Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Quilting "Sew-In" Day

Whether you are a seasoned expert or have never sewed a stitch, stop in at the library on Thursday, June 21, 2012 as members of Mukwonago’s Crazy Quilters quilting club and other artists show you how it’s done.  You can try your own square or just watch and learn.  We’ll provide the machines and materials.  A quilt will be made from the finished squares and donated to a local charity.   
The event is free and open to all.   No registration necessary.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

June's Staff Picks!

The Mukwonago Community Library features staff picks for each month of the year!    June’s featured staff members are Nick E. and our Youth Services Librarian Miss Jane.  You can find their picks at the library by the windows behind the Reference desk or right here below:

Nick E.
America’s Best Loved Community Recipes
Little Oxford Dictionary of Quotations
Dante’s Inferno by Dante Alighieri
Awkward Family Photos by Mike Bender
End of Days: Predictions and Prophecies About the End of the World by Sylvia Brown
Secrets and Mysteries of the World by Sylvia Brown
Betty Crocker more Slow Cooker Recipes by Betty Crocker
The Watsons Go to Birmingham; a 1963 Novel by Christopher Paul Curtis
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Snow Bound by Harry Mazer
Eating Royally by Darren McGrady
Fox in Sox by Dr. Seuss
Poems by Alfred Tennyson
Gulliver’s Travels by Martin Woodside

Ice Age Trail Atlas: 105 Detailed Color Hiking Maps to Help You Connect With the Thousand-Mile Ice Age National Scenic Trail
Ice Age Trail Companion Guide, 2012
Dawn Light: Dancing With Cranes and Other Ways to Start the Day by Diane Ackerman
Graced by the Seasons: Fall and Winter in the Northwoods by John Bates
Graced by the Seasons: Spring and Summer in the Northwoods by John Bates
The Sense of Wonder by Rachel Carson
Pilgrim at Tinker Creek by Anne Dillard
An Incontinent Truth: the Crisis of Global Warming by Al Gore
Hiking Wisconsin by Martin Hintz
The Tender Place: a Story of a Wetland Year by Laurie Lawlor
Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold
Gift From the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Owls and Other Fantasies by Mary Oliver
Swan by Mary Oliver
Letters From Eden: a Year at Home, In the Woods by Julie Zickefoose

The Southeast Wisconsin Festival of Books!

Attention bibliophiles and bookworms!  The third annual Southeast Wisconsin Festival of Books is just around the corner, celebrating books, literacy and reading, and authors.  The event will feature hundreds of local and national adult and children authors presenting sessions about their work and book signings.  Some of this year’s featured authors include: David Carter, Tawni O’Dell, Cathryn Cofell, Danielle Sosin, and Kathleen Ernst. This year’s theme is Freedom to Read.  So mark you calendars and make sure to attend this free two day event on June 15th and 16th at UW-Waukesha. 

The Southeast Wisconsin Festival of Books is a free community-wide event organized by the UW-Waukesha Foundation in cooperation with community groups that include the Waukesha County Federated Library System, the Waukesha Public Library, the Literacy Council of Greater Waukesha and Martha Merrell’s Bookstore. 

For complete program information, schedules, and list of attending authors, check out the website:

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Old Fashioned Bed Turning

Crazy for quilting?  Just curious?  Discover these works of art, layer by later.  You've seen them at quilting shows; now see it at the library on Wednesday, June 13 from 2:00 to 3:00pm.  The technique used, histories, and stories behind some of these beautiful local works of art come to life as the many layers of quilts atop a bed are revealed one by one.  The artist will describe the quilt, it's features, how it came to be, and what it means to them.  See quilting in a new way at this free event open to all.  For more information for these events please stop by the Circulation Desk or call us at (262) 363-6411.