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July 2013  
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Car repair at the library
West side book drop
Donate your LEGOS!
Summer Hours
The library is open the following hours through Labor Day weekend:

Mon.-Thurs.  9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Fri.   9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Sat.  9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Sunday - Closed

Resource Spotlight 
start engine button Online auto repair

Auto repair tips from your library? Of course! OPL has two online resources to help anyone from the seasoned auto repair specialist to those who just tinker with their vehicles at home.


Auto Repair Reference Center 

Maintenance, repair, recall information for vehicles 1954-present.

Mitchell Auto Repair   

(for use in the library only) Diagnostics, repair information, service bulletins and wiring diagrams for vehicles back to 1974. Vintage information back to 1960.

Meet Michael!
michael mcarthur OPL welcomes Michael McArthur, a new librarian in the Reference & Adult Services Department. Get to know Michael. 
Monday Movie Matinees
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July 15 , 1 p.m.
Lower level meeting room
Teen Book Club
ender's game

Join the Teen Book Club for their next meeting on Fri., July 12. We'll talk about
Ender's Game, by Orson Scott Card. Check out the full book club schedule.
Teen Movies & Activities 
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A trio of movies join the lineup as summer fun for teens continues in July and August:

July 11 - Movie: Jack the Giant Slayer
July 18 - Graffiti Walk
July 25 - Teen craft
Aug. 1 - Movie: Chronicle
Aug. 15 - Grand finale event
Aug. 22 - Movie: Warm Bodies

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More summer fun!
May 28-Aug. 30


Summer reading fun continues in July. Participants of all ages are still reading for prizes and there are more great activities for children and teens. We've got dance parties, fantastic art activities, popular movies, book clubs and fascinating programs about everything from worms to butterflies to elephants! Check out the action-packed schedule! 


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Evergreen book dropNo hassle returns
Do you live, work or shop on the west side? You can return books, movies & music from the Oshkosh Public Library to our drive-up drop box, located at Evergreen, 1130 N. Westfield St. The drop box is located at the exit of the front circle drive at the Manor Building and is open to all Oshkosh residents. Map & driving directions. Evergreen delivers the returned items to the library daily. That's convenient!
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Need help downloading library eBooks to read on your iPad or other tablet? OPL has the following sessions scheduled on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. in July & August: 

July 17 - Kindle Fire

July 31 - Tablets (iPad, Nook Color, Nook Color HD, Samsung, etc.)

Aug. 7 - Kindle Fire

Aug. 28 - Tablets (iPad, Nook Color, Nook Color HD, Samsung, etc.)

Sessions run about one hour. Group size is limited to allow for plenty of personal attention. Call 236-5205 to register.


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Friends of the Library  
Next Used Book Sale:
Tues., July 30 

The Friends of OPL have shown unfailing support for the Oshkosh Public Library for nearly 50 years. They believe in the importance of the library at the center of our community and support OPL with volunteer work, advocacy and financially through their Used Book and Gift Shop sales. Learn more about joining the Friends.


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Library users value the services and resources provided by the public library, but have you thought about how much those services are actually worth? The cost of the books, movies and music you check out, of using Internet computers or Wi-Fi, or of securing a tough-to-find item that is available via Interlibrary Loan would be far higher if you had to pay out-of-pocket for these materials and services. Try the  library value calculator to see the approximate value of your personal library use and the return on investment for the tax dollars you spend on libraries. Support your library by signing up to receive  Speak Up for Your Library e-mails.
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OPL goes to the market


Catch OPL at the Oshkosh Saturday Farmer's Market. We'll have a booth at the market one Saturday each month to share information about all the exciting things happening at the library! We'll also have special giveaways and fun prize drawings. Visit us on these dates:

July 20 - Ask us about the Z - free digital magazines available from the library web site.

Aug. 24 - Library fun with a "county fair" theme.

Sept. 21 - Friends of the Library 50th anniversary

Oct. 19 - TBA

 Looking for LEGOS

Kids love LEGOS! So the library is starting our own LEGO Club this fall and we need your help to make it a success. The Friends of the Library
have gLEGO girlenerously donated funds for a "starter batch" of LEGOS, but we're going to need more to "build" our club. If you have new or used LEGO or DUPLO building blocks that you don't use any more, consider donating them to the library. We need basic blocks, windows and doors, wheels and green building plates. (Please note: We don't need minifigures, specialized pieces for specific building sets or other blocks that aren't compatible with LEGO or DUPLO.) Call 236-5208 if you're interested in donating.
Library blood drive 

OPL is partnering with the Community Blood Center to hold a blood drive on Thurs., Aug. 1, from 9 a.m. to noon in the library parking lot. Blood donations tend to drop during the summer months, but the need remains. To schedule an appointment call the Community Blood Center at 800-280-4102. Or schedule your appointment online at and enter the sponsor code: O040. Walk-ins are always welcome!


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