Programs & Events

Oconto County Reads

Oconto County ReadsFor the first time all six Oconto County libraries are getting together to do one big reading program and you are invited to be a part of it. The libraries are encouraging everyone to read June Melby's book My Family and Other Hazards: A Memoir before she comes to the Oconto Falls PAC on September 26, 2015 at 6:00pm. This event is open to everyone and FREE! The Suring Area Public Library will be doing events leading up to June's visit. Check back often for more information.

About June…June Melby is a writer and performer with an MFA in Nonfiction Writing from the University of Iowa. Her work has appeared in The Utne Reader, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Water~Stone Review, Versal, the LA Weekly, National Lampoon Magazine, and Kaffee.Satz.Lesen, Hamburg, Germany. Awards include Writing Fellow at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts|; and International Artist Award and residency from the City of Hamburg Kulturbehorde (Cultural Affairs Department).

As a performance poet, she has appeared in NYC at Bar 13, CBGB's, The Knitting Factory, and the Nuyorican; festivals including Bumbershoot, Seattle Poetry Festival, and the Las Vegas Arts Festival. Museums include UCLA Hammer Museum and the San Diego Museum of the Living Artist. She has also featured in four tours in Europe including the cities of Edinburgh, London, Munich, The Hague, Frankfurt, Hamburg, and Bonn, among others. She has three books of poetry, including Tub Toys, a collection published both in the U.S. and in Germany. 

She is the voice of the alien "Bang" in the Warner Brothers film Space Jam with Michael Jordan. She worked as a stand-up comedian in LA before moving back to the Midwest, and currently lives in a log cabin in the woods with her husband and a 20 pound cat named Ferdinand Magellan.

Potato Chip Taste Test

Everyone is invited to come on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 1:30pm for a Taste Test of Potato Chips. This blind taste test will allow you to help decide what is the best potato chip out there!


You have had your say and the winners have been announced. Now it's time to read them! We hope you enjoy these wonderful books!

Each book is Linked to InfoSoup so you can learn about the book and even put them on hold!

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2015 Friends Events:

April 30-May 2: Annual Rummage Sale
August (Date TBA): Pie & Ice Cream Social

Labor Day Weekend: Annual Book Sale
October (Date & Time TBA): Cemetery Walk at Pleasant Hills Cemetery

October 15-November 15: Love Light Sale
‚ÄčNovember 21 (Tentative): Love Lights Reception

Bookmark Design Contest

The Winner of the 2015 Bookmark Design Contest is Madison Vandevelde! Stop in to pick up your own copy of the beautiful bookmark!