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Newsletter - Welcome to Fall!


I find myself in mid-September still trying to figure out what happened to August. Fortunately we have some great programs coming up to distract me from missing summer...

Those of you who stop in regularly know that I'm a critter person. (There's a reason we feature animal programs every summer.) So it comes as no surprise that I am REALLY looking forward to our owl program on September 24th. Birds of prey are fascinating, and having the chance to interact with three of them, right here at the library, is an opportunity not to be missed.

Green Lake's Harvest Fest Weekend is fast approaching, and with it the Friend's biggest book sale of the year. Our book sale volunteers have been very busy sorting and pricing and displaying the hundreds of donations that have come in just in the past few weeks. The tables are full and ready for shoppers on September 28 and 29. Heartfelt thanks to everyone who donates, works, and shops at these sales - the proceeds come back to the library in the form of programs and magazines, concerts and new books, movie screenings and LEGOs.

One final request as we celebrate September - it's national library card sign-up month. I know that you readers have that special piece of plastic that allows you access to knowledge and entertainment. But if you know of someone who isn't a library user, please invite them along next time you come. Once they see everything a public library has to offer, and at everyone's favorite price (free!), I'm pretty confident they will want to get a card of their own and join in the fun. A little piece of plastic that brings a lifetime worth of knowledge and entertainment at no charge? That's priceless.

Linda DeNell, Director
Caestecker Public Library

Thursday, 9/19 -
Story time for preschoolers, 10:00 a.m.

Thursday, 9/19 -  LEGO Club,  3:30-4:30 p.m. 

Tuesday, 9/24 - Night Tigers: Owls program presented by Rebekah Weiss of Aves Wildlife Alliance, 6:30 p.m. 

Thursday, 9/26 - Story time for preschoolers, 10:00 a.m.

Thursday, 9/26 - LEGO Club, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Saturday, 9/28 - Friends Fall Book Sale during Harvest Fest, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Sunday, 9/29 - Friends Fall Book Sale continues from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

And coming in October

Tuesday, 10/15 - Friends Annual Meeting and Program featuring presenter Kristia Wildflower , 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday, 10/29 - "Visiting the Beyond" haunted places program, 6:30 p.m.

Aves Wildlife Alliance Staff Presents  
NightTigers: Owls
Meet Rebekah and three of her native Wisconsin owls on September 24th.
We've got birds on the brain here at the library - with good reason! Aves wildlife rehabilitator Rebekah Weiss is coming to visit with three of her owl "educators" on Tuesday evening, September 24th. This hour long program will introduce participants to owl behavior and the adaptations that make these birds ultimate predators. We will learn how to identify native owls by sight and by sound, revisit some owl mysteries and myths, and get to meet them up close. It will be a great program for the entire family. Please join us from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Sponsored by the Friends of the Caestecker Library. 
Oh autumn, when our thoughts turn to Harvest Fest...and the Friends Fall Book Sale!
Friends Book Sales Have a New Online Presence at
 ABE Books

The Friends receive wonderful donations all year long, and once in a while they receive some truly special volumes in the donation boxes. They have, over the years, received books signed by the author, first editions of books by famous writers, "antique" books, and rare first editions from long ago. Instead of hoping that the right buyer comes along to purchase these treasures at our quarterly book sales, the Friends have begun selling some of these more valuable collectible books on the website ABE Books.

Rest assured, the vast majority of the books we receive will be at the sales, including our big fall book sale over Harvest Fest weekend September 28-29. There are thousands of books to choose from in the library's lower level, along with puzzles, games, movies, music, and audio books. It's nice to have the option to take these rare finds, though, and offer them to a wider audience and for a price closer to their value. In the end, the money from the internet sales comes back to the library as more programs and books and movies, just like their local sale counterparts. And we're thankful for added opportunities. 
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