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PORTfolio

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By , May 15, 2017 11:46 am

Friday, May 19th starting at 6 pm.

“A Great Day in Harlem” The history and sounds of the most famous photograph in the history if Jazz.

Directed by Jean Bach

Duration: 60 Minutes

Synopsis

In August of 1958, in front of a Harlem brownstone, first-time photographer Art Kane assembled 57 of the greatest jazz stars of all time and snapped a picture that would live forever. Narrated by Quincy Jones, this “irresistible” (Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times), Academy Award-nominated documentary examines the fascinating lives of the musicians who showed up that day to make history. Through remarkable interviews with nearly 30 jazz greats (including Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins and Art Blakey), home movies shot by Milt and Mona Hinton, and rare, archival performance footage, A Great Day in Harlem tells the story behind a legendary photograph that is still alive and kicking – and jammin’!

 

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Port Conversations!

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By , May 15, 2017 11:30 am

Thursday, May 18, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
WJ Niederkorn Library, Community Room

This is our final Conversation before our usual summer break.

Come join us for this unique topic.

Reading for Pleasure — through the ages! Leader Pat Collier is planning for a convivial “sharing session” focused on reading interests, habits, and influences. It may prove to be the most lively Conversation of the season!!

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BE A HERO!!

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By , May 10, 2017 9:17 am

The Blood Center of Wisconsin will be here at the library on Monday, May 22nd, 2-6, to take donations for their local centers. You can help someone in need locally! Please go www.bc.edu/PW or call 877-232-4376 to make your reservation.  Drop-ins are welcome but it will be on a first come first served basis. Thank you all for making our community healthy!

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TONIGHT!! Questions about the immigrant situation?

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By , May 8, 2017 1:50 pm

On Monday, May 8th at 6 pm., we will have a program called Common Legal Options for Undocumented Immigrants with Davorin J Odrcic

Dav will be discussing the most common options for an undocumented immigrant to obtain lawful status or otherwise be able to remain in the United States. He will be happy to take your questions. Davorin J Odrcic is an immigration lawyer based in Milwaukee.Unknown-3

Friday Night Movie! Hidden Figures

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By , April 25, 2017 8:26 am

Friday, May 12th at 7 pm. With snacks from Tello’s Grille and Cafe.

An incredible and inspiring untold true story about three women at NASA who were instrumental in one of history’s greatest operations – the launch of astronaut John Glenn into orbit.  Rated PG

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Bee Keeping! Monday, May 1st at 6 pm

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By , April 25, 2017 8:01 am

Listen to local beekeeper Bethel Metz talk about her hives and their impact on the environment and the role we all play in protecting our pollinators. She will also talk about the importance of raw local honey in our diet and other uses of honey.

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PORTFolio! Friday, April 28th at 6 pm.

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By , April 24, 2017 11:46 am

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“Although his influence on the history of photography has been nothing short of profound, Paul Strand (1890-1976) remains a curiously shrouded and paradoxical figure. While passionately devoted to humanity, he was happiest in the isolation of the dark room. A pioneer filmmaker (Manhatta, Native Land, Heart of Spain, The Wave), he found the process of collaboration painful. Strand established himself in New York in the 1920’s as a master of light and structure, with his now famous photo of Wall Street inspired by the forms and movement of European modernist painters such as Matisse and Picasso. His closeup portraits and landscapes were equally profound. John Walker’s Strand: Under the Dark Cloth is a documentary that is “beautifully crafted, thoroughly researched and intimately recounted” (Variety) with generous amounts of Strand’s most famous photographs, clips from his films and fascinating interviews with friends and collaborators including Fred Zinnemann, Cesare Zavattini and Georgia O’Keeffle. It is a valuable and comprehensive introduction to the life and work of Paul Strand suitable for both art historians and general viewers alike.”

Port Community Cleanup

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By , April 20, 2017 11:43 am

Come join the library team to help cleanup our beautiful city.  I would love to spend half a day cleaning up our wonderful city with our amazing patrons.  Please sign up by contacting Harmony Ribbens at 262-284-5031 or hribbens@monarchlibraries.org.

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Port Conversations – Citizens Exploring Ideas

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By , April 20, 2017 11:37 am

Come join the conversation tonight at the library from 6:00-7:30 p.m. in the community room.  Tonight’s topic is, “Is there a need for the Americans with Disabilities Act?”IMG_7446

Book Bunnies! Wednesday, April 19th at 1 pm

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By , April 17, 2017 11:49 am

Come by the library on Wednesday April 19th at 1 pm to make a bunny out of books!! Perfect for your spring decor!

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