“Groundbreaking Reads” is the adult reading program theme this summer at the Hutchinson Public Library. There are no minimum reading requirements, but you might want to explore groundbreaking books or dig into other underground phenomena and activities like composting, caving, and archaeology. The 2013 “Groundbreaking Reads” program is open to adults ages 18 and older, with a reading incentive program, weekly prize drawings, and puzzle sheets. The sign up for the adult program begins May 31 and will run concurrently with the children’s program, titled “Dig Into Reading!” through August 3. Get your whole family involved!
The Science Fiction book group will meet next month to discuss GATEWAY, by Frederik Pohl. The discussion will be Thursday, June 6 from 7:00 - 8:45 p.m. at the library. It's free and open to the public, including youth. All ages are welcome.
Gateway opened on all the wealth of the Universe...and on reaches of unimaginable horror. When prospector Bob Broadhead went out to Gateway on the Heechee spacecraft, he decided he would know the right mission to make his fortune. Three missions later, now famous and permanently rich, Robinette Broadhead has to face what happened to him and what he is...in a journey into himself as perilous and even more horrifying than the nightmare trip through the interstellar void that he drove himself to take!
The Science Fiction Book Discussion group gathers every month on the first Thursday.
Tuesday night films begin at 6:30 p.m. in the Library Auditorium on the 2nd floor. Due to our contract with Movie Licensing USA, we can't publicize movie titles online, but you may call the library for the titles or pick up a movie listing from a public service desk.
Walt Disney animated feature
Directed by Hendel Butoy and Mike Gabriel
Rated G; 74 minutes; 1990
Take a thrilling, fast-paced journey unlike any other in Walt Disney Studios' 29th full-length animated feature and its first ever animated action-adventure film. Set against the vast natural beauty and excitement of the Australian Outback, this film marks the big screen return of Bernard and Miss Bianca, the popular stars of the 1977 blockbuster, "THE RESCUERS," as they embark on an all-new adventure that takes them halfway around the world.
Universal Pictures; Live Motion Animation
Directed by Jim Henson and Frank Oz
Rated PG; 94 minutes; 1982
Created by Muppet masters Jim Henson and Frank Oz and featuring designs by fantasy artist Brian Froud, this is the age-old tale of good vs. evil in a magical, mystical land peopled with the most marvelous creatures. To spin this tale of myth, mystery, and adventure, astounding special effects combining electronics, puppetry, make-up, hydraulics, and craft are used to create a fantastic world. Muppet masters Jim Henson and Frank Oz bring this mystical world to life.
Logan Lerman, Brie Larson, Cody Linley
New Line Cinema; Directed by Wil Shriner
Rated PG; 91 minutes; 2006
When young Roy moves from Montana to Florida with his family, he ends up befriending two kids who are fighting to protect the home of a group of endangered burrow owls from a real estate developer. Based on the popular children’s book with new music from producer Jimmy Buffett.
Kermit the Frog, Fozzie Bear, Miss Piggy, Tim Curry
Walt Disney Pictures; Directed by Brian Henson
Rated G; 99 minutes; 1996
The entire gang of lovable muppets are back for an all-new adventure based on the classic tale of pirates and buried treasure. Hollywood’s favorite muppet personalities Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy head the cast of hilarious humans and non-humans in a fun-filled fantasy that features original music from Academy Award® winning composer Hans Zimmer.
Sean Astin, Josh Brolin
Warner Bros.; Directed by Richard Donner
Rated PG; 111 minutes; 1985
A group of seven young friends from a small Northwest town who find themselves on a thrilling underground adventure filled with humor and heart-pounding peril as they seek the secrets behind the treasure of the notorious pirate, One-Eyed Willie.
REVIEWS: "More things happen in this movie than in six ordinary action films! There's not just a thrill a minute; there's a thrill, a laugh, a shock and a special effect" - Roger Ebert, CHICAGO SUN-TIMES
"Wow! I can't imagine a better summer movie. Extraordinary! Exciting!"- Joel Siegel, GOOD MORNING AMERICA, ABC-TV
"A clever thriller with laughs that combines storybook splendor with modern chills. I doubt if there's a kid from 6 to 60 who won't be cheering them on."- Rex Reed, NEW YORK POST
Brendan Fraser, Josh Hutcherson, Anita Briem
New Line Cinema; Directed by Eric Brevig
Rated PG; 92 minutes; 2008
A scientist whose radical theories have completely tarnished his reputation goes backpacking across Iceland and finds a cave that leads him deep down into the bowels of the planet. He follows it trying to find out what has happened to his missing brother. He discovers a fantastic and dangerous lost world in the center of the earth filled with bizarre landscapes and terrifying creatures.
Sigourney Weaver, Jon Voight, Patricia Arquette, Tim Blake Nelson
Buena Vista Pictures; Directed by Andrew Davis
Rated PG; 2003
Sigourney Weaver plays a warden at Camp Green Lake with an unusual method of discipline. The camp makes all of its wards dig large holes under the guise of building character. The real reason is a plan to find a buried treasure left in the desert long ago.
Kathryn Beaumont, Ed Wynn
Walt Disney Pictures; Directed by Clyde Geronimi and Wilfred Jackson
Rated G; 75 minutes; 1951; Animated
Disney version of Lewis Carroll's Children's story. Alice becomes bored and her mind starts to wander. She sees a white rabbit who appears to be in a hurry. She chases it into its burrow and then a most bizarre series of adventures begins.
Friends Book Sale @ Hutchinson Public Library
Friends of the Hutchinson Public Library is holding their annual book sale this Saturday, April 27th. The sale will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the library garage, which is located on the northwest side of the building.
Books of every type and genre will be for sale at bargain prices that day, according to Jim Shaw, organizer for the Friends sale. For further information, call the FriendShop at the library, 620-663-5441, ext. 112.
Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. and
Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. and 1:45 p.m.
It lasts approximately 50 minutes each time. It is free, but children need to be accompanied by an adult. PreSchool Story Time is geared toward children who are 3, 4, or 5 years old.
Dates and Topics include:
4-17-13 and 4-18-13
How Does Your Garden Grow?
4-24-13 and 4-25-13
The 2013 children's summer reading program theme is "Dig Into Reading", more information coming soon!