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Fall Library Events for Adults Announced

8/18/2011
Jennifer Heinicke, Special Projects Librarian | JHeinicke@wichita.gov | (316) 261-8524

The Big Read, Hispanic Heritage, Western Days and Technology Classes Fill Schedule

All programs are free. Accommodations for those with special needs are available. Please request at (316) 261-8500 a minimum of 48 hours in advance of the event. Seating is limited. Thanks to the City of Wichita, Wichita Public Library Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Friends of the Wichita Public Library for making many of these programs possible. The best of the best are highlighted in red!

Monthly Book Discussion Groups
Registration is not required. Check www.wichita.lib.ks.us for titles. (60 minutes)

Evergreen Branch Library - 1st Thursdays
7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 1, Oct. 6, and Nov. 3, Evergreen Branch Library, 2601 N. Arkansas, 303-8181

Orchard Park Branch Library - 1st Fridays
1 p.m., Friday, Sept. 2, Oct. 7, Nov. 4, and Dec. 2, Orchard Park Branch Library, 4808 W. 9th, 337-9084
 
Evergreen Branch Library - 1st Tuesdays
1 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 6, Oct. 4, Nov. 1, and Dec. 6, Evergreen Branch Library, 2601 N. Arkansas, 303-8181

Westlink Branch Library - 3rd Tuesdays
12:45 p.m., Tuesdays, Sept. 20, Oct. 18, Nov. 15 and Dec. 20, Westlink Branch Library, 8515 Bekemeyer, 337-9456

Central Library – 3rd Tuesdays
7 p.m., Tuesdays, Sept. 20, Oct. 18, and Nov. 15, Central Library, 223 S. Main, 261-8500

Cozy Mystery (Last Mondays)
1 p.m., Monday, Sept. 26, Oct. 31, Nov. 28, and Dec. 19, Rockwell Branch Library, 5939 E. 9th, 688-9361

Masters of Mystery (4th Wednesdays)
7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 28, Oct. 26, and Nov. 16, Alford Branch Library, 3447 S. Meridian, 337-9119

Early Literacy Foundations
Discover the six steps to giving your child a great start in early literacy. Learn about print motivation, vocabulary, narrative skills, print awareness, letter knowledge and phonological awareness and how to incorporate them in play and reading with your child. This workshop is intended for parents and caregivers of children birth to age 5. Registration is required, see individual listings for details. Call 261-8500 to register. (60 minutes)

  • 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 8, Central Library, 223 S. Main, 261-8500 (Registration begins Wednesday, Aug. 24)
  • 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 11, Central Library, 223 S. Main, 261-8500 (Registration begins Wednesday, Sept. 28)
  • 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 10, Central Library, 223 S. Main, 261-8500 (Registration begins Wednesday, Oct. 26)

Crafts 4 Fun
Adults need creativity in their lives and this is your chance to come and learn a craft and work on a project. Basic supplies provided; feel free to bring additional materials. Registration required, see listings for details. Call 261-8506 to register. (60 minutes)

Bead Making
Work with a variety of materials to make beads that will personalize your jewelry. Examples of beads will be paper, polymer clay and found materials. Registration begins Wednesday, Aug. 24.

  • 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 10, Central Library, 223 S. Main, 261-8500

Jewelry Basics
Make a bracelet and set of earrings or a necklace, then wear your new creation home! Registration begins Wednesday, Sept. 21.

  • 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 8, Central Library, 223 S. Main, 261-8500

Bow Making
Want to make a statement with the outside of your gift too? Bow making and gift wrap ideas will be shared in this class where we explore creative ways of making less look like more. Registration begins Wednesday, Oct. 26.

  • 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 12, Central Library, 223 S. Main, 261-8500

The Things We Carried
In honor of The Big Read – Wichita's selection, Tim O'Brien's “The Things They Carried,” Wichita Public Library requests items that customers may have “carried” from the Vietnam era to share in an interactive exhibit. Examples might be photographs, letters, MIA bracelets, military or '60s memorabilia. During the month of September, the Wichita Public Library will accept photocopies (not originals) of paper items (letters, photos) or photographs of memorabilia to share in the exhibit at the Central Library. Actual memorabilia will be limited to small items of nominal value. The exhibit will be displayed in the Central Library’s Auditorium. Be sure to visit the exhibit often to see as new items are added!

Typically available during business hours, Monday, Sept. 12, through Monday, Nov. 14, Central Library, 223 S. Main, 261-8500. Exhibit may be unavailable during special events: see www.wichita.lib.ks.us for excluded dates and times.

Senior Wednesday
Offered in cooperation with nine other cultural institutions in Wichita, Senior Wednesdays are designed for active seniors and made possible by the Kansas Health Foundation. See all listings at www.seniorwednesday.org. (60 minutes)

Latino Stories: Who Are “We”?
University of Kansas professor Marta Caminero-Santangelo explores how literature can shape who people are, and who they understand themselves to be as a group — specifically, in this case, as an ethnic group: Latinos. Part of the Library’s Hispanic Heritage celebration.

  • 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 14, Central Library, 223 S. Main, 261-8500

"A Mind Frozen in Time": PTSD and the Wounded Soldier
Dr. Jeremy P. Crosby of the Dole Veteran’s Administration Hospital has also written three books. He's an expert on the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder for combat veterans. Here, he will share insights from his work and tips all citizens should know. Part of The Big Read - Wichita. See www.bigreadwichita.org for a complete list of events.

  • 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 12, Central Library, 223 S. Main, 261-8500

Have Guitar, Will Travel
Cowboy balladeer and author Abe Reddekopp has five CDs to his credit. "Always a Cowboy" was awarded Cowboy CD of the Year by the Rural Roots Music Commission in 2009. Enjoy classic songs of the prairie as the Library’s celebrates Western Days.

  • 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 9, Central Library, 223 S. Main, 261-8500

Holiday Party
There’s no Library program in December, but join us at a special date and time for the Senior Wednesday Holiday Party. Enjoy music, refreshments and more. Free.

  • 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 7, Wichita Art Museum, 1400 W Museum Blvd, 268-4921

Wichita Genealogical Society Programs
Each month, the Wichita Genealogical Society (WGS) presents events to help family historians learn more about researching their ancestors. Learn more at www.wichitagensoc.org.

Taking Your Ancestors Back to Virginia
Family tradition or a census notation may say your ancestor came from Virginia, but researchers who make the leap to Virginia record sources may become frustrated. Discover how resources can provide specific information or clues to when someone arrived in Virginia, and when someone left Virginia and where they went. (2 hours)

  • 1 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 17, Alford Branch Library, 3447 S. Meridian, 337-9119

Ask an Expert: Genealogy Quick Start
Start Family History Month right – with a helpful hand to guide you to success! Wichita Genealogy Society volunteers will be available in the Wichita Public Library’s Wulfmeyer Genealogy and Local History Section to provide assistance to those just getting started creating a family tree or needing help with a family history roadblock. (Available 3 hours)

  • 1 p.m., Sundays, Oct. 2, Oct. 9, Oct. 16 & Oct. 23, Central Library, 223 S. Main, 261-8500

Wichita Genealogical Society Anniversary Banquet
Celebrate 25 years of the Wichita Genealogical Society with a special banquet! Virginia Downing will present on researching military records of World War II and Vietnam. Part of WGS’s Family History Month and The Big Read – Wichita celebration. Fee, reservations required. See www.wichitagensoc.org for details. (90 minutes)

  • 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 15, Hyde Park Enclosed Shelter, 201 S. Greenwood

Family History Tour
Learn more about how and where to research your family history in Wichita with this tour sponsored by the Wichita Genealogical Society. All tour venues are free. The trolley tour starts at the Midwest Historical and Genealogical Society, 1203 N. Main, with visits at The Kansas African-American Museum, the Wichita-Sedgwick County Historical Museum and, of course, the Wichita Public Library. Seating is limited to 30. Admission is free for the tour and all stops. For details, see www.wichitagensoc.org. (3 hours)

  • 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 22, Midwest Historical and Genealogical Society, 1203 N. Main

Struggle and Resilience: Kansas During the Great Depression
The Great Depression was a turning point for America. In addition to monetary misery, drought and dust storms plagued many Plains states during the 1930s. Still, life went on. This presentation focuses on the responses of Kansans to the Great Depression. In particular, it examines the WPA Writers' Project in Kansas and other cultural projects and their efforts to capture the day-to-day lives of ordinary people, intent on renewing the land and reclaiming their lives. Speaker Lorraine Madway is the Curator of Special Collections and University Archivist at Wichita State University Libraries. This quarterly meeting of the Wichita Genealogical Society is open to the public and made possible in part by the Kansas Humanities Council. (2 hours)

  • 1 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 19, Alford Branch Library, 3447 S. Meridian, 337-9119

Book Discussion Featuring Jason Quinn Malott
Kansas Notable Book author Jason Quinn Malott joins Central Library’s monthly book discussion group for a special chat and discussion of his book “The Evolution of Shadows.” As Malott shares on his web site, ‘Each driven character in this novel believes fully that there is a love strong enough to sustain them, even in the extreme circumstances of war. But each time they have uncovered a glimpse of such a thing, they have failed tragically love itself. Or, to see it another way, this is a novel about how love fails us every time—or almost every time.” (60 minutes)

  • 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 20, Central Library, 223 S. Main, 261-8500

Out of the Box! Structured Job Searching and Networking
This workshop discusses techniques for maximizing your job search efforts through organization, planning, and utilizing often overlooked resources. Topics include effective use of your job search time, organizing your search for maximum impact, job search resources, and networking. Offered in partnership with Workforce Alliance of South Central Kansas. (3 hours)

  • 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 21, Westlink Branch Library, 8515 Bekemeyer, 337-9456

Hands-on Help
Visit the Technology Training Center at the Central Library anytime during the session for assistance with your individual computer needs. Struggling with formatting your résumé? Don’t know the best way to manage your digital photos? Need help finding reliable information on the Internet? We can help. Bring your specific question or project. (60 minutes)

  • 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 21, Central Library, 223 S. Main, 261-8500
  • 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 19, Central Library, 223 S. Main, 261-8500
  • 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 16, Central Library, 223 S. Main, 261-8500
  • 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 21, Central Library, 223 S. Main, 261-8500

Conceptos básicos de la computadora (Computer Basics)
Información sobre el uso de el ratón, teclado y trabajando con Microsoft Windows. No experiencia necesaria! Esta clase se recomienda para nuevos usuarios de la computadora. (90 minutos) Learn about using a mouse and the keyboard and working with Microsoft Windows. No experience necessary! This class is recommended for all new computer users and will be taught in Spanish. (90 minutes)

  • 6 p.m., jueves (Thursday), Sept. 22, Evergreen Branch Library, 2601 N. Arkansas, 303-8181

Made in Kansas Film Series
Join us for a sampling of films that were made in Kansas. Because of the Library’s license agreement, exact titles are unavailable to the media or through the Library’s web site, but customers may call or visit for details. (Rated G/PG-13, about two hours)

A William Inge Classic
This 1956 film covers one Labor Day week-end in a small Kansas town, and tells about the impact a virile drifter has on the lives of several women in town. Starring William Holden and Kim Novak. (Rated PG-13, 113 minutes)

  • 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 22, Central Library, 223 S. Main, 261-8500

Sing-along with Dorothy
A fun-filled evening, as we sing-along with Dorothy and her friends, cackle and hiss along with the Wicked Witch, and experience the music all over again in this 1939 landmark. The movie will be subtitled for new fans. Kazoos and magical bubbles will be provided, but feel free to bring your own noisemakers. Suitable for ages 5 and up. Starring Judy Garland and Margaret Hamilton. (Rated G, 103 minutes)

  • 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 13, Central Library, 223 S. Main, 261-8500

Filmed in Tornado Alley
Filmed right here in Wichita, this 1989 film features an eccentric family waiting out a storm. Stars Harry Dean Stanton, Suzy Amis, Crispin Glover and Dylan McDermott. (Rated PG-13, 93 minutes)

  • 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 27, Central Library, 223 S. Main, 261-8500

“Lucha Libre: Life Behind the Mask”
This film explores the life of the Luchador, the man behind the mask, and the cultures and passion that drive this incredibly popular sport. The unique aspects of Lucha Libre are explored by intertwining four stories that span generations of wrestlers and fans. (Not rated, about 70 minutes)

  • 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 24, Evergreen Branch Library, 2601 N. Arkansas, 303-8181

Vaqueros to Buckaroos: Hispanic Roots of Cowboy Culture
University of Nebraska-Lincoln professor, author and storyteller Ricardo Garcia answers the question “Where did cowboys come from?” by showing how cowboy culture was developed in Mexico by Mexican, Indian and African slaves and rich landholders. Learn about the Hispanic traditions of ranching, branding, roping, trail driving, horsemanship and the roundup, from which the “rodeo” developed. Garcia also shows how Mexican storytelling and singing led to cowboy yarns, tall tales, poetry and ballads. History, story and music are combined to tell the saga of the Mexican-American cowboy in English with a smattering of Spanish. (60 minutes)

  • 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 25, Alford Branch Library, 3447 S. Meridian, 337-9119

Tuesday Topics
Learn more about current topics of local interest. This is your chance to ask questions from area decision-makers on newsworthy events. Feel free to bring a brown bag lunch; drinks will be provided. Co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters Wichita – Metro. (90 minutes)

Public Schools: Who Will Pay?
Learn more about the changes happening in our public schools as a result of reduced funding at the state and federal level. Superintendent John Allison will share the impact on Wichita schools and answer your questions.

  • 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 27, Central Library, 223 S. Main, 261-8500

Wichita Arts: Who Will Pay?
What will happen to the arts in Wichita with the changes to the Kansas Arts Commission? Panelists will represent multiple sides of the issue, including Joan Cole, Kansas Citizens for the Arts.

  • 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 25, Central Library, 223 S. Main, 261-8500

Changes in Voting Rules: Good, Bad or Neutral?
Between new voting registration laws and redistricting, Kansans will face a new world when they go to vote next time. What is behind the changes? What might the impacts be? How soon will they take place? Learn more and join in the discussion.

  • 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 29, Central Library, 223 S. Main, 261-8500

Internet Basics
Learn about the Internet and how to use the web to find reliable information. Registration is not required, but class size is limited. (90 minutes)

  • 6 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 27, Angelou Northeast Branch Library, 3051 E. 21st, 688-9580
  • 6 p.m., Monday, Nov. 21, Central Library, 223 S. Main, 261-8500

FLIKS: There’s No Place Like Home
View and discuss three short films about Kansas. Discussion will be led by writer, documentary filmmaker, and lecturer Eric Monder. See “Cawker City Twine-A-Thon,” a light-hearted look at the uniqueness of the World’s Largest Ball of Twine; “All That Remains,” an introspective look at the lessons we pass on to our children; and “Rebuilding Greensburg,” a story that reshapes our vision of home. FLIKS (Film Lovers in Kansas) programs are made possible by the Kansas Humanities Council. (90 minutes)

  • 7 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 27, Westlink Branch Library, 8515 Bekemeyer, 337-9456

Introducing Microsoft Publisher
Create greeting cards, brochures, newsletters, and much more with Microsoft’s powerful desktop publisher, Publisher 2007. Basic mouse and keyboard skills are necessary. Registration is not required, but class size is limited. (90 minutes)

  • 2:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 29, Central Library, 223 S. Main, 261-8500

The Big Read – Wichita Kickoff
Start The Big Read - Wichita with a big celebration! The McConnell Air Force Base Honor Guard will present the colors, The Jukes featuring Clif Major will play '60s tunes and Ballet Wichita will perform. See Robert Rauschenberg's Signs, the artwork featured on this year's poster, and other artwork in a special exhibit that relates to Tim O’Brien’s "The Things They Carried." Pick up a free copy of the book, reader's guide and poster (while supplies last) and enjoy refreshments. Part of The Big Read – Wichita. See a complete list of events at www.bigreadwichita.org. (2 hours)

  • 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 1, Wichita Art Museum, 1400 W. Museum Blvd.

Computer Basics
Learn about using a mouse and the keyboard and working with Microsoft Windows. No experience necessary! This class is recommended for all new computer users. Registration is not required, but class size is limited. (90 minutes)

  • 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 4, Linwood Branch Library, 1901 S. Kansas, 337-9125
  • 10:30 a.m., Friday, Oct. 14, Central Library, 223 S. Main, 261-8500

Recording the Past: The Veteran’s History Project
The Veterans History Project collects and preserves the memories of American war veterans and civilian workers who supported them. These collections of first-hand accounts are archived in the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress for use by researchers and to serve as an inspiration for generations to come. Join us as Frank Moreno, a World War II veteran from Wichita, shares his story in a video documentary created by Wichita East High School students. Join the participants in a discussion of the project following the 30-minute video. Part of the Library’s Hispanic Heritage and Big Read – Wichita celebrations. (60 minutes)

  • 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 5, Central Library, 223 S. Main, 261-8500

Introducing Microsoft Word
Create documents with Microsoft’s powerful word processor, Word 2007, and learn some of its built-in tools and options. Basic mouse and keyboard skills are necessary. Registration is not required, but class size is limited. (90 minutes)

  • 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Oct. 11, Evergreen Branch Library, 2601 N. Arkansas, 303-8181

What Have We Done to War? Vietnam and Its Successors
Vietnam changed Americans’ perception of war as our longest war to date. Hesitant to commit so much money to a war that had troops on the ground for eight years, Americans were "gun shy" of military involvements. But in the past decade, all that changed. Dr. Gretchen Eick, professor of history at Friends University, will explore these changes and how they have affected Americans’ pocket books, psyches and politics. Pick up a free copy of "The Things They Carried," reader's guide and poster (while supplies last). Part of The Big Read – Wichita. See a complete list of events at www.bigreadwichita.org. (60 minutes)

  • 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 16, National Center for Aviation Training (part of the Wichita Area Technical College) at Jabara Airport, 4004 N. Webb Rd.

Introducing Email
Set up and use your own electronic mail account to use from the Library or your own computer. Basic mouse and keyboard skills recommended. Registration is not required, but class size is limited. (90 minutes)

  • 6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 18, Angelou Northeast Branch Library, 3051 E. 21st, 688-9580

Online Job Searching
This workshop will teach you how to use the Internet as a friendly resource to search for and apply for employment. Topics of discussion will include understanding job search web sites, learning the online application process, and uploading résumés and cover letters. Offered in partnership with Workforce Alliance of South Central Kansas. (3 hours)

  • 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 19, Alford Branch Library, 3447 S. Meridian, 337-9119
  • 1:30 p.m., Monday, Dec. 5, Evergreen Branch Library, 2601 N. Arkansas, 303-8181

Care for the Caregiver
A caregiver is defined as anyone who provides assistance to someone else. Caregivers are often family members; 80 percent of all care provided to older people in our country is provided by family members and the value of services family caregivers provide for “free” is estimated to be $315 billion a year. For everyone who is or could become a caregiver for loved ones, celebrate Caregiver’s Month with tips, resources, and a deserved boost with door prizes and other special treats for caregivers. (60 minutes)

  • 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 1, Alford Branch Library, 3447 S. Meridian, 337-9119

Author Tim O'Brien
Meet Big Read author Tim O'Brien. O'Brien's service in the United States Army (3rd Platoon, A Company, 5th Battery, 46th Infantry, 1969-1970) as a foot soldier has inspired him to write award-winning fiction and well-received non-fiction. His Vietnam War memoir "If I Die in a Combat Zone" was published in 1973. "Going After Cacciato" won the National Book Award in fiction in 1979. "In the Lake of the Woods" received the James Fenimore Cooper Prize from the Society of American Historians and was named Best Novel of the Year by Time Magazine (1994). "The Things They Carried," published in 1990, received France’s Prix du Meilleur Livre Étranger (Best Foreign Book Prize) and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award. O'Brien teaches in the Master’s of Fine Arts Creative Writing Program at Texas State University-San Marcos. Books will be available for signing following the program. Tim O'Brien's visit is made possible by Candlewood Suites - Wichita Airport, Friends of the Wichita Public Library, Friends University Library, USD 259 - Wichita Public Schools, Wichita State University Fairmount College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Wichita State University Libraries. Part of The Big Read – Wichita. See a complete list of events at www.bigreadwichita.org. (60 minutes)

  • 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 3, Wichita State University Hughes Metropolitan Complex, 5015 E. 29th St. N.

Saving the Home on the Range
Learn more about the cabin where the Kansas State Song was written and the story of how it came to be. El Dean Holthus, a trustee of the property, will talk about efforts currently underway to preserve and restore this cabin as a historical legacy. Part of the Library’s Western Days celebration. (60 minutes)

  • 2:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 7, Alford Branch Library, 3447 S. Meridian, 337-9119

Bamboo Jamboo: Traditional Stories from Southeast Asia
Founded in 1982 by Nancy Wang and Robert Kikuchi-Yngojo, Eth-Noh-Tec produces and performs contemporary presentations of traditional folktales from the many countries and cultures of Asia through storytelling, theater, dance, and music. Eth-Noh-Tec has performed at venues including the Smithsonian, Kennedy Center, and National Storytelling Festival. Eth-Noh-Tec's visit is made possible by Friends of the Wichita Public Library. Part of The Big Read – Wichita. See a complete list of events at www.bigreadwichita.org. (60 minutes)

  • 1:30 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 13, Central Library, 223 S. Main, 261-8500
  • 3:30 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 13, Central Library, 223 S. Main, 261-8500

Writing Western Noir
Author Max McCoy tells the wicked but true story of how he went from “True Detective” to “Hellfire Canyon” -- and won the Spur and a Kansas Notable Book award along the way. (60 minutes)

  • 2:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 14, Alford Branch Library, 3447 S. Meridian, 337-9119

Introducing Microsoft Excel
Create tables and solve problems with Microsoft’s powerful spreadsheet program, Excel 2007. Basic mouse and keyboard skills are necessary. Registration is not required, but class size is limited. (90 minutes)

  • 2:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 14, Rockwell Branch Library, 5939 E. 9th, 688-9361

The Fine Art of Jazz: Photographs by Dan White
This traveling exhibit of black and white photographs showcases two decades of Kansas City jazz musicians. Pulitzer-prize-winner Dan White’s portraits allow the viewer to engage with some of the personalities shaping the national and local jazz scene, including Jay McShann, Orville “Piggie” Minor, Eddie Saunders, Rusty Tucker, and Pearl Thuston. In addition to these stunning images, the exhibition features glimpses into the artists’ personal histories through excerpts of interviews with the musicians. "The Fine Art of Jazz" is a program of Exhibits USA, a national division of Mid-America Arts Alliance, with the National Endowment for the Arts.
Typically available during business hours, Tuesday, Nov. 15, through Saturday, Jan., 7, Central Library, 223 S. Main, 261-8500. Exhibit may be unavailable during special events: see www.wichita.lib.ks.us for excluded dates and times.

  • Opening reception: 6:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 15, Central Library, 223 S. Main, 261-8500

Interview Success
This workshop prepares you for today’s interview world by teaching every aspect of the employment interview process. Topics include understanding the interview process, how to answer tough interview questions, and interview preparations & research. Offered in partnership with Workforce Alliance of South Central Kansas. (3 hours)

  • 1:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 18, Rockwell Branch Library, 5939 E. 9th, 688-9361

Native Stories (With Some Cowboys in the Mix)
A member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, Greg Rodgers is a writer, storyteller, workshop presenter, and oral historian. His storytelling began professionally, years ago, under the mentorship of noted Choctaw storyteller and author Tim Tingle. From there, the writing progressed naturally under the same guidance and continued further, while completing a degree in Native American Studies at the University of Oklahoma. Rodgers is author of “The Ghost of Mingo Creek” and “Trickster,” an ALA Notable Book. (60 minutes)

  • 2:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 21, Alford Branch Library, 3447 S. Meridian, 337-9119

Doc Holliday
Wrongly portrayed in books and movies, Holliday was a Georgia-born gentleman, dentist, and "sporting man," who went West in a vain attempt to cure his tuberculosis. Dodge City's own Assistant Marshall Marc Ferguson brings Doc Holliday’s stories to life in this historical re-enactment. Ferguson has worked at the Boot Hill Museum as historian, interpreter, and Long Branch saloon keeper. (60 minutes)

  • 2:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 28, Alford Branch Library, 3447 S. Meridian, 337-9119

Staying Safe with Social Networking
How can you protect yourself while keeping in touch with friends and family? Learn the basics of using Facebook, and other social networking sites, in this course. Basic mouse and keyboard skills are required. Registration is not required, but class size is limited. (90 minutes)

  • 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 29, Alford Branch Library, 3447 S. Meridian, 337-9119

How to Create a Web Page
Make a simple web page and see how web pages go together. Pages are for practice only, so they will not be online. Basic mouse and keyboard skills recommended. Registration is not required, but class size is limited. (90 minutes)

  • 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 6, Westlink Branch Library, 8515 Bekemeyer, 337-9456

Jazz Concert
Enjoy a Sunday time-out for a little jazz music with the Wichita State University jazz ensemble in conjunction with the exhibit “The Fine Art of Jazz,” on display at the Central Library. (60 minutes)

  • 2:30 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 11, Rockwell Branch Library, 5939 E. 9th, 688-9361
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