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Building with Plants @ Wausaukee


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.

Summer Book Club @ Wausaukee

Wonder by R. J. Palaciio

Come to the Wausaukee Library on June 21 at 4PM to discuss Wonder by R. J. Palacio.  This heartbreaking but positive book has made the New York Times bestseller list and is heralded as one of kids’ best books.  This is the book that inspired the Choose Kind movement.

August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid.  However, his new classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face. WONDER begins from Auggie’s point of view.   Soon the point of view switches to his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others. These perspectives converge in a portrait of one community’s struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance.

Pick up a copy of the book at the Wausaukee Library and return on Wednesday, June 21st at 4PM to share your review of this extraordinary book.

Crivitz Summer Reading Program




June 5 – 9:           Registration – Stop in to get a reading log and make a fathers day card

June 12 – 16:       Registration continues.  There is still time to make a card

June 15:               Anytime between: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. Make your own Chia Pet

June 22:               Anytime between: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm. 100 Tooth Pick Tower Challenge

June 29 :             10:00 am – 3:00 pm.  Make a bird house and a bird feeder

July 3 – 7:            Take home activity. (Have a great 4th of July)

July 13:                10:00 am  – Date in the park. Learn more about our wonderful playground

July 19th       




Meet some amazing animal architects, including the octopus, spider, crow, and bower bird. Using real science specimens, puppets, and pictures, Ms. Mary will show which animal makes a decorated home for his girlfriend, a crazy den to hide in, a lodge that’s waterproof, and a trap to catch lunch.

Participants will construct their own 3-D paper spider web and spider to take home.

MARINETTE: Summer Reading Club

Image courtesy of CSLP

Get ALL the Summer Reading Club details here!

You may have read or heard about some of our Summer Reading Club programs, but be sure to look at all the wonderful events included in our June-July “Build a Better World” themed  Program Guide 8×14

Please note that one event is NOT listed in the guide: Tuesday, June 25th at 1:00 p.m. Mary Tooley will present her “Animals are Builders Too!” program for school age children.  They will learn about animals and construct their own take home paper spider web and spider.  

August events are also in the guide.


The Summer Reading Club kick-off is on June 1, from 5-7 p.m.  You can register,participate in activities, and enjoy light refreshments courtesy of the Friends of the Library.

To go with the theme, participants will be able to vote via sticker for a charity via their reading and completion of various activities.  (Donation lists will also be available.)  Completing reading and activities will also earn participants a weekly STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) kit, such as a catapult, to take home.

Local elementary schools will be competing for a reading trophy and a special “Pete the Cat” Story time at their school.


Weekly activities for ages 0-18 include Maker Mondays, Summer Story Time,Itsy Bitsy Story Time, Teen Scene, Volunteens, Tinker Thursday,  Walking Book Club, and puzzles/games, guessing jar

Activities for adults and teens include Books Outside the Box, Genealogy for Beginners, Local History Resources,  Walking Book Club, puzzles/games, guessing jar, and Wednesday Afternoon Book Club

Special Events : Boldt Blocks,  Pokémon Trainer Club, Animals are Builders Too!, Moms’ Clean Air Force (air quality), Pete the Cat Story Time, Lego Story Club, and Computer Coding Camp

**No programs the week of July 3-8**

All library programs are free and open to the public.

Marinette: Genealogy for Beginners

Have you thought about researching your family’s ancestry, but don’t know where to start? Come to the Stephenson Public Library in Marinette on Saturday, June 17 at 10 AM to learn how to start researching your family’s genealogy.

Doing genealogy can be difficult and frustrating, but can also be a rewarding challenge.  At this session, Adult Services Reference Librarian, Mariel, will go through the basics of what information to look for, where to find that information, and how to organize your research. It will provide a good introduction for anyone who is interested in genealogy and wants to learn how to get started.

This genealogy session is free and open to the public. No registration requested.

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