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January 2020


Dear Friends,

How's this for a cheery way of looking at snow:
Snow is diamonds for a faery's feet;
Blithely and bonnily she trips along,
Her lips a-carol with a merry song,
And in her eyes the meaning... Life is sweet!”
― Ruby Archer

Please join me in taking a page from Ms. Archer's book and seeing the fluffy white stuff as "diamonds for a faery's feet," and not slippery shovelfuls of sorrow!

Yours in Reading,
Betsy Bleck, Library Director


Did you know it's a Census year? 2020 will be the first year the Census will be available online, in addition to phone or mail. Most homes will start receiving their census information in mid-March. The library is here to help with any questions you may have and to provide internet access! 


Kelsey Butterfield joined the library team as the new circulation supervisor in December. She has worked in a public library setting for over 10 years, mostly at the Delafield Public Library. Stop by the Checkout Desk to say “hi” and welcome Kelsey to the Oconomowoc Public Library family!


Remember, the Census Bureau will never email or text you for your responses. The Census Bureau will never ask you for bank or credit card numbers, Social Security number, payment, or donation. If you aren't sure if the information you've received is accurate, come talk to us at the library, or call the Chicago Regional Office at (630) 288-9200 or (800) 865-6384. 
No registration required unless noted.
Enjoy stories, songs, and a puppet show!
Everyone is welcome to join in 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  
Little Hands Workshop
Tuesday, January 28 • 6-7 pm
Hands-on learning and play for young children!
1000 Books Before Kindergarten
Dance Party

Saturday, January 18
10-11 am
Let’s dance! Everyone is invited
to celebrate reading with music,
snacks, and dancing!

1000 Books Before Kindergarten encourages you to read 1,000 books with your child before they start school. Visit the Checkout Desk to register!
1000 books before kindergarten

No registration required unless noted.

Tech & Tinker
Wednesday, January 15
3:30-4:30 pm
Get hands-on with fun tech! This month's featured project: Pixelated Video Games with Scratch & Bloxels! 
"Paws"itive Reading with Penni
Saturday, January 18
10 am-12 pm
Ready to practice your reading?
Penni the service dog is ready to listen!

No registration required unless noted.

Saturday, January 25 • 10 am-12 pm
Think you have what it takes to read for two whole hours? We challenge you to read together at the library for up to two hours! For every 15 minutes that you read, you earn a prize and are entered into a grand prize drawing. Snacks, beanbags, chairs, and books provided. 

No registration required unless noted.

Crafty Crew
Wednesday, January 29 • 3:30-4:30 pm
Get crafty at the library! All projects will only require a beginner to moderate level of crafts-pertise. The library will provide all materials, but supplies are limited and available on a first come, first served basis. This month's featured craft: Zendoodles and Foil Print Art!

No registration required unless noted.

Musical Lovers' Meetup
Saturday, January 11
2-4 pm
Happy 265th birthday, Alexander Hamilton! Celebrate the man, myth, and legend with a fun musical theme.

Filmless Film Club
Tuesday, January 14 & 28 • 3:30-5 pm
Join fellow teen filmmakers and lend (and grow) your expertise to writing, directing, acting in, and editing films.
TBG (Teen Book Group)
Monday, January 20 • 4-5 pm
A book group for teen readers and book lovers! No required reading allowed! 
Teen Advisory Board
Monday, January 13 • 4-5 pm
Plan programs and displays at the library while enjoying snacks! Get volunteer hours AND have fun!

Game Space
Thursday, January 16 • 6-7:30 pm
Calling gamers of all kinds! Hang out at the library and play games of all sorts.

Teen Anime Club
Thursday, January 23 • 6-7:30 pm
Fan of all things anime? Come chat and chew with like-minded anime lovers at the library!
Dungeons, Dragons, and Donuts
Thursday, January 30 • 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!

No registration required unless noted.

Getting Started with Computers
Feeling behind on your technology skills? Take one class or take them all, you choose!
Fiber Arts Circle
Wednesday, January 15 • 6:30-7:45 pm
Join the library's newest offering: Fiber Arts Circle! Bring your project and make new friends!

Adult Coloring Club
Thursday, January 23 • 4-5:30 pm
Feeling stressed? Come relax and color! All supplies will be provided.
Board Game Night for Adults
Thursday, January 30 • 6-7:30 pm
Gather a group and head over to the library for games and good times! 
Book a Librarian Appointments Available!
Did you receive a new device for the holidays? Try a Book a Librarian appointment to learn your new phone, tablet, or computer. Call extension 211 to book an appointment.
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