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FEBRUARY 2018 NEWSLETTER

Book love is something like romantic love. We are reading a really great book, burdens feel lighter, cares seem smaller ~ Steve Leveen
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A Note from the Library Director
In February, the Oconomowoc Public Library is partnering with other libraries in Waukesha and Jefferson counties to show our communities how libraries transform lives. Libraries Transform highlights the transformative nature of today’s libraries and illustrates the critical role libraries play in the digital age. Today’s libraries are no longer about what libraries have for people, but what libraries do with people. Libraries of all kinds add value to our communities by supporting education, employment, entrepreneurship, empowerment and engagement. We offer the physical tools, space, and opportunities necessary for anyone to learn, succeed, and grow. Libraries transform lives. Stop by any Waukesha or Jefferson County library to find out how we can transform yours. Visit oconomowoclibrary.org/libraries-transform for more information.
Did You Know?
  • February is Library Lovers Month!
  • More people visited a Waukesha County library than attended a Packers game last year 
  • For every $1 invested in Wisconsin libraries, $4 return to our communities 
  • 1 card gets you over 2,000,000 items 
  • You can borrow more than you can buy 
  • Libraries are at the heart of our communities—a resource for people of any age to find what they need to help make their lives better
News Yo Can Use
Through a series of special programs in February, the libraries in Waukesha and Jefferson Counties will show how libraries transform communities. View the full Calendar of Events online. You will be entered in a prize drawing if you attend programs at 3 or more libraries in Jefferson or Waukesha counties. You can pick up a copy of our brochure at any Bridges library or local business. You can also print a copy. Take the brochure with you when you attend programs. Library staff will initial the Passport and you will be entered in the drawing.


How has the library changed your life? Share a few sentences about what your library means to you. Share Your Story
Join us for our featured program: 
Not Just for the Birds
Saturday, February 24, 201810:00am - 11:00am
All ages welcome! 
Meet Dakota, the great horned owl, and other birds from the Wildlife in Need Center! Learn about these amazing avian ambassadors and Wisconsin wildlife rehabilitation. This presentation is part of the Bridges Library System February 2018 Libraries Transform campaign.
READ posters featuring local celebrities were created as part of our February 2018 Libraries Transform campaign. Check out all of our community READ posters on at the library!


Storytimes
Enjoy stories, songs, and a puppet show! FREE! No registration required! Everyone is welcome to join the fun!
 

Toddler Time
(19-35 mo.)
Tuesdays & Wednesdays
10:00 am

Move & Groove
(36 mo. and up)

Tuesdays
11:00 am

Baby & Lapsit
(18 mos. and under)

Wednesdays
9:00 am

Planet Pre-K
(36 mo. and up)

Wednesdays
11:00 am
Toddler Time & Planet Pre-K Themes - 
  • For the Birds - Tuesday, February 6 and Wednesday, February 7, 2018
    Fly with our feathered friends at our first February storytime! What fun!  
  • I Love My Pet - Tuesday, February 13 and Wednesday, February 14, 2018
    On the week of Valentine’s Day, we celebrate the love between our animal friends and us.  
  • NO STORYTIME FEBRUARY 20 AND 21, 2018
  • Let's Celebrate! - Tuesday, February 27 and Wednesday, February 28, 2018
    Festivals! Parades! Celebrations! Enjoy music, fun, and dancing at this week’s storytime.  
Move & Groove Storytime 
Tuesday, February 6, February 13, and February 27, 2018 11:00am - 11:30am  

Feeling the need to shake your sillies out? Join us for Move & Groove Storytime! This special storytime is best for ages 3-5, but the whole family can come and join in the fun!
Baby & Lapsit Storytime
Wednesday, February 7, February 14, and February 28, 2018 9:00am - 9:30am  
 
Let’s read some stories, bounce to rhymes and songs, and play with our friends! For ages 0-18 months with a caregiver.
Move & Groove Storytime at Shorehaven
Monday February 12, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Join the library in an event of caring and sharing with our friends at Shorehaven! This intergenerational storytime will feature plenty of moving, shaking, singing, and reading, all in the spirit of being together in our community. We always end storytime with a simple craft to share with our Shorehaven friends. Best for ages 3-5; all are welcome.
Saturday Storytime
Saturday, February 17, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am
Join us for a morning of storytime fun with books, rhymes, music, and an activity! Ages 0-5.
Wednesday, February 7, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm 
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.
Little Hands Workshop
Tuesday, February 27, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Hands-on learning and play for young children! Filled with sensory activities, play literacy, and more, these workshops feature fun learning and developmental experiences. For ages 0-5 years.
Tween Programs - Ages 8-12
Tech & Tinker: Light-up Valentines & Dancing Conversation Hearts
Wednesday, February 14, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Get hands-on with fun tech! The Tech & Tinker program gives tweens the opportunity to demo, create, and learn how to use different kinds of tech, featuring something new every month. Ages 8-12. 
The Griffins' Bookshelf
Wednesday, February 21, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Love reading fantasy? Join others like yourself at this mythical, magical book group, just for fantasy lovers! There’s no required reading to attend the monthly meetings. Participants will enjoy a snack, games and activities, recommendations and reviews of brand new fantasy titles, and much discussion and debate about favorite books, of course! Ages 9-12; no registration required.
Teen Programs - 7th-12th Grade
Teen Game Space
Thursday, February 8, 2018 
6:00pm - 7:30pm

Calling gamers of all kinds! Hang out at the library and play games of all sorts. Enjoy a snack provided by the library!
Teen Anime Club
Thursday, February 15, 2018
6:00pm - 7:30pm

Fan of all things anime? Come chat and chew with like-minded anime lovers at the library! 
Stranger (Library) Things
Saturday, February 10, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Enjoy an evening in the In Between with some Stranger Things quizzes, trivia, crafts, and waffle bar. No registration required. 
Teen Advisory Board
Monday, February 12, 2018 4:00pm - 5:00pm
What programs would you like to see at the library? Can we come up with some fun, new displays? How do you get more volunteer hours AND have fun? As always, great ideas need brain food, so snacks are included! 
Filmless Film Club
Tuesday, February 13 and February 27, 2018 3:30pm - 5:00pm
A fan of film? Interested in what it takes to create a film, from start to finish? Our Filmless Film Club meets every other Tuesday from 3:30-5 pm, and writes, directs, acts in, and edits their own films. Join fellow teen filmmakers, and lend (and grow) your expertise in the field of film. No registration required. 
Dungeons, Dragons, and Donuts
Thursday, February 22, 2018 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Interested in Dungeons & Dragons but need a place to play? Bring your group to or find a new one at the library! Use the library space and D&D resources to run sessions. New to D&D? We have what you need to get started. The library will also supply donuts and juice. Ages 12-18. No registration required.
Awards Night
Friday, March 2, 2018 3:30pm - 5:30pm
The Oscars are coming up, but why should movies get all the fun? Starting on February 5, vote in the library or on our webpage for your favorite books in different categories. Then get yourself all glammed up, and drop in for delectable drinks and fancy snacks to hear the winners announced, followed by a viewing of an Academy Award-nominated film. No registration required. 
Adult Programs
Movie Matinee
Mondays 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Join us every Monday in January at noon as we celebrate African American History Month.

Selma
February 5

Loving
February 12

Race
February 26

Drop In Genealogy Help
Monday, February 5, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Stop by with your basic genealogy questions, use one of our computers to do some research, and see what resources the library has available for you!
Monday, February 12, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Make flowers for your valentine that will last.
Adult Coloring Club
Monday, February 19, 2018 4:00pm - 5:30pm
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. 
Introduction to eBooks and Overdrive
Friday, February 16, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Bring your own mobile device and learn about our Overdrive service. All you need is a library card and an internet connection and you’ll be reading or listening to eBooks in no time.
Blood Drive
Friday, February 23, 2018 9:00am - 2:00pm

For an appointment call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org/donating-blood
You can save up to 15 minutes when you donate by using RapidPass

Memory Café
Friday, March 2, 2018
10:30am - 12:00pm

Pop into our Memory Café for some kernels of popcorn knowledge and delicious fun! The Lake Country Libraries Memory Project is a monthly social gathering for those with early stage dementia or mild cognitive impairment and a care partner. 

Please register by calling 800-272-3900. Visit www.librarymemoryproject.org for more information. 

The Library Memory Project is a partnership between public libraries and the Alzheimer’s Association of Southeastern Wisconsin. We also partner with the Milwaukee County Federated Library System and the Waukesha County Aging and Disability Resource Center. The mission of the library memory project is to provide programs to those living with memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease, and other forms of dementia. A main component of the memory project is a monthly social gathering for those with early stage dementia or mild cognitive impairment and a care partner, called a Memory Café. 

Book a Librarian Appointments Available!
Try a book a librarian appointment to learn your new phone,
tablet, or computer.  Call extension 211 to book a one-on-one half-hour appointment.
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