State & Federal Tax Forms!

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By , January 15, 2015 8:42 am

The Wisconsin State Tax Forms are in at the library. This includes the “Wisconsin Homestead Credit” booklet and Renter Certificate form.

We were also able to obtain IRS Federal forms 1040, 1040A and 1040EZ. These are forms only. Instructions can be found online or call the IRS to have them mail you a booklet. Print outs are 10 cents per page. (Just remember that the booklets can be up to 40 pages long!)

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John Muir Lunch and Talk!

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By , February 2, 2016 8:20 am

Michael Edmonds’ talk to day about naturalist John Muir will start at 1:00 pm. Our Pot Luck lunch will start at 12:30. If you are planning on attending the lunch, please bring a dish to share, otherwise everyone is welcome to come and hear the talk on Wisconsin’s own John Muir. Copies of John Muir’s books are available for checkout as well as many other wonderful books about America’s National Parks.

Take a look at the wonderful Article online at Town News Today!

 

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Library Director – Position Posting

By , February 1, 2016 4:09 pm

Job Description – Library Director

Job Application

Applications can be picked up at the library or at city hall. In addition you may print out an application using the link below.

Job Application

Kombucha!!!

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By , January 25, 2016 11:57 am

Tonight!! Our good friend Karl Pradel will be here at 6 pm to talk about how to make Kombucha at home! If you can’t make it tonight, we have the class handouts on a link below.

Click HERE for Kombucha handouts!

 

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Adventures in Art!

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By , January 20, 2016 11:46 am

Today, Wednesday, January 20th (3-5 pm) we will be starting our year long Adventure in Art! Besides the getting to know you part, we will be watching a 50 minute video with Milwaukee Artist Reginald Baylor, talking about inspiration. Your assignment will be to tell us who you are through a work of Art. It can be new or a classic, painting, sculpture, photo, anything visual. Make a copy and bring along to share. Explain why this piece of art speaks of you, either literally, figuratively, or abstractly. How does it connect to you. “I like it” will not be accepted! Tell me a story! To be shared at the March Meeting.

Next meeting, Wednesday, February 17th, 3-5 pm., we will be visiting the Kohler Art Center. Students can meet at the library to carpool or meet the rest of the group at the Center. Students will be responsible for their own admission fees, more than likely with a group discount.

If you are unable to attend the class or need to miss a few, you can keep up with us by following the syllabus. The videos we will be viewing can be found on line at

https://mam-mooc.appspot.com/preview.

This program, Hangout With Art, was originally developed in 2015 by the Milwaukee Art Museum.

Click HERE  for the entire class syllabus.

Your 2016 Reading Challenge is Here!!

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By , January 6, 2016 11:35 am

24 challenges to test your reading power in the new year! They aren’t dated so you can chip at them slowly throughout the year, or finish them all by February. Keep track of the book and the author and when you finished the challenge, turn your completed challenge in at the end of the 2016 year and win prizes (literary in theme, of course!). We also have a binder with suggestions for some of the more difficult challenges. Book titles are not limited to what is written there. If you know of other books that would fit a particular challenge, please share! If you are having a hard time finding any of the titles listed, please ask one of the librarians to help you order out of the system or talk to Annie to see if the library can purchase a copy. We also welcome donations!!

Go to Goodreads.com to keep track of your progress! The Goodreads reading challenge helps you keep track of the books you’ve read or would like to read. It also gives you an opportunity to review and comment on a title.

Find Annie on Goodreads under milwaukeewriter!

Click Here to Download Your Challenge!

New Year’s Resolutions!!

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By , January 4, 2016 4:51 pm

Whatever you resolve to change this year, don’t forget these words of wisdom:
Ever Tried.
Ever Failed.
No Matter.
Try Again.
Fail Again.
Fail Better.
-Samuel Beckett

Click Here to sign up for the New Year’s Resolution Accountability Program! Fill out and drop off at the library. We’ll keep your progress here and help you stay on track!
Click Here for advice and reminders!

Bookish Art: Snowmen

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By , December 18, 2015 9:10 am

For those of you who could not attend our craft class, I’ve attached the instructions here. If you have any questions please call Annie at the library! This pattern will fit a book 7 inches high.Instructions also include a pattern for a top hat that can be made of paper or felt. Scarves can be anything colorful like material, felt or yarn. Add a carrot nose by twisting orange tissue paper. Arms are easy, go outside!! And remember to have fun!!!!

Snowmen Directions

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New Mobile Internet Available at the Library!!

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By , December 9, 2015 3:09 pm

The WJ Niedekorn Library is pleased to announce the availability of Sprint LTE mobile WiFi hotspots for checkout from the library.

Each mobile hotspot runs for 8 hours on the battery or can be plugged into a electrical outlet for continuous power. Each WiFi hotspot comes with an unlimited data plan that can be shared with up to 8 devices at a time.

The mobile hotspots will check out for 1 week (during the trail period, 2 weeks once we get through January 2016) and they are available for checkout out right now. Holds can be placed on the devices if they are all checked out (one is in our Lucky Day collection).

We anticipate that most users of the devices will be from those who do not have WiFi, or reliable WiFi, at home. These devices will provide an easy access connection and a strong WiFi signal for WiFi enabled devices. The unlimited data will help feed data hungry needs. We also think they will be great for new people moving into the community, to tide them over and keep them connected to the Internet while in transition, and from parents and grandparents who want to provide WiFi access at their home for visiting family. They will also be good for people getting out around town who would like to stay connected and not drain their own data plans. And I am sure the public will come up with other great uses for these portable WiFi devices.

Try one out today. And let us know how you like the devices during this trial period.

 

Box Contents:   1. Sprint Netgear Zing Mobile Hotspot.
(Push in and hold power button if completely turned off)
2. USB cord.
3. AC adaptor.

Basic Use and Information:
Turn on power to see the WiFi Network Name.
(such as Library#)
See also the WiFi password for connecting.
(such as “316west#”)
These devices will connect to 3G or 4G LTE.
8 hours battery life.
Replacement cost if lost or damaged: $150.00

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You can get Magazines on Overdrive!!

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By , November 30, 2015 1:39 pm

In Addition to our awesome Zinio collection, NOOK (Barnes & Noble) and Overdrive have teamed up to provide our patrons with even more options on checking out magazines!

The WJ Niederkorn Library has expanded its digital collection with the addition of OverDrive Periodicals at. www. This new collection features nearly 30 popular digital magazines, including The Economist, Allrecipes, and Dr. Oz The Good Life. Users can check out periodicals on the same digital library website where they currently borrow eBooks and digital audiobooks. All that is required is a valid library card and a NOOK account. Titles can be read via a NOOK tablet device or Free NOOK Reading App available for a multitude of smartphones and tablets. Free in-store support and expertise are always available from the booksellers at Barnes & Noble’s more than 650 bookstores across the U.S.

Click Here for Detailed Instructions!

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Adventures in Art!!

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By , November 24, 2015 2:05 pm

New for 2016! We will be hosting a once a month Art Appreciation class from January-October. We will alternate between in the library class study and out of the library field trips!

Students will be encouraged to keep a journal of their museum visits, in class and out. Assignments, based on questions posed in and out of class, will be complied into end of the session projects. A Midterm will help guide the student to their Final project.

Adventures in Art! Meet & Greet!
Wednesday, January 20th 3-5 pm.
Subject: An Object Story. We will be watching a video on Art & Inspiration, with discussion to follow.
Check the website for upcoming class schedules! In February we will be meeting at the library for a field trip to Port’s own Gallery 224.

Call Annie if you are interested in attending or email at abahringer@esls.lib.wi.us

Click here for the 10 month syllabus.

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