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Science Fest at the Stephenson Public Library

Science Fest at the Stephenson Public Library will feature demonstrations, hands-on experiments, and education to help rediscover the fun in learning scientific principles and concepts. This event will have activities for young children, teens, and adults–all are welcome to attend this free event!

November 4 from 1 to 3 PM

Stephenson Public Library, 1700 Hall Ave., Marinette

The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald at the Stephenson Public Library

The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald

Presented by Rochelle Pennington

November 20, 2017 at 6:30 PM

Stephenson Public Library, Marinette

Rochelle Pennington is a Wisconsin author, storyteller, and columnist with national renown. In this gripping narrative, she will delve into the history of the launch of the Edmund Fitzgerald and mystery surrounding its demise in 1975.

This event is free and open to the public. Please join us for this special event.

 

The Hidden History of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol at the Marinette Library

The Hidden History of Charles Dickens’

A Christmas Carol

Presented by Rochelle Pennington

November 20, 2017 at 1:30 PM

Stephenson Public Library, Marinette

 

Rochelle Pennington is a Wisconsin author, storyteller, and columnist with national renown. This fascinating program takes a close-up look at the literary genius of Charles Dickens, England’s most       celebrated Victorian novelist, and explores the hidden history behind the author’s 1843 Christmas classic.

This event is free and open to the public.

Please join us for this special event sponsored by the Dickens’ Club.

 

State of Craft Beer at the Stephenson Public Library

September 21 at 7 PM

Stephenson Public Library, Marinette

Milwaukee author Matthew Janzen will talk about his book, which looks at craft breweries around Wisconsin. He will share photos and stories that explore every aspect of the brewing process, from visiting the fields that supply breweries with hops and barley to the factories that supply brewing equipment and tap handles.

Books will be for sale following the presentation.

Common Ground at the Marinette Library

Tired of divisions that separate neighbors, colleagues, and families? Would you like to take small steps to find out what you and your opposite have in common and how you can use those commonalities to move forward together?

Within the guidelines of civil dialogue, these discussion sessions will focus on giving people space to have respectful, deliberative discussions about tough topics. Come to the Stephenson Public Library in Marinette to listen to new perspectives and talk with your community neighbors.

September 7 at 6 PM

October 12 at 6 PM

November 9 at 6 PM

MARINETTE: Fall 2017 Events

It’s here!!  We have our Fall 2017 Program Guide  available for you.  If you want to check it out before you come to the library or print one out at home, go for it.  (Note that it is in an 8″ x 14″ format.)  Happy planning.  Please call the library or stop by if you have questions about programs.  715.732.7570

Photo courtesy of Pixabay

MARINETTE: September Calendar

We are looking forward to our next quarter of programming!  We will be publishing a booklet for September through December library events very soon.  To tide you over, we have our   Coming Soon Flier September 2017

Children’s Programs: Preschool Story Time, Itsy Bitsy Story Time, Lego Club,

Pokémon Trainer Club, and Paws & Tales all begin the first week in September.

Adult Programs: Common Ground and Choose Your Own Book Club will be new additions to our  schedule.  The Wednesday Afternoon Book Club, Books Outside the Box, and the Genealogy Discussion Group will also be back in September.

For other upcoming events including author visits, Science Fest, our annual Holiday Open House, and up to date changes, please be sure to check our Facebook page at “Stephenson Public Library”.

 

Crivitz Library Annual Book Sale

Crivitz Library will be having our Annual Book sale Monday, September 11th through Friday, September 15th (We will have a $2.00 bag sale Friday September 15th on $.10 and $.25 items)  We are excepting book donations that are decent shape now through Monday September 4th.  If you have a brown paper bags to donate that would be great as well.

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.

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