In keeping with the haunted spirit of October the library book club is reading Daphne du Maurier’s classic suspense novel, Rebecca. This novel is considered by many critics as the finest Gothic romance of the 20th century. First published in 1938 it is the story of the second bride of Maxim de Winter- a woman whose happiness is threatened by the sinister spirit of de Winter’s first wife, the dead Rebecca. A perfect hauntingly suspenseful story for October!
This month we will meet on Monday, October 26 at 6:30 p.m. and Wednesday, October 28 at 1:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to join us for discussion and treats. If you can’t join us in person, post your thoughts, comments and questions on our book club blog. We dare you to join us.
Teen Read Week is October 18-24, 2015. Teen Read Week is a national adolescent literary initiative created by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). It began in 1998 and is held annually in October. Its purpose is to encourage teens to be regular readers and library users. Join the conversation on Twitter with #TRW15 Get Away @ your library Theme. An annual celebration, this year's theme encourages teens to escape from the day to day grind of school, homework, family responsibilites, part time jobs and so on by picking up something to read. Come check out our great ideas for a teen "get away" including fantasy novels, sci-fi, tales of adventure and escape, and more! Tweens and Teens are invited to participate in our interactive teen read displays in the young adult area of the library. Get caught reading and win a prize. Check it out!
November, and the beginning of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) is fast approaching. This month, Michael Dodd is hosting two sessions to show potential participants how to prepare for this writing challenge and how to register. The sessions will be held on Wednesday, October 7 at 6:30 p.m. or Saturday, October 10 at 10:00 a.m. Join him to learn more, to ask questions and to hear about library resources that will be available during the month of November to help you on your way. NaNoWriMo is a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to creative writing. On November 1, participants begin working towards the goal of writing a 50,000 word novel by 11:59 p.m. on November 30. It's an attainable goal and we want to help all you future authors get there. Get started by joining Michael for one of the preparatory meetings this month.
The Kilbourn Public Library accepts and appreciates donations of used books, CDs, videos, magazines or DVDs. If you are cleaning out your closets or garage please think of donating your used items to the library. The Friends of the Library turn your donations into money for the library at their book sales. Items may be dropped off at the library. If you have a large donation we can send the bookmobile out to pick it up. Your donation is tax deductible.
We are also on the lookout for Wisconsin Dells High School Yearbooks. Don’t throw those old yearbooks away - donate them to the library for our local reference shelf.
AND - if you have Legos that you are wanting out of your space - put them in ours. We are always looking for more to add to our collection.
We are pleased to announce that you - our patrons are now able to access your favorite digital magazines using Flipster™. Flipster is a next-generation digital magazine service that allows people to browse the latest issues of high quality digital versions of popular magazines, courtesy of the library.
In addition to hardcopy titles available in the library, we now have Flipster versions of magazines so patrons have the option of accessing the content at the library or remotely. Magazines can be downloaded via a native app for offline reading anytime, anywhere.
Flipster offers an easy, browseable reading experience. Users can browse magazines by category as well as perform searches for specific periodicals. An online newsstand provides a carousel of the most recent issues, as well as a carousel of all issues allowing for quick access to magazines. The table of contents contains links to quickly go to articles of interest and hotlinks within magazines are hyperlinked, opening in separate tabs when clicked. In addition, there is an option to zoom in and out for better readability.
To get started using Flipster™ click on the link in the sidebar of this page. For more information call or stop in the library.
You will flip over Flipster™!
Join us every Tuesday afternoon for card playing fun! From 1:00 - 3:30 p.m. the tables will be open for all interested Euchre enthusiasts. Don't know how to play - come on in, we will teach you. Euchre afternoons are part of our ongoing adult programming series. These programs are sponsored by our Friends group.