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Nature isn’t a place you go, it’s where you live! Join us to explore the nature right here in Marinette County.

Want to get your family off the couch and out for a real life adventure? All ages are invited to Meet Miss Lara from the Stephenson Public Library and crew at Harmony Arboretum and/or Dave’s Falls to see what kind of plants and animals live right here in Marinette County. We will use the free SEEK  app by iNaturalist that is designed for kids and families to use to identify local species, sort of like the musical Shazam app, but for nature. Events are free and open to all ages, but preregistration is needed.

Register for either event or both by calling the Stephenson Public Library at 715.732.7570.


Marinette: Voyageur Magazine

Voyageur Magazine

September 12, 2018 at 6 PM

Stephenson Public Library, Marinette

Voyageur: Northeast Wisconsin’s Historical Review is a local history magazine published twice a year by the Brown County Historical Society, and co-sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. At this event, editor David Voelker will give a brief history of the magazine’s 35 years of publication and explain how locals may submit articles for publication.

Following Professor Voelker’s introduction, Dr. Dan Kallgren will talk at length about the research and findings compiled in his Voyager article, “From Berggren’s to Super Walmart: The Evolving Food Retail Landscape in Marinette, Wisconsin.”

This event is free and open to the public.


MARINETTE: Youth Book Club ages 8-12

Read the book and join us at the library!  The club will include discussion of the book and a related activity.  Limited copies of the book will be available at the library for check out early in the month or reserve your copy with your library card online with infoSoup.   

Wednesday, September 19th at 4:00 PM   Redwall by Brian Jacques

The mice and other peaceful creatures of Redwall Abbey celebrate the Summer of the Late Rose — until an evil rat named Cluny the Scourge arrives to shatter their serenity. … Matthias, a young, novice mouse, begins receiving signs from a legendary Redwall hero of ages past called Martin the Warrior.

Wednesday, October 17th at 4:00 PM   The Westing Game by Ellen Raskin

The Westing Game tells the story of secretive businessman Sam Westing and his sixteen unrelated heirs who must come together to solve the challenge of his death. Westing has left a strange will; it is built as a puzzle. Who will inherit and who dunnit?


MARINETTE: October Preschool Story Time 2018

Preschool Story Time: ages three to six with a parent or caregiver, siblings welcome

Tuesdays at 10:00 AM  check our Stephenson Public Library Facebook page for updates and cancellations 

 

Help your child develop school readiness skills in a fun and engaging environment.  We will read stories, share rhymes and songs, and explore learning through crafts, discovery tables and more based on a theme.

 

 

October  

2: Owls

9: Squirrels

16: Pumpkins

23: Scarecrows and Crows

30: Monsters (not scary!)

 


MARINETTE: September Preschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time: ages three to six with a parent or caregiver, siblings welcome

Tuesdays at 10:00 AM  check our Stephenson Public Library Facebook page for updates and cancellations 

 

Help your child develop school readiness skills in a fun and engaging environment.  We will read stories, share rhymes and songs, and explore learning through crafts, discovery tables and more based on a theme.  

 

 

September   

 11: Apples

 18: Sunflowers

25: Leaves


Marinette: The Stanley Toy Story: Fame to Fire

The Stanley Toy Story: Fame to Fire

With Author David Retzlaff

October 15 at 6 PM

Stephenson Public Library, Marinette

 

David Retzlaff, a lifelong resident of Oconto, Wisconsin, has made Oconto’s former Stanley Toy Company building his home since 2005. Since that time, David has done extensive research on the toy company from its start in 1946 to the point where it had become one of the nation’s largest cast metal toy makers until its closure after a devastating 1949 Christmas season fire. David put all of this research into a book, titled The Stanley Toy Story: Fame to Fire.

At this presentation, David will give a brief history of the Stanley Toy Company and talk about his research on the Stanley Toy Company. Books will be available for sale following the presentation.


Marinette: Borrowing eBooks and Digital Audiobooks

August 22 from 9 AM to 12 Noon

Want to try out the new Libby App? Use it to check out and download books and audiobooks from the Wisconsin Digital Library. Borrow up to 10 books at a time; download them from any location with WiFi. Drop in for a primer about this app during these open sessions. Bring your smartphone or tablet and your library card and PIN to get started.


Marinette: Wednesday Afternoon Book Club

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

Check InfoSoup.org to order a copy of the book.

August 22, 2018: Honolulu by Alan Brennert

September 26, 2018: Beartown by Fredrik Backman

October 24, 2018: The Finest Hours by Mike Tougias

November 28, 2018: Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks

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: Genealogy Workshop

August 9 from 6 to 7:30 PM: Recollection Wisconsin & Wisconsin Historical Society

In this session, Reference Librarian Mariel will introduce these online sites useful in researching genealogy and local history. Practice along with her by bringing your laptop and genealogy tree questions.


MARINETTE: Summer Schedule

It’s here! Our May through August schedule of programs is available now. You can pick up your paper copy in the library or download it here. (It’s in an  8″ x14″ format).

 

Summer 2018 Program Guide 8×14 (1)

 

May will feature our regular school year offerings of Preschool Story Time, Itsy Bitsy Story Time, Lego night,    Genealogy, and Wednesday Afternoon Book Club.

 

 

 

This summer we will be offering some favorites and some new options for all ages. Our theme is “Libraries Rock” and we will start off with a “Summer Blast Off” Party where you can register and have some fun (hopefully the weather will cooperate). We will even have an option for kids attending the Marinette City Supervised Playgrounds.  Check the  event listings in the newspaper and on Facebook throughout the summer for themes and details.

All programs/events are free and open to the public.

 

 

 


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