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Morning and evening citizenship classes starting
Teen Film Production club forming
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William Allen White Children’s Books
“The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch,” by Chris Barton
“Drowned City,” by Don Brown
“Funny Bones,” by Duncan Tonatiuh
“Poet,” by Don Tate
“Crenshaw,” by Katherine Applegate
“George,” by Alex Gino
“Fish in a Tree,” by Lynda Mullaly Hunt
“In the Footsteps of Crazy Horse,” by Joseph Marshall
“The Book Itch,” by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
“Lucky Strike,” by Bobbie Pyron
“Echo,” by Pam Munoz Ryan
“Roller Girl,” by Victoria Jamieson
“A Handful of Stars,” by Cynthia Lord
“Circus Mirandus,” by Cassie Beasley
“The War that Saved My Life,” by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley
“Took,” by Mary Downing Hahn

Kansas Notable Books
“Fast Food Sonnets: Poems,” by Dennis Etzel Jr.
“Ghost Sign: Poems from White Buffalo,” by Al Ortolani
“Green City,” by Allan Drummond
“Hero of the Empire,” by Candice Millard
“Hurt People,” by Cote Smith
“Ioway Life,” by Greg Olson
“The Last Wild Places of Kansas,” by George Frazier
“Lost and Gone Forever,” by Alex Grecian
“The Memory of Lemon,” by Judith Fertig
“Mike Torrez,” by Jorge Iber
“A Nest of Hornets,” by Robert Krenzel
“Never Enough Flamingos,” by Janelle Diller
“Phog,” by Scott Morrow Johnson
“Presenting Buffalo Bill,” by Candace Fleming
“The Small-Town Midwest,” by Julianne Couch

Happy holidays from the Great Bend Public Library!
Today, Friday, Dec. 15, through Sunday, Dec. 17, we have no scheduled events.
On Monday, Dec. 18, teens in grades 6 through 12 are welcome to come and work on homework or personal projects during the Quiet Study Session at 4 p.m. in the Teen Spot. No instructor will be present for Crochet at 6 p.m., but patrons are welcome to meet and work on their pieces in the Main Conference Room.
Anyone interested in Citizenship Classes may attend them on Tuesday, Dec. 19, in the Lower-Level Meeting Room. The morning class is offered at 10 a.m. and the evening class at 6 p.m. Visit the Information Desk at 3 p.m. for Open Tech Hour to ask questions about any devices, first come, first served. No registration is required. Book Club, open to adults age 18 and older, meets in the Magazine Area at 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 20, the 3D Printer Basics Class will be held in the Kansas Rooms. The class is open to anyone in grade 7 and older. Anyone grade 6 and younger must be accompanied by someone grade 7 and older. Registration is required, as seating for this class is limited. The Teen Movie will be shown in the Teen Spot at 4 p.m. for teens in grades 6 through 12. Bring the kids for Santa Family Storytime at 6:30 p.m. in the Children’s Area. Come have cookies and hear a story from Mr. and Mrs. Claus. Picture time will be available as well.
On Thursday, Dec. 21, no instructor will be present for Crochet at 3 p.m., but patrons are welcome to meet and work on their pieces in the Main Conference Room. The evening Citizenship Class will be held in the Lower-Level Meeting Room at 6 p.m.. Also at 6 p.m., teens in grades 6 through 12 are invited to the Teen Spot to unwind on the last day of the semester and enjoy an evening of pampering during the Teen Spa Day. Registration is limited.
Friday, Dec. 22, bring the family to see the Children’s Christmas Movie at 2 p.m. in the Children’s Area.
Teens in grades 6 through 12 are invited to join the Teen Film Production Club and make an original short film. Starting with Session One on January 10, the club will meet every Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.. To register, text @teenfil to 810810. Registration is limited.
To register for a program, please visit us online at, call us at (620) 792-2409, or visit us in person. Have a great day.

Haylee Huddleston is the Information Specialist at the Great Bend Public Library. She can be reached by email at