Book Signing


Authors, Rhonda R. Eichman and Jyndy Tayn will be available to sign books

and answer questions at the library on Saturday, October 27th at 2 pm.

Lunch with the Authors


Join us for lunch with NY Times and USA Today best-selling authors Jodi Thomas and Linda Broday on Wednesday, November 8th at Noon. Attendance is limited sign up online or at the front desk.

Linda Broday writes historical western romance and is a native of the Texas panhandle. Jodi Thomas enjoys interacting with students at West Texas A&M University in Canyon, Texas, where she currently serves as Writer in Residence.


Book Signing


bruised-but-not-brokenAuthor Sheyvette Dinkens will sign her book

“Bruised but not Broken”

on Saturday, October 15th at 2:00 p.m.

The book is available online at and will be available for purchase at the book signing.

Scott Novosel – KU Basketball Player & Author


fieldhouseScott Novosel, who started for the Kansas Jayhawks in 1995 in the Big 8 Championship game, will come to the library to discuss his graphic novel, “Fieldhouse”. The graphic novel entertains its readers as well as teaches them to embrace adversity.

Where: In the downstairs activity area

When: Wednesday, June 15th at 6:00 p.m.

All ages are welcome.



Memoir and Family History Writing Workshop


The LifeStory Institute presents:

“The world is made of stories, not atoms,” as the poet said, and on Tuesday, March 1st , 10 a.m. to 12 noon, those who come to the memoir and family history writing workshop at the Liberal Memorial Library will get a chance to show how true that is.

Charley Kempthorne, a writer and teacher who has made a career of helping people write the stories of their life, will, with his wife June, conduct a two hour workshop at the Library.

The workshop is free and open to all.
Registration is required as space is limited.
20 total participants.

Samuel Hall Author, book talk and signing


Daughter of the CimarronSamuel Hall, author of Daughter of the Cimarron will discuss the origins of his book.

Where: The Cooper-Clark Meeting room

When: Tuesday, November 3rd at 6:00 p.m.


Daughter of the Cimarron is an historical novel that takes place mainly during the Great Depression. Not all “Okies” moved out when times got tough. Some, like Sam’s parents, stayed home and survived.

Ken Berry, former Major League Baseball player and author


Ken BerryCome join us at the Liberal Memorial Library as we host former Major League Baseball player and author Ken Berry. Mr. Berry will talk abut his latest book and his life in the Major Leagues.

Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 6:00 p.m.