Wednesday, September 17, 2014

2nd Annual Fall Craft (and Book!) Sale!

The Friends of the Augusta Memorial Public Library will be hosting their 2nd Annual Fall Bazar and Craft Sale on Saturday, November 15, 2014 from 9am - 3pm at the Main Street Gym.

This year they are not only hosting an array of crafters, artist, and vendors, but they will be having a book sale, of which all proceeds to go the library. The Augusta FCCLA will be selling baked goods, and there will also be Zumba demos throughout the day --a little bit of something for everyone!

If anyone is interested in a table, costs and details are as follows:

$25 (plus an item for the door prizes). for approx. 10x10 space.
Must bring your own tables.

For more info contact Dawn Johnson at , call 715-286-5681 , or text 715-533-3420.

Keep an eye out for reminder flyers, closer to the event.

Something's different here...

We tend to like change, here in the library. New books, shifting things around, making our small space adapt to the expansion of our collection...

So, you may notice when you come in that the DVD shelves look a little empty. Did we delete half our collection? --No way!

We made some minor adjustments in the Kid's area, namely moving our boardbook collection to the new lazy-susan style shelf, and then shifting the Easy Readers and Book-and-CD collection to make room for the Juvenile DVDs --so, if you're looking for Scooby-Doo, My Little Pony, Frozen, or any other family favorite: check just around the corner!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

It's Harvest Time!

The fall always brings two things: empty houses while the kids are back and school, and delicious fruits and veggies from the garden. Check out our Back-to-School displays if the kiddos seem to be needing extra help or catch-up in certain subjects --and then warm up your kitchen on those chilly fall days with some of the recipes we're featuring on the pillar display this month.

Cooks are also welcome to drop off recipes at the front desk to add to the collection, and we can always make you copies of dishes you think sound tasty.

Other business going around the library, we have three programs coming up.

Monday Sept. 8th, Erin LaFaive, Horticulture Educator from the UW-Extension Office, will be available to answer garden related questions at 1 PM, here in the library. Find out to best prep your garden for winter, or harvesting techniques. Whatever you need to know!

 Join us on Sept. 13th from 1-3 for our Reading Garden Open House. Check out Andy's hard work and see what your generous donations have been put to use for. Enjoy cookies and refreshments thanks to our Friends of the Library.

Our second program to look forward to this month is visiting speaker, Curt Strutz. Curt works with the investigating team of Paranormal Generation, who can be watched on YouTube. He visited us previously in 2012, and all attendees had a great time! We're very excited to have him back again.
Other programs to be looking forward to this fall:
  • Fall Storytime: Fridays @ 9:30 AM.
  • Halloween Family Storytime, October 3rd (Costumes welcome!)
  • So You Want to Write a Novel, October 8th @ 5 PM. (New and old WriMo's alike are welcome! Learn about National Novel Writing Month and how you can get involved)
  • NaNo Kick-Off Event, November 1st @ 11 AM. (Games starting at 1 PM, Scrabble, Once Upon a Time, and Gloom, prompts, word wars/sprints, and chat with Wisconsin:Elsehwere WriMos!)
  • NaNo Write-Ins, All November Wednesdays @ 4 PM
More programs are sure to be added, so keep an eye on our Calendar and on bulletin boards around town.