We are hiring: Oscar Grady Public Library Director Position

The Oscar Grady Public Library, located in the Village of Saukville (Ozaukee County), is hiring for the position of Library Director. The Oscar Grady Public Library has been nationally recognized as Innovator of the Year by the state of Wisconsin and as winner of the American Library Association’s John Iliff Award for technological achievement. The Library boasts a diverse and empathetic organizational culture with a staff of 5.35 FTE, a municipal population of 4,396, and a service population of more than 7,000 residents.

The Library is a member of The Monarch Library System, serving a four-county area which includes Ozaukee, Sheboygan, Dodge, and Jefferson counties.

The Library Board of Trustees seeks an innovative, inclusive, and optimistic leader. The ideal candidate will have at least five years of progressive library management experience, excel in project management, communication, grant writing skills, oversight of library collections, professional advocacy, community collaboration, and technology.

Minimum Professional Requirements and Educational Experience:

Wisconsin Public Library Administration Grade II Library Certification. The educational requirements for Grade II Certification are set by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction: Public Libraries Division and can be found here.

A complete list of essential responsibilities can be found in the Library Director Position Description found on the Village of Saukville website.

Salary:

Starting salary $65,000 negotiable dependent on professional experience.

Wisconsin State Retirement and generous Health, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance options

For full consideration please submit a Cover Letter, Resume/CV, and three professional references to the Library Search Committee at: searchcommittee@village.saukville.wi.us by the deadline of July 17, 2022.

Oscar Grady Public Library

151 South Main Street

Saukville, Wisconsin 53080

Outdoor Movie Night: POSTPONED until July 9th

Outdoor Movie Night: Back to the Future

Dear patrons: our movie night has to be postponed until Saturday, July 9th due to the threat of inclement weather. We appreciate your understanding.

Join us for a fun night watching some of your favorite films under the stars!

It’s the mid-80’s, and Marty McFly is your average 17 year-old slacker who happens to be friends with an inventor, Doc Brown. Doc’s latest invention is a time machine, that ends up transporting Marty back to 1955 where he must bring his parents together so that he will exist when he gets back to his own time

PG – 116 minutes- Rain date 7/9

Wehr Nature Center: Lake Michigan Treasures, Thursday, July 7th, 2PM

Come make a splash as we discover the treasures in Wisconsin’s own freshwater ocean- Lake Michigan

Did you know Lake Michigan, can be seen from the moon? Did you know Lake Michigan is the 6th largest freshwater lake in the world? From fossils to pre-historic fish to shipwrecks to drinking water, we will explore the depths of this great lake. This interactive program will include story-telling, map building, water games, and more that will help us all learn why we should love our great lake. Best suited for children ages 5+.  No registration required.

FOX & BRANCH, Thursday, July 14th, 2PM

Enjoy hand-clapping, foot-stomping music of old blues, jug band songs, fiddle tunes, and sing-along activities!

For over two decades, Dave Fox and Will Branch have energized audiences in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., and Ireland. Their dynamic mix of old-time music, original songs, and family folk music has appealed to children and adults, giving everyone a chance to actively participate.

Fox & Branch will sing and demonstrate their American folk instruments, explain their history, and use them in songs.  No registration required.

It Happened in Wisconsin, Monday, July 18th, 6PM

Join us for a discussion around the book:

Badger Boneyards by Dennis McCann

The bodies are buried, but the stories are not. From the ornate tombs of Milwaukee beer barons to displaced Chippewa graves and miniscule family plots, Badger Boneyards: The Eternal Rest of the Story unearths the stories of Wisconsin. Football great John Heisman is buried here, as is the state’s smallest man, a woman whose tombstone names her murderer, and the boy who would not tell a lie and paid the price.

Limited copies available for check out. Calling all history buffs to join us for “It Happened in Wisconsin”, our very own history club at the library dedicated to the history of our state.

Storytime & Stuffed Animal Storytime

Storytime & Stuffed Animal Drop-off: Tuesday. July 19, 10:30 a.m.

Stuffed Animal Pick-up and Slideshow: Wednesday, July 20, 10:30 a.m

 Your favorite stuffed animal is invited to a sleepover at the library!

Join us Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. with your stuffed animal for a very special storytime! Afterwards, your stuffed friend will stay for a sleepover at the library. Come back Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. to pick up your friend and watch a slideshow of all the fun they had!

Your stuffed animal will be spending the night, so please don’t bring a stuffed animal you need to get to sleep. No registration is required. One stuffed animal per child, please.  

Adult Book Discussion, Tuesday, July 19th, 6:30PM

Join us for a discussion around the book: The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman

Four septuagenarians with a few tricks up their sleeves. A female cop with her first big case. A brutal murder. Welcome to… THE THURSDAY MURDER CLUB

In a peaceful retirement village, four unlikely friends meet weekly in the Jigsaw Room to discuss unsolved crimes; together they call themselves the Thursday Murder Club.

When a local developer is found dead with a mysterious photograph left next to the body, the Thursday Murder Club suddenly find themselves in the middle of their first live case.

As the bodies begin to pile up, can our unorthodox but brilliant

Limited copies of this book will be available at the circulation desk. All are welcome to attend!