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Solar Eclipse Events: ALL BRANCHES

Free Glasses: We are so happy to share the news that our libraries will have free solar eclipse safety glasses to pass out!  These will be available the DAY OF THE ECLIPSE.  We are not distributing them early as we need to be sure to have enough on hand at our events.   We look forward to seeing everyone on August 21st!  Please check with your branch library to see what time their event will begin.

 

 

Time: The eclipse lasts for several hours, so we understand that you may want to finish your observation off site.  That works!  You will be able to take your glasses with you that day.  The eclipse will begin at approximately 11:54 a.m. and end at 2:36 p.m.

Safety: For your safety, it is important to use undamagedunscratched safety glasses.  Even a small scratch can result in eye damage.

Options for other safe observation can be found here: https://www.space.com/35555-total-solar-eclipse-safety-tips.html

Directions for building a pinhole viewer can be found here: https://www.space.com/15737-safely-sun-build-shoebox-pinhole-camera-video.html

Fun: For a solar game, check out “Solar Tricktionary” here: https://spaceplace.nasa.gov/solar-tricktionary/en/

 

MARINETTE: August Schedule of Events

Coming Soon Flier August 2017  NOTE: The library closes EARLY at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 1st due to National Night Out

 

Join in our Summer Reading Club Post Script this month with our Summer Reading Club Celebration, a special Kid’s Day in Marinette Story Time, Coding Camp for Kids, Lego Story Club, Summer Story Time, Itsy Bitsy Story Time, a TED Talk, Local History Resources, Books Outside the Box, and Wednesday Afternoon Book Club.

MARINETTE: Summer Reading Club 2017 Celebration!

 

Summer Reading Club Finale and Story Time

Pete the Cat

    Story Time: Join us at the Stephenson Public Library in Marinette on Friday, August 11th at 10:00 a.m. for our Pete the Cat Story Time and SRC Celebration! This is part of the Kid’s Day in Marinette events.  We will read stories, move, grove, and meet Pete!  Participants are welcome to have their photo taken with Pete as well.

    Donations: We will also be presenting the Animal Shelter, St. Vincent dePaul food pantry, and the Fairy Godmother Project with their checks.  The money was earned by participants in the “Build a Better World” Summer Reading Club courtesy of a donation by our Friends of the Library group. We hope that this helps everyone feel that they can make a difference right here in our community.

If you would like to make an additional donation to any of these groups, you can bring them in on that day.  Attached are a list of suggestions provided by the groups: SVdP list.docx MAS shelter list Project Give Fairy Godmother List

 

        More Pete coming soon…. Schools also had the chance to earn a visit from Pete the Cat for their elementary school by earning the most points for their team by reading, creating, learning, and doing with the Summer Reading Club.

 

Peshtigo’s Summer Reading Program

Build A Better World is this year’s 2017 Summer Theme. Our Program starts June 28th at 10:30 and continues through August 2nd, when we will have our end of the program party! This  coming week, July 12th, we are discussing the importance of building up our environment. The kids will be spending the majority of the program handling activities that coincide with the discussion. We hope to see you there!

Marinette: Local History Resources

Local History Resources

August 12, 2017 at 10 AM

Please come to this informational session led by Reference Librarian, Mariel. Local history resources are unique to every community, and Marinette’s collection is no exception.

Anyone new to genealogy and local history research will get an overview of the collection and learn how to use the library’s city directories, year books, plat books, and obituary indexes. Seasoned researchers will get an opportunity to see some of the unique local historical items in the library’s collection. In addition, everyone will get an opportunity to get comfortable using the library’s microfilm machines.

 

Building with Plants @ Wausaukee

BUILD A BETTER WORLD WITH PLANTS

Come to the Wausaukee Library for our third Summer Reading Program.  On Wednesday, June 28th

at 10:30AM we will  discover how to BUILD A BETTER WORLD with plants.  Mrs. Stephanie Kortbein

will present a great program on plants, with a little Spanish language thrown in.  Learn how plants are

vital for our well being.  We will plant seeds and we will even eat plants!  Please call the library for

more information at 715-856-5995.  Come and enjoy the fun!

 

Movie night @ Wausaukee

Come to the Wausaukee Library for movie night for adults!  On Friday, June 30 @ 6PM we will be showing a PG-13 movie.  Due to licensing restraints, we are unable to advertise the title of the movie but it involves the spectacular airplane landing in the Potomac River with no loss of life.  It stars Tom Hanks and Aaron Eckhart.  As with all our movie showings, we provide free popcorn.  Please call the library for more information.  See you at the movies!

TED Talks: “Love Where You Live”

June 29 at 6 PM

Stephenson Public Library, Marinette

Topic: “Love Where You Live”

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to spreading powerful and innovative ideas in the areas of Technology, Entertainment, and Design. As part of our Building a Better World Summer Reading Club at the Stephenson Public Library, we’ll be watching inspirational and groundbreaking TED Talks focusing on building strong communities and discussing ways to bring those ideas closer to home. The conversations start with the topic “Love Where You Live” on June 29 at 6 PM.

Come ready to meet new people, talk about your experiences, and embrace new ideas. Your participation will enrich the discussion.

Marinette: Moms Clean Air Force

June 22, 2017 at 6 PM

Air quality affects us all, but most particularly affects our children. Because parents are passionate about keeping their children healthy and safe, Moms Clean Air Force has formed as a national community of 1,000,000 moms and dads united against air pollution – including the urgent crisis of our changing climate.

If you are a concerned parent or environmental advocate, please come to the Stephenson Public Library on June 22, 2017 at 6 PM. Dr. Crystal Hendrick, Associate Professor of Psychology at UW-Marinette, will talk about the mission of Moms Clean Air Force. She will share facts about how the environment affects children’s health, simple things anyone can do to reduce environmental impact, and information on how to get involved with the Moms Clean Air Force.

Wausaukee Book Club on June 26

The Wausaukee Book Club will discuss Still Life on Monday, June 26th at 4PM.  This is Louise Penny’s first book in her Inspector Gamache series.

Chief Inspector Armand Gamache of the Surêté du Québec and his team of investigators are called in to the scene of a suspicious death in a rural village south of Montreal. Jane Neal, a local fixture in the tiny hamlet of Three Pines, just north of the U.S. border, has been found dead in the woods. The locals are certain it’s a tragic hunting accident and nothing more.   However,  Gamache smells something foul in these remote woods. He is certain that Jane Neal died at the hands of someone much more sinister than a careless bowhunter.
Still Life introduces not only an engaging series hero in Inspector Gamache.   He commands his forces with integrity and quiet courage.

Winner of the New Blood Dagger, Arthur Ellis, Barry, Anthony, and Dilys awards, Louise Penny is known for her sophisticated character development and intricate descriptions.  Come to the library on Monday, June 26th.  Copies of the book are available at the library.

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