Library iPads

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If you would like to check-out one of our iPads, bring in your current library card.  iPads may be checked out for a two-hour period once a day.

There are some great apps to choose from, including the following news apps:  Minneapolis Star Tribune, St. Paul Pioneer Press, CNN, NPR News and MPR News.

Younger patrons may enjoy the Lego Food, Lego Story Maker, Nursery Rhymes,
First Word Sampler
, or Minecraft apps.

As these are shared devices there can be no downloading of additional apps,
but we welcome suggestions to add new ones.

We welcome you to come on into the library, check out an iPad, and find a comfortable chair to browse the Internet or access one of the apps!

Genealogy Xchange Meetings

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Do you love to do family research?
Are you interested in meeting others who have a passion for history and genealogy?
Come join us for the Hutchinson Public Library’s monthly Genealogy Xchange Group meetings. Held on the fourth Thursday of each month, these meetings are a chance to share ideas and resources about where to find information and answer questions about your family history. Member presentations, work sessions, and general discussions will be featured throughout the meetings.
Please watch for the featured topic each month!

Next Meeting: Thursday, April 28th at 7 p.m.
Hutchinson Public Library, NW Corner of Main Floor
Featured Topic: “Round-Robin Group Discussion”

Non-Fiction Book Club at Hutchinson Library

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Like to read history, biography, science or books on timely issues ?

The library will host the next meeting of the Non-Fiction Book Club on
Monday, May 2, 2016  from 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. in the Hutchinson Public Library Meeting Room.  The topic for May is “Travel.”

Check out Newsbank today!

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For access to The Hutchinson Leader and 23 other Minnesota newspapers, as well as, 28 major metro newspapers, plus 24 popular newsmagazines, click on the link below the Newsbank banner.   (This link permanently resides on the “Library Services” tab as well).  To access this information from home, you need to enter your Pioneerland Library card number.  You can visit the library or enjoy these publications from the comfort of your own home.  Try it today!

 

http://infoweb.newsbank.com/signin/HutchinsonPublicLibrary

 

Hutchinson Library Acquires New Microfilm Reader Through Donation from the City and MN Legacy Fund

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Library patrons will again be able to access the library’s microfilm collection of Hutchinson Leader newspapers.  A state of the art digital microfilm reader system was recently installed at Hutchinson Public Library.  The new networkable system replaced the library’s 1970-era microfilm reader.  This purchase was made possible through a $7385.00 grant from the Minnesota Historical Society through the Minnesota Arts and Cultural Heritage Legacy Funds plus a generous $2000.00 donation from the city of Hutchinson.

The ST III Digital Reader/Printer/Viewer/Scanner is equipped with the latest technology to capture digital images from microfilm, microfiche, and 16mm or 35mm film.  The system features optical character recognition (OCR) searchable text tools to allow for quicker text scanning and searching.

The microfilm reader system was installed on January 27, 2015 followed by a training session for library staff.  The new system is now housed on the main floor near other computers and is available free of charge to all library visitors.  Patrons may view, crop, edit, print and/or electronically transmit images.  Black and white copies printed at the library are $.15/per page and color copies are $.50/page.  The library staff is available to assist patrons with the new microfilm reader and invite all citizens to come in and use this new technology to access historical articles and other information found in past issues of the Hutchinson Leader.