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OCTOBER 2019
NEWSLETTER
FAREWELL FREDDY THE FROG 
Our pal, Freddy the Frog, visited our storytime friends for over 40 years! However, the time has come for Freddy, and his friend Emalou Sandsmark, to hop off into the sunset. That’s right, Freddy and Emalou are retiring! We invite everyone who has known and laughed with Freddy over the past 40 years to attend a special reception on Saturday, October 19, 10-11 am to say farewell to a very good friend. 
FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY
The Friends of the Oconomowoc Public Library is a nonprofit group created to assist the library in its efforts to meet community needs by developing (and encouraging participation in) library programs and activities. 

Please contact Betsy Bleck at bbleck@cooney.lib.wi.us or (262) 569-2193, ext. 207 for information on joining the Friends! 
EXPLORE PASSES
Coming soon: The library will offer Explore Passes! An Explore Pass is your ticket to visit the Children’s Play Gallery, Betty Brinn Children’s Museum, the Milwaukee Art Museum, and more! Please stay tuned for more details coming soon! This program is made possible thanks to a generous donor and the Friends of the Oconomowoc Public Library!
BOOK SALE
Friday, October 11
     4-6 pm (Friends Only)
     6-8 pm 
Saturday, October 12
     9 am–4 pm 
Sunday, October 13
     1-4 pm $2 bag sale

Admission is free! Become a member of the Friends at the door for early entry!







 
BIRTH - PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS (AGES 0-5) 
No registration required unless noted.
Weekly Storytimes
Enjoy stories, songs, and a puppet show! Everyone is welcome to join 
the fun!
  • 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 Storytimes
CuentaCuentos:
Stories in English and Spanish

Saturday, October 5 • 10-10:30 am
Everyone can join in learning new songs, stories, and languages!
Weekly Themes
  • How are you Feeling? 
    Tuesday, October 1 & Wednesday, October 2
  • NO STORYTIME 
    Tuesday, October 8 & Wednesday, October 9
  • Mouse in the House
    Tuesday, October 15 & Wednesday, October 16
  • Count Your Buttons! 
    Tuesday, October 22 & Wednesday, October 23
  • Ghostly Giggles & Tippy Toe Parade 
    Tuesday, October 29 & Wednesday, October 30
    Come in costume!
Little Hands Workshop
Tuesday, October 1 & 29 • 6-7 pm
Hands-on learning and play for young children! 
 
SCHOOL-AGE PROGRAMS (AGES 5-12)
No registration required unless noted.
LEGO Club
Wednesday, October 2 • 4-5 pm
Build, challenge, and create at our monthly LEGO Club!
 
 
Tech & Tinker
Wednesday, October 16 • 4-5 pm
Get hands-on with fun tech! This month's featured project: DIY Bouncy Balls!
"Paws"itive Reading with Penni
Saturday, October 19 • 10 am-12 pm
Ready to practice your reading? Penni the service dog is ready to listen!
 
Business Trick or Treat
Saturday, October 26 • 2-4 pm
Stop by the library in your awesome costume for a treat!
FAMILY PROGRAMS (ALL AGES)
No registration required unless noted.
Freddy the Frog Farewell Party
Saturday, October 19 • 10-11 am
Come say ‘so long and thank you!’ to Emalou and Freddy!
Not-So-Spooky Library
Scavenger Hunt

Friday, October 25 • 6-8 pm
Uh-Oh! Some friends lost their spooky spirit, and they can't go trick-or-treating without it! All ages are welcome to this family-friendly, food-free event. Come in costume for added fun!
TWEEN PROGRAMS (AGES 8-12)
No registration required unless noted.
Mine-class: Beginning Minecraft
Saturday, October 5 • 1-2:30 pm
Learn tips and tricks from Minecraft-ing experts! Please register at oconomowoclibrary.libcal.com/calendar/library_programs/Mine-Class.
The Griffins' Bookshelf 
Wednesday, October 23 • 4-5 pm
Love reading fantasy? Join others like yourself at this mythical, magical book group, just for fantasy lovers! There’s no required reading! 
Crafty Crew 
Wednesday, October 30 • 4-5 pm
Get crafty at the library! Supplies are limited and available on a first come, first served basis. This month's featured craft: Pumpkin Painting.
TEEN PROGRAMS (AGES 12-18)
No registration required unless noted.
Dungeons, Dragons, and Donuts
Thursday, October 3 & 31
6-7:30 pm
Interested in Dungeons & Dragons but need a place to play? Bring your group or find a new one at the library! Cosplay encouraged October 31!
 
Mine-Meetup
Saturday, October 5
2:30-4 pm
Calling all Minecrafters! Meet up with other players to try challenges, learn new skills, and hang out. Computers are provided. Space is limited.
 
Filmless Film Club
Tuesday, October 8 & 22
3:30-5 pm
Join fellow teen filmmakers and lend (and grow) your expertise to writing, directing, acting in, and editing films.
Teen Advisory Board
Monday, October 14
4-5 pm
Plan programs and displays at the library while enjoying snacks! Get volunteer hours AND have fun!
 
Game Space
Thursday, October 17
6-7:30 pm
Calling gamers of all kinds! Hang out at the library and play games
of all sorts.
 
Creature Feature & Pumpkin Painting
Thursday, October 24
6-7:30 pm
Join us for an evening of screams (or laughs) and art as we watch some old creature feature movies and cover pumpkins with craft supplies! 
ADULT PROGRAMS (AGE 18 & UP)
No registration required unless noted.
Fiber Arts Circle
Wednesday, October 16 • 6:30-7:45 pm
Join the library's newest offering: Fiber Arts Circle! Bring your project and make new friends!
 
Drop-In Android & Apple Technology Help
Friday, October 18 • 9:30-10:30 am
Need help troubleshooting your mobile device? We can help.
 
Adult Coloring Club
Monday, October 21 • 4:30-6 pm
Feeling stressed? Come relax and color! All supplies will be provided.
 
Blood Drive
Thursday, October 31 • 9 am-2 pm
For an appointment call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org.
Visiting the Beyond
with Curt Strutz

Thursday, October 31 • 5:30-7 pm
Curt Strutz loves haunted houses. We are not talking the silly haunted house at the carnival - these are nationally recognized haunted locations throughout the country.This program is geared for teens and adults.
 
Memory Café
Friday, November 1 • 10:30 am-12 pm
Join us for a harvest of familiar old folk songs about family and the Midwest with local musician David HB Drake! This event is sponsored by the Oconomowoc Memorial Auxiliary. Memory Café is a monthly social gathering for those with early stage dementia or mild cognitive impairment and a care partner.
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