Thursday, June 25, 2009
There aren't any. Nor are there any on July 3.
We will be closed both Friday and Saturday of next week.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
The three firms, Engberg Anderson, Uihlein Wilson, and Plunkett Raysich, will each make a 45 minute presentation to the board, with presentations to include question and answer components. These firms were selected from an initial pool of six, and the company chosen after the presentations will work with the community, library and library board to develop conceptual plans for a library expansion as well as some preliminary cost estimates. There will be an opportunity for community comment after the three presentations and before the board begins its deliberations over the selection of the final firm.
“All three firms are very well-regarded and have an excellent track record of building attractive, functional and budget-conscious library facilities,” commented Library Director, Nick Weber. “The Board and myself are really looking forward to seeing their presentations, and we hope interested members of the community will join us.”
The schedule for the evening:
5:45 Arrival and set up at Clarendon Elementary
6:00-6:45 Presentation by Engberg Anderson
6:50-7:35 Presentation by Uihlein Wilson
7:40-8:25 Presentation by Plunkett Raysich
8:30-9:00 Comments from the public
9:00- Deliberation by the Mukwonago Community Library Board
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
June 15-August 8
Be Creative @ Your Library
BE CREATIVE @ YOUR LIBRARY SUMMER READING CHALLENGE
Registraion begins Monday, June 1st.
Open to Newborns-grade 6
Read good books, earn fun prizes.
101 BOOKS EVERY CHILD SHOULD READ BEFORE KINDERGARTEN
For parents and caregivers
Tuesday, June 23, 6:30 PM
Join Miss Jane as she shares 101 of her favorite picturebooks for preschoolers. You will take home a great reading list to use with your children all summer long. With so many wonderful books available at the library, it will be hard to limit the list to just 101!
BEDTIME BUDDIES PAJAMA PARTY
Tuesday, July 7, 6:30 PM
Wear your pajamas, grab a pillow and a "bedtime buddy" and come to the library for an evening filled with books and fun. For families of all ages. Drop in; no registration necessary.
FAMILY FILM NIGHT
Tuesday, July 28, 6:00 PM
Gather up your friends and head to the library for an evening of family fun. Bring a pillow and blanket or a bean bag chair to snuggle into and bring a snack to munch. Call the library for the movie title. For families of all ages. Drop in; no registration necessary.
PAWS TO READ
For readers of all ages
Visit the library and read a poem, picture book, or book chapter to Scooby, B.J., or Cinnamon the Therapy Dogs. Drop in; no registration necessary.
Scooby the Golden Retriever
Mondays, 7:00-8:00 PM
June 15, July 6 & 20, August 3 & 17
Cinnamon the Afghan Hound
Thursdays, 1:30-2:30 PM
June 18, July 16
B.J. the Rottweiller
Fridays, 1:00-2:00 PM
June 19 & 26, July 10, 17, 24 & 31, August 7
For ages newborn to 36 months
Thursdays at 10:00 AM
June 18 - August 6
This program is designed for children and their caregivers to enjoy together. It features Mother Goose, books, songs, bouncy rhymes, fingerplays and lots of fun for little ones and their caregivers.Drop in; no registration is necessary.
For families of all ages.
Wednesdays at 10:00 AM
Mama Baer, Storyteller: Good Sense & Nonsense
Chris Fascione: Juggling Funny Stories
Kathy Luck: Silly Stories & Kooky Critters
Erock for Kids
Nature in the Parks: "Toadally" Cool Summer Adventure
Jean Andrews, Storyteller: Storylore
Tim Glander, Magician: The Magic of Reading
Mary Tooley, Educator: Creative Creatures
ONE THOUSAND PAPER CRANES FOR PEACE CLUB
For grades 3-8
Thursday at 1:30 PM
June 18-August 6
Join us as we share the legend of the Grateful Crane, remember Sadako, share peace tales, learn about wild cranes, and work together to make one thousand paper cranes as a wish for world peace by Peace Day on August 6th.
EXTRA SPECIAL FUN OPPORTUNITES:
BE CREATIVE @ YOUR LIBRARY ARTS & CRAFT CONTEST
June 15-August 8
Use your imagination to create "art" from a book checked out at the Mukwonago Community Library. Bring your artwork to the library for display throughout the summer. All entries will receive a FREE order of Domino's Cinna Stix. The Grand Prize of a $25 giftcard to Michael's will be awarded to one person in each of the following categories: grades K-3; grades 4-6; grades 7-12.
FAMILY BOOK BINGO
June 15-August 8
It's back! Complete two lines of bingo on our special game sheet and your team will be entered into a drawing to win a gift certificate to a local restaurant.
ROCKIN' READERS HALL OF FAME
Be on the lookout this summer as talent scouts search the library for kids caught in the act of reading. A few select readers will be inducted into the Rockin' Readers Hall of Fame and have their portrait hung in our photo gallery. Get caught reading!
2009 SUMMER LIBRARY PROGRAM
June 15-August 8
Express Yourself @ Your Library
Friday, June 12, 2009
Did it matter that the book was written in 1946? Is it significant that the setting is China? Absolutely not! Pearl Buck's "Pavilion of Women" transcends time and culture. Radical for its time, the book raises relevant questions about marriage, the roles of men and women, self-discipline and happiness.
Are you hooked? The Mukwonago Community Library is currently updating a very worn copy; it's replacement will be found in Adult Fiction with the Call number: BUCK P PAVILION.
"We read to know we are not alone!" C. S. Lewis
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Doesn't it feel like something that would've happened on Bewitched? I can just see Endora encapsulating these young welps, probably the twin grandsons of Gladys Kravitz. Darrin freaks out, "Saaammm, your mother has shrink wrapped the babies!", but then later hastily scrambles together the mishap into an advertising campaign for DuPont.
Darrin's boss, Larry Tate, is duly impressed, and the young whelps are confined to their air-tight prison. Darrin pecks Sam on the cheek, gives a sharp "Hah!" to Endora, and takes a small modicum of satisfaction in her scowl.
The unsuspecting mother of the twins would later settle out of court with DuPont for unspecified damages.
Just a little something to keep in mind the next time someone talks about how wonderful things were in the past.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Friday, June 5, 2009
It is an interesting view of the event-- I didn't even see the "tank man" in the picture the first time I looked at the picture. But once you do see him, it is startling. He is positioned well in advance of the tanks arrival, straight-backed, undaunted. His protest was no spur of the moment action, and while everyone else is running away, he is standing. Just standing.
What do you suppose he was thinking as those tanks slowly rumbled toward him and bullets flew all about him? Was he aware of the image he created? Did he hope that his actions would have an effect on outside opinion? Or was he just saying, "Enough. No more. Enough."?
Monday, June 1, 2009
Hold on to what is good-Even if it is a handful of earth.
Hold on to what you believe in-Even if it is a tree that stands by itself.
Hold on to what you must do-Even if it is a long way from here.
Hold on to life-Even if it is easier to let go.
Hold on to my hand- Even when I have gone far from you.-Native American Poem