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League of Women Voters: KanCare Expansion

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Evergreen
Parkview Room
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) allows states to choose to expand Medicaid with the federal government paying 90% of the additional costs and the states paying the remaining 10%. Kansas is one of only 18 states that chose not to take advantage of the expansion. That decision leaves nearly 150,000 Kansans in health care limbo in which they have an income too high to qualify for Medicaid, yet not high enough to afford health insurance in the ACA Marketplace. The decision not to expand KanCare has put the squeeze on local hospital budgets resulting in the closure of at least two hospitals in small-town Kansas. One-third of the state’s remaining rural hospitals are in danger of being shut down. The League’s position is that the states should take advantage of the ACA and expand Medicaid. A speaker from the Alliance for a Healthy Kansas will speak on the topic and describe how that organization is working to expand KanCare for vital health coverage for Kansans of every stripe and what we can do to try to convince the Kansas legislature to expand KanCare. Doors open at 11:30 am for those who wish to bring a sack lunch; drinks are provided.  Program starts at 12:00 pm.


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Information on the Internet

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Alford
Meeting Room

Digital literacy is the ability to use information and communication technologies to find, evaluate, create, and communicate information, requiring both cognitive and technical skills. This class will look at some social media outlets and web sites to help you evaluate digital information. No registration is required.

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Hook & Needle Friends

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Alford
Meeting 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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Masters of Mystery Book Discussion

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Alford
Meeting Room
The Dry by Jane Harper
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Genealogy 101

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Alford
Meeting Room

The Wichita Genealogical Society (WGS) is offering an 8-week "Beginning Genealogy" series of classes March 22 - May 10 available at the Library.

These classes are designed to help, inspire, and invoke motivation for beginners to experienced family history researchers. For information on class topics and registration information, visit the WGS website.

The series is $40 for non-members of the Wichita Genealogical Society and $20 for members. Registration is required. Visit the WGS website to register.

For questions, contact Mary Hursey at wgs-maryhursey@outlook.com.

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Social Media Marketing

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Alford
Meeting Room

This SCORE program will demonstrate how to use social media to increase your sales and market to your customers. Learn more about using social media as a marketing tool and social media marketing resources available at the library. Registration is required and is open between Mar 28, 2018, and April 25, 2018; call 261-8507 or register online.

NOTE: This SCORE program will be held at the meeting room at Alford Branch Library.

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Rockwell Mystery Book Discussion

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Rockwell
Meeting Room

X by Sue Grafton

Wealthy Hallie Bettancourt hires the Santa Teresa, Calif., PI for a simple assignment—find Christian Satterfield, a bank robber recently released from prison who was the baby 15-year-old Hallie gave up for adoption years earlier. Meanwhile, Kinsey agrees to help her friend Ruthie Wolinsky settle some papers belonging to Ruthie’s late husband, Pete, a private detective who was shot the year before in a robbery gone wrong. The two investigations spiral into complicated personal tales. Hallie has myriad secrets, and Pete’s papers lead Kinsey to finish one of his old cases, putting her in the crosshairs of the hate-filled Ned Lowe, who may be a murderer. --Publisher's Weekly

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First Tuesdays Book Discussion

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Evergreen
Arkansas Room

The Chaperone by Laura Moriarty

A novel about the friendship between an adolescent, pre-movie-star Louise Brooks, and the 36-year-old woman who chaperones her to New York City for a summer, in 1922, and how it changes both their lives.

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Cloud Computing

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Angelou Northeast
Meeting Room

In this class, the term "cloud computing" will be explained. Several cloud computing services will be featured, with an emphasis on the use of Google Drive. Registration is required, beginning April 2; call 688-9580, or register online.

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Found Family: Becoming a Foster Parent

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Westlink
Meeting Room
Learn more about the challenges and rewards of foster parenting.  Peggy Mast with the Kansas Department for Children and Families will talk about the need for additional foster homes in Kansas, her personal experiences as a foster parent, resources available to help individuals when making the decision to open their homes, and more.
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Hook & Needle Friends

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Alford
Meeting 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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Genealogy 101

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Alford
Meeting Room

The Wichita Genealogical Society (WGS) is offering an 8-week "Beginning Genealogy" series of classes March 22 - May 10 available at the Library.

These classes are designed to help, inspire, and invoke motivation for beginners to experienced family history researchers. For information on class topics and registration information, visit the WGS website.

The series is $40 for non-members of the Wichita Genealogical Society and $20 for members. Registration is required. Visit the WGS website to register.

For questions, contact Mary Hursey at wgs-maryhursey@outlook.com.

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First Thursdays Book Discussion

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Evergreen
Arkansas Room

A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

Deemed unrepentant by a Bolshevik tribunal in 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is sentenced to house arrest in a hotel across the street from the Kremlin, where he lives in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history unfold.

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Comic Book Reader's Theater

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Westlink
Meeting Room
Celebrate Free Comic Book Day with a dramatic reading from the Black Panther story arc.  Voice actors will read the comic aloud with visual panels projected on a screen.
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Windows 10

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Rockwell
Meeting Room

Learn about the newest Microsoft Windows Operating System. Navigation, customization, and other topics will be covered. Feel free to bring your Windows 10 device. Registration is required, beginning April 2; call 688-9361, or register online.

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Hook & Needle Friends

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Alford
Meeting 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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We Rock Book Discussion

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Rockwell
Meeting Room
The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes

France, 1916: Artist Edouard Lefevre leaves his young wife, Sophie, to fight at the front. When their small town falls to the Germans in the midst of World War II, Edouard's portrait of Sophie draws the eye of the new Kommandant. As the officers dangerous obsession deepens, Sophie will risk everything--her family, her reputation, and her life--to see her husband again. Almost a century later, Sophie's portrait is given to Liv Halston by her young husband shortly before his sudden death. A chance encounter reveals the paintings true worth, and a battle begins for who its legitimate owner is--putting Liv's belief in what is right to the ultimate test.
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Senior Wednesday: Book Review

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Westlink
Meeting Room

All the Light We Cannot See is a powerful novel by Anthony Doerr. Librarian Julie Sherwood will review the Pulitzer Prize winning book, the story of a blind French girl and German boy in World War II.

**This program will be held at the Westlink Branch Library, 8515 Bekemeyer.

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Creating Circle

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Westlink
Meeting Room
Love to craft? Enjoy interacting with others?  The Westlink Branch Library will host a place for crafters of all sorts, meeting the 2nd Wednesday of every month. Bring your small projects such as knitting, scrapbooking, or beading. Between projects? Coloring materials will be provided.
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Genealogy 101

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Alford
Meeting Room

The Wichita Genealogical Society (WGS) is offering an 8-week "Beginning Genealogy" series of classes March 22 - May 10 available at the Library.

These classes are designed to help, inspire, and invoke motivation for beginners to experienced family history researchers. For information on class topics and registration information, visit the WGS website.

The series is $40 for non-members of the Wichita Genealogical Society and $20 for members. Registration is required. Visit the WGS website to register.

For questions, contact Mary Hursey at wgs-maryhursey@outlook.com.

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Registration begins 4/26/2018 at 10:00 AM

Bonding & Creating with Mom

6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Westlink
Meeting Room
In honor of the upcoming Mother's Day celebration, adults and children will work together to make a one-of-a-kind keepsake. Children may bring any female figure in their lives, grandmother, older sibling, aunt or a family friend. Registration is required; beginning April 26, call 337-9456 or register online. For ages 4-11.
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Third Tuesdays Book Discussion

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Westlink
Meeting Room

Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI by David Grann

In 1920s Oklahoma, the Osage Indian Nation possessed immense wealth because their land contained large petroleum reserves. In Killers of the Flower Moon, New Yorker staff writer David Grann portrays a series of murders on the reservation. Local authorities couldn't solve the crimes, but an investigation by the relatively new FBI (led by the young J. Edgar Hoover) identified and charged the killers, whose primary motivation was greed. In this thoroughly researched history, Grann also reveals conspiracy and corruption beyond what the FBI discovered. -- Description by Katherine Bradley Johnson.

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Open Books, Open Minds Book Discussion

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Evergreen
Arkansas Room

Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline

Close to aging out of the foster care system, Molly Ayer takes a position helping an elderly woman named Vivian and discovers that they are more alike than different as she helps Vivian solve a mystery from her past.

Please note that this event has been relocated from the Central Library to the Evergreen Branch Library.
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Hook & Needle Friends

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Alford
Meeting 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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#ICTBC Online Book Club

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
The Power Book Jacket
Offsite
Facebook
Join Wichita Public Library's online book club. For May, our librarians are going to read a book that fulfills #ReadICT category 10, a book about a topic in the news. The Power by Naomi Alderman "posits a game-changing question: what if women suddenly manifested an electrical charge that they could control and use as a weapon?" (Booklist, 2017) 

Find a copy in our online catalog. Visit the Wichita Public Library's Facebook page over your lunch hour to watch the live discussion. Join the conversation by commenting along. 
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