For November, the Library Book Club will be reading the UW Madison 2015-2016 Go Big Read selection Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson. The author was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending those most desperate and in need. In the book, Stevenson details the legal journey of people he’s helped in his now thirty year career. The book is a call to action, true crime page-turner and critique of the American justice system. According to William P. Jones, a professor of history and a member of the Go Big Read review committee “Stevenson forces us to confront the contradictions between our criminal justice system and our nation’s founding principles of equality, freedom and justice.”
We will be discussing this book on Wednesday, November 18 at 1:30 p.m. and on Monday, November 30 at 6:30 p.m. The Monday night discussion will be lead by UW Madison School of Library and Information Studies student, Carrie Portz. Join us as we discuss this powerful and poignant book. If you can’t join us in person, post your thoughts, comments and questions on our book club blog.
Join the National Novel Writing Month Challenge! Make November a memorable one by reaching the national goal of writing a 50,000 word novel in one month! Michael Dodd will be here throughout the month to coach and bolster your enthusiasm for writing. Check the calendar on our homepage for dates and times when he will be here. Check our Facebook and Twitter for inspiration and get writing! If you have any questions give us a call.
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.