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
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