October Newsletter - Dodge City Public Library



October Newsletter - Dodge City Public Library
1001 N. 2nd Ave — Dodge City, KS 67801
(620)225-0248 — http://www.dcpl.info
The Circ Desk
Volume 9, Issue 10
National Stalking Awareness Month
Whether you are far away from home, visiting
Dodge City on vacation, seeing family, on a business trip, or simply need to get out of the house,
the Dodge City Public Library can satisfy your mobile internet needs. We host an open wireless
internet connection-free of charge-without encryption keys, password, or codes to access. You can sit comfortably
inside the library browsing the web, checking your e-mail, chatting
with friends and family, playing games, or listening to music. You
can do it all here at the Dodge City Public Library. We also have
many laptops for you to check out so you can sit anywhere in the
Public computers are available to patrons in good standing (patrons
without fines/ fees or overdue materials). To use a library owned
computer, patrons need a library card and PIN. If you do not have a
PIN or have forgotten it, feel free to ask a librarian. Patrons who are
ineligible for a library card can request a temporary card for computer use only. Computer time is limited. Printing is available at 10¢
per page in black and white and 75¢ per page for color prints. Computers are available until 15 minutes before the library closes.
The same Technology Use Policy for the Library's public computers
applies to wireless access, except there is no time limit and filtering
cannot be removed (see below). Patrons are welcome to use availa-
ble electrical outlets as long as no
library equipment is unplugged and
it does not create an unsafe
Here's what you need to
know to access DCPL Wifi:
 Provide your own wireless
enabled laptop with Internet browser software.
 Make sure your wireless radio is turned on.
 Use your Wireless Network Connection to connect to SSID
(network name) = DCPL_Free_Public_WiFi
 Make sure that your laptop is assigned an IP address from the
Access Point (release any old IP addresses if necessary).
 Disable any proxy IP addresses (found in your browser connection settings)
 Log off when you're done.
Library staff can confirm that the wireless network is functioning
properly and give basic assistance. Staff cannot assist in setting up
personal laptops for wireless access. Consult your computer's documentation for instructions.
--Chris Dressler
Halloween is fast approaching, and little
ghosts and goblins will soon be on your
doorstep shouting “Trick or Treat!” There is
something bewitching about this popular
holiday, and you may be trying to think of
scary new ways to decorate your house, or
create your own “spook-tacular” Halloween party. The
library can help you express the creepy side of your
imagination with our collection of Halloween books.
If you enjoy making your own decorations, you may
want to check out Glitterville’s Handmade Halloween
by Stephen Brown. It is full of kooky, whimsical projects that will make you grin. Or, you might prefer
Artful Halloween by Susan Wasinger, which includes
more frightful crafts that will cause your party guests
to shudder. Another book with quick and clever accessories, treats and more is Witch Craft, compiled by
Margaret McGuire and Alice Kachmar. There are many
others available which any staff member would be
happy to help you find.
Perhaps your passion is carving pumpkins. Two great
books lurking in the stacks are Extreme Pumpkins by
Tom Nardone, and Ray Villarane’s Pumpkins. These
authors share some diabolical designs which will
amaze your friends and frighten your neighbors. It’s
hair-raising just to look at the terrifying carved faces
featured inside the covers!
On the lighter side, Matthew Mead’s Monster Book of
Halloween and Halloween with Matthew Mead will
inspire you to pull out your cauldron and concoct the
best Halloween fare on your block. His books include
“hundreds of spooky treats and clever crafts for the
best holiday ever.”
There are many more books available to make this
Halloween your best ever. Come to the library and
discover what ghoulish volumes are waiting to haunt
your imagination!
-Cindy Shipley
“There is a child in every one of us
who is still a trick-or-treater looking
for a brightly-lit front porch.”
---Robert Brault
New Materials:
Android Phones for Dummies
Where the Bodies Were Buried :
Whitey Bulger…
Monkey Kingdom (DVD)
Zero Belly Cookbook
Paula Deen Cuts the Fat
Pumpkin: Not Just for Halloween and
Backyard Building :Treehouses, Sheds
One-skein Wonders for Babies
The Spoonflower Handbook
The Conquering Tide: War in the
Pacific Islands
Dishing the Dirt: an Agatha Raisin
Pitch Perfect 2 [DVD]
Driving Heat
Picking Up the Pieces
Fifth Harmony – Reflection [CD]
That Was Then, This is Now
Blood of Elves
 Feng Shui Inteligente Para el Hogar
 No Estas Solo
 Agua de Gemas
 Doyo el Libro del Amor
 Cultivan la Felicidad
 Vida Despues de la Vida
 Tu Diosa Guerrera Interior
 El Genio Interior
 Amor Y Respeto
 Levantate y Ruge
 Como Recuperar a Tu Hombre en
Tan Solo 7 Dias
 Faltas Graves Contra el Amor Romantico
 Riquezas Libre de Impuestos
 Lo que Todo Hombre Desea de Una
 La Digestion es la Cuestioon
 Apoderate de Tu Cuerpo
 Jose Fernandez Author de Salvando
 Cinco Semanas en Globo
 La Biografia de Miley Cyrus
 Lo Que Fue de Ella
 La Maldicion de las Scarlet
 La Gran Guerra Grandeza Dolor y las
 Como Disenar Planes de Negocios
 Inicie su Propia Corporacion
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School starting up, football games, TALK book discussion series and the Library Foundation
Wine & Cheese Fundraiser; these are all signs that fall is now here. Two of these events mentioned are happenings at the library. Each fall the library sponsors a book discussion series
through the Kansas Humanities Council. The books this year deal with the 1930s and the last
two discussions will take place October 3 and 24 at 4pm. Copies of the books are available for
check-out at the library.
The Library Foundation will also have its annual “Wine and Cheese Reception” on October 17.
I hope you can join us for a great evening. Tickets are only $25 and must be purchased in advance either at the library or from a Foundation board member. Starting at 7pm, there is a time
to relax with a glass of wine and nibble on the various cheeses. Following this social time our
program will be “Amelia Earhart – Live!” Ann Birney with Ride Into History will become Amelia
Earhart for the evening. With funds raised from this event the Foundation assists the library
with various projects. Sponsors for the event include Fidelity State Bank & Trust, Cargill Meat
Solutions, and various individuals. Be sure to purchase your ticket and join us for a great
evening out.
And don’t forget the 1st Tuesday is “Coffee, Donuts & a Movie,” Makers Club on the 2nd Tuesday, Friends Book Sale on the 1st Saturday,
and the many programs we have for all ages. October is a great time to spend some time at your Dodge City Public Library.
Cathy Reeves, Director
Oct 3 Sat. Friends of the Library Book Sale.
10am-2pm. Come in through the back/
west entrance. Lots of things for everyone. Friends Room.
Oct 3 Sat. Book Discussion. 4pm. "All the
King’s Men" by Robert Penn Warren. Discussion leader: Linda Lewis, Bethany College.
Copies of all books are available for check-out
at the front desk. Sponsored by the Dodge
City Public Library and the Kansas Humanities
Council.Lois Flanagan Room.
Oct 6 Tue. Coffee, Donuts, and a Movie.
9:30am. During World War II, the Third Reich
has joined forces with the evil Grigori Rasputin (Karel Roden), who has used his occult
powers to summon up a young demon from
the depth of Hell to be used as the ultimate
Axis weapon. However, the demonic creature
is captured by American forces, and put in the
care of Professor Broom (John Hurt), the
founder of a top-secret organization called the
Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense.
Sponsored by Minneola District Hospital. Lois
Flanagan Room.
Bring a lunch if you wish. Coffee and
tea will be provided. Sponsored by Ford
County Extension Family & Consumer
Science Program Development Committee & the Dodge City Public Library.
Lois Flanagan Room.
Oct 13 Tues. Family Place Libraries. 6pm.
Come, Play & Learn together! For Ages 0-5 &
their caregivers. Registration Required. Lower
Level Meeting Room.
Oct 13 Tue. Makers Club: DECOUPAGE. 7pm.
Join the Makers Club at Dodge City Public
Library. Cost: $12 (for materials only). Registrations and fee due October 6, 2015. Club
Activities sponsored by Dodge City Public
Library and The Second Avenue Art Guild. Lois
Flanagan Room.
Oct 17 Sat. Wine & Cheese Reception. 7pm.
Amelia Earhart—Live! Portrayed by Ann Birney with Ride into History. Tickets are $25
and must be purchased in advance. If you or
your organization would like to sponsor this
event, please call for details. Lois Flanagan
while making new friends! For Grades 2nd and
up. Lois Flanagan Room.
Oct 24 Sat. Book Discussion. 4pm. "Mules and
Men" by Zora Neale Hurston. Discussion leader:
Jane Holwerda, Dodge City Community College.
Copies of all books are available for check-out
at the front desk. Sponsored by the Dodge City
Public Library and the Kansas Humanities Council. Lois Flanagan Room.
Oct 27 Thur. Library Board Meeting. 4pm.
Oct 28 Wed – Oct 31 Sat. Haunted House at the
Library!! Wed-Friday 3-6pm & Saturday 1-3pm.
Ages 12 and up. Come and get spooked!!! Lower Level Meeting Room.
Oct 29 Thur. Halloween Story Time. 10am. It’s a
special storytime! Come and hear stories, sing
songs and Trick or Treat at the Dodge City library! For ages 0-K.
Oct 29 Thur. Healthful Holiday Cooking. 7pm.
Sharon Burgoyne, nutritionist at Western Plains
Medical Center, will show tips on how to make
healthful treats for the holidays . Lois Flanagan
Oct 6 Tues. Family Place Libraries. 6pm. Come,
play & learn together! For Ages 0-5 & their
caregivers. Registration required. Lower Level
Meeting Room.
Oct 20 Tues. Family Place Libraries. 6pm.
Come, play & learn together! For Ages 0-5 &
their caregivers. Registration required. Lower
Level Meeting Room.
Oct 31 Sat. Annual Halloween Carnival! 3pm.
Ages 0-12. Costumes encouraged!!!!!
Oct 8 Thur. Facts on House Plants (Knowledge
at Noon). 12pm. Presented by Norma Henton,
Ford County Master Gardener. Norma offers
tips on acclimating your house plants to indoor life, suggestions for easy to grow house
plants and information on African Violets.
Oct 23 Fri. Reading with 4-H. 2-5pm. Join us
for an afternoon of books, arts
& crafts, and fun! Bring your
child to explore the wonders of
reading and create fun projects
Every Thursday. Story Time. 10am. For preschool children. Lois Flanagan Room.
Every Tuesday. Lego Club. 3:30pm. Be creative
using Legos. For ages 6-13. Lois Flanagan Room.