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November 2012 
Oshkosh Public Library will be closed on Monday, Dec. 24 & Tuesday, Dec. 25 for Christmas.

In This Issue
Check out a Kindle
Holiday giving
New wireless services
Featured Article
Kindle at Oshkosh Public Library

Check out a Kindle from the library!
Pre-loaded with classics and bestsellers, library Kindles are perfect if you want to try before you buy, or just try a different reading experience. 
Collection Spotlight

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Lucky Day Books

If you don't think you can get the hottest bestsellers at the library, today could be your lucky day! The tables at our front entrance are stocked with the newest, most popular books. Multiple copies and shorter loan periods mean there is always something new  there for our most avid readers! Come in and check out the Lucky Day Collection. 

Monday Movie Matinees
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Dec. 17, 1 p.m.
Lower level meeting room
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Sharing the holiday spirit
Don't miss these festive family events:
Christmas Magic
Special holiday storytime with a craft
Sessions repeated Dec. 10-18
The Little Snowgirl
A puppet show based on a Russian folk tale.
Dec. 11, 15 & 18
Oshkosh Winter Farmer's Market
Enjoy a special showing of The Little Snowgirl.
Dec. 29, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Celebration of Lights
Join library staff for stories in the Elves' Hideout
Dec. 7, 14 & 21Christmas Magic
Oshkosh West Madrigal Singers
Beautiful holiday music
Dec. 9 at 2 p.m.

Click here for all the details.
Holiday Giving
Help the library warm hands and hearts this holiday season:

Give the Gift of Reading: holiday mittens Donate a book for a child in need.
The Mitten Tree: Donate hats, gloves, scarves and mittens to our tree in the lower level children's department.  
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Wireless services @ the library
Wireless printing
Print documents or information from the web from an Internet-connected PC, laptop or other device - from inside or outside the library - to the printer on the library's 2nd floor.
Follow this link for instructions and information.

Ancestry wireless 
Library users now have access to in the library on their laptops and other wireless devices. Ancestry is a genealogical and historical research tool with access to more than 1.5 billion names and 4,000 genealogical databases. Available for in-library use only.

Call 236-5205 for additional assistance with these services. 


Dr. Patel
My Library Experience

Rina Patel, M.D., never really had much time to spend at the Oshkosh Public Library. But when she needed a quiet place to study, the library became a perfect place for her to pursue an important personal goal. Read more about Dr. Patel's library experience.

Friends of the Library  
2013 Used Book Sales
The Friends of the Library would like to thank the many book sale shoppers whose loyal patronage helped to support library programs and activities in 2012. Thanks to book sales and other fund raising efforts, The Friends have awarded the library $34,000 for 2013 initiatives. Learn more about this generous support.

Click here for the complete schedule of 2013 Used Book Sales conducted by the Friends of the Oshkosh Public Library. 


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Out & About Downtown  


Beyond our own lineup of festive holiday activities and programs, OPL's downtown neighbors have an impressive schedule of special events planned to help you get in the holiday spirit:

Dec. 1- Holiday Open House: Shop for gifts at Downtown businesses, visit Gallery Walk and take a carriage ride. 

Dec. 8 - Santa visits Downtown: Visit Santa, his live reindeer and elves. Holiday music, refreshments and carriage rides.

Dec. 15 - Brunch with Santa: Decorate cookies and make festive ornaments. Enjoy brunch and performances by the Oshkosh Youth Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Ensembles and Madrigal groups.

Dec. 15 - Oshkosh Chamber Singers: A Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols.  


Get more details about holiday happenings in Downtown Oshkosh! 


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