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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.

Madcap Puppets

4 kids, puppet show, fundraiser

Madcap Puppets brings their high energy, larger-than-life puppets to the Greenfield Performing Arts Center at 6:00 PM on Saturday, October 6

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"Fall" Into Our Library - Week of October 8

Storytime, Mr. Mark, Voting, Book Club, Tail Waggin' Tutor, Help, Mini-Subject

Greetings Greenfield Library Patrons!

 

It’s been a little while, but the blog is back and we will try our best to update our entries weekly that you may get the latest information on library events.

 

*Our monthly adult book club will meet on Wednesday, October 10 at 7:00 PM to discuss One Day by David Nicholls.  A unique novel that was turned into a movie in 2011, One Day follows protagonists Dexter and Emma through a spiral of friendship, love, and all that goes between.  We’ll stop there since we don’t want to give away too much.  All are welcome.

 

*Fall story hours have begun with the theme Animals on Parade.  Join Mr. Mark as each week a new animal is featured in the stories.  Story-times will take place in the story corner of the Children’s Library.  The program runs through the end of November. 

 

The story times are:

Mondays 6:30 PM

Tuesdays 10:30 AM

Thursdays 4:00 PM

 

Register with a librarian at a reference desk a time you and yours would like to come or register at the following link: http://www.greenfieldlibrary.org/index.asp?Type=DYNAFORM&SEC={9B11F369-BDB0-4B0A-B2FE-BAF908A38E05}

 

*Do you have a child or grandchild that has trouble reading or expressing themselves out loud?  You and your child can make an appointment to come practice reading aloud to “Puzzle,” our patient, gentle, non-judgmental, listening dog as part of our “Tail Waggin’ Tutor” program.  Please call or stop by GPL to speak with a librarian to schedule an appointment.

 

*Election Day is almost here!  For October, the Greenfield Public Library staff has set up a Political Musings Collection to get you ready for November 6.  Included in the collection are many new books and DVDs related to the Presidency and other political topics.  Come pick up a brochure with information on voter registration, polling locations, political races and more.  Don’t forget that if you are resident of the City of Greenfield you CAN register to vote at the library.  Please come see the Political Musings Collection, located across from the holds and near our music collection.

 

*Finally, as a special feature for the blog, we will be highlighting a themed mini-collection to show the vastness of Greenfield Public Library’s collection, relevant to the time of year it is posted.  This week, we draw attention to a culinary favorite…

 

 

October is National Pizza Month

Whether you like loading it with meat, vegetables, odd ingredients, or just plain ol’ cheese, pizza has become an American obsession beloved by the masses.  To celebrate this delicious creation, October has been deemed National Pizza Month; 31 days of mozzarella bliss.  In celebration, Greenfield Public Library offers its own slice of books about the famous Italian staple.

 

Making Pizza

 

Artisian Pizza and Flatbread in Five Minutes a Day by Jeff Hertzberg, Zoë François, and Mark Luinenburg     641.824 HER

 

Mr. Food Pizza 1-2-3 by Art Ginsburg     621.824 GIN

 

Pizza: Award-Winning Pies for the Home Kitchen by Pete Evans     641.824 EVA

 

The Pizza Gourmet by Robert Arlett     641.824 OSH

 

Pizza: Grill It, Bake It, Love It! by Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough     641.824 WEI

 

Kid’s Books (These are Just a Few)

 

Curious George and the Pizza edited by Margret Rey and Alan J. Shalleck      (Picture Books E REY c.3)

 

Dragon Pizzeria by Mary Morgan     (Picture Books E MOR)

 

Little Nino’s Pizzeria by Karen Barbour     (Picture Books E BAR)

 

Super Chicken Nugget Boy and the Pizza Planet People by Josh Lewis     (Juv. Fiction JC LEW)

 

 

If you have any questions or want to request other books or media about pizza or any other topics from this or any other Milwaukee County libraries, please feel free to ask our reference team.  Thank you for reading our blog and we hope to see you soon.

 

 

The Greenfield Public Library Team.

Pajamas and Alaska - Greenfield Public Library (Week of October 15)

4 kids, Countycat, Mini-Subject, Pajama Story Time, Tail Waggin' Tutor, teens, Alaska

Hello Blog Readers!

 

Greenfield Public Library has been buzzing with action and we thank you for checking up on our blog.  We had a great turnout for the Madcap Puppet Show this past Saturday and thank all who participated.  We had a blast playing a part in the event. 

 

There are always happenings going on at GPL and here are a few interesting items coming up next week.

 

Teen Read-a-Thon

On Saturday, October 20, Greenfield Public Library will be hosting a Teen Read-a-Thon from 10:00 AM to 2:45 PM.  All middle and high school students are invited in celebration of Teen Read Week.  Come for just an hour or for the whole day.  Bring a blanket, pillow, and book to read.  All you have to do is read for fun to win prizes with a prize drawing every hour and a grand prize drawing for an E-Reader at the end of the day.  Snacks will be served throughout the day and pizza will be delivered at 1:00. Call the library at 414-321-9595 to register for this free event.

 

Pajama Story Time

The third Saturday of the month at 6:00 PM, GPL has pajama story time. Come to the library in PJ’s or regular clothes and feel free to bring pillows, blankets, or stuffed animals.  This story time is fun for the whole family. No prior registration required. Don’t worry; the library IS closed, but we open up the Community Room for this event at 5:45 PM

 

Fall Story Hours

Fall story hours have begun with the theme Animals on Parade.  Join Mr. Mark as each week a new animal is featured in the stories.  Next week's stories will focus on BEARS.  Mr. Mark will not be available on Monday's session, so Señor Peter will present the Monday story with Mr. Mark for his usual Tuesday and Thursday times.  Story-times will take place in the story corner of the Children’s Library.  The program runs through the end of November. 

 

The story times this week are:

Monday, October 15 at 6:30 PM

Tuesday, October 16 at 10:30 AM

Thursday, October 18 at 4:00 PM

 

Register with a librarian at a reference desk a time you and yours would like to come or register at the following link: http://www.greenfieldlibrary.org/index.asp?Type=DYNAFORM&SEC={9B11F369-BDB0-4B0A-B2FE-BAF908A38E05}

 

Tail Waggin’ Tutor

Do you have a child or grandchild that has trouble reading or expressing themselves out loud?  You and your child can make an appointment to come practice reading aloud to “Puzzle,” our patient, gentle, non-judgmental, listening dog as part of our “Tail Waggin’ Tutor” program.  Please call or stop by GPL to speak with a librarian to schedule an appointment.

 

Looking for Something New?

Check out the newest books and media available at Greenfield Public Library by clicking on the following link:  http://www.mcfls.org/cgi/iiiresults.plx?lib=14&type=&level=&sort=0&text=

 

We hope you find something you like!

 

Finally…

As a special feature for the blog, we will be highlighting a themed mini-collection to show the vastness of Greenfield Public Library’s collection, relevant to the time of year it is posted.  This week, we draw attention to the great white north…

 

Alaska – The Last Frontier

 

On October 18, 1867, the United States took possession of Alaska after purchasing it from Russia for $7.2 million.  At just a shade over 660,000 square miles, Alaska is the size of 10 Wisconsin’s and is larger than all but 18 sovereign countries.  Secretary of State William Seward’s purchase (forever known as Seward’s Folly) was heavily scrutinized.  It was questioned whether such a vast and desolate purchase of land was a practical purchase for a finally re-United States of America, with the Civil War ending just two years prior.  Though many went up north for the burgeoning fur trade and the Klondike Gold Rush in the late-1890s, Alaska today still remains relatively under inhabited, ranking 47th out of 50 states in population despite its pristine natural beauty and sheer size.  October 18 is officially Alaska Day for our northernmost state and Greenfield Public Library celebrates our 50th state with a number of books and media about the Last Frontier.

 

DVD-DOCUMENTARY

 

*Alaska’s Inside Passage     DVD 917.98 ALA

*Discovering Alaska     DVD 917.98 DIS

*Alaska: The Excitement of Discovery, The Essence of Adventure     DVD 917.98 ALA

 

FICTION

*The Winter Wolf: Wyatt Earp in Alaska by Richard Parry     F PAR

*And She Was by Cindy Dyson     F DYSON, Cindy

*The Cloud Atlas by Liam Callanan     F CALLANAN, Liam

*Dana Stabenow and Sue Henry: Mystery authors, Stabenow and Henry have devoted most of their stories’ plots in Alaska.  Please feel free to check our Paperback and General Fiction shelves, alphabetized by last name.

 

NONFICTION

*The Coldman Cometh: A Family’s Adventure in the Alaskan Bush by Bob Durr     Ask a Librarian for this book

*Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer     BIO MCCANDLESS, Christopher

*Outside Passage: A Memoir of an Alaskan Childhood by Julia Scully   Ask a Librarian for this book

*Alaska on Foot: Wilderness Techniques for the Far North by Erik Molvar     917.98 MOL

*The Quiet World: Saving Alaska’s Wilderness Kingdom by Douglas Brinkley     979.8 BRI

Hiking Alaska: A Guide to Alaska’s Greatest Hiking Adventures by Dean Littlepage     917.98 HIK 2006

*Winterdance: The Fine Madness of Running the Iditarod by Gary Paulsen     798.8 PAU

*On the Edge of Survival: A Shipwreck, a Raging Storm, and the Harrowing Alaskan Rescue that Became a Legend by Spike Walker     910.9164 WAL

*Take Good Care of the Garden and the Dogs: Family, Friendships & Faith in Small-Town Alaska by Heather Lende     979.8 LEN

*The Kids From Nowhere: The Story Behind the Arctic Educational Miracle by George Guthridge    372.9164 GUT

 

KIDS

*The Incredible Life of Balto by Meghan McCarthy     J 636.73 MCC

*The Eye of the Needle by Teri Sloat     E 398.2097 SLO

*The Call of the Wild by Jack London     Available in Adult and Children’s Library

*Alaska by Ann Heinrichs     J 979.8 HEI

*Midnight Dance of the Snowshoe Hare: Poems of Alaska by Nancy White Carlstrom     E 811.54 CAR

*DVD Balto II: Wolf Quest  AND  Balto III: Wings of Change     J DVD BAL

 

 

These are a just a few of the holdings we have on Alaska and just the tip of the iceberg on our entire collection.  Feel free to ask your librarian to help you find anything you need.  Thank you for reading, and we hope to see you next week at Greenfield Public Library.

 

 

The Greenfield Public Library Team

414-321-9595

An Ivy League Education at Greenfield Public Library (Week of October 22)

Greenfield Listening Debates Alliance, Book Club, MiniTopic, StoryTime

Welcome back Greenfield Public Library blog readers.  We have a lot happening at GPL including the Pajama Story Time and the Teen Read-a-Thon coming up on October 20.  Please read about these events in the previous blog entry.  Meanwhile, we have a number of important events happening in the coming week and we hope you will come and participate.

 

Greenfield Listening Debates Alliance – “Jobs and the Economy”

The Greenfield Listening Debates Alliance entitled “Jobs and the Economy” scheduled for October 22 has been rescheduled for November 1. The forum will feature a moderator, several expert panel members representing a breadth of views, and a lively but civil public debate of key issues of the day.  The forums will be governed by several “listening & debating” rules designed to move beyond the heat to find common ground.  People with all points of view are welcome. The forum will be held at the Greenfield Library Community Room from 7:00-8:15 pm on November 1.  Admission is free and registration is not required.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

 

Book Club – Sarah’s Key

The next book club will be on Wednesday, November 14.  We will be discussing Tatiana de Rosnay’s bestseller Sarah’s Key.  With the meeting less than a month away, it is time to start getting the book and reading it.  Request a copy of the book online at http://countycat.mcfls.org/help or give us a call at 414-321-9595.

 

Political Musings Collection

Election Day is almost here!  For October, the Greenfield Public Library staff has set up a Political Musings Collection to get you ready for November 6.  Included in the collection are many new books and DVDs related to the Presidency and other political topics.  Come pick up a brochure with information on voter registration, polling locations, political races and more.  A note to all Greenfield residents: if you plan on registering prior to the election on November 6, it must now be done at the City Clerk’s office at City Hall; October 17 was the last day to register at the library.  Please come see the Political Musings Collection, located across from the holds and near our music collection.

 

Fall Story Hours

Fall story hours have begun with the theme Animals on Parade.  Join Mr. Mark as each week a new animal is featured in the stories.  Story-times will take place in the story corner of the Children’s Library.  The program runs through the end of November. 

 

The story times for this coming week are:

Monday, October 23 @ 6:30 PM

Tuesday, October 24 @ 10:30 AM

Thursday, October 26 @ 4:00 PM

 

Register with a librarian at a reference desk a time you and yours would like to come or register at the following link: http://www.greenfieldlibrary.org/index.asp?Type=DYNAFORM&SEC={9B11F369-BDB0-4B0A-B2FE-BAF908A38E05}

 

Finally…

As a special feature for the blog, we will be highlighting a themed mini-collection to show the vastness of Greenfield Public Library’s collection, relevant to the time of year it is posted.  This week, we draw attention to one of America’s finest academic institutions.

 

Princeton University

 

On October 22, 1746, 30 years before the Declaration of Independence, the College of New Jersey received its charter.  Renamed Princeton University in 1896, this Ivy League institution has been associated with 35 Nobel Laureates, 17 National Medal of Science winners and the alma mater of four US presidents.  Princeton perennially is named one of the top undergraduate institutions and has a who’s who of famous alumni and faculty.  As an honor to one of America’s leaders in academia, Greenfield Public Library offers a sampling of books about and alumni of Princeton University.

 

ALUMNI

*Woodrow Wilson, US President: Woodrow Wilson by HW Brands     BIO WILSON, Woodrow

*David Petraeus, Four-Star General and current head of CIA: All In: The Education of General David Petraeus by Paula Broadwell with Vernon Loeb   BIO PETRAEUS, David

*Aaron Burr, US Vice President 1801-1805: The Heartbreak of Aaron Burr by HW Brands     BIO BURR, Aaron

*Bill Bradley, US Senator and former NBA star. We Can All Do Better by Bill Bradley     320.513 BRA

*Michelle Obama, First Lady: American Tapestry: The Story of the Black, White, and Multicultural Ancestors of Michelle Obama by Rachel L. Swarns     BIO OBAMA, Michelle

*Queen Noor of Jordan: Leap of Faith: Memoirs of an Unexpected Life by Queen Noor     956.95 NOOR

*Richard Feynman, Nobel Prize Winner in Physics and Acclaimed Lecturer: What Do YOU Care What Other People Think?: Further Adventures of a Curious Character by Richard Feynman     530 FEYNMAN (Large Print)

*John Nash, Nobel Prize Winner in Economics: A Beautiful Mind     DVD BEA

*F. Scott Fitzgerald, Author: The Great Gatsby, Tender is the Night, and This Side of Paradise available in F FITZGERALD

*Jodi Picoult, Bestselling Novelist: We have a great number of her books available in F Picoult, Jodi, Large Print, and audio books.  Ask a librarian for help if necessary.

*George F. Kennan, Cold War diplomat and architect of “Containment” policy: George F. Kennan: An American Life     BIO KENNAN, George

 

NOTABLE CURRENT PROFESSORS

*Jeffrey Eugenides, Professor of Creative Writing and Pulitzer Prize Winner: The Marriage Plot, Middlesex: both available in FIC EUG; The Virgin Suicides (Motion Picture) DVD VIR

*Toni Morrison, Professor in the Creative Writing Program, Nobel Laureate: Beloved, The Bluest Eye, Home, Love, A Mercy, Paradise, Song of Solomon, Sula, and Tar Baby can all be found either in our fiction section, paperbacks, large print, or audio books.  Please ask a librarian for availability and format for each title.

*Joyce Carol Oates, Professor in the Creative Writing Program, Author and Pulitzer Prize Nominee: Most of Oates’s writing can be found in our Fiction section, but she also has some juvenile and non-fiction entries available at GPL, too many to list here.  Feel free to check the online library directory or come to the library to ask a librarian for help.

 

FICTION ABOUT PRINCETON

Admission by Jean Hanff Korelitz     F KORELITZ

The Princeton Imposter, A Rare Murder in Princeton, and Unholy Death in Princeton by Ann Waldron     Large Print F WALDRON

 

 

Many more great people have gone to Princeton and many more great biographies are available at Greenfield Public Library.  Please come in and peruse our collection.  Have a great week!

 

The Greenfield Public Library Staff.

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