On Saturday, July 29 at 10:00 a.m. we will be having a special presentation by John Heasley who is an astronomy director with Driftless Stargazing and a Solar System Ambassador with NASA! On August 21, the United States will experience a total eclipse of the sun for the first time since 1979. John Heasley will be helping us learn all about eclipses and how you can be wowed by this one. Everyone who attends will receive free glasses for safe viewing of the eclipse. Following the presentation stay for crafts, activities, and snacks. Bring the whole family. All ages are welcome!
Knit or Crochet a Purple Infant Hat and Help Prevent Shaken Baby Syndrome
Join us for a speicial event on Monday, July 31 at the Frank Fischer Senior Center in Lake Delton. This special event is from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. We will be knitting and crocheting purple infant hats as part of CLICK for Babies. The purple hats raise awareness of purple crying, the frustrating inconsolable crying phase that many infants aged two weeks to four months go through. The National Center on Shaken Baby Syndrome has found this period to be a trigger for Shaken Baby Syndrome. The purple hat campaign is being launched to help parents understand that this is a natural phase in their child's life. The purple hats will be distributed to families with infants to promote the Period of Purple Crying Program.
If you already know how to knit or crochet please join us and bring your knitting needles and crochet hooks. If you don't know how to knit or crochet we will have supplies and experts to help you learn.
This July's Book Club selection is Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers. This book by Mary Roach chronicles the compelling, and sometimes very humorous use of the human body after one has passed on. For over two-thousand years, cadavers have been involved in some of science's greatest, and sometimes strangest, undertakings.
The Book Club will be meeting twice in the month of July:
*Wednesday, July 26 at 1:30 pm
*Monday, July 31 at 6:30 pm
If you can't make it to any of our book discussions, join the discussion online on our book club blog at www.kplbookclub.blogspot.com.
Come and experience the latest trend in relaxation, adult coloring! Studies show coloring can have a calming effect on the adult mind and helps promote overall wellness. Coloring pages from books designed especially for adults as well as colored pencils and crayons will be provided. Get together with others and color. Every Friday from 10:00 a.m.-Noon.
Join us for Baby Time! Baby Time is an interactive storytime with infant and caregiver. Join us for stories, music, tickle time and fun to begin building early literacy skills. This is a Lap-Sit program just for you and the baby! Enjoy time together with other parents, caregivers and babies to learn, play and develop language and motor skills. Come prepared to sit on the floor one-on-one with your pre-walking baby in your lap. Baby Time is every Thursday at the library. Toddler activities begin at 10:45 a.m. followed by Baby activities at 11:15 a.m. Ages Birth to 14 months.
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.