We’re back up to 4 computers now for public use with the addition of an HP elitebook! Thanks for your patience in the past few months when we’ve been down to only 3!
6th grade through young adult are invited to join us for Teen Movie Night on Thursday, September 15th. We will be watching “Daddy’s Home”. The movie is rated PG-13. Kids do not have to be accompanied by an adult, but if there is any misbehavin’, an adult will be required for future attendance at TMN.
Children younger than 6th grade can attend IF A PARENT attends and sits with the child the entire time (no running amok allowed) 🙂
Popcorn will be served; byo Soda or Juice!
THIS WEEK Wednesday at 7 p.m.: Book Discussion about William Kent Krueger’s “Ordinary Grace” which has been our Vernon County Libraries’ Summer Read-Along!
The 6 copies we’ve had circulating around have been very popular; if you’re one of those who’ve read the book, come Wednesday for the discussion and join in!
AND NEXT week (already!?! Where has the summer gone??) Thursday the 25th, meet the author at the Viroqua Elementary School’s Cafetorium, 115 N. Education Ave. in Viroqua. Doors open at 6:00, program starts at 6:30 p.m. Refreshments & book signing to follow. This is a FREE Event sponsored by the Vernon County Libraries!
Here is a trailer about the themes in the book, as put together by the staff at Wesby’s library!
Today for our Summer Program, we watched some YouTube videos showing the microscopic things in ocean, pond and tap water! Then we used a small hand-held microscope to look at pond water, fishtank water, tap and bottled water here! In addition, kids brought in various things they wanted to look at. We have a microscope that sends pictures to the computer, so check out this Facebook album to see what we took pics of today! If you don’t have a FB page:
Week 6 of “Sink Your Teeth Into A Good Book” has us celebrating Spongebob & Mermaids! The 2nd Spongebob Movie, “Sponge Out of Water” is our movie of the week! We will be showing it Wednesday & Thursday this week at 3 p.m. with snacks~ Stop in to enter a drawing for our Spongebob prizes too! Keep on a Reading! Beat the Heat at the Library!!!
Upcoming Events! JUNE is a BUSY BUSY month here at DPL!
Starting this weekend, on Saturday at 2:00 p.m., meet local writer Jason Crager and hear him talk about his book of short stories titled “Unbridled Humanity”. Light refreshments will be served.
“Sink You Teeth Into A Good Book” is starting up on TUESDAY, JUNE 14th. At 10:00 a.m., all ages are welcomed to join us for a water party in the parking lot! Beware: the water will be colored, so don’t wear anything you’re not willing to get wet & colored! Also, color a bookbag to tote your summer reads around, and pick up a reading log to track your minutes! Prizes for readers at the end of the program, including special MEDALS for the TOP 3 readers of the summer!!
EVERY TUESDAY after that at 10:00 a.m. we’ll have some fun times with ocean-themed programs! All ages are welcomed at the programs, but they are planned with the 4-10 year olds in mind. But hey, all of us have a little kid inside, so join us!!
WEDNESDAYS from 3 to 5 is KID HANG OUT here at DPL. We’ll have Snack & games or movies. Starts June 15th! Meant for 5th grade & up, but younger kids can come if supervised.
BE A SEA-WEEDER! We have our wall of algae up & running now & it’s KIDS VS. ADULTS here all summer long! All reading that’s tracked and reported by both groups will earn 1″ of SEAWEED growth per 1 hour of reading! Let’s SEA who can get their seaweed to grow the most!!!!!!
SATURDAY JUNE 18th is, of course, the first (of many, we hope) Winneshiek Landing Days here in De Soto! Cottonwood Park will be busting with all sorts of vendors, fun & history. In addition, at the LIBRARY we will have a bike safety skills presentation at 11:00 AND we will be honoring ‘International Knit In Public’ day from 12:00 to 2:00. Bring along your knitting or crocheting and a lawn chair (if you don’t want to use a folding chair). We’ll sit out and enjoy the nice weather and refreshments. Indoors if rainy.
And our Vernon County Read-Along is coming along well; our 7 copies of “Ordinary Grace” by William Kent Kruger are going out as fast as they come back in! August 18th will be our local book discussion on the book and August 25th will be the author presentation in Viroqua! Stop by any Vernon County Library for information about this event & read the book!
Just to give you a peek, here are a couple pics of our very-highly-decorated “Under The Sea” Library for the summer!!! Stop by to see all the neat displays and come to our programs weekly if you’re able!
Coming up: Saturday June 11th at 2:00 p.m.,
DPL will be hosting local writer Jason Crager who will discuss his book of short stories, Unbridled Humanity: A Collection of Disturbing Tales, available on amazon.com. He will have copies available for purchase at the event as well.
We have a copy of the book available for checkout if you’d like to read it in advance of the event!
Refreshments will be served. Join us to support local authors & their endeavors!
Summer Reading for Adults? YES!!! This summer, ALL of the Vernon County Libraries are working together to get as many people to read the book “Ordinary Grace” by William Kent Krueger of Minnesota (author of the Cork O’Connor series). This book was a NY Times Bestseller when released in 2014 and won an Edgar award that year as well. It is an amazing book that will stay with you for a long time to come!
Here is a youtube video that Wesbty Library put together to “introduce” the themes of the book! see below
We have 7 copies to circulate around De Soto this summer, so PLEASE email the library to get on a list & we’ll call you when a copy is available for you!
THE BEST PART: On August 25th, the Author will be hosting a talk about his book and meet/greet in Viroqua! See the fliers about town & at the library for details! Only through the cooperative effort of ALL of the Vernon County libraries have we been able to organize this event for YOU! Please consider joining us by 1. reading the book, 2. attending a book discussion (list of locations/times at the library) and 3. attending the event with the author!
Star Wars 7: The Force Awakens
Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who!
Lego Ninjago: Seasons 1 & 2
21 Jump Street (movie remake)
Oblivion (Tom Cruise/Morgan Freeman)
The Transporter 1 & 2
Identity Thief (Jason Bateman/Mellissa McCarthy)
The Fault In Our Stars (based on the bestselling book)
The Peanuts Movie
The Book Thief (Geoffrey Rush/Emily Watson)
Enjoy a movie….after spending the day in our beautiful weekend weather!!!!!!
Tuesday 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday 3:00-8:00 p.m.
Thursday 3:00-8:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
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