Norwalk Public Library will have an Eclipse Party from 11:45 am to 2:30 pm on Monday, August 21st. Something amazing will happen this summer. On August 21, Americans in the continental U.S. will experience a total eclipse of the Sun for the first time since 1979. You can watch a partial eclipse in Norwalk/Wilton and see the Moon take a big bite out of the Sun. The Solar Eclipse begins at 11:48. The sun will be 87% covered at 1:12. The eclipse ends at 2:35. Times are for Norwalk and Wilton, Wisconsin. Norwalk sees the eclipse 9 seconds earlier =) Duration: 2 hours, 47 minutes.
The last day of the Summer Reading Program is Wednesday, August 23rd. From from 10:30 to 11:30 am there will be a series of events, starting with a Squishy Circuits contest, prizes will be awarded for the child who read the most books and the August Color Contest winner, and at 11:15 there will be a left/right game. Children do not have to be present to win prizes for the most books read or the August coloring contest.
Thank you to all who donated items for the Silent Auction at the Norwalk Tractor Pull to raise money for the Norwalk Public Library Building Addition, with a special thank you to the Norwalk Quilting Club, and to all who made donations in the past. Between the Silent Auction and the money from the root beer floats (ice cream and root beer very generously donated by the Long Shot Saloon) approximately $1,900 was raised.
The Mystery Book Group will meet Friday, September 1st, to discuss The 8th Confession, by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro, the 8th book in the Woman’s Murder Club series. From NoveList, provided by BadgerLink: “When celebrated couple Isa and Ethan Bailey become the victims of a murder in which no evidence is left at the scene, Lindsay Boxer begins an investigation, while reporter Cindy Thomas probes the killing of a preacher who may not have been as saintly as he appeared.”
- No Middle Name, The Complete Jack Reacher Short Stories, Jack Reacher novels series, 22, by Lee Child.
Justice Hunter, Cold Case Detectives series, 1881, by Jennifer Morey
Trying Patience, by Carla Neggers
- Attache extraordinaire: Vernon A. Walters and Brazil = Adido extraordinario: Vernon A. Walters e o Brasil, by Frank Marcio de Oliveira.
- Being in the Shadow, Stories of the First-Time Total Eclipse Experience, by Dr. Kate Russo.
- Richard III, No Fear Shakespeare series, by William Shakespeare; edited by John Crowther.
- Silent Missions, by Vernon A. Walters.
- The Best of Me, starring Michelle Monaghan, James Marsden, Luke Bracey, Liana Liberato, Caroline Goodall, Gerald McRaney, Clarke Peters, Jon Tenney, Sean Bridges.
- The Indian in the Cupboard, starring Hal Scardino, Litefoot, Lindsay Crouse, Richard Jenkins, Rishi Bhat, David Keith.
- Jupiter Ascending, starring Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis, Eddie Redmayne, Sean Bean.
- Rio, voices: Anne Hathaway, Jesse Eisenberg, Jemaine Clement, Leslie Mann, Tracy Morgan, will.i.a.m, Rodrigo Santoro, George Lopez, Jamie Foxx.
- Turbo, voices: Ryan Reynolds, Paul Giamatti, Michael Peña, Luis Guzman, Bill Hader, Snoop Dogg, Maya Rudolph, Ben Schwartz, Samuel L. Jackson.
The Summer Reading Program “Build A Better World” started Wednesday, June 14th with 20 children riding in the Norwalk Area Volunteer Fire Dept. Firetruck. The firetruck was driven by Bob Roy, with help by Mr. Roy’s son Taylor Roy. Wednesday, June 21st, on Midsummer Day, the movie “A Midsummer’s Night Dream” was shown to 18 children and 5 adults, with an edible craft to snack on during the movie. Wednesday, June 28th Pam Brandau and Nika visited the library. Eighteen children petted and read to Nika the therapy dog while 5 adults watched; and at 11:15 am prizes were awarded at the Color Party and children played a left/right game and everyone got a small toy and an oatmeal raisin cookie. Wednesday, July 5th, “Lego Movie” was shown at 10:30 am to 4 children and 1 adult, and at 11:15 there was an Army Man Cannon Contest between 3 children, with 1 adult, and all 3 won a Brewers Hat, donated by Jana Muehlenkamp. Friday, July 7th, from 1:30 to 2:30 pm 2 from the Mystery Book Group discussed The 6th Target, a novel by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro, the 6th book in the Women’s Murder Club series. Wednesday, July 12th, from 2 to 3:30 pm John Heasley gave an astronomy presentation about the Great American Eclipse to 4 adults and 12 children. The eclipse will be on Monday, August 21st. Wednesday, July 19th, from 10:30 to 11:30 am 5 adults and 12 children watched “Beauty and the Beast” Disney Movie. Wednesday, July 26th, at 10:30 am 2 children made Origami animals and Washi tape toys. Wednesday, August 2nd, from 10:30 to 11:30 am the DVD Sing was shown. Friday, August 4th, from 1:30 to 2:30 pm 4 members of the Mystery Book Group discussed 7th Heaven, a novel by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro, the 7th book in the Women’s Murder Club series. From NoveList, provided by BadgerLink: “Investigating the arson deaths of a wealthy couple, San Francisco detective Lindsay Boxer and Assistant DA Yuki Castellano find the case further complicated by the disappearance of a former governor’s son, internal pressure, and the media.” Wednesday, August 9th, from 10:30 to 11:30 am Pam Brandau and Nika, the therapy dog visited the library for any child to read to. 2 children read to Nika. Wednesday, August 16th, from 10:30 to 11:30 am the movie Moana was shown to an audience of 2 children.