Hurry! Hurry! Wisconsin Academy, an independent, nonprofit organization is sponsoring the Wisconsin People & Ideas fiction and poetry contests. Wisconsin residents and students 18 and over have a chance to win $500 along with other prizes, and publication in the Wisconsin People and Ideas magazine. But you have to submit your work by December 1st!
From their website: “Founded in 1870, the Wisconsin Academy brings people together at the intersection of the sciences, arts, and letters to inspire discovery, illuminate creative work, and foster civil dialogue on important issues. We’re a key resource for informed and engaged citizens who appreciate the value of discovery and learning. Our goal is to foster a rich and lively creative culture that enhances our quality of life so that Wisconsin is economically, socially, and environmentally resilient.”
If this sounds like something you’d like to become a part of, visit www.wisconsinacademy.org/contests for complete contest rules and information.
The Alma Book Club is on hiatus, but members have scheduled two books for their springtime reads!
March 21st – Boys in the Boat by Daniel James Brown.
April 18th – Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin.
Readers will have plenty of time to check out these titles, and to imagine the fun conversations that will follow the spring thaw. The public is welcome to join in! Most meetings are scheduled for the 3rd Mondays of the month at 7:00 in the library – weather permitting!
The Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets is sponsoring a poetry contest for Wisconsin students grades 6 thru 12; junior division (grades 6-8)/senior division (grades 9-12).
- January 16, 2016 entry deadline.
- No entry fee!
- Prizes awarded in each division: 1st prize -$50, 2nd prize -$30, 3rd prize -$20.
- Winning poems will be published in the 2017 Wisconsin Poet’s Calendar.
Visit: wfop.org for full submission guidelines. Select “contests”, then “student contest rules.”
If you happened to miss the high jinks, ask for more information from any of the Alma Area School students, grades K-6. They will fill you in.
Children’s author and hilarious educator Katie Mcky (pronounced mcI) was a big hit at the school this week! A mixture of pumpkin playfulness, bear advice and leaf blower mania, is McKy’s recipe for success. A former midwesterner, and the author of Wolf Camp, Pumpkin Town, and It All Began With a Bean, provided writing workshops for all ages, as well as bookend presentations to begin and end a fun Tuesday.
McKy’s visit was sponsored by Parent’s Interested in Education, with a contribution from the Alma Public Library. To learn a little bit more about the author, visit her website: http://www.katiemcky.com/.
Thank you to the volunteers from Enhance Alma Inc. We were happily surprised when we met these characters at our door one sunny fall day!
We will be breaking in a new helper this season; an HP Officejet Pro 8630 color printer for use by patrons and staff!
The new user friendly printer will replace two small Kodak printers that are now in use. It will print two-sided copies easily, and will provide reliable color printing from staff and public computers, though the black and white HP printer that is currently in use will be the default for all print jobs.