Adult Book Discussion, Tuesday, Dec. 20, 6:30 pm

Hercule Poirot’s Christmas by Agatha Christie

“Poirot has solved some puzzling mysteries in his time but never has his mighty brain functioned more brilliantly than in Hercule Poirot’s Christmas.” —New York Times

The holidays are anything but merry when a family reunion is marred by murder—and the brilliant Belgian investigator is quickly on the case.

On Christmas Eve at Gorston Hall, the Lee family’s festivities are shattered by a deafening crash of furniture and a high-pitched wailing scream. Upstairs—in a locked bedroom—the tyrannical patriarch Simeon Lee lies dead.

When Hercule Poirot offers to assist, he finds an atmosphere not of mourning but of mutual suspicion. It seems everyone had their own reason to hate the old man, but which one of them turned a special occasion into an occasion for homicide? The suspects will indeed be stirring this Christmas Eve…

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

FOOD FOR FINES

November 1 – 30

This November, help us to help others.

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,  patrons will receive up to $5.00 in Saukville library fines dismissed per library card.

A list of the items most needed is available at the circulation desk.

We look forward to seeing you at the library!

The Librarians’ Bedside Table

The newest issue of our newsletter, The Librarians Bedside Table, is available now for you to browse through.See what your friendly librarians have been reading, what programs are coming up and some other news and recommendations from your library.

Visit https://issuu.com/oscargradypubliclibrary/docs/lbt-november2022 to access the latest and all of our past publications and enjoy.

NEW app! MONARCH2GO

Have you tried the new MONARCH2GO app?

This new platform allows you to access all your favorite items and libraries from your device.

Our FREE app gives you quick 24/7 access to your library account.

Current users of our old app using iOS will have an update for the new version; Android users will need to delete the old and download the new app.

New users for each platform can find the app on the:

App Store: https://www.apple.com/app-store/

or

Google Play!: https://play.google.com/store/apps

Try Monarch2Go today!

GOT QUESTIONS? let us know next time you visit us.

Magazines on Libby

The benefits of having a library card keep getting bigger and greater!

Now you can access over 3,000 magazine titles from your Libby app, including top titles like:

  • US Weekly
  • National Geographic
  • Good Housekeeping
  • Vanity Fair
  • Rolling Stones

For a full listing of all the magazines you can access now through the Libby App, please visit the following link:

All magazines are available as simultaneous use without circulation caps.

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 6 (2/16/2021) Author Spotlight: Mo Willems!

In this episode of Storytime at Home Miss Julie shares the books Nanette’s Baguette and Knuffle Bunny with permission from the author/ illustrator, Mo Willems. We also sing and dance along with Jim Gill’s “Silly Dance Contest” and “Five Little Pigeons Jumping on the Bed”. Special Appearance by Jodie Whittaker.https://youtu.be/s-owOvGoub8

Episode 5 (2/9/2021)

In this yummy pizza-themed episode, Miss Julie reads Secret Pizza Party by Adam Rubia/ Illustrated by Daniel Salmieri (with permission from Penguin Random House) and Pete the Cat and the Perfect Pizza Party by Kimberly and James Dean (with permission from Harper Collins Publishing). We also sing “If You Want to Eat Some Pizza”, dance along with Koo Koo Kangaroo’s music video, “All I Eat is Pizza” and recite the rhyme “Down Around the Corner.”Special appearances by Mr. Mike and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. https://youtu.be/kq6cdHcuEXo

Thank you to Bryan and Neil of Koo Koo Kangaroo for permission to share their music video. For more of their videos, visit: https://www.youtube.com/user/kookookangaroo

Episode 4 (2/2/2021) This episode is all about awesome activities to do when it is cold and snowy outside! Miss Julie shares a cool non-fiction book titled, The Snowy Day by Anna Milbourne/ Illustrated by Elena Temporin (with permission from Usborne Books) and plays along with the interactive picture book, Bunny Slopes by Claudia Rueda (with permission from Chronicle Books). We also get moving with a rousing rendition of “Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes” and dance to “Dance, Freeze, Met” by The Learning Groove. Special thanks to Usborne Books, Chronicle Books, and The Learning Groove (Eric Litwin and Michael Levine). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q44v5tmmUbg&feature=youtu.be

Episode 3 (1/26/2021) In this episode, Miss Julie and Mr. Mike sing “If You’re a Rock Star and You Know It” and dance with our stuffed animals to “Red Rock Rooster” by Daddy A Go-Go. Miss Julie shares two books about farm animal friends that are in a band; Punk Farm and Punk Farm on Tour written by Jarrett J. Krosoczka (with permission from Penguin Random House). Special thanks to Daddy A Go-Go, Penguin Random House, and Mr. Mike. https://youtu.be/ifv67lfiFuw

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