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Books and Reading


DISCOVERING YOUR NEXT GREAT READ

Are you stumped about what to read next? Is your "to-read" list dwindling quickly? Maybe you have an impending vacation and no good book in sight. This class will teach you about online resources that can help point you in the right direction toward books you'll love.

Ages/Grades: Adults
Time(s): 2:00 p.m.
Day(s): Wednesdays
Place: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library
Cost: None
Date(s):August 9
Registration deadline: Aug. 8th
Sponsored by: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library


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 our June selection, we will combine with The Movie Was Better? book group, as well as Ladies of the Night, Mahogany Readers, and Mystery Club, to discuss the book and view its movie adaptation.

Ages/Grades: High school age and adults
Time(s): 7:00 p.m. (except Nov. 1st at 6:30 p.m.)
Day(s): 1st Wednesday of each month (except June on 1st Thursday and July on 2nd Wednesday)
Place: Library Corner, 238 W. 8th Street (except November in library meeting room)
Cost: None
Date(s): 

September 6 - Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
October 4 - Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
November 1 - A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness (movie and discussion)
December 6 - I Hunt Killers by Barry Lyga

Registration deadline: None
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, they read books written by, for, and about women.

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

August 7 – Imagine Me Gone by Adam Haslett
September 11 – The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane by Lisa See
October 2 – The Bridge Ladies: a Memoir by Betsy Lerner
November 6 – The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict
December 4 – The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

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.  
Day(s): First Thursday of each month
Place: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library (except November at a location to be announced)
Cost: None
Date(s):

August 3 – Faithful by Kim Cash Tate
September 7 – Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones
October 5 – Pick an African American author
November 2 – The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis
December 7 – Thunder Beneath Us by Nicole Blades

Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library


The Book Was Better

How many times have you watched a book-based movie and had this thought? How many times have you watched a movie and didn't even know that it was based on a book? Movies and their stars get all of the glory but this discussion group will show authors the love when it meets to talk about the books upon which movies have been or are being made.

Ages/Grades: Adults
Time(s): 7:00 p.m (except August and November at 6:30 p.m)
Day(s): 2nd Thursday of each month (except November on 1st Wednesday)
Place: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library 
Cost: None
Date(s):

August 10 – Solaris by Stanislaw Lem (movie and discussion)
September 14 – The Circle by Dave Eggers
October 12 – My Cousin Rachel by Daphne Du Maurier
November 1 - A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness (movie and discussion) (Joint meeting with Forever Young Adult Book Discussion Group)
December 14 – Nothing Lasts Forever by Roderick Thorp (basis for film Die Hard)

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 until the wee hours. The June meeting will be on a special day and time with a group of very special people, the members of all of the other discussion groups!

Ages/Grades: High school age and adults
Time(s): 7:00 p.m.
Day(s): 2nd Tuesday of each month (except June on 1st Thursday)
Place:  Library Corner, 238 W. 8th Street
Cost: None
Date(s):

September 12 – The Ranger by Ace Atkins
October 10 – Bone Dust White by Karin Salvalaggio
November 14 – The Drifter by Nicholas Petrie
December 12 – Rest Ye Murdered Gentlemen by Vicki Delany

Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library


Talk About Literature in Kansas (TALK)

Fall Theme: Childhood Classics The books in this series, by authors from Great Britain and the United States, speak of courage and faith, of insurmountable obstacles, character, and the power of love. They reveal our society's most cherished visions of family life, and celebrate the power of the imagination to pass values and traditions on to the next generation. 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): Fourth Mondays
Place:  Dorothy Bramlage Public Library
Cost: None
Date(s):

September 25 – The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis
October 23 – Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry by Mildred Taylor
November 27 – Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library


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Business and Finance


FIRST TIME HOME BUYING

Register for this free informational workshop that will focus on the elements of home buying from your credit score to the type of loans that are available. This will be an excellent learning opportunity for first time home buyers as well as those buying again. A question and answer session will follow the workshop.

Instructor: Geneva Hauser – Haven Realty Group
Ages/Grades: Adults
Time(s): 6pm
Day(s): Wednesday
Place: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library
Cost: None
Date(s): September 13
Registration deadline: Sep 11
Sponsored by: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library


RESUME REFRESH – CLASS and 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): Wednesdays
Place: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library
Cost: None
Date(s): Aug 23rd or October 18
Registration deadline: By closing on the day prior to each class
Sponsored by: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library


SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING

Co-owner of DJB Innovation, Brian Yount, will be teaching the fundamentals of social media marketing with Facebook. Students will explore the Facebook algorithm, the formula for what makes a good Facebook page, how to create Facebook ads, and how to target the right audience that will bring real results.

Ages/Grades: Adults
Time(s): 7pm
Day(s): Wednesday
Place: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library
Cost: None
Date(s): October 11
Registration deadline: October 10
Sponsored by: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library


WRITING A BUSINESS PLAN FOR A NEW BUSINESS

From writing a mission statement to generating financial projections, this workshop takes attendees through the steps of writing a business plan for starting a new business or managing a newly opened business.

Ages/Grades: High school age and adults
Time(s): 10:00 a.m. - Noon
Day(s): Saturday
Place: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library
Cost: None
Date(s): November 18
Registration deadline: November 16. Registration is online at https://ksbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/23107 or by email at ksbdc@washburn.edu.
Sponsored by: Economic Development Division, Junction City Area Chamber of Commerce


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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): 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 16
7:00 p.m., Thursday, September 28
1:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 25
7:00 p.m., Thursday, November 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


FACEBOOK BASICS

More than 2 billion people have joined Facebook, making it the world's most popular social media website. In this class, you'll learn about the essentials needed to connect and reconnect with friends and family, while staying safe and taking advantage of the many features Facebook offers.

Ages/Grades: Adults
Day(s)/Time(s)/Date(s): 1:00 p.m., Monday, September 25 7:00 p.m., Monday, November 6
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
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 device? 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 and your device.

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


TECH SPOTLIGHT – SOFTWARE LEARNING ONLINE

Develop your business, software, technology, and creative skills online on your own schedule. High-quality video tutorials on Lynda.com help anyone learn or improve personal and professional skills. Lynda resources are free with your Dorothy Bramlage Public Library card. Come learn how Lynda.com works and what it has to offer.

Ages/Grades: Adults
Day(s)/Time(s)/Date(s): 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 30 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 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


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., Tuesday, September 12
7:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 28
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


ARTS & MEMORIES

Let your wish be my design with paper art and wood burning. All projects will be made from the instructor’s original designs.

Instructor:  Rita Kraushaar from Riley, Kansas
Ages/Grades: Adults
Time(s): 3:00 p.m. (except August at 1:30 p.m.)
Days(s): Thursdays
Place: Hobby Haven, 716 North Adams
Cost: Materials fee varies with each project
Date(s):
10:00 a.m., Saturday, August 19 – Wood burning $20
1:30 p.m., Thursday, August 24 – Adult Color & Cut Paper Dolls $10
Registration deadline: One week prior to each class including materials fee payment
Sponsored by: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library


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): Saturdays
Place: Hobby Haven, 716 North Adams
Cost: $40.00
Date(s): August 5 or October 7
Registration deadline: Two weeks prior to each class including payment of the materials fee
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):
Monday, August 28 – Hanging Key Basket $18
Thursday, September 28 – Fall Design $20
Friday, November 3 – Holiday/Winter Design $20
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):
1:00 p.m., August 17 – Birthday cards
6:00 p.m., August 31 – Box Cards
1:00 p.m., September 5 – Fall Cards
1:00 p.m., October 5– Halloween Cards
6:00 p.m., October 19 – Thanksgiving Cards
1:00 p.m., November 2 – 3D Christmas Cards
6:00 p.m., November 16 – 3 D Christmas Cards
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


CREATE IT YOURSELF

Learn new skills and techniques and explore a variety of different types of art media in this hands-on class. A new project will be created each month.

Instructor: Helen Haynes
Ages/Grades: Adults
Time(s): 6:00 p.m.
Place: Hobby Haven, 716 North Adams
Cost: $10 materials fee
Date(s): Monday, August 14 – Wine Bottle Painting
Friday, September 8 – Christmas Ornaments

Registration deadline: 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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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): Second Saturday of the month
Place: Hobby Haven, 716 North Adams
Cost: $10 per class
Date(s): August 12, September 9, October 14 and November 112
Registration deadline: One week prior to each class including materials fee payment
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): August 25, September 22, October 13 and November 10
Registration deadline: Two weeks prior to each class date including material fees payment
Sponsored by: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library


PHOTOGRAPHY FOR BEGINNERS

In this class you will learn the basics of composition. You will learn about the different types of cameras and how to choose one for yourself. You will learn the basics of aperture, shutter speed, and ISO sensitivity. Most importantly, you will learn how to enjoy photography!

Instructor: Joel Garber, A/V Communications Teacher at USD 475

Ages/Grades: Adults
Time(s):/Day(s): 7pm on Wednesday
Place: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library
Cost: none
Date(s):
September 27
Registration deadline: September 25
Sponsored by: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library


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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): 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 27
7:00 p.m., Tuesday, November 14
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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MEMOIR WRITING WITH SALLY JARDINE

Sally Jardine had an unusual story to tell. Her teen and early adult years were spent in a Catholic convent, what she calls "The Lord's Boot Camp," learning to become a nun. Her memoir about those years, The Shortest Skirt, will be available for purchase (or can be ordered through Amazon). Books will be signed by the author. At 5:30 p.m. Sally will talk about the processes of memoir writing and self-publishing.

Ages/Grades: Adults
Time(s): 4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Day(s): Tuesdays
Place: C.L. Hoover Opera House, 135 W. 7th Street
Cost: None
Date(s): September 28
Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library


WRITING YOUR FAMILY HISTORY

Interested in writing your family history, but don't know where to start? Join an established writing group meeting twice a month at the library that uses the techniques developed by Kansan Charley Kempthorne, author of A Complete Guide to Writing Your Family History. Work on techniques that will assist you in remembering your past; in writing the narratives of your life; and in publishing your history for your family and friends. 

Ages/Grades: Adults
Time(s): 1:00 p.m.
Day(s): Second Thursday of each month
Place: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library
Cost: None
Date(s): August 10, September 14, October 12, November 9, December 14
Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library


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Holidays and special events


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): August 11 and October 13
Registration deadline: None
Sponsored by: Dorothy Bramlage Public Library


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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): September 19 & 26 and October 3, 17, 24 & 31
Registration deadline: September 18
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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