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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.

This Coming Week at the Library - Week of June 17

There is a lot of action going on this summer at Greenfield Public Library and below are some of the activities happening next week.  Please read.

Magician Tim Glanders – Monday, June 17 at 1:30pm

Magic show “Get Out the Shovels and Dig Into Reading” is about books, dirt, tunnels, bulldozers, moles, miners, and all kinds of digging.  Come to GPL and dig this magic show.

Family Movie – Tuesday, June 18 at 2:00pm

Join us this every Tuesday through July 30 in the Community Room for a fun family movie.  All movies are rated G or PG and it promises to be a great time!  Snacks will be served.  Cool off from that eventually hot summer sunshine and see a great film.  No registration is required.  Grab a list of all the films at the event or in the Children’s Library.


Tweens – Zine Workshop – Wednesday, June 19 from 2:00-4:00pm

What’s a zine?  It’s a miniature book that you make about anything you want.  Write a story or draw a comic.  Come and learn about the history of zines and how to make them.  Make copies of your work and show them off to your friends.  All materials will be provided, but feel free to bring along your own creative resources.  The program is free and intended for kids aged 8-12.

Puppet Story Theatre – Thursday, June 20 at 6:30

Interactive full sensory experience with music, song, dance, and of course, PUPPETS!!! Loads of puppets.  All sorts of puppets!!!  What will the puppets do or say?  You’ll have to find out.  Did we mention that there will be puppets there?  Indeed, there will be puppets.  Come down on Thursday to see the puppet-filled Puppet Story Theatre.

Fill Our Display Case

The Greenfield Public Library welcomes applications from local non-profit civic and cultural groups and clubs to display their artwork and other small items and/or information about their group in our display case in the Library lobby.  The display case is in a great location: directly to the right of the Library Lobby entrance.  Those wishing to display must follow the following guidelines and instructions:

·         Those wishing to display in the Library’s display case must complete and submit the Application for Use of the Library Display Case

·         Displays must have the Library Director’s approval.  You will be notified within 5 business days of receipt of your application

·         Displays can be booked up to one year in advance and are considered on a first-come, first-served basis

·         Exhibitors may use the display case once during a period of two calendar years.

·         Displays must be set up on or within one week of the first of the month.  Displays must be taken down by the end of business on the last day of the month.

·         The Library assumes no responsibility or liability for loss or damage to materials in the display case.

·         Priority will be given to Library and City sponsored displays

·         Use of the display case for commercial purposes is prohibited.

·         Exhibitors must make arrangements with the Library for a date and time to set up and take down the display.

·         The Library Director has the authority to approve, deny or amend displays.

Call 414-321-9595 x101 for more information or visit the Library’s Reference Desk in person.



Each blog entry, we try to show off our collection with regards to a current topic.  This time, we highlight a legendary Wisconsin sports figure.

Vince Lombardi

June 11 celebrated what would have been coaching legend Vince Lombardi’s 100th birthday.  Wisconsinites warmly remember Lombardi for leading the Packers to five National Football League championships in seven years (1961, 1962, 1965, 1966, 1967), including victories in the initial two Super Bowls.  Today, the trophy for the Super Bowl winner is named after Lombardi and the Packers have brought the namesake trophy home twice since Lombardi left (1996, 2010).  Please see our holdings on Coach Lombardi and his 1960s Green Bay Packers and celebrate a life cut far too short.

When Pride Still Mattered: A Life of Vince Lombardi – David Maraniss     BIO LOMBARDI, Vince

What It Takes to Be Number One – Vince Lombardi and Vince Lombardi Jr.     158 LOM

Run to Win: Vince Lombardi on Coaching and Leadership – Donald T. Phillips     BIO LOMBARDI, Vince

Vince Lombardi on Football – Vince Lombardi, ed. George Flynn     796.332 FLY 1981

That First Season: How Vince Lombardi Took the Worst Team in the NFL and Set It on the Path to Glory – John Eisenberg    796.332 EIS

Closing the Gap: Lombardi, the Packers Dynasty, and the Pursuit of Excellence – Willie Davis     796.332 DAV

America’s Quarterback: Bart Starr and the Rise of the National Football League – Keith Dunnavant     BIO STARR, Bart

Instant Replay: The Green Bay Diary of Jerry Kramer – Jerry Kramer     BIO KRAMER, Jerry

Mean On Sunday: The Autobiography of Ray Nitschke – Ray Nitschke     BIO NITSCHKE, Ray

The Ice Bowl: The Green Bay Packers and Dallas Cowboys Season of 1967 – Mike Shropshire     796.332 SHR

Green Bay Packers: Trials, Triumphs, and Tradition – William Povletich     796.332 POV

The Glory of Titletown: The Classic Green Bay Packers Photography of Vernon J. Biever – Vernon J Biever     796.332 BIE

Thank you for reading our blog.  Please come to the Library and partake in our Summer Reading Programs and the literacy fun we have planned.  Have a good week.

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