Knitting and Crocheting Computer Classes

knittingsavantcoverThe 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.

The class will be offered twice:
4/1/2014 at 6:30 p.m.
or
4/10/2014 at 10 a.m.

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.

Standard and Poors

Standard & Poors NetAdvantage is a full suite of tools for people wanting to research companies for potential investment. It's the electronic version of the old paper notebooks with company profiles, details, and a real-time stock ticker. 

It would be extremely expensive for an individual to have their own access, but you can use the library's subscription for free with your library card.

Start here: http://www.hutchpl.org/research/databases

Scroll to the bottom of the list and you'll see a description with the instruction that to access outside the library walls, you have to have a library card to log in. It's free for you to use at home by logging in with your library card.

 

Standard and Poors NetAdvantage

Standard & Poors NetAdvantage is a full suite of tools for people wanting to research companies for potential investment. It's the electronic version of the old paper notebooks with company profiles, details, and a real-time stock ticker. 

It would be extremely expensive for an individual to have their own access, but you can use the library's subscription for free with your library card.

Start here: http://www.hutchpl.org/research/databases

Scroll to the bottom of the list and you'll see a description with the instruction that to access outside the library walls, you have to have a library card to log in. It's free for you to use at home by logging in with your library card.

Summer Reading Success!

Hutchinson – Summer Reading Success!   At the Hutchinson Public Library, this year’s Dream Big children’s summer reading program ended on August 4, with a grand total of 1,147 children and young adults enrolled. Of those signed up, 703 completed the program requirements by reading 10 books, spending at least 10 hours reading, or a combination of both. Children who finished the program earned prizes for their efforts, but the best reward was maintaining reading skills, and enjoying books during summer vacation.


Summer reading isn’t limited to children and teens either. One-hundred-two adults 18 and older signed up for the “Between the Covers” summer reading program. There weren’t any prizes awarded for reading a certain number of books, but more than 300 book ratings and reviews were submitted in June and July. Ratings slips were entered into a weekly drawing for a chance to win prizes. The reviews were posted on the library web site and used to create a reader’s choice book shelf.


Summer reading for children has been happening at the Hutchinson Public Library for more than 60 years. The program has been responsible for check out of millions of books, thousands of story times, close to 30 years of summer celebrations, and tons of paper, crayons and glue used for craft classes. We hope this effort has accomplished the same goal as Read Kansas Read: to inspire a love of reading for life, and to keep the children of Hutchinson and Reno County reading throughout the summer so they are ready to start school each fall.

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