Eating from the Garden "Elements of Cooking" Program

“Literary Elements” is the adult summer reading program theme at the Hutchinson Public Library and is open to adults ages 18 and older. The 2014 program combines science and literature in a variety of activities sure to pique your interest, including a reading incentive program, weekly prize drawings, and “Elements of Cooking” cookbook discussions and food related informational gatherings.

peasThe next informational program will be Thursday, July 17. Pam Paulsen with the Reno County Extension Service will be on hand to speak about "Eating from the Garden". On July 24, there will be a cookbook discussion featuring salads and vegetable dishes. Both programs will be held in the second floor library auditorium from 2:00-2:45 p.m.  

All gatherings are free and open to the public. For more information or to register for the cookbook discussion on July 24, call Annette at the library, 620-663-5441, ext. 132, or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Story Time 2014

Story time is free. No registration required.
Summer Story Times
(for ages 3-8)
Tues. & Thurs. 10 a.m. or 2 p.m.

June 10 & 12--Music

June 17 & 19--Plants and Animals

June 24 & 26--Weather

July 1 & 3--Food

July 8 & 10--Construction

July 15 & 17--Five Senses

July 22 & 24--Colors

July 29 & 31--Outer Space

Family Time

WholegroupFamily Time is an opportunity to experience something out of the ordinary with your children. These hour long programs will be held in the Children's Activity Room on Mondays at 6:30 p.m. Programs are free and geared for children ages five and older.

June 16 -- Jeo Bondurant from the Hutchinson Zoo
June 23 -- Lorrie Beck from Great Plains Nature Center
June 30 -- Kool-Aid Dying with Deb Waggoner
July 7 -- Rocketry program presented by Kansas Cosmosphere & Space Center     
July 14 -- Stephanie Carlson from Dillon Nature Center                                             
July 21 -- Donna Davis, HMS-7 Science Teacher                                                             
July 28 -- Candy Experiments with Amy Johnson

 

"Literary Elements" Adult Summer Reading

“Literary Elements” is the adult summer reading program theme at the Hutchinson Public Library and is open to adults ages 18 and older. The 2014 program combines science and literature in a variety of activities sure to pique your interest, including a reading incentive program, weekly prize drawings, and “Elements of Cooking” cookbook discussions and food related informational gatherings.

For the reading incentive program there are no minimum reading requirements, but you might want to try our new “Tic-Tac-Toe” reading tracker and read a book with a great cover, a mystery, or non-fiction or a science book. You are also encouraged to fill out a review slip for each book you read for a chance at weekly prize drawings.

On select Thursdays in June and July, explore “Elements of Cooking”, which will combine cookbook discussions with informative 45 minute presentations by experts on each topic. Summer sessions will include “Bees and Honey” presented by Bill Drews on June 12; Dessert Cookbooks Discussion on June 19; “Eating from the Garden” on July 17 by Reno County Extension Agent Pam Paulsen; and on July 24 a Salad Cookbooks Discussion . These gatherings will be held in the second floor auditorium and will take place on Thursdays at 2:00 p.m. at the same time one of the children’s story times is held in the children’s department.

The sign up for the adult program begins May 23 and will run concurrently with the science-themed children’s and young adult programs, through August 3. Get your whole family involved! Stop by the Hutchinson Public Library at 901 North Main and sign up at the adult circulation desk or use the convenient self-registration box in the children's department. For more information, call Annette at the library, 620-663-5441, ext. 132, or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . All programs are free and open to the public.

Summer Celebration on June 6

MP900439321The Hutchinson Public Library Children’s Summer Celebration is Friday, June 6th, 9-11:30 a.m. Most activities will be in the west parking lot, with additional events inside the children's department and 2nd floor mezzanine, including crafts in the activity room.

Special guests and activities include:

  • Great Plains Nature Center
  • Hutchinson Zoo
  • Dillon Nature Center
  • Hutchinson Fire Dept
  • Kansas Cosmosphere & Space Center

Refreshments will be served in the garage. It’s all free. For more information call 620-663-5441. 

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