Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Adult Beginners Jewelry Making

Adult Beginners Jewelry Making
Tuesday, May 6
6:30 PM

 Free jewelry-making program with staff member Kathy Kosak. You’ll make and take a beautiful piece of wire jewelry.

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Spring Book Sale

Our Friends of the Library spring book sale will be held May 8-12 during library hours. There will be hundreds of paperback and hardcover books on sale. Children’s and adult fiction and non-fiction will be available as well as magazines. This sale will contain a very large selection of children’s books as well as a few surplus furniture items from the former library. The Friends of the Library Preview Night is Wednesday, May 7, from 6-7 PM. For just a $5 membership fee, you can be the first person to look at our book sale before the doors are opened to the public. We have two more sales slated for later this year, and the Friends special preview night is always held the night before the public sale begins.  Support the library and become a Friend.

Agnes Moorhead: 40 Years Ago

Forty years ago on April 30, 1974, famed actress Agnes Moorehead died in Rochester, Minnesota, at the age of 67. Moorehead was a veteran actress of the stage, screen and television for five decades. This month our lobby display case features some unique items from our library’s archives collection, including newspaper articles, letters, and Christmas cards from Agnes. There are photos of her and her mother Molly, who lived here in Reedsburg. Agnes was a guest speaker for the dedication of the new municipal building in 1971. We have on display the scissors she used when cutting the ribbon that day.  Also included in the display are many of the films she appeared in such as Citizen Kane, Jane Eyre and Johnny Belinda, in which she was nominated for an Academy Award. Moorehead is best remembered for her characterization of a sharp-tongued, sarcastic witch in the television series “Bewitched”.

Lake Redstone: 50th Anniversary

Fifty years ago in April of 1964, an application was filed to dam up Big Creek in the Township of LaValle and create an 800-acre lake in Cobleigh Valley. The dam was proposed by the Lakeshore Development of Oconomowoc.  The 40 foot dam was built in the area of the old Cobleigh mill and became Lake Redstone.  Our local history page provides a view of the timeline of the construction as well as historic papers and photos about the lake.

Titles & Tea Book Discussion Group: April

Join us on Tuesday, April 22nd at 10AM for our “Titles & Tea” book discussion, which will feature  the 2013 UW-Madison Go Big Read title “A Tale for the Time Being” by Ruth Ozeki.  Ozeki tells a powerful story of the right book falling into the right reader’s hands. A novelist on a remote Canadian island finds a diary, written a decade earlier by a troubled teenage girl in Tokyo, when it washes ashore following the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan. The book’s inventive narrative alternates between the two characters, examining the relationship between writer and reader, past and present, fact and fiction. Ozeki draws on history, myth, quantum physics and Zen philosophy as the diary’s author and its reader try to find meaning in their lives.  From kamikaze pilots to zen Buddhism to horticulture to erasing yourself from the internet-- this novel weaves themes and places together expertly. UW-Madison graduate student Jacob Ineichen, who has led Go Big Read book discussions for three years, will facilitate the discussion.  Everyone is welcome to join us in the library’s community room for refreshments and lively conversation.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Second Saturday-

Celebrate April showers with a Tea Party at the Reedsburg Public Library’s Second Saturday:
Family Time @ Your Library on Saturday, April 12th

The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle is the theme for this party in the Library’s Community Room from 10-11am on Saturday, April 12th. There will be games, crafts and food related to this children’s classic that tells the story of a very hungry caterpillar that eats his way through the week. Fun spring apparel is encouraged, but not required.

 Button, a beagle Reading Education Assistance Dog, will also be at the Library on Saturday, April 12th from 10-11am to listen to children read. Look for this button in the Children’s Area of the Library.


Learn about all of the upcoming events at the Reedsburg Public Library’s webpage at www.reedsburglibrary.org or by calling 768-READ(7323) or follow the Library on Facebook and Twitter.

Closed Spring Holiday

The Library will be closed on Friday, April 18 and Sunday, April 20th. Our book return, located on the Locust Street side of the building, will be open, and LINKcat is always available to renew or reserve books and other items.