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New Kids Book Club beginning on Nov. 13 @ 3:45PM

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.

Book Club continues on Oct. 23 with When Breath Becomes Air


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.

MARINETTE: Fall 2017 Events

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

Photo courtesy of Pixabay

Solar Eclipse Events: ALL BRANCHES

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 undamagedunscratched 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/

 

MARINETTE: Summer Reading Club 2017 Celebration!

 

Summer Reading Club Finale and Story Time

Pete the Cat

    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.

 

MARINETTE: Off Line Computer Access

Great news! If you are looking for computers that are not online to take care of various word processing tasks, i.e. resumes, cvs, etc., you can use our off-line computers located on the second floor. They have recently been upgraded to Windows 10 and Microsoft Suite 16. You do not need to have a library card to use these. You can print from them for $.20/page. Plan to bring a flash/jump/thumb drive to save your documents, or purchase one at the front desk for $2/1Gig.

Adult Coloring Stress Therapy @ Wausaukee Library

Adult coloringCome to the Wausaukee Library on Friday, Feb. 5th at 4PM for some wonderful stress therapy.  The adult coloring hour will include relaxing coloring, great company, soothing music and refreshments.  Get your weekend started without stress!  Please call the library at 715-856-5995 to register so that there are enough materials.  Sharpened pencils will be waiting for you!

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