Wausaukee Library celebrates Purple Day on March 24

Wausaukee Library is increasing awareness of childhood epilepsy by wearing purple on Friday, March 24th.

What is Purple Day?

epilepsy seal

Purple Day is an international grassroots effort dedicated to increasing awareness about epilepsy worldwide. On March 26th annually, people in countries around the world are invited to wear purple and host events in support of epilepsy awareness. Last year, people in dozens of countries on all continents including Antarctica participated in Purple Day!

Wausaukee Book Club to meet Mar. 27 @ 4PM

Join the Wausaukee Book Club on Monday, March 27th at 4PM when we discuss our latest title, A Doubter’s Almanac by Ethan Canin.  Milo Andret is born with an unusual mind. A lonely child growing up in the woods of northern Michigan in the 1950s, he gives little thought to his own talent. But with his acceptance at U.C. Berkeley he realizes the extent, and the risks, of his singular gifts. CalifoDoubterrnia in the seventies is a seduction, opening Milo’s eyes to the allure of both ambition and indulgence. The research he begins there will make him a legend; the woman he meets there—and the rival he meets alongside her—will haunt him for the rest of his life. For Milo’s brilliance is entwined with a dark need that soon grows to threaten his work, his family, even his existence.

Pick up a copy of this unusual book and join us Monday, Mar. 27th @4PM.  Call the library for more information at 715-856-5995.

 

Crivitz April Story time schedule

 

CRIVITZ LIBRARY STORYTIME

APRIL

Thursday, April 6th – 10:00 am & 11:30 am

CLOUDS AND RAINBOWS

Thursday, April 13th – 10:00 am & 11:30 am

EASTER THEME – DINOSAUR EGG HUNT and GAMES

Thursday, April 20th – 10:00 am & 11:30 am

 FEATURED READER: JENNIFER BRADY

FLOWER/OIL THEME

Thursday, April 27th – 10:00 am & 11:30 am

GLOWBUG CRAFT

Marinette: Civility Speaks

Rage

April 13, 2017 at 6 PM

Topic: “Mental Illness in America: How Do We Address a Growing Issue?”

One in five Americans will have mental health problems in any given year. Unaddressed mental illness hurts individuals and their families and results in lost productivity. In rare cases, it can result in violence. UW-Extension Agent Ellen Geisler will help us think through three deliberative solutions provided by the National Issues Forum.

 

Marinette: Poetry & Bluegrass Event

April 20, 2017

Stephenson Public Library in Marinette

  • Interactive Poetry Gathering at 6 PM. Join Troy Graham for an interactive poetry workshop. Bring a poem from home or create one on the spot from writing prompts and exercises. This workshop is for anyone who is willing to be brave and vulnerable with their poetry and share it in a meaningful way with others.
  • Poetry & Bluegrass Concert at 7:30 PM. Troy Graham will be joined by friends to perform an hour of bluegrass music, interspersed with poems from their books, N: Volumes 1 & 2.

Marinette: Bicycling in Vietnam

How did beekeeping in Africa lead Ellen Geisler to trek 750 miles through Vietnam on a bicycle? Come to the Stephenson Public Library on March 30 at 6 PM to find out! Ellen will share pictures and stories from her 3-week trip through a country rich in history, agriculture, and culinary excellence.

#beebike2017

Marinette: Wednesday Afternoon Book Club

Want to read ahead? This is the list of upcoming discussion books.

Check InfoSoup.org to order a copy of the book.

March 22, 2017: The Year of the Runaways by Sunjeev Sahota

April 26, 2017: Love Where You Live by Peter Kageyama

May 24, 2017: The Boys in the Boat by Daniel Brown

June 28, 2017: LaRose by Louise Erdrich

July 26, 2017: The Wright Brothers by David McCullough

August 23, 2017: Circling the Sun by Paula McLain

September 27, 2017: A Fall of Marigolds by Susan Meissner

October 25, 2017: Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder

November 15, 2017: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

December 20, 2017: Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson

The Wednesday Afternoon Book Club meets at 1:00 PM at the Stephenson Public Library (1700 Hall Ave., Marinette). New members are welcome to join the discussion.

Marinette: Ukulele Strum Along

March 27 at 1pm

Nursery rhymes are important tools for teaching language and early literacy skills to children. Add a new dimension to your nursery rhyme time by strumming along with your ukulele. Miss Mariel will teach three simple chords to strum while singing basic nursery rhymes. Even if you’ve never picked up a ukulele or can’t carry a tune, you will learn some basics to help motivate you to start.

Ukulele Strum Along is geared toward parents and caregivers; children are welcome to attend with their parent. Bring your ukulele to the Stephenson Public Library for this free event. If you don’t have a ukulele, come anyway to sing along!