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Newsletter 2017-09-15

New in Wisconsin Collection:

  • Roughneck Grace: Farmer Yoga, Creeping Codgerism, Apple Golf, and other Brief Essays from On and Off the Back Forty, by Michael Perry.

New DVDs:

  • The Benchwarmers, starring Rob Schneider, David Spade, Jon Heder, Jon Lovitz, Craig Kilborn, Molly Sims, Tim Meadows.
  • Charlie’s Angels, Full Throttle, starring Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu, Bernie Mac, Crispin Glover, Justin Theroux, Robert Patrick, Demi Moore.
  • Remember Me, starring Robert Pattinson, Emilie de Ravin, Pierce Brosnan, Chris Cooper, Lena Olin, Tate Ellington, Ruby Jerins.

Monday, September 18, Hot Reads for Cold Nights@Norwalk Public Library Fall 2017 starts.  Find a book at Norwalk Public Library, check it out, read it, right a brief book report about it, choose a prize, and you can do this three more times.  The program will end December 30th or when the prizes run out, whichever happens first.  Anyone of any age can participate, and the book reports are in a three-ring binder at the desk.

The Mystery Book Group will meet Friday, October 6th, to discuss The 9th Judgment, by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro, the 9th book in the Woman’s Murder Club series.  From NoveList, provided by BadgerLink:  “A young woman and her infant child are ruthlessly gunned down while returning to their car in the garage of a shopping mall. The same night, the wife of A-list actor Marcus Dowling walks in on a cat burglar. In just seconds there is an empty safe, a lifeless body, and another mystery that throws San Francisco into hysteria. Detective Lindsay Boxer summons her friends in the Women’s Murder Club. She is asked to put her own life on the line–but will it be enough?”

N-O-W’s Traveling Preschool Playgroup will be visiting Norwalk Public Library Wednesdays from 10 to 11:30 am October 11, November 8, December 13, January 17, February 14, March 14, and April 18.  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.

Newsletter 2017-09-08

New DVDs:

  • The Benchwarmers, starring Rob Schneider, David Spade, Jon Heder, Jon Lovitz, Craig Kilborn, Molly Sims, Tim Meadows.
  • Charlie’s Angels, Full Throttle, starring Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu, Bernie Mac, Crispin Glover, Justin Theroux, Robert Patrick, Demi Moore.
  • Remember Me, starring Robert Pattinson, Emilie de Ravin, Pierce Brosnan, Chris Cooper, Lena Olin, Tate Ellington, Ruby Jerins.

Newsletter 2017-08-25

New Fiction:

  • Golden Prey, Prey series, 27, by John Sandford.

New Nonfiction:

  • Seven Revolutions: How Christianity Changed the World and Can Change It Again, by Mike Aquilina and James L. Papandrea.

New in Wisconsin Collection:

  • The Wisconsin Capitol: Stories of a Monument and Its People, by Michael Edmonds.

Newsletter 2017-08-11

New Blu-ray/DVD Combo:

  • Shin Godzilla, starring Hiroki Hasegawa, Yutaka Takenouchi, Satomi Ishihara, Ren Osugi, Akira Emoto, Mikako Ichikawa.​

New DVD:

  • Journey: Double Feature, starring in Journey to the Center of the Earth: Brendan Fraser, Josh Hutcherson, Anita Briem; Journey 2: The Mysterious Island: Dwayne Johnson, Michael Caine, Josh Hutcherson.

New Books:

  • The Mermaid and the Unicorn, The Song of the Fay, Book One, by Elizabeth Amy Hajek.
  • Exposed, by Lisa Scottoline.
  • Devil in a Kilt, by Sue-Ellen Welfonder.

Newsletter 2017-08-04

New Fiction:

  • 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

New Nonfiction:

  • 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.

New DVDs:

  • 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.  Thank you  to all who donated items for the Silent Auction at the Norwalk Tractor Pull from Friday, August 11th to Sunday, August 13th, 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.  Wednesday, August 16th, from 10:30 to 11:30 am the movie Moana was shown to an audience of 2 children.  Monday, August 21st, something amazing happened.  Americans in the continental U.S. experienced a total eclipse of the Sun for the first time since 1979.  Approximately 35 people watched a partial eclipse in Norwalk and saw the Moon take a big bite out of the Sun.  The Solar Eclipse began at 11:48.  The sun was 87% covered at 1:12.  The eclipse ended at 2:35 in Norwalk, and the duration was 2 hours, 47 minutes.  Refreshments of fruit juice, coffee, and cookies were served while viewing the eclipse on the library lawn. 

  • Eclipse Monday, August 21, 2017
    Eclipse Monday, August 21, 2017
    Eclipse Monday, August 21, 2017
The Solar Eclipse began at 11:48.  The sun was 87% covered at 1:12.  The eclipse ended at 2:35 in Norwalk, and the duration was 2 hours, 47 minutes.  The last day of the Summer Reading Program was Wednesday, August 23rd.  From from 10:30 to 11:30 am there were a series of events, starting with a Squishy Circuits contest, prizes awarded for the child who read the most books and the August Color Contest winner, and at 11:15 there was a left/right game.  Ten children and two adults participated.  On Wednesday, August 30th, from 10:30 to 11:30 am, 15 children watched Moana, at Norwalk Public Library, and then most went to the last Lunch in the Park this summer at 11:30 am.  Three members of the Mystery Book Group met Friday, September 1st, to discuss The 8th Confession, by James Patterson and Maxine Paetro, the 8th book in the Woman’s Murder Club series.  Monday, September 4, the library is closed for Labor Day.