Hutchinson Public Library will offer 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 second meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 11 at 6:30 p.m. Sandra Wiechert, Lawrence, will lead a discussion of IN THE TIME OF THE BUTTERFLIES, by Julia Alvarez. The four Mirabal sisters sacrificed safe and comfortable lives to become symbols of hope, the butterflies, who dared to oppose the Dominican Republic's cruel 30-year dictatorship. Discussion Leader Sandra Wiechert is a retired teacher and reference assistant/community relations coordinator for the Lawrence Public Library.
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 HOUSE ON MANGO STREET, by Sandra Cisneros on April 1; and ESPERANZA’S BOX OF SAINTS, by Maria Amparo Escandon on April 24.
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.
-- Let It Snow
-- Home Sweet Home
-- A Rainbow of Colors
-- Happy Valentine's Day
-- Cats & Other Pets
-- Doctors & Dentists [NO programs on ]
-- 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 “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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