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June-July Library Events for Adults Announced

5/4/2012
Jennifer Heinicke, Special Projects Librarian | JHeinicke@wichita.gov | (316) 261-8524

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, National Endowment for the Humanities and Friends of the Wichita Public Library for making many of these programs possible. Top picks are in red!

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

  • Evergreen Branch Library - 1st Tuesdays
    1 p.m., Tuesday, June 5 and July 3, Evergreen Branch Library, 2601 N. Arkansas, 303-8181

  • Evergreen Branch Library - 1st Thursdays
    7 p.m., Thursday, June 7 and July 5, Evergreen Branch Library, 2601 N. Arkansas, 303-8181

  • Orchard Park Branch Library - 1st Fridays
    1 p.m., Friday, June 1 and July 6, Orchard Park Branch Library, 4808 W. 9th, 337-9084

  • Westlink Branch Library - 3rd Tuesdays
    1 p.m., Tuesday, June 19 and July 17, Westlink Branch Library, 8515 Bekemeyer, 337-9456

  • Central Library – 3rd Tuesdays
    7 p.m., Tuesday, June 19 and July 17, Central Library, 223 S. Main, 261-8500a

  • Masters of Mystery (4th Wednesdays)
    7 p.m., Wednesday, June 27 and July 25, Alford Branch Library, 3447 S. Meridian, 337-9119

  • Cozy Mystery (Last Mondays)
    1 p.m., Monday, June 25 and July 30, Rockwell Branch Library, 5939 E. 9th, 688-9361

Senior Wednesdays
Senior Wednesdays are designed for active seniors age 55 or better and offered in cooperation with nine other institutions across Wichita. See www.seniorwednesday.org for complete details. (60 minutes)

Dogs on the Job
Learn more about the amazing work that dogs are trained to do. Sanford Alexander will bring and talk about his guide dog for the blind, and the Wichita Police Dept. will bring and talk about one of their specially trained canines.

  • 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, June 13, Central Library, 223 S. Main, 261-8500

Let's Talk Mysteries
Looking for a good mystery? We'll explore different mystery styles and offer tips for finding a good mystery to read in this brief overview. This session will provide lots of ideas and book talks, including some of the hottest new titles.

  • 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 11, Central Library, 223 S. Main, 261-8500

Introducing Email
We’ll show you how to set up and use your own electronic mail account that you can use from the Library or home. Basic mouse and keyboard skills are necessary. (90 minutes)

  • 6 p.m., Wednesday, June 13, Rockwell Branch Library, 5939 E. 9th, 688-9361

Computing in the Cloud
Get started with Google Docs and Microsoft Live, free web-based word processors, spreadsheets and more. You can create, edit and share documents online from any internet-connected computer. Basic mouse and keyboard skills are necessary. (90 minutes)

  • 10:30 a.m., Friday, June 15, Central Library, 223 S. Main, 261-8500

Wichita Genealogical Society Programs
The Wichita Genealogical Society, a support organization of the Wichita Public Library, offers programs monthly that explore topics of interest to family researchers. Programs are open to the public. For more information, visit the Society's website at www.wichitagensoc.org. (2 hours, unless otherwise noted)

“I Found It – Now What Do I Do?”
After following a family history research plan, where else does the information lead you? What are your next steps? Cosponsored by the Wichita Genealogical Society.

  • 1 p.m., Saturday, June 16, Alford Branch Library, 3447 S. Meridian, 337-9119

How to Use Territorial Papers
Learn what constitutes the "territories," the value of the Territorial Papers to family researchers, how to use them, and where to find them.

  • 1 p.m., Saturday, July 21, Alford Branch Library, 3447 S. Meridian, 337-9119

E-books and E-readers
Did you know you can download e-books from your library for your portable devices, including e-book readers and many smartphones? Learn how in this session. Feel free to bring your portable device if you have one. (90 minutes)

  • 6 p.m., Tuesday, June 19, Alford Branch Library, 3447 S. Meridian, 337-9119

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, June 20, Central Library, 223 S. Main, 261-8500
  • 2:30 p.m., Wednesday, July 18, Central Library, 223 S. Main, 261-8500

Finding it on the Internet
Learn about the Internet and how to use the web to find reliable information. Basic mouse and keyboard skills are necessary. (90 minutes)

  • 2:30 p.m., Thursday, June 28, Linwood Branch Library, 1901 S. Kansas, 337-9125

Résumé Writing with Word
Use Microsoft Word’s Résumé Wizard to help create a professional-looking résumé for your job search. Basic mouse and keyboard skills are necessary. (90 minutes)

  • 10:30 a.m., Thursday, July 19, Evergreen Branch Library, 2601 N. Arkansas, 303-8181

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. (90 minutes)

  • 2:30 p.m., Tuesday, July 24, Alford Branch Library, 3447 S. Meridian, 337-9119
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