Secret Life, Secret Death!

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By , April 18, 2016 4:46 pm

Monday, April 25th at 6 pm!

Local author, Genevieve Davis will be here to talk about her wonderful true story about a grandmother she never knew. Her research turned up  some startling facts. Come and listen to Genevieve’s story and even see a clip of the upcoming film!

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There was a time when brothels were far from uncommon in Wisconsin’s Northwoods. Still, if you found out that your dad’s mother ran a brothel, that might be a shock. And then, if you found out your grandmother was closely connected to gangland Chicago in the Roaring 1920s… and then, you find out that your grandmother died under mysterious circumstances… well, that’s a mystery too fascinating to be left alone. Local author and artist, Genevieve Davis, grew up in Whitefish Bay, WI.

SECRET LIFE, SECRET DEATH is a non-fiction mystery that answers the question, “Ever wonder what happened to women in the Mob?” Because you usually find out what happened to guys, but never the women!

The Great Great Lakes!!

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By , April 11, 2016 1:29 pm

The Great Lakes!
Monday, April 11th at 6 pm.
With Moira Harrington with the University of Wisconsin Sea Grant Institute

The Great Great Lakes!
Port Washington is located along the shore of the world’s fifth largest lake, Lake Michigan. It, and its fellow four Great Lakes, make up the world’s largest freshwater system. On a planet that’s demanding ever greater amounts of fresh, clean water, the Great Lakes are pretty appealing. They’ve always been appealing to those of us here in Wisconsin. In this talk, Wisconsin Sea Grant’s Moira Harrington will share some lake facts and information on recent research and outreach projects related to the lakes.
For more information about the program, or about Sea Grant, please visit seagrant.wisc.edu

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Friday Night Movie!

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By , April 4, 2016 3:02 pm

Friday, April 8th.

Join us for the screening of Oscar nominated film, The Big Short, starring Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Ryan Gosling and Brad Pitt. The movie is rated R.

It starts at 7 pm., Tello’s will be serving food at 6 pm. Be sure to come early for a good seat!

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Making Wishes!!

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By , April 1, 2016 5:30 pm

Monday, April 4th at 6 p.m. Come by to make a wish pendant with your own personal creative touch! Please call to register.

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Seed Starting!

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By , March 22, 2016 10:45 am

Thanks to everyone who came to the Seed Starting Class!! As promised, here is the link that Elizabeth talked about, making your own newspaper pots. Also remember that the Seed Library is open, and expecting new seeds within the next few weeks!! Look for the Triple Treat Pumpkins and the San Marzano Tomatoes!! We will also be starting our own seeds and have them ready to go by the Port Washington City wide rummage sale in June for purchase!! All proceeds go to fund the Seed Library! If you have any questions, give Annie a call at the library or email at abahringer@esls.lib.wi.us. We are always looking for volunteers, too!!

Aromatherapy!

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By , March 2, 2016 1:51 pm

Aromatherapy with local Misty Behnke! Monday, March 7th, starting at 6 p.m. We will be learning the basics of an ago old tradition! How can we relieve stress, create a calm atmosphere, relief pain and headaches, or even stimulate the brain? Natural scents can help with all of that and more! Call the library if you are interested in attending! The class is free!

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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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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!

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