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.
You can probably already hear them. This weekend celebrates the 110th birthday of Harley-Davidson, the most famed motorcycle company founded in Milwaukee in 1903. As you will see in the coming days, Harley attracts a loyal following of motorcycle enthusiasts, joyously looking forward to a party in the Cream City every five years since the 90th anniversary of the brand. Gather your gang and join in on the chaos by viewing some of the holdings on America’s foremost motorcycle company at Greenfield Public Library.
Harley-Davidson: The Ultimate Machine – Tod Rafferty – 796.75 RAF
Jean Davidson’s Harley-Davidson Family Album: 100 Years of the World’s Greatest Motorcycle in Rare Photos – Jean Davidson – 629.2275 DAV
Outlaw Machine: Harley-Davidson and the Search for the American Soul – Brock W. Yates – 629.2275 YAT
Harley-Davidson: The Living Legend – William Green – 629.2275 GRE
Encyclopedia of the Harley-Davidson – Peter Henshaw & Ian Kerr – 629.2275 HEN
Harley-Davidson: The American Motorcycle – Allan Girdler – 629.2275 GIR
Harley-Davidson: A Love Affair – Jim Glastonbury – 629.2275 GLA
Harley-Davidson in the 1960s – Allan Girdler – 629.2275 GIR
The Complete Harley-Davidson – Tod Rafferty – 629.2275 RAF
Harley-Davidson Collectibles – Michael Dregni – 745.12 DRE
Good Vibrations: Coast to Coast by Harley – Tom Cunliffe – 629.284 CUN
The Old Man and the Harley: A Last Ride Through Our Father’s America – John J. Newkirk – 917.304 NEW
Harley-Davidson Motorcycles – Jesse Young – J 629.2275 YOU
We hope you come in and show your support for an important Milwaukee economic and cultural phenomenon. And as always, we would love to see you at the Library.
Welcome Back Greenfield Public Library Patrons.
The Library has been bustling with activity this summer and will continue through July. Please see some of the planned activities scheduled for this week and plan your schedule accordingly. All events are free and do not require prior registration.
“Can You Dig It” Story Time – Monday, July 22 at 10:30am
Come on into the Children’s Library to hear some great stories and have some great fun. You are bound to have a good time. Parents and guardians are required to stay with children at this activity.
Greetings Greenfield Public Library Patrons!
As you know, we have had a lot of activities here this summer and we have a lot more coming. Please read about our planned programs for next week.
AFTERNOON STORMY STORIES WITH MR. MARK – MONDAY, JULY 15 – 1:30pm
Have you ever wanted to scream at the library? Do you want to make the librarians blush and shush all over the place? Well, you’re in luck if you are a child and here on Monday, July 15 at 1:30 because it will be Stormy Story-Time. It is your chance to participate in loud stories and wake up the whole library! This program will be in the Community Room. Parent or guardian must stay with the children during the program and are encouraged to yell too.
TWEEN HUNGER GAMES PARTY – WEDNESDAY, JULY 17 – 2:00-4:00pm
Are you between the ages of 8-12 and cannot wait for the movie Catching Fire to come to theatres in November? Come to the library and be a tribute for a day! Learn to make a bow and arrow (out of popsicle sticks and Q-tips) and stalk your fellow tributes. Then make a pin as a good luck charm and feast on snacks and cure your Hunger Pangs. Finally, play “Worst Case Scenario: The Board Game” and see if you can make it out alive! May the odds ever be in your favor.
NATURALIST DAVID STOKES “CREATURES FROM UNDER THE EARTH’S SURFACE – THE DARK SIDE” – JULY 18 – 6:30pm
Fun with armadillos, skunks, badgers, tortoises, snakes and other creatures who HUG the earth. Come see David Stokes who will bring lots of fun and energy to animals who try to keep it underground. Live animals, puppets, songs and humor will be provided. Don’t forget to bring a camera. It will be a fun time on the dark side.
GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY TEAMS UP WITH EDVEST AND THE GREEN BAY PACKERS
Parents and grandparents have the opportunity to enter their children or grandchildren (ages 0-13) in a drawing to win $1,000 Edvest College Savings Plan scholarships and four tickets to the Packers Family Night game in early August (or a $30 Packer Pro Shop gift card if they prefer) – up to 20 winners will be selected from across the state. If a Greenfield Library patron is selected, GPL will receive a matching $500 grant. The last day for online entries is Thursday, July 18. If your child or grandchild matches the criteria, please come to the Children’s Library Reference Desk and ask for more information.
Each blog entry, we try to show the breadth of our collection with a themed event or idea. This time, we cover cycling’s most popular race and our related books.
Tour de France
The Tour de France is a multistage bicycle race primarily held in France, while occasionally making passes through nearby countries and is the world’s most famous bike race. The race was first organized in 1903 and has run continuously since except when halted by the world wars. This year’s edition is the 100th running of the event.
While there are many different awards and classifications available for Tour de France participants (points, mountain proficiency, young rider) and colorful jerseys to go along with them, the most prized is the general classification with its yellow jersey. All of the stages are timed to the finish and compounded with their previous stage times. The rider with the lowest time is the race leader. Four riders have officially won five times or more, not including Lance Armstrong, who had his seven consecutive titles revoked due to doping.
The Tour de France is known for its raucous crowds that line the streets to wait for their favorite riders and countrymen to pass. Unfortunately, it is also known recently for several doping scandals that have tarnished the sport, but not necessarily the race. Celebrate Tour de France 100 by looking at some of GPL’s cycling books.
Bicycling Magazine’s 600 Tips for Better Bicycling – eds. of Bicycling Magazine 796.6 BIC
Greg LeMond’s Complete Book of Cycling – Greg LeMond and Kent Gordis 796.6 LEM
Urban Bikers’ Tricks & Tips: Low-Tech, & No-Tech Ways to Find, Ride & Keep a Bicycle – Dave Glowacz 796.6 GLO
The Cyclist’s Sourcebook – Peter Nye 796.6 NYE
Distance Cycling – John Hughes and Dan Kehlenbach 796.6 HUG
Across America By Bicycle: Alice and Bobbi’s Summer on Wheels – Alice Honeywell and Bobbi Montgomery 796.64 HON
The Secret Race: Inside the Hidden World of the Tour de France – Doping, Cover-Ups, and Winning at All Costs – Tyler Hamilton and Daniel Coyle 796.62 HAM
Bicycling Magazine’s Complete Guide to Bicycle Maintenance and Repair for Road and Mountain Bikes – Jim Langley 629.28772 BIC
YOUNG ADULT / CHILDREN NON-FICTION
Holy Spokes!: A Biking Bible for Everyone – Rob Coppolillo YA 796.6 COP
Wheels of Change: How Women Rode the Bicycle to Freedom (With a Few Flat Tires Along the Way) – Sue Macy J 796.6 MAC
Bicycles – Morgan Hughes E 796.6 HUG
Bike!: Your Guide to Mountain Biking, BMX, Road and Fast-Track Racing, C-X Racing and More – Monique Peterson and Zachary Zimmerman J 796.6 PET
Cycling – Christin Ditchfield E 796.6 DIT
Bicycle Safety – Lucia Raatma J 796.6 RAA
Colliding with Chris – Dan Harder E HAR
Crunch – Leslie Connor J CON
Grave Shadows – Jerry B. Jenkins and Chris Fabry J JEN
Marvin Redpost: Super Fast, Out of Control! - Louis Sachar JC SAC c.2
Samantha’s Blue Bicycle – Valerie Tripp J AME
Thank you very much for reading our blog. Please be sure to stop by GPL and join in on the summer fun.
Welcome Greenfield Public Library Patrons.
The following are some activities planned for next week. Just remember that all performance are free and require no registration. Simply come in and have a good time.
Doug the Jug’s Juggling Extravaganza – Monday, June 24 at 1:30pm
Come and watch “Doug the Jug” perform a humorous juggling extravaganza for children of all ages. Will he bring the chainsaws? We can only hope. Come down for some juggling action.
Family Movie – Tuesday, June 25 at 2:00pm
Every Tuesday through July 30 in the Community Room, Greenfield Library shows a film that the entire family can enjoy. All movies are Rated G or PG and are fun for the whole family. Snacks will be served in the cool, air-conditioned room, making movie viewing time a relaxing experience. For a list of movies, come to the event or ask at the Children’s Reference Desk.
Library “Minute to Win It” – Teen Program - Wednesday, June 26 at 2:00pm
Are you up to the task? Are you willing to put your body through some of the most strenuous activity that it can bear for sixty seconds? If you are, and also a teen, compete with other teens to successfully complete assigned challenges in just one minute. Prizes will be awarded to all Library Minute to Win It champions.
Stories in the Garden with Mr. Mark – Thursday, June 27 at 6:30pm
Meet up with Mr. Mark to hear some great stories in our Library’s Children’s Garden, weather permitting. Will it be a garden party? Most likely. Will it rain? We hope not.
COUNTYCAT MOBILE APP
The all new CountyCat Mobile is a service for mobile devices that allows you to search the catalog, maintain your account and get information from the public libraries in the system while on the go.
To get started using CountyCat Mobile, point your browser device to http://m.mcfls.org/ or search for “CountyCat” in your app store or app marketplace. CountyCat Mobile works on all web-enabled phones and include apps for Apple, Android and Blackberry devices, among others.
With the CountyCat Mobile App, you can:
· *SEARCH the CountyCat catalog. Start typing in your search and results will start appearing immediately (similar to Google autocomplete).
· *PLACE HOLDS on titles directly from your mobile device. Manage your existing holds and renew items.
· *Find HOURS AND LOCATION INFORMATION for all public libraries in Milwaukee County and find the nearest library at your current location.
· *Connect to OVERDRIVE eBOOKS AND AUDIOBOOKS. Check out and download OverDrive ePub and MP3 titles directly to your advice.
· *Use the BookLook feature to SCAN ISBN CODES ON ANY BOOK and see if the library has the title.
· *FIND EVENTS taking place at libraries across Milwaukee County.
· *See NEW MATERIALS that have been recently added to the collection.
· *Find out what your library is posting on FACEBOOK AND TWITTER.
Check it out and keep updated with the CountyCat Mobile App.
GREENFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY DONATION ACCEPTANCE POLICY
Greenfield Library welcomes your donations of:
· *Hardcover fiction and non-fiction (published within the last 10 years)
· *Soft-cover fiction and non-fiction (published within the last 10 years)
· *Music CDs
· *Audio books on CD
· *Travel books (published within the last 5 years)
· *Children’s games (complete and in good condition)
The Library does not accept the following materials:
· *VHS tapes
· *Audio cassette tapes
· *Harlequin romance type paperbacks
· *Reader’s Digest Condensed Books
· *Directories or telephone books
· *LP records
Donated materials must be in good condition. We cannot accept materials that have mildew or mold, a smoky or musty smell, or are otherwise in poor condition. Donated materials will be added to the Library’s collection or sold to benefit the Library.
If you have any questions, please contact the Library’s Circulation Desk at 414-321-9595 x112.
That’s it for the shortened blog this week. Please come to GPL and join in the Summer Reading fun!