We are very excited to bring to you a virtual music and lecture event on Friday, January 29 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. Galen Abdur-Razzaq, an accomplished musician and spoken-word artist from Montclair, New Jersey, will present the lecture and performance "Jazz and the Civil Rights Movement." This event will explore the history of jazz, its historical significance and its most influential contributors.
An educator, arranger, composer and director, Galen Abdur-Razzaq studied at the Berklee College of Music and earned a master's degree in education from Rutgers University. For more than 30 years, he has performed and spoken to college and university students across the country. Please join us virtually for this unique and inspired performance. To register for this program, click on this link. If you have any questions you can email email@example.com.
This special virtual event is brought to you by The Virtual Project, a collaboration among participating Columbia County Libraries to bring quality virtual programming to our library patrons.
The January book selection is These Ghosts Are Family by Maisy Card. Longlisted for the 2020 Center for Fiction First Novel Prize this novel is a "rich, abitious debut novel" (The New York Times Book Review) that reveals the ways in which a Jamaican family forms and fractures over generations. The novel's protagonist, Stanford Solomon has a secret. Stanford's shocking, thirty-year-old secret is about to change the lives of everyone around him. These Ghosts Are Family revolves around the consequences of his past decisions and tells the story of his family from colonial Jamaica to present-day Harlem. The author, a public librarian who was born in Jamaica and raised in Queens, brings to life her characters, along with their ancestors and descendants and those whose lives intersect with theirs. It is a novel overflowing with unadulterated humanity.
We will discuss this intriguing family saga via zoom Monday, January 25 at 5:30 pm and Wednesday, January 27 at 1:30 pm. To sign up for Monday's discussion, click here, and to sign up for Wednesday's discussion, click here. If you have any questions please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOOPLA IS HERE!
In an attempt to help meet the need for digital content, the library is adding Hoopla to it's digital resources. Hoopla includes over 700,000 e-books and audio books, music and video content. It's a great resource being offered in addition to Overdrive and Libby. The best part? THERE'S NO WAITING! Just visit hoopladigital.com or download the free app to your web-enabled device. Sign in using your library card and enjoy!
Did you know that we have mobile WiFi hotspots available for checkout? These are devices you can use to connect to the Internet. They will work for your laptop, smartphone, or tablet. The hotstpot is portable, so you can connect your device almost anywhere you are, like at home, on the bus, or in the park. Mobile hotspots can be checked out for 7 days at a time.
Still a little too nervous to come into the library? We have many options to meet your library needs. Curbside pickup is still available. If you’d like to pick up your holds, call the library and we’ll schedule a no contact curbside pickup. Staff is here to grab items available on our shelves upon request. The bookmobile is out and about at Deer Run Estates, Tuesday mornings from 10:15-11:15am. If you’d like to pick up your holds on the bookmobile, please call the library and let them know to bring your items along. Browsing is available on the bookmobile as well, and we only allow one person on the bookmobile at a time. There are plenty of books and movies on board for all ages. We encourage you to wear masks and practice social distancing. If you have any questions please call the library at 608-254-2146. Also our outdoor Book Drop is open. You may return items to the book drop at any time.
When The Moon Is A Silver Canoe was originally written by Captain Don Saunders in 1946. The book includes history, poetry and Indian Legends of the Wisconsin Dells. Lucky for us, local resident Bonnie Alton created a revised edition of this book that is for sale here at the library. Part of the proceeds from this book go to the Friends of the Kilbourn Public Library so stop in and grab a copy to help support the library and our local author! Copies are sold for $20.00.
Sign up for a digital library card online!
To get your virtual library card, fill out a short online form and we'll send you a new library card number via email within 48 hours. You'll have instant access to over 71,000 ebooks and audiobooks through Wisconsin’s Digital Library, as well as our language learning database Transparent Language Online, our new foodie database AtoZ Food America and many more free (with your library card) online resources. You can also visit Overdrive Kids with your library card, which is an easy way to browse all of the kids ebooks and audiobooks!
***Please don't forget you can access digital library services such as ebooks, e-audios, and online databases with your library card at no cost. You can access these resources right here from our website. You can download the Libby App or Overdrive App on your smart phone, tablet, e-reader or laptop and access free ebooks, audiobooks and DVDs. Overdrive has tons of books for all ages!
Visit us at the library to get a full-use card by providing a photo ID and proof of address. Stop in, we're open! Please email email@example.com if you have any questions or you have a current library card but don't know your PIN.
Kilbourn Public Library now has a subscription to A to Z Food America. Check out regional, state, and ethnic cuisines for the entire country. A to Z Food America also contains large-scale historical, ingredient, and reference modules of great use to cooks, culinary students, and historians. So if you're interested in picking up some new recipes or learning about food and culture, click on this link to check it out! https://www.scls.lib.wi.us/cgi-bin/libauth.cgi?connectto=WIDAZFOOD