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FEBRUARY 2019 NEWSLETTER
 

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A Note from the Library Director
Dear Friends,

The late historian John Boswell said, "Winter, a lingering season, is a time to gather golden moments, embark upon a sentimental journey, and enjoy every idle hour." I think that's a real sunny side-up way of looking at winter. I especially appreciate the part about enjoying every idle hour. In February, though we shiver and the sky is steely gray, at least we are not raking or pulling weeds, as we do in less frigid months.

I hope the month brings you time to do as Boswell describes, and gather some golden moments, go on a sentimental journey, and enjoy some idle hours. 

Yours in Reading,
Betsy Bleck
Library Director
February is Library Lovers Month!
 
MY LIBRARY

by Varda One
 
It's only a room with shelves and books, 
but it's far more magical than it looks
 
It's a jet on which I soar 
to lands that exist no more.
 
Or a key with which I find 
answers to questions crowding my mind.
 
Building my habit of learning and growing, 
asking and researching till I reach knowing.
 
Here, I've been a mermaid and an elf 
I've even learned to be more myself.
 
I think that I shall never see 
a place that's been more useful to me.
 
With encouraging kind friends with wit 
Who tell me to dream big and never quit.
 
It's only a room with shelves and books, 
but it's far more magical than it looks.
 
Did You Know?
Did you know 2019 is the 80th anniversary
of the film premiere of The Wizard of Oz?
Please join us February 15, 16, & 17
for a weekend full of Wizard of Oz fun!

Program details can be found on our website.
 
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

Planet Pre-K
(36 mo. and up)

Wednesdays
11:00 am
 

Baby & Lapsit
(18 mos. and under)

Wednesdays
9:00 am
 

Move & Groove
(36 mo. and up)

Tuesdays
11:00 am
 
Toddler Time & Planet Pre-K Storytime Themes -
  • Oh, Dear! Dragons! - Tuesday, February 5 & Wednesday, February 6, 2019
    Be they from the East or be they from the West, let's find out why dragons are the best! 
  • Fabulous Flowers - Tuesday, February 12 & Wednesday, February 13, 2019
    *Sniff* Ahh! It really is excellent to stop and smell the roses. And read and sing about them, too!  
  • NO STORYTIME - Tuesday, February 19 & Wednesday, February 20, 2019
  • Open Wide - Tuesday, February 26 & Wednesday, February 27, 2019
    Whether it's a visit to the dentist or giving them a regular brushing, learn all about your teeth and how to take care of them.  
Move & Groove Storytime
Tuesday, February 5, February 12, & February 26, 2019 11:00am - 11:30am
Feeling the need to shake your sillies out? Join us for Move & Groove Storytime!

Baby & Lapsit Storytime
Wednesday, February 6, February 13, & February 27, 2019  9:00am - 9:30am
Let’s read some stories, bounce to rhymes and songs, and play with our friends!

Move & Groove Storytime at Shorehaven
Monday, February 11, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Join the library in an event of caring and sharing with our friends at Shorehaven! 
Little Hands Workshop
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Hands-on learning and play for young children! 
LEGO Club
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Build, challenge, and create at our monthly LEGO Club! 
Tech & Tinker
Wednesday, February 13, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Get hands-on with fun tech! 
Saturday Special: Off to See the Wizard
Saturday, February 16, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm
Journey over the rainbow to the wonderful land of books!
Kinder Karneval
Saturday, March 2, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
Celebrate Karneval at the library with the OHS German Honor Society for a morning of games, crafts, snacks, and more!
Dollar Store DIY
Thursday, February 7, 2019 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Join us at the library for some diy fun, and learn how to make affordable crafts at home! Registration required.
The Griffins' Bookshelf
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Love reading fantasy? Join others like yourself at this mythical, magical book group, just for fantasy lovers! 
Filmless Film Club
Tuesday, February 5 & February 19, 2019 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Join fellow teen filmmakers, and lend (and grow) your expertise in the field of film. 
Teen Advisory Board
Monday, February 11, 2019  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 I get more volunteer hours AND have fun? 
Teen Game Space
Thursday, February 14, 2019 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Calling gamers of all kinds! Hang out at the library and play games of all sorts, from card to board to roleplaying to video. 
Random Fandom - Anglophile Tea Party!
Thursday, February 21, 2019 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Explore the fun of fandoms! Crafts, games, snacks, cosplay…all themed after fandom favorites.
Casual Magic
Saturday, February 23, 2019 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Join other Magic the Gathering players for casual, open play! 
Dungeons, Dragons, and Donuts
Thursday, February 28, 2019 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Interested in Dungeons & Dragons but need a place to play? Bring your group or find a new one at the library! 
Movie Matinee
Movie snacks provided by the Friends of the Oconomowoc Public Library. Please feel free to bring a blanket and something to drink!
Part I - Meet Me in St. Louis
Friday, February 15, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm
Part II - The Wiz Live!
Saturday, February 16, 2019 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Elizabeth Letts Presents Finding Dorothy
Sunday, February 17, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
#1 New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Letts is coming to the library to discuss her new novel, Finding Dorothy! This program is made possible by the generosity of Books & Company, which will be on hand to sell copies of the book. 
 
Adult Coloring Club
Monday, February 18, 2019 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Feeling stressed? Come relax and color! All supplies will be provided.
Genre Night - Fantasy in February!
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Join us for a new book discussion and recommendation group! 
Blood Drive
Thursday, February 28, 2019 9:00am - 2:00pm
For an appointment call 1-800-RED-CROSS or visit redcrossblood.org/donating-blood. Use RapidPass to save up to 15 minutes when you donate! 
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