Join us Saturday, January 28 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for our 11th Annual Open House. The theme for our 2017 open house is " Keeping Communities Strong Throughout the Ages." The open house is the perfect time to come to the library and find out all the ways the library benefits the community and you, our favorite community members! This year the open house will start out at 10:00 a.m. with a special performance by David Landau. David is a former first grade teacher, an award-winning musician and entertainer, and he is very funny. David's personal appearances are upbeat music programs that keep audiences engaged and constantly thinking. We will sing some, move some, act some, dance some, shout just a little bit, and laugh a bunch. All ages are sure to enjoy the show.
The Open House will also feature something from the Prehistoric Age: an amazing, life-like, moving dinosaur exhibit. The exhibit features a T-Rex, a triceratops, a stegosaurus, and 2 large dinosaur skeletons along with other dinosaurs, fossils, and eggs. We will have drawings throughout the day for dinosaur teeth. This dinosaur exhibit is something you don't want to miss!
In Addition, the open house will give all of our guests a chance to explore the library through fun and interactive informational stations. There will be crafts, door prizes, free giveaways and more. Mail carrier, Phil White's photos will be showcased on our art wall, and he will be here to tell you about his photography. Lunch will be served by the Friends of the Kilbourn Library. We will again offer amnesty for fines if you donate a book or two to the Friends of the Library for their book sales. The open house will highlight services and programming the library offers now and introduce new features for 2017!
The Kilbourn Public Library Book Club is starting 2017 by reading Karen Abbott's Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War, which was originally published in September of 2014. Karen Abbott uses a great deal of primary source evidence and personal interviews to tell the tale of four courageous women who were spies during the American Civil War. This book has a local tie as Belle Boyd is one of the women featured in the novel. She used her charm to be an effective spy for the Confederacy, while Emma Edmonds posed as a man to fight in the Union army. Rose O'Neale Greenhow communicated with Union generals to gather intelligence for the Confederacy and Elizabeth Van Lew was an abolitionist who was able to run an espionage spy ring in the South. It is a spellbinding true story you will truly enjoy. We will discuss this book three times in January.
*Wednesday, January 25 at 1:30 pm at the Library
*Monday, January 30 at 12:30 pm at the Frank Fischer Center
*Monday, January 30 at 6:30 pm at the Library
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 11:15 a.m. at the library. 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.