National Library Week Events

National Library Week Events

The Crandon Public Library is excited to once again be celebrating National Library Week!

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A full week of events kicks off on Sunday, April 10th at 11:00 a.m. with a membership wide meeting of the Friends of the Library, the Crandon Public Library Foundation and Crandon Public Library Board. The meeting, open to local residents interested in joining the Friends organization and/ or finding out more about their public library, will highlight the library’s upcoming campaign titled “Let’s Talk About It”. 

On Monday, April 11th at 2:00 p.m. join us for a Monday matinee.  The library will be showing the film “In the Heart of the Sea” starring Chris Hemsworth.  The movie, based on the book by Nathanial Philbrick, is a recounting of a New England whaling ship’s sinking by a giant whale in 1820, an experience that later inspired the great novel Moby-Dick.  The film is rated PG-13 and is 2 hours and 2 minutes long.  There is no registration required for Monday matinees.

Tuesday, April 12th is National Library Worker’s Day.  Feel free to stop by and wish you favorite librarian a great day!  In addtion, Juile St. Pierre of the Northwoods Alzheimer’s Association will be offering a workshop in the lower level of the library titled Understanding and Responding to Dementia Related Behavior from 1:00-3:00 p.m.  

Wednesday morning of National Library Week, families with young children are encouraged to attend our weekly Tot Time program at 10:30 a.m. in the lower level. Tot Time offers parents and children an assortment of activities to promote language, social interaction, coordination and imagination.

And because the public library is for all ages, we are proud to be partnering with the Northwoods ADRC in offering the Stepping On program beginning Wednesday, April 13 at 1:00 p.m. in the lower level of the library.  Stepping On will help participants identify why they fall and different ways to prevent falls, including strength and balance exercises, home safety check suggestions and medication review. Registration for this program is open to all residents of Forest County.  Please call Janet at 1-800-699-6704 to register for this free workshop.

On Thursday, March 14th join us at 10:30 a.m. for our weekly Story Hour program.  Story Hour is more than just books and reading.  Our Story Hour program features weekly activities that highlight the five basic practices of early literacy edutation:  talking, singing, reading, writing and playing.  All area children and their caregivers are invited to attend this free program.

Our monthly craft program will also be offered on Thursday, March 14th beginning at 12:15 p.m.  This month we are making pollinator houses in honor of Earth Day 2016. These natural houses have spaces for bugs to lay eggs between the barked roof and the body of the house. Some butterflies will also use the undersides of the bark to lay their eggs. Bees will fill the chambers with pollen and eggs, alternately. Pollinating moths sometimes use the chambers as protection while knitting their cocoons.  Participants in the craft program will build the house and with fashion it with a releasable loop so you may hang it anywhere pollination is needed such as near your garden or flowerbed. This program is free. No registration is required.

Thursday afternoon our monthly book group the “The Thursday Page Turners” will meet at 2:00 p.m. in the lower level of the library to discuss this month’s book The Boys in the Boat. This lively group of readers meets the 2nd Thursday of the month and is open to all.

Finally on Friday, April 15th the library will conclude our National Library Week celebration with a Family Movie Night with a special showing of Star Wars : the Force Awakens beginning at 6:30 p.m.  This movie is rated PG-13 therefore we are asking that parents and children attend this program together!  Children under the age of 13 will not be admitted without a parent or legal guardian in attendance.   Popcorn and juice will be served.  Bring your own pillows and bean bag chairs, if you like, this movie is a long one!

Spring Break Nature Cat Screening

The Crandon Public Library is the place to be for Spring Break fun!  The Crandon Public Library will be hosting a special screening of the new PBS Kids series titled Nature Cat on Thursday, March 31 at 10:30 a.m. with some fun Nature Cat craft activities after the episode. The screening is recommended for kids ages 3-8 so parents with kids at home for Spring break are invited to attend.  No registration is necessary. Stop in for some Spring Break fun!

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Let’s Color! Coloring Contest for All Ages announced

In partnership with the Forest County Ties that Bind, the Crandon Public Library is holding a coloring contest for all ages in anticipation of the Colors of Cancer 5K Run/Walk to be held this Spring.

Participants can pick up a coloring page at the Crandon Public Library or download a color run coloring sheet.  Three different age categories will be judged by members of the Ties That Bind nonprofit organization.  Entries must be returned to the library by Friday, April 22nd at 5:00 p.m.  Winners in each of the age brackets will be announced Friday, April 29, 2016 and will each receive a 2016 Color Run T-shirt.  A grand prize winner of the three age brackets will be announced at the Color Run event.
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Introducing the M.E. Time (Monday Evening) Book Club

Have you ever wanted to join a Book Club but just could NOT fit it into your schedule? Well it’s time to make some ME time, as in Monday Evening time.  Beginning Monday, February 1st at 5:30 p.m. the Crandon Public Library will offer a monthly Monday evening book club group featuring a friendly get-together, snacks, and discussion centered around a popular fiction title.  This month’s book titled “Dinner” by Herman Koch is a suspenseful tale of two families struggling to make the hardest decision of their lives—all over the course of one meal.  It’s a story not only about parenthood and ethics, but also on marriage, friendship, and so much more.  Copies of the book for those interested in reading it prior to the meeting will be available beginning this week at the front desk of the library.

The Monday Evening book club is in addition to our Thursday afternoon book club which meets the 2nd Thursday of each month at 2:00 p.m. in the lower level of the library. This month’s Thursday selection is And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini and is now available at the desk.  Both groups are open to all members of the public.

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Family History Friday starts this month!

If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to dig into your family history, you’ll want to add this upcoming program to your calendar.

Beginning Friday, January 22nd the Crandon Public Library will be offering a monthly genealogy club at 2:00 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Friday of each month.  This month we will start off with a basics of genealogy program which will highlight the resources we have here at the library including Ancestry.com and NewspaperArchive.com.  Ongoing programs will include Crandon area resources and databases, Forest County Historical Society resources, vital record research, immigration records, and more.  Eventually we hope to expand the program to include evening presentations by members of our group.  This group is designed to meet the needs of anyone doing genealogy research, including beginning, intermediate and experienced researchers.  You do not have to have Forest County family history ties to join.

Questions, please feel free to call Michelle at 478-3784.

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