Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Saturday, December 8, 2012

December's Staff Picks

The Mukwonago Community Library features staff picks for each month of the year! December’s featured staff members are Tammy and Elaine. You can find their picks at the library by the windows behind the Reference desk or right here below:

Tammy’s Picks

Homer’s Odyssey: A Fearless Feline Tale by Gwen Cooper
No Angel by Jay Dobyns
Unlikely Friendships: 47 Remarkable Stories from the Animal Kingdom by Jennifer Holland
Dog Days: Dispatches from Bedlam Farms by Jon Katz
Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron
A Lion Called Christian by Anthony Burke and John Rendall
Bad Dog by Richard Rosen
Taste of Home Budget Suppers
Fix-It and Forget-It; 5 Ingredient Favorites

Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean Auel
Milwaukee Winters Can Be Murder by Kathleen Anne Barrett
Ricochet by Sandra Brown
Hunt for Red October by Tom Clancy
Lethal Seduction by Jackie Collins
Marker by Robin Cook
Postmortem by Patricia Cornwell
The Bodies Left Behind by Jeffery Deaver
Keepsake by Tess Gerritsen
Sinner by Tess Gerritsen
Bad Love by Jonathan Kellerman
Cell by Stephen King
Natural Causes by Michael Palmer
Bridges of Madison County by Robert James Waller

Elaine’s Picks
The Camel Club by David Baldacci
Death of a Chimney Sweep by M.C. Beaton
Gone Tomorrow by Lee Child
I’ll Walk Alone by Mary Higgins Clark
Lights Out Tonight by Mary Higgins Clark
The Brass Verdict by Michael Connelly
Tail Spin by Catherine Coulter
The Spy by Clive Cussler
The Bodies Left Behind by Jeffery Deaver
The Burning Wire by Jeffery Deaver
Hot Six by Janet Evanovich
The Mephisto Club by Tess Gerritsen
The Partner by John Grisham
Damage Control by Judith A Jance
Die in Plain Sight by Elizabeth Lowell
Summer on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber
Now You See Her by James Patterson
Killer View by Ridley Pearson
The Brutal Telling by Louise Penny
Sisters by Danielle Steel
The Penny Pinchers Club by Sarah Strohmeyer
Force of Nature by C.J. Box
Mortal Prey by John Sandford
Sidney Sheldon’s After the Darkness by Tilly Bagshawe

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Green Bay Packers: Trials, Triumphs, and Tradition

If you like the Packers then come to the library Thursday, Nov. 29th at 7:00.  Award-winning author Bill Povletich drops by to discuss his newest book “Green Bay Packers: Trials, Triumphs, and Tradition.”  In it, he tells the improbable story of professional football’s most iconic team, and along the way gives a unique window into the rise of modern professional sports.

Parade of Bears Silent Auction

Stop in the library from now thru Saturday, Dec. 1st and take a look at the bears that various businesses and organizations in Mukwonago have made.  Vote for and bid on your favorite bear!  Bidding starts at $50.00.  Auction ends Saturday, Dec. 1st at 6:00pm.  Proceeds go to the Band Shell Fundraiser.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Midnight Magic

All Aboard For An Electric Christmas
December 1 2012, 10am to Midnight

Pictures with Santa
Proceeds to benefit Life’s Connection
10am-1pm & 5pm- 8pm
$10 per picture
Sponsored by and held at You-Nique Photography

The Enchanted Gingerbread Forest
At the Garden Mart
10am- 10pm
Sponsored by Jane Walters, Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate, & Wal-Mart

Alaskan Malamute Dog Sled Pull
At Greenridge Center (Bay View Rd & Greenwald Ct)
10am- 3pm
Sponsored by The Boneyard Pub & Grille, Bucky’s Fine Meats and Sausage, Mario’s Natural Roman Pizza, & Affordable Cuts

Marketplace/Craft Fair
At Parkview Middle School
10am- 8pm
$2 admission for adults 18 & older
Sponsored by Safeway Pest Management, Triple R Computer Solutions LLC & Fork in the Road

Vintage Baseball Game
To be played at Field Park
12pm- 1:30pm

Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides
At Field Park
4pm- 10:45pm
$5 per person/ $15 per family
Sponsored by Citizens Bank of Mukwonago Community Library

Christmas Parade
Starts at 3pm
Sponsored by Johnson Bank
Tree lighting at the library immediately following the parade

Live Nativity Scene (Live actors and animals)
At St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church
410 Hwy NM West
Presentations: 4:30pm, 5:30pm, 6:30pm & 7:30pm
Children’s Activity Area, Live Music, Free Refreshments

Holiday Entertainment
At Mount Olive Church
5pm- 9pm

Sponsored by John’s Disposal & BK Home Inspection

East Troy Electric Railroad’s Santa Train
4pm- 8pm
Limited tickets now available at the Mukwonago and East Troy Chamber Offices
$10 per person/ 4 for $35
Sponsored by The East Troy Electric Railroad

Parade of the Bears Silent Auction
At Mukwonago Community Library
Nov.23- Dec. 1 (closing at 6pm)
Stop by to bid on your favorite bear

More info: 262-363-7758 or www.mukwonagochamber.org
Courtesy of Mukwonago Chamber of Commerce & Tourism Center and Mukwonago Publications

Monday, November 12, 2012

Calling All Bakers!

We need cookies and treats!  As part of the Midnight Magic Celebration on Saturday December 1st, the Friends of the Mukwonago Community Library will be having a bake sale in the community room.  Volunteer to bake or help sell cookies.  Sign up at the circulation desk or call the library at 262-363-641.  Please bring your baked goods to the library by Friday, November 30.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

November's Staff Picks

The Mukwonago Community Library features staff picks for each month of the year! November’s featured staff members are Ann and Amanda. You can find their picks at the library by the windows behind the Reference desk or right here below:

Amanda’s Picks
Dreamland Social Club by Tara Altebrando
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher
The Future of Us by Jay Asher
Please Stop Laughing at Me by Jodee Blanco
Fat Cat by Robin Brande
A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
Matched by Ally Condie
Wither by Lauren DeStefano
Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly
Wildthorn by Jane Eagland
Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
The Survival Kit by Donna Freitas
Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos
Dead Girls Don’t Write Letters by Gail Giles
Looking For Alaska by John Green
Paper Towns by John Green
Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale
The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han
I Was Jane Austen’s Best Friend by Cora Harrison
The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin
Ripple by Mandy Hubbard
Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson
XVI by Julia Karr
Fallen by Lauren Kate
Liar by Justine Larbalestier
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart
Alligator Bayou by Donna Jo Napoli
The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
Delirium by Lauren Oliver
The False Princess by Eilis O’Neal
Forgotten by Cat Patrick
How I Live Now by Meg Rosoff
Between Shades of Grey by Ruta Sepetys
The Berlin Boxing Club by Robert Sharenow
A Long, Long Sleep by Anna Sheehan
Okay For Now by Gary Schmidt
Wednesday Wars by Gary Schmidt
Bruiser by Neal Shusterman
Unwind by Neal Shusterman
Article 5 by Kristen Simmons
How to Say Goodbye in Robot by Natalie Standiford
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen
My Family For the War by Anne C. Voorhoeve
The Probability of Miracles by Wendy Wunder
All These Things I’ve Done by Gabrielle Zevin
I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak

Ann’s Picks
The Zookeepers Wife by Diane Ackerman
Garden Spells by Sarah Addison Allen
Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie
The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry
Durable Goods, Joy School and True to Form by Elizabeth Berg
Pull of the Moon by Elizabeth Berg
Talk Before Sleep by Elizabeth Berg
What We Keep by Elizabeth Berg
Those Who Save Us by Jenna Blum
Night Strangers by Chris Bohjalian
Flags of our Fathers by James Bradley
The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid by Bill Bryson
Martha’s Vineyard Mystery Series* by Philip R. Craig
The Passage by Justin Cronin
The Madonnas of Leningrad by Debra Dean
Garden of Beasts by Jeffery Deaver
Walking Across Egypt by Clyde Edgerton
The Diary of Anne Frank by Anne Frank
The Nazi Officers Wife: how one Jewish woman survived the Holocaust
     by Edith Hahn-Beer
A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
Shadow of Night by Deborah Harkness
Unbroken: a World War II story of survival, resilience, and redemption
     by Laura Hillenbrand
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
Patty Jane’s House of Curl by Lorna Landvik
In the Garden of Beasts: love, terror and an American family in
     Hitler’s Berlin by Erik Larson
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Bite Me: a love story by Christopher Moore
A Dirty Job by Christopher Moore
You Suck: a love story by Christopher Moore
Creepers by David Morrell
What Remains: a novel of fate, friendship and love
     by Carole Radziwill
Contact by Carl Sagan
A Winter Haunting by Dan Simmons
Travels With Charley by John Steinbeck
Montana 1948: a novel by Larry Watson
Kill Me by Stephan White

Saturday, November 3, 2012

New and Improved Catalog Coming in November!

The Mukwonago Community Library and all Waukesha County Public Libraries will be getting a brand new catalog.  With this new catalog, comes a new look, easy login, easier searching, text notifications, and the ability to save your reading history.  The catalog upgrade will occur November 20-27, and be live on November 28.

Here’s How the Upgrade Will Impact Patrons:

Between November 7- 27:
  • Patrons will not be able to place new holds

Between November 20-27:
  • No materials will be due
  • The library will be open during its regular hours
  • All types of materials can be checked out
  • New library cards can be made
  • Patrons can keep their position in the holds queue

During that time (November 20-27) Patrons WILL NOT be able to:
  • Login to their account
  • View the online catalog from home
  • Renew materials
  • Pay fines/fees

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween! Mukwonago's Jack-O-Lantern Jaunt

Here are pictures of the pumpkins library staff carved for 
Mukwonago's Jack-O-Lantern Jaunt!

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Food For Fines

During the week of October 22-27 reduce your library fines by donating food at the Mukwonago Community Library for the local food pantries.

Here's how it works:
  • One can or box of non-perishable food reduces your fine by $1.00.
  • Maximum reductions of fines is $20.00.
  • 10 packages of Ramen noodles equals $1.00.
  • Does NOT include lost items or fines from other libraries.
  • Expired food will not be accepted.
  • Food will be donated to the two Mukwonago food pantries.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Understanding Medicare: Maximizing Your Benefits

Join us at the library on Friday October 12, 2012 at 11:00am to learn more about Medicare!  Debbie Bisswurm of the Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources will discuss Medicare and special programs that may help you pay Medicare costs, as well as Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage.  Other topics will include how to use the Medicare website, how to navigate the Medicare Plan Finder, and what to consider when choosing a plan.  Questions are welcome and this is a free and open program to all.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

October's Staff Picks

The Mukwonago Community Library features staff picks for each month of the year!    October’s featured staff members are Dianne and Chris.  You can find their picks at the library by the windows behind the Reference desk or right here below:

Something Wicked This Way Comes by Ray Bradbury
Hiking in the Woods by Bill Bryson
Interred with Their Bones by Jennifer Lee Carrell
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll
Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
The Alexandria Quartet by Lawrence Durrell
The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame
Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
Catch 22 by Joseph Heller
Pentimento by Lillian Hellman
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
On the Road by Jack Kerouac
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd
Traveling with Pomegranates by Sue Monk Kidd
Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver
I was Amelia Earhart by Jane Mendelsohn
Fool by Christopher Moore
Sacré Bleu by Christopher Moore
Night Flight by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Peter Wimsey Series by Dorothy L. Sayers
The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court by Mark Twain
The Once and Future King by T.H. White
The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Thomas Wolf
Look Homeward Angel by Thomas Wolfe

The Discoverers by Daniel Boorstin
Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
The Flash of Lightning Behind the Mountain: New Poems by Charles Bukowski
The Greatest Show on Earth : The Evidence for Evolution by Richard Dawkins
The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco
Black Elk Speaks : Being the Life Story of a Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux by Black Elk
Blood's a Rover by James Ellroy
Bossypants by Tina Fey
Death, Taxes, and Leaky Waders : a John Gierach Fly-Fishing Treasury by John Gierach
Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
The Whale: In Search of the Giants of the Sea by Philip Hoare
A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold
The Sea Wolf by Jack London
The Little Book of Whittling by Ernest C. Lubkemann
The Naked and the Dead by Norman Mailer
The Autobiography of Malcolm X by Malcolm X
Blood Meridian, or, The Evening Redness in the West by Cormac McCarthy
Black Spring by Henry Miller
Centennial by James A. Michener
We Were Soldiers Once --And Young by Harold G. Moore
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
Selected Poems by Pablo Neruda
The Mayflower and the Pilgrims' New World by Nathaniel Philbrick
Gargantua and Pantagruel by Francois Rabelais
The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
Kiss Her Goodbye : A Mike Hammer Novel by Mickey Spillane
Cannery Row by John Steinbeck
Walden by Henry David Thoreau

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Fall Computer Classes Return

For all of you who have been asking, our much in-demand free computer classes are back. Running through the end of November, our classes offer something for absolute beginners to those just wanting to learn something new. Let our computer guru, Kristin, show you how to search the Internet, use word processing programs, create family newsletters, set up an email account, and lots more. No experience is needed for our "Computer Basics" class, and most others only require that you feel comfortable using a mouse. We’ll even provide a laptop to use during the class. Class size is limited so register today. To register or for more information, stop by the front desk or call us at (262) 363-6411.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

September's Staff Picks

The Mukwonago Community Library features staff picks for each month of the year!    September’s featured staff members are Kim and Judy W.  You can find their picks at the library by the windows behind the Reference desk or right here below:

Kim’s Picks
If You Could See Me Now by Cecelia Ahern
The Fixer Upper by Mary Kay
Only Time Will Tell by Jeffrey Archer
Robert B. Parker’s Lullaby by Ace Atkins
The Innocent by David Baldacci
Phantom by Ted Bell
Year of Pleasures by Elizabeth Berg
Those Who Save Us by Laura Blum
Cold Wind by C.J. Box
Sworn to Silence by Linda Castillo
Gone Tomorrow by Lee Child
Terminal Freeze by Lincoln Child
Prayers For Sale by Sandra Dallas
Night Fall by Nelson Demille
Sarah’s Key by Tatiana de Rosnay
The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh
Now You See Her by Joy Fielding
Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
American Assassin by Vince Flynn
Left Neglected by Lisa Genova
Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin
The Beach House by Jane Green
The Magician King by Lev Grossman
A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
The Island by Elin Hilderbrand
The Dovekeepers by Hoffman
 Fire and Ice by Judith A. Jance
The Kommandant’s Girl by Pam Jenoff
Victims by Jonathan Kellerman
Blue Edge of Midnight by Jonathan King
Bone Harvest by Mary Logue
The Paris Wife by Paula McLain
Knit One, Pearl One by Gil McNeil
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
The Snowman by Jo Nesbo
Songs for the Missing by Stewart O’nan
The Devil Colony by James Rollins
Play Dead, by David Rosenfelt
Bad Blood by John Sandford
Out of the Deep I Cry by Julia Spencer-Fleming
Beachcombers by Nancy Thayer
Very Valentine by Adriana Trigiani
Fly Away Home by Jennifer Weiner

Judy W’s Picks
Stephanie Plum Series by Janet Evanovich
Walking After Midnigt by Karen Robards
To Trust a Stranger by Karen Robards
First Impressions by Jude Deveraux
The Key Trilogy by Nora Roberts
Agnes and the Hit Man by Jennifer Cruise
Bet Me by Jennifer Cruise
Tell Me Lies by Jennifer Cruise
Crazy For You by Jennifer Cruise
Goldy Schulz Culinary Mysteries by Diane Mott Davidson
Savannah Reid Series by G.A. McKevett
Hannah Swensen Series by Joanne Fluke
Bubbles Yablonsky Series by Sara Strohmeyer
Infernal Affairs by Jane Heller
Crystal Clear by Jane Heller
Name Dropping by Jane Heller
Best Enemies by Jane Heller
Gertie Johnson Murder Mysteries by Deb Baker
Jane Jeffrey Series by Jill Churchill
Bad Hair Day Series by Nancy
Murder 101 Mystery Series by Maggie Barbieri
The Fixer Upper by Mary Kay Andrews
Summer Rental by Mary Kay Andrews
Savannah Breeze by Mary Kay Andrews
The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
Crafts for Halloween by Kathy Ross
Crafts for Christmas by Kathy Ross
All New Crafts for Thanksgiving by Kathy Ross
Al New Crafts for Easter by Kathy Ross
Crafts for Valentine’s Day by Kathy Ross
The Cocker Spaniel by Judith P Iby R.V.T.
New Dog: choosing wisely and ensuring a happy ever after by Dr. Bruce Fogle
Training In No Time by Amy Ammen
Dog Tricks For Dummies by Sarah Hodgson
American Tomato: The Complete Guide to Growing and Using Tomatoes by Robert Hendrickson
501 Fun to Make Family Crafts by Carol Field Dahlstrom
The Ultimate Book of Kids Concoctions by John E. Thomas and Danita Pagel
The Ultimate Book of Kids Concoctions 2 by John E. and Danita Thomas
Mudworks: Creative Clay, Dough and Modeling Experience by Mary Ann F. Kohl
The Usborne Book of Orgami by Kate Needham
The Halloween Book by Jane Bull