Wisconsin Blue Books – A Treasure Trove of Information

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By , August 19, 2016

Published since the mid-1880s, the State of Wisconsin Blue Book is a standard reference source for Wisconsin information: population, history, election data, agriculture, industry and much, much more. But don’t let the details dissuade you. Lengthy feature articles on a variety of topics are a pleasant surprise in the middle of this muddle of minutiae.

“Wisconsin at the Frontiers of Astronomy” is one such example. Written by Peter Susalla and James Lattis for the 2009-2010 edition of Wisconsin’s Blue Book, the 87 page article (on glossy paper) includes over 80 photographs and illustrations that help move the reader through time, from the prehistory of Wisconsin astronomy thru the development of telescopes and observatories.

Wisconsin at the Frontiers of Astronomy

“Wisconsin in the Civil War”, written by staff from the Wisconsin Veterans Museum, and the Wisconsin Department of Veteran’s Affairs, is a 69 page treasure hidden within the 2015-2016 edition.  The article provides a historic survey from the precursors that lead to Civil War, thru to the care of the veterans that lived thru the war.

Wisconsin in the Civil War

The Wisconsin Blue Books can be read cover to cover online, through the UW Digital Collection.  Later copies can also be found on the Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau site.

UW Digital Collection – Blue Books

C-FC Butterflies and Caterpillars

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By , August 19, 2016

Marcie O’Connor recently provided a fascinating program promoting Butterflies and Caterpillars in the Buffalo County Area.  You can make a difference – with a few tips from “the butterfly gal”.

Making a Difference

Making a Difference

Drive-In Movie Program

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By , July 27, 2016

Little ones learned about the Drive-In Movies during one special Storytime Wednesday.  Children made cardboard cars, and brought a stuffed animal from home to share the experience.

Looking Good

Looking Good

Making Our Cars

Cars are Ready

At the Drive-In

At the Drive-In

Preserving Food

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By , July 27, 2016

Mary Johnson shared historic methods for preserving food with children in the C-FC 4H program recently. Children tasted mincemeat, and learned that foods such as pemmican were essential for survival before the age of the Frigidaire.

When Food Spoils

When Food Spoils

Helpers at the Ready

Helpers at the Ready

Sharing Pictures

Sharing Pictures

A Changing Library Board

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By , July 27, 2016

The Library is governed by a talented and enthusiastic Library Board. Thank you to Ione Timm who recently tendered her resignation as Board Secretary. Keep smiling and enjoy your time off this Summer!

A Busy Lady

A Busy Lady

Alma Art Adventures & C-FC 4H

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By , July 27, 2016

Kevin from Alma Art Adventures shared the joy with C-FC 4H kids during Monday’s library session. 

Outdoor Classroom

Outdoor Classroom

Using Found Tools

Using Found Tools

Adding Initials

Adding Initials

Distributing the Clay

Distributing the Clay

Sharing Ideas

Sharing Ideas

Listening and Learning

Listening and Learning

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