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We’re Refurbished

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By , January 15, 2018

 

We recently purchased a refurbished camera from canon.com after our old one faded away. The new one moved us from 8 megapixel  images to 20 megapixel. The pictures we take should be clearer. We also went from 4x optical zoom to 40x, so we’ll have “a closer view of faraway subjects.” By today’s standards this is a modest little point and shoot, but it should make a difference in the kinds of pictures we can take indoors, and having a working camera available rather than a camera that is thinking about working will make the experience of capturing our programming faces and fun more enjoyable! Today, we took a few shots just to figure out how the camera works!

Buffalo County Giving Tree Thank You

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By , December 13, 2017

A great big THANK YOU for your generosity this December! The 2nd Annual Buffalo County Giving Tree was a success once again here at the Library! Children from 5 months to 6 years old will receive hats & mittens, clothing, and gifts from community members who came in to pick a tag from the tree. The gifts were picked up on Monday and will be distributed to families this week.

 

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.

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