Celebrate the Centennial year of the 19th Amendment at the Library Thursday, February 13th at 6 PM.  We will view a screening of author Elaine Weiss’s introduction of her book, “Woman’s Hour:  The Great Fight to Win the Vote” at the Woodrow Wilson National history Center in Washington D. C.   We’ll gather in August to discuss her book, as part of our Summer Reading Destination Book Club.  Refreshments will be served.
Author Event:  John Hildebrand will visit our Library on Thursday, February 27th at 6 PM.  Hildebrand, teaches at UW-Eau Claire.  He has authored a number of books and is a former Wisconsin Trails columnist.  Hildebrand will discuss his most recent book, “Long Way Round, Through the Heartland by River.”   Quotes from Mayor Joe Barabe and Nick Vander Puy are included in the section about the Bad River and Tyler Forks.  Invite your friends and neighbors to join us in welcoming, John Hildrebrand to our Library.  Hildebrand’s titles are available at the library and through inter-library loan.
Library School Storytime is underway!  We’ll meet Thursday mornings at 9 AM.  Storytime usually includes a rhyme, song, game, craft and book.  It is planned for a three year old to attend with an adult caregiver.  That said, children of all ages are welcome to attend and participate as they are able.  Please contact the library to register.  This is important, so that enough supplies needed for the day’s activities will be prepared and on hand.  This session will focus on books by Todd Parr.
The Wednesday Morning Book Club will meet on the 19th at 9 AM to discuss, “Becoming” by Michelle O’Bama.
It’s time to remove our lounge chair.  It’s served us well for these past 10 years, but it’s time to say good-bye.  We’re offering it up for silent auction with a minimum bid of $25.  The proceeds will go to the Mellen Friends of the Library.  Interested?  Stop by the library and enter your bid.  The deadline is 1 PM on Thursday, March 5th.  Payment will be expected, when chair is removed.  The winner is responsible for moving the chair to its new home by March 12th.
Check out the Friends of the Library’s Used Book Sale.  Many titles available in paperback – 10 cents; hardcover – 25 cents; or the best deal yet – fill a bag of books for $1.  Audio CDs – $2; and DVDs – $1.
The Library Board of Trustees will meet on Monday, February 17th at 5:30 PM.  The staff handbook committee will meet prior to the regular monthly meeting of the board at 4:30 PM.