Friday, September 25, 2009

Nominate the One You Love!

The New York Times, the Carnegie Corporation of New York, and the American Library Association are now accepting nominations of public, school, sollege, and academic librarians for the I Love My Librarian! Award. Anyone can nominate a librarian online until October 9. Librarians will be judged on their quality of service to library users, demonstrated knowledge of the library and its resources, and a commitment to helping library users. The awards will be presented on December 3 at the New York Times headquarters in New York City. Winners will receive a $5,000 cash award, a plaque, and a $500 travel stipend to attend the awards ceremony. Let's have a winner from Wisconsin this year!

Back To Basics - Beginning Chainmaille with Diane Miller

Monday, October 5, 5:30 - 7:30
If you have never done chainmaille or simply want to make a beautiful sterling silver bracelet, this is the class for you!
Students will learn the basics of weaving with jump rings.
The skills learned in this class are foundational, and can be useful when moving forward into other chainmaille classes.
Skill Level: All levels welcome
Limit of 8 students per class.

Class fee of $43 includes enough argentium sterling silver jump rings to create an 8 1/2" bracelet. Students must bring a single strand clasp.
STUDENTS MUST BRING THE FOLLOWING TOOLS: 2 smooth jawed jewelry pliers; two flat nose OR one flat nose and one chain nose pliers.
Class sample can be viewed at Waterford Public Library.Class fees are non refundable and nontransferable.Call Waterford Library (262) 534-3988 to register today.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Look Who's Our Newest Lilbrary User

If you have a child who has just turned 5 and would like their very own library card, stop by the library with your child to fill out an application.

We will need a parent or guardian to show us their driver license with a current address for verification of identity. If your driver licese does not contain your current address, a photo ID and a piece of mail received at your current address will suffice.
Children of at least 8 years of age may also use the Internet with your permission. If you wish to grant them Internet permission, you will need to sign additional paperwork at the library information desk.
We hope to see you at the Waterford Public Library so your child can soon become a regular library user!
If you have any questions about our policy, feel free to call the information
desk at 262-534-3988.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

September Book Club Selection

Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer will be the September book club selction. Join us on Thursday, September 24.

The letters comprising this small charming novel begin in 1946, when single, 30-something author Juliet Ashton (nom de plume Izzy Bickerstaff) writes to her publisher to say she is tired of covering the sunny side of war and its aftermath. When Guernsey farmer Dawsey Adams finds Juliet's name in a used book and invites articulate and not-so-articulate neighbors to write Juliet with their stories, the book's epistolary circle widens, putting Juliet back in the path of war stories. The occasionally contrived letters jump from incident to incident including the formation of the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society while Guernsey was under German occupation and person to person in a manner that feels disjointed. But Juliet's quips are so clever, the Guernsey inhabitants so enchanting and the small acts of heroism so vivid and moving that one forgives the authors (Shaffer died earlier this year) for not being able to settle on a single person or plot. Juliet finds in the letters not just inspiration for her next work, but also for her life as will readers.