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Learning Circle: Science Literacy

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Offsite
Online Only
With the plethora of information available at our fingertips, how do we sort through what is trustworthy and what is not? Science literacy can help us with that. In this learning circle, you will discover the various scientific concepts and processes you can use to help evaluate information that can aid in personal, informed decision making. From determining whether it is safer to ride your bike to work than drive or researching the "big" questions like climate change, this course will give you the tools to make better-informed choices.

Learning Circles are lightly facilitated study groups for learners who want to take online courses together. This Learning Circle meets weekly for 4 weeks, beginning April 27th. Registration is required, beginning March 1. Call (316) 261-8500 or p2pu.org/wichita to register. This program will be held online via Zoom. A link to the program will be sent to your inbox the day before and the day of the program.
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Senior Wednesday: Dining Down Memory Lane

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Offsite
Zoom
Wichita Eagle restaurant and entertainment writer Denise Neil will take us on a fascinating journey of Wichita's culinary past. Join us for a nostalgic look at Wichita's favorite restaurants of yore.

This program is free, but registration is required. Call (316) 261-8500 or register online. This program will be held online via Zoom. A link to the program will be sent to your inbox the day before and the day of the program.
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Practical Online Security

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
computer monitor displaying an exclamation mark inside a red triangle
Offsite
Zoom
Learn about what is needed to protect your personal computer and its content. Also, find out how to recognize scams and stay safe on the Internet. This program will be held online via Zoom. A link to the program will be sent to your inbox the day before and the day of the program. 
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Learning Circle: Star Trek: Inspiring Culture & Technology

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Offsite
Zoom
This course looks at the lasting impact that Star Trek in all its incarnations has had on culture and technology by asking audiences to consider fundamental questions about themselves and the world around them.

Learning Circles are lightly facilitated study groups for learners who want to take online courses together. This Learning Circle meets weekly for 4 weeks, beginning May 6th. The series is free, but registration is required. Call (316) 261-8500 or p2pu.org/wichita to register. This program will be held online via Zoom. A link to the program will be sent to your inbox the day before and the day of the program.
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Wichita Walking Tour

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Offsite
Join Wichita Public Library for an offsite facilitated tour of Wichita’s Historic Downtown. This tour is designed to use the PocketSights app. PocketSights will give the viewer access to archived photos of Wichita’s Historic Downtown District on a mobile device and the functionality to view historic images in conjunction while walking the streets of present day Wichita. The PocketSights app is available on the App Store or Google play store and participants are encouraged to download the app beforehand to enhance their tour experience and access other archived tours. Registration is required. Call (316) 261-8500 or visit wichitalibrary.org/events to register online. Details about the place to meet will be shared by email the day before the program.

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WGS Quarterly Meeting: Susanna Madora Salter, 1st Woman Mayor

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Offsite
Online Only
Presented by Bonnie Johnson. Co-sponsored by the Wichita Genealogical Society. Registration begins four weeks before the program. To register, visit the WGS website.
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Library Board Meeting

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Advanced Learning Library
Allison Dondlinger Children's Gallery AND Reading Theatre
Regularly scheduled meeting of the Library's Board of Directors. Open to the public. Limited space available. Visit wichitalibrary.org/covid-19 for current safety protocols.
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Learning Circle: Science Literacy

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Offsite
Online Only
With the plethora of information available at our fingertips, how do we sort through what is trustworthy and what is not? Science literacy can help us with that. In this learning circle, you will discover the various scientific concepts and processes you can use to help evaluate information that can aid in personal, informed decision making. From determining whether it is safer to ride your bike to work than drive or researching the "big" questions like climate change, this course will give you the tools to make better-informed choices.

Learning Circles are lightly facilitated study groups for learners who want to take online courses together. This Learning Circle meets weekly for 4 weeks, beginning April 27th. Registration is required, beginning March 1. Call (316) 261-8500 or p2pu.org/wichita to register. This program will be held online via Zoom. A link to the program will be sent to your inbox the day before and the day of the program.
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Downloading E-books

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Offsite
Zoom
Learn how to use Libby, the Library’s free digital e-book services. Participants must have an active library card to use the digital collection. Registration is required; call (316)261-8500, or register online. This program will be held online via Zoom. A link to the program will be sent to your inbox the day before and the day of the program.
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Learning Circle: Star Trek: Inspiring Culture & Technology

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Offsite
Zoom
This course looks at the lasting impact that Star Trek in all its incarnations has had on culture and technology by asking audiences to consider fundamental questions about themselves and the world around them.

Learning Circles are lightly facilitated study groups for learners who want to take online courses together. This Learning Circle meets weekly for 4 weeks, beginning May 6th. The series is free, but registration is required. Call (316) 261-8500 or p2pu.org/wichita to register. This program will be held online via Zoom. A link to the program will be sent to your inbox the day before and the day of the program.
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Smart Home Technology Demonstration

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Offsite
Zoom
There are more options than ever when it comes to making your home “smart”. Learn about various services and technologies that you can use in your home. Registration is required; call (316)261-8500 or register online. This program will be held online via Zoom. A link to the program will be sent to your inbox the day before and the day of the program.
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Learning Circle: Star Trek: Inspiring Culture & Technology

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Offsite
Zoom
This course looks at the lasting impact that Star Trek in all its incarnations has had on culture and technology by asking audiences to consider fundamental questions about themselves and the world around them.

Learning Circles are lightly facilitated study groups for learners who want to take online courses together. This Learning Circle meets weekly for 4 weeks, beginning May 6th. The series is free, but registration is required. Call (316) 261-8500 or p2pu.org/wichita to register. This program will be held online via Zoom. A link to the program will be sent to your inbox the day before and the day of the program.
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Preschool Storytime

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
All Locations
Log in and have fun with books! Children ages 3-5 will love our virtual Preschool Storytime, which incorporates singing, dancing, and stories. Register once and get access all summer to this program series - visit wichitalibrary.org/summerreading and we will send you the link and password. 
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Nursery Rhyme Time

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
All Locations
Log in and learn! Children aged 2 and under will love our virtual Nursery Rhyme Time, which incorporates singing, dancing, and simple stories. Caregivers will learn tips to encourage their child's language skills. Registration begins on June 1.  Once registered, you will get access all summer to this program series - visit wichitalibrary.org/summerreading and we will send you the link and password. 
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Registration begins 5/19/2021 at 10:00 AM

Pantry STEAM

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Offsite
Zoom
Let’s make some pantry STEAM! Join us every other week for a video featuring a fun, educational activity that can be done with supplies and ingredients found in the everyday kitchen. STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, art, and math. For grades 3 through 5. 

This program will be held online via Zoom. A link to the program will be sent to your inbox the day before and the day of the program. The library will provide a limited number of kits to registered participants, starting 1 week before the program at the Advanced Learning Library. Feel free to register and join us without a kit if you have your own supplies:
-- paper
-- tea bag
-- marker
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Downloading E-Books

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Offsite
Zoom
Learn how to use Libby, the Library’s free digital e-book services. Have your digital reader or mobile device handy. Participants must have an active library card to use the digital collection. Registration is required; call 261-8500 or visit wichitalibrary.org/events to register online. This program will be held online via Zoom. A link to the program will be sent to your inbox the day before and the day of the program.
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Teen Topics: Traveling Wichita

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Offsite
Zoom
Need to get out of the house this summer? Get tips for getting around your community with city transit and person powered locomotion with bikes and walking. Learn how to plan trips on city transit, where to find bike trails, and more. For teens ages 12-18. Registration is required; call 261-8500 or register online. This program will be held online via Zoom. A link to the program will be sent to your inbox the day before and the day of the program.
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Learning Circle: The Science of Success

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Offsite
Zoom
Drawing on decades of scientific research, you will learn what the most successful people do differently than others, why IQ is not the most significant predictor of success (and can sometimes backfire), and why many commonly held beliefs hold people back from achieving their goals. You will learn many practical ideas that you can apply to your own life immediately.

Learning Circles are lightly facilitated study groups for learners who want to take online courses together. This Learning Circle meets weekly for 4 weeks, beginning June 2. The series is free, but registration is required. Call (316) 261-8500 or p2pu.org/wichita to register.
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Cuentos Bilingües/Bilingual Preschool Storytime

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Offsite
Log in and learn! 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 3-5. Registration begins on June 1.  Once registered, you will get access all summer to this program series - visit wichitalibrary.org/summerreading and we will send you the link and password. 
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Tanganyika Animal Ambassadors

2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
Rockwell
Meet some animal friends who live at the Tanganyika Wildlife Park. Children will learn about these creatures, including their natural habitat, how they live, and what makes them unique. For children ages 3-11.
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Children's Concert: Mr. Stinky Feet (Jim Cosgrove)

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Offsite
Naftzger Park
Location:  Naftzger Park, 601 E. Douglas

Rock the library with Kansas City kids' entertainer and author, Jim “Mr. Stinky Feet” Cosgrove. Come sing and dance during this high-energy, interactive show that will get the whole family rockin’. Check out Jim’s music, books, and videos at www.jimcosgrove.com. This program is designed for children ages 3-11 with their families and will be held at Naftzger Park in downtown Wichita. Families are invited to bring blankets or lawn chairs to view the concert, with social distancing observed.
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Children's Concert: Mr. Stinky Feet (Jim Cosgrove)

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Offsite
Clapp Park
Location:  Clapp Park, 4611 E. Harry

Rock the library with Kansas City kids' entertainer and author, Jim “Mr. Stinky Feet” Cosgrove. Come sing and dance during this high-energy, interactive show that will get the whole family rockin’. Check out Jim’s music, books, and videos at www.jimcosgrove.com. This program is designed for children ages 3-11 with their families and will be held at Clapp Park. Families are invited to bring blankets or lawn chairs to view the concert, with social distancing observed.
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