Hutchinson Public Library is offering a four-part book discussion series February through April 2014 entitled "Hispanic Heritage: Mothers, Sisters, and Daughters". Members of the community are invited to attend the free programs, which will take place at Hutchinson Public Library, 901 N Main Street.
The series is sponsored by the Kansas Humanities Council (KHC), a nonprofit cultural organization, as part of its Talk About Literature in Kansas (TALK) program. KHC is furnishing the books and discussion leaders for the Hutchinson TALK series. For more information about KHC, visit www.kansashumanities.org.
The third meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 1 at 6:30 p.m. Linda Lewis, Lindsborg, will lead a discussion of THE HOUSE ON MANGO STREET, by Sandra Cisneros. This classic story of a young Mexican American girl growing up in the Latino section of Chicago is sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes deeply joyous. Discussion Leader Linda Lewis is the Margaret H. Mountcastle Distinguished Professor of Humanities at Bethany College, Lindsborg. She is a former member of the KHC Speakers Bureau and has been leading TALK discussions since 1989.
Hispanics are one of the most rapidly growing ethnic groups in America, with a rich and diverse culture rooted in Mexico, the Caribbean, and South America. In this “Hispanic Heritage” series, readers will discover four writers who are helping to create a new and vibrant Latino literature in the United States. Their novels center around family ties, particularly the universal bonds between mother and daughter, grandmother and granddaughter, and among sisters.
The series continues with the fourth and final title in the series, ESPERANZA’S BOX OF SAINTS, by Maria Amparo Escandon on April 24.
-- A Hat on My Head
-- Spring Weather
-- Leap, Frog, Leap!
-- Under the Sea
-- Lambs, Bunnies & Chicks
-- Some of Our Favorite Stories
The Hutchinson Public Library is offering a free computer class for those interested in knitting and crocheting. It will be taught by Andrea Springer, The Knitting Savant (knittingsavant.com). Andrea is an experienced knitter and has taught hundreds of people the art of hand work.
This class will focus on ways to use technology in these ancient crafts. She will discuss various social networks and popular online resources for fiber artists during the class. You’ll leave with information on the latest trends, ideas on how to keep track of needles, hooks and yarn, and how to find help late at night.
She will demonstrate social networks such as Ravelry, Nimblestix and others. You’ll see how to get the most out of these sites to enjoy your own fiber art work even more.
Sign up for either class by clicking on the date above and entering your name, email and phone. The classes are free, but registration is required because space is limited.
The Hutchinson Public Library is offering a “Cooking with Computers” class, just in time for the holidays. It will be offered twice; on Wednesday, 12/4/13, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Thursday, 12/5/13, from 9:30 am to 11:30 a.m. The class is free and will be held in the training lab at the library, located at 901 N. Main. Registration is required because space is limited.
During the holidays, most people will be spending more time in the kitchen than normal, and technology is a great kitchen companion. This class will demonstrate multiple websites that are a great resource for beginning and experienced cooks. Find recipes, create shopping lists, get details on subsitutions and even find copy-cat recipes for some of your restaurant favorites.
The class is being taught by Patsy Terrell, who has been writing a cooking column in Kansas Country Living for almost 20 years. Beginning or novice cooks and computer users welcome!
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The Hutchinson Public Library offers computer classes at no charge each month. All classes are held at the Hutchinson Public Library, 901 North Main in Hutchinson, in the basement training lab unless otherwise noted.
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