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November 2019
Newsletter

A LETTER FROM THE DIRECTOR

I love Thanksgiving because it reminds us to focus on gratitude (and on gobbling up delicious meals with family). I am grateful for you, our friendly library patrons; our top-notch library staff; and our wonderful community. Thank you for this year of reading, connecting, learning, and growing together. Here's to many more!
Yours in Reading,
Betsy Bleck, Library Director
CLOSINGS

The library will be closed on Monday, November 4 for a staff development day. The outdoor book drop and online catalog will still be available.

The library will close at 6 pm on Wednesday, November 27 and be closed all day on Thursday, November 28.
YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO THE
AT HOGWARTS

For an evening of delightful dancing and wizarding fun!
Black tie is not required,
but feel free to dress fancy.


FRIDAY, DECEMBER 6 • 6-8 PM
ALL AGES WELCOME
DID YOU KNOW?

Artists on the Pewaukee Area Arts Council renovated a beautiful miniature dollhouse, and it will be making a stop at the Oconomowoc Public Library as part of its tour! The dollhouse will be on display at the library starting Monday, December 2 with a fun, interactive "I Spy" challenge for all ages.
NEWS YOU CAN USE

If you’re traveling this holiday season, save space in your luggage by downloading eBooks, eAudiobooks, or eMagazines!



BIRTH - PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS (AGES 0-5) 
No registration required unless noted.

Storytimes 
Enjoy stories, songs, and a puppet show!
Everyone is welcome to join in the fun!

Weekly
  • Toddler Time (1 ½ -2 yrs.)
    Tuesdays & Wednesdays • 10 am  
  • Move & Groove (3 yrs. and up) 
    Tuesdays • 11 am  
  • Baby & Lapsit (1 ½ yrs. & under)
    Wednesdays • 9 am  
  • Planet Pre-K (3 yrs. and up) 
    Wednesdays • 11 am  
Monthly 
  • Sing-Along Storytime 
    Saturday, November 16 • 10-10:30 am
  • Shorehaven Storytime
    Monday, November 18 • 10-11 am
     
Weekly Themes
  • Play & Pretend
    Tuesday, November 5 & Wednesday, November 6
  • Take to the Sky!
    Tuesday, November 12 & Wednesday, November 13
  • Thankful for...ME! 
    Tuesday, November 19 & Wednesday, November 20
  • NO STORYTIME
    Tuesday, November 26 & Wednesday, November 27
Little Hands Workshop
Tuesday, November 19 • 6-7 pm
Hands-on learning and play for young children! Filled with sensory activities, play literacy, and more, these workshops feature fun learning and developmental experiences.

 

SCHOOL-AGE PROGRAMS (AGES 5-12)
No registration required unless noted.

LEGO Club
Wednesday, November 6 • 4-5 pm
Build, challenge, and create at our monthly LEGO Club! Use the library’s abundance of LEGOs to try out a special building challenge, complete STEM projects, or just use your imagination to build with friends and family. Games Week Challenge: LEGO Minute to Win It

Tech & Tinker
Wednesday, November 13 • 4-5 pm
Get hands-on with fun tech! The Tech & Tinker program gives kids the opportunity to demo, create, and learn how to use different kinds of tech. This month's featured project: Code-a-bot with Scratch 

"Paws"itive Reading with Penni 
Saturday, November 16 • 10 am-12 pm

Ready to practice your reading? Penni the service dog is ready to listen! Sign up for a reading time with Penni the day of the event, and enjoy Penni's friendly, nonjudgmental company as you read to her. Bring your own book or check one out at the library. 

FAMILY PROGRAMS (ALL AGES)
No registration required unless noted.

Games and Grins
Saturday, November 9 • 10 am-12 pm
Drop in and enjoy games of all sorts and sizes! Whether GIANT or small, there's a game that fits all. Feel free to bring a favorite game to share!

TWEEN PROGRAMS (AGES 8-12)
No registration required unless noted.

Mine-Class: Beginning Minecraft
Saturday, November 2 • 1-2:30 pm
New to Minecraft? Ready to level up your skills with tips and tricks from Minecraft-ing experts? Join us for Mine-class! Space is limited, so please register. 
Dungeons, Dragons, and Donuts - Family Edition!
Thursday, November 7 • 6-8 pm
D&D doesn't have to just be for Mom and Dad...share the fun of D&D as a family! Register at  oconomowoclibrary.libcal.com. 

The Griffins' Bookshelf
Wednesday, November 20 • 4-5 pm
Love reading fantasy? Join others like yourself at this mythical, magical book group, just for fantasy lovers!

TEEN PROGRAMS (AGES 12-18)
No registration required unless noted.

Filmless Film Club
Tuesday, November 5 • 3:30-5 pm
Join fellow teen filmmakers and lend (and grow) your expertise to writing, directing, acting in, and editing films.

Casual Magic
Thursday, November 7 • 6-8 pm
Join other Magic the Gathering players for casual, open play! Play will be kitchen-style with tables for beginning, intermediate, and advanced players. 

Teen Advisory Board
Monday, November 11 • 4-5 pm
Plan programs and displays at the library while enjoying snacks! Get volunteer hours AND have fun! 

ADULT PROGRAMS (AGE 18 & UP)
No registration required unless noted.

Fiber Arts Circle
Wednesday, November 20
6:30-7:45 pm

Join the library's newest offering: Fiber Arts Circle! Bring your project and make new friends!
 
Drop-In Technology Help
Friday, November 22
9:30-10:30 am

Need help troubleshooting your device? We can help.
 
Adult Coloring Club
Monday, November 25

4-5:30 pm
Feeling stressed? Come relax and color! All supplies will be provided.
 
 
Board Games and Brews
Saturday, November 9
6-8 pm

Gather a group and head over to the library for games and good times! Demo board, card, and social games at the library with door prizes from Kowabunga Comics. Snacks and soft drinks available for free. Craft beer from Brewfinity and wine available for a suggested donation. ID required to purchase drinks.    


 
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