Category: Programming

Congratulations Summer Reading Challenge Participants!

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By , August 19, 2021

Congratulations to everyone who participated in the Summer Reading Challenge! June 14th thru August 16th we shared books and fun incentives with 57 Challenge participants, and today we pulled the names of eight final prize winners!

Healthy Living Presentation for 4H Afterschool Program

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By , July 12, 2021

Intern Ryan Gregory provided a healthy foods demonstration for the 4H Afterschool program today. Children asked questions, added comments, watched the demonstration and sampled the food! Alma Public Library sponsored the event at the Cochrane-Fountain City School. The Winding Rivers Library System hired Ryan this summer through the Wisconsin Area Health Education Center, Community Health Internship Program. Ryan is working with a number of libraries in the system. 

Badger Talks Live- Hand Papermaking Session

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By , October 14, 2020

Badger Talks Live is a Facebook Live series intended to pleasantly distract, help you cope and stay engaged during these challenging times. 

Join us for Badger Talks LIVE

Wednesday, October 21 at Noon

Hand Papermaking: Fine Craft, Art and Community Catalyst

Mary Hark, Professor of Textile Design and Hand Papermaking at UW-Madison, is an artist who works collaboratively with Fine Press Book Designers designing and producing editions of handmade paper specific to particular book projects; she produces artworks, intended for exhibit that make use of her handmade papers and textiles; and she brings her hand papermaking practice to communities both in the US and in West Africa. Mary will explain the process of hand papermaking and share stories from her multifaceted creative practice.

Amish in Wisconsin – Virtual talk

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By , August 26, 2020
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Join us for Badger Talks LIVE
a Facebook Live series intended to pleasantly distract, help you cope and stay engaged during these challenging times.

Tuesday, September 1 at Noon 
The Amish in Wisconsin 

Professor Mark Louden will present on one of America’s most familiar yet widely misunderstood religious groups, the Amish. A practicing Mennonite himself, Mark will address central aspects of Amish life and the Christian faith that anchors it, with a special emphasis on communities in Wisconsin, which has the fourth-largest population of any U.S. state. After the presentation, Mark will welcome the chance to answer any questions.

Mark Louden is a linguist who received his training in Germanic linguistics at Cornell University. A fluent speaker of Pennsylvania Dutch, he has published extensively on this language and other German-American varieties, as well as Yiddish. In addition to his position as the Alfred L. Shoemaker, J. William Frey, and Don Yoder Professor of Germanic Linguistics, he directs the Max Kade Institute for German-American Studies and is affiliated with the Religious Studies Program, the Mosse/Weinstein Center for Jewish Studies, and the Language Sciences Program. He serves as an interpreter and cultural mediator for Amish in multiple settings.

 This virtual talk will take place on the UW Connects Facebook page here.  

Can’t catch the live talks? Check out past talks here

Constellations Live – Webcast Jul 28, 2020 3:00pm

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By , July 17, 2020

July Astronomy Zoom Presentation Cancelled

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By , July 17, 2020

John Heasley’s July Astronomy presentation has been cancelled.

Watch for upcoming astronomy presentations available thru NASA’s STAR net Sky Stories program.

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