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Books and Reading



FOREVER YOUNG ADULT BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP

The Forever Young Adult book club is an informal monthly meeting designed to bring together teen and adult readers to discuss young adult fiction. Just because they're called "young adult" books doesn't mean they're only for young readers. The stories in YA fiction speak to readers young and old. So whether you are the target audience (young adults) or you just enjoy the stories, come join in on the fun! For one book selection each semester, we will discuss the book and view its movie adaptation.

Ages/Grades: High school age and adults
Time(s): 7:00 p.m. (except February 14 at 6:30 p.m.)
Day(s): Wednesdays
Place: Library Corner, 238 W. 8th Street (except Febuary in library meeting room)
Cost: None
Date(s): 

Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library


Hot Reads for Cold Nights – A Winter Reading Program for Adults

Be transported to warm locations, witness sizzling romances, and read the newest and hottest books by participating in our winter reading program for adults. Prizes are awarded to those who complete four, six, and eight items. In addition to print titles and audio books, e-books count toward the completion of your reading goal. Random drawings also provide other opportunities to win. Sign up in person or online at www.jclib.org.

Ages/Grades:High School age and Adults
Place: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library
Cost: None
Date(s):January 8 - March 4
Registration deadline: Ongoing
Sponsored by: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library

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LADIES OF THE NIGHT BOOK DISCUSSION GROUP

Ladies of the Night is an informal monthly discussion group whose members read books featuring strong female characters, many who have overcome adversity; books that focus on relationships and the bonding/unifying experience of women; and books that explore the positive aspects of women's lives. In other words, books written by, for, and about women.

Ages/Grades: High school age and adults
Time(s): 7:00 p.m. (6:30 p.m. on January 8)
Day(s): Mondays
Place: Library Corner, 238 W. 8th Street (except June in library meeting room)
Cost: None
Date(s):

Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library


MAHOGANY READERS

Mahogany Readers is a monthly discussion group open to anyone who wants to read and discuss books written by African-American authors, particularly urban and Christian fiction as well as the occasional African-American classic. Discussions are conducted in a friendly, informal manner that involves the sharing of ideas, feelings, experiences, and food.

Ages/Grades: Adults
Time(s): 7:00 p.m. (6:30 on January 4)
Day(s): First Thursday of each month
Place: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library (except November at a location to be announced)
Cost: None
Date(s):

Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library


MYSTERY CLUB

There are no usual suspects in this semester's selected readings for the Mystery Club. Each of the titles has a unique take on the genre that keeps members turning the pages into the wee hours.

Ages/Grades: High school age and adults
Time(s): 7:00 p.m.
Day(s): 2nd Tuesday of each month
Place:  Library Corner, 238 W. 8th Street
Cost: None
Date(s):

Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library


Talk About Literature in Kansas (TALK)

Spring Theme: A Woman's Place What is a woman's place? Who decides? We have been talking about women's roles in our society for centuries now, and the books in this series reflect that dialogue. Each author looks at the way women develop personal strength of character while dealing with society's or loved ones' perceptions of what they should be. TALK is a program designed for those who enjoy reading and talking about books. The sessions are informal, and readers may share their ideas or simply sit back and enjoy the discussions. TALK books can be checked out at the library's front desk approximately one month before each discussion date. TALK is co-sponsored by the Kansas Humanities Council

Ages/Grades: Adults
Time(s): 7:00 p.m.
Day(s): Second Mondays
Place:  Dorothy Bramlage Public Library
Cost: None
Date(s):

Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library


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Business and Finance


Child Care Licensing Orientation

The goal of the Child Care Licensing Program is to reduce the risk of predictable harm to children while in out-of-home settings and to provide information to those interested in becoming licensed child care providers. The orientation discusses all information pertinent for obtaining a license including training requirements, licensing requirements, etc. It is also a time for prospective providers to bring questions or concerns for discussion.

Ages/Grades: Adults
Time(s): 6-8pm
Day(s): First Thursday of each month
Place: Library Corner, 238 W. 8th Street, Junction City
Cost: None
Date(s): January 4, February 1, March 1, April 5, May 3
Registration deadline: Call 785-776-4779, ext. 7678 to pre-register
Sponsored by: Riley County Health Department


ESTATE PLANNING 101

In this presentation, we'll take a look at some general estate planning concepts and strategies. While there's no such thing as an "one fits all" estate plan, this overview may assist you in thinking about your own estate planning needs, and may help you in determining whether you might benefit from working with a financial planning professional.

Ages/Grades: Adults
Time(s): 6:30pm
Day(s): Monday
Place: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library
Cost: None
Date(s): April 30
Registration deadline: April 29
Sponsored by: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library


INVESTING 101

In this presentation, we are going to discuss the basics of investment planning. We'll start by discussing some fundamental investment concepts. Then we will review some of the investment options that are available to you, and consider some general investment strategies. Finally, we'll spend some time discussing how you might go about allocating your investment dollars.

Ages/Grades: Adults
Time(s): 6:30pm
Day(s): Monday
Place: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library
Cost: None
Date(s): Feb 19th
Registration deadline: Feb 18th
Sponsored by: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library


PROTECT YOUR IDENTITY

Identity theft and fraud affect millions of Americans each year. How can you protect yourself? What steps can you take if someone steals your identity? What are your rights? Come to this informational program where you will receive answers to all of these questions, and more.

Ages/Grades: Adults
Time(s): 6:30pm
Day(s): Monday
Place: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library
Cost: None
Date(s): March 26
Registration deadline: March 25
Sponsored by: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library


RESUME REFRESH – CLASS & WORKSHOP

Whether you're starting a job search or seeking to change positions, most employers will request a resume. This class will cover the basics of building a resume and the dos and don'ts. Then students will have time to type up or work on their resume and ask questions. Students will need basic computer skills and a written or printed version of their job and education history.

Ages/Grades: Adults
Time(s): 6:30pm
Day(s): Thursday, February 22 or Monday April 16
Place: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library
Cost: None
Registration deadline: By closing on the day prior to each class
Sponsored by: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library


SEARCH FOR UNCLAIMED PROPERTY

The State Treasurer's Office of Kansas is currently safeguarding millions of dollars in unclaimed property including cash, bank accounts, wages, stocks, dividends, insurance benefit, refunds, safety deposit box contents, and more. People move and forget to leave a forwarding address, so losing sight of property can happen to anyone. It is the Treasurer's job to reunite rightful owners and heirs with these unclaimed assets, and there is no cost to search and claim your rightful property. Staff members from the Treasurer's office will be at the library to assist you with your search – date and time to be announced.

Ages/Grades: Adults
Time/Day/Dates: To Be Announced
Place: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library
Cost: None
Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library


SHRED YOUR PERSONAL DOCUMENTS @ THE LIBRARY

Each year individuals and households accumulate many personal financial and health documents which require secure disposal to prevent Identity Theft. The library is partnering with Document Resources, a Division of Underground Vaults & Storage, to offer a FREE shed day to dispose of the general public's personal documents and files. (Documents from businesses will not be accepted, please bring only personal and household materials to the event). There is a limit of 5 boxes or bags per household.

Ages/Grades: Adults
Time(s): 10:00 a.m. - Noon
Day(s): Saturday
Place: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library
Cost: None
Date(s): April 14
Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library


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Computers


EXCEL 101

Excel spreadsheets can be used to efficiently and quickly manage, sort, and organize data and therefore have many practical, everyday applications. You can create address and contact lists, track your expenses, balance your checkbook, and more. This class will give an overview of Microsoft's Excel program including vocabulary, sizing columns and rows, formatting cells, and how to use the Formula Bar and AutoSum. Students need basic mouse and keyboarding skills for this class.

Ages/Grades: Adults
Day(s)/Time(s)/Date(s): 

    Wednesdays:
  • 1:00 p.m., January 31
  • 7:00 p.m., February 28
  • 1:00 p.m., March 28
  • 7:00 p.m., April 18
Place: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library
Cost: None
Registration deadline: By closing on the day prior to each class
Sponsored by: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library


HOT TOPICS: CYBER SECURITY

Did you know that 1 out of every 3 Americans are affected by a cyber-attack every year? Sadly, many of these attacks could have been prevented if users possessed the right knowledge and had security preventions in place. In this session of hot topics we will discuss types of threats and the ways in which we can prevent and identify malware/malicious software so we can lower our chances of being a victim.

Presenter: Johnathan Lenfestey, Library Technical Support Specialist
Ages/Grades: High Schoolers & Adults
Day(s)/Time(s)/Date(s): 7pm Tues. Feb 27th
Place: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library
Cost: None
Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library


PC TUNE-UP

Personal Computers (PCs) are a little like cars. We take our cars in for oil changes, tire rotations, tune-ups, etc. We perform small maintenance to avoid bigger problems down the road. Similarly there are things we can do with our PCs that can make them run more efficiently and prevent them from getting bogged down. In this class, we'll look at the tools and methods you can use to keep your PC/Laptop running smoothly.

Ages/Grades: Adults
Date(s):
1:00 p.m., January 24
7:00 p.m., April 25

Place: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library
Cost: None
Registration deadline: By closing on the day prior to each class
Sponsored by: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library


PUZZLED ABOUT TECHNOLOGY? ONE-ON-ONE INSTRUCTION AVAILABLE AT YOUR LIBRARY

Is technology leaving you behind? Do you want to brush up your computer skills? Would you like tips on the best way to do research or find what you need online? If so, call the library to schedule one-on-one instruction with a member of the library's reference staff. We are available to assist you with: Basic Computer Skills Includes basic computer operation, navigating with a mouse, setting up and using an e-mail account, and beginning word processing. Getting the Most out of Library-Offered Databases Includes instruction on AtoZ Databases, Lynda.com, Learning Express, Mango Languages and research-based online options available through the State Library of Kansas. My Device 411 Receive assistance with your new smartphone, tablet, or e-reader. Learn how to use your device or use it more efficiently. Find out how to select, use and close apps, and discover how to checkout free e-books, movies, and music for your devices. Also learn about the digital resources that the library offers through Hoopla and Sunflower eLibrary.

Ages/Grades: Adults
Day(s)/Time(s)/Date(s): Call 785-238-4311 to schedule a session (Note: One-on-One Basic Computer Skills is only available 8:15 to 9:00 a.m., Monday - Thursday)
Place: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library
Cost: None
Registration deadline: none
Sponsored by: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library


SMARTPHONE AND TABLET ASSISTANCE

Having trouble with your smartphone or tablet? Want to get better acquainted with your digital device (without feeling embarrassed)? The Dorothy Bramlage Public Library offers a free service assisting individuals on their smart devices and helping them learn the major functions of that device from setting up email to downloading applications. Please come in or call us at 785-238-4311 and we will set up a time to work with you.

Ages/Grades: Adults
Day(s)/Time(s)/Date(s): By appointment
Place: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library
Cost: None
Sponsored by: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library


WORD 101

Microsoft Word is a word-processing software used to write letters, make lists, take notes, create resumes, generate invoices, etc. And even if you are not planning on doing a lot of writing, word processing will come in handy when you are composing an email. This class will provide you with the information you need to use Microsoft Word to: copy, cut, and paste; to underline, center, change font sizes and styles; to save your documents, and use spell check. Students need basic mouse and keyboarding skills for this class.

Ages/Grades: Adults
Time(s):/Date(s):
1:00 p.m., February 19
7:00 p.m., April 23
Place: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library
Cost: None
Registration deadline: By closing on the day prior to each class
Sponsored by: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library


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Creative Arts


BARN QUILT BLOCK CLASS

Learn the history of one of America's treasures and make your own Barn Quilt Block at the class. All the supplies you will need are provided. Please bring snacks and/or lunch with drinks.

Instructor:  Helen Haynes
Ages/Grades: Adults
Time(s): 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Day(s): Fourth Saturday of each month
Place: Hobby Haven, 716 North Adams
Cost: $40.00
Date(s): January 27, February 24, March 24, April 28
Registration deadline: Two weeks prior to each class including payment of the materials fee. Students may register at the library or at Hobby Haven.
Sponsored by: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library


BASKET MAKING

Students will learn the basic techniques of basket weaving by completing a project each time the class meets. This is also an excellent opportunity for anyone who wants to renew or hone their weaving skills. Class size is limited, so register early.

Instructor: Helen Haynes, owner of Hobby Haven, has over 24 years of basket weaving experience.
Ages/Grades: Ages 15 and older. Anyone under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult.
Time(s): 6:00–9:00 p.m. (ending time approximate)
Place: Hobby Haven, 716 North Adams
Cost: Materials fee varies with each project
Date(s):
Friday, January 19: Bread Basket with Cloth - $20 (bring 2 colors coordinating fabric 45"wide)
Monday, February 12: Heart Basket - $18
Monday, March 5: Easter Basket - $20
Monday, April 23: Carry All basket - $25
Registration deadline: Two weeks prior to each class date including payment of the materials fee
Sponsored by: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library


CARDS2U – CARD MAKING WITH DONNA

Donna developed a love of scrapbooking while still on active duty with the Air Force, and as her family grew, so did the need for more scrapbooks. In 2015, she began her Cards2U business, and she makes a huge variety of cards from artists like Heartfelt Creations, Elizabeth Crafts, Concord and 9th, Alt E New, and Gina Marie. She now shares her passion with the community by offering card making classes at Hobby Haven.

Ages/Grades: Teens and Adults
Place: Hobby Haven, 716 North Adams
Cost: $15.00. All materials will be provided, and each student will make 3 to 4 cards per class.
Date(s):
6pm:
January 4 - Funny Bones Button Cards
February 1 - HFC Valentine Cards
March 1 - Easter Layered/Fold Out Cards
April 5 - Canvas Painting Project
Registration deadline: One week prior to each class including materials fee payment. Students may register at the library or at Hobby Haven.Two weeks prior to each class date including materials fee payment (except June class on 5/30 due to Memorial Day holiday)
Sponsored by: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library


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GEM STUDIOS PAINTING CLASSES

Painting classes for all ages are offered at GEM Studios, 815 N. Jefferson Street. Cost, dates, projects etc. vary depending upon the class. More information and registration is available at www.gemstudiosjc.com.

Sponsored by: GEM Studios


KNITTING FOR BEGINNERS

In this class you will learn the basics of knitting: casting on, knitting, purling, and binding off.  You will be provided with tips that will help you to successfully create knitting projects.

Instructor: Sue Carpenter
Ages/Grades: Adults
Time(s): 1:00 p.m.
Days(s): Third Saturday of the month
Place: Hobby Haven, 716 North Adams
Cost: $10 per class
Date(s): January 20, February 17, March 17, April 21
Registration deadline: One week prior to each class including payment of the materials fee. Students may register at the library or at Hobby Haven.
Sponsored by: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library


MIXED MEDIA CANVAS ART CLASS

Learn how to use several mixed media techniques—stenciling, layering, stamping, various texture applications, gesso basics, decoupage and more. In each class you will create a themed 8" x 16" canvas that is ready to hang in your home or give as a gift. No prior experience is required and all supplies will be provided except pattern papers which allow you to customize to your own preference and décor.

Instructor: Heather Scott
Ages/Grades: Adults
Time(s): 6:30 p.m.
Days(s): Fridays
Place: Hobby Haven, 716 North Adams
Cost: $25
Date(s): 
Saturday, January 13
Friday, February 23
Friday, March 9
Saturday, April 14
Registration deadline: Two weeks prior to each class date including material fees payment
Sponsored by: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library


TATTING—MAKING LACE

Tatting is a Victorian method of crafting handcrafted lace. It is constructed by creating a series of knots and loops on a tatting shuttle or tatting needles. Join us to learn this ageless technique.

Instructor: Sue Carpenter is an experienced tatter who learned how to tat from her grandmother at the age of eight.
Ages/Grades: Adults
Time(s): 1:00 p.m.
Days(s): Saturdays
Place: Hobby Haven, 716 North Adams
Cost: $10 per class
Date(s): August 26, September 23, October 28, and December 2
Registration deadline: One week prior to each class including materials fee payment
Sponsored by: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library


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Creative Free Time


GENEALOGY WEBSITES FOR BEGINNERS

Research your family history online without using Ancestry.com. Learn tips and strategies that will assist you in searching through millions of genealogical records including census, military, birth, and death records. Family history searches will be conducted using various free online sources. Students are welcome to bring their own laptops to the class.

Ages/Grades: Adults
Dates(s): 7PM February 13 or 7PM April 10 Place: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library
Cost: None
Registration deadline: By closing on the day prior to each class
Sponsored by: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library


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GETTING ORGANIZED

Drowning in papers, mail or clutter? Is your email inbox spilling at the seams? Learn some ways to organize your files. Paper or electronic, there are things we need and don't need. Bring your laptop if you would like help organizing your personal files. Bring your email login information (username and password) so we can clean up your inbox and set it up to stop the tons of junk mail flooding your account. We will have handouts with tips to de-clutter, organizing your computer and files, decluttering your email, documents that every person must have, and a table of how long to keep important documents and what can be tossed.

Ages/Grades: Adults
Dates(s): 7:00 p.m., February 8
1:00 p.m., April 12
Place: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library
Cost: None
Registration deadline: By closing on the day prior to each class
Sponsored by: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library


HOT TOPICS: FREEDOM OF SPEECH

How does the first amendment address 'Freedom of Speech?' What rights does it guarantee? What types of speech does it not protect? How are social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter regulated under the first amendment? What is going on?

Ages/Grades: High school age and adults
Dates(s): 6:30pm April 11
Place: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library
Cost: None
Registration deadline: none
Sponsored by: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library


JUNCTION CITY CHESS CLUB

Are you new to the game of Chess? Are you an experienced player looking to expand your knowledge? Join us Tuesday nights at 7:00 p.m. All ages and experience levels are welcome to come play.

Ages/Grades: All ages
Time(s): 7:00–9:00 p.m.
Day(s): Tuesdays
Place: GEM Studios, 815 N. Jefferson Street
Cost: None
Date(s): Ongoing
Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by: GEM Studios


WRITERS' WORKSHOP

Bring your tablet or legal pad. Write with others, get feedback, and get answers for your self-publishing questions. Class will be led by Matthew J. Olson.

Ages/Grades: Teenagers–Adults
Time(s): 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Day(s): First Thursday of each month
Place: Arts Council offices, C. L. Hoover Opera House
Cost: $5 per class
Date(s): Ongoing
Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by: Junction City Arts Council


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Fitness and nutrition


FITNESS CENTER

Our Fitness Center features PACE equipment that is hydraulic and adjustable with dial controls. This equipment accommodates a wide range of fitness levels at the same time and prevents you from hitting a plateau. Hydraulic circuit training has great fitness benefits and you will lose inches and tone up fast. Seniors, women, and men can all benefit from this facility! Call 785-238-7529 for additional information.

Ages/Grades: Ages 16 and over
Days/Time(s)::
Monday - Friday
7:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Place: 12th Street Community Center
Cost:
$3.00 per visit or $25.00 for a 20 punch activity card
Ages 55 and over: $2.00 per visit or $15 for a 20 punch activity card
Date(s) Ongoing
Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by Junction City Parks and Recreation Department


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Pilates

This is a body conditioning course that seeks to build flexibility, strength, endurance, and coordination without adding muscle bulk. In addition, Pilates increases circulation and helps to sculpt the body and strengthen the body's core.

Ages/Grades: Ages 12 and over
Time(s): 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Day(s): Tuesdays and Thursdays
Place: 12th Street Community Center
Cost: $3.00 per visit or $25.00 for a 20 punch activity card Ages 55 and over: $2.00 per visit or $15 for a 20 punch activity card
Date(s): Class begins January 2
Registration deadline: Ongoing
Sponsored by: Junction City Parks and Recreation Department


WALK 4 FITNESS

Join us to walk toward physical fitness and a healthy lifestyle. Walkers are encouraged to use our full-sized gymnasium. Just 12 laps around the gym equals one mile. Come down to enjoy the controlled climate!

Ages/Grades: All ages
Time(s): 7:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Day(s): Monday - Friday
Place: 12th Street Community Center
Cost: None
Date(s): Ongoing
Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by: Junction City Parks and Recreation Department


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YOGA

This Vinyasa slow flow yoga class is 50 minutes long, and features easy, low back stretches, feel-good hip openers, and gentle knee and core strengtheners. Yoga can help increase flexibility and strength while relieving stress. Beginners welcome! (Free childcare provided for kids ages 2 and older.)

Ages/Grades: Ages 16 and over
Time(s): 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. & 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Day(s): Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
Place: 12th Street Community Center
Cost:
$3.00 per visit or $25.00 for a 20 punch activity card Ages 55 and over: $2.00 per visit or $15 for a 20 punch activity card
Registration deadline: none.
Sponsored by: Junction City Parks and Recreation Department


ZUMBA

The Zumba program is an effective, exhilarating, Latin-inspired, easy-to-follow, calorie-burning dance fitness-party. You will receive a progressive core workout, full-body cardio and strength training, and have a stress-relieving, energy-producing fitness experience.

Ages/Grades: Ages 12 and older
Time(s): 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Day(s): Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
Place: 12th Street Community Center
Cost:
$3.00 per class or $25.00 for a 20 punch activity card
Ages 55 and over: $2.00 per visit or $15 for a 20 punch activity card
Date(s): Ongoing. Call 785-238-7529 for additional class information.
Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by: Junction City Parks and Recreation Department


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Holidays and special events


Arts In The Park

On the first Saturday in June Heritage Park is filled with artists, crafters and other vendors and entertainment in this annual event.

Ages/Grades: All ages
Time(s):10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
Day(s): Saturday
Place: Heritage Park
Cost: None
Date(s): June 2
Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by: Junction City Arts Council

EAGLE DAY

Take a guided bus tour and view Bald Eagles as they soar above Milford Lake or watch them as they sit in the tall Cottonwood trees along the lake's shore. Learn about nesting eagles in Kansas and watch the 'Live Eagle' program. Children can visit the Kids' Tent for activities and crafts. Free entrance to Milford State Park for all vehicles.

Ages/Grades: All ages
Time(s):  9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Day(s):  Saturday
Place: Milford Nature Center
Cost: None
Date(s): Jan 20th
Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by: Milford Nature Center


1ST INFANTRY DIVISION BAND SPRING CONCERT

The 1st Infantry Division Band is the musical ambassador for the United States' premier fighting force. Enjoy a variety of music as the 1st ID Band entertains you with light overtures, marches, show tunes and big band music of the 40s and 50s.

Ages/Grades: All ages
Time(s):  6:30 p.m.
Day(s):  Thursday
Place: C. L. Hoover Opera House
Cost: None
Date(s): May 24
Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by: C. L. Hoover Opera House


FRIENDS OF ANIMALS PET FAIR

The Pet Fair is a fundraising activity for the local animal shelter and the Friends of Animals. Activities include booths with pet-related items, activities and contests for both people and pets, raffles, a pet walk, food, veterinarian's service, and more! All proceeds are used for pet rescue.

Ages/Grades: All ages
Time(s):  9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Day(s):  Saturday
Place: 4H/Senior Citizens Building
Cost: There is a small entry fee to attend that covers the cost of event participation and lunch. All proceeds are used for pet rescue.
Date(s): May 5
Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by: Friends of Animals


JUNCTION CITY LITTLE THEATER

Join us at the C.L. Hoover Opera House for the 2017-2018 season.
Date(s): Lend Me a Tenor February 23 & 24 at 7:30 p.m. February 25 at 2:00 p.m.
The Wizard of Oz April 20, 21, 27, & 28 @ 7:30pm April 22 and 29 at 2:00 p.m. (Auditions February 25 & 26, Montgomery Rehearsal Hall)
Summer Theater for Youth May 7 - Applications due May 25 - Summer Theater begins

RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE

Donating blood ensures that a supply is available when it is needed the most. Just one pint can save up to three lives! For additional information, contact Chrissy Fink at 785-210-3329 or cfink@gchks.org

Time(s):  9:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Place: Women's Center Conference Room, Geary Community Hospital
Cost: none
Date(s): 
Thursday, March 1
Wednesday, May 16
Wednesday, July 18
Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by: Geary Community Hospital


SMITHSONIAN WATER/WAYS EXHIBIT GRAND OPENING

The Geary County Historical Society invites you to the Grand Opening Ceremony for the Smithsonian Water/Ways Traveling Exhibit. Junction City is honored by being chosen as one of seven towns in the state of Kansas to host and showcase this awesome event. Water/Ways focuses on the numerous relationships between people and water. How has water shaped our history and traditions? How does it impact our daily life? What does the future hold for water? The exhibit, which is possible thanks to a grant from the Kansas Humanities Council, will be in Geary County from January 6 - February 18. As part of Water/Ways, we are also doing a Geary County focused water exhibit, SubMerged, which will look at how floods impacted our community and led to the construction of the Milford Lake Dam. There will also be a ribbon cutting and guest speaker.

Time(s):  1:30 p.m..
Place: Heritage Park
Cost: None
Date(s): January 6
Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by: Geary County Historical Museum


TALLGRASS FILM FESTIVAL ROAD SHOW

The Tallgrass Road Show returns to showcase a selection of short drama, comedy, and documentary films from the Tallgrass Film Festival in Wichita.

Time(s): 2:00 p.m.
Place: C. L. Hoover Opera House
Cost: All seats $5
Date(s): April 8
Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by: C. L. Hoover Opera House


TRIVIA NIGHT

Challenge yourself and test your knowledge on a wide variety of subjects. Prizes will be awarded throughout the evening and light snacks will be served. Trivia questions are all presented in a multiple choice format. Come and join the fun!

Ages/Grades:High school age and adults
Time(s): 6:30 p.m.
Place: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library
Cost: None
Date(s): February 2 or April 27
Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library


WINTER CARNIVAL

This carnival brings together area organizations that serve families of early learners. Each organization has a booth with a game and prizes.

Ages/Grades:All ages
Time(s): 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Place: Municipal Building Gym
Cost: Carnival games are free. Donations will be accepted as a fundraiser for the Dorothy Bramlage Public Library's book donation program, DBPL @ DBPL: Donating Books to Promote Literacy
Date(s): January 27
Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by: Geary County Infant Toddler Services


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Language arts


ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE

This class gives non-native speakers of the English language the opportunity to develop their speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills. Space is limited, so sign up for this series of classes early.

Ages/Grades: Adults
Time(s): 7:00 p.m.
Day(s): Tuesdays
Place: Library Corner, 238 W. 8th Street
Cost: None
Date(s): February 20 & 27, March 6, 20 & 27, and April 3
Registration deadline: Feb 12
Sponsored by: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library


ONLINE LANGUAGE LEARNING WITH MANGO LANGUAGES

The Dorothy Bramlage Public Library is your gateway to Mango Languages, a language-learning database that combines real life situations and audio from native speakers with simple, clear instructions. It includes instruction for seventy-two different languages, from American Sign and Egyptian Arabic to Vietnamese and Yiddish. Instruction for English as a Second Language is also available from twenty-one different first languages. The courses are available in two intensities, Mango Conversations and Mango Premier. To learn more about them, just visit the library's home page and click on the Mango Languages link. Those who would like a one-on-one guided tour with a member of the Reference staff can call 238-4311 or send an email to reference@jclib.org to make an appointment.


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