Greetings from the Oshkosh Public Library

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December 2013  
In This Issue
Magazine back issues
A winning partnership
Events for kids & teens
Holiday Hours
The library will be closed on Dec. 24 & 25 for the Christmas holiday. We will close at 6 p.m. on Dec. 31 for New Year's Eve and be closed all day on Jan. 1. Happy Holidays!
eBooks Spotlight

Giving someone an eReader or tablet for Christmas?

Print this certificate to let your favorite reader know that they can download free eBooks and audio books from the library all year long! 

Get the Advantage!

Extra copies of popular eBooks and downloadable audio books means less waiting for the titles you want to read! Learn more.

Monday Movie Matinees
Jan. 20 , 1 p.m.
Lower level meeting room

Featured Article
Now you can get back issues of your favorite Zinio online magazines free from the library! If you missed an inspiring story, a great recipe or a must-have fitness article in your favorite magazine, it's not too late. Try Zinio today!

Teen Book Club
Join the Teen Book Club for their next meeting on Fri., Jan. 3. We'll talk about Stolen, by Lucy Christopher. Check out the full book club schedule. 
Teen Action  Group (T.A.G.)

Join the Teen Action Group! T.A.G. is open to teens in grades 6-12 and focuses on improving library services for teens. T.A.G. members:
  • Suggest teen services
  • Plan teen events
  • Talk about teen books, movies, games and music
  • Help to spread the word about the library in the community
  • Share your opinions and give input about future plans for library teen spaces and services
  • Have a lot of fun!

Our next meeting is Jan. 18 at the library. Find out more.


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Final Celebration storytime: Dec. 20

Listen to fun holiday stories with your favorite library elves at the Elves' Hideout in Menominee Park. Stories from 6 to 8 p.m.


Share the joy of reading by donating a new book to a child in need. Books will be distributed by the Salvation Army to kids of all ages. Drop off books at the library or at Apple Blossom Books, 200 E. City Center.
Mitten Tree
Donate new mittens, hats & scarves for children to the Mitten Tree in the library's lower level, to be distributed by the Salvation Army at Christmas and throughout the winter. 



Community partners
A partnership with the Oshkosh Public Library is helping the Winnebago County Literacy Council in its work to offer education and opportunities that changes lives. Learn more about this important partnership.
Fun for kids of all ages!
Winter storytimes          
Bundle Up Storytime               Pajama-rama Storytime

Mondays (Jan. 27 -- March 3)       Tuesdays (Jan. 28-March 14)

9:30 and 10:30 am                     6:30 p.m.


Please drop in (no registration required) for winter stories and activities. All ages welcome.

Fun, tween-friendly craft programs at the library
Tuesdays (Jan. 28, Feb. 18, March 11, April 1, April 22)
4:30 p.m.
Open to kids be-Tween 4th and 7th grade with basic crafting experience. Space is limited; program runs about 45 minutes.

Come to the library for Friday afternoon chess games. Play informal games and meet other chess players. No charge to play and no registration necessary. Just drop in when you can and play! Starting Jan. 3.

book cellar

The Friends of Oshkosh Public Library would like to thank those who continue to support the library through the Friends Used Book Sale and Friends Gift Shop. Many thanks also to those who participated in the celebration of their 50th Anniversary. 
Next Used Book Sale:

A historic gift


Looking for that perfect gift for your favorite reader? These beautiful handmade book shelves are available at the Friends Gift Shop at the library. The metal ends on these shelves are from the original library building, which opened on Sept. 3, 1900. Perfect for cookbooks or your child's favorite stories. A useful gift that's part of Oshkosh's history! 


Coming soon!
Get a jump on the competition by reserving books from the library before they're released. Put a hold on your copy of Oprah's next book club title, the latest Robin Cook thriller or former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates' memoir. Take a peek at what's "coming soon."

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