The Soundtrack of the Vietnam War, Tuesday, June 12th, 6 p.m.

Join us for a special presentation as part of our Summer Reading Program: Doug Bradley, Co-author of “We Gotta Get Out of This Place: The Soundtrack of the Vietnam War”.

“We Gotta Get Out of This Place: The Soundtrack of the Vietnam War” places popular music at the heart of the American experience in Vietnam. The presentation explores how and why U.S. troops turned to music as a way of connecting to each other and the World back home and of coping with the complexities of the war they had been sent to fight. It also demonstrates that music was important for every group of Vietnam veterans—black and white, Latino and Native American; men and women; officers and “grunts”—whose personal reflections drive the book’s narrative.

Registration required.

Summer Library Lego Lab For Children in Grades K – 5, Wednesday, June 13th, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Drop in and use the library’s Legos to create something awesome!

Do you love to build with Legos? Come join other Lego fans for our Lego Lab and see what you can dream up! We’ll provide all the Legos and a theme; 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. Creations will be photographed then dismantled for our next Lego Lab. Caregivers welcome, although not required.

Evening Storytime, Wednesdays starting June 13, 6:30 p.m.

Enjoy stories and songs with friends before boogieing to bed!

Join us for weekly storytimes filled with rhymes, songs, dancing and, of course, fun-filled stories . The fun begins June 13 and runs through July 25. Children can come dressed in their pajamas and bring a stuffed animal if they would like. Storytime is free to attend, though registration is required. Sign up starts June 4 and can be done in person or over the phone. Families  welcome!

Please note: We will not meet on July 4.

Rockin’ and Reading with Leonardo, Friday, June 15, 2:00 p.m.

Put on your dancing shoes and bring your best air guitar moves because it’s time to go rockin’ and reading!

Join us for a rockin’ good time with Leonardo! He is a Parents’ Choice Award winning family musician from Chicago, strumming into town with a humorous, high-energy musical program that inspires little rockers to become big readers!

This highly-interactive performance has plenty of sing-a-longs and dance moves to inspire imagination, creativity, and a love of reading in audiences of all ages and abilities.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Summer DOODLE-DEE-DOO!, For Children in Grades K – 5, Wednesday, June 20th, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

Calling all artists, doodlers, sketchers, and scribblers!

Love to color and draw? If so, join Miss Julie in our community room for part of, or the entire artsy event! We’ll supply colored pencils, markers, crayons, and a wide variety of coloring sheets, along with plain paper to create your own drawings.

This will be an open format club so stop in any time during the program; just make sure to give yourself enough time to create your art.

Grown-ups are invited to stay and  doodle along!

Wisconsin’s Most Haunted Locations, Thursday, June 21st, 6 p.m.

Join us for a special presentation as part of our Summer Reading Program with author Chad Lewis.

The author of “The Wisconsin Road Guide to Haunted Locations will take us on road trip through haunted bars, bed & breakfasts, bridges, campgrounds, cemeteries, churches, fire stations, hotels, lighthouses, mansions, parks, railroad tracks, restaurants, roads, rocks, schoolhouses, stores, theaters, and much, much more.

Randy Peterson: Rocking Reading Show, Friday, June 22, 2:00 p.m.

Like the library, this show is going to ROCK!

Join us  for some lively, audience participation-filled, musical fun with award-winning musician, Randy Peterson. His engaging songs about the joy to be found at the library will have children feeling like reading rock stars.

Randy Peterson is a children’s musician from Green Bay who has been performing for children and families for over twenty years. His concerts are upbeat, totally interactive and devoted to promoting the joy of reading. See  you there!