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America’s Birds & Beasts

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By , October 18, 2017

We’re adding more shelving and we’re filling those extra shelves with high-quality resources!

The Wisconsin DNR Wildlife Conservation Education Program has donated a nice variety of nature books for children and adults alike.  It will take some time, but we will be adding the titles to the collection.  Look for the Donated By label when you checkout a book and if you get the chance, help us say “thank you” to the DNR staff that are working up on 2nd Street!

Eclipse Glasses – Where can I get them?

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By , August 11, 2017

The library has been receiving requests from around the state for eclipse glasses, to view the Solar Eclipse on August 21st.  Sorry we are out! The American Astronomical Society has a list of reputable vendors of Solar Glasses: https://eclipse.aas.org/resources/solar-filters.

Reputable vendors sell glasses certified to meet the ISO 12312-2 international safety standard.  Want to learn more about certified glasses? Read more about eye safety at the AAS: https://eclipse.aas.org/eye-safety or visit the ISO: https://www.iso.org/standard/59289.html.

Sidewalk Science With UW-Extension

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By , August 7, 2017

The library has been focused on incorporating STEAM demonstrations and activities in the summer programming this year.  What’s STEAM? It’s education with an emphasis on science, technology, engineering, math and the use of art to design.  Annie Lisowski from the UW-Extension offered 3 Sidewalk Science sessions for pre-schoolers: sharing an experiment with vinegar, baking soda and food coloring, drawing houses and creating pet rocks!

Kids in the C-FC 4-H program created munsen ring fidget spinners using assorted hardware, while learning about friction and centripetal/centrifugal forces. They also studied prosthetic devices and learned about how they are used.

 

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.

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