Wisconsin Humanities Grant Received

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By , September 18, 2020

The Alma Public Library recently received a Wisconsin Humanities CARES Relief Grant in the amount of $1774. This relief grant was provided to the Wisconsin Humanities Council by the National Endowment for the Humanities program. The grant supports our general operating expenses for a three-month period ending October 31, 2020. 

The grant funding provided extra staff time to order supplies in, to educate the public on our curbside service, to learn about staying safe during COVID-19, to meet with others via Zoom to establish best practices, and to assist the public during these trying times.

Library Closed for Memorial Day – Sept 7, 2020

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By , September 4, 2020

The Alma Public Library will be closed and will not be providing curbside service on Monday, September 7th. Staff will be available for your call again from 8:00AM to Noon on Tuesday, September 8th. Have a nice weekend!

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

Get Your Stuff Faster -Sign up for Text Notices!

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By , August 24, 2020

Text notices are the fastest way for the SIERRA library system to notify you when your item is in. Sign up to receive your library notices on your cell phone! Most of the time, it’s same-day notification.

Get a text message when a hold is available for you.
Get a text message when an item you have is due soon, and you can renew with a reply.
Find out when an item you have is overdue.

To make the switch from email notices or phone notices to text messaging, contact us at the Alma Public Library with your name and library card number. We’ll get you set for success.

 

Feelings Thermometer – helpful!

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By , August 19, 2020

Homeschool Course – FREE

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By , August 12, 2020

Homeschooling for 2020-21? Sign up for this Gale course to learn more about it!

How to Enroll in a Gale Course –> Go to Gale Courses

1. Browse through the Categories or use the Search bar.  Click “Enroll Now” next to the course of your choice.

2. Select your course start date and click “Continue.”

3. Create a free Gale Courses account, or sign in to an existing ed2go account.

  • New Students – Enter your email address in the New Student area and click “Create Account.” Complete the “Account and Student Information” page and then click “Continue.”
  • Returning Students – Enter your account email and password and then click “Sign In.”

You will use your Gale Courses account email and password to log in to the My Classroom area to view your lessons once your session begins.

4. Enter your library barcode in the box labeled Submit.  Then click “Use Library Card” to complete your enrollment.

 

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