Category: Collection

Books n Book Clubs

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By , October 5, 2018

Alma Public Library is creating a collection of Kits for Kids that will help daycare providers and other caregivers have fun and educational learning resources at hand!

Public libraries are very involved in creating book kits for children and adults. Many school and public libraries purchase multiple copies of a title and circulate them as a Book Club kit. The Department of Public Instruction’s Resources for Libraries & Lifelong Learning program maintains a list of kits for adults that can be borrowed through interlibrary loan. There are currently 1791 titles on the list!  Book Club Kits

 

Badgerlink – Catch the Buzzzzz!

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By , November 2, 2016

The Library + Badgerlink can help you find the facts. 

Sometimes a topic generates a lot of buzz, and you wonder where you can go to get more information. The WI Dept of Public Instruction makes available an online resource called, BadgerLink. Available to all Wisconsin residents, it’s a tool that many people aren’t familiar with, and a worthwhile source of hundreds of magazine and newspaper articles!

Visit the Library if you have a need-to-know. We’ll help you use BadgerLink to find out more about health-related topics, the newest business craze, or even the latest clickbait.

{“From a historical perspective, the techniques employed by clickbait authors can be considered derivative of yellow journalism, which presents little or no legitimate well-researched news and instead uses eye-catching headlines that include exaggerations of news events, scandal-mongering, or sensationalism.” – from Wikipedia}

Outdoor Magazines from Alma Rod & Gun Club

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By , February 5, 2016

Rod&GunGift A big Thank You goes out to the Alma Rod & Gun Club for the 2016 Donation, for the purchase of Outdoor Magazines! Many are apparent in this photo.

The gift includes these titles: Backwoodsman, Badger Sportsman, Bassmaster, Deer & Deer Hunting, Field & Stream, Fur-Fish-Game, Guns & Ammo, Hunting (Petersons), In-Fisherman, Mother Earth News, North American Bowhunter, North American Whitetails, Outdoor Life, Predator Xtreme, Ranger Rick, Wisconsin Natural Resources, Wisconsin Outdoor News, and Wisconsin Sportsman.

Stop in to browse this collection, and other magazine titles purchased by the library!

Life Achievement Award – Guess Who?

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By , December 9, 2015

What do these films have in common?

Saving Private Ryan
E.T.
Schindler’s List
Jaws
Star Wars

The Alma Public Library owns them, they were directed by Steven Spielberg, and the music for these movies, and many, many more was written by composer John Williams!


With 49 Academy Award nominations, “Williams holds the record for the most Oscar nominations of any living person.” “Note by note, through chord and chorus, his genius for marrying music with movies has elavated the art form to symphonic levels and inspired generations of audiences to be enriched by the magic of movies.” (Sir Howard Stringer, Chair, American Film Institute Board of Trustees)

The American Film Institute will be presenting Williams with its 44th Life Achievement Award on June 9, 2016.

http://blog.afi.com/composer-john-williams-to-receive-the-44th-afi-life-achievement-award/

Growing a Cowboy Collection

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By , February 25, 2015

The family of Fred Linse recently made a donation to the library in his memory. This gift allowed us to purchase a variety of western stories in various formats.  Of particular note is the 2014 Spur Award winner for best western traditional novel, Crossing Purgatory by Gary Schanbacher, and two 2014 Spur finalists, The Promise by Ann Weisgarber (for best western historical novel, and The Hardest Ride, by Gordon L Rottman (for best western traditional novel.)

The Western Writers of America organization “annually honors writers for distinguished writing about the American west.” www.westernwriters.org

Other new western titles purchased with this gift include paperbacks, large print titles, hard and soft covers books, an Audio CD, and a children’s picture book, B is for Buckaroo, by Louise Doak Whitney.

The library also purchased ten Disney classics in DVD! Stop in and check out these new titles!

Fred Linse

 

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