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106 Washington Ave.
Oshkosh, WI 54901

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January 2013  
In This Issue
Winter reading - teens & adults
High Hopes
Supporting Military Kids
Featured Article
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Welcoming Adeline!
You may notice a new face in the Children's Department.  She's our new children's librarian, Adeline Miller! 
Collection Spotlight

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Green Living

It is easy being green - with a little help from the Oshkosh Public Library's Green Living Featured Collection. Visit the library's 2nd floor to find books on renewable energy, natural landscaping, locally-produced food and organic gardening, green homes and building and more. We pull together the latest resources on environmentally sound practices into one convenient collection. Learn even more using the Green Living resources on our web site

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Monday Movie Matinees
Feb. 18 , 1 p.m.
Lower level meeting room
Tax forms @ the library
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Click here to find out which forms have arrived and learn about other valuable tax resources.
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Programs with local flair

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Monday, Feb. 25

6:30 p.m.


Oshkosh was once one of the important regional brewing centers of Wisconsin. Lee Reiherzer talks about the book he recently wrote with Ron Akin and the rich history of beer and brewing in Oshkosh. See pieces from Akin's amazing breweriana collection. Books will be available for sale and signing following the event.



Monday, March 25

6:30 p.m.

 faith & laughter 

This isn't a teen texting tutorial - it's a local pastor's humorous take on laughter as common ground between people of different faiths. We've chuckled at the Rev. Tom Willadsen's clever newspaper columns and witty repartee for years - join us for an evening that's sure to leave you laughing.   


 More upcoming programs and events for adults.  

Fishing for a good story? 

winter reading graphicJoin our winter reading program for adults and teens. Read any three books, submit an entry form online or pick one up at the library. Visit the Reference Desk on 2nd floor and claim a free book! Any questions? Call 236-5205. 
Storytimes warm up winter

Drop in for winter storytimes on Mondays at 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. and Tuesday evenings at 6:30 p.m. Stories, songs and activities fowinter dollsr all ages.
January: Winter is for the Birds
February: Loveable Me


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High Hopes
Something new for babies and toddlers!
Jan. 9-April 24

Sessions at 9:30, 10:15 or 11 a.m.


High Hopes is more than a traditional storytime. Parents and caregivers will learn how to start preparing children to read from the day they're born. Learn fun and easy ways that sharing books, singing, talking and playing can help to get a child ready to read. It's never too soon to start! Earn rewards for participating. Register for High Hopes (newborn to  

age 3) by calling 236-5208. Learn more


Friends of the Library  
Scholarships awarded
The Friends of the Library congratulate Emily Borchardt of Oshkosh and Aaron Raschke of Clintonville, recipients of the John V. Nichols Public Library Professional Scholarship. Click here for full story.
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Special promotion: Bring in a non-perishable food donation and receive a free book! (regularly priced books)

 Complete schedule of 2013 Used Book Sales 


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Click here to print this flyer & Dine Out for the Library!


Teen Book Club 
perks cover Talk about books, eat pizza and hang out. Open to teens in grades 6-12. Meetings are held the 1st Friday of every month at 4:30 pm in the Library's lower level Conference Room. Enjoy free pizza!


March 1 - The Giver by Lois Lowry


Supporting Military Kids
military kids collection The library now has a set of special resources for military families. OPL received $500 to purchase books, DVDs and other resources designed to help families with preschool children face the challenges of deployment and stay connected with loved ones who serve. It is part of the cooperative project, Wisconsin Public Television Supports Military Kids.
Stop by the library's lower level or click here to learn more.


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106 Washington Ave
Wisconsin 54901