MARINETTE: Spring Story Times

Preschool Story Time is for children ages 3-5 with their adult, siblings are welcome.  Join                us TUESDAY mornings at 10:00 in the community room off the children’s area.  We will sing, read, move, and end with a craft.

Dates:  April: 4, 11,18, 25

May: 2, 9, 16, 23

 Summer Story Time begins June 13 with our annual Teddy Bear Picnic

Itsy Bitsy Story Time is for ages 0-3 years old and their adult, siblings welcome.  Join us              WEDNESDAY mornings at 11:00 a.m. in the community room off the children’s                     area for songs, short stories, music, and social time.

Dates: April: 5, 12, 19, 26

May: 3, 10, 17, 24

Summer Itsy Bitsy  begins June 14th.storytime

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.


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.


Marinette: Wednesday Afternoon Book Club

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

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March 22, 2017: The Year of the Runaways by Sunjeev Sahota

April 26, 2017: Love Where You Live by Peter Kageyama

May 24, 2017: The Boys in the Boat by Daniel Brown

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: Ukulele Strum Along

April 24 at 1pm

Nursery rhymes are important tools for teaching language and early literacy skills to children. Add a new dimension to your nursery rhyme time by strumming along with your ukulele. Miss Mariel will teach three simple chords to strum while singing basic nursery rhymes. Even if you’ve never picked up a ukulele or can’t carry a tune, you will learn some basics to help motivate you to start.

Ukulele Strum Along is geared toward parents and caregivers; children are welcome to attend with their parent. Bring your ukulele to the Stephenson Public Library for this free event. If you don’t have a ukulele, come anyway to sing along!