Give the gift of reading to a child or teen in Marinette County this holiday season. The Crivitz, Marinette, and Wausaukee public libraries are collecting NEW books to give to local partners, which will distribute the books to children and teens in need this holiday season. Together we can make a positive difference in the lives of children in our county. Please contact your local public library for more information.
Our Young Adult Book Club is starting for 2018-2019 year with Crossover by Kwame Alexander. Josh and Jordan must come to grips with growing up on and off the court to realize breaking the rules comes at a terrible price, as their story’s heart-stopping climax proves a game-changer for the entire family. Pick up a book at the library to read before the book club date. Make sure you complete a bus pass so you can be dropped off at the library after school. See you on Nov. 19th!
Wausaukee is celebrating Fondue Month in November! Come to the library to check out some fabulous books with recipes, party ideas and even some mysteries connected to fondue. Books will be available the whole month of November.
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!
Nature isn’t a place you go, it’s where you live! Join us to explore the nature right here in Marinette County.
Want to get your family off the couch and out for a real life adventure? All ages are invited to Meet Miss Lara from the Stephenson Public Library and crew at Harmony Arboretum and/or Dave’s Falls to see what kind of plants and animals live right here in Marinette County. We will use the free SEEK app by iNaturalist that is designed for kids and families to use to identify local species, sort of like the musical Shazam app, but for nature. Events are free and open to all ages, but preregistration is needed.
Register for either event or both by calling the Stephenson Public Library at 715.732.7570.
Adult Coloring Group
Every Friday afternoon our Adult Coloring Group meets at 4PM to relieve the stress of the week. The library supplies colored pencils and coloring pages or you can bring your own creations.
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.
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/
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.