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Library taking food for fines in December
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The Great Bend Public Library is once again holding Food for Fines to support the local food bank. All December, patrons can bring in one non-perishable food item for every $1 in late fines on library materials. Food may be dropped off inside the library anytime during library hours.
YA/Marketing Librarian Jennifer King said several events are planned for December.
The library will offer its last free technology class of 2014 at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 2. The class will cover the ins and outs of online shopping. Pre-registration is required and must be completed 2 hours prior to the start of class. Anyone may register either in the library or online.
The Food for Thought Book Club meets at noon Wednesday, Dec. 3. This month’s book club pick is “Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet” by Jamie Ford. Everyone is welcome to bring their lunch and spend their break discussing books.
The Open Book Club meets at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 18. This month’s book club pick is “Life After Life” by Kate Atkinson.
The library’s Magic the Gathering gaming group meets at 5 p.m. on Thursdays. Participants must be 18 or older to attend.
Friday, Dec. 5, will be movie day, with a Children’s Movie at 4 p.m. and the Adults Night Out Movie at 7 p.m. For the evening movie, “A Madea Christmas,” the north library doors will be open from 6:45-7:10 p.m.; participants must be adults 18 or older.
The annual Tree Trimming Party in the Children’s Department will be at 7 p.m. on Dec. 11.
The Adults Night Out Craft takes place at 6 p.m. on Thursday, December 11. This month is devoted to holiday crafts. Participants will be making a Peppermint Sugar Scrub and a Mod Podge Tiered Platter. The event is free, but pre-registration is required.
The library will be closed for the holidays on Dec. 24-25 and Dec. 31 and Jan. 1. It will also be closed Monday, Dec. 8, for building maintenance.
Find more information or preregister for classes at the library website,, or call 620-792-2409.