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Now on Sale: WHISTLE-STOP POEMS by Harrington Williams

COVER4bookmarkNext time you visit us please consider purchasing your copy of the book “WHISTLE-STOP POEMS” (2nd edition) by Harrington Williams, published by the Oscar Grady Public Library.

Called “The Poet of Saukville”, Harrington Williams lived a short but full life, from being a sailor in Southeast Asia, a sports writer for The Ozaukee Press, to a writer of poems that show the local color of bygone times in a very sensible and animated way.

Luckily, we have been able at the Oscar Grady Library to publish in-house a second edition of his Whistle-Stop Poems, to preserve and promote his work for new generations, making it available in book form at a very accessible price.

Book $10 ONLY (All proceeds benefit the Oscar Grady Public Library programs)

Evening Storytime_Wednesdays at 6:30p.m.

Warm up on a cold night with stories, songs and friends!

Join us for weekly storytimes filled with rhymes, songs, dancing and, of course, fun-filled stories . Children can come dressed in their pajamas and bring a stuffed animal if they would like. The fun begins January 18 and runs through March 1. Storytime  is free to attend, though registration is required. Sign up starts December 27 and can be done in person or over the phone. Families  welcome!

Morning Storytime_Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m.

Join us for stories, songs, and activities all revolving around a new theme each week.

Even if it’s cold outside, it will be warm and cozy inside the library during storytime! Come and enjoy weekly storytimes filled with rhymes, silly songs, dancing and, of course,  fun stories specially designed for preschoolers ages 2-4 years old. This session begins January 17 and runs through February 28.

Storytime is free to attend, though Registration is required. Sign up starts December 27 and can be done in person or over the phone.

Adult Coloring & Coffee Club_ Wednesday, February 22nd, 10:30 a.m.

Take time to simply unwind as you listen to soothing music and have a cup of Starbucks coffee.

One of the newest trends for adults is coloring. Coloring generates wellness, quietness and also stimulates brain areas related to motor skills, the senses and creativity. Studies show coloring can have a calming effect on the adult mind and help to promote overall wellness.

We will supply the pencils, coloring sheets. Take time away from your busy day and join us! Sign up at the circulation desk. We look forward to seeing you at the library!

No School Day Movie: Moana_Friday, March 3rd, 2:00 p.m.

Young navigator Moana, the daughter of a Polynesian tribal chief, is chosen to find a precious artifact that could save her people. She teams with demigod Maui to locate a legendary island, and together the pair explore fantastical lands and encounter incredible sea creatures in this animated adventure from Disney.

Feel free to bring a snack. Enjoy watching this new release on the big screen!

Rated PG 113 minutes See you there!

Read Down Your Fines_ Saturday, March 4, 11-1p.m.

Got Fines? Is a large fine on your library account keeping you from taking out that new book you MUST read?

Join us on March 4th for an opportunity to read down your fines. All who attend will receive up to $5 grace on their Oscar Grady Library overdue fines. Adults and children are welcome!    Cookies will be provided. Register on-site the day of the event.

Adult Recipe Club_March 7th, 6:00 p.m

Calling all cookbook lovers & food enthusiasts!  The library’s recipe club is looking for members! Gourmet chef skills are not required. It’s a great way to learn from others and share your best tips while tasting new recipes!

This month’s theme will be “Pi Day Recipes!” Bring samples of your food and a copy of the recipe to share with the group. Registration is required for participation in this group.The club meets the first Tuesday of every month.

Adult Book Discussion_Monday, March 13th, 6:30 p.m

The Other Woman by Hank Phillippi Ryan

Reporter Jane Ryland is tracking down a candidate’s secret mistress just days before a pivotal Senate election. Detective Jake Brogan is investigating a possible serial killer that may be hunting down Boston’s young women under the city’s bridges. As the body count rises and election looms closer, it becomes clear to Jane and Jake that their cases are connected…and that they may be facing a ruthless killer who will stop at nothing to silence a scandal.
Dirty politics, dirty tricks, and a barrage of final twists, The Other Woman is the first in an explosive new series from Hank Phillipi Ryan. Seduction, betrayal, and murder—it’ll take a lot more than votes to win this election.

Limited copies of the book will be available at the circulation desk. All are welcome to attend! Can’t make it to the discussion? Sign up at the circulation desk for our online book club!