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Storytime to begin @ Wausaukee Sept. 19

Summer is almost over and fall routines will begin.  Make Storytime part of your routine!  We meet every Wednesday morning @ 10:30AM for about an hour.  We sing a little, we read a book, we play a little, we do a craft, we read another book, we have a snack and we may read another book!  All ages are welcome.  Please call the library for more information at 715-856-5995.  Our first fall Storytime in on Sept. 19th.  The following is a list of all of our Storytimes until Christmas.  See you soon!


MARINETTE: Itsy Bitsy Story Time September to December 2018

ages birth to three with a parent or caregiver

Wednesdays at 11:00 AM

 

You may wonder about the benefits of reading to your baby. Believe it or not, by the time babies reach their first birthday they will have learned all the sounds needed to speak their native language. Hearing words helps to build a rich network of words in a baby’s brain. Join us as we play, sing, read, and rhyme in ways that foster bonding and learning.

 

September 12, 19, 26

October 3, 10, 17, 31 (costumes welcome)  please note, no Itsy Bitsy on 10/24

November 7, 14   please note, no Itsy Bitsy on 11/21 or 11/28

December 5, 12    please note, no Itsy Bitsy on 12/19 or 12/26

 

Please see our Facebook page: Stephenson Public Library for cancellations or changes



Book Club @ Wausaukee on August 27 @ 4PM

Join the Book Club @ the Wausaukee Library on Aug. 27 @ 4PM to discuss Born a Crime by Trevor Noah.  Our adult book club chose this title because of its global interest and information.

Trevor Noah’s unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Living proof of his parents’ indiscretion, Trevor was kept mostly indoors for the earliest years of his life, bound by the extreme and often absurd measures his mother took to hide him from a government that could, at any moment, steal him away. Finally liberated by the end of South Africa’s tyrannical white rule, Trevor and his mother set forth on a grand adventure, living openly and freely and embracing the opportunities won by a centuries-long struggle.

Born a Crime is the story of a mischievous young boy who grows into a restless young man as he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist. It is also the story of that young man’s relationship with his fearless, rebellious, and fervently religious mother—his teammate, a woman determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty, violence, and abuse that would ultimately threaten her own life.


MARINETTE: Summer Schedule

It’s here! Our May through August schedule of programs is available now. You can pick up your paper copy in the library or download it here. (It’s in an  8″ x14″ format).

 

Summer 2018 Program Guide 8×14 (1)

 

May will feature our regular school year offerings of Preschool Story Time, Itsy Bitsy Story Time, Lego night,    Genealogy, and Wednesday Afternoon Book Club.

 

 

 

This summer we will be offering some favorites and some new options for all ages. Our theme is “Libraries Rock” and we will start off with a “Summer Blast Off” Party where you can register and have some fun (hopefully the weather will cooperate). We will even have an option for kids attending the Marinette City Supervised Playgrounds.  Check the  event listings in the newspaper and on Facebook throughout the summer for themes and details.

All programs/events are free and open to the public.

 

 

 



Marinette: Boredom Busters

Boredom Busters!

The Stephenson Public Library will be offering drop-in programs on the following dates when Marinette Public Schools have Early-Release or Spring Break:

 

February 12: 1-3 p.m.  (ages 6-18)

*Make glitter slime

*Make an animated version of your name in Scratch code or your own Star Wars galaxy

in Blockly or Java

*Try our Meeperbots (LEGOs+coding)

* Play games including Bears vs. Babies, Jenga, and others, bring one of your own and

start a tourney

 

March 5th: 1-3:00 p.m.  (ages 6-18)

*Make chalkboard slime

*Create your own Google logo or create a game in Pirate Plunder

*Try our Meeperbots (LEGOs+coding)

* Play games including Bears vs. Babies, Jenga, and others, bring one of your own and

start a tourney

 

March 8th: 1-3:00 p.m.  (ages 6-18)

*Fort Building: bring sheets and/or blankets from home to create a fort in the library

*Read-a-Thon: Find a cozy spot in your fort or around the library to enjoy some relaxed

reading time.

*Snacks: Enjoy some snacks provided by the Friends of the library

*Prizes: awards for various fort building and reading categories

 

March 7th: 5-7:00 p.m. LEGO Fest  (all ages)

A wide variety of LEGO activities including a hands-on Meeper-Bot demonstration, mazes, building challenges, and more!

 

March 9th: 1-3:00 p.m. TEEN SCENE (ages 12 and up)

*Escape Room

*Retro Video Games

*Board/Card Games including Bears vs. Babies (from the makers of Exploding Kittens)

*Snacks: Enjoy some snacks provided by the Friends of the library

 

April 16th: 1-3:00 p.m. (ages 6-18)

*Make thermochromic (color changing) slime

*Try a variety of coding opportunities including Ozobots

*Play retro video games, board, and card games

 

All programs are free to the public.  Children under 12 need to have an adult caregiver/parent present at the library.  For up to date information and changes, please refer to our Facebook page @ Stephenson Public Library


MARINETTE: Science Fest and Egg Drop

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 


MARINETTE: September Calendar

We are looking forward to our next quarter of programming!  We will be publishing a booklet for September through December library events very soon.  To tide you over, we have our   Coming Soon Flier September 2017

Children’s Programs: Preschool Story Time, Itsy Bitsy Story Time, Lego Club,

Pokémon Trainer Club, and Paws & Tales all begin the first week in September.

Adult Programs: Common Ground and Choose Your Own Book Club will be new additions to our  schedule.  The Wednesday Afternoon Book Club, Books Outside the Box, and the Genealogy Discussion Group will also be back in September.

For other upcoming events including author visits, Science Fest, our annual Holiday Open House, and up to date changes, please be sure to check our Facebook page at “Stephenson Public Library”.

 


MARINETTE: Summer Reading Club

Image courtesy of CSLP

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.


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