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We are kicking off another TALK About Kansas Literature or TALK series with Humanities Kansas. The fall series is “On The Lighter Side” life can be sad, stressful, and depressing. We face grief, loss, and loneliness at different stages of our lives. Fortunately for us, we have humor writers, making us laugh out loud at times, but also offering us healing perspectives on the ordinary afflictions of daily living. 

The first discussion is Thursday, October 12 @6pm. Books are available at the Public Service Desk.

Spiderweb Macrame Family Night

Tuesday, October 24

@5pm

Our Spiderweb Macrame Family Night is a web-spinning adventure you won’t want to miss! It’s a fantastic opportunity to strengthen family bonds, embrace your creative side, and learn something new together.

Mark your calendars, bring your family, and let’s weave a web of unforgettable memories at the Hutchinson Public Library. Reserve your spots today and get ready to spin some family magic with us!

Scaley Slimey Lunch & Learn

Location: Hutchinson Zoo @12pm

Join us for a special treat during your lunch break at Hallow-EEK! at the Hutchinson Public Library. Bring your lunch to the Hutchinson Zoo and partake in a Lunch & Learn presentation about the fascinating world of the zoo’s scaly, slimy, and creepy critters!

Space is limited. Registration is required

Kansas Urban Legends

Thursday, October 26

@6pm

Bring your own blanket or pillow and join us in spooky ambience on the Library lawn for a frightfully fun campfire story night. From the eerie tales of ghostly encounters in historic buildings to the mysterious happenings on dark prairies, we’ll unravel the most enigmatic and spine-tingling stories from Kansas folklore.

This program is designed for adults who love all things mysterious and intriguing. Engage in thought-provoking discussions with fellow attendees, sharing your own tales and theories about the eerie and unexplained.

Book Clubs

For The Record

Second Tuesday Every Month @6PM

This is a book AND music club! The 33 1/3 series has hundreds of books about albums both old and new. This is a new way of exploring music and sharing it with each other through both reading and listening. It’s easy to participate.
We have a new book each month! Books are available to check out at the Public Service Desk.

Salt City Readers

General Fiction Book Club

Every Third Wednesday Every Month @6PM

We’ll read captivating fiction novels that span various themes, eras, and perspectives. From literary classics to contemporary fiction, Salt City Reads embraces the diversity of fiction and encourages lively discussion that illuminate the human experience. This club is for anyone with a vast interest in reading who’d like to explore multiple genres and fresh topics each meeting.

641 Dinner Club

Cookbook Club

Bi-monthly Meetings

Next Meeting: Saturday, October 28 @4PM

If you love cooking and trying new recipes, this book club is for you! This cookbook club picks a theme for bi-monthly meetings. Your challenge is to pick a recipe of your choosing from our Library’s catalog that fits the theme. Make your chosen recipe then bring it and your book with you to share and discuss. The upcoming theme is Fall Faves!

Strange New Words

Strange New Words

Quarterly Meetings on the Fourth Thursday of the Month

Next Meeting: Thursday, December 28 @6pm

This book club is where the boundless realms of imagination and the wonders of technology collide! If you are a fan of mind-bending concepts, futuristic worlds, and thrilling adventures, then this is the club for you. Beyond the discussions, our Science Fiction Book Club provides a space for like-minded individuals to connect, exchange recommendations, and build a community united by a shared love for the genre.


Mystery Mavens

The Mystery Mavens Book Discussion Group meets at the library on the 4th Tuesday of each month at 6:00 pm.  Meetings are informal and usually last about one hour.  There is no cost to attend and the Library provides the book, however, you must register with your email to pick up the book.  For more information please contact Steven Westfahl at steve.w@hutchpl.org or at 620-663-5441 x 139.

Book Club meeting locations may vary within the library due to construction. Please contact us with any questions.