By , April 15, 2015 12:59 pm

Saturday, April 18th, 10 am-Noon
For the first time at the library we have a beginner’s knitting program that will go through the basic steps of knitting, complete with first time project! Rosann St. Aubin is our wonderful and talented teacher!

Students are required to bring:

1. One pair of straight needles in size 8, 9, or 10. (The Best length for learning is a size 10!)
2. A small ball of worsted-weight wool yarn in a dark color. (By Small, I suggest about 5 yards, wound into a ball.)

The class is free, but please register so we know how many students we can expect. 262-284-5031

Rosann will also be on hand, Thursday, April 23rd at 6 p.m. to help answer any questions or problems than may arise out of class.

See you then!!



By , April 15, 2015 12:51 pm

Yoga: Thursday mornings at 9:30. Gentle stretches with Connie. Mats are available for use. Free.

PORTfolio Tonight!

By , April 15, 2015 12:20 pm


Tonight as part of the PORTfolio series, sponsored by Gallery 224 and the WJ Niederkorn Library, Martin will be presenting “The Hidden Art of Islam“, another great documentary from PBS.
The movie is free and starts at 6PM at the WJ Niederkorn Library in Port Washington. Lots of books to look at and a discussion to follow, as always.
We hope to see you then.

Local Authors, Give us a Call!!

By , April 14, 2015 9:33 am

We love seeing local authors!! If you are a local, self-published author, call Annie at the library to see how you can participate in our upcoming 3rd Annual Book fair! 262-284-5031


Publisher’s Weekly: Getting Self-Published Books into Public Libraries!

Diet & its Role in Addiction

By , April 13, 2015 12:49 pm

“Diet & its Role in Addiction” tonight at 6 pm with local acupuncturist Jan Halonen. Free admission!

Jan Halonen is a Licensed Acupuncturist and Esthetician, and a certified Yoga/meditation instructor and has a practice in Mequon, WI.


State Tax Forms

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By , January 15, 2015 8:42 am

The State Tax Forms are in including the “Wisconsin Homestead Credit” booklet.

Federal Tax Forms

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By , January 15, 2015 8:40 am

We will no longer be able to offer Federal Tax Forms

The federal tax form distribution system has informed us that they will no longer offer the forms or instructions to libraries that we have offered to the public for decades. They will only be sending us the most basic forms (Forms 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ) and no instructions at all! Nothing but the basic forms!!

We will eventually have one copy of the “Reproducible Copies of Federal Tax Forms and Instructions” booklet, from which you can make copies, but we suggest that you just print them off online here at the library or from home. Regular copy charges apply to printing off of tax forms at the library ($.10 per side B&W).


Now More Renewals!

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By , January 7, 2015 8:10 am

The WJ Niederkorn library is so pleased to announce that most all items in the system can now be renewed two times instead of the old limit of one. Renewals can be done online, by calling, or in person at the library.

As always, renewals will not go through if someone else has a hold on that item.

Our new renewal limit will allow you to enjoy your favorite items for even longer.

We are please to offer this expanded service to you.

The new renewal limits start today!


EasiCat Reading List

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By , December 23, 2014 9:52 am

It is that time of year when Goodreads presents everyone who uses their service with a booklist of books read that year. If you are like me, there are some books missing from the list and it would be nice to easily update that list. But if you are also like me, you do not write down all the books you read as you read them, especially the digital downloads.

Well if you have the optional “Reading List” function turned on in EasiCat (our online catalog) then you have not only a list of all items you have checked out from the library, but also *New This Year* a list of all the items you digitally downloaded from Wisconsin’s Digital Library collection.

If you pull up your reading list you will see digital downloads listed inline with all your physical books you checked out. Here you can see the most recent digital download I read on my iPad “Influx”.

In this way I can find a nice cohesive list of everything I read from the library or and as a digital download. Now I can use that list to update any books missing from my Goodreads reading list.

In order to keep the list relevant and manageable, I expend some effort to remove items from my list that I did not read, did not enjoy, or that were DVDs or books for my son that I do not need to keep track of (lets face it, I do not need a list of the hundreds of Geronimo Stilton books we check out each year).

The process is easy. Just click on the box next to the title you want to remove, scroll down to the bottom, and the click the delete button. But keep in mind, once you delete them, they are gone forever.

This is how I have whittled down my EasiCat list, that would be well over 18 pages long, down to a manageable 3 (or maybe 2 when I am done cleaning up my 2014 list later today).

So… take advantage of this new feature in EasiCat that displays the digital downloads right in line with your physical checkouts, but also take the time to maintain your list at the end of each year so that your maintain list remains relevant and easy to use in future years when you want to find that good book you read back in 2006.

The EasiCat Reading List is an option-in function in EasiCat. It will only maintain your reading list from the day you turn it on to the day you turn it off. Sign yourself up at EasiCat under My Account (you must be logged in to sign up for or to view your reading list). You will find your reading list on EasiCat under My Account, Reading History.


Movie Tuesday!

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By , November 24, 2014 9:49 am

91lJ2ieo2cL._SL1500_MV5BMTY1MTIxMjg2Ml5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwMjUyNzgwMjE@._V1_SX214_AL_There will be no Teen Café tomorrow, Tuesday November 25th, instead we will be showing 2 movies. The first movie is a family matinee, How to Train Your Dragon 2, at 12:30 pm. The second movie is a Teen/Adult movie, The Giver, @ 6:00 pm. Hope to see you all there!

All movies are shown in the Community Room.

Free Admission.

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