Gardening and Chicken Workshop at Crivitz Library – April 13th

Horticulture and Agriculture Workshops





Session 1

1:00 pm

Successful Vegetable Gardening:

Sorting your seeds and Managing Pests

Session 2

 3:15 pm

 Raising Meat Birds

Producing high quality chicken or other poultry for consumption

Learn about purchasing and caring for chicks to feed/water management and how to handle processing your poultry.

Any questions, please contact Crivitz Library at 715-854-7562




Learn about Layers (chickens + more) at Wausaukee Library

The Wausaukee Library will provide information on this topic on Monday, April 17th at 4PM.

Scott Reuss will present a program entitled “Managing a Small Laying Flock.”  Reuss, Agriculture and Horticulture Agent with the UW-Extension office of Marinette County, is well-known for his informative talks and his responsiveness to attendees.  He will focus on chickens but can include other poultry as pertinent.   Please call the Wausaukee Library for more information at 715-856-5995.


Marinette: Natural Ice Harvesting Presentation

Natural Ice Harvesting on the Menominee River

 April 24, 2017 at 6 PM

Stephenson Public Library

 The Crystal Ice Company harvested ice on the Menominee River until the winter of 1964/1965. Join Tim Cox for a special presentation on how his family’s business harvested ice from the river and got it into local homes and businesses before standard refrigeration. Mr. Cox will talk about his family’s business and the process of ice harvesting, including how the processes of cutting and culling ice changed with the introduction of motorized equipment. He will show photographs and film footage from Crystal Ice Company’s last harvest and bring hand tools used by his grandfather.

The public is welcome to this free event.


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 Apr. 24 @ 4PM

Join the Wausaukee Book Club on Monday, April 24th at 4PM when we discuss our next title, Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky.  The critically acclaimed debut novel from Stephen Chbosky, Perks follows observant “wallflower” Charlie as he charts a course through the strange world between adolescence and adulthood. First dates, family drama, and new friends. Sex, drugs, and The Rocky Horror Picture ShowPerks. Devastating loss, young love, and life on the fringes. Caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it, Charlie must learn to navigate those wild and poignant roller-coaster days known as growing up.

Pick up a copy of this fascinating book and join us Monday, Apr. 24th @4PM.  Call the library for more information at 715-856-5995.


Crivitz April Story time schedule




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


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


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



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


Marinette: Civility Speaks


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.