We were saddened to hear of the passing of our wonderful long-term patron Vivienne Grant this past Sunday. Vivienne taught in area schools for many years, and we librarians still hear stories from our patrons about what a wonderful teacher she was. She was always gracious to us when she visited the library and to our volunteers who in more recent years delivered books for us to her in her home. On the occasion of the 70th wedding anniversary of Vivienne and her husband Russell, their family remembered them by donating funds to the library for new materials. Our sympathy to all her family.
Founder’s Day at Old Main!
Come to historic Old Main on Sunday, May 19 at 1:30pm to join in the Founder’s Day activities. There will be a tribute to Judge Gale and present “visionaries,” the
Grand Piano Dedication featuring star UW-L student pianist, Matt Salvo, G-E-T’s own
Vocal Point, Christian Sveen playing “Taps,” and refreshments!
It’s all free—come on over to Gale College!
Dick Meunier, Master Composter. Has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? Dick is working toward that title, and part of his work is on display at the library for the month of May. Come and take a look. If you’d like to learn more about it, Dick will be doing a program about “Composting at Home” on Wednesday, May 22, at 7pm, here at the library. We hope you can join us!
Thanks to Sue Hummel for sharing her beautiful collection of fine English china with us. Come to the library to see 3 shelves of lovely cups and saucers. (Only 2 shelves would fit in the photo!) These were all purchased by her father-in-law, one at a time, on his trips to Canada. He bought them for his wife after he accidentally dropped the box of her complete set of cups and saucers, breaking every one! His apology sure made up for it, don’t you think?