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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 AND Reading Theatre
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 aged 2-6. Social distancing protocols will be observed. 
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Family Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Westlink
Share a love of stories and learning with children in these storytime sessions aimed at engaging the broad range of developmental stages between ages 0-6.Outdoor storytimes are weather dependent and will be cancelled in the case of rain.
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Nursery Rhyme Time

10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
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 early learning development.
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First Tuesday Book Discussion

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Evergreen
EverDream Classroom
The German Girl by Armando Lucas Correa
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Family Storytime

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Walters
Meeting Room
Share a love of stories and learning with children in these storytime sessions aimed at engaging the broad range of developmental stages between ages 0-6.
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Pokemon Perler Beads for Tweens

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Advanced Learning Library
Allison Dondlinger Children's Gallery AND Reading Theatre
Come for a fun-filled hour of Pokémon! Try Pokémon Snap on our Nintendo Switch, and while you wait your turn use our perler boards to make your own Pokémon creation. Join fellow Pokémon fans and share your favorite trivia, facts, and more. Seats are limited; tickets will be available beginning 30 minutes before the program in the Children's Pavilion. For ages 9-12.
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Learning Circle: Astronomy for Beginners

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Advanced Learning Library
Rolland Eakins TEC-Novation Room
This astronomy for beginners course is for anyone who loves astronomy and wants to learn about recent astronomical discoveries. Utilizing course materials from Udemy, you'll join Professor Chris Impey, the team of instructors from Steward Observatory at the University of Arizona, and your fellow learners to discover the science behind the astronomy news headlines, to enrich your understanding of the universe, and to glimpse the future of this exciting area of research. This Learning Circle will run 6 weeks beginning on June 7th. The Learning Circle is free but registration is required. Call 316-261-8500 or visit p2p2u.org/wichita
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Excel I

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Advanced Learning Library
Conference Center BC
Excel spreadsheets allow you to easily store, organize and modify data. Learn the basics of Excel (such as inserting text, basic formulas, AutoFill and more) by creating a personal budget. This is Part One of a 4-part series. Registration is required; call (316)261-8500, or register online.
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Cuentos Bilingües / Preschool Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Evergreen
EverDream Classroom
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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Nursery Rhyme Time

10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
Advanced Learning Library
Allison Dondlinger Children's Gallery AND Reading Theatre
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 early learning development. 
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Preschool Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Rockwell
Meeting Room
Children ages 3-6 will develop literacy skills through active listening, singing, movement, and sharing a love of stories in a group setting.
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Jigsaw Puzzle Showdown

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Alford
Leonard & Celia Levand Community Room
Race to put together a 100 piece puzzle in this casual competition. For ages 6-11 years.
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Lighthouse STEAM Challenge

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Advanced Learning Library
Allison Dondlinger Children's Gallery AND Reading Theatre
Who keeps ships safe while they're out at sea? Lighthouses do! We will learn about lighthouses and then compete to see who can build the tallest lighthouse. Seats are limited; tickets will be available beginning 30 minutes before the program in the Children's Pavilion. For ages 8-10.
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The Impact of Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP)/Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) and Effective Mitigation Technologies

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Advanced Learning Library
Conference Center
This presentation will provide an overview of the effects of electromagnetic pulse (EMP) and coronal mass ejection (CME), it’s impact on communications systems, the need to have EMP protected equipment, and technology available to mitigate the effects. Co-sponsored by the Wichita Amateur Radio Club.
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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
It's never too early to start your child's love of learning! Music, rhymes, activities, and stories for caregivers and babies aged birth to nine months.
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Family Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Rockwell
Meeting Room
Share a love of stories and learning with children in these storytime sessions aimed at engaging the broad range of developmental stages between ages 0-6.
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Pirate Scavenger Hunt

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Westlink
Ahoy, maties! Search for pirate gear and loot hidden outside of the library. This outdoor event is weather dependent and may be cancelled in the event of rain. For ages 6-8.
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Upcycled Planters

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Angelou Northeast
Meeting Room
Ages 12-18. Reduce your global impact on the planet by growing plants out of something reused. Be amazed as you turn a plastic bottle into a self-watering planter - perfect for beginners interested in low maintenance care. Space is limited and registration is required. Current social distancing protocols must be observed.
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Inkscape I

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Inkscape logo
Advanced Learning Library
Evergy Technology Training Center
Create scalable vector graphics (SVG) for illustration and design using Inkscape, a free to use software for digital drawing. Learn how to use Inkscape’s flexible tools to create and manipulate images. Must have basic keyboard and mouse skills. A part II class is scheduled for July 14. Registration is required, call (316)261-8500, or register online.
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First Thursday Book Discussion

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Evergreen
EverDream Classroom
Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney
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Family Storytime

7:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Advanced Learning Library
Southwest Lawn
Share a love of stories and learning with children in these storytime sessions aimed at engaging the broad range of developmental stages between ages 0-6. Outdoor storytimes are weather dependent and will be cancelled in the case of rain or excessive heat.
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Preschool Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Advanced Learning Library storytime
Advanced Learning Library
Allison Dondlinger Children's Gallery
Children aged 3-5 will develop literacy skills while they sing, dance, play games, and enjoy books in a large group setting.
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Teen Dungeons and Dragons

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Alford
Leonard & Celia Levand Community Room
A Dungeons and Dragons campaign for our teen library users (13-18) during July! We will be playing a traditional, but not too serious, high fantasy campaign. Players of all experience levels welcome.
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3D Printing I: The Basics

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Advanced Learning Library
Conference Center BC
Learn about the process of 3D printing at the Wichita Public Library. Watch as a quick print is completed, and learn about software to model and print on your own. Registration is required. This is course 1 of 2 required to become certified to use the 3D Printers. Users must be 14 to be certified to print. Children with adult supervision are welcome to observe. Registration is required; call (316)261-8500, or register online.
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