Steve Olsen, from Wisconsin HealthCorps, a non-profit organization, will be on hand at the WJ Niederkorn Library in Port Washington on Monday, December 9th, to talk about the new Health Care Act and what it means for individuals who are in need of applying for health care aid. He will go over, step by step, what you need to do on the website HealthCare.gov and what you need to do after you have completed the application. He will also show you how you can look up your individual plans to see if you qualify for a premium discount, deductible discount or even tax credit. Steve can answer all of your Health Care questions. We will start at 6 p.m. so we have enough time at the end to answer questions and address any concerns you may have. You do not need to sign up for this seminar, but you are encouraged to participate, especially if you have any questions about the coverage, the costs or even how to fill out an application. Call the library at 262-284-5031 if you have questions concerning the seminar. Please save all of your Health Care questions for Steve!
Don’t forget the first After Hours Movie for Teens this Friday! (12/6) City of Bones is rated PG-13. Watch trailer. Pizza and soda will be served! Doors open at 5:45 pm. Free Admission. Please use the Grand Avenue Entrance.
This event is intended for 7th – 12th grades.
At the WJ Niederkorn Library we are all about stories, and that goes just as importantly for our Lego clubs. We love to hear the story behind each creation that is made. We take the time each session to let the kids express the story behind their creation. They are well thought out, creative and detailed stories.
We also want to make our Port Washington Lego builders the best around, so we have invested in the Master Builder Academy sets that teach advanced building techniques from integration and stability to innovation and story telling. These sets are not the flashy big themed set so they do not make it on Lego wish lists. But these sets do have value and teach advanced building skills.
We have now added level 3 and 4 to the first two levels we own. Each level has three books of instructions with one major build and several minor builds each. The Books also contains a lot of information on the over theme of the level and of that build’s individual theme. They are worth reading through before starting the build.
These sets do not have a lot of pull for the kids, but they are valuable tools to help your growing lego prodigy to reach the next level of building skills. These two sets will be available at our November 22 and 23 Lego Club meetings. See you there.
The WJ Niederkorn Library is looking for serious writers who have a goal of being published. Poetry, Short Stories, Novels or Nonfiction, we are looking for people to join our Writer’s Group, to give, and receive, positive criticism on writings presented to the group by its members. Members will receive help with their writing and also be able to assist other writers with theirs; knowledge of grammar, tense use, plot, characterization, punctuation, etc. would be a plus! We will also go over some tricks for writing and publishing at each meeting. In 2014, we will take some time each month to discuss putting together a local publication that each member will be able to contribute and see their work in print. We meet every third Tuesday of the month at 5 pm in the Library community room located on the first floor.
The Library will also be hosting a National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) Write-In on Saturday, November 16th from 9 am to 1 pm. Snacks and coffee will be available, courtesy of Smith Bros Coffee House. Please email Annie if you would like to attend: email@example.com. For more information on NaNoWriMo, please go to www.nanowrimo.org. Information will be available at the write-in as well. This program is open to Adults and Teens. The world needs your novel. So Write!
October is Character Counts Month! CHARACTER COUNTS! was established to promote and teach the Six Pillars of Character. It is today the most widely implemented approach to character education, reaching millions of youth through thousands of affiliated schools, agencies, and organizations.
Please join us in celebrating and recognizing our Character Counts Citizens of the Year and witness the resigning of the Resolution by the City of Port Washington, the Village of Saukville, and the Port Washington-Saukville School District.
CHARACTER COUNTS!® Community Celebration
Tuesday, October 29, 5:45pm @ Lincoln Elementary School Multipurpose Room
We are very excited to be recognizing Shirli Flack and Patrick Peterka as 2013 Character Counts Citizens of the Year. We are honored to have Mr. Richard Pieper, the 2013 American Patriot of Character Award Winner, as our Featured Speaker for this celebration. Mr. Pieper is an entrepreneur, community leader, and philanthropist. Mr. Pieper is currently the Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of PPC Partners, Inc. and also started the Wisconsin Character Education Partnership which recognizes schools of character, shares best character-building classroom practices with others, and provides professional development.
5:45-6:15 p.m. Socialization & Refreshments
6:15-6:30 p.m. Recognition Program of Outstanding Citizens
6:30-8:00 p.m. Servant Leadership Program featuring Mr. Richard Pieper