Join the Wausaukee Book Club on Monday, April 24th at 4PM when we discuss our next title, Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky. The critically acclaimed debut novel from Stephen Chbosky, Perks follows observant “wallflower” Charlie as he charts a course through the strange world between adolescence and adulthood. First dates, family drama, and new friends. Sex, drugs, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Devastating loss, young love, and life on the fringes. Caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it, Charlie must learn to navigate those wild and poignant roller-coaster days known as growing up.
Pick up a copy of this fascinating book and join us Monday, Apr. 24th @4PM. Call the library for more information at 715-856-5995.
CRIVITZ LIBRARY STORYTIME
Thursday, April 6th – 10:00 am & 11:30 am
CLOUDS AND RAINBOWS
Thursday, April 13th – 10:00 am & 11:30 am
EASTER THEME – DINOSAUR EGG HUNT and GAMES
Thursday, April 20th – 10:00 am & 11:30 am
FEATURED READER: JENNIFER BRADY
Thursday, April 27th – 10:00 am & 11:30 am
April 13, 2017 at 6 PM
Topic: “Mental Illness in America: How Do We Address a Growing Issue?”
One in five Americans will have mental health problems in any given year. Unaddressed mental illness hurts individuals and their families and results in lost productivity. In rare cases, it can result in violence. UW-Extension Agent Ellen Geisler will help us think through three deliberative solutions provided by the National Issues Forum.
April 20, 2017
Stephenson Public Library in Marinette
- Interactive Poetry Gathering at 6 PM. Join Troy Graham for an interactive poetry workshop. Bring a poem from home or create one on the spot from writing prompts and exercises. This workshop is for anyone who is willing to be brave and vulnerable with their poetry and share it in a meaningful way with others.
- Poetry & Bluegrass Concert at 7:30 PM. Troy Graham will be joined by friends to perform an hour of bluegrass music, interspersed with poems from their books, N: Volumes 1 & 2.
How did beekeeping in Africa lead Ellen Geisler to trek 750 miles through Vietnam on a bicycle? Come to the Stephenson Public Library on March 30 at 6 PM to find out! Ellen will share pictures and stories from her 3-week trip through a country rich in history, agriculture, and culinary excellence.
Want to read ahead? This is the list of upcoming discussion books.
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March 22, 2017: The Year of the Runaways by Sunjeev Sahota
April 26, 2017: Love Where You Live by Peter Kageyama
May 24, 2017: The Boys in the Boat by Daniel Brown
June 28, 2017: LaRose by Louise Erdrich
July 26, 2017: The Wright Brothers by David McCullough
August 23, 2017: Circling the Sun by Paula McLain
September 27, 2017: A Fall of Marigolds by Susan Meissner
October 25, 2017: Mountains Beyond Mountains by Tracy Kidder
November 15, 2017: Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi
December 20, 2017: Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson
The Wednesday Afternoon Book Club meets at 1:00 PM at the Stephenson Public Library (1700 Hall Ave., Marinette). New members are welcome to join the discussion.
April 24 at 1pm
Nursery rhymes are important tools for teaching language and early literacy skills to children. Add a new dimension to your nursery rhyme time by strumming along with your ukulele. Miss Mariel will teach three simple chords to strum while singing basic nursery rhymes. Even if you’ve never picked up a ukulele or can’t carry a tune, you will learn some basics to help motivate you to start.
Ukulele Strum Along is geared toward parents and caregivers; children are welcome to attend with their parent. Bring your ukulele to the Stephenson Public Library for this free event. If you don’t have a ukulele, come anyway to sing along!
Genealogy Discussion Group
April 17 at 6 PM
Are you working on your family’s genealogy and need a little inspiration? Come to the Genealogy Discussion Group to glean advice and learn new searching strategies from fellow genealogists.
Plenty of good events coming up in March. Join us! Click here to download and/or print. Coming Soon Brochure March 2017
Wausakee’s Kids’ Book Club will meet on Monday, Apr. 24th at 3:30PM to discuss The Boy on the Wooden Box by Leon Leyson and Marilyn Harran.
This, the only memoir published by a former Schindler’s list child, perfectly captures the innocence of a small boy who goes through the unthinkable. Leon Leyson (born Leib Lezjon) was only ten years old when the Nazis invaded Poland and his family was forced to relocate to the Krakow ghetto. With incredible luck, perseverance, and grit, Leyson was able to survive the sadism of the Nazis, including that of the demonic Amon Goeth, commandant of Plaszow, the concentration camp outside Krakow.
Ultimately, it was the generosity and cunning of one man, Oskar Schindler, who saved Leon Leyson’s life, and the lives of his mother, his father, and two of his four siblings, by adding their names to his list of workers in his factory—a list that became world renowned: Schindler’s list. Call the library for more information at 715-856-5995. See you on Monday, Apr. 24th!