• Library Hours

    - Monday 12 pm to 6 pm -- Tuesday 3 pm to 6 pm -- Wednesday 10 am to 6 pm -

    - Thursday 3 pm to 6 pm -- Friday 12 pm to 6 pm -- Saturday 9 am to 1 pm -

Newsletter 2015-07-17

On Monday, July 20th, at 1pm the third week of the Summer Library Program Every Hero Has a Story, the Norwalk Area Fire Department’s new pumper will be here in front of the library, and a fireman will give a brief explanation of what they do.  Monday, July 27th at 1 pm Larry Scheckel will be here and will do a 15 to 20 min program.  He will come about 12:30 PM to up, and the program will start at 1 pm.  He’ll do a few “space” things, some science stuff, some short demonstrations, etc.  He will also bring copies of his books for sale, Seneca Seasons, A Farm Boy Remembers, and Ask a Science Teacher, and there will be time for people to ask questions.  The form for children to keep track of their reading will be available, and I’ll give a brief explanation of what they need to do each week to be able to choose a children’s book as a prize, and they can win a maximum of 4 books, 1 book a week, and each Friday is the last day of the week to bring the reading log in and to choose a book prize.  The Friends of the Library purchased $200 worth of paperbacks from the Scholastic Warehouse Book Sale as prizes.

Wednesday, July 22nd, and 29th will be Playgroup, or Storytime, from 10 to 11:30 am.  The theme is Frogs and Toads, and there will be stories about frogs and toads, we’ll fold cards into frogs, and if the weather is good, Playgroup will be on the library lawn.

There will be time to go to Free Lunch Wednesdays, from 11:30 am to 12 noon, a joint community effort spearheaded by the Immanuel and Salem United Methodist Churches of Norwalk, WI, in Norwalk’s bike trail park following Playgroup.

The Mystery Book Group’s next meeting is Friday, August 7th, and from 1:30 to 2:30 pm we’ll discuss Tripwire, by Lee Child, the 3rd book in the Jack Reacher series.  From NoveList, provided by BadgerLink:   “Jack Reacher is settling into Key West when his life is interrupted by a stranger who comes looking for him but turns up beaten to death in the Old Town cemetery.  Reacher follows the trail of the killer to New York and an elderly couple still mourning their son lost in Vietnam.”

Newsletter 2015-07-03

New nonfiction:

  • Rome, then and now: in overlay, by Giuseppe Gangi; translated by Carol Ann McBride.
  • Venice: civilisation, art and history.
  • Orvieto, history and masterpieces: 200 color photographs, city map, by Piero Torriti; translated by Erika Pauli
  • The cathedral of Orvieto, a gem of Italian Gothic architecture, by Piero Torriti; translated by Erika Pauli

New art books donated to the library by Ramona Schroeder:

  • Norman Rockwell: a sixty year retrospective, with text by Thomas S. Buechner.
  • Norman Rockwell, illustrator, by Arthur L. Guptill; preface by Dorothy Canfield Fisher; biographical introduction by Jack Alexander.
  • The Grand Louvre: the palace, the collections, the new areas.
  • White House history, Journal of the White House Historical Association, volume one, number one, 1983.
  • Impressionist & post-impressionist masterpieces: the Courtauld Collection.

Newsletter 2015-06-19

New Nonfiction:

  • Pirate Hunters: Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship, by Robert Kurson

New Fiction:

  • The Melody Lingers On, a novel, by Mary Higgins Clark
  • The Precipice, a novel, a Mike Bowditch mystery, book 6, by Paul Doiron
  • Wicked Charms, a Lizzy and Diesel novel, by Janet Evanovich & Phoef Sutton
  • Truth or Die, by James Patterson & Howard Roughan

New Children’s Fiction:

  • Shadow of the Shark, Magic Tree House #53, a Merlin mission, by Mary Pope Osborne