3rd Annual Book Fair! Saturday, August 1st, 9-2

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By , July 28, 2015 10:46 am

This Saturday, August 1st, 9-2, downtown along with Maxwell Street Day!! We are located on the North Side of the Boerner Mercantile Building (Daily Baking Co.).

Find us on FaceBook under WJ Niederkorn LibraryBook Fair!!

Refreshments Available for Purchase: Smith Bros. Coffee House www.duluthtrading.com

The Friends of the Library will be there selling used books, Port Washington Community Cookbooks, and Beer Tasting Tickets! Stop by and Become a Friend!

Guest Speakers! Located on the 2nd Floor of the Boerner Mercantile Building:

10:00 am Mary T. Wagner “Adventures in Self Publishing”

11:30 am Christine Keleny “Editing 101: Common Writing Mistakes”

1:00 pm J. Nathan Couch “A FAQ about Facts: How to publish non-fiction”

Free Admission to all Events! All Seminars are located on the 2nd Floor of the Boerner Mercantile Building. Elevator and Restrooms are available in the Boerner Mercantile Building.

Featuring Wisconsin Authors!!

Alan Schmitz “Memories Never Die” “DNA Never Lies”

Tom Mueller “Building Bridges to Victory” “Duty, Honor, Country and Wisconsin” “Wisconsin 3800” “Heart of the Country”

June Eastvold “The Boys on the Porch”

Susan Farrell “Don’t Act Like Prey!” “52 Weeks of Wisdom”

Lisa J. Lickel “The Gold Standard” “The Map Quilt” “Healing Grace”

Jim Bayer “Gary the Garbage Can”

Art Schmitz “A Tourist in Uniform”

E.D. Meyer & James Meyer “Unforgiving Sun” &  “Port Washington by James Meyer Photography”

Laurel Bragstad “In the Comfort of Shadows”

Jason Waltz of Rogue Blades Entertainment “Return of the Sword: An Anthology of Heroic Adventure” “Writing Fantasy Heroes”

Robert Brumm “Windigo Soul” “Desolate: the Trilogy” “Simple White Trash”

Genevieve Davis “Secret Life, Secret Death”

Kelly Maddern “Badger State of Mind” “Doodle Journal”

Christine Keleny of CKBooks Publishing “Rosebloom” “A Burnished Rose” “Rose from the Ashes”

Mary Wagner “Running in Stilettos” “Fabulous in Flats” “Heck on Heels” “When the Shoe Fits”

J Nathan Couch “Washington County Paranormal” “Goatman: Flesh or Folklore?”

Rebekah Bryan “Front Row” “Flowerantha”

Malinda Andrews “Through the Mountains Book one of the Incalescent Trilogy”

LaToya Watson “Color of Feelings”


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By , July 27, 2015 12:20 pm

Tonight (Monday 7/27/2015)!! Mosaics!! The class is full so remember to come by if you’ve signed up!! Bring some broken poetry, shells or stones you found by the lake or broken shards of colored glass, even tealight candles make cool additions!! Call the library if you have any questions! We’ll see you tonight at 6 pm!!


Be Your Own Hero!

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By , July 6, 2015 10:25 am

Emma-Rose-logo-300x294Don’t forget we will be making tie fleece blankets for Emma Rose- A Patient Helping Patients. Emma Rose is a Leukemia (ALL) patient, helping fellow patients suffering from childhood cancers and blood disorders at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, by bringing them comfort gift items.Emma to bring to the kids at Children’s Hospital.

Teens going to Port Washington High School next year can get Port Pride volunteer hours! We will have the forms here to make sure you get credit. While this is a teen event any adult that would like to help is welcome!

This is for a great cause so gather your friends and Be Your Own Hero!

We will meet in the community room Tuesday, July 7th @ 3:00pm.

Zentangle & Doodles!

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By , June 26, 2015 4:58 pm

Coming In August!

What is a Zentangle, you ask?

“The Zentangle Method (of Doodling) is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns.

Almost anyone can use it to create beautiful images. It increases focus and creativity, provides artistic satisfaction along with an increased sense of personal well being. The Zentangle Method is enjoyed all over this world across a wide range of skills, interests and ages.

We believe that life is an art form and that our Zentangle Method is an elegant metaphor for deliberate artistry in life.” from zentangle.com


How Healthy does Your Garden Grow?

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By , June 16, 2015 8:48 am

And when can we eat it?? We’ll go over some gardening tips and cooking tips on Saturday, June 20th, 10 am-Noon. Come Hungry!

Rocket salad and other vegetables on a chopping board

Rocket salad and other vegetables on a chopping board

After Hours Friday Night Movies: Serena

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By , June 10, 2015 1:04 pm



Rated R, 110 minutes

Starring Jennifer Lawerence and Bradley Cooper.

“George and Serena Pemberton (Academy Award® nominee Bradley Cooper and Academy Award® winner Jennifer Lawrence), love-struck newlyweds, begin to build a timber empire. Serena soon proves herself to be equal to any man: overseeing loggers, hunting rattlesnakes, even saving a man’s life in the wilderness. With power and influence now in their hands, the Pembertons refuse to let anyone stand in the way of their inflated love and ambitions. However, once Serena discovers George’s hidden past and faces an unchangeable fate of her own, the Pembertons’ passionate marriage begins to unravel.”

Summer is HERE!

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By , June 9, 2015 8:56 am

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Summer Reading Kick-off starts today!!

Tons of activities today for kids! Register for the program and join us for refreshments and Special Activities! Snacks! NEW BOOKS!!! Come on down and join the fun!!

trick-clipart-magic-trickJoin us for the amazing magic of Rick Allen! Professional magic and illusion at it’s best. Shows at 10:00 am and 1:00 pm.


Local Author Sara Dahmen!

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By , June 2, 2015 12:19 pm

Author Talk with local writer and illustrator Sara Dahmen!
Monday, June 8th 6 p.m.
Sara is a local presence and will be here at the library with her adorable children’s books and her new Historical Novel, Doctor Kinney’s Housekeeper. She will be by to talk about what it’s like to self-publish, and how to write and have a family at the same time! Books will be available for purchase at this events.

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“The landscape rolls by, not unlike the ocean but different. It is soft and undulating but it is dry and I wonder how it smells. Is there a smell to dust? I will know soon enough. The train is sure of itself and pulls me toward my next purpose. I am unlike many of the people I meet. So many pull themselves toward a perceived life, taking charge of whatever they can to make things better, easier. I am perhaps not so cunning or so sure of myself, only knowing I must have purpose. There are no sensibilities about life, only calm action, whether it be easy or hard.

My musings are cut short as the train comes to a stop. Another town, another crossing, but it is not yet mine.”
Jane’s practiced sense and uncomplicated nature is laid bare as she methodically lists out her journey. From nursemaid to widow to housekeeper to cook, she finds herself always watching, wondering, and observing, rarely partaking in the action of life around her, surprised when she matters to others. It’s a thoughtful and singular journey taken during the newly minted years of the Dakota Territories, when settlers were pouring in and the Native Americans were moved out. Be part of Jane’s psyche as she experiences intolerance, acceptance, love and death, and find a bit of your own self in her story.    ~as reviewed on Amazon.com

Her Children’s Books include :

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You can find all of Sara’s books at www.easicat.net!

Rummage Sale!

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By , June 1, 2015 2:03 pm


We will be participating in the 3rd Annual PW Rummage sale!! We will have seedlings to benefit the Seven Hills Seed Library, Books to benefit the Friends of the Library and other fun stuff to benefit you! Come by the library lawn 9-1 on Saturday June 6th for some amazing finds!

The Writer’s Block!

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By , June 1, 2015 1:40 pm

The Writer’s Block!

We have a block of time set aside just for you writers! Coffee will be provided by our friends at Smith Bros. Coffee House!! Tell your Writer friends and come join a pack of creative minds for a day of ideas and coffee! Call the Library to reserve your spot!
Mondays: 9 am-1 pm
June 8th & 22nd
July 6th & 20th


Camp NaNoWriMo Write-In
Saturday, July 11th, 9 am-1 pm
National Novel Writing Month is having Camp! The Library will be
hosting a Camp NaNoWriMo Write-In. Coffee and snacks will be provided by our friends at Smith Bros. Coffee House here in Port Washington.
Please call 262-284-5031 or email Annie at abahringer@esls.lib.wi.us if you’d like to attend. All ages are welcome!
Go to nanowrimo.org for more info!

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