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Library Programs To Go

If you are interested in booking one of these free programs for your organization, club meeting, conference, book discussion group, or community event, please contact the Programming and Outreach Manager, Julie Linneman, at (316) 261-8590 or send email to

Automotive Resources
Learn about the extensive automotive repair manuals, NADA price guides, and reference materials for everything automotive. (30-60 minutes)

Book Reviews
Library staff members are avid readers who enjoy telling others about great books they have read. Book reviewers are available to discuss a wide range of literature, from mysteries to bestsellers, nonfiction to classics. Program length can be adjusted to fit your schedule.

A General Introduction to the Wichita Public Library
The presentation will vary according to your group's request and/or current Library events. (30-60 minutes)

The Importance of Reading Aloud to Your Preschooler
The most consistent indicator of school success is the early and frequent introduction of books and reading in a child’s life. Learn tips, techniques and sure-fire winners for getting preschoolers off to a good start. (60 minutes)

Investment/Personal Finances Resources
Learn about investment/personal finance resources available at the library for saving, debt reduction, taxes, and investment. (30-60 minutes)

Journey to America
Hear the true story of a 14-year-old boy who traveled to America by himself. From working his way on the ship to the U.S. to laboring in the Chicago’s iron foundries, his journey to owning a farm in southwest Kansas is an irrepressible drive to achieve the American Dream. (30-40 minutes)

The Joy of Cookbooks: Even If You Don't Cook
You don't have to be a whiz in the kitchen to find cookbooks, and what they reveal about different cultures, fascinating. Learn about intriguing cookbooks for armchair historians, travelers, scientists, and more. Bring your appetite for books! (30-45 minutes)

L. Frank Baum: Wizard or Humbug?
Author of the children’s classic "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz," L. Frank Baum was a pioneer in American children’s literature. Learn more about the many other works of Baum and Baum’s life and legacy to literature. (60 minutes)

Let’s Talk Mysteries
Looking for a good mystery? We'll explore different mystery styles and offer tips for finding a good mystery to read in this brief overview. This session will provide lots of ideas and booktalks, including some of the hottest new titles. (60-90 minutes)

Supporting Your Library: Five Easy Lessons
The presentation will vary according to your group's request and area of interest: topics may include estate and planned giving, establishment of memorials, and creative ways to donate. Presentation is not intended to offer legal or tax advice. (30-60 minutes)

Talking Books: The National Library Service for the Blind & Physically Handicapped
If physical limitations prevent readers from enjoying the printed word, the Talking Books program can help provide audio books free of charge for participants. Learn how this program works to serve those with special needs. (20-40 minutes)

Using Your Library Without Leaving Home
Learn how to access and use library services, including reference resources, reading suggestions, and help from staff via the Internet. Whether you're an online pro or still learning the Web, you'll discover new resources from your library! (60-90 minutes, depending on Internet availability)

A Well-Kept Secret: The Wichita Public Library Foundation
The presentation is an informative introduction to the Wichita Public Library Foundation with more than 20 years of Library support. (30-60 minutes)

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