MAY 2017

Spring into reading and let your imagination blossom!

A Note from the Library Director
Isn't May one of the most delicious months of the year? We remember what warmth feels like, how the lakes sparkle on sunny days, and how pretty the neighborhood looks when everything turns green! Wishing you quiet moments to read and reflect, and lots of helpers with your yard work this month!

Yours in Reading,
Betsy Bleck, Library Director
Did You Know?
Starting May 1, the library will be closed on Sundays through September.  We will reopen on Sundays the first weekend in October. 
The library will be closed Saturday May 27, Sunday May 28, and Monday May 29, 2017 in honor of Memorial Day.
News You Can Use
Evening with the Artist

Friday May 5, 2017, 5:00 - 9:00 pm

Join us for an evening with artist/library muralist, Anne Raskopf. Meet the artist and learn how she created the library’s new mural. Enjoy a glass of wine and light desserts, too!

Help Moms in Need this Mother’s Day by Donating to Movers for Moms. Movers for Moms®, 
sponsored by TWO MEN AND A TRUCK®, is a collection of Mother’s Day gifts for women living in domestic abuse shelters. Please help make Mother’s Day special for moms in our area.  Donations can be dropped off in the box located in the library lobby.
The library’s new “Lucky Day” collection includes high-demand books by popular authors. Library visitors now have a better chance of finding high-demand items on the shelves, ready to check out. Lucky Day titles will be available on a first come, first served basis to patrons visiting the library.
Start a life-long love of reading and learning with 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten.This free program encourages you to read 1,000 books with your child before the start of school. Register at the library circulation desk.
Need help with a mobile device or e-reader? Want to learn how to create an email address or apply for jobs online? Come with your technology questions and book an appointment with a librarian for assistance! Appointments are available on a limited month-by-month basis. Call extension 211 to book a one-on-one half-hour appointment.

Kids' Programs

Storytime is on hiatus for the month of May. See you for summer storytimes starting June 6!
Lego Club - Wednesday, May 3, 2017 4:00  - 5:00 pm
All ages are welcome to join us for this FREE club; however, LEGO Club is best for kids in kindergarten and up. The library supplies the LEGOs, you supply the creativity! No registration required.
Preschool Playtime
Saturday, May 13, 2017 10:00 - 11:30 am

Drop in for a fun time of imaginative play and sensory exploration. Things may get magical and messy! Best for ages 3-5.

Teen Programs

Bad Art Night - Thursday, May 4, 2017 5:00 - 6:30 pm
A freestyle craft event for teens! Everyone has access to a pile of ridiculous craft and art materials, including whatever Miss Caitlin can raid from the decoratives department at the secondhand store (Yikes!). The “worst” piece of art will win a hideously tacky trophy (of course) at the end of the night. Creativity encouraged… but not required. 7th-12th grade; no registration required.

Adult Programs

Positivity in the Face of Illness
Friday, May 5, 2017  1:00 - 2:00 pm
Julie and Gary Beyer will speak about Gary’s diagnosis with Inclusion Body Myositis, a rare and incurable degenerative muscle disease. They will discuss how they have dealt with the diagnosis, how they stay positive in the face of challenges, and how their relationship has changed and grown. Invisible illnesses impact many in our lives. Join us for an uplifting and positive discussion.
Thursday, May 11, 2017 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Books & Company brings us another wonderful author event, this time with baseball historian Bob Buege. Nestled between north Seventh and Eighth and West Chambers and Burleigh streets, Borchert Field was Milwaukee’s major sports venue for 64 years (1888-1952). Buege reintroduces sports fans to this rickety wooden stadium where, for generations, Wisconsin residents had a close up view of sports history in the making along with rodeos, thrill shows, presidential visits and even multiple eruptions of Mount Vesuvius.
Adult Coloring Club
Monday, May 15, 2017 4:00-5:00 pm 

Feeling stressed? Come relax, listen to music, and color! Adult coloring is a huge trend nationwide - come experience it for yourself and find out why! All supplies will be provided.
Naeim Rahmani: A Classical Guitar Concert
Friday, May 19, 2017 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Join us for an after-hours library concert with Naeim Rahmani. Originally from Iran, Naeim immigrated to the US as a refugee in his teens. He completed his Master’s degree at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee under renowned Cuban guitarist Rene Izquierdo. Naeim performs regularly in the midwest and around the country. He has also performed internationally in Mexico and Spain. In 2015, he was a prizewinner in competitions in the Northwest Guitar Festival and Competition, the San Francisco Bay Guitar Competition and the University of Louisville Guitar Festival and Competition. Naeim is currently part of the guitar faculty at the Latino Arts Strings Program in Milwaukee, a non-profit organization dedicated to encouraging the artistic development of youth in the community. We are incredibly excited to have him perform at the Oconomowoc Public Library! This event is free and open to the public. Visit for more performer information. 
Library Hours
Monday – Thursday:  9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Friday:  9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday:  School Year 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sunday: May – September CLOSED
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