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The History of Comic Book Superheroes

By , 7 August, 2015, No Comment



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Join us at the Blair-Taylor Elementary gym on Friday, August 14th at 10 a.m. for a wrap-up event for our 2015 Summer Reading Program “Every Hero Has A Story.” We will have a FREE program called “The History of Superheroes” presented by superhero expert Terry Fisk.

“History of Comic Book Superheroes”
Terry Fisk talks about the artists and writers who created such well-known superheroes as Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Iron Man, Spider-Man, Captain America, etc.,  and reveals the influences and inspiration for these powerful characters.   He examines the history of comic books, and the impact they’ve had on our culture. Beginning at age 13, Fisk drew “Albert,” a weekly comic strip for his local newspaper, and later studied to be a comic book artist at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design (the alma mater of Superman artist,  Dan Jurgens).  As a comic book aficionado, he owns a huge collection of comics, has met many of the artists and writers, and possesses an encyclopedic knowledge of the subject.
This program is free and open to the public.  Your child does not need to participate in summer school to attend this event, so please join us for this awesome and informative program!

Memorial Day 2015

By , 21 May, 2015, No Comment



The library will be closed from Saturday, May 23-Monday, May 25 in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.  Have a safe and happy weekend.

Make Every Day Earth Day!

By , 5 May, 2015, No Comment

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Join us on Wednesday, May 6th from 4:30-5:30 as the Blair-Taylor Ecology Club hosts “Kids Ecology Day” events for school age children.  There will be special stories and recycled crafts presented by the Ecology Club, so don’t miss it!

Happy Easter

By , 1 April, 2015, No Comment


The library will be closed on Good Friday, April 3 and Saturday, April 4 for the Easter holiday.  Stop in now to stock up on books and movies for the long weekend!


By , 17 March, 2015, No Comment


Tri-County Communications is again offering free tech classes! An “Internet Basics” class will be offered on Wednesday, March 25th from 2-4 p.m.  Class will take place in the council chambers of the Blair City Hall building on the first floor.  This class covers various programs for the internet and using them, connection basics, searching, netiquette, mobile devices, and keeping yourself safe online.  Classes are free and open to the public. Participants may bring their own devices appropriate for class, but it is not required.  Watch for April’s TCC Tech class about Facebook and Pinterest!

Registration is required. Register at the library or online at

Luna’s Valentine Party

By , 10 February, 2015, No Comment


Join us on Saturday, February 14th from 1:00-2:00 for our special “Read to Luna” Valentine Party.  Sign up now to reserve your 10 minute reading session with our favorite therapy cat. All readers get a Valentine goody bag! Make a gingerbread “sugar shack” while waiting for your turn to read to Luna.  Call the library at 608/989-2502 now to hold a spot for your reader!

By , 4 February, 2015, No Comment


Drop in and explore stories, art, music, and science for tots! We host a different process-oriented experience each week. Wear your messy clothes for some hands-on activities just for children and their parents or caregivers. Please call 989-2502 to register or email us at:

February 6th: “Monsters Love Colors” Art
February 13th: “Block City” Engineering/Play
February 20th: “How to Hug A Porcupine”Art
February 27th: “Hilda’s Dancing” Music/Movement

Stuff & Things I Find In the Library

By , 11 January, 2015, No Comment



Looks like one of our teen patrons is a little upset with John Green’s “The Fault In Our Stars.”  I found this in the corner when I closed up Friday night.

Luna’s Mustache Bash

By , 18 November, 2014, No Comment



Call now to sign your reader up for “Read to Luna!” Luna the Therapy Cat will be our special furry guest at our “No Shave November” Mustache Bash on Tuesday, November 25th from 5:30-6:30.  Stop in to say “hello” to Luna or call to reserve your spot to read to her.  All readers will earn their very own mustache! Call the library at 608/989-2502 now!

Rosemaling At the Library

By , 20 October, 2014, No Comment

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For the past month we have been enjoying rosemaling class with teachers Edith Kling and Lois Hoff, two local rosemalers and sisters.  What started as a project only for the young women on the Miss Blair court has evolved into a special Tuesday after school group, with not only the Miss Blair royalty participating but also some other teens who were curious about what was taking place on the stage.  We hope to have more classes with Edith and Lois, possibly for adults who might be interested in learning this traditional Norwegian art form.  Please contact the librarian if you are interested in learning more.