Bizarre History of Wisconsin with Chad Lewis, Thursday, February 25th at 6PM (Virtual)

Join us for this program presented by author and researcher Chad Lewis, as he looks at some of the most bizarre stories our state’s past has to offer.

This presentation showcases over 100 bizarre newspaper stories from Wisconsin that have not been seen in over 100 years. These unbelievable stories were not lost, they were simply hidden. This program provides a time portal back to the early days of the state when it was filled with strange deaths, ghosts, sea serpents, peculiar people, medical anomalies, oddities, psychic phenomena, and UFOs This will change the way you view the good ol’ days of WI.

For over two decades Chad Lewis has traveled the back roads of the world in search of the strange and unusual. From tracking Vampires in Transylvania and searching for the elusive monster of Loch Ness to trailing the dangerous Tata Duende through remote villages of Belize and searching for ghosts in Ireland’s castles, Chad has scoured the earth in search of the paranormal.

Chad has been featured on the Discovery Channel’s A Haunting, William Shatner’s Weird or What, ABC’s World’s Scariest Places, Monsters and Mysteries in America, along with being a frequent contributor to Ripley’s Believe it or Not Radio. With a Master’s Degree in Psychology, Chad has authored over 20 books on the supernatural and extensively lectures on his fascinating findings. The more the bizarre the legend is, the more likely you will find Chad there!

THIS PRESENTATION WILL BE CONDUCTED VIRTUALLY.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

To register, visit the following link at

https://forms.gle/4ApDge7SW5eMxchq5

or sign up at our desk next time you visit us.

Identity Theft, Thursday, March 4th at 6PM (VIRTUAL)

 JOIN US FOR THIS VIRTUAL PRESENTATION

“Identity Theft: Protect and Prevent”

Identity theft continues to be the fastest growing crime in the United States. The more you learn about it, the less vulnerable you are. The Wisconsin Bureau of Consumer Protection will explain the different types of identity theft, how to recognize it and how to prevent it – including information about Fraud Alerts and Security Freezes. Receive tips for safeguarding personal information and how to spot the red flags of a scam.

Presented by

Francesca Johnson, Agency Liaison for the Bureau of Consumer Protection within the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection .

As the Agency Liaison based in the Milwaukee office, Francesca travels throughout southeastern Wisconsin to educate the public, businesses and law enforcement on the importance of privacy protection and data security. Francesca has over 12 years of state service in the combined areas of Unemployment Compensation, Fraud Investigations and Adult Education.

This presentation is sponsored by the

Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.

THIS PRESENTATION WILL BE CONDUCTED VIRTUALLY.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. To register, visit the following link

https://forms.gle/96QnE9ANQfwbXqvV9

or sign up at our desk next time you visit us!

Transparent Language

Transparent Language Online provides a fun, effective, and engaging experience for learners of all levels looking to build their listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills in a foreign language. All you need is your library card barcode number and an e-mail address. This resource is offered by RBDigital users through Monarch Library System. Some terms and conditions apply.

Combining robust courses, supplemental vocabulary, extensive grammar resources, and mobile apps, Transparent Language Online is the most complete language-learning system. With over 100 languages to choose from, including English for speakers of over 26 languages, there is something for every learner. Best of all, with enhanced support for Android ™ tablets and iPads, learners can enjoy the freedom to learn at home, in the library, or on the go.

If you do have an account set through RB Digital, click HERE to access it!

or visit the following page to learn how to create an account, download the RBDigital app or simply how to use it:

Let us know if you do have any questions.

Storytime at Home Season 2

Episode 2 (1/19/21) POP! POP! POP! This episode is all about POPCORN! Miss Julie shares the titles Popcorn (written by Alex Moran/Illustrated by Betsy Everitt with permission from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books) and Bear Snores On written by Karma Wilson/

You can watch this episode by visiting the following link at

https://youtu.be/tfcG39i-0y8

Episode 1 (1/19/21) In our season two premiere episode, Miss Julie shares Hello, Snow written by Hope Vestergaard/Illustrated by Nadine Bernard Westcott (with permission from MacMillan Publishing) and A Day So Gray by Marie Lamba/ Illustrated by Alea Marley (with permission from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books) . We also do some moving and grooving to a rhyme about snowflakes, discuss colors, and have a Silly Dance Contest (with permission from Jim Gill).

You can watch this episode by visiting the following link at https://www.youtube.com/watch?fbclid=IwAR2WrFGuIni4zvv3Is3ufyZXNfqFd5a7pd2NqhHX0MEpceIpbN4_6bhr9_c&v=REaZqKQnYSI&feature=youtu.be

It Happened in Wisconsin!, Thursday, February 4th at 6 p.m.

Our program “It Happened in Wisconsin!” it’s coming back. Join us on February 4th for a virtual discussion around the book:

The BINGO QUEENS of ONEIDA!

Before Indian casinos sprouted up around the country, a few enterprising tribes got their start in gambling by opening bingo parlors. A group of women on the Oneida Indian Reservation just outside Green Bay, Wisconsin, introduced bingo in 1976 simply to pay a few bills. Bingo not only paid the light bill at the struggling civic center but was soon financing vital health and housing services for tribal elderly and poor. While militant Indian activists often dominated national headlines in the 1970s, these church-going Oneida women were the unsung catalysts behind bingo’s rising prominence as a sovereignty issue in the Oneida Nation. The bingo moms were just trying to take care of the kids in the community. The Bingo Queens of Oneida: How Two Moms Started Tribal Gaming tells the story through the eyes of Sandra Ninham and Alma Webster, the Oneida women who had the idea for a bingo operation run by the tribe to benefit the entire tribe. Bingo became the tribe’s first moneymaker on a reservation where about half the population was living in poverty. Author Mike Hoeft traces the historical struggles of the Oneida-one of six nations of the Iroquois, or Haudenosaunee, confederacy-from their alliance with America during the Revolutionary War to their journey to Wisconsin. He also details the lives of inspirational tribal members who worked alongside Ninham and Webster, and also those who were positively affected by their efforts. The women-run bingo hall helped revitalize an indigenous culture on the brink of being lost. The Bingo Queens of Oneida is the story of not only how one game helped revive the Oneida economy but also how one game strengthened the Oneida community. “– Provided by publisher.


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.
Limited copies of this book are available now. Ask at the circulation desk to check out yours.

To register and to receive our invite to the ZOOM discussion, visit https://forms.gle/JbSp9g6pRwGFxdLw5

Take & Make: Book Page Origami Wreath

Sign up and take home a kit today!

Brighten up your space with a book page wreath!

Looking for a fun, paper folding craft to learn? Pick up a Book Page Origami Wreath Kit!

Kit includes instructions and enough paper for 1 large or 2 small wreaths.

Supplies are limited so stop by the Circulation Desk and ask for yours today!

Cannot make it to the library? Find the printable/viewable instructions for this project by doing click on the following links:

TAKE & MAKE: Book Page Paper Chain

‘Tis the Season! An easy home decoration for the holidays. Makes a great gift!

Looking for a fun, festive paper craft? Pick up a Book Page Paper Chain kit today!

Sign up and take home a kit today!

Kit includes instructions and enough paper for a 200-300 link chain!

Cannot make it to the library? See the below linked file to access downloadable file with instructions to make this project from the comfort of your home: