Tom Pease in Concert!

Mark your calendars!  Join the Crandon Public Library on Thursday, August 13th at 6:00 p.m. for our last program of the summer.  Tom Pease, children’s folk singer and crowd favorite, will entertain us with songs and most importantly laughter. Children and adults alike won’t want to miss this opportunity to see the talented Tom Pease in concert. FREE OF CHARGE!

Tom Pease

Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters

If you or someone you know is experiencing memory loss or behavioral changes, it’s time to learn the facts.  Early detection of Alzehimer’s disease gives you a chance to begin drug therapy, enroll in clinical students and plan for the future.

Join the Alzheimer’s Association on Tuesday, August 11th at 10:00 a.m. for this interactive workshop that features video clips of people with Alzheimer’s disease.  This program is in the lower level of the Crandon Library and is free to attend.  No registration is required.

know the ten signs

Crandon Drama Club to host Murder Mystery night @ the Library

Read a good mystery lately? How would you like to be part of one?! The Crandon High Drama club is hosting Murder in the Library : an interactive detective event.  In this fun and mind-boggling activity, participants will help detectives and police solve the murder of the beloved library director. While looking for and examining clues at the crime scenes, participants will help put together this shocking and revealing murder mystery themselves. Not only will they be looking for clues, they will also be interacting and questioning the thought-provoking suspects at the scene of the crime. The only way this murder mystery can be solved is by you! Join us as the Crandon Public Library introduces and solves the “Murder at the Library” on July 30th, 2015 at 7:00 PM. Tickets are on sale now at the Crandon Public Library for $5.00 at the front desk.   Proceeds from this event will help support the library’s continued programming efforts.  Questions?  Please call the Library at 715.478.3784.

Thank you to our Summer Reading Supporters

A sincere thank you to the following individuals, organizations and businesses that donated funds to our 2015 Summer Reading Program.


Argonne Lumber & Supply, Inc.
Associated Bank – Crandon
Century 21 Northwood’s Team, Inc.
CoVantage Credit Union
Creative Screenprinting
Flannery Contracting, Inc.
Forest County Association of Lkes, Inc.
Forest County Potawatomi Community
Forest TV & Appliance, Inc.
Friends of the Crandon Public Library
Great Lakes Timber, Inc.
The Hair-I-Tage
Kathy’s Custom Window Fashions
Kau’s Subway, LLC
LaFetta Restaurant Banquet & Catering
Laona State Bank
Log Cabin Cafe
North Lake Wireless / Forest Fitness
William and Karen May
Mihalko Land N’ Logging, Inc.
Northern Lake Service, Inc.
Palubicki’s Eats N Treats
Snow River Products
Tri-County Heating & Cooling, Inc
Whitetail Logging LLC
Wilsons’ Drive-In LLC

Historic Sounds from Northwoods Lumber Camps

Join the Crandon Public Library in welcoming author and historian James P. Leary on Wednesday, July 8th at 6:30 p.m. as he presents “A Shantyman’s Life : Historic Sounds from Northwoods Lumber Camps”.

From 1937-1946 folklorists working for the Library of Congress recorded old time lumber camp performers throughout northern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. This presentation features digitally restored examples of lumber camp and other songs recorded from the Ford-Walker extended family and “Kentucks” in the Crandon area.

James P. Leary is a professor of Folklore and Scandinavian Studies, and a co-founder of the Center for the Study of Upper Midwestern Cultures at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. His fieldwork throughout the Upper Midwest since the 1970s has contributed to numerous museum exhibits, media productions, folklife festivals, and such publications as Wisconsin Folklore (1998), So Ole Says to Lena: Folk Humor of the Upper Midwest (2001), Polkabilly (2006), and Folksongs of Another America: Field Recordings from the Upper Midwest, 1937-1946 (2015). Leary is recipient of the Governor’s Award for Excellence in Public Humanities Scholarship and is a fellow of the Wisconsin Academy.

This program is free of charge to residents and visitors of Forest County.  The Crandon Public Library is located at 110 W. Polk Street in downtown Crandon.  Please visit us at www.crandonpl.org for more information.