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
Had too much turkey? Need some popcorn? Come to the Wausaukee Library on Friday, Nov. 24 @ 5PM to watch a movie about little blue creatures that discover a lost city. All ages are welcome. We will have free popcorn, comfortable chairs and low lighting. We’ll wake you up when the movie is finished, if necessary. 😉
Join us at the Wausaukee Library for Storytime on Wednesday mornings at 10:30AM. We sing, we read, we play, we read some more, we make a simple craft, we read a little more and we eat! Our themes for October and November are:
Oct. 25th Halloween! Wear your costume, if you dare!!
The 4th, 5th and 6th Grade Book Club is beginning at the Wausaukee Library. On Monday, Nov. 13 at 3:45PM we will be discussing this fun and historically accurate book, Al Capone Does My Shirts by Gennifer Choldenko. Have you ever been to Alcatraz Island? Well, come and find out about life there years ago when it was a federal prison.
Moose Flannagan moves with his family to Alcatraz so his dad can work as a prison guard and his sister, Natalie, can attend a special school. But Natalie has autism, and when she’s denied admittance to the school, the stark setting of Alcatraz begins to unravel the tenuous coping mechanisms Moose’s family has used for dealing with her disorder.
When Moose meets Piper, the cute daughter of the Warden, he knows right off she’s trouble. But she’s also strangely irresistible. All Moose wants to do is protect Natalie, live up to his parents’ expectations, and stay out of trouble. But on Alcatraz, trouble is never very far away.
Set in 1935, when guards actually lived on Alcatraz Island with their families. Choldenko’s second novel brings humor to the complexities of family dynamics and illuminates the real struggle of a kid trying to free himself from the “good boy” stance he’s taken his whole life.
Books are available at the library. Call the library for more information at 715-856-5995.
Our monthly book club will be discussing this important memoir on Monday, Oct. 23 @ 4PM. Please pick up a book at the library and join us.
“At the age of thirty-six, on the verge of completing a decade’s worth of training as a neurosurgeon, Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. One day he was a doctor treating the dying, and the next he was a patient struggling to live. And just like that, the future he and his wife had imagined evaporated. When Breath Becomes Air chronicles Kalanithi’s transformation from a naïve medical student “possessed,” as he wrote, “by the question of what, given that all organisms die, makes a virtuous and meaningful life” into a neurosurgeon at Stanford working in the brain, the most critical place for human identity, and finally into a patient and new father confronting his own mortality.
What makes life worth living in the face of death? What do you do when the future, no longer a ladder toward your goals in life, flattens out into a perpetual present? What does it mean to have a child, to nurture a new life as another fades away? These are some of the questions Kalanithi wrestles with in this profoundly moving, exquisitely observed memoir.”
Call the Wausaukee Library for further information at 715-856-5995.
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”.
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.