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Early Release Day Programs
Once again we are planning some programs for those early release days-hopefully old man winter won’t thwart us this year. The firstprogram isWednesday, October 9: 12:30-1:30pm: Ages 6 & up: “Show Your Team Spirit” craft program. Plans are underway for a November and a December program on those early release Wednesdays. Watch for information.
Adult Book Discussion Group
The library sponsors an adult book discussion group on the 3rd Tuesdays of the month at 7PM. New members are always welcome to join the group which is an informal discussion of a selected title. Copies of the book to be discussed are always available at the library for checkout. Some interest has been expressed for a day time book discussion. If this is something that you would be interested in attending, please let the library know. If there are enough people interested in starting such a group we can get one going.
Spotlight on Story Time
Story Time is off to a great start! Wednesdays at 10:30AM is when all the fun begins with a welcome song, stories to listen to, more songs, games, a simple craft. Sometimes a special guest appearance happens such as a SCHOOL BUS or a FIRE TRUCK! Various themes are explored such as pumpkins, bedtime, monkeys and more. Story time is geared to preschool ages but all are welcome. If you have a talent you would like to share, contact Lori Walker at the library.
Summer Reading Wrap-up
Another successful summer reading has ended and as the library starts planning next summer’s program, we take a look back at this past summer’s program. Over 400 people registered for the program from 2 year olds through adult. Weekly story times and readers programs saw throngs of kids coming into the library to enjoy the fun; entertained by space related story times and programs, read hundreds of books, earned reading rewards and created crafts and played games. Thanks to all the teen and adult volunteers who helped make the program “out of this world!”
History on the Move Programs
The ever popular History on the Move program has returned to the Oostburg Public Library.:
October 12: 1PM; Living Along the Onion River
November 14: 1PM; Century Farms and Historic Properties December 12: 1PM: Lakeshore History/commercial Fishing
The programs are presented by The Sheboygan Research Center. If you haven’t attended one of these programs before, you are encouraged to come and learn fascinating history of our local area.
The library is planning some programs this year for children, teens and adults. Watch for announcements of teen book club, gardening programs, knitting programs, special after school programs and more.
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Recently a beautiful donation of over 100 DVDs was gifted to the library to add to the collection. These dvds are mostly historical nonfiction and cover many aspects of history from ancient times through the war years. If you are a history buff and like learning about the past, you have to check out these recent additions. Sample titles include Gettysburg, Lincoln, U.S. Navy Carriers, The War in the Pacific, Remembering the Dutch Resistance, America vs Japan, The Fighting Sullivans, The Forgotten War, POWs of the Reich, several WWII documentaries, The Complete WWI, The World Trade Center to name a few. We have also added some wonderful donated books to the collection.
The library always welcomes donations of gently used books/DVDs for the collection, the Friends book sale, or to use for giveaways for the summer reading program. Also greatly appreciated are donations of craft supplies for our programs- do you have a few left over beads or buttons? We will gladly add them to our craft cupboard. Also donations of your time are appreciated- do you have a special talent, expertise in something that maybe others would be interested in? Program ideas are always welcome.
Meet our Pages
The library employs high school pages to shelve books, keep things in order and help out the librarians with various tasks. Current pages are:
Emmilyn Raih and Jordyn Lewin
We asked them a few questions and here’s what they said:
What were your favorite books as a child? Emmilyn: Boxcar Children, Berenstain Bears, Laura Ingalls Wilder books
Jordyn: Dr. Seuss and Nancy Drew
What kind of books are your favorites today? Emmilyn: mystery, young adult, thrillers Jordyn: Sci-Fi or realistic fiction
How about music? What do you listen to?
Emmilyn: Christian, acoustic, pop Jordyn: country music
What didn’t you know about the library before you started working here? Emmilyn: That there was a basement and a kitchen Jordyn: That there were so many books! It doesn’t look like a lot, but when you’re putting them away you realize there is a ton!
What is something you wish more people knew about the library? Emmilyn: The variety of the books the library has and how much the library has to offer. Jordyn: That there a lot of hidden gem-type books that are amazing!
Often heard when someone comes in the library after a few years absence: “you’re still here?” The library is very fortunate to have a wonderful and dedicated staff that have and are giving great service to the patrons of the Oostburg Public Library. Director, Trixine Tahtinen has worked for the library for 33 years, 14 as the children’s librarian and 19 as the Director. Colleen Swart has worked for the library for 29 years as the cataloger and in circulation. Wendy Urban has been with the library for 10 years, Laurie Schuh for 5 years, took a 9 year hiatus and joined the staff again in 2017. Vicki Markham worked at the library for 9 years as the Children’s Librarian and then came back in 2018 as a circulation librarian and Lori Walker came on board as Children’s Services librarian in 2017.
The library likes to feature books for patrons that they might have missed. Sometimes it is a theme or subject or sometimes, like the current display, the staff picks books they have read and liked. Some of the titles recently displayed are:
Trix: A Banquet of Consequences by Elizabeth George The Last Policeman Trilogy by Ben Winters The Family Next Door: The Heartbreaking Imprisonment of the 13 Turpin Children Operation Paperclip: The Secret Intelligence Program That Brought Nazi Scientists to America Belly Up by Eve Darrows Blended By Sharon Draper Murder in the Locked Library by Ellery Adams
Colleen: Last of the Breed by Louis Lamour Memory Man by David Baldacchi Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah The River by Peter Heller A Voice in the Wind by Francine Rivers
Wendy: Devil in the White City by Erik Larsen The Woman who Smashed Codes by Jason Fagone Shadow Divers by Robert Kursen The Bishop’s Pawn by Steve Berry
Lori: The Earl Next Door by Amelia Gray Dearly Beloved by Mary Jo Putney Mogie by Kathi Appelt
Laurie: There, There by Tommy Orange One for the Murphys by Lynda Hunt The book with No Pictures by B.J. Novak What To Say Next by Julie Buxbaum The Rough Patch by Brian Lies Sweeping Up The Heart by Kevin Henkes
Vicki: Still Alice by Lisa Genova Pioneer Woman Cooks: A Year of Holidays We Don’t Eat Our Classmates by Ryan Higgins Open Season by C. J. Box Rumple Buttercup by Matthew Gray Gubler When Crickets Cry by Charles Martin
Jordyn: Embrace by Jessica Shirvington November Blues by Sharon Draper
Emmilyn: Extraordinary Means by Robyn Schnieder Backlash by Sara Littman
Have a book you would like to recommend? Let the librarians know for a future display of “Patron Picks”
Librarian, Wendy Urban provided us with this book Review:
The 7 ½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
Over 8 days Aiden Bishop will inhabit the bodies of 8 different individuals through which he must solve who kills Evelyn Hardcastle. If he doesn’t succeed, he will have to start over again until he does. Aiden’s desire becomes to prevent the murder from happening.
You need to concentrate and think as you read through the book-this and the mystery and the character variety and the plot development is what makes the book engaging. Sci-fi combined with Agatha Christie.
The book is in demand-get your name on the request list!
Upcoming Books for the Collection
These are some of the books on order and will be appearing on our shelves in the next few months.
100 Years in Titletown The Big 50 Green Bay Packers Bloody Genius by John Sandford Christmas Shopoholic by Sophie Kinsella The Outsider by Stephen Kiing Kiss the Girls and Make Them Cry by Mary Higgins Clark A Better Man By Louise Penny Blue Moon by Lee Child The Deserter by Nelson DeMille Fining Chika by Mitch Albom The Guardians by John Grisham The Girl Behind the Red Rope by Ted Dekker The Giver of Stars by JoJo Moyes Mycroft and Sherlock by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar The New Frontier by Ree Drummond The Night Fire by Michael Connelly The Lying Game by Ruth Ware The Shape of Night by Tess Gerritsen Timepiece by Beverly Lewis What comes my Way by Tracie Peterson
The Display Case presents:
The library showcase is a wonderful focal point in the library. It gives people a chance to share their interests, their hobbies and a place to share information with the community. It is always fun to see what people collect! The showcase is managed by the Friends of the Library and volunteer, Janice Schmidt coordinates the displays. Look for these upcoming displays:
October: Cookie Cutters
November: Barbie Dolls
December: Christmas Tins
January: Assorted Doll collection
Janice is always on the hunt for new displays. If you have a collection you would like to show, let the librarians know.
Digital Resources Available
The e-magazine database, RB Digital is now available through the Monarch Catalog as well as on our website, oostburglibrary.org. When browsing through the catalog, monarchcat.org and you search a title of a magazine by name, you might see in the description it says online resource. That means you will be able to read the magazine on your computer or devices.
Monarch2go– have you discovered this app? A basic catalog lets you access the catalog and your account on your phone. See a book in a store and want to know if it is available at the library? Scan the isbn # and if it is in the library system it will show up and you can request it to be put on hold right from your phone. Pretty awesome, right? Check it ou