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Greetings GPL Blog Readers!
We had a very successful Summer and we hope that you had a lot of fun with all the programs and activities presented here at Greenfield Library.
Even though summer has now passed and kids are going back to school, this does not mean that the Library is slowing down on activities. In fact, it is quite the opposite. We are just warming up!
This is the first of a series of blog entries about Greenfield Library’s planned Fall programs and events. This edition will feature serial events, or events and programs that will be occurring more than once. We hope that you come to at least one, and hopefully many more.
Fall Story Times – Stories of the Chinese Zodiac
Each week we’ll have stories about a different animal from the Chinese Zodiac. Story times are on MONDAYS at 6:30pm and TUESDAYS at 10:30am and 4:00pm. Sessions start SEPTEMBER 8th and run until NOVEMBER 25th. Registration begins August 25th. Register with a librarian at a reference desk. Story time meets in the story corner of the Children’s Library. Caregivers stay with the children during the program.
Baby and Toddler Lap Sit NEW PROGRAM
All babies and toddlers are welcome to a morning of stories, rhymes, songs and playtime. The best way for any child to start his or her day! Lap sit programs are on WEDNESDAYS from 10:30-11:00am in the story corner of the Children’s Library. Babies from 6 months to 2 years are welcome. Sessions start SEPTEMBER 17th and run until NOVEMBER 19th. Caregivers stay with their children during the program.
Pajama Story Time
One Saturday a month, after the Library is closed, we open the Community Room for a special pajama story time. Children are invited to come in their pj’s or regular clothes and to bring pillows, blankets or stuffed animals. Truly fun for the entire family! Programs start at 6:00pm – doors unlock at 5:50pm. Dates are SEPTEMBER 20th, OCTOBER 18th and NOVEMBER 15th.
Family Game Night
Clear your calendar for a night of games and fun at Greenfield Library. Every THIRD TUESDAY OF THE MONTH, the Community Room will be home to a great family activity. Borrow one of our games or bring some from home. Plus there will be popcorn – can it get any better! Family Game Nights are scheduled for SEPTEMBER 16th, OCTOBER 21st and NOVEMBER 18th (no meeting in December).
Kids Krafts!! (Grades 1-4)
Stop by for arts and crafts! You never know what we’ll make next! Kids Krafts will meet SECOND THURSDAYS of the month (SEPTEMBER 11th, OCTOBER 9th, and NOVEMBER 13th) from 6:00-7:00pm. Adults must stay with younger children for assistance.
Lego Club (Grades K-5)
Come join this new club for aspiring and master LEGO builders. LEGOS and Mega Bloks will be provided. This group meets the FIRST AND THIRD THURSDAYS of the month (SEPTEMBER 4th and 18th, OCTOBER 2nd and 16th, and NOVEMBER 6th and 20th) from 6:00-7:00pm.
Puzzle the Tail Waggin’ Tutor
If you have a reluctant or struggling young reader in your family who could benefit from some gentle encouragement, this just might be the help you are looking for. Puzzle, an Australian Shepherd, is a trained, licensed therapy dog that would love to spend time with your child. Children read aloud in a relaxing, non-threatening environment, giving them the confidence they need to allow their reading skills to grow. 30-minute sessions are available on WEDNESDAY AFTERNOONS from 3:30-5:30pm SEPTEMBER 10th to DECEMBER 17th. For more information or to make a reservation, please call Peter at 414-321-9595 ext. 118.
Shaken, Not Stirred Tuesdays NEW WEEKDAY FILM FEST
He is bold. He is fearless. He is Bond…James Bond. EVERY OTHER TUESDAY at 2:00pm beginning SEPTEMBER 30th, Greenfield Library will be showing the first five James Bond films in chronological order. Observe the death-defying action, learn essential Bond trivia, and enjoy a popcorn-filled atmosphere made safe by 007. Film showings are on SEPTEMBER 30th, OCTOBER 14th and 28th and NOVEMBER 11th and 25th. Call or visit the Library for a list of movies to be shown.
Remember When? An Hour of Reminiscing
– Thursday, November 13th and Thursday, January 8th.
Greenfield Library invites you to reminisce and reflect back to a simpler time with the introduction of “Remember When?” Patrons will be invited to share a lifetime of memories on a variety of topics related to yesteryear, or just to listen to others’ reminiscences. “Remember When?” will take place EVERY OTHER MONTH, with the first occurring THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 13th from 1:00-2:00pm. We look forward to some interesting discussions.
Fall Book Discussions
Book discussion groups meet from 7:00-8:00pm at the Library. Registration is not required. Reserve your book in person at the Library, online at http://countycat.mcfls.org or give us a call at 414-321-9595 ext. 104. The book discussion groups do not meet in December.
Adult Book Club – Meets the SECOND WEDNESDAY of the month in the Conference Room
September 10th – “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn
October 8th – “The Long Fall” by Walter Mosley
November 12th – “Prodigal Summer” by Barbara Kingsolver
January 14th, 2015 – “Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay” by Michael Chabon
History Book Club – Meets the FOURTH TUESDAY of the month in the Community Room
September 23rd – “Book Report” – Research and read a history book of your choosing and present it to the group. Questions and instructions will be provided at the Reference Desk.
October 28th – “Confederates in the Attic: Dispatches from the Unfinished Civil War” by Tony Horwitz
November 25th – “Mayflower: A Story of Courage, Community, and War” by Nathaniel Philbrick
January 27th, 2015 – “Operation Paperclip: The Secret Intelligence Program That Brought Nazi Scientists to America” by Annie Jacobsen
Greenfield Library provides computer classes on an array of technical topics. Registration for all classes is required. Please register for all classes at 414-321-9595 ext. 105.
Computer Basics – THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25th – 9:00-10:00am
Learn basic computer elements, including a mouse/keyboard; highlighting, copying, and pasting text; common menus, toolbars, and shortcuts; overview of software available at the Library.
Facebook for Beginners – THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9th – 9:00-10:00am
Learn how to use Facebook, create an account, navigate the site and connect with family and friends.
Overdrive E-books – WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 29th – 6:00-8:00pm
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 6th – 10:00am-Noon
Learn how to search for, select, download and use eBooks from the CountyCat website on your personal eReader device or computer.
Personal Finance Workshops
In these tough economic times, we know that it is more important than ever to stay smart with your money. Greenfield Library wants to help. The following are programs co-sponsored by Greenfield Library and WWBIC (Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation) to help you with your finances. These personal finance programs are free and take place in the Library Community Room. Reservations are recommended. Please register by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone to 414-321-9595 ext. 101.
What You Need to Know About Bankruptcy – WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17th
You will learn what bankruptcy is, what bankruptcy can and cannot do, the difference between Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy, and alternatives to bankruptcy. Be armed with the information you need to weigh your options and make a decision that’s right for you.
The Road to Credit Repair – SATURDAY, OCTOBER 11th – 10:30am-12:00pm
This program will explore the easy, day-to-day steps you can take to increase your credit score. Whether your credit is excellent, average, or below average, you will benefit from this workshop with simple tactics to increase your credit score and rating.
Thank you for reading about our multiple entries in our Fall Programs. Next time, we will show what events and programs we have planned strictly for kids and teens. It should be fun! See you then and thanks again for reading.