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.