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Thanksgiving

The Library will close at 5:30pm on Wednesday November 22 and it will be closed on Thursday November 23 and Friday November 24. The Library will be open during regular hours on Saturday which are 9am to 12pm. We wish everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving Holiday. We also want to express how thankful we are that we serve a community that supports the Library in ways big and small and we are especially thankful for our patrons who make the Library a vibrant and meaningful place. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Nobel Prize for Literature

“It was like when you make a move in chess and just as you take your finger off the piece, you see the mistake you've made, and there's this panic because you don't know yet the scale of disaster you've left yourself open to.”

Kazuo Ishiguro, Never Let Me Go

Our next read for the SML Book Club is Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiquro and what a timely choice because it was recently announced that Mr. Ishiguro was awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize for Literature. This prestigious prize always raises the profile of a writer and that will make for a more interesting discussion come December. "Never Let Me Go" is a novel about cloning and is set in a dystopia not altogether unrecognizable. The book was adapted for a movie starring Keira Knightley in 2010. Other works from Mr. Ishiguro include The Remains of the Day which also became a well-known movie starring Anthony Hopkins. We are looking forward to reading and discussion "Never Let Me Go" and we invite anyone who is interested in the book and joining the discussion to attend the next book on the 1st Wednesday in December. If you want to place a hold on the book click here. If you want us to reserve a copy for you give us a call at 920-596-2252. We extend our congratulations and best wishes to Kazuo Ishiguro and look forward to the discussion in December.

Join our Book Club!

 

We're having our October book discussion this week (Wednesday at 4pm) and we'll be discussing Meet Halfway: Milwaukee Stories by Jennifer Morales. This is one of many interesting books the Library's Book Club has read and discussed through the years and there promises to be many more. The fun of reading a book and then getting together to discuss it with others cannot be overstated. Reading is such a personal experience and we all take in a writer's work in different ways and to listen to others talk about the same book you just read and compare how it made them feel with how it made you feel is sometimes a great experience. We always welcome new members - there is no leader for this group - you aren't required to say anything at all during the discussions if you don't feel like it and we pick our books by consensus based on recommendations from the members. If you're looking for a way to spend a pleasant hour in the company of others and you like to read, consider attending Book Club. We meet every other month on the first Wednesday of the month at 4pm. Sometimes we even have treats.

Construction's Over...Kind Of

The front entrance is open! The steps and ramp are accessible but one of the railings has some tweaking to do so we have that wrapped in caution tape. Please use the other railing if possible or ask us to assist you. We thank everyone for your patience during the construction. Come down, stop in, check out materials, and enjoy the friendly company of library staff.