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OPAL Schedule

Online Author Visit: Debi Gliori
Friday, Nov. 18
4:30 p.m.
Join Debi Gliori, author of No Matter What, for an online discussion of her charming picture book that cleverly explores the theme of unconditional love. No Matter What is the official selection for Kansas Reads to Preschoolers, the Kansas State Library’s One State-One Book project for 2005 highlighting the importance of reading to preschoolers. Ms. Gliori is the author and illustrator of many books for children, including the very popular Mr. Bear series. She won the Children's Book Award picture book section, and was short-listed for the Kate Greenaway Medal in 1997. She lives in Scotland, near Edinburgh.
This OPAL event will be held in the Auditorium.

How do I participate?
Click on the following link: Auditorium (

A small, safe applet will download automatically.

Once the text box appears, enter your name, and you're in.

What do I need to participate?
An Internet-connected computer running Microsoft Windows (Windows 98 or later), Mac OS X, or Linux.

A sound card and some form of audio output (e.g., speakers or headphones).

A microphone connected to or embedded in your computer. (If you just want to use the text chat option rather than speak verbally, the microphone isn’t required.)

For best results, a high-speed Internet connection is helpful as well.

Please contact Erica Reynolds, Web Content Manager, at (913) 495-2429 or reynoldse@jocolibrary.org

Videoconference Sites

  • Mabee Library, Washburn University
    1700 College Avenue
    Topeka, Kansas 66621
    Contact: Cindi Hickey, hickeyci@emporia.edu

  • South Central Library System:
    South Central Kansas Library System Office
    321A North Main Street
    South Hutchinson, KS 67505
    Phone: (800) 234-0529
    Contact: Nancy Malone, nmalone@sckls.info

  • North Central Kansas Library System:
    Marion City Library (NCKLS)
    101 Library Street
    Marion, Kansas 66861-1552
    Contact: Carol Barta, cbarta@manhattan.lib.ks.us

  • Northwest Kansas Library System:
    Pioneer Memorial Library
    375 West 4th St.
    Colby, Kansas 67701
    Phone: (785) 460-4470
    Contact: Jeff Friesen, jafriesen13@hotmail.com

  • Goodland High School
    1209 Cherry
    Goodland, Kansas 67735-0509
    Phone: (785) 899-5656
    Contact: JoAnn Wahrman, jwahrman@usd352.k12.ks.us

  • Southwest Kansas Library System:
    100 Military Avenue, Suite 210, Dodge City, KS 67801
    E-mail swkls@swkls.org
    Phone: (620) 225-1231
    Contact: Carolyn Guernsey, cguernsey@swkls.org

  • Central Kansas Library System:
    Russell Public Library
    126 East 6th
    Russell, Kansas 67665-2041
    Contact: Chris Rippel, crippel@ckls.org

  • Southeast Kansas Library System:
    Humboldt Public Library
    916 Bridge
    Humboldt, Kansas 66748
    Contact: Harry Willems, hwillems@sekls.org

  • Northeast Kansas Library System:
    (Louisburg) Library District #1, Miami County
    206 S. Broadway
    P.O. Box 398
    Louisburg, Kansas 66053
    (913) 837-2217

  • Osage City Public Library
    515 Main
    Osage City, Kansas 66523-1363
    Phone: (785) 528-3727

  • Ottawa Library
    105 S. Hickory St.
    Ottawa, Kansas 66067-2348
    Phone: (785) 242-3080

For more information, contact:

Vikki Jo Stewart
Kansas State Library