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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)

January 9 through February 24_Milwaukee Bucks Reading Challenge


A six-week reading challenge for students in first through eighth grade.

Score points by reading to earn a voucher for a complementary Bucks home game ticket for March 31 or April 2 where each All-Star Reader will have the opportunity to shoot a free throw on the court!  If you read more than 500 pages, you will be entered into a drawing for an official Bucks autographed basketball and more!

Stop in the library for a Bucks Bookmark Meter and official rules today!

2017 Reading Challenge_Starting on Monday, January 9th

Starting this Monday, JOIN US in our 2017 Reading Challenge for adults.

A great way to set a reading goal for you in this year, this challenge is meant not only to encourage reading, but also to take you out of your “reading comfort zone” by suggesting you options for reading that will open new windows to your reading habits.

How does it work? Next time you visit us, pick up a 2017 Reading Challenge pamphlet located at the front desk and browse thru the suggestions listed in there and start reading. This pamphlet not only will allow you to keep track of your reading this year, but also will encourage you more as you see how much you read at the end of the year.

You can pick up the pamphlet at the desk and JOIN US IN THIS 2017 to make it a fun reading one!

Morning Storytime_Tuesdays starting Jan. 17, 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.

Evening Storytime_Wednesdays starting Jan. 18, 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!

Adult Coloring & Coffee Club_Wednesday, January 25th_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!

Adult Recipe Club_Tuesday, February 7, 6-7p.m.

“Cheery Cherry 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  February is “Cheery Cherry 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!