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      February-March 2014 Edition
Welcome to Our Library's Newsletter!

Calling all 3rd to 6th graders! It's time to unleash your inner scientist and get excited about learning. The UW-Extension is hosting a great program of hands-on experiments during Science Nights at the Wautoma Public Library
. This program takes place every fourth Monday at 4:30 to 5:30. We started January 27th with awesome Ecobots! Here are dates of our other Science Nights:

February 24th: I Can Build a Robot!
   Construct a basic working robot from an NXT Lego kit. What can you program your robot to do?
March 24th: Let's Get Buoyant!
   Why do some things float in water while others sink? Let's get our hands wet and find out!
April 28th: Roaring ROV's!
   What's an ROV? It's a remotely-operated vehicle. You can build an ROV with a small team and then test it out in the water!
May: Break/Vacation for Memorial Day
   (If we decide to meet, we will announce it at a later date)
June 23rd: Roving Robots!
   Let's build some more robots and see what they can do!
July 28th: Color Me Green!
   What makes leaves green? Find out at the library as we make some cool prints with leaves!
August 25th: Solar Power!
   Come explore solar energy as we use it to pop balloons and power small vehicles!
September 22nd: Robotics Roundup
   Come check out this mini robotics competition. Never tried robotics before? Don't worry! This is for all skill levels!

Please sign up as soon as possible-- you do not want to miss out.

Another new, exciting resource for kids at the Wautoma Public Library is the online database Tumblebook Library. Tumblebook Library is full of animated, talking picture books with fiction, nonfiction, and foreign language titles. Read-alongs, e-books, puzzles, and games are found there also. The database is accessible with your library card. Simply go to our library website and then click Research to find the Tumblebook link. Any questions, contact the library at (920) 787-2988 or stop in today.


-Nicole Overbeck,

Wautoma Public Library Director 


Lonely Hearts Books

The Wautoma Public Library supports the idea of great readers and books getting together. With Valentine's Day approaching, the Lonely Hearts Books are seeking readers. Look for our adult and teen Lonely Hearts Book displays where you can join the fun in checking out a mystery book wrapped in paper so you cannot see what it is! Little clues are on these books in the form of blind date personal ads to give you hints of what is inside. A Valentine's Day themed bookmark will be given to anyone who checks out a Lonely Hearts Book. Also, for anyone who writes a small personal ad for a book of their choosing (forms are available at the library), their name will be submitted into a drawing. Prizes will be awarded on Valentine's Day.  


Movie Day

Thursday, February 6th is movie day! At 1:30 the Ron Howard film entitled Rush will be playing. At 5:00 we are showing Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2. Movie days are always on the first Thursday of the month and served with popcorn in the back meeting room. 


Scrapbooking Club

Unleash your inner creative genius! Every second Friday of the month at 6pm is Scrapbooking Club at the library. Work on any scrapbooking or crafty project that you like while making new friends, sharing ideas, learning, and having fun! Some supplies such as tape, scissors, glue, and construction paper are provided. Bringing your own supplies is fine. Use the meeting room door located at the back of the building if the library is closed when you arrive. For ages 18 and up.


Advance Care Planning Power Sessions

Thanks to Community Health Network (CHN), there will be free sessions on Advance Care Planning Power of Attorney for Healthcare held at the library. Call for an appointment at (920) 361-6777 or show up on any of the following days from 4-6pm:

-February 5th
-May 7th
-September 3rd
-November 5th

It's your life. You decide. Take advantage of this great opportunity. 



Miss Penny is going on her yearly vacation! So from February 26th through April 2nd, Miss Erin will once again be taking the reins. Interactive stories, fingerplays, songs, and crafts. Join in the fun! Storytimes are every Wednesday morning, starting at 10:30. Hope to see you there.


Super Storytime

Miss Erin from Wautoma Library and Mr. Kent from Wild Rose Library are at it again! A Super Storytime will be held at the library in Wild Rose on Saturday, February 15th at 11am. Stories, puppet shows, bubbles, fingerplays, songs, crafts, and more! Recommended for ages 6 and under, but all ages are welcome! To see Super Storytimes in action, "like" them on facebook.com/KantAndKent. For questions, call the Wild Rose Library at (920) 622-3835.


Growing Wisconsin Readers

Growing Wisconsin Readers is a program funded by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. Its purpose is to help teach parents how to read effectively with children ages 0-6. Look for pamphlets chock full of tips at the library or check out their website here.


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 everyone! All ages, all titles! Here are your reviews! 
Review #1

Tom Pawlacyk      

Tom enjoys reading: mysteries

Book: Second Watch  

Author:  J.A. Jance   

Tom says, "This is the 20th book about a Seattle cop. He's now older and in need of knee replacements. In a drug-induced coma, he flashes back to an old, unsolved murder as well as his experience in Vietnam. Jance skillfully inserts him into a real-life Vietnam experience of a person she knew in high school. The actual story of this veteran follows the novel, and shouldn't be missed."  

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Review #2

Diane Hughes      

Diane enjoys reading: new books 

Book: The Silent Wife 

Author: A.S.A. Harrison       

Diane says, "Jodi, a part-time psychologist, and Todd, a successful real estate developer, live the good life in a beautiful Chicago condo overlooking Lake Michigan. Their life seems perfect. Jodi knows that Todd has had affairs, but chooses to ignore them, as she loves their life together and knows that Todd loves her. She is in denial until something happens that will cause an undeniable change in their relationship. Jodi is forced to fight for what she has.


While this book has been compared to Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl, not everyone who liked Gone Girl will like The Silent Wife. There are similarities: Couples who have lived together for some time and have become comfortable--or have they? But Gone Girl has sharp edges, while The Silent Wife quietly flows


The writing is compelling and I found it hard to put the book down. It is an easy read of a little more than 300 pages. It has a twist at the end, which you might see coming."

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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! Click on a title to put them on hold or check them out on your next visit!
Young Adult   
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. 


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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