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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)

Adult Recipe Club_ Tuesday, December 6th, 6-7p.m.

pasta“Delicious Pasta Recipes”

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 testing out fun new recipes!

The theme for  December  is “Delicious Pasta Recipes.” Bring  samples of your food and a copy of the recipe to share with the group. Registration is required for participation and we are always looking for new members! Join us any time! Registration is required for participation and we are always looking for new members!  Join us any time.

Here Comes Santa Claus!_Wednesday, December 7, 6:30 p.m.

santaSanta Claus is coming…. to the library!

Get into the holiday spirit and join us in singing some Christmas carols and completing a craft project.Though he is very busy this time of year, Santa will be dropping in to visit on his way back to the North Pole so don’t forget your wish list and camera! This event  is free to attend.         Families welcome! We look forward to seeing you at the library.

Adult Book Discussion_Monday, December 19th, 6:30 pm

astronautwivesclubcoverThe Astronaut Wives Club by Lily Koppel

As America’s Mercury Seven astronauts were launched on death-defying missions, television cameras focused on the brave smiles of their young wives. Overnight, these women were transformed from military spouses into American royalty. They had tea with Jackie Kennedy, appeared on the cover of Life magazine, and quickly grew into fashion icons.

Koppel’s book describes what lives were like for a group of military wives, including Annie Glenn, Rene Carpenter, Betty Grissom and Louise Shepherd, who were thrust into the spotlight when their husbands became Mercury Seven astronauts and made them stars.

Limited copies of this 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!

Winter Break Movie: The Secret Life of Pets_Thursday, December 29, 2:00 p.m.

secretlifeofpetsA terrier named Max regularly invites his friends to hang out at his place while his owner is gone, but his quiet life is upended when said owner also takes in Duke, a stray mutt whom Max instantly dislikes. Their feud eventually causes both of them to get lost in New York City, and as they work together to find their way home, they cross paths with a vicious bunny who plans to lead a group of abandoned pets on a mission of revenge against humanity.

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

Rated PG – 90 minutes

Lego Lab_ Wednesday, January 11th, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

lego_color_bricks(Lego Lab will take place on the second Wednesday of each month from 3:30-4:30 through August)

Do you love to build with Legos? Come join other Lego fans for our Library Lego Lab and see what you can dream up! We’ll provide all the Legos, you bring your imagination.

This will be an open format club so stop in any time during the program; just make sure to give yourself enough time to finish your project.
We look forward to seeing you at the library!



Zinio is the world’s largest online magazine subscription database. Our library is offering over 100 digital magazine subscription titles to our patrons over the web via the Oscar Grady website.  Any active library patron, with a valid library card, will be able to check out and download magazine subscriptions; they can then read them via a web browser, or through any supported mobile device such as Android phones and tablets, iOS devices (iPad, iPhone), Kindle HD, or the Nook HD/HD+.

Magazine issues can be checked out and downloaded without wait lists, patrons can keep any issue they download as long as they want (there are no checkout periods), and there is no limit to the number of checkouts per patron.

To use Zinio, patrons must complete a one-time setup of both an Oscar Grady Zinio Account:


and a Zinio.com Account:


This will give patrons free access to the subscriptions that the library has purchased.  Patrons browse and check out issues in the Oscar Grady Zinio Account, the account then syncs with the supported devices through the account setup and by downloading the app to your device.

For more information, here is a link to Zinio’s Frequently Asked Questions:


For step by step assistance here is a link to Zinio’s user guide: