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Liblog

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.

Summer Programming and Digital Magazines Begin!

Zinio, Summer Reading, MiniTheme

GREETINGS GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY PATRONS

The Library has been very busy planning activities for the summer.  Instead of discussing four or five happenings at GPL, this time we will focus on two very important and new programs.  Please look below for just some of our planned programming for the summer and the implementation and introduction of Zinio.

 

JOIN THE SUMMER READING CLUB!

Children of all ages, teens, and adults are eligible to register at the library between June 3 and July 3.  Pick up a reading log and record the time you read in order to win prizes like free passes to museums and parks.  Readers can also enter drawings for grand prizes.  Prizes will be awarded July 1through August 24. 

STORY TIMES AT THE LIBRARY

“CAN YOU DIG IT?” – Morning Story Time with Mr. Mark on Mondays at 10:30am from June 10 through July 29.  Fantastic, fun stories for children.   

AFTERNOON STORMY STORIES – Mondays at 1:30pm from July 1-15.  If you would like to be loud in the library, stop by for Stormy Stories with Mr. Mark.  We’ll share loud stories and wake up the whole library! 

STORIES IN THE GARDEN – This collection of stories will take place in the Children’s Garden behind the library on Thursdays, June 20 and 27 and July 11 and 25 at 6:30pm, weather permitting. 

Registration is not required for Story Time.  Caregivers MUST stay with the children during the program. 

FREE FAMILY MOVIES TUESDAY AFTERNOONS AT 2PM

Join us for a free family movie in the air conditioned Greenfield Library Community Room on Tuesdays at 2:00pm from June 11 through July 30.  Snacks will be served.  Just drop in!  Registration is not required.  All movies are rated G or PG.  A list of the movies is available at the library or call 414-321-9595 X104 for more information. 

SUMMER FUN @ THE LIBRARY: FAMILY PROGRAMMING AT GREENFIELD LIBRARY THIS SUMMER!

All programs are free and will be held in the Library Community Room.  Registration is not required. 

MONDAYS AT 1:30PM

            June 10            Holly Nagel and “Aloha to You!”

            June 17            Magician Tim Glanders and “Get Out the Shovels and Dig!”

            June 24            Doug the Jug’s Juggling Extravaganza

            July 22             Science Entertainer Karl Debelack and “Bubbleology”

            July 29             Mary Tooley and “The Wonder Down Under – Australian Animals”

 

THURSDAYS AT 6:30PM

            June 13            Artist Bill Begos with “Caricatures and Comedy”

            July 18             Naturalist David Stokes “Creatures from Under the Earth’s Surface – The Dark Side”

 

AFTERNOON ACTIVITIES FOR TEENS AND ‘TWEENS

All programs run from 2:00-4:00pm in the Community Room.  Registration is not required.

 PROGRAMS FOR ‘TWEENS (AGES 8-12)

June 19            Writing Workshop: Making a Zine – Get creative and learn to make a zine (a miniature

                         book)

July 17             Hunger Games Party – Are you a Hunger Games fan?  Come to a Hunger Games

                         themed program with games

 

PROGRAMS FOR TEENS (AGES 12-18)

            June 12            Candy Creations – Turn your candy into beautiful art and eat the leftovers!

June 26            Library Minute to Win It! – Compete to complete assigned challenges in one minute.  

                        Prizes will be awarded

July 10            Angry Birds in the Library – Work in teams to build a tower, then try to destroy

                        opponents’ towers with Angry Birds

July 24             Rubber Ducky Decorating – Transform a plain white ducky into a work of art!  Prizes to

                        the most creative

Programs are free and all materials will be provided

For more information on events please come to the Reference and Children’s Reference Desks for pamphlets.

 

ZINIO DIGITAL MAGAZINES ARE HERE!

The Greenfield Public Library is pleased to provide a new service to patrons – access to “Zinio Digital Magazines for Libraries.”  Zinio is an online service that allows you to download digital copies of popular magazines to your computer, tablet or mobile device.  Over 100 popular magazines such as Newsweek, US Weekly, and The Economist are available at no charge to patrons and can be viewed on free apps for your mobile device, including Apple, Android, Kindle Fire and others.  Once downloaded, the magazine issues have no due dates, never incur fines, and you can keep the issues as long as you like, and everyone can download as many issues as they like without getting on a waiting list.  The issues can even be read ‘offline’ when you are out of wi-fi range.  Not only do you receive access to popular magazines, but you can download as many issues as you want with no limit to the number of titles within the library collection.  All a resident needs to get started is a library card, an email address, and access to a computer or a digital device

To get started with Zinio, visit the library’s website at www.greenfieldlibrary.org or www.countycat.mcfls.org.  In addition to more details such as the complete list of titles, you can also download a step-by-step guide to getting started or watch a video on how to use the service.  We hope you enjoy Zinio and this unique reading experience!  For more information, please call the Reference Desk at 414-321-9595 X104.


FINALLY…

Each blog entry we try to show a themed topic relevant to the date and show our collection’s holdings on the topic.  This week, we look at an important 19-year old that changed Western Europe.

Joan of Arc

This week 582 years ago, the Maid of Orléans, Joan of Arc, was burned at the stake for heresy at the age of 19.  A folk heroine of France and a present-day Catholic saint, Joan, an uneducated peasant, claimed divine guidance and led the French army to important victories during the Hundred Years’ War against England.  Joan has been a political symbol in France since the time of Napoleon (c. 1800), just after the French Revolution and remains a fascinating historical figure today.  Please see some of our holdings and learn about one of France’s greatest figures.


NON-FICTION

Joan of Arc: Her Story – Régine Pernoud and Marie-Véronique Clin     BIO JOAN of Arc

Joan of Arc: The Legend and the Reality – Frances Gies     BIO JOAN of Arc

Joan: The Mysterious Life of the Heretic Who Became a Saint – Donald Spoto     BIO JOAN of Arc

The Maid and the Queen: The Secret History of Joan of Arc – Nancy Goldstone     BIO JOAN of Arc

 

DVD

The Messenger – DVD MES

 

KIDS

Joan of Arc – Angela Bull    J BIO JOAN of Arc

Joan of Arc – Josephine Poole     J BIO JOAN of Arc

Joan of Arc: The Lily Maid – Margaret Hodges     E BIO JOAN of Arc


THANK YOU AGAIN FOR READING OUR BLOG.  We look forward to seeing you and hope you participate in our Summer Reading Club and other Summer activities at Greenfield Public Library.

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