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Staff members from the Greenfield Public Library will write about recent developments at the library, staff book recommendations, new materials, updates on the new library, upcoming events and programs, and highlights of specific collections. For more information about the Greenfield Public Library, check out our web site.

Buck-Up and Come to Greenfield Public Library

Bucks, Greenfield Listening Debates Alliance, Mini-Subject

Greetings from Greenfield Public Library.  We have some new programs going on and we want to keep you all in the loop.  The following are some events coming up at GPL

MILWAUKEE BUCKS READING CHALLENGE – READ TO ACHIEVE 2013

The Milwaukee Bucks Library Reading Challenge Program is open to all Wisconsin children in Grades 3-10.  The Reading Challenge begins January 2 and runs through February 27.  Kids score a point for each page they read from a book, magazine or newspaper.  There is a 100-point limit to the points you can score by reading magazines or the newspaper, but there is NO LIMIT to the points you can score by reading books.  Score 500 points to become an All-Star Reader and earn a voucher good for a free ticket offer to a Bucks home game either Sunday, March 17 against Orlando or Sunday, March 24 against Atlanta and a free Bucks t-shirt!

Why stop at 500 points/pages?  Participants who read more than 750 pages and report the total to their library by February 27, will have their names entered into a drawing for an official Milwaukee Bucks Autographed Basketball for each game; 10 randomly selected children will participate in the Milwaukee Bucks Kourtside Kids for each game; 15 randomly selected children will participate in the Bucks Anthem Buddies for each game; and 10 randomly selected children will be recognized on-court at halftime for each game!

For more information regarding the program rules and materials, contact either Greenfield Public Library or another Milwaukee County Federated Library or call 414-286-3520.

 

INDIVIDUAL COMPUTER INSTRUCTION FOR BEGINNERS

Greenfield Library is offering free 30 minute sessions of individual computer instruction for computing novices on Mondays and Tuesdays through March 26 by appointment only.  Learn to use email, search the web, navigate the library’s online catalog or just learn a new computer skill.  You must register at the adult Reference Desk with your name, phone number, and a description of the type of computer help you need.  Stop by or call the Library at 414-321-9595 x104.

 

BEYOND THE FISCAL CLIFF: THE ECONOMY, SPENDING, DEBT, AND JOBS – PUBLIC FORUM AT GPL

The Greenfield Listening Debates Alliance to a free forum on Thursday, January 24 at 7:00 PM in the Greenfield Library Community Room.  Join in the discussion about the Fiscal Cliff, the ramifications of the recent negotiations and what we can expect next.  This forum will feature a moderator, several expert panel members representing a breadth of views, and a lively, but civil debate.  Registration is not required.  We look forward to seeing you then.

 

WHAT WE’VE GOT: A LOOK AT GPL’S VAST COLLECTION – LEONARDO DA VINCI & THE MONA LISA

Fifty years ago this week, on January 8, 1963, the Mona Lisa was exhibited in the United States for the first time, at the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC.  The Mona Lisa has been acclaimed as one of, if not the best known painting in the world.  Despite its small dimensions (just 30 inches x 21 inches), the simple portrait of an Italian woman has been an artistic rage for over 500 years.  

The artist, Leonardo da Vinci, was literally the ultimate Renaissance man.  He was a painter, sculptor, architect, musician, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, and a writer just to name a few of his many talents. Amongst Leonardo’s many masterpieces including the Last Supper, the Vitruvian Man, and conceptualizations of the helicopter, a tank, and the calculator.  However, none match up in popularity to the Mona Lisa.  Become inspired by viewing our Mona Lisa and Leonardo da Vinci related items available here at GPL.

 

NON-FICTION

-Vanished Smile: The Mysterious Theft of the Mona Lisa – R.A. Scotti   759.5 SCO

-Da Vinci’s Ghost: Genius, Obsession, and How Leonardo Created the World in His Own Image – Toby Lester   741.092 LES

-The Lost Battles: Leonardo, Michelangelo, and the Artistic Duel That Defined the Renaissance – Jonathan Jones   709.22 JON

-Leonardo and the Last Supper – Ross King   759.5 KIN

-Leonardo da Vinci: The Genius, His Work and the Renaissance – Matthew Landrus   REF 759.5 LAN (LIBRARY USE ONLY)

-Leonardo’s Notebooks – Leonardo da Vinci and H. Anna Suh   709.2 LEO

-Leonardo: The First Scientist – Michael White   700 LEONARDO

-Leonardo da Vinci – Sherwin B. Nuland – BIO LEONARDO

-Great Paintings: The World’s Masterpieces Explored and Explained – Karen Hosack Janes   759 GRE

 

FICTION INSPIRED BY DA VINCI AND THE MONA LISA

-Stealing Mona Lisa: A Mystery – Carson Morton   F MORTON, Carson

-The Queen’s Gambit: A Leonardo da Vinci Mystery – Diane A.S. Stuckart   FM STUCKART, Diane

-The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown

                -Hardcover                             F BROWN, Dan

                -Paperback                            PAPER FIC BRO

                -Book-on-CD                         CD FIC BRO

                -Book-on-Tape                      CAS BRO

                -DVD                                      DVD DAV

                -Illustrated Screenplay         791.4372 DAV

                -Soundtrack                           CD SOU DAV

-The Secret Supper – Javier Sierra   F SIERRA, Javier

-Leonardo’s Swans – Karen Essex   F ESSEX, Karen

 

KIDS

-Who Stole the Mona Lisa? – Geronimo Stilton     J GRAPHIC STI

-The Smile – Donna Jo Napoli   YA NAP

-Monday with a Mad Genius (Magic Tree House) – Mary Pope Osborne   JC OSB

-Leonardo da Vinci: Artist, Inventor, and Renaissance Man – Rachel A. Koestler-Grack   J 700 LEONARDO

-Amazing Leonardo da Vinci Inventions You Can Build Yourself – Maxine Anderson   J 608 AND

-Who Was Leonardo da Vinci? – Roberta Edwards   J BIO LEONARDO

-Leonardo: Beautiful Dreamer – Robert Byrd   J 700 LEONARDO

-Leonardo da Vinci: Artist, Inventor, and Scientist of the Renaissance – Francesca Romei   J 759.5 LEONARDO

-Da Vince – Mike Venezia   J BIO LEONARDO

 

DVD

-Every Picture Tells a Story – DVD 759 EVE

-The Da Vinci Code – See Above

 

 

Thank you for reading and we look forward to seeing you soon at GPL.

 

The Greenfield Public Library Team.

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