January 2018 - Marinette County Consolidated Libraries

Marinette County Libraries: Collecting Valentines for Veterans

Show your appreciation for the service of our Veterans by making Valentine’s Day cards and dropping them off at your local Marinette County public library by February 5, 2018. The cards will be sent to the VA Hospital in Iron Mountain and given to local Veterans in time for Valentine’s Day. Please help us show our Veterans that we are grateful for their sacrifices and remember their service to our country.



Marinette: Boredom Busters

Boredom Busters!

The Stephenson Public Library will be offering drop-in programs on the following dates when Marinette Public Schools have Early-Release or Spring Break:

 

February 12: 1-3 p.m.  (ages 6-18)

*Make glitter slime

*Make an animated version of your name in Scratch code or your own Star Wars galaxy

in Blockly or Java

*Try our Meeperbots (LEGOs+coding)

* Play games including Bears vs. Babies, Jenga, and others, bring one of your own and

start a tourney

 

March 5th: 1-3:00 p.m.  (ages 6-18)

*Make chalkboard slime

*Create your own Google logo or create a game in Pirate Plunder

*Try our Meeperbots (LEGOs+coding)

* Play games including Bears vs. Babies, Jenga, and others, bring one of your own and

start a tourney

 

March 8th: 1-3:00 p.m.  (ages 6-18)

*Fort Building: bring sheets and/or blankets from home to create a fort in the library

*Read-a-Thon: Find a cozy spot in your fort or around the library to enjoy some relaxed

reading time.

*Snacks: Enjoy some snacks provided by the Friends of the library

*Prizes: awards for various fort building and reading categories

 

March 7th: 5-7:00 p.m. LEGO Fest  (all ages)

A wide variety of LEGO activities including a hands-on Meeper-Bot demonstration, mazes, building challenges, and more!

 

March 9th: 1-3:00 p.m. TEEN SCENE (ages 12 and up)

*Escape Room

*Retro Video Games

*Board/Card Games including Bears vs. Babies (from the makers of Exploding Kittens)

*Snacks: Enjoy some snacks provided by the Friends of the library

 

April 16th: 1-3:00 p.m. (ages 6-18)

*Make thermochromic (color changing) slime

*Try a variety of coding opportunities including Ozobots

*Play retro video games, board, and card games

 

All programs are free to the public.  Children under 12 need to have an adult caregiver/parent present at the library.  For up to date information and changes, please refer to our Facebook page @ Stephenson Public Library


Marinette: Story Times

PRESCHOOL and ITSY BITSY STORY TIMES:

Join us on Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m. for Preschool Story Time, ages 3-6; or on Wednesday mornings at 11:00 a.m. for Itsy Bitsy Story Time, ages birth to 3. Siblings are welcome at both story times

Preschool Story Time offers an opportunity for your child to interact with others at their own level and for parents/caregivers to connect with others. This chance to socialize is paired with fun experiences with stories, songs, rhymes, and activities that are the building blocks of early literacy.

Itsy Bitsy Story Time focuses on offering children and their parent or caregiver a chance to experience songs, movement, and short stories together. Play time at the end offers everyone a chance to socialize and visit. The familiar pattern of story time helps children feel comfortable in this new environment.

If you have any question about attending a story time, please contact the library

 

at 715.732.7575. Any changes to the dates below can be found on our Stephenson Public Library Facebook page on the day of the event.

January:

Preschool Story Time dates: 1/16, 1/23, 1/30
Itsy Bitsy Story Time dates: 1/17, 1/24, 1/31

 

February:

Preschool Story Time dates: 2/6, 2/13, 2/20, 2/27

 

Itsy Bitsy Story Time dates: 2/7, 2/14, 2/21, 2/28

March:

 

Preschool Story Time dates: 3/6, 3/13, 3/20, 3/27
Itsy Bitsy Story Time dates: 3/7, 3/14, 3/21, 3/28



Marinette: Interactive Poetry Workshop

April 26 from 6 to 7 PM

Through writing prompts and exercises, Marquette poets Troy Graham, A. Lynn Blumer, and Emily Smith will help budding and seasoned poets fine-tune poems that participants bring from home or help create poems on the spot. 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. This event is free and open to the public.



Marinette: Puzzle Potluck

February 17 from 10 AM to 4 PM–Come when you can, leave when you must!

Do you love to work on puzzles, but are tired of the ones you have already done at home? Bring one of those old puzzles to trade in at the Puzzle Potluck. Leave one of your puzzles for someone else to use and find a new one to take home.

While at the library, stay for a while and work on a relaxing puzzle with fellow puzzlers. Feel free to bring a snack and beverage for yourself.


Book club to meet on Monday, April 23 @ 4PM

In 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, and is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel’s doors. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him entry into a much larger world of emotional discovery.n 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, and is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel’s doors. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him entry into a much larger world of emotional discovery.

Join us on Monday, April 23rd  @ 4PM to discuss this interesting novel.  If you need a copy of the book, please call the library @ 715-856-5995.


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