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July Eclipse Program for Astronomy Buffs

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By , June 28, 2017

Learn how to be wowed by the first total eclipse in the continental U.S. since 1979!

John Heasley, Solar Ambassador, Teacher and Amateur Astronomer
Presentation: Sharing the Starry Skies
When: Monday, July 17, 2017
Time: Adult presentation is at 12:30pm / Children’s program at 11:00am
Location: Alma Public Library, Alma, WI

Read more about John in this NASA description:   Brief Bio


WisCorp Visit

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By , June 19, 2017

We learned a great deal about turtles!

Stephanie Hanna, WisCorp Education Manager, made a visit to the library and brought some friends! Participants in the Cochrane-Fountain City 4-H program were thrilled to find out about turtles made for water, and turtles made for land.

Alma Book Club 2017

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By , April 10, 2017

Interested in joining the Alma Book Club?
We meet April thru November (if the weather is cooperative)
On the 3rd Monday of each Month
At 1:30 p.m. at the Alma Public Library

This is a list of upcoming titles. It’s somewhat flexible, so check in every now and again!
17 April – The Hired Girl – by Laura Amy Schlitz
15 May – The Gilded Hour – by Sara Donati
19 June – The Shack – by William Paul Young
17 July – Hidden Figures – by Margot Lee Shetterly
21 Aug – The Nightingale – by Kristin Hanna
18 Sept – Flight Patterns – by Karen White
16 Oct – Moonglow – by Michael Chabon
20 Nov – Umami – by Laia Jufresa

Little Women – First Read of the Year!

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By , March 13, 2017

Monday, March 20th at 1:30 – Alma Public Library

Alma Book Club will be discussing Louisa May Alcott’s title Little Women at our upcoming meeting! Won’t you join us?

Little Women was originally published in two volumes. The first, Little Women: Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy. The Story Of Their Lives. A Girl’s Book was written in 1868 and had an immediate fan following. The second title, Good Wives was written over just a few months in 1869. Louisa May Alcott found fame and fortune with this creative work.

Enchanted Windows

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By , December 28, 2016

To kick off the holiday shopping season years ago, department stores (especially those in bigger cities) trimmed their windows with mechanical dolls and animals to attract shoppers. It became an annual tradition for many families to travel downtown, and to go from store to store to see the creations. It was inexpensive entertainment for children. New York City is known even today for its fantastic holiday window creations.

This year the library dressed our windows with this tradition in mind.  We hope you enjoy them as December comes to a close.

Playing Dress-Up With the Library Windows

Playing Dress-Up With the Library Windows

Pooh and Piglet Welcome

Pooh and Piglet Welcome

Attention All Wisconsin Writers 18 and Over

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By , November 20, 2015

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 for complete contest rules and information.

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