NEW date: Gardening with Native Plants, Thursday, May 20th, 6PM (Virtual)

Virtual presentation conducted by Native Plant Gardener at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum.

Native plants are the basis of sustainable, diverse, and beautiful gardens supporting pollinators, beneficial insects, and wildlife. These gardens thrive without fertilizers, pesticides, mowing, or supplemental watering. We will share garden examples, plant sources, and practical tips for garden care.

Susan Carpenter is the native plant gardener at the University of Wisconsin–Madison Arboretum. Since 2003, she has worked with students and community volunteers to maintain and monitor a 4-acre garden representing the plant communities of southern Wisconsin.

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Adult Book Discussion, Wednesday, May 26th, 2021 @ 11:00 a.m.

Good Omens by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett

Please join us via Zoom! All are welcome! Registration is required!

    According to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (the world’s only completely accurate book of prophecies, written in 1655, before she exploded), the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. Just before dinner.

    So the armies of Good and Evil are amassing, Atlantis is rising, frogs are falling, tempers are flaring. Everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon—both of whom have lived amongst Earth’s mortals since The Beginning and have grown rather fond of the lifestyle—are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture.

    And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist …

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Limited copies of this book will be available at the circulation desk. All are welcome to attend!

New! Magazines now on Libby

The benefits of having a library card keep getting bigger and greater!

Now you can access over 3,000 magazine titles from your Libby app, including top titles like:

  • US Weekly
  • National Geographic
  • Good Housekeeping
  • Vanity Fair
  • Rolling Stones

For a full listing of all the magazines you can access now through the Libby App, please visit the following link:

All magazines are available as simultaneous use without circulation caps.

Transparent Language

Transparent Language Online provides a fun, effective, and engaging experience for learners of all levels looking to build their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in a foreign language. All you need is your library card barcode number and an e-mail address. This resource is offered by RBDigital users through Monarch Library System. Some terms and conditions apply.

Combining robust courses, supplemental vocabulary, extensive grammar resources, and mobile apps, Transparent Language Online is the most complete language-learning system. With over 100 languages to choose from, including English for speakers of over 26 languages, there is something for every learner. Best of all, with enhanced support for Android ™ tablets and iPads, learners can enjoy the freedom to learn at home, in the library, or on the go.

If you do have an account set through RB Digital, click HERE to access it!

or visit the following page to learn how to create an account, download the RBDigital app or simply how to use it:

Let us know if you do have any questions.

Storytime at Home Season 2

Episode 6 (2/16/2021) Author Spotlight: Mo Willems!

In this episode of Storytime at Home Miss Julie shares the books Nanette’s Baguette and Knuffle Bunny with permission from the author/ illustrator, Mo Willems. We also sing and dance along with Jim Gill’s “Silly Dance Contest” and “Five Little Pigeons Jumping on the Bed”. Special Appearance by Jodie Whittaker.https://youtu.be/s-owOvGoub8

Episode 5 (2/9/2021)

In this yummy pizza-themed episode, Miss Julie reads Secret Pizza Party by Adam Rubia/ Illustrated by Daniel Salmieri (with permission from Penguin Random House) and Pete the Cat and the Perfect Pizza Party by Kimberly and James Dean (with permission from Harper Collins Publishing). We also sing “If You Want to Eat Some Pizza”, dance along with Koo Koo Kangaroo’s music video, “All I Eat is Pizza” and recite the rhyme “Down Around the Corner.”Special appearances by Mr. Mike and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. https://youtu.be/kq6cdHcuEXo

Thank you to Bryan and Neil of Koo Koo Kangaroo for permission to share their music video. For more of their videos, visit: https://www.youtube.com/user/kookookangaroo

Episode 4 (2/2/2021) This episode is all about awesome activities to do when it is cold and snowy outside! Miss Julie shares a cool non-fiction book titled, The Snowy Day by Anna Milbourne/ Illustrated by Elena Temporin (with permission from Usborne Books) and plays along with the interactive picture book, Bunny Slopes by Claudia Rueda (with permission from Chronicle Books). We also get moving with a rousing rendition of “Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes” and dance to “Dance, Freeze, Met” by The Learning Groove. Special thanks to Usborne Books, Chronicle Books, and The Learning Groove (Eric Litwin and Michael Levine). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q44v5tmmUbg&feature=youtu.be

Episode 3 (1/26/2021) In this episode, Miss Julie and Mr. Mike sing “If You’re a Rock Star and You Know It” and dance with our stuffed animals to “Red Rock Rooster” by Daddy A Go-Go. Miss Julie shares two books about farm animal friends that are in a band; Punk Farm and Punk Farm on Tour written by Jarrett J. Krosoczka (with permission from Penguin Random House). Special thanks to Daddy A Go-Go, Penguin Random House, and Mr. Mike. https://youtu.be/ifv67lfiFuw

Episode 2 (1/19/21) POP! POP! POP! This episode is all about POPCORN! Miss Julie shares the titles Popcorn (written by Alex Moran/Illustrated by Betsy Everitt with permission from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books) and Bear Snores On written by Karma Wilson/

You can watch this episode by visiting the following link at

https://youtu.be/tfcG39i-0y8

Episode 1 (1/19/21) In our season two premiere episode, Miss Julie shares Hello, Snow written by Hope Vestergaard/Illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott (with permission from MacMillan Publishing) and A Day So Gray by Marie Lamba/ Illustrated by Alea Marley (with permission from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books) . We also do some moving and grooving to a rhyme about snowflakes, discuss colors, and have a Silly Dance Contest (with permission from Jim Gill).

You can watch this episode by visiting the following link at https://www.youtube.com/watch?fbclid=IwAR2WrFGuIni4zvv3Is3ufyZXNfqFd5a7pd2NqhHX0MEpceIpbN4_6bhr9_c&v=REaZqKQnYSI&feature=youtu.be

Take & Make: Book Page Origami Wreath

Sign up and take home a kit today!

Brighten up your space with a book page wreath!

Looking for a fun, paper folding craft to learn? Pick up a Book Page Origami Wreath Kit!

Kit includes instructions and enough paper for 1 large or 2 small wreaths.

Supplies are limited so stop by the Circulation Desk and ask for yours today!

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