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1000 Books Before Kindergarten

1000 Books Before Kindergarten is an easy, do it yourself program that is designed to get families reading to their children from infancy on. Read to your child every day and before you know it you will have read 1000 books – or more! 1 book per day for three years is 1,095 books! 2 books per day takes about 1.5 years! Read more »

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Story Time @ the Library

Preschool Story Time for ages 2-5 on Thursdays at 10:30 am ~ no registration required.

Story Hour is scheduled for most Thursdays, 10:30 – 11:00 a.m. in October, November, January, February, April, May, July and August and is held in the meeting room at the library.

Contact the library @ 920-596-2252 for details.

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Babygarten @ the Library

Babygarten @ the LibraryBabygarten™ is much more than a playgroup!

Infants and children under 2-years of age and their caregivers will share nursery rhymes, songs, finger plays, bounces and books. The session always concludes with a free play period. Call the library for details at 920-596-2252. Read more »

Adult Book Club

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Sturm Memorial Library's Book Discussion Group will meet on Wednesday December 3, 2014 at 4pm to discuss The Lemon Tree: An Arab, A Jew, and the heart of the Middle East by Sandy Tolan.  Read more »

Lego Club

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 3:15pm - 4:15pm

Join us for Creativity and imagination in action! Work individually or in teams to create this month's challenge. We will have a new theme every month that will be revealed at the program. Please do not bring your own legos. This program is for ages 7-12. Call the library for details at (920)596-2252.

On the Waterfront

Another good one from Michael Perry

 

Five reasons why you should read The Scavengers by Michael Perry

1)    It takes place in Wisconsin

2)    It has a protagonist who fights for her place in the world

3)    It has good detail about scavenging for food and junk

4)    It leaves you feeling that, above all else, there are good people in the world

5)    You can learn a new language. Wait, what?

Here is an excerpt from the novel where the protagonist, Ford Falcon, and her neighbor and life-saver, Toad, are having a conversation:

"Then why not get a horse?"

"A hay-burner?" he snorted. "Too jumpy, too spendy". Then he said, "Lottom bine? Peam stower or porse-hower, you'll wear yerself opposite-of-in keeping either one hed and fappy. He paused and pointed at Frank and Spank. "Dem dos oxiis all the horsepower I like dough-knead. Plus any knucklehead can traise and rain an ox"

When you get to the point where you can translate Toad's language all by yourself you really feel like you've reached a milestone. This dysopian novel with a decidedly Wisconsin flair is for younger people, but adults will certainly enjoy it too. Call the Library to reserve a copy or reserve a copy online here.