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On the Waterfront

Construction Zone...Again!

We regret to have to inform all of our faithful users that the front entrance will again be under construction for up to two weeks starting Monday September 18th. This is an unforeseen circumstance and we know it will be an inconvenience for you but together we'll get through it. The back entrance will be open but there are steps to navigate so if you need assistance call us from the parking lot if you have a cell phone or call ahead if ncessary and we'll come out to assist you. Also, if you are coming to pick up materials and want us to deliver them to you in the parking lot we'll be happy to do that. By the end of the month this will be another memory in the life of the Library. We'll get through it!

Also, there might be some construction noise again but it shouldn't be as bad as last time.

Thank you for your patience and for using the Library.

See You Saturday!

Fall is in the air, the kids are back in school and Saturday hours are back! The Library is open on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Saturdays are a fun time to visit the Library and the friendly staff love nothing more than seeing folks come through the door. Yes, the end of summer is always a little sad, but there's something to be said for settling down into the comfortable routine of school year life. We hope a Saturday morning visit to the Library will be part of your routine.

Looking ahead to 2024!

The solar eclipse party we had here at the Library was so much fun. Be sure to check out our Facebook page for photos of the event. The glasses were gone in no time but the friendly folks of Manawa willingly shared their glasses with others who could not get their own pair. There is another total solar eclipse coming to the US in 2024. That is only seven years away. If you want to get into an area of totality though, you better start making your plans now.

Thank you to everyone who came to the event today. We were fortunate to get quality safety glasses from STARnet (Science-Technology Activities & Resources for Libraries) with support from NASA @ my Library, the Space Science Institute and the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation. While the weather looked dicey earlier in the day, by the time the peak viewing time came arund the sun was out and it was warm. That's when the bottled water provided by Premier bank was much appreciated. (It did get a little cooler though when that sun was 80% covered) Read more »

A Total Eclipse of the Sun!

A total eclipse of the sun will occur through a path of the United States on Monday August 21st. Unforunately Wisconsin is not in this path but that doesn't mean we can't have a party! The Library was able to get 200 pair of glasses that will alllow safe viewing of the sun as the moon travels a path and for a few brief minutes comes between Earth and the Sun. The Library will also be trying to stream the eclipse in an area of totality and we'll also have a craft activity and some kind of treat. This is a family event and because of issues of safety no child 12 and under that is not accompanied by an adult will be able to wear the glasses to view the sun. There will be other things for young children not with an adult to do if they come to the party. The last time the United States saw a total eclipse was in 1979. That's almost 40 years ago folks! If you're lucky enough to be traveling to an area that will see the total eclipse we wish you perfect conditions and a life altering experience. For those of you who will be here in Manawa, even an 80% eclipse will be fun to see - as long as you have those safety glasses on!

BTW, be wary of purchasing eclipse viewing glasses online. There are many counterfeit glasses hitting the market that are not safe. Even if the glasses have the safety logo on them, they might now protect your eyes.

We hope to see you here on the 21st. The fun starts at 12:30, with prime viewing time at 1:15pm.