As the weather turns colder and the days get shorter, opportunities abound at the library. Check our Winter 2018 Program Guide for events occuring January through April.
Ongoing programs include Preschool and Itsy Bitsy Story Times, Genealogy Discussion Group, Lego Club, Wednesday Afternoon Book Club, and Board on Saturday.
Special events include Boredom Busters for early release days in Marinette, Choose Your Own Book Club, Spring Break events, Family Financial Literacy Nights, Poetry, a Puzzle Potluck, and Winter Wiggles!
All programs are free and open to the public. Activities are subject to change. Please contact the library or check our Facebook page (Stephenson Public Library) closer to each event for updates.
It’s time to join in on some science fun! The Stephenson Public Library will be part of the Wisconsin Science Festival on Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 1:00-3:00 p.m. This event will have activities for young children, teens, and adults-all are welcome to attend this free event.
Science Fest at the Library will feature demonstrations, hands-on experiments, and education to help rediscover the fun in learning scientific principles and concepts.
The egg drop will take place at 3:00. Check our Facebook Egg Drop event for details and click here for 2017 Egg Drop Guidelines
This program is for ages 3-5 years (siblings welcome) with their adult. We sing songs, read stories, rhyme, move, and make a craft. Join us on TUESDAYS at 10:00 a.m. Be sure to check our published Fall 2017 Program Guide 8×14 or our Facebook page (Stephenson Public Library) for specific dates and topics.
Itsy Bitsy Story Time:
This program for ages 0-3 years (siblings welcome) and their adult incorporates songs, movement, short stories, fingerplays, rhyming, and social time. Join us on WEDNESDAYS at 11:00 a.m. Be sure to check our published Fall 2017 Program Guide 8×14 or our Facebook page (Stephenson Public Library) for specific dates.
It’s here!! We have our Fall 2017 Program Guide available for you. If you want to check it out before you come to the library or print one out at home, go for it. (Note that it is in an 8″ x 14″ format.) Happy planning. Please call the library or stop by if you have questions about programs. 715.732.7570
Free Glasses: We are so happy to share the news that our libraries will have free solar eclipse safety glasses to pass out! These will be available the DAY OF THE ECLIPSE. We are not distributing them early as we need to be sure to have enough on hand at our events. We look forward to seeing everyone on August 21st! Please check with your branch library to see what time their event will begin.
Time: The eclipse lasts for several hours, so we understand that you may want to finish your observation off site. That works! You will be able to take your glasses with you that day. The eclipse will begin at approximately 11:54 a.m. and end at 2:36 p.m.
Safety: For your safety, it is important to use undamaged, unscratched safety glasses. Even a small scratch can result in eye damage.
Join in our Summer Reading Club Post Script this month with our Summer Reading Club Celebration, a special Kid’s Day in Marinette Story Time, Coding Camp for Kids, Lego Story Club, Summer Story Time, Itsy Bitsy Story Time, a TED Talk, Local History Resources, Books Outside the Box, and Wednesday Afternoon Book Club.
Story Time: Join us at the Stephenson Public Library in Marinette on Friday, August 11th at 10:00 a.m. for our Pete the Cat Story Time and SRC Celebration! This is part of the Kid’s Day in Marinette events. We will read stories, move, grove, and meet Pete! Participants are welcome to have their photo taken with Pete as well.
Donations: We will also be presenting the Animal Shelter, St. Vincent dePaul food pantry, and the Fairy Godmother Project with their checks. The money was earned by participants in the “Build a Better World” Summer Reading Club courtesy of a donation by our Friends of the Library group. We hope that this helps everyone feel that they can make a difference right here in our community.
More Pete coming soon…. Schools also had the chance to earn a visit from Pete the Cat for their elementary school by earning the most points for their team by reading, creating, learning, and doing with the Summer Reading Club.
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.
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.
At the last session of the season, members will give presentations about what they learned from the Brown County genealogy series and from a DNA workshop at the Wisconsin Historical Society.
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.