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. 

Spring 2014 TALK Book Discussion Series

Hutchinson Public Library is offering 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.

New KS Humanities logoThe 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 third meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, April 1 at 6:30 p.m. Linda Lewis, Lindsborg, will lead a discussion of THE HOUSE ON MANGO STREET, by Sandra Cisneros. This classic story of a young Mexican American girl growing up in the Latino section of Chicago is sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes deeply joyous. Discussion Leader Linda Lewis is the Margaret H. Mountcastle Distinguished Professor of Humanities at Bethany College, Lindsborg. She is a former member of the KHC Speakers Bureau and has been leading TALK discussions since 1989.

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 fourth and final title in the series, ESPERANZA’S BOX OF SAINTS, by Maria Amparo Escandon on April 24.

To check out books and for more information about the reading series, contact Annette, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or call the library at 620-663-5441, ext. 132. 

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.

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