Thursdays at 10 am

Tablet Time - An informal get together to explore your iPad, tablet or Kindle.  Ask questions, share with others, learn about free apps, download free books or audio books. 

Look for Dominic (or Peg) in the Conference Room in the Adult Department every Thursday at 10 am.

Upcoming
Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 10:00am
Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 10:00am
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Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 1:00pm

Quilt judge Allison Rainboth will present, "The Art of Quilt Judging," a program about what makes a great quilt and quilt documentation. The program is free to the public and will be held in the lower-level meeting rooms.

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Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 1:30pm to 4:00pm
  • Commentary by Jack Rhodes.
  • Free Program and refreshments. Appropriate for all ages.

Beauregard "Bo" Decker and Virgil Blessing set out from their ranch in Montana to Phoenix, Arizona on the bus, so Bo can participate in a big rodeo. Bo is a brash, obnoxious, at times rather dislikable young man, skilled at ridin' and rustlin' and not much more. Bo has in his mind that there in the big city, he's going to find "an angel" and take possession of her. In Phoenix, he meets Cherie. She had enough gumption to get out of Arkansas, and is now trying to earn enough money to get to L.A. But Cherie isn't quite ready to become Bo's personal angel, even if it would get her out of a dive girlie club! Based on the play by William Inge.

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Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 1:30pm to 4:00pm
  • Commentary by Jack Rhodes.
  • Free Program and refreshments. Appropriate for all ages.

Three American women in Rome throw money in a fountain and wish for love. Originally released as a motion picture in 1954. Based on the novel by John H. Secondari.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Enjoy a catered lunch and a delightful team of presenters, Deb and John Skyrms, teaching us the 5 Love Languages.

Which language of love do you speak? Are you and your partner speaking the same language? The problem in relationships often isn't a lack of love, but how we communicate love. What speaks volumes to you may be meaningless to another. Join the Skyrms to identify your personal love language and that of your partner, child or friend. Learn to express your love in a manner others will understand and appreciate.

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Thursday, February 16, 2017 - 1:30pm to 4:00pm
  • Commentary by Jack Rhodes.
  • Free Program and refreshments. Appropriate for all ages.

A cop has been put in charge of protecting a gangster's wife as she is being transported from Chicago to L.A. by train to testify before a grand jury. He has his work cut out, though, as there are hitmen on the train that are after her. Originally released as a motion picture in 1952.

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Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 1:30pm to 4:00pm
  • Commentary by Jack Rhodes.
  • Free Program and refreshments. Appropriate for all ages.

James Bond, Agent 007, is sent to Jamaica to investigate the mysterious disappearance of a British secret service agent. Based on a novel by Ian Fleming. Originally produced as a motion picture in 1962.

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Thursday, March 2, 2017 - 1:30pm to 4:00pm
  • Commentary by Jack Rhodes.
  • Free Program and refreshments. Appropriate for all ages.

In 1948, Miss Daisy Werthan, an elderly, cranky ex-school teacher from Atlanta, crashes her new Packard through a retaining wall into her neighbor's yard. Her concerned son Boolie reasons she no longer is able to drive herself, and over her strenuous objections hires the gentle, tactful, and wily black widower Hoke Colburn to be her chauffeur. As a Jew, Miss Daisy is also the victim of prejudice, and she gradually overcomes her subconscious bigotry to see Hoke as a true friend. Beginning in frostiness, their slow changing relationship mirrors the changing racial climate in the south through the burgeoning of civil rights movement. Originally produced as an American motion picture in 1989.

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Enjoy a catered lunch and an informative lecture by Historian Dick Campbell on Remembering Pearl Harbor.

The attack at Pearl Harbor is the single event most often associated with World War II. For many Americans, it symbolizes the evils that were victoriously overcome. But what actually happened 75 years ago, December 7, 1941? And what was the sequence of events that led to Japan’s brutal aggression? This power-Pointe presentation explores the historical relationship between Japan and the United States, and details the beginning of our involvement in WW II. From the sinking of the Arizona to the creation of its unique floating monument, this is a tribute to the men and women who served in the Pacific Theatre, and a salute to the bravery and courage epitomized on that historic day.

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Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 1:30pm to 4:00pm
  • Commentary by Jack Rhodes.
  • Free Program and refreshments. Appropriate for all ages.

Jefferson Cody is a former ranch foreman kidnapped by Comanche tribesmen, along with an heiress, Nancy. Cody negotiates a trade for the heiress, and the Comanches let them go. But it turns out that there is a large reward for returning Nancy, and a pack of outlaws would be happy to claim it. Originally released as a motion picture in 1960.

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Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Enjoy a light catered lunch and a lecture by nature writer and communication consultant, Doreen Pfost.

Learn about the importance of the central Platte River to migrating cranes and waterfowl and hear passages from her book, This River Beneath the Sky: A Year on the Platte (University of Nebraska Press, 2016), a collection of essays that follow the Platte River through the changing seasons. In addition, Pfost will share the story of an irrigation project that threatened the river’s (and potentially the cranes’) demise, but ultimately led to the creation of Audubon’s Rowe Sanctuary. A Wisconsin native, Pfost lived for six years in Nebraska, where she immersed herself – figuratively and literally – in the Platte River to learn about its ways, its wildlife, and its history. Each spring since 2005, Pfost has served as a volunteer tour guide at Rowe Sanctuary.

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Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 1:30pm to 4:00pm
  • Commentary by Jack Rhodes.
  • Free Program and refreshments. Appropriate for all ages.

Entering Casablanca is easy, getting out is much harder, especially if your name is on the Nazis' most-wanted list. At the top of the list is Czech Resistance leader Victor Laszlo, whose only hope is Rick Blaine, a cynical American who sticks his neck out for no one - especially Victor's wife Ilsa, the ex-lover who broke his heart. So when Ilsa offers herself in exchange for Laszlo's safe transport out of the country, the bitter Rick must decide what's more important. From a play by Murray Burnett and Joan Alison. Originally released as a motion picture in 1942.

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Enjoy a catered lunch and a visit with Tracy Behrendt, Director of the Waupaca Historical Society.

Tracy and her colleagues will show off some of the Waupaca Historical Society's hidden treasures and tell us a little about the history of each one.

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