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Pollinator Party
Join The Great Plains Nature Center for a fun filled day featuring pollinators, including our state insect the honey bee, and enjoy fun pollinator crafts and activities.
Saturday, September 14, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., The Great Plains Nature Center, 6232 E. 29th St. N.
Kanza Kids
Youth will discuss the Big Read companion books and trees in the local area. We will use one of the discovery boxes from Great Plains Natures Center to identify different trees and then make zipper pulls from tree cookies.
Wednesday, October 2, 4:30-5:30 p.m., McConnell AFB Youth Center
Craftaholics, Anonymous
Discuss the life and science of Hope Jahren and while making mason jar terrariums.
Friday, October 4, 6-8 p.m., McConnell AFB Library, 53476 Wichita St. Bldg. 412
Farm Bureau
Learn about strawberries and how they grow.
Saturday, October 5, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Clearwater Public Library, 109 E. Ross
Film: Madame Curie
Madame Curie is a film about the struggle of a talented woman (Marie Curie) to be accepted by the scientific community as she and her husband Pierre painstaking research throughout the years the discovery of radium.
Saturday, October 5, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Advanced Learning Library, 711 W. 2nd
Film: Hidden Figures
Hidden Figures is the true, inspiring story of three African-American women mathematicians serving as the brains behind the NASA launch of John Glenn into space.
Saturday, October 5, 1-3 p.m., Advanced Learning Library, 711 W. 2nd
Finding Your Story
Everyday occurrences are the basis for memoir and journal writing in this workshop presented by Aspen Black and Kerry Grombacher — experienced authors, editors, songwriters, and storytellers. Find inspiration in the sights, sounds, objects, people, and places you experience. Aspen and Kerry will give you tools to help you focus your attention on your surroundings and your history. They’ll help you find ways to express your thoughts and feelings through a combination of discussions and hands-on writing exercises. Registration is required, beginning August 1; call 261-8511 or register online.
Saturday, October 5, 1-3 p.m., Advanced Learning Library, 711 W. 2nd
Preschool Story Time
Preschoolers will read the companion books to the Big Read and talk about plant science. Then, we will "draw" a plant using vegetables and other foods and then plant seeds to take home.
Tuesday, October 8, 10-11 a.m., McConnell AFB Library, 53476 Wichita St. Bldg. 412
Senior Wednesday: Scandinavian Music
In honor of the NEA Big Read: Wichita author’s Norwegian heritage, we will be celebrating the music, dance, and culture of the Norwegian people. Join us for a tribute to the Land of the Midnight Sun.
Wednesday, October 9, 2-3 p.m., Advanced Learning Library, 711 W. 2nd
Tap the Magic Tree
Did you know talking about trees improves early literacy? Really — find out how, at this special storytime using crafts and activities based on Tap the Magic Tree, a companion book to the adult Big Read, Lab Girl.
Thursday, October 10, 10:30-11 a.m., Evergreen Branch Library, 2601 N. Arkansas
Care for the Creation
Natural resources are not only vitally important to the economy of Kansas, they have contributed mightily to the quality of life for generations of Kansans. As these resources face unprecedented challenges, people of faith are leading efforts to advocate for what they call “creation care.” These faith communities are looking for common ground to respond to what they agree is a threat to the world that they believe God entrusted to them as stewards. This program will tell a diverse range of stories, geographically and religiously, about creation care in Kansas. Presented by Aaron Barnhart; Co-sponsored by Humanities Kansas.
Friday, October 11, 6-7 p.m., Clearwater Public Library, 109 E. Ross
Choose Your Own Science Adventure
Engage in hands-on science activities and learn more about biology, horticulture, engineering, animal science, food science, technology and other STEM-related fields. This event for youth age 9+ and families is sponsored by K-State Research and Extension — Sedgwick County and Kansas State University.
Saturday, October 12, 1-5 p.m., Advanced Learning Library, 711 W. 2nd
Nature Journaling with Project-Based Learning
Naturalists from The Great Plains Nature Center will guide students through the journaling process while exploring Oak Park. After the field trip students will revise and publish their work. Not a public event.
Wednesday, October 16, 8 a.m.-3:10 p.m., Marshall Middle School & Oak Park
Refuel 22
Youth will discuss the Big Read companion books and trees in the local area. We will use one of the discovery boxes from Great Plains Natures Center to identify different trees working with or base biologist.
Wednesday, October 16, 4:30-5:30 p.m., McConnell AFB Youth Center
Harold and his Honey Bees
Information coming soon.
Thursday, October 17, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Clearwater Public Library, 109 E. Ross
Harold and his Honey Bees
Information coming soon.
Thursday, October 17, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Clearwater Public Library, 109 E. Ross
3rd Thursday Book Club
We're reading Lab Girl at this regularly scheduled meeting of Newton Public Library's 3rd Thursday Book Club.
Thursday, October 17, 7-8 p.m., Newton Public Library, 720 N. Oak
Leaf Art
Delight in the beauty of nature and get creative by making art with plants. Learn about different types of blossoms and leaves.
Friday, October 18, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Alford Branch Library, 3447 S. Meridian
Big Read Book Club
Kids ages 9-12 are invited to chat and share about the Big Read companion title The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate. Explore the themes of the Big Read with the story of Calpurnia, a young girl living in Texas in 1899 with six brothers, a grandfather who gives her the gift of observing nature, and a mother who's determined to get Callie out of the mud and into a corset. Callie's misadventures in growing up will engage readers and inspire them to keep a close eye on what's growing in their own backyards! Books will be available for pickup at the Children's Pavilion desk starting September 15.
Monday, October 21, 2:30-4 p.m., Advanced Learning Library, 711 W. 2nd
Tuesday Topics: GMOs
What does it mean to be genetically modified vs. the traditional hybrid methods? What are the advantages and disadvantages of GMO and non-GMO methods? How does it affect our food? What are the effects on the environment? Join us as we hear from Dr. Harold Trick, Professor of Plant Pathology at Kansas State University and Gail Fuller, a farmer who changed from using GMO methods to non-GMO methods. Doors open at 11:30 a.m. Bring a lunch or purchase one at Reverie Roasters at the Library. Co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters Wichita-Metro.
Tuesday, October 22, Noon-1 p.m., Advanced Learning Library, 711 W. 2nd
Living Successfully with Bipolar and Other Mental Illness
Join us for a discussion about the challenge mental illness sets for those affected, how to manage it successfully and how family and friends can support those who face these issues. Co-sponsored by COMCARE.
Tuesday, October 22, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Alford Branch Library, 3447 S. Meridian
STEM Club
Youth will discuss the Big Read companion books and trees in the local area. We will use one of the discovery boxes from Great Plains Natures Center to identify different trees. The Library will collect seed pods and plants to explore.
Monday, October 28, 4:30-5:30 p.m., McConnell AFB Youth Center
Brown Bag Book Discussion
Bring a lunch and join us for a brown bag discussion of Lab Girl.
Wednesday, October 30, Noon-1:30 p.m., Andover Public Library, 1511 E. Central
Tap the Magic Tree Preschool Storytime
After reading Tap the Magic Tree, preschoolers can exercise their imaginations and get ready for reading with fun rhymes, songs, puppets, movement activities and stories. The 25 minute program is followed by a craft time that coordinates with the tree theme.
Wednesday, November 6, 10:30-11:20 a.m., Andover Public Library, 1511 E. Central
Tap the Magic Tree Preschool Storytime
After reading Tap the Magic Tree, preschoolers can exercise their imaginations and get ready for reading with fun rhymes, songs, puppets, movement activities and stories. The 25 minute program is followed by a craft time that coordinates with the tree theme.
Thursday, November 7, 1:30-2:20 p.m., Andover Public Library, 1511 E. Central
Library Gardening
Information coming soon.
Friday, November 22, 10-11 a.m., Clearwater Public Library, 109 E. Ross
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