THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS Discussion

wind willows coverSandra Wiechert of Lawrence will lead a discussion of THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS by Kenneth Grahame on Tuesday, April 16. The program will be held in the library auditorium at 6:30 p.m.

THE WIND IN THE WILLOWS is the third book in a three part “Childhood Classics” series through the Kansas Humanities Council. The mischievous Toad, Mole, Rat, and wise Badger enjoy wild adventures and much laughter in their quest to find the secret of the wind. Their fantasy world blends childhood innocence with gentle social satire for adults.

 The Talk About Literature in Kansas (TALK) book discussion series is provided by the Kansas Humanities Council (KHC), a nonprofit cultural organization with over 40 years experience promoting understanding of the history and ideas that shape our lives and build our community. For more information, visit www.kansashumanities.org.WiechertTALK photo

Discussion leader Sandra Wiechert is a native Kansan with an M.A. in American History from Kansas State University. She is also a retired teacher and reference assistant/community relations coordinator for the Lawrence Public Library. There she managed over 25 four-part book discussion groups, including many KHC TALK groups.

For more information about the Childhood Classics TALK series, visit the library’s web site, http://www.hutchpl.org To join the TALK discussion group contact Annette Smith, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 620-663-5441, ext. 132.

 

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.

Toddler Story Time

Toddler Story Time is Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. It lasts approximately 30 minutes each time. It is free for two year old children. They need to be accompanied by an adult. 

Dates and Topics include:

3-12-13  It's a Jungle in Here

 

 

3-19-13  My Family

 

3-26-13  Cluck Cluck (chickens)

 

4-2-13  In the Deep Blue Sea

 

4-9-13  Jump, Frog, Jump

 

4-16-13  How Does Your Garden Grow?

 

 

4-23-13  Outdoor Adventure

 

Charlotte's Web Discussion

“Charlotte’s Web” by E.B. White is the next book in the Talk About Literature in Kansas (TALK) discussion series at the Hutchinson Public Library. It’s scheduled for Thursday, March 7 at 6:30 p.m. and is free.

 

Lessons of loyalty and friendship run through this memorable story of the pig Wilbur, and the wise gray spider Charlotte. Dana Waters of Dodge City will lead the discussion. She has chaired the Fine Arts and Humanities Division at Dodge City Community College since 1996. Waters teaches classes in composition, American literature, and children’s literature. She joined the Kansas Humanities Council’s TALK program as a discussion leader in 2009.

Copies are available for check out from the adult circulation desk. For more information or if you are interested in reading and discussing, please contact Annette Smith, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 620-663-5441, ext. 132.

This is part of a series focusing on childhood classics. The idea of special literature for children dates only to the nineteenth century, when writers began to produce both fantasy and realistic family stories for young readers. The remaining book in the series is “The Wind in the Willows” by Kenneth Grahame which will be discussed on Tuesday, April 16.

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 http://www.kansashumanities.org .

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