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Free programs offered at public library
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Great Bend Public Library, 1409 Williams, announced several upcoming programs for adults 18 and older.
Unless otherwise noted, events are free. Registration is sometimes recommended; for off-site registrations or information visit the website,, or call 792-2409.
The movie “Fury” will be shown at 7 p.m. Friday. North doors will open at 6:45 p.m. and close at 7:10 p.m. All movies include free water and popcorn.
“Online Safety” will be the subject of the next Tech Tuesday, at 3 p.m. on June 9. Registration is recommended.
The movie “Cinderella Man” will be shown at noon on June 10. It is open to all ages. It is the story of James Braddock, a supposedly washed-up boxer who came back to become a champion and an inspiration in the 1930s.
This movie event is one of many sports-themed programs offered this summer to highlight the Great Bend Public Library’s Argonne Rebels exhibit.
Weekly events in June include a Writer’s Corner at 5 p.m. on Wednesdays, where local writers are invited to share and discuss their work with others. Every Thursday night, the library hosts Magic: The Gathering. Casual gaming begins at 5 p.m. This group is open to anyone 16 and older, but players under 18 need parental consent.
A craft night called “DIY Calendars” starts at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 11. Participants will make their own calendars using picture frames and paint chips. Space is limited so registration is required.
Tech Tuesday will offer “Introduction to” at 3 p.m. on June 16. Registration is required.
In celebration of the library’s summer exhibit: “Argonne Rebels Drum & Bugle Corps,” the library will host a music event at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 19 on the front lawn. All ages are invited to enjoy some live Dixieland music and a watermelon feed.
This summer adults will have more chances to get crafty with Saturday Crafternoons. At 2 p.m. on June 20 the craft will be “Cookie Sheet Menus.” Registration is required.
The movie “Mortdecia” will be shown at 7 p.m. on June 20.
“Digital Camera Basics” will be taught at 3 p.m. on Tech Tuesday, June 23. Library staff will teach how pull pictures off of a camera, edit them and post them online. Registration is required.
The Open Book Club is holding a special meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 25. Dr. Kim Stanley from McPherson College will talk about “Born to Run,” by Christopher McDougall. This program is open to all ages and is underwritten by the Kansas Humanities Council in cooperation with the library’s Hometown Teams exhibit: Argonne Rebels: How Our Community Championed Its Youth.
June’s final Tech Tuesday, at 3 p.m. on June 30, is called “How to Google.” Registration required.