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Teen Spot focus is on coding this week
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Bring your kids Wednesday, Jan. 29, at 9:30 a.m. to the Great Bend Recreation Commission Activity Center, located at 2715 18th Street, for a special Storytime this week. After we read, sing, and dance together, you can go have fun in the gym or Backyard Playground until 11 a.m.

Fuse art and technology with the Binary Keychains we’re making in the Teen Spot on Thursday, Jan. 30, at 6 p.m. Use binary code and perler beads to convert your name into art for your keyring or bag (no coding experience required). Supplies are limited; first come, first served. If you enjoy stories that cover the subject of computer coding, check out these young adult fiction titles: Girl Gone Viral by Arvin Ahmadi, Warcross by Marie Lu, and Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff.

Upcoming Events

Monday, Jan. 27

6 p.m.: Crochet club

Tuesday, Jan. 28

9:30 a.m.: Baby Bounce Class (Children)

10:30 a.m.: Storytime Class (Children)

5 p.m. - 6 p.m.: Tech Tuesday (Adults)

Wednesday, Jan. 29

9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Storytime at the GBRC Activity Center (Children)

Thursday, Jan. 30

3:30 p.m.: Read with Luna (Children)

6 p.m.: Crazy 8s Club (Children K-5th)

6 p.m.: Binary Keychains (Teens)

6 p.m.: Baby Bounce Class (Children)

6:30 p.m.: Storytime Class (Children)

Have you started working on filing your 2019 taxes? The library has copies of the Federal 1040 and 1040-SR forms, and you can use our public-access computers to print additional forms or “webfile” your State taxes through the Kansas Department of Revenue’s official website ( If you would like to set up an appointment with a group of trained volunteers to assist with tax preparation, call RSVP at 620-792-1614.

Save the dates for these February highlights: Genealogy “Land Ho!” Presentation on Saturday, Feb. 8, for adults; Cupcake Wars on Tuesday, Feb. 11, for teens; Beekeeping 101 on Saturday, Feb. 15, for all ages; and a Stuffed Animal Sleepover from Friday, Feb. 20, to Saturday, Feb. 21, for children.

For more details about upcoming events or to register for a program, search for “Great Bend Public Library” on Facebook or Instagram, or visit our website (

Haylee Huddleston is a Teen Services librarian at the Great Bend Public Library. She can be reached by email at