Dodge City Public Library

June 24th: Movie Afternoon / 24 de junio: Tarde de película

Let’s enjoy a family movie together! We will be showing How to Train Your Dragon on June 24th at 2pm in our Lower Level Meeting Room. We will have popcorn and drinks available. You can bring your own drink as long as it has a lid. Register: https://dcpl.libcal.com/event/9232982

¡Disfrutemos juntos de una película en familia! Estaremos mostrando How to Train Your Dragon el 24 de junio a las 2pm en el salón de juntas del nivel inferior. Tendremos palomitas y bebidas disponibles. Puedes traer tu propia bebida si tiene tapa. Registro: https://dcpl.libcal.com/event/9232982

June 17th: Movie Afternoon / 17 de Junio: Tarde de película

Let’s enjoy a family movie together! We will be showing Coco on June 17th at 2pm in our Lower Level Meeting Room. We will have popcorn and drinks available. You can bring your own drink as long as it has a lid. Register: https://dcpl.libcal.com/event/9232981

¡Disfrutemos juntos de una película en familia! Estaremos mostrando Coco el 17 de junio a las 2pm en el salón de juntas del nivel inferior. Tendremos palomitas y bebidas disponibles. Puedes traer tu propia bebida si tiene tapa. Registro: https://dcpl.libcal.com/event/9232981

Summer Library Program 2022 Newsletter – Edition 1/Boletín del Programa Bibliotecario de Verano 2022 – Edición 1

June 10th: Movie Afternoon / 10 de Junio: Tarde de película

Let’s enjoy a family movie together! We will be showing Matilda on June 10th at 2pm in our Lower Level Meeting Room. We will have popcorn and drinks available. You can bring your own drink as long as it has a lid. Register: https://dcpl.libcal.com/event/9232980

¡Disfrutemos juntos de una película en familia! Estaremos mostrando Matilda el 10 de junio a las 2pm en el salón de juntas del nivel inferior. Tendremos palomitas y bebidas disponibles. Puedes traer tu propia bebida si tiene tapa. Registro: https://dcpl.libcal.com/event/9232980

Dodge City History: Hamilton Bell

At the Kansas Heritage Center, we oversee and make accessible historical documents, photographs, and other materials for public use and those interested in researching the history of Dodge City and Southwest Kansas. One of these collections is made up of materials concerning Ham Bell, an early settler and historic figure in Dodge City.

Hamilton “Ham” Bell was an early settler to Dodge City who was an entrepreneur, a lawman, and even the mayor for a time. After moving west from Maryland at the age of 14 and arriving in Dodge City in 1874, Ham Bell immediately made a name for himself with the opening of his Elephant Livery Stable, as well as the Varieties Dance Hall. This dance hall introduced the Can Can to Dodge City in 1878, a legacy which continues on today at the Boot Hill Museum. Although his dance hall was only in business for one year, his Elephant Livery Stable was highly successful and was one of the biggest buildings in Southwest Kansas at the time.

Ham Bell’s business ventures were quite varied. Throughout the years, Bell also owned a furniture store, a mortuary business, a pet shop, a gift store, and the first car dealership in southwest Kansas. Additionally, Bell introduced the first motorized ambulance and hearse services in Dodge City.

Ham Bell was more than just a businessman, however, as he also served as a lawman in Kansas for thirty-six years. In 1880, Bell was first appointed deputy US Marshall in Dodge City, and served in this role for several years. He was also elected Sheriff of Ford County for the first time in 1887, and continued to be reelected until 1911. Ham Bell served as chief of police for a year until 1912, when he was elected Mayor. It was also during his administration that Dodge City began paving its historic brick streets. In 1929, Ham Bell helped organize the Last Round Up, which led to the creation of the Annual Kansas Pioneer Picnic. This evolved into what became known as the Ham Bell Picnic, and it was a precursor to events like Dodge City Days.

Ham Bell was a unique figure in the history of Dodge City – and a significant one, at that. As an early settler, a businessman, a mayor, a U.S. Marshall, and a public figure, Ham Bell helped shape the history of Dodge City.

June 3rd: Movie Afternoon / 3 de Junio: Tarde de película

Let’s enjoy a family movie together! We will be showing The Secret Life of Pets on June 3rd at 2pm in our Lower Level Meeting Room. We will have popcorn and drinks available. You can bring your own drink as long as it has a lid. Register: https://dcpl.libcal.com/event/9232979.

¡Disfrutemos juntos de una película en familia! Estaremos mostrando La vida secreta de las mascotas el 3 de junio a las 2pm en el salón de juntas del nivel inferior. Tendremos palomitas y bebidas disponibles. Puedes traer tu propia bebida si tiene tapa. Registrarse: https://dcpl.libcal.com/event/9232979.

WHEN / CUANDO: June 3rd, 2022 @ 2pm / 3 de Junio 2022 a las 2pm

WHERE / DONDE: Lower Level Meeting Room / El salón de juntas del nivel inferior

Summer Library Program 2022: Newsletter: The Prequel Edition

Check out our first newsletter of the summer!

Summer Library Program 2022 Schedule of Events

The schedule is finally here! Join us this summer for a ton of fun activities.

¡El horario está aquí! Únete a nosotros este verano para actividades divertidas.

Summer Library Registration

It’s time to “Read on the Range”! We hope everyone is just as excited as we are for the Summer Library Program. We are happy to announce that registration opens today, Monday, May 16th. You can register from home and pick up your t-shirt later or staff would be more than happy to assist you with signing up at the circulation desks. T-shirts will be available for the first 300 registrants. There will be a calendar of events posted later this week with all the dates and times of programs available this summer. Please follow the link below to register!

https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=aKKsNa6v6U2tWFcZymhcOKFHYJDNx55OiM7x89LOa-5URUtNNzVLWUlVTFhCSUoxSkRIVDZTUE9QRS4u

Wallace’s Big Adventure

Summer Library Program 2022 is about to start! The theme is “Reading on the Range” and Wallace decided he needed to check it out! Let’s see what Wallace found out about the summer. . .