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Newsletter 2014-10-24

New Children’s Books:

  • Bear Says Thanks, by Karma Wilson, illustrations by Jane Chapman.
  • Five Silly Turkeys, by Salina Yoon.
  • Little Red Riding Hood, retold and illustrated by Andrea Wisnewski.
  • Thanksgiving Day Thanks, by Laura Malone Elliott, illustrated by Lynn Munsinger.

The Mystery Book Group’s next meeting is Friday, November 7th, and from 1:30 to 2:30 pm we’ll discuss Red Knife, by William Kent Krueger, the 8th book in the Cork O’Connor mysteries series.  From NoveList, provided by BadgerLink:   “Corcoran O’Connor is caught in the middle of a gang dispute between the Aurora Anglos and the Ojibwe Reservation Red Boyz, a situation that turns deadly when the Red Boyz leader and his wife are found murdered.”

N-O-W’s Traveling Preschool Playgroup will be visiting Norwalk Public Library Wednesdays, from 10 to 11:30 am November 12th, and December 17th, in 2014, and February 4th, March 4th, April 8th, and May 6th, in 2015. Bring your 3 or 4 year old for a chance to play, hear stories, and have a snack while parents and caregivers will have a chance to talk to the Playgroup presenters. Please feel free to bring younger or older children.

Newsletter 2014-10-20

New DVDs:

  • Godzilla, the Series, the complete animated series.
  • The Fault in Our Stars, starring Shailene Woodley, Ansel Elgort, Laura Dern, Sam Trammell, Nat Wolff, Willem Dafoe.
  • Marley & Me, the Puppy Years, starring Alex Zahara, Grayson Russell, Travis Turner.

Come to the last Playgroup @ Norwalk Public Library Wednesday, October 29th from 10 to 11:30 am.  Bring your 3 or 4 or 5 year old for a chance to play, hear stories, and have a snack.  Please feel free to bring younger or older children.

On Halloween, Friday, October 31st we’ll hand out candy to trick-or-treaters.  Happy Halloween!

The Mystery Book Group’s next meeting is Friday, November 7th, and from 1:30 to 2:30 pm we’ll discuss Red Knife, by William Kent Krueger, the 8th book in the Cork O’Connor mysteries series.  From NoveList, provided by BadgerLink:   “Corcoran O’Connor is caught in the middle of a gang dispute between the Aurora Anglos and the Ojibwe Reservation Red Boyz, a situation that turns deadly when the Red Boyz leader and his wife are found murdered.”

N-O-W’s Traveling Preschool Playgroup will be visiting Norwalk Public Library Wednesdays, from 10 to 11:30 am November 12th, and December 17th, in 2014, and February 4th, March 4th, April 8th, and May 6th, in 2015.  Bring your 3 or 4 year old for a chance to play, hear stories, and have a snack while parents and caregivers will have a chance to talk to the Playgroup presenters.  Please feel free to bring younger or older children.

Newsletter 2014-10-10

New Fiction:

  • Summer Rental, a novel, by Mary Kay Andrews
  • Dead Lil’ Hustler, Loon Lake mystery series, 14, by Victoria Houston

Children’s Picture Books:

  • Patty’s Pumpkin Patch, written and illustrated by Teri Sloat
  • Too Many Pumpkins, by Linda White, illustrated by Megan Lloyd

Come to Playgroup @ Norwalk Public Library Wednesdays in October from 10 to 11:30 am October 22nd, & 29th. Bring your 3 or 4 or 5 year old for a chance to play, hear stories, and have a snack. Please feel free to bring younger or older children.

The Mystery Book Group’s next meeting is Friday, November 7th, and from 1:30 to 2:30 pm we’ll discuss Red Knife, by William Kent Krueger, the 8th book in the Cork O’Connor mysteries series.  From NoveList, provided by BadgerLink:   “Corcoran O’Connor is caught in the middle of a gang dispute between the Aurora Anglos and the Ojibwe Reservation Red Boyz, a situation that turns deadly when the Red Boyz leader and his wife are found murdered.”

N-O-W’s Traveling Preschool Playgroup will be visiting Norwalk Public Library Wednesdays, from 10 to 11:30 am November 12th, and December 17th, in 2014, and February 4th, March 4th, April 8th, and May 6th, in 2015. Bring your 3 or 4 year old for a chance to play, hear stories, and have a snack while parents and caregivers will have a chance to talk to the Playgroup presenters. Please feel free to bring younger or older children.

Newsletter 2014-10-03

Come to Playgroup @ Norwalk Public Library Wednesdays in October from 10 to 11:30 am October 15th, 22nd, & 29th.  Bring your 3 or 4 or 5 year old for a chance to play, hear stories, and have a snack. Please feel free to bring younger or older children. On Wednesday, October 15th N-O-W’s Traveling Preschool Playgroup will also be here from 10 to 11:30 am for double the fun!

N-O-W’s Traveling Preschool Playgroup will be visiting Norwalk Public Library Wednesdays, from 10 to 11:30 am October 15th, November 12th, and December 17th, in 2014, and February 4th, March 4th, April 8th, and May 6th, in 2015. Bring your 3 or 4 year old for a chance to play, hear stories, and have a snack while parents and caregivers will have a chance to talk to the Playgroup presenters. Please feel free to bring younger or older children.

The Mystery Book Group’s next meeting is Friday, November 7th, and from 1:30 to 2:30 pm we’ll discuss Red Knife, by William Kent Krueger, the 8th book in the Cork O’Connor mysteries series.  From NoveList, provided by BadgerLink:   “Corcoran O’Connor is caught in the middle of a gang dispute between the Aurora Anglos and the Ojibwe Reservation Red Boyz, a situation that turns deadly when the Red Boyz leader and his wife are found murdered.”

Newsletter 2014-09-26

September 24, 2014

Contact:              Kristen Anderson, Winding Rivers Library System

Email: kra@wrlsweb.org

Phone: 608/789-7119

 

The Winding Rivers Library System ECHO Project (Exploring Cultural History Online)

Through a 2014 federally funded public library system grant, The Winding Rivers Library System (WRLS) is expanding access to unique history materials in local libraries by coordinating a regional online collection of visual images (photographs and postcards) representing western Wisconsin history and culture.

Twenty-three WRLS member libraries, representing all of our member counties, are participating in the ECHO Project (Exploring Cultural History Online): Alma Public Library, Arcadia Public Library, Black River Falls Public Library, Blair-Preston Public Library, Cashton Memorial Library, Knutson Memorial Library in Coon Valley, Elroy Public Library, Ettrick Public Library, Galesville Public Library, Independence Public Library, Kendall Public Library, La Crosse County Library, La Crosse Public Library, Lawton Memorial Library in La Farge, Hatch Public Library in Mauston, New Lisbon Memorial Library, Norwalk Public Library, Ontario Public Library, McIntosh Memorial Library in Viroqua, Bekkum Memorial Library in Westby, Whitehall Public Library, Wilton Public Library, and Wonewoc Public Library.

Library staff and volunteers are receiving training to scan and develop metadata for a total of 1500 images to represent the region. The images will be featured on the WRLS project website, and will be linked through the WRLSWEB shared online public catalog. Libraries will collaborate with area historical organizations to promote the collections and introduce them to the public.

The images will also be harvested for the website of Recollection Wisconsin, a statewide collaborative effort to bring together digital versions of Wisconsin history materials from participating libraries, archives, museums and historical societies.

In the next year, WRLS will assist libraries in continuing to collect and digitize other items in their collections or provided by the public and partner historical institutions. Besides increasing online access to these resources, a further purpose is to promote awareness of local public libraries as essential community cultural centers.

This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 123,000 libraries and 35,000 museums. Its mission is to inspire libraries and museums to advance innovation, lifelong learning, and cultural and civic engagement.

 

New Nonfiction:

  • Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook, 2014, by Taste of Home

The Mystery Book Group’s next meeting is Friday, October 3rd, and from 1:30 to 2:30 pm we’ll discuss Thunder Bay, by William Kent Krueger, the 7th book in the Cork O’Connor mysteries series.  From NoveList, provided by BadgerLink:   “Leaving behind a stressful law enforcement career to become a private investigator in his small Minnesota hometown, Cork O’Connor is asked by an Ojibwe healer to help him find the son the man fathered years earlier, a case that culminates in an attempt on the Ojibwe’s life.”

Come to Playgroup @ Norwalk Public Library Wednesdays in October from 10 to 11:30 am October 8th, 15th, 22nd, & 29th. Bring your 3 or 4 or 5 year old for a chance to play, hear stories, and have a snack. Please feel free to bring younger or older children. On Wednesday, October 15th N-O-W’s Traveling Preschool Playgroup will also be here from 10 to 11:30 am for double the fun!

N-O-W’s Traveling Preschool Playgroup will be visiting Norwalk Public Library Wednesdays, from 10 to 11:30 am October 15th, November 12th, and December 17th, in 2014, and February 4th, March 4th, April 8th, and May 6th, in 2015. Bring your 3 or 4 year old for a chance to play, hear stories, and have a snack while parents and caregivers will have a chance to talk to the Playgroup presenters. Please feel free to bring younger or older children.

Newsletter 2014-09-19

New Adult Fiction:

  • The Lost Island: a Gideon Crew novel, by Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child.
  • Festive In Death, by J. D. Robb.

New Board Book:

  • Fall, a Bright Baby Touch and Feel board book.
  • The Itsy Bitsy Pumpkin, by Sonali Fry; illustrated by Sanja Rescek.
  • Leaves, by David Ezra Stein.
  • Five Little Pumpkins, pictures by Dan Yaccarino.

New Picture Book:

  • The Apple Orchard Riddle, by Margaret McNamara; illustrated by B. Brian Karas.
  • Amelia Bedelia’s First Apple Pie, by Herman Parish; pictures by Lynne Avril.
  • Horton and the Kwuggerbug: and more lost stories, by Dr. Seuss; introduction by Charles D. Cohen.

The Mystery Book Group’s next meeting is Friday, October 3rd, and from 1:30 to 2:30 pm we’ll discuss Thunder Bay, by William Kent Krueger, the 7th book in the Cork O’Connor mysteries series.  From NoveList, provided by BadgerLink:   “Leaving behind a stressful law enforcement career to become a private investigator in his small Minnesota hometown, Cork O’Connor is asked by an Ojibwe healer to help him find the son the man fathered years earlier, a case that culminates in an attempt on the Ojibwe’s life.”

Come to Playgroup @ Norwalk Public Library Wednesdays in October from 10 to 11:30 am October 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, & 29th.  Bring your 3 or 4 or 5 year old for a chance to play, hear stories, and have a snack.  Please feel free to bring younger or older children.  On Wednesday, October 15th N-O-W’s Traveling Preschool Playgroup will also be here from 10 to 11:30 am for double the fun!

N-O-W’s Traveling Preschool Playgroup will be visiting Norwalk Public Library Wednesdays, from 10 to 11:30 am October 15th, November 12th, and December 17th, in 2014, and February 4th, March 4th, April 8th, and May 6th, in 2015.  Bring your 3 or 4 year old for a chance to play, hear stories, and have a snack while parents and caregivers will have a chance to talk to the Playgroup presenters.  Please feel free to bring younger or older children.

Newsletter 2014-09-05

New DVDs:

  • 12 Years A Slave, starring Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, Paul Dano, Garret Dillahunt, Paul Giamatti, Scoot McNairy, Lupita Nyong’o, Adepero Oduye, Sarah Paulson, Brad Pitt, Michael Kenneth Williams, Alfre Woodard, Chris Chalk, Taran Killam, Bill Camp.
  • God’s Not Dead, starring Kevin Sorbo, Shane Harper, David A.R. White, Dean Cain, special appearance by Newsboys, Willie Robertson, Korie Robertson.

The Mystery Book Group’s next meeting is Friday, October 3rd, and from 1:30 to 2:30 pm we’ll discuss Thunder Bay, by William Kent Krueger, the 7th book in the Cork O’Connor mysteries series.  From NoveList, provided by BadgerLink:   “Leaving behind a stressful law enforcement career to become a private investigator in his small Minnesota hometown, Cork O’Connor is asked by an Ojibwe healer to help him find the son the man fathered years earlier, a case that culminates in an attempt on the Ojibwe’s life.”

N-O-W’s Traveling Preschool Playgroup will be visiting Norwalk Public Library Wednesdays, from 10 to 11:30 am September 17th, October 15th, November 12th, and December 17th, in 2014, and February 4th, March 4th, April 8th, and May 6th, in 2015. Bring your 3 or 4 year old for a chance to play, hear stories, and have a snack while parents and caregivers will have a chance to talk to the Playgroup presenters. Please feel free to bring younger or older children.

Come to Playgroup @ Norwalk Public Library Wednesdays in October from 10 to 11:30 am October 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, & 29th. Bring your 3 or 4 or 5 year old for a chance to play, hear stories, and have a snack. Please feel free to bring younger or older children. On Wednesday, October 15th N-O-W’s Traveling Preschool Playgroup will also be here from 10 to 11:30 am for double the fun!

Newsletter 2014-08-29

New DVD:

  • Still the Drums, produced, written and directed by Talbot Perry Simons; starring Talbot Perry Simons, Bobby Figaro, Richard Fulvio, Aaron Houle, Wesley Edberg.  An American classic story about friendship heroism and patriotism; Watch a 50 year journey on the lives of four best friends as they reminisce after a funeral of one best friend.

The Mystery Book Group’s next meeting is Friday, September 5th, and from 1:30 to 2:30 pm we’ll discuss Copper River, by William Kent Krueger, the 6th book in the Cork O’Connor mysteries series.  From NoveList, provided by BadgerLink:   “The sixth Cork O’Connor mystery finds the Minnesota sheriff on the run from hired killers. With a bullet wound in his leg, he makes it to the small town of Bodine, where he hides out with his cousin. But Corks convalescence is cut short by a murderous child-runaway conspiracy, not to mention his cousins teenage son, who’s so desperate for a father figure that he thinks Cork would be a likely candidate. This series gets darker and more elegantly written with every book. Minnesota has a become a hotbed of hard-boiled crime fiction, and the Cork OConnor novels are among the best. — David Pitt (Reviewed 06-01-2006) (Booklist, vol 102, number 19, p42)”

Come to Playgroup @ Norwalk Public Library Wednesdays in October from 10 to 11:30 am October 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, & 29th. Bring your 3 or 4 or 5 year old for a chance to play, hear stories, and have a snack. Please feel free to bring younger or older children.