Tuesday, May 31, 2011
2011 SUMMER LIBRARY PROGRAM:
June 13th-August 3rd
ONE WORLD, MANY STORIES
Summer Reading Challenge
June 13-August 6
Open to newborn-grade 6
Children are invited to "Read to Feed" and help provide animals to families around the world. These animals will include a flock of chicks, a flock of ducks and geese, a hive of honeybees, a trio of rabbits, and even a water buffalo.
Part of the Heifer International summer reading program. Sponsored and funded by the Friends of the Mukwonago Community Library.
Thursday, June 16 at 2:00 PM
Share ghastly ghost stories, sing silly camp songs, play goofy games, adn stuff your face with marshmallows.
THE TROUBLE WITH TROLLS
Thursday, June 23 at 2:00 PM
Enjoy the classic story of the Three Biily Goats Gruff and one of its twisted variations, re-enact the story in a Reader's Theater, and test your skill at a Troll Toss.
LULLABIES FOR LITTLE ONES:
an Evening Lapsit Storytime
Tuesday, June 28 at 6:30 PM
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. (Older children are invited to attend Bedtime Buddies.) Recommended for families with children ages newborn-36 months.
Tuesday, July 12 at 6:30 PM
Wear your pajamas, bring a "bedtime buddy," and come to the library for an evening filled with books and fun. Recommended for families with children ages 3-8.
POETRY ALIVE! Poetry Performance Like Nothing Else!
Tuesday, July 17, 7:00 PM
Enjoy poetry performances of many of your favorite poetry classics. Shows have lots of audience participantion so get ready to join Poetry Alive! on stage. Yoy'll never see poetry in the same way again. Sponsored by the Waukesha County Federated Library System.
FAMILY FILM NIGHT
Wear your jammies and bring a pillow and blanket to snuggle into. Popcorn will be served. Call the Library for titles. For families of all ages.
SSSNAKE STORY WRITING CONTEST
Open to grades K-12
In 100 words or less, write a story about an explorer, a tiara, and a giant snake. The story must include all three elements! One winner will be chosen in each of three age categories: grades K-3, 4-6, and 7-12. The winners will each receive a trophy plush giant snake. Contest ends Saturday, August 6. Pick up your official entry form at the Library beginning Monday, June 13.
MAGICAL RIDE DRAWING EVENT
Open to children of all ages.
Imagine you are taking a magical ride around the world. Show us how you would get there. All entries will receive a coupon for a cool, custardy treat. Contest ends Saturday, August 6. Pick up your official entry form at the Library beginning Monday, June 13.
GUESS HOW MANY FEATHERS!
Open to grades K-12.
Guess how many many are in our container and you could win a plush blue Macaw. To be eligible, be the closets without going over. Contest ends Saturday, August 6.
SKATEBOARD DESIGN CONTEST
Open to grades 7-12.
Create the artwork for a skateboard deck and earn a chance to win a skateboard from Won-A-Go Biking. Your design should be two-dimentional and approximately 8 x 32 inches. Contest ends Saturday, August 6.
For families of all ages. No registration necessary.
These events will be held in the lower level at the Mukwonago Village Hall, 440 River Crest Court.
June 15, 10:00 AM
Doug the Jug: "Juggling Extravanganza."
June 22, 10:00 AM
Jerry Falkenstein, Storyteller: "Circle the Globe with Storytelling."
June 29, 10:00 AM
Fox & Branch, Musicians: "Family Folk Music"
July 6, 10:00 AM
David HB Drake, Musician: "What a Wonderful World"
July 13, 10:00 AM
Jim Mitchell, Magician: "One World, Many Stories"
July 20, 10:00 AM
Nature in the Parks: "One Butterfly, Three Countries"
July 27, 10:00 AM
Tom Kastle, Musician: "Maritime Music"
August 3, 10:00 AM
Puppet Story Theater: "Puppet Travels"
For ages newborn to 36 months
Thursdays at 10:00 AM
June 16-August 4
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. (Older children are invited to attend our Wonderful Wednesdays Series.) No registration is necessary.
PAWS TO READ
For readers of all ages
Visit the library and read a poem, picture book, or book chapter to Navarre, B.J., or Zeus the Therapy Dogs. Drop in; no registration necessary.
Navarre the Samoyed
Tuesdays, 1:30 PM
July 5, 12, 19, 23
Zeus the American Bulldog mix
Wednesdays, 7:00 PM
June 15, 22, 29
July 6, 13, 20
B.J. the Rottweiller
Fridays, 10:00 AM
June 17, 24
July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
The Summer Library Program is gearing up to start soon. We are ready to tell you all about the Adult Summer Library Program.
The program officially begins on Monday, June 13th. But you can start signing up for events on Tuesday, May 31st. The theme is "A Novel Destination". We want you to travel on your mind's edge through the Antartic expanse, dwell on riveting tales of Appalachian storyteller, and meet local mystery authors! Check out our Facebook Page to see the events or to RSVP for them.
We have brochures with all this good information available at the Mukwonago Community Library too.
Soon we will be announcing all the details for the Children and YA SLP too. Watch out!
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Food Matters: A Guide to Conscious Eating Eating with More than 75 Recipes By Mark Bittman (2008)
American Terroir: Savoring the Flavors of Our Woods, Waters, and Fields
Farm to Fork: Cooking Local, Cooking Fresh By Emeril Lagasse (2010)
Cooks' House: The Art and Soul of Local, Sustainable Cuisine By Eric Patterson and Jennifer Blakeslee (2010)
In the Green Kitchen: Techniques to Learn By Heart By Alice Waters (2010)
The Conscious Kitchen: The New Way To Buy and Cook Food - To Protect the Earth, Improve Your Health, and Eat Deliciously By Alexandra Zissu (2010)
Eating Animals By Jonathan Safran Foer (2009)
In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto By Michael Pollan (2008)
The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals By Michael Pollan (2006)
Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal By Eric Schlosser (2001)
The Joy of Keeping Farm Animals: Raising Chickens, Goats, Pigs, Sheep, and Cows By Laura Childs (2010)
The Locavore Way: Discover and Enjoy the Pleasures of Locally Grown Food By Amy Cotler (2009)
The Urban Homestead: Your Guide to Sel-Sufficient Living in the Heart of the City By Kelly Coyne and Erik Knutzen (2010)
Homemade Living: Canning & Preserving with Ashley English: All You Need To Know To Make Jams, Jellies, Pickles, Chutneys, & More By Ashley English (2010)
Homemade Living: Kepping Chickens with Ashley English: All You Need To Know To Care for a Happy Healthy Flock By Ahsley English (2010)
Homesteading: A Backyard Guide to Growing Your Own Food, Canning, Keeping Chickens, Generating Your Own Energey, Crafting, Herbal Medicine, and More. By Norton (2009)
Food Rules: An Eater's Manual By Michael Pollan (2009)
Ripe From Around Here: A Vegan Guide to Local and Sustainable Eating (No Matter Where You Live) By Jae Steele (2010)
There was also a video not listed by Library Journal that we have in the system:
Locavore: local diet, healthy planet (2009)
Eating Well Guide - Find farms, markets, resaurants, and more in the US and Canada.
Eco-Friendly Guide - A guide to green living and green companies for a variety of products.
Sustainable Table - An excellent resource for educating yourself about the benefits of eating local, sustainable food.
Monday, May 16, 2011
Anyone can enter by June 17, 2011 and the grand prize winner will receive a $25,000 community grant to put towards their BIG IDEA. First prize honorees will get a $2,500 community grant, and second prize honorees will get $1,315.79. So what can you change?
My BIG IDEA was special funding for local children who are in foster care, hospitalization, or other circumstance. I want them to be able to have a selection of books available that they can keep. I believe that reading is a way for people to escape problems and to help identify themselves. So what is your BIG IDEA?
Thursday, May 12, 2011
The outline of the new library is taking shape! I just hope these guys are as good at putting things together as they have been at taking things apart.
Here you can see the concrete footings for the expansion area. Not that exciting looking, but pretty important in terms of making the floor slab work right.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
1. Listen for warnings and alarms!
If the weather looks questionable turn on a local radio station and listen for warnings. You can also sign up for e-mail warnings and Facebook updates for emergencies at the Emergency and E-mail and Wireless Network. (Click the link to sign up for alerts for Waukesha County.)
2. For severe weather and emergencies seek shelter!
Anytime there is severe weather or emergencies there are shelter and services available to those in need in Waukesha County. Those seeking shelter should dial 2-1-1. This service will provide local information on available lodging. Your call to 2-1-1 is free and confidential, and is available throughout Wisconsin. 2-1-1 service is available 24 hours 7 days per week. If your cellular provider does not allow calls to 2-1-1, please call (877) 947-2211 or (262) 547-3388.
Program it in your phones right now.
3. Have a plan!
It has been said that the Japanese suffered less fatalities during the earthquake disasters because they were prepared. Take their example and talk to your family. If phones are down how will you find each other? Locate a shelter or safe place near your home as a designated meeting area. Or just talk to them about what to do in case of an emergency.
The best plan of all...is to have one! Stay safe...and if you need more ideas please stop by the Mukwonago Community Library and we can help you find some planning materials!
Monday, May 9, 2011
Come over to the library to read up on World War I and the history of the Salvation Army. We also have a great collection of educational World War I DVDs. Otherwise donate or volunteer at your local Salvation Army.
Thursday, May 5, 2011
In the following photos you can see the foundations being prepared for the pouring of the concrete:It's quite cool to be able to see where the new walls are actually going to go-- including that gorgeous West side bow window. The second of the two photos shows the inspection of the foundation layout. The front loader moving topsoil in the background was busy taking dirt from the east side and dumping it on the west side in preparation for the pouring of the foundations and the grading of the new parking area.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
You can sign up right now! Click on the picture!
Monday, May 2, 2011
Here is a haiku Madelyn wrote:
Snip, snip, cut, fall, fall
Hair falling, on the clean floor
Snip, cut, fall, perfect.