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      April-May 2013 Edition
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In this digital world of information overload, sometimes finding a reliable source is a challenge. The library can help with that. Beyond books, beyond Google or Yahoo, the library offers a wealth of trustworthy and powerful online research tools. For instance, the Auto Repair Reference Center includes vehicle owner & repair guides, enhanced wiring diagrams, OEM Technical service bulletins & recalls, drawing and step-by-step photographs of more than 28,000 vehicles.  Instead of lugging around a thick repair book, this searchable database allows for the quick retrieval of pertinent and printable pages of information based on the vehicle, model, and year. Another noteworthy database is Consumer Health Complete certified by HON for trustworthy health information. Look up diseases and medications from simple fact sheets to scholarly journals. The library's online resources include genealogy sites like the Waushara Obituary Database; downloadable e-books and audio-books using Overdrive; and Learning Express Library which provides practice materials and tests for elementary school to college prep, GED, occupational specific prep, U.S. citizenship, and workplace skills improvement. And there are even more online resources that tap into magazine articles, newspaper articles, biographies, encyclopedias, and on and on. This month I'm encouraging people to take awautoma_holding_globe little time and explore the online opportunities available through the library. There's a surprising wide world of information there, right at your fingertips. Visit Wautoma Public Library's website


-Nicole Overbeck,

Wautoma Public Library Director 


Blue Ribbon Kids Day

"Come as a Family, Spend the Day"

On Saturday, April 6th from 8:30am-12:30pm at Parkside School is Kid's Blue Ribbon Day! Make sure to visit the library's booth. In case you missed Game Day, we will be wautoma_angry_birds_display playing Angry Birds.

Free Family Fun - Door Prizes - Exhibits - Refreshments - Family Entertainment - Chippy Express Train Rides - Dizzy D Clown - Bouncy Fun - Emergency Vehicles - Fire Safety House

For more info, contact Jan Novak at (920) 787-6600.


Flower Gardening Tips and Tricks by the Master Gardeners

Want to know how to make your gardens lush with bulbs from Spring to Fall, keep plants in pots outdoors over Winter and have an early start on blooms, and turn your leaves, grass clippings, and vegetable scraps into gardener's gold?   


Every Thursday in April at 7pm, come to the library because the Waushara County Master Gardens will show you how. Sign up now by visiting or calling the library! 


April 4th: Spring and Summer Blooming Bulbs 

April 11th: Tender Bulbs and Tropical Plants 

April 18th: How to Keep Your Pots Outdoors Over Winter and an Get Early Start on Blooms 

April 25th: How to Make Your Own Compost 


Lego Club is Back


Join us each Monday in April at 4pm to 5pm to dream big, build, and make friends at the second annual Lego Club.  Lego club is open for 1st to 5th graders.  Legos will be provided for, but the imagination and creativity belong to you.   


Each week our Lego Librarian Leader will announce a book-based challenge or theme that Lego Club members will then create.  We'll take pictures of your creations so everyone can see and enjoy your amazing Lego skills. We'll also display a few of the finished works around the library until the next week's date.


Then another theme/challenge will be announced and new legos creations made. While drop-ins are welcome, please call the library to sign-up at (920) 787-2988 or sign-up at the desk for planning reasons.


New this year: "Star Wars" legos, wheels, and doors!


April Celebration

National Library Week is April 14-20th and April is National Poetry Month. To celebrate, the library will be holding a promotion with Culver's during the whole month of April. Children can come to the library and receive a sheet to draw a picture of their favorite book or a scene from their favorite book. When a child turns in the sheet they will get a free ice cream cone coupon and be entered into a prize drawing. To begin the celebration, here is a Haiku to get your imagination running!


Let's unfurl thoughts
like a picnic cloth, our dreams
to be fairy food. 



Upcoming Summer Reading Program Line-Up: Events Not to Miss

Dig Into Reading  

Children's sign up for our Summer Reading Program begins June 3rd. Mark your calendars because you don't want to miss any of our wonderful performers!   


Wed. June 12, 19, 26: Camp Parkside Kindness Zone,
                                     Exploration Stations at 10:30am.
Thu. June 13: Daryl Rogers, Magician, Dig into the  
                        History of Magic at 5pm.
Thu. June 20: Black Hawk Folk Society, We Dig Music
                        at 4pm.
Thu. June 27: Ms. Frizzle and her Magic School Bus,
                        at 4:30pm.
Thu. July 11: Ryan Radke, Magician 
, at 4pm
                      (please note this new and
                       improved time!)
Thu. July 18: Susan Courter, Geologist,
                       Everyday Rocks, Time TBA
Thu. July 18: Mary Tooley, Art in a Suitcase, at 4pm. 


New Local Author Getting Published

As a new author and illustrator, Wautoma's own Karen Harvey - in collaboration with Merle Wolford - is very happy to announce the publication of their children's book Pau Pua and the Watering Hole. The book will be released by Friesen Press within the next few weeks.  For more information about the book or seeing or hosting an author's book reading, Ms. Harvey can be contacted via e-mail at musart1@charter.net or by calling (920) 787-9122.  


"This is a story for all children and the child that lives in the heart of each man and woman who would keep the World Earth a sacred place." -Merle Wolford


Reel Talk Movie Club

A new movie club is forming! On Wednesday, April 17th at 1:00pm the original The Manchurian Candidate will be showing. Then a week later, on Wednesday, April 24th, the remake of the same title will be shown. Join us for one or both events as discussions will include interesting movie behind-the-scenes, fun facts, and compare and contrasts. Adults only. Refreshments provided. 


What's Wautoma Reading Now?

Share what book or audiobook you're reading or 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 or reply to this newsletter with "Review Sheet" in the subject heading to have one e-mailed to you.

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

Review #1

Carol Van Dougen     wautoma_theorchard  

Carol enjoys reading: non-fiction, usually.

Book: The Orchard: A Memoir 

Author:  Theresa Weir  

Carol says, "This book reads more like a fast-paced novel than the true memoir that it is. It illustrates the difficult, dangerous, and yet hopeful life of apple farming. For this family, life meant exhausting, never-ending labor, continued personal sacrifices, and pesticide exposure. Yet this is also a story of the enduring power of love."  


Review #2 


Diane Hughes  

Diane enjoys reading: popular titles.

Book: Me Before You

Author: Jojo Moyes 

Diane says: 5 BIG STARS. A book you will want to read in one sitting, but you won't want it to end. Louisa Clark, a young woman, still living with her parents in a small English town, becomes unemployed. Because she has few skills and must help her family financially, she is forced to take a job as a caretaker for a quadriplegic, Will Traynor. Before his accident, Will was a successful businessman, adventurer and traveler. Confined to a wheelchair, he does not want to continue living. Thought-provoking you will put yourself in the characters' situations and wonder what choices you might make. Even though you think you know where the plot is going, it surprises you. The writing is witty; the story is hopeful, but heartbreaking. Have the tissues handy. This book would be a great movie.  


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


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Review #3


Erin Kant  

Erin enjoys reading: picturebooks and YA titles mostly.

Book: All By My Selves

Author: Jeff Dunham

Erin says: This book is about the life of the popular ventriloquist Jeff Dunham, how his refreshingly unconventional career started "thanks to a trunk full of dummies," and his rise to stardom. Dunham writes: "All By My Selves is the story of one pretty ordinary guy, one interesting hobby, one very understanding set of parents, and a long, winding road to becoming America's favorite comedian." Fun and witty, I loved how this book actually made me laugh out loud throughout my time enjoying it! 


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


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

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The library is always getting new materials to serve you better. 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!

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-Once Upon a Time, There Was You
by Elizabeth Berg 
-Until the End of Time by Danielle Steel 
-Six Years by Harlan Coben 
-Breaking Point by C.J. Box 
-Family Pictures by Jane Green
-The Most Dangerous Thing by Laura Lippman
-Health for the Whole Self: Daily Tips for the Body, Mind and Spirit 
by Cathy Duesterhoeft
-My Share of the Task: A Memoir 
by General Stanley McChrystal
-How to Build a 12x14 Hoop Greenhouse with Electricity for $300 by Jesse W. Love
-Three Sisters by Susan Mallery
-Ratlines by Stuart Neville
-A Memory of Light by Robert Jordan and Brandon Sanderson
-Standing in Another Man's Grave by Ian Rankin 
Young Adult

-Lincoln's Grave Robbers 
by Steve Sheinkin
-Bomb: The Race to Build-And--Steal--The World's Most Dangerous Weapon by Steve Sheinkin
-Requiem by Lauren Oliver  


-National Geographic Kids: Angry Birds Playground Animals: An Around-the-World Habitat Adventure! by National Geographic Society 

-The Runaway King
by Jennifer A. Nielsen
-Pete the Cat: Pete's Big Lunch by James Dean
-Splendors and Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz
-One Came Home
by Amy Timberlake
-Hold Fast 
by Blue Balliett
-A Trip to the Bottom of the World with Mouse 
by Frank Viva   

Day Book Club
The Day Book Club meets every second Wednesday of the month at 1:30pm. New members always welcome.
Evening Book Club
The Evening Book Club meets every second Thursday of the month at 7:00pm. New members always welcome. 
Apr. 11th - Defending Jacob by William Landlay  
Defending Jacob

May 9th - Book Club Movie Night

June 13th - A Sand County Almanac by Aldo Leopold

Yoda's Book Club

 The Yoda's Book Club is made up of 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders who gather three to four Thursdays each month. We meet from 4 to 5:00pm to discuss the current book, participate in activities that are pertinent to the story, enjoy a snack and share our joy of reading and the connections we find between our lives and those of the characters we come to know.
Books will be distributed at the first meeting.
All interested tween readers are welcome!!

April 4th & April 11th - The Puzzling World of Winston Breen by Eric Berlin (to complete our discussion and activities).

May 2nd, May 9th, & May 16th - No Talking by Andrew Clements. The book is thought-provoking, funny, and deeply wise.

Smashing Spiders Book Club

Books are for reading... not for smashing spiders! The Smashing Spiders Book Club meets on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month from 5-6:00pm. Anyone in grades 
6 or 7 are always welcome.

April 8th & April 22nd - Chomp by Carl Hiaasen


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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