Soldiers Grove Library News

We are open! Ceiling repairs are finished and we are back to regular library hours.

Ms Cecilia will resume Story Time Tuesdays starting today, 10/15, at 10am. Squirrels!

Have a wonderful Autumn!

~Cele

Cele Wolf, Director
Soldiers Grove Public Library

608-624-5815
Books Are Sunsational!

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Soldiers Grove Library Newsflash

Autumn Greetings!

We are getting the ceiling repaired from last winter’s ice damage, hooray! So the Library will be closed for two weeks, from Monday, Sept 30 through Sat, Oct 12th.

This week’s programs remain as scheduled:

StoryTime Tuesday, 9/24, 10am
Guatemala Now! Thursday, 9/26, 3-5pm (drop in)

Project Recovery Puppet Theater Friday, 9/27, 10am-noon

The book drop is always open for returns and if you have any questions or urgent needs, please call or email us during this time. Thanks for your patience as we fix things up!

Hope to see you soon,

~Cele

Cele Wolf, Director
Soldiers Grove Public Library

608-624-5815
Books Are Sunsational!

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Soldiers Grove Library News

Greetings Friends,

Here are some events coming up soon at your Library.

Story Time Tuesdays with Ms Cecilia, 10am
begins this week, 9/17, having fun with apples!

Guatemala Now! Peace Corps worker, Lily Engel will be available to chat about her recent experiences there. This is a ‘walk-in’ event, Thursday, Sept. 26, from 3-5pm at the library.
You are welcome to come & go as you wish.

Project Recovery Puppet Theater ~ Recovery is more than rebuilding
Friday, Sept. 27, 10am-noon

The puppet show will be followed by a paint splattering activity out in the parking lot at the Library. Project Recovery is a community-based program providing outreach, crisis counseling and support to communities impacted by severe storms, flooding and other natural disasters.

A Day of Writing in Ben Logan’s Driftless: Remembering the Land
Saturday, Sept. 28, 10am-3pm

Join instructor Catherine Young (MFA University of British Columbia) in this unique course in the Driftless Area. The course begins at the Soldiers Grove Public Library and will travel to the Log Cabin Village in Gays Mills, WI. Through writing prompts and exercises, aspiring as well as skilled writers will re-member land by creating a sense of place through writing. Open to writers of all levels. For more class information and to register:

continuingstudies.wisc.edu/classes/the-land-remembers/ (608) 262-2451
Please Note: This event has associated fees. It is a UW Continuing Education class and the library is serving as one of the locations for the course.

And don’t forget The Driftless Art Festival this weekend!
Sat. 9/21, 10-5pm, Sun. 9/22, 10-4pm
DriftlessAreaArtFestival.com
Food, Music & ART! What a joy, see you there!

~Cele

Cele Wolf, Director
Soldiers Grove Public Library

608-624-5815
Books Are Sunsational!

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Soldiers Grove Library Event

Hello Friends,

Coming up later this month at the Library, a UW-Madison Continuing Studies Course:

A day of Writing in Ben Logan’s Driftless: Remembering the Land

Join instructor Catherine Young (MFA University of British Columbia) in this unique course in the Driftless Area. The course begins at the Soldiers Grove Public Library and will travel to the Log Cabin Village in Gays Mills, WI. Through writing prompts and exercises, aspiring as well as skilled writers will re-member land by creating a sense of place through writing. Open to writers of all levels. For more class information and to register:

continuingstudies.wisc.edu/classes/the-land-remembers/
(608) 262-2451

Please Note: This event has associated fees. It is a UW Continuing Education class and the library is serving as one of the locations for the course.

Hope you can take this wonderful opportunity!

~Cele

Cele Wolf, Director
Soldiers Grove Public Library

608-624-5815
Books Are Sunsational!

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Soldiers Grove Library News

Summer Greetings Everyone!

Just a reminder that TOMORROW

Tuesday, July 23, 10am-11:30

Dan Nedrelo, Critter Man
The Gays Mills and Soldiers Grove Public Libraries are happy to bring Dan Nederlo: Critter Man to a creek side near you. Dan will bring several small mammals, reptiles, and amphibians for a hands-on experience you won’t want to miss. What better way to learn about the wild animals in our region than to get to see, feel, hear, and even smell them up close? The event will take place near the creek in Peterson Park, 103 Sunbeam Blvd E, which is behind Burkum’s Hardware in Soldiers Grove, or in the Soldiers Grove Library if it’s raining.

And next week:
Award-winning band leader and accordionist Mike Schneider brings his ‘Pint Size Polkas’ to the Community Room at the CCC in Gays Mills. This fun-filled 45-minute show will have kids of all ages laughing, moving and learning with Mike’s unique blend of magic, humor, and wonderful polka music. The show is titled ‘Music and Magic from the Polkaverse’ so we’ll be learning about our universe and space travel. Go to www.pintsizepolkas.com/video_2019.htm for a sneak-peek. This FREE event is co-sponsored by the Soldiers Grove and Gays Mills Public Libraries.

See you soon!

Cele & Sarah

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Soldiers Grove Library News

Greetings Friends,

Summer is in full swing and we have some fun and family friendly events for all ages coming up this month. We hope you can join us.

Tuesday, July 16, 10am
Drama Workshop for Kids
The Platteville Summer Arts Festival is excited to continue their tradition of visiting local libraries with actors from their summer production and this year it’s called Big Fish. These talented folks bring an interactive workshop for children ages 5 and up, that includes hearing a "tall tale" and learning a choreographed dance as well as creating stories.

Thursday, July 18, 5:30pm, outside in the Library Courtyard, inside if raining
"Bugs, Diseases, Watering – What’s Bugging You?"
Crawford County Master Gardener Julie Hazen, of the UW-Extension Master Gardener Program brings a comprehensive approach to garden pest control using multiple tactics to reduce damage and risk. Julie suggests bringing a lawn chair, bug spray and any questions you may have.

Tuesday, July 23, 10am

Critter Man, Dan Nedrelo,
Peterson Park, by the creek behind Burkum’s Hardware, or library if rain
Back by popular demand, Dan and his animal friends await all the adventurers out there who want to have some hands-on fun with small mammals, reptiles and amphibians.

Tuesday, July 30, 4:30pm, Gays Mills Public Library
Music and Magic in the Polka-Verse!
We are happy to be collaborating with the Gays Mills Library on some programs this year. So join us there for a lively time with accordionist Mike Schneider of Clinton, WI. Mike’s program includes music, magic, comedy and get-up-and-go fun for all ages.

Months of July & August
Mobile Makerspace at the Library

Explore the world of movie-making, cartoons & music

Hope to see you soon!
Cele & Sarah

Cele Wolf, Librarian Director
Soldiers Grove Public Library
608-624-5815

Books Are Sunsational!

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Geology Program! Thursday, June 6, 6pm

Hello, Just a reminder that tomorrow will be the Driftless Geology program with Rockman Phil Burgess, at 6pm in the Library. Phil will have some pieces from his collection to show and he invites folks to bring a mystery rock of their own for him to identify. Hope you can attend this fun and informative program!

~Cele

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Soldiers Grove Library News

Hello Friends,

We have an amazing local rock find on display at the library right now, which made me think of having a program about our local geology. Rick Redfield suggested I contact Phil Burgess, who agreed to give a talk, and Rick was kind enough to write this about the event:

Come to the Soldiers Grove Library on Thursday, June 6 at 6pm and meet an outstanding local expert in geology, "Rockman" Phil Burgess, for a fascinating session on the geologic history of our region. Phil is an amazing resource, with a passion for science, especially geology and meteorology. Delighting in our local geologic treasures, he has a renowned personal collection of fossils and rocks that he has amassed and documented over the years. Through his stories we will learn much about the ancient history of the Driftless Region we call home.
All participants are invited to bring their favorite "mystery" rock or fossil finds and Phil will explain them to you."

Hope to see you there!~Cele

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Soldiers Grove Library News

Hello Friends,

Spring is in full swing and things are happening at the Library!

Driftless Writing Center Project: Affected by the flood? Share your story.
Stories From the Flood Wokshops Tuesday & Thursday, May 7 & 9 from 5-7pm
Volunteers from the Driftless Writing Center will introduce you to the project and help you record your story in written, audio, or video form. Participating in a story workshop does not mean you have to share your story. It’s up to you. We will ask for your permission in writing before making your story public.

Visit www.WisconsinFloodStories.org for more info.

Story Time with Ms Cecilia Tuesday mornings at 10am
Stories, songs, games, crafts & snack!

More details to come: Geology program with rock star Phil Burgess, Space program with John Heasley, of the memorable Solar Eclipse 2017 show here…stay tuned!

And Enjoy the Sunshine!
~Cele

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SG Library short note

Hello Friends,

You may have heard that the Library took in some water recently. Just to let you know, thanks to a quick response by volunteers and staff covering shelves,

moving furniture & artwork, nothing inside was damaged as water leaked in through the ceiling due to an ice jam above the children’s area. The dripping has stopped and things are back to normal. Repairs will begin when things dry up completely.
Happy Spring!

~Cele

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