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      February-March 2013 Edition
Welcome to Our Library's Very First Newsletter!

     Keep an eye on the Wautoma Public Library reader board to beat the winter blues with a wide range of activities.

     New this month, for students grades 3 - 5, please consider signing up for the tween February Book Club which will feature "The Strange Case of Origami Yoda" book-yoda by Tom Angleberger. In this book you will meet Dwight, a sixth-grade oddball. He is far from popular but does do one cool thing. He makes origami. One day he makes an Origami Yoda finger puppet that mysteriously starts to give out wise advice and shockingly correct predictions. This isn't your typical book. Nor will the library host your typical book club... this club is for fun! Chock full of laughs & crafts, it will take the "force" out of reading and put the fun back in. The tween book club will meet each Friday of February at 4pm. Sign-up is limited, so call 920-787-2988 or stop in today to reserve a spot.

     Ongoing programs include StoryTime for Tots with Miss Penny each Wednesday at 10:30am, two adult book clubs meeting on the 2nd Wednesday at 1:30pm and 2nd Thursday at 7:00pm of the month, and Genealogy Classes led by Dee Rechek of the Waushara Historical Society on the 2nd Sat. & 4th Monday at 1pm. These groups are open to the public and new members are always welcome. Please join us.

     And finally, don't forget that the library can also cure cabin fever with books, movies, magazines, online resources, and on-site resources (like Ancestry.com worldwide).


-Nicole Overbeck,

Wautoma Public Library Director 


Movie Day

On Saturday, February 2nd, the Key Club is hosting a movie day at the library at 1pm. Now, while we cannot divulge the name of the movie due to our movie licensing, here is a little bit about the family-friendly animated feature that will be playing....

Hotel Transylvania  

Dracula, who operates a high-end resort away from the human world, goes into overprotective mode when a boy discovers the resort and falls for the count's teen-aged daughter. This cartoon features the voice talents of stars such as Adam Sandler and Kevin James. 



Book Talk - Wisconsin Author Visiting Library

Wisconsin author, Pat Grahn, will be coming on Monday, February 25th at 3:30pm to give a presentation and book signing  about her book "586 Wautoma Grahn Book TalkPounds of Feminine Charm." Join us for this exciting event! 


Get more information about the book here.  



Angry Birds/Game Day

Wautoma Angry Birds Event Poster  

Get ready to get your game on!   


How to Check Out Titles on Your e-Reader

There are many benefits to e-readers such as having
less to carry while you're on the go, being environmentally friendly,  and that e-books are often cheaper than printed books. And did you know that you can download e-books from the library's website just like you would check out a book at the library itself? But what to do if you don't know how to borrow e-books? Use Winnefox's Guide to E-book Readers to get the help you need!


Computer Tutoring

Not computer savvy? Need a little extra help? Then make an appointment to have Nicole or Diane help you. Appointments can be made by coming in to the library or calling (920) 647-6040.


March Preschool Storytimes - "In Like a Lion For the Little Lambs"

Wautoma Penny Storytime
Each Wednesday at 10:30am we have Preschool Storytimes with Miss Penny. Kids have fun listening to stories and making crafts afterwards.
However, to let our storytime goers know, Miss Penny will be on vacation for the month of March. During that time, Miss Erin will take over her storytimes. Miss Erin is super excited and looking forward to joining the fun with wautoma-erin-fingerplay stories, fingerplays, drawing and magnet board stories, songs, dancing, and crafts. She says, "For March we will go in like a lion -- strongly charging and raring for fun -- and stay that way throughout the month for our little lambs (meaning the kiddos)!" Preschool storytimes are targeted at 3-5 year olds, however, children of any age are encouraged and invited to attend.


A Sneak Peek of the Summer Reading Program

Dig Into Reading  

This year's Summer Reading Program's theme is "Dig into Reading!" Watch this newsletter or our website for more exciting sneak peeks later on. For now, we are pleased to announce that magician extraordinaire Ryan Radke will be back on Thursday, July 11th at 11:30am! Mark your calendars because you don't want to miss this!  



What's Wautoma Reading Now?

Patrons! For every newsletter we are going to have a section called,"What's Wautoma Reading Now?" This is a space where librarians and patrons alike can share what book they're reading and audiobook they're listening to by writing a review! To be a part of the fun, pick up a Review Sheet next time you're at the library, reply to this newsletter, or e-mail to Ms. Erin at librarynews@wautomalibrary.org with:
* Your name
* What genres of titles you most enjoy (such as fiction, non-fiction, westerns, romance, sci-fi, mysteries, young adult, picturebooks, etc.)
* The book or audiobook's title and author
* 1-3 sentences describing what you liked or disliked (you may also include titles of similar books you have read)
* How many stars you would rate the title:

1 Star = Didn't Like It Wautoma Small Star
2 Stars = It Was Okay Wautoma Small StarWautoma Small Star
3 Stars = Liked It Wautoma Small StarWautoma Small StarWautoma Small Star
4 Stars = Really Liked It Wautoma Small StarWautoma Small StarWautoma Small StarWautoma Small Star
5 Stars = It Was Amazing Wautoma Small StarWautoma Small Star

What's Wautoma Reading Now? is open to all patrons, all ages, all titles! Here are our very first reviews!

Review #1

Diane Hughes   Wautoma Book Agenda 21  

Diane enjoys reading: current best-selling fiction, including historical fiction, and non-fiction that read like fiction.

Book:  Agenda 21

Author:  Glenn Beck with Harriet Parke 

An easy, short read.  Like 1984 and The Hunger Games, it presents a grim view of the future.  The book was actually written by Harriet Parke, a registered nurse who specialized in emergency medicine.  She wrote it originally as a short story but she was encouraged by her writing group to keep going.  Glenn Beck, an outspoken and frequently controversial social conservative, bought the right to call himself the book's author. 

It is a work of fiction-take the comments in the back with a grain of salt. 

The first paragraphs draw you in and you must continue reading:

"They took Mother away today. I was on my energy board when they came. They didn't knock. They just came in, men in black uniforms. Enforcers. I shut off my board and stumbled, hitting my hip against the metal sidebar. They didn't say anything but held up their hands in a way that told me to stop and not come any closer..." 


Review #2 


Mary E. Peterson  Wautoma Book Unstoppable

Mary enjoys reading: non-fiction, murder mysteries, and biographies

Book: Unstoppable- The Incredible Power of Faith in Action

Author: Nick Vujicic 

This is a book about a young man born with no arms or legs. It is a story of his struggles and trials and his journey to his deep faith.


5 Stars   Wautoma Small Star Wautoma Small Star Wautoma Small Star Wautoma Small Star Wautoma Small Star


Read more information about this title. 


Review #3


Erin Kant Wautoma Book Maze Runner

Erin enjoys reading: children's picturebooks, young adult, fantasy, sci-fi, and dystopian titles

Book: The Maze Runner

Author: James Dashner   

If you enjoyed The Hunger Games, then you should like this story about Thomas, a teen with no memory who wakes up on an elevator leading him to a glade contained by stone walls that only open during the day to reveal an impossible, ever-changing maze. Once there he finds himself with others that have lost their memories as well and who work each day on discovering a way out. This is the first in a trilogy that's followed by The Scorch Trials and The Death Cure.  


4 Stars Wautoma Small Star Wautoma Small Star Wautoma Small Star Wautoma Small Star  


Read more information about this title.     


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in Town

The library is always getting new materials to better serve our patrons. Here's a few of the items that are new in town and looking forward to coming home with you! Be sure to look for these and many others on your next visit!

Large Print

- Robert B. Parker's Ironhorse by Robert Knott 
- Brink of Chaos by Tim LaHaye and Craig Parshall 
- A Murder of Quality by John LeCarre (audiobook) 
- Harriet Beamer Takes the Bus by Joyce Magnin 
- The Buzzard Table by Margaret Maron 
- Private London by James Patterson 
- A Last Chance Christmas by Hope Ramsay 
- Collateral Damage by Stuart Woods


- Saturday Night Widows: The Adventures of Six Friends Remaking Their Lives
by Becky Aikman 
- Death of a Country Fried Redneck by Lee Hollis 

Young Adult

- Gates of Paradise
by Melissa De La Cruz 
- The Namesake by Steven Parlato 


- Artemis Fowl: The Last Guardian
by Eoin Colfer (audiobook) 
- Wildwood by Colin Meloy 

Day Book Club

The Day Book Club meets every second Wednesday of the month at 1:30pm. New members always welcome.

Feb. 13th - Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood
Cat's Eye Book  
Mar. 13th - Cane River by Lalita Tademy
Cane River Book  
Apr. 10th - A Dog's Purpose by W. Bruce Cameron
A Dog's Purpose Book

Evening Book Club

The Evening Book Club meets every second Thursday of the month at 7:00pm. New members always welcome.

Feb. 14th - Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghes
Cutting for Stone Book
Mar. 14th - The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein
The Art of Racing in the Rain Book
Apr. 11th - Defending Jacob by William Landlay  
Defending Jacob


Monday - Wednesday: 9-6
Thursday: 9-7
Friday: 9-6
Saturday: 10-3
Closed Sundays

Contact Information  

Wautoma Public Library 
410 West Main Street 
Wautoma, WI 54982 
(920) 787-2988 
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