Friends of the Derby Public Library will host a presentation about Kansas legends and folktales.

“Most Kansans are familiar with the stories of grasshoppers so big that cowboys could ride them, or summers so hot that corn popped in the field,” reads a release from the library. “But these exaggerated narratives help us understand the character of our state and its people.”

The discussion will be presented by Jim Hoy at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, in the Derby Public Library’s community room, 1600 E. Walnut Grove. The event is free and open to the public.

“Kansas Legends and Folktales” is made possible by Humanities Kansas, who will hold a short business meeting before the presentation. The event is part of the organization’s Kansas’s Movement of Ideas Speakers Bureau, which features presentations and workshops designed to share stories that inspire and create conversation.

For more information about the event, contact the Derby library at 316-788-0760 or email


  • Occurred Saturday, October 12th, 2019 @ 10:00 am


Derby Public Library

1600 E. Walnut Grove
Derby, KS 67037