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PO Box 74 - Suring, WI 54174
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Programs & Events
Welcome 2014! The new year brings new and exciting events and programs at our library. Join us for the fun!
Join us every Monday in August for Maker Mondays. These DIY crafting events will be in the Learning Center from 1:00pm to 3:00pm and are open to ALL AGES! Clicking on the photo or the dates of the event will give you even more information.
August 4th: Learn the art of Glass Etching. Please bring a piece or two of clear glass to etch. A word of wisdom, flat edges are easier to etch.
August 11th: Join us in making toothbrush rugs. Don't worry, we don't make them out of toothbrushes, we just just something similar to help create the rugs. This event requires registration by July 31st and costs $5.00 (you need a special tool). You will need a few yards of fabric to get yourself started.
August 18th: Mini Book Charms will be on our minds. Having a love of reading can now be proudly displayed. Join us to learn how to make these cute little charms perfect for necklaces and bracelets. Everything will be provided by the library.
August 25th: Let's have a t-shirt party and make Freezer Paper T-shirts! You bring the Pre-washed (light colored) t-shirt and the idea and we will help you put it on a t-shirt.
The library has a display of all the projects so stop in to see them. If you have any questions please feel free to talk to Amanda at the library.
Summer Reading Programs
Everyone of all ages is invited to join us this year for our summer reading programs. Children pre-k to grade 6 are invited to join us for Fizz, Boom, Read while everyone else can join us for Literary Elements. Check out our website or Facebook Page for more information.
Young at Heart Book Club
Are you Young at Heart? Then you are welcome to join our new book club! This book club is for anyone age 18 and over who feels young at heart. This book club is unique because we are reading only Young Adult novels. Now, don't you look down at these books. Young adult novels are just as complex in structure and story line as adult novels. This club meets on the Second Thursday of every month at 6:30pm at the library. You are welcome to join us... even if you have not read the book! Click on the logo to learn more!
January 9th: Seraphina by Rachel Hartman
February 13th: The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephan Chbosky
March 13th: An Abundance of Katherine's by John Green
April 10th: Sold by Patricia McCormick
May 8th: Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick
June 12th: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
Needles, Hooks, & Pins
Whether you knit, crochet, cross-stitch, work another needle craft, or just want to learn, bring a project to work on and socialize with other crafters. We meet at the library on the fourth Thursday of every month from 5:00pm to 8:00pm. Drop in and have some fun with us.
January 23rd, 2014 5:00pm to 8:00pm
February 27th, 2014 5:00pm to 8:00pm
March 27th, 2014 5:00pm to 8:00pm
April 24th, 2014 5:00pm to 8:00pm
May 22nd, 2014 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Movies @ the Library
Come to the library to enjoy a free movie. Doors open at 6:15pm and movies begin at 6:30pm. Use the back door marked Learning Center.
Thursday, July 17th, 2014: Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Rated G)
Based extremely loosely on the Stephen Vincent Benet story Sobbin' Women," Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is one of the best MGM musicals of the 1950s. Most of the story takes place on an Oregon ranch, maintained by Adam Pontabee (Howard Keel) and his six brothers, played by Jeff Richards, Russ Tamblyn, Tommy Rall, Mark Platt, Matt Mattox, and Jacques d'Amboise (it is no coincidence that five of those six boys are played by professional dancers). When Adam brings home his new bride Milly (Jane Powell), she is appalled at the brothers' slovenliness and sets about turning these unwashed louts into immaculate gentlemen. During the boisterous barn-raising scene, the brothers get into a scuffle with a group of townsmen over the affection of six comely lasses: Virginia Gibson, Julie Newmeyer (later Newmar), Ruth Kilmonis (later Ruth Lee), Nancy Kilgas, Betty Carr, and Norma Doggett (yep, most of the girls are dancers, too). Yearning to become husbands like their big brother, they ask Adam for advice. Alas, he has been reading a book about the abduction of the Sabine Women (or, as he puts it, the Sobbin' Women); and, in order to claim their gals, Adam explains, the boys must kidnap them--which they do, after blocking off all avenues of escape. Vowing to remain on their best behavior, the boys make no untoward advances towards their reluctant female guests--not even during one of the coldest winters on record. Comes the spring thaw, the angry townsfolk come charging up the mountain, demanding the return of the stolen girls (who, by this time, have "tamed" their men). A happy ending is ultimately had by all in this delightful if politically incorrect concoction.
Friday, July 25th, 2014: Little Big League (Rated PG)
A 12-year old boy inherits the Minnesota Twins in this baseball comedy that is aimed toward younger viewers. Young Billy, a normal twelve-year old, is nuts about baseball and knows almost everything there is to know about the game. He should, his grandfather owns the perennial losers, the Minnesota Twins. When grandpa dies, he leaves the Twins in Billy's hands. Naturally the players are skeptical, especially after Billy designates himself as team manager. But with a combination of guile, knowledge and determination, Billy earns their grudging respect and the team begins a winning streak. Initially, Billy reminds the team that baseball is supposed to be fun, but he soon forgets that as he becomes increasingly involved in the adult world of competition, management and team politics. His three friends are angered that he no-longer has time for them. Billy gets made when the first baseman starts going out with his mom. Eventually the burned out Billy must again learn how to be a kid.
Friday, August 8th, 2014: Divergent (Rated PG-13)
In a world where the population is divided into factions by personality types, Tris Prior (Shailene Woodley) is classified as Divergent. When she uncovers a conspiracy to eliminate all Divergents, she teams with the mysterious Four (Theo James) to find out what makes the powers-that-be so frightened of them. Kate Winslet also stars in this action thriller adapted from the novel by Veronica Roth, and directed by Neil Burger (The Illusionist, Limitless).
Thursday, August 14th, 2014: The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (Rated PG)
Ann Brashares' best-selling novel for young adults comes to the big screen in this engaging comedy drama. Carmen (America Ferrera), Bridget (Blake Lively), Lena (Alexis Bledel), and Tibby (Amber Tamblyn) are four teenage girls who have been close friends since they were babies (and even before -- their mothers all knew each other from attending the same prenatal exercise class). However, fate has dictated that for the first time ever the young women will be spending their summer apart -- Carmen will be visiting her father, whom she hasn't seen in years, Lena will be visiting her grandparents in Greece, Bridget is attending a soccer camp in Mexico, while Tibby is stuck working at a discount store. A few days before Carmen, Lena, and Bridget leave, the four go shopping, and while at a thrift shop they discover an unusual pair of blue jeans that, despite the fact they're all of different height and weight, fits all four women perfectly. The girls buy the jeans and pledge to each look after them for a week at a time, hoping they'll bring one another good luck as the girls deal with a variety of new life experiences, both good and bad.
A young girl learns to believe in herself and value her intelligence in this critically-acclaimed, family-friendly drama. Akeelah Anderson (Keke Palmer) is an 11-year-old being raised by her mother, Tanya (Angela Bassett), who was left on her own after the death of her husband. While Akeelah is a very bright girl, she's hardly a star student and seems afraid of acting like a bookworm around her friends and classmates. However, Akeelah's teacher sees genuine potential in her student and encourages her to enter the school's spelling bee, convinced Akeelah has the brains and the talent to win. Akeelah applies herself and emerges victorious in the local competition, but discovers the going gets tougher when she goes to a statewide bee, studying for the regionals under the aegis of strict English teacher Dr. Larabee (Laurence Fishburne), who consents to act as her coach A college professor who was a spelling-bee champ as a child, Larabee is a stubborn taskmaster who questions Akeelah's ability and commitment, but in time he develops a respect for his pupil and helps her prove her talent as she climbs the ladder to the National Spelling Bee. Meanwhile, Tanya feels intimidated when she finds the contests are dominated by children from wealthy families and privileged backgrounds, and argues that the competition may not be in Akeelah's best interest, believing instead that homework should be the one and only priority in Akeelah's life. It soon becomes apparent that if Akeelah has any intention of entering the national spelling bee championships in Washington, D.C., she will not do so with Tanya's permission or blessing. This marks the first onscreen reunion of Bassett and Fishburne since their Academy Award-nommed performances as Ike Turner and Tina Turner in Brian Gibson's 1993 biopic, What's Love Got to Do with It.