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.
Options for other safe observation can be found here: https://www.space.com/35555-total-solar-eclipse-safety-tips.html
Directions for building a pinhole viewer can be found here: https://www.space.com/15737-safely-sun-build-shoebox-pinhole-camera-video.html
Fun: For a solar game, check out “Solar Tricktionary” here: https://spaceplace.nasa.gov/solar-tricktionary/en/
Coming Soon Flier August 2017 NOTE: The library closes EARLY at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 1st due to National Night Out
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.
Summer Reading Club Finale and Story Time
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.
If you would like to make an additional donation to any of these groups, you can bring them in on that day. Attached are a list of suggestions provided by the groups: SVdP list.docx MAS shelter list Project Give Fairy Godmother List
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.
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.
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.
Want to read ahead? This is the list of upcoming discussion books.
Check InfoSoup.org to order a copy of the book.
January 31, 2018: Books for Living by Will Schwalbe
February 28, 2018: The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philip Sendker
March 28, 2018: The Ninth Hour by Alice McDermott
April 25, 2018: Left to Tell by Immaculée Ilibagiza
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.
Genealogy Discussion Group
- January 22, 2018 at 6 PM: “DNA & Genealogy” with Paula Huff
- February 26, 2018 at 6 PM: “Analyzing Research Findings” with Don Chinnery
- March 26, 2018 at 6 PM: Topic to be announced
- April 19, 2018 at 6 PM: “Overcoming Roadblocks in Germany and Czech Republic Research” with Wade Olsen
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.
Plenty of good events coming up in March. Join us! Click here to download and/or print. Coming Soon Brochure March 2017
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)
Children ages 0-3 years with a parent or adult caregiver are invited to join Miss Lara for songs, simple stories, movement, and more at Itsy Bitsy Story TIme Wednesdays at 11.
We will meet on the following dates in January and February: (** no IBST 2/8**)