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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.

Happy New Year from Greenfield Public Library

Happy New Year from the staff at Greenfield Public Library. We wish you the best in 2013 and we look forward to seeing you here more than ever this year. We have a number of programs that we would like to tell you about for the upcoming year.


TAX ASSISTANCE STARTING FEBRUARY 4TH

The AARP / TaxAide Tax Service will again be held at the Greenfield Library. Free tax assistance will be made available for anyone in need of assistacnce. Tax counselors will be available ONLY on

Mondays from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM 2/4, 2/11, 2/18, 2/25, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25, 4/1, 4/8

Tuesdays from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, 2/26, 3/5, 3/12, 3/19, 3/26, 4/2, 4/9

This program starts February 4th and runs through April 9th. Appointments MUST be made in-person only, during dates and times noted above.

THE LIBRARY AND/OR PARKS & RECREATION DEPARTMENT DOES NOT SCHEDULE APPOINTMENTS.

Come prepared! Please bring your CURRENT tax records and a copy of last year’s income tax return.


NUTRITION & FITNESS COLLECTION

One of the biggest New Years’ resolutions is losing weight. Greenfield Public Library has many resources to help you develop a healthy lifestyle and exercise regimen. Please see our display near the main lobby of new fitness and nutrition books. Most of the nutrition and exercise books will be shelved by call numbers starting with 613. Some subject terms that can be used to search for nutrition and exercise books on our online catalog CountyCat are “nutrition,” “health,” “exercise,” and “physical fitness.” Please consult your doctor before starting a new diet and exercise routine. Come check out our Nutrition& Fitness Display, take a pamphlet, and start a newer, healthier life.


FLIGHTS OF FANCY – WINTER STORY TIME TO BEGIN

Sign up has begun for Greenfield Library Winter Story Time, “Flights of Fancy.” Join Library storyteller Mr. Mark, as he tells stories about flight, creatures that fly, and stories about flight that will send your imagination soaring! Winter story time runs from January 7 to February 28 on Mondays at 6:30 PM, Tuesdays at 10:30 AM, and Thursdays at 4:00 PM. Registration for story time begins on Wednesday, December 26. Register online at www.greenfieldlibrary.orgor at the Library Reference Desk. Story time is held in the Story Corner of the Children’s Library and caregivers stay with the children during the program. For more information, call the Library at 414-321-9595 x104 or x114.


JANUARY BOOK CLUB: UNBROKEN

Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption by Laura Hillenbrand (author of best-seller Secretariat) is the subject of the upcoming Book Club meeting on Wednesday, January 9 at 7:00 PM in the Community Room. Unbroken is a biography of World War II hero Louis Zamperini, a former Olympic track star who survived a plane crash in the Pacific, spent 47 days drifting on a raft and then more than two and a half years as a prisoner of war in several brutal Japanese internment camps. If you need assistance obtaining the book, please feel free to call or visit the Library’s Reference Desk and we will work it out. We hope to see you on January 9.


WHAT WE’VE GOT: A LOOK AT GPL’S VAST COLLECTION – UTAH

On January 4, 1896, 117 years ago this week, Utah became America’s 45thUnited State. Utah is the 13th-largest state by area with 2.8 million residents. Approximately 63 percent of Utahans are Mormon, a religion which greatly influences Utah culture, daily life, and history. The original Mormon pioneers first came to the Salt Lake Valley in 1847 and literally had to make a place to live since it was largely uninhabited. Between 1847 and 1900 the Mormons founded about 500 settlements in Utah. Utahans began petitioning Congress for admission to the Union in 1849, but the issue of polygamy played a major factor in slowing down Utah territorial admission. At the time, nearly 90 percent of the Utah Territory’s population was Mormon, and the American government was fearful of the newer religious sect. Careful teamwork by Mormons and non-Mormons in Washington DC and a locally created a state constitution and led to statehood in 1896.

Today, Utah is one of the fastest growing states financially and population-wise. Tourism has become a major economic factor, with the state boasting five beautiful national parks, bountiful skiing locations and an overall natural beauty. Many of these factors contributed to the state’s capitol, Salt Lake City, gaining the 2002 Winter Olympics. Celebrate Utah’s anniversary by viewing our selections on the Beehive State available at Greenfield Library.


UTAH TRAVEL AND GEOGRAPHY

Scenic Driving Utah – Joe Benson 917.92 BEN

Fun With the Family in Utah – Globe Pequot Press 917.92 FUN 2004

Canyonlands Country: Geology of Canyonlands and Arches National Parks –Donald L. Baars 557.9 BAA

Bicycling America’s National Parks: Utah and Colorado – Sarah Bennett 917.9 ALL

Frommer’s Utah 917.92 FRO 2012

Wild Weekends in Utah: An Outdoor Adventure Guide – Lori Lee-Howell 917.92 LEE

Arches National Park Dayhiker’s Guide – Jerome and Suzy Malitz 917.92 MAL


NON-FICTION BOOKS BASED IN UTAH

Sugarhouse: Turning the Neighborhood Crack House into Our Home Sweet Home – Matthew Batt 818.6 BAT

127 Hours: Between a Rock and a Hard Place – Aron Ralston BIO RALSTON, Aron


FICTION BASED IN UTAH

The 19th Wife – David Ebershoff F EBERSHOFF, David

Cage of Stars – Jacquelyn Mitchard F MITCHARD, Jacquelyn and on Audio CD @ CD FIC MIT

Heartbreaker– Karen Robards F ROB

True Sisters – Sandra Dallas F DALLAS, Sandra

Thunderhead– Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child F PRESTON, Douglas

 

DVD

Zion Canyon: Treasure of the Gods – DVD 917.92 ZIO

127 Hours – DVD ONE


KIDS

Uniquely Utah – Bianca Dumas J 979.2 DUM

Utah– Karen Sirvaitis J 979.2 SIR

Utah– J.P. Neri J 979.2 NER

Utah– Ann Heinrichs J 979.2 HEI

Utah– Rebecca Stefoff and Wendy Mead J 979.2 STE

Utah– Deborah Kent J 979.2 KEN

Dinosaur Mountain: Digging into the Jurassic Age – Deborah Kogan Ray J 567.9 RAY

How the Dinosaur Got to the Museum – Jessie Hartland J 560 HAR

The Wheat Doll – Alison L. Randall E RAN

The Stolen Relic – Carolyn Keene J KEE


Thank you once again for reading.  We look forward to seeing you at Greenfield Public Library in 2013.

 

Greenfield Public Library Team

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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