New Library Hours Start Today 11/9/2022

Please take note:  New hours at the library beginning Wednesday, November 9th – The library will open at 9 am and close at 5 pm Monday through Thursday.  We will continue our Friday & Saturday hours 9 am to Noon.  We look forward to seeing you early at the Library!

Thanks to a NWLS scholarship I was able to attend the Wisconsin Library Association’s Annual Conference in Lake Geneva last week.  I was able to hear a number of speakers and attend a variety of hour-long workshops, as well as network with other library people from around the state.  I was especially happy to be able to attend the Awards & Honors Reception where two of our NWLS members received well deserved recognition for their work.  Ann Larson from the Sherman & Ruth Weiss Community Library in Hayward received the SSCS Paralibrarian Award and Angie Bodzislaw, Director of Spooner Memorial Library in Spooner received the WLA/DEMCO Librarian of the Year Award. These two women do amazing and innovative work at each of their libraries and have always been willing to connect and share their knowledge, ideas and experiences. Congratulations to these outstanding members of the Northern Waters Library Service area; our partners in serving our northern communities.
The Friends of the Library will meet on Thursday, November 10th at 6 pm.
Our next acrylic painting sessions will be on Friday, November 11th at 12:30 or 6:30 pm.  We will be following along with The Art Sherpa’s work, “Pumpkin Spice Candle”.  This is a longer video, 1:52:21 and is rated ‘3 Hoots’, so please plan accordingly. Call or stop by the library to register and receive a supply list. 
Kids Cozy Corner notes:  November’s Take & Make project is a colorful parrot. With the cooler temperatures are you looking for some indoor activity inspiration?  Check out the library for ideas.  For those with a magical interest try:  “Card and Coin Magic to Shock and Amaze”, “Mind Tricks and Illusions to Boggle the Brain”, “3-D Optical Illusions to Baffle the Mind” all by Jessica Rusick, or “Optical Illusions to Trick the Eye” by Rebeca Felix.  Or for creative crafting try “Trash Origami, 25 Exciting Paper Models You Can Make with Recycled Trash” by Michael G. Lafosse, Stitch & String Lab for Kids, or 40+ Creative Project to Sew, Embroider, Weave, Wrap and Tie” by Cassie Stephens.  Share your interest & ideas and we will try and make a good book match.   
Hope to see you soon at the library!