During the month of November, the Oscar Grady Public Library will be participating in “Food for Fines”. By bringing in and donating non-perishable food items, to be given to the Family Sharing of Ozaukee County Food Pantry, patrons will receive up to $5.00 in Saukville library fines dismissed per library card.
A list of items most needed is available at the circulation desk. Food for Fines runs for the entire month of November.
Once again we will gather during our Recipe Club to share cookies and recipes in the best holiday spirit.
Make a batch of cookies and bring them together with their recipe to share with others. We will provided “Chinese Takeaway” boxes in which you can take home a selection of cookies from the exchange participants. Registration is required for this event.
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!
Evicted by Matthew Desmond
Desmond takes us into the poorest neighborhoods of Milwaukee to tell the story of eight families on the edge. All are spending almost everything they have on rent, and all have fallen behind. Even in the most desolate areas of American cities, evictions used to be rare. But today, most poor renting families are spending more than half of their income on housing, and eviction has become ordinary, especially for single mothers. In vivid, intimate prose, Desmond provides a ground-level view of one of the most urgent issues facing America today. As we see families forced into shelters, squalid apartments, or more dangerous neighborhoods, we bear witness to the human cost of America’s vast inequality– and to people’s determination and intelligence in the face of hardship. Based on years of embedded fieldwork and painstakingly gathered data, this masterful book transforms our understanding of extreme poverty and economic exploitation while providing fresh ideas for solving a devastating, uniquely American problem. Its unforgettable scenes of hope and loss remind us of the centrality of home, without which nothing else is possible.
Limited copies of this book will be available at the circulation desk. All are welcome to attend!
Does someone you love have Alzheimer’s disease or a related type of dementia? Here’s a safe place where people listen and understand:
Ozaukee Co. Caregiver Support Group
Date/Time 3rd Thursday of the month from 6:00 – 7:30 PM
Location Oscar Grady Public Library 151 S. Main St. Saukville, WI 53080
Facilitator(s): Valerie Cutting & Christin Langlois
414.418.0765 or 262.305.7152
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