Mariel, Author at Marinette County Consolidated Libraries

Marinette: Local History Resources

Local History Resources

August 12, 2017 at 10 AM

Please come to this informational session led by Reference Librarian, Mariel. Local history resources are unique to every community, and Marinette’s collection is no exception.

Anyone new to genealogy and local history research will get an overview of the collection and learn how to use the library’s city directories, year books, plat books, and obituary indexes. Seasoned researchers will get an opportunity to see some of the unique local historical items in the library’s collection. In addition, everyone will get an opportunity to get comfortable using the library’s microfilm machines.


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.

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.

Marinette: Wednesday Afternoon Book Club

Want to read ahead? This is the list of upcoming discussion books.

Check to order a copy of the book.

June 28, 2017: LaRose by Louise Erdrich

July 26, 2017: The Wright Brothers by David McCullough

August 23, 2017: Circling the Sun by Paula McLain

September 27, 2017: A Fall of Marigolds by Susan Meissner

October 25, 2017: Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder

November 15, 2017: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

December 20, 2017: Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson

The Wednesday Afternoon Book Club meets at 1:00 PM at the Stephenson Public Library (1700 Hall Ave., Marinette). New members are welcome to join the discussion.

Marinette: Informal eReader Sessions

Want to learn how to download the OverDrive app to your tablet or phone? Need help figuring out how to check out and download audiobooks or eBooks for your device?

Call 715-732-7570 to schedule an appointment at the Stephenson Public Library. Mariel will help you practice and get comfortable using the Wisconsin Digital Library to checkout and download eBooks and audiobooks using your InfoSoup library card.

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