Karen Kortbein, Author at Marinette County Consolidated Libraries

Storytime continues @ Wausaukee every Wednesday @ 10:30AM

Join us at the Wausaukee Library for Storytime on Wednesday mornings at 10:30AM.  We sing, we read, we play, we read some more, we make a simple craft, we read a little more and we eat!  Our themes for October and November are:

Oct. 25th           Halloween!   Wear your costume, if you dare!!

Nov.  1               Pumpkins

Nov. 8                Bears

Nov. 15              Thanksgiving

Nov. 22              NO STORYTIME

Nov.  29             The Dentist

New Kids Book Club beginning on Nov. 13 @ 3:45PM

The 4th, 5th and 6th Grade Book Club is beginning at the Wausaukee Library.  On Monday, Nov. 13 at 3:45PM we will be discussing this fun and historically accurate book, Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko.  Have you ever been to Alcatraz Island?  Well, come and find out about life there years ago when it was a federal prison.

Moose Flannagan moves with his family to Alcatraz so his dad can work as a prison guard and his sister, Natalie, can attend a special school. But Natalie has autism, and when she’s denied admittance to the school, the stark setting of Alcatraz begins to unravel the tenuous coping mechanisms Moose’s family has used for dealing with her disorder.

When Moose meets Piper, the cute daughter of the Warden, he knows right off she’s trouble. But she’s also strangely irresistible. All Moose wants to do is protect Natalie, live up to his parents’ expectations, and stay out of trouble. But on Alcatraz, trouble is never very far away.

Set in 1935, when guards actually lived on Alcatraz Island with their families. Choldenko’s second novel brings humor to the complexities of family dynamics and illuminates the real struggle of a kid trying to free himself from the “good boy” stance he’s taken his whole life.

Books are available at the library.   Call the library for more information at 715-856-5995.

Book Club continues on Oct. 23 with When Breath Becomes Air


Our monthly book club will be discussing this important memoir on Monday, Oct. 23 @ 4PM.  Please pick up a book at the library and join us.

“At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade’s worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, and the next he was a patient struggling to live. And just like that, the future he and his wife had imagined evaporated. When Breath Becomes Air chronicles Kalanithi’s transformation from a naïve medical student “possessed,” as he wrote, “by the question of what, given that all organisms die, makes a virtuous and meaningful life” into a neurosurgeon at Stanford working in the brain, the most critical place for human identity, and finally into a patient and new father confronting his own mortality.

What makes life worth living in the face of death? What do you do when the future, no longer a ladder toward your goals in life, flattens out into a perpetual present? What does it mean to have a child, to nurture a new life as another fades away? These are some of the questions Kalanithi wrestles with in this profoundly moving, exquisitely observed memoir.”

Call the Wausaukee Library for further information at 715-856-5995.

Adult Coloring Stress Therapy @ Wausaukee Library

Adult coloringCome to the Wausaukee Library on Friday, Feb. 5th at 4PM for some wonderful stress therapy.  The adult coloring hour will include relaxing coloring, great company, soothing music and refreshments.  Get your weekend started without stress!  Please call the library at 715-856-5995 to register so that there are enough materials.  Sharpened pencils will be waiting for you!

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