Show your appreciation for the service of our Veterans by making Valentine’s Day cards and dropping them off at your local Marinette County public library by February 5, 2018. The cards will be sent to the VA Hospital in Iron Mountain and given to local Veterans in time for Valentine’s Day. Please help us show our Veterans that we are grateful for their sacrifices and remember their service to our country.
Peshtigo Public Library’s annual Holiday Open House will be on Wednesday, December 20th from 3:30-5:30. This event is put on by the Peshtigo Library and the Peshtigo Parks and Recreation Department, with volunteers from the Peshtigo Woman’s Club and Peshtigo Library Foundation.
Wednesday, December 20th will be filled with fun and holiday cheer. The party begins at 3:30 and goes until 5:30. Treats and Hot Chocolate will be provided. There will be a Coloring Contest for the children, as well as crafts to do. A Holiday Gift Basket drawing will be held for the adults. Santa will be coming also! Santa will arrive at the Peshtigo Library at 4 and stay until 5. Bring your camera and your best smile! Come join us for a pleasant evening celebrating the holidays!
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
Story Times @ the Stephenson Public Library
Preschool Story Time:
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.
Antique Appraiser, Mark Moran, will be coming to the Peshtigo Library on Wednesday, October 4th. This event is hosted by the Peshtigo Library Foundation and free to all participants and spectators. It will begin at 4 pm and go until 7 pm. Space is limited for those who wish to have items appraised. Stop in to the Peshtigo Library or call to sign up: 715-582-4905. It is also limited to one item per person.
Accepted Items Include: Fine Art, Furniture, Ceramics, Glassware, Vintage Photographs, Advertising, Folk Art, Metalware, Clocks, and Costume Jewelry.
Excluded Items Are: All Weapons, Varmint Traps, Fine Jewelry (Including Precious Gems), Watches, Coins & Currency, Beanie Babies, Musical Instruments, and Nazi Memorabilia.
Since this is held in the Peshtigo Library, which normally closes at 6 pm, all library items you wish to check out, can only be checked out until 6. All computers will shut down at that time, and the library will only be opened for the antique appraisal event from 6-7 pm.
Peshtigo Public Library story time is reaching its end for 2017. December 15th will be the last story time of the year, starting at 10:30 am. Story time will continue in February of 2018.
Friday mornings at 10:30 story time begins for our preschool-aged children. The program goes for half an hour and includes two stories, and a craft to follow. Our next story time will be on December 1st with stories about Winter. On December 8th it is all about polar bears, and on December 15th we are reading about the holidays. We have a lot of fun and hope you will come join us at our next story time.
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.