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Saturday, May 9, 2015

Learn what the Internet and your Internet browser can do for you!


Saturday, May 9, 2015

As a six-year-old child, local artist and gardener Dean Bracy observed what seemed like hundreds of monarch butterflies feeding on a butterfly bush and then roosting in a nearby tree. This fascinating experience began a life-long interest in butterflies for Dean — including painting them, raising them, growing host and nectar plants, studying Monarch migratory patterns and life cycles, and investigating causes for the dwindling butterfly population.


Saturday, May 9, 2015

Orson Welles, born 100 years ago this month, would have left an indelible imprint on filmmaking if he’d stopped with Citizen Kane in 1941. But he would work more than four more decades, accruing 35 big-screen credits as a director and more than 100 as an actor before his death in 1985. Recall, or be introduced to, Welles’ genius with screenings of five of his films in May – curated by John Tibbetts, associate professor of film and media studies at the University of Kansas.

In the Stanley H. Durwood Film Vault, Central Library, 14 W. 10th St.


Saturday, May 9, 2015
2:00pm @ Waldo Branch

Come to the library for a special multicultural story time as part of the Diversity in Action initiative. We'll read some bilingual books (English/Spanish), learn some Spanish words, sing a bilingual song, and do some crafts.


Sunday, May 10, 2015

The Library’s ninth season of Script-in-Hand performances, featuring the Metropolitan Ensemble Theatre concludes with The Light in the Piazza.

This dreamy, Tony-winning musical revolves around wealthy Margaret Johnson and her beautiful but emotionally stalled teenage daughter, Clara, who spend a summer together in the Tuscan countryside. When Clara falls in love with an earnest, dashing, and passionate young Italian, a protective Margaret must decide what to do with a secret from the girl’s past — which could take romance off the table — while confronting her own deep-seated hopes and regrets.


Monday, May 11, 2015

The quilting class is back in session at Westport Library. Quilting basics are covered and some fabric is available to make a colorful pieced quilt. Also, if you have a quilt already started it's a great opportunity to finish your project.


Monday, May 11, 2015

The world is blowing up, seemingly confronted by a violent new crisis every day: the bloody implosion of Iraq and Syria, the East-West standoff in Ukraine, abducted schoolgirls in northern Nigeria. The common thread, Sarah Chayes says, is government corruption so pervasive that some regimes now resemble criminal gangs.

A former adviser to the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Chayes spent most of the past decade in Afghanistan. She discusses her new book Thieves of State: Why Corruption Threatens Global Security and the premise that structural corruption inevitably provokes resentment, prompting protests and revolts and often fueling extremist violence. The U.S., she argues, has a tendency not just to ignore such international corruption but also compound it, which in places like Afghanistan can be destabilizing and dangerous.


Tuesday, May 12, 2015
9:30am @ Plaza Branch

Sign up for a free email account and follow along as this tutorial teaches how to send, receive, and organize email. Click here to register.


Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Come join us for thirty minutes of fun stories, songs, and learning activities!

Please note that the Library does not open until 10 a.m., but story time attendees will be allowed in early for the 9:30 a.m. program.


Tuesday, May 12, 2015
10:00am @ Central Library

Join us every Tuesday on the second floor! It's a great time to talk, sing, read, write and play! All ages welcome.

Parking is free.