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!

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. 

 

 

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.

 

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