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Library announces new programs
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This coming week’s events at the Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams St., include 2014’s first Day o’Stuff, at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, in the Teen Department. Students in grades 7-12 are invited to bring an old T-shirt and transform it into something else, said Jennifer King, marketing director.
The library will also offer a free class, Introduction to Computers, at 1 p.m. Tuesday. Pre-registration is required and can be done at the library or online. For more information visit the library’s website at or call 792-2409.
Donna Krug, Barton County family & consumer science agent, will lead a program at noon Thursday, Jan. 16. The program title is “Hoarding: The Impact of Compulsive Keepers.” According to the International Obsessive-Cumpulsive Behavior (OCD) Foundation, between 700,000 and 1.4 million people in the United States exhibit compulsive hoarding behavior. Krug will share the risk factors as well as the solutions to this serious problem. This presentation will take place in the library’s Lower Level Meeting Room and is open to anyone who wishes to attend.
Looking ahead, the library will be closed Monday, Jan. 20, for continuing education.
Another free computer class, Internet Basics, will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 21.
The Open Book Club will meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 23. This month the club is reading “Bleeding Kansas” by Sara Paretsky. This club is open to anyone who wishes to join.