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Summer Book Club @ Wausaukee

Wonder by R. J. Palaciio

Come to the Wausaukee Library on June 21 at 4PM to discuss Wonder by R. J. Palacio.  This heartbreaking but positive book has made the New York Times bestseller list and is heralded as one of kids’ best books.  This is the book that inspired the Choose Kind movement.

August Pullman was born with a facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, he wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid.  However, his new classmates can’t get past Auggie’s extraordinary face. WONDER begins from Auggie’s point of view.   Soon the point of view switches to his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others. These perspectives converge in a portrait of one community’s struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance.

Pick up a copy of the book at the Wausaukee Library and return on Wednesday, June 21st at 4PM to share your review of this extraordinary book.

MARINETTE: Summer Reading Club

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Get ALL the Summer Reading Club details here!

You may have read or heard about some of our Summer Reading Club programs, but be sure to look at all the wonderful events included in our June-July “Build a Better World” themed  Program Guide 8×14

Please note that one event is NOT listed in the guide: Tuesday, June 25th at 1:00 p.m. Mary Tooley will present her “Animals are Builders Too!” program for school age children.  They will learn about animals and construct their own take home paper spider web and spider.  

August events are also in the guide.

REGISTRATION and PRIZES:

The Summer Reading Club kick-off is on June 1, from 5-7 p.m.  You can register,participate in activities, and enjoy light refreshments courtesy of the Friends of the Library.

To go with the theme, participants will be able to vote via sticker for a charity via their reading and completion of various activities.  (Donation lists will also be available.)  Completing reading and activities will also earn participants a weekly STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) kit, such as a catapult, to take home.

Local elementary schools will be competing for a reading trophy and a special “Pete the Cat” Story time at their school.

ACTIVITIES:

Weekly activities for ages 0-18 include Maker Mondays, Summer Story Time,Itsy Bitsy Story Time, Teen Scene, Volunteens, Tinker Thursday,  Walking Book Club, and puzzles/games, guessing jar

Activities for adults and teens include Books Outside the Box, Genealogy for Beginners, Local History Resources,  Walking Book Club, puzzles/games, guessing jar, and Wednesday Afternoon Book Club

Special Events : Boldt Blocks,  Pokémon Trainer Club, Animals are Builders Too!, Moms’ Clean Air Force (air quality), Pete the Cat Story Time, Lego Story Club, and Computer Coding Camp

**No programs the week of July 3-8**

All library programs are free and open to the public.

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.

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: Genealogy Discussion Group

Genealogy Discussion Group

September 25 at 6 PM

October 23 at 6 PM

November 27 at 6 PM

December 18 at 6 PM

Local genealogists meet at the Stephenson Public Library, Marinette, to learn from one another about resources and research techniques. New discoveries and presentations each month. Genealogists of all experience levels are welcome.

MARINETTE: Winter Preschool Story Time

Preschool Story Time is a great opportunity for children to come listen to stories, sing songs, move, create, think, and do!  Tuesdays at 10, children ages 3-5 and a parent or caregiver participate together for learning and fun.  (Siblings are welcome)

Dates for January and February: (**note: no PST 2/7/17)library

1/10/17

1/17/17

1/24/17

1/31/17

2/14/17

2/21/17

2/28/17

 

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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