Category: Programming

Friend of 4-H Award

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By , December 20, 2017

The Library is building relationships with children, parents and caregivers providing a variety of fun and creative activities throughout the year. We were recently recognized by the Buffalo County 4-H for our summer activities. The Winona Daily News ran the story, and an excerpt is included here:

“Rita Magno and Diane Wald of Alma Public Library received the Buffalo County 4-H Friend of 4-H award on Oct. 20 at the library. For almost a decade, the Alma Public library and its staff has hosted Cochrane-Fountain City 4-H after school students every Monday in the summer. This partnership has grown 4-H and provided an opportunity to build student literacy skills and retention during the summer.” (Winona Daily News – Oct 26 2017)

To link to the rest of the article, visit the Winona site – here!

 

Dressing Up the Tree

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By , December 13, 2017

Our tree had lost some of its shine after the gifts were picked up by the Buffalo County Health Department for distribution to local families, so Wednesday Story Hour participants came to the rescue! Diane Wald lead the efforts, helping kids and adults make the colorful stars, ornaments and the paper chain you see here.  Thanks everyone for lighting up our Lobby.

The Buffalo County Giving Tree is a collaboration of the Alma Public Library and the Buffalo County Health Department.

Lauren Pelon Makes Beautiful Music

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By , September 25, 2017

Lauren Pelon provided a unique program, The Living Roots of Music, at Wings Over Alma on Sunday, September 17th.  Performing music from around the world as well as her own compositions, Pelon played a variety of unusual instruments; some antiques, some reproductions and some modern. Her instruments included archlute, guitar, lute-guitar, lyre, recorders, gemshorns, cornamuse, krummhorn, schreierpfeife, shawm, rackett, pennywhistles, concertina, ocarina, hurdy-gurdy, bowed psaltery, Kiowa courting flute, eagle bone flute, electric wind instrument, MIDI-pedalboard and her voice! To see pictures of these instruments, and learn more about upcoming performances, visit the Lauren Pelon Musique Company site.

The musical program was sponsored by Wings Over Alma and the Alma Public Library.

 

Storytime at the Fire Station

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By , August 30, 2017

Have you ever wanted to visit a firehouse and see a fire truck up close? Kids in the Wednesday Story Hour were invited to visit Fireman Dave and explore an Alma fire truck!

Future Firefighters?

Buffalo County Royalty at the Library

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By , August 16, 2017

This week, the Alma Pre-school Storytime featured Buffalo County Dairy Princess Olivia Schlesser, and her attendants Katie Wachowiak, and Raeanne Bossert! Children enjoyed stories, a coloring page and an ice cream treat. 

 

 

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.

 

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