Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Trash or Treasure? An Antiques Appraisal Event

Join renowned antiques and collectables appraiser
Mark Moran for this special event

Come to the library on Saturday, August 4th from 10:00am to 1:00pm and watch Mark Moran appraise various preselected items from the community.  Items up for appraisal may include: fine art, furniture, ceramics, glassware, vintage photographs, folk art, toys, clocks, costume jewelry, and metalware.  Learn what to look for when it comes to determining the value of your precious keepsakes!

Mark Moran is a former senior editor of Antiques and Collectibles Books and has been a contributing editor for Antique Trader magazine, as well as a guest expert on the PBS series Antiques Roadshow.  He is the author or co-author of more than 25 books on antiques and collectibles, including the 800-page annual Warman's Antiques & Collectibles.  Mr. Moran bought and sold antiques for more than 30 years, specializing in vintage folk art, Americana, and fine art.  He has been active as an appraiser of antiques and fine art for more than 20 years.

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Mukwonago Community Library and is open to all.  For more information, please stop by the front desk or call us at (262) 363-6411.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

July's Staff Picks

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

Craig’s Picks
Watership Down by Richard Adams
Sounder by William H. Armstrong
Jonathan Livingston Seagull by Richard Back
Square Foot Gardening by Mel Bartholomew
Small Space Organizing by Kathryn Becker
Jaws by Peter Benchley
Living Off the Grid by David Black
Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury
The Most Human Human by Brian Christian
Hardy Boys Mystery Stories by Franklin W. Dixon
Five Smooth Stones by Ann Fairbairn
Birdman of Alcatraz by Thomas Gaddis
Old Yeller by Fred Gipson
Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin
Good-bye Mr. Chips by James Hilton
The Ken Family Chronicles Series by John Jakes
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The Call of the Wild by Jack London
Little Bear’s Friend by Else Holmelund Minarik
Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
An Island to Myself by Tom Neale
Island of the Blue Dolphin by Scott O’Dell
My Friend Flicka by Mary O’Hara
Toby Tyler by James Otis
Alive by Piers Paul Read
The Glass Inferno by Thomas N. Scortia
The Omen by David Seltzer
Black Beauty by Anna Sewell
The Tower by Richard Martin Stern

Kelsey’s Picks
Apple Turnover Murder by Joanne Fluke
Firefly by Kristin Hannah
Night Road by Kristin Hannah
Fireflies: A Winter’s Tale by Alice Hoffman
The View from Saturday by E.L. Koingsburg
The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyers
Esperanza Rising by Pam Munoz Ryan
Pretty Little Liars Series by Sara Shepard
Charlie St. Cloud by Ben Sherwood
The Vampire Diaries by L.J. Smith
Dear John by Nicholas Sparks
The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks
The Lucky One by Nicholas Sparks
The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks
Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
Wolves of Mercy Falls Series by Maggie Stiefvater
Running with Stilettos by Mary T. Wagner
Night by Elie Wiesel
Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder