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Nursery Rhyme Time

10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
Advanced Learning Library storytime
Advanced Learning Library
Allison Dondlinger Children's Gallery
Children aged 2 and under will develop a love of learning as they sing, dance, and enjoy simple stories. Caregivers will learn tips to encourage their child's language skills.
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Geeky Terrariums: A Big Read Event

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Advanced Learning Library
Rolland Eakins TEC-Novation Room
Create a terrarium with artificial succulents, but give it a geeky twist: 3D printed figures from your fav pop culture fandoms! Materials will be provided. Ages 12-17; registration is required either online or by calling 261-8516 beginning Nov. 8.
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Digital Tools for Everyday Tasks

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Grow with Google logo
Advanced Learning Library
Evergy Technology Training Center
Students will learn how to search the internet, use email, and create and save documents in Google Drive. This is a self-paced class utilizing the Applied Digital Skills curricula from Grow with Google. Registration is required, beginning on Oct. 1, 2019; call (316) 261-8500, or register online.
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Epistrophy 2019

12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Advanced Learning Library
Conference Center AB
Music and poetry have much in common, and in this celebration of the two art forms, you will experience the simultaneous expression of poetry accompanied by music. Featured poets include: Huascar Medina, Kansas Poet Laureate 2019-2021; Kevin Rabas, Kansas Poet Laureate Emeritus; Paul Bowers, Northern Oklahoma College; Don Stinson, Northern Oklahoma College; Joey Brown, Missouri Southern State University; Annette Billings, Topeka poet; and Wichita poets Skyler Lovelace and Raylyn Clacher. Selected poets from the Kansas Authors Club Wichita District will also take part. Featured musicians include jazz ensemble Billy’s Bounce; guitarist Randy Zellers; and percussionist Bill Glenn. The event is supported by the Wichita Arts Council.
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Group Test Proctoring

3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Advanced Learning Library
Dr. John M. Hyde Conference Room

The Wichita Public Library offers group proctoring times for those needing to take exams.

Students need a current Wichita Public Library card in good standing. There is a $15 proctor fee due at the time of the proctored exam.

Please arrange to take your exam at least five days in advance so that all the necessary paperwork can be completed. Students will need to fill out a proctor agreement with your school; this can be done in person or online through email (Ask your instructor or outreach department). Once the proctor agreement information is on file with the Library, students can schedule their exams, preferrably during one of our group proctoring times. Students may use their own personal laptops or one of the library's devices.

Preferred test proctor times:

  • Tuesday 5-7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday 12:30-3 p.m.
  • Thursday 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Saturday 3-5:30 p.m.

To arrange your proctored exam, please contact proctoring@wichitalibrary.org or call (316) 261-8500.

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Drop-in Community Service Opportunity

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Alford
Leonard & Celia Levand Community Room
Help the library at this drop-in program by cleaning books, prepping materials for craft programs, and more. A completed volunteer application is required to participate. Find it at wichitalibrary.org/volunteer. For grades 6-12.
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Preschool Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Storytime at Alford
Alford
Leonard & Celia Levand Community Room
Children ages 3-5 will develop literacy skills while they sing, dance, play games, and enjoy books in a large group setting.
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Rockwell Mystery Book Discussion

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Rockwell
Meeting Room
Lab Girl by Hope Jahren 

This year's Big Read selection is Lab Girl, the memoir of a woman scientist who does plant science and who has won awards for her work in studying fossil forests. From her early life growing up in Minnesota, when her dad’s college laboratory was her playground, to running labs of her own as an adult, she shares her lifelong passion for science and her love for the tools and methods of “doing science.” She talks about the difficulties of being a woman in the science world, her struggle to get funding and to be taken seriously by men. She talks about her experiences with being bipolar. She talks about her long-term friendship with her lab partner Bill. She talks about her Norwegian heritage. And in between each chapter, she writes a nature essay to get us to look more closely at the natural world around us and how amazing it is, scientifically.
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NaNoWriMo Write-In

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Westlink
Meeting Room
Join your fellow National Novel Writing Month authors to pound out a few of those 50,000 words while we write together and support each other.
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After Hours Computer Lab

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Angelou Northeast
Meeting Room
Get tech assistance at the Angelou Branch Library on Monday and Thursday evenings from 6:00pm to 9:00pm, while the Library is closed. Build digital skills through the guided Google Applied Digital Skills curricula. Assistance with job applications, resumes, printing documents, internet research, and other digital needs will be given first priority.
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Baby's First Storytime

10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
Storytime at Westlink
Westlink
Study Room
Music, rhymes, activities, and stories for caregivers and babies ages birth to nine months.
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Baby's First Storytime

10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
Advanced Learning Library storytime
Advanced Learning Library
Allison Dondlinger Children's Gallery
Music, rhymes, activities, and stories for caregivers and babies aged birth to nine months.
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Nursery Rhyme Time

10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
Storytime at Rockwell
Rockwell
Meeting Room
Children ages 2 and under will develop a love of learning as they sing, dance, and enjoy simple stories. Caregivers will learn tips to encourage their child's language skills.
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Nursery Rhyme Time

10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
Storytime at Alford
Alford
Leonard & Celia Levand Community Room
Children ages 2 and under will develop a love of learning as they sing, dance, and enjoy simple stories. Caregivers will learn tips to encourage their child's language skills.
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Preschool Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Storytime at Westlink
Westlink
Meeting Room
Children ages 3-5 will develop literacy skills while they sing, dance, play games, and enjoy books in a large group setting.
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Preschool Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Advanced Learning Library storytime
Advanced Learning Library
Allison Dondlinger Children's Reading Theatre
Children ages 3-5 will develop literacy skills while they sing, dance, play games, and enjoy books in a large group setting.
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Registration is open

Learn How with GoCreate: LED Lighting Small Projects

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Advanced Learning Library
Rolland Eakins TEC-Novation Room
During this class, you will be shown how to create your own small LED light projects! You will learn the many different ways to implement LED lights into your own projects. These projects are cost-effective and easy to make which gives everybody the chance to create their very own LED light projects. Cosponsored by WSU's GoCreate. Registration is required, beginning Oct. 1; call 261-8511 or register online.
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Group Test Proctoring

5:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Advanced Learning Library
Dr. John M. Hyde Conference Room

The Wichita Public Library offers group proctoring times for those needing to take exams.

Students need a current Wichita Public Library card in good standing. There is a $15 proctor fee due at the time of the proctored exam.

Please arrange to take your exam at least five days in advance so that all the necessary paperwork can be completed. Students will need to fill out a proctor agreement with your school; this can be done in person or online through email (Ask your instructor or outreach department). Once the proctor agreement information is on file with the Library, students can schedule their exams, preferrably during one of our group proctoring times. Students may use their own personal laptops or one of the library's devices.

Preferred test proctor times:

  • Tuesday 5-7:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday 12:30-3 p.m.
  • Thursday 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
  • Saturday 3-5:30 p.m.

To arrange your proctored exam, please contact proctoring@wichitalibrary.org or call (316) 261-8500.

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NaNoWriMo Write-In

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Advanced Learning Library
Keeney Stevens Board Room

Join your fellow National Novel Writing Month authors to pound out a few of those 50,000 words while we write together and support each other.

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Learning Circle: Shakespeare Matters

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Advanced Learning Library
Evergy Technology Training Center
Love Shakespeare but are intimidated by the language? Go beyond Romeo and Juliet and explore why The Bard is still as popular as ever! In this introductory course, we will explore the use of emotion in Shakespeare's plays and why this still resonates with people today. Join us for this fascinating journey as we explore emotion through the plays of Hamlet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Othello, The Winter's Tale and Henry V and discover why Shakespeare has remained popular for over 400 years.

Learning Circles are lightly facilitated study groups for learners who want to take online courses together in person. This Learning Circle meets weekly for five weeks, beginning November 5th. The series is free, but registration is required. Visit www.p2pu.org/wichita to register or call 261-8500.


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Kansas Reads to Preschoolers

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Evergreen
Parkview Room
You'll like the activities we have planned as we celebrate this year's Kansas Reads to Preschoolers title, I Like Myself, written by Karen Beaumont and illustrated by David Catrow. After enjoying the story and a game, preschoolers can create book-related art activities that are as unique as they are. For ages 3-5.
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1 Million Cups

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Advanced Learning Library
Conference Center
Based on the notion that entrepreneurs discover solutions and engage with their communities over a million cups of coffee, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation developed 1 Million Cups in 2012—a free program designed to educate, engage and inspire entrepreneurs around the country. As a program of the Kauffman Foundation, 1 Million Cups works with entrepreneurs, empowering them with the tools and resources to break down barriers that stand in the way of starting and growing their businesses. 

Attendance is free. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. Presentations run from 9-10 a.m. Each presentation ends with an audience Q&A where the last question is always "What can we as a community do to support you as a startup?"
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Hook & Needle Friends

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Alford
Leonard & Celia Levand Community Room
Bring knitting, crocheting, quilting, or other needlecraft supplies and share your ideas, questions, and love of needlecrafts. Learn from the experience of others and advise those who are just beginning.
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Cuentos Bilingües / Preschool Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Cuentos Bilingües, bilingual storytime at the Advanced Learning Library
Advanced Learning Library
Allison Dondlinger Children's Gallery
Whether you want to expose your children to another language or they already hear it in the home, enjoy a unique storytime presented in both English & Spanish for children ages 3-5.
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Preschool Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Storytime at Rockwell
Rockwell
Meeting Room
Children ages 3-5 will develop literacy skills while they sing, dance, play games, and enjoy books in a large group setting.
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