Ancient Native American Effigy Mounds in Wisconsin
On Thursday, April 22 at 6:30 pm Robert Birmingham, a retired UW-Waukesha professor and the author of several books on archaeological and historical topics will be with us virtually to host the Spirits of Earth presentation. The presentation will explore what is known about the effigy mounds and the world of the effigy mound builders with examples drawn from the Columbia County Region. After 500 B.C. native peoples began the custom of burying the dead under earthen mounds. Mound building exploded throughout southern Wisconsin. It became much more elaborate taking the form of sometimes vast landscapes of burial mounds made as effigies of animals, supernatural beings, and even human beings. Modern day Columbia and Dodge counties are at the geographical heart of this remarkable cultural development that is unique in the world and called the Effigy Mound Cultural Complex. To register for this program, click on this link.
Stop by the library on Saturday, April 24 from 10:00 am to noon for Earth Day Crafts! We know Earth Day is actually April 22 but we will be celebrating on Saturday the 24 by making crafts out of recycled materials. There will be craft bags to-go, curbside pick up available or you can stay and make your crafts in our safe, socially distanced work areas.
In April we will be discussing the book Talking to Strangers by Malcolm Gladwell. This book tackles the question "Why do our interactions with strangers so often go wrong?" This book is a challenging and controversial excusion through history. Gladwell revisits deceptions of Bernie Madoff, the trial of Amanda Knox, the suicide of Sylvia Plath, the Jerry Sandusky pedophilia scandal at Penn State University and the death of Sara Bland, throwing our understanding of these stories into doubt. Because we don't know how to talk to strangers, we are inviting conflict and misunderstanding in ways that have a profound effect on our lives and our world. We will be discussing this book twice in the month of April: Monday, April 26 at 5:30 pm and Wednesday, April 28 at 1:30 pm. This discussion will take place virtually through zoom. To register for a discussion click above on the day you would like to join.
Good news everyone, Overdrive & Libby have added magazines to their online collection so now with your library card, you can access over 3,000 different magazines. Home & Garden, Food & Cooking, Entertainment, Sports and all your other favorite categories are included. Just click on overdrive on the right side of the screen, login using your library card number and you are ready to read!
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 10:15-11:15 am & Frank Fischer Senior Center on Mondays from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. 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!
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