Oscar season is over, but did you know the Picture of the Year, “12 Years a Slave”, was based on a memoir? Published nearly a decade before the Civil War, the book is written with an open frankness that reads like an attempt to set down the facts. The book is available through the South Central Library System, with your library card.
Monday, March 10, 2014
Friends of the Library would like you to bring in your IGA UPC barcodes from any IGA Exclusive Brand products. They are taking part in the IGA Hometown Label Savers Program, so drop your barcodes in the box above the book return. The Friends also like your Viking Village grocery receipts as they also participate in the rebate program offered by Viking Village.
MATC instructor Glenn Rehberg will be back at the library on Thursday, March 13 (6-9 PM) to teach a free and very informative computer class titled “Safety & Security On the Internet”. This course introduces computer safety principles and procedures for safer use of email, Internet browsing, online shopping and personal information security. Attendees will learn about common scams, software and hardware exploits, and how to better secure their own computer from unauthorized access. No previous computer experience is necessary. Don’t miss this chance to learn how to protect yourself from identity theft. Refreshments will be provided.
It’s been fifty years now since an iconic children’s book heroine who observed friends, classmates and neighbors, and held nothing back in her notebook commentary, first came on the scene. It was in 1964 that Harper and Row published Louise Fitzhugh’s “Harriet the Spy,” and Harriet M. Welsch IS a spy. In her notebook, she writes down everything she knows about everyone, even her classmates and her best friends. Then Harriet loses track of her notebook, and it ends up in the wrong hands. Before she can stop them, her friends have read the always truthful, but sometimes awful, things she’s written about each of them. Will Harriet find a way to put her life and her friendships back together? You can find out with a copy of the book which is available here at the library.
Monday, March 3, 2014
The Reedsburg Public Library invites Families to “Get Moving in March with Music” at the Second Saturday: Family Time @ Your Library
The Reedsburg library is hosting one of the UW-Baraboo Writers Series programs with Wisconsin author & naturalist John Bates, on Thursday, March 6th at 6:30pm. Mr. Bates is passionate about nature and is the author of seven books that focus on the Northwoods of Wisconsin. He has been featured on Wisconsin Public Television in a segment of “In Wisconsin” and has worked as a state forest naturalist for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. He owns Trails North, a naturalist guide service. For the past twenty-four years Mr. Bates has written a biweekly column, “A Northwoods Almanac” for the Lakeland Times in Minocqua. We look forward to seeing you for this free program, “Writing to the Head, Hands and Heart: One Naturalist’s Attempt to Reconnect People to the Natural World”.
The idea of producing a teenage doll for young girls came to Ruth Handler, cofounder of Mattel, as she watched her daughter Barbara and her friends playing with adult and teenage paper dolls. The Barbie doll, sporting a ponytail and a black and white striped bathing suit, debuted in stories on March 9, 1959. Originally a teenage fashion model, Barbie has since had more than a hundred careers including being a nurse, teacher, a flight attendant and a member of various branches of the armed services. She has even been a Presidential candidate. We have the Stefanie Deutsch book “Barbie, the First 30 Years: 1959 Through 1989: An Identification and Value Guide”. At least one generation has grown up with Barbie and is now seeing its children share its love for this great doll that debuted 55 years ago.