March 20, 2013 in homepage
If you haven’t heard about this book, you have been living under a rock. It has been one of the most controversial books of the last several years, and has been banned by several libraries. If you haven’t already read it, do so, and come talk about why it was banned, what it has to say about women and men, and whether you think it’s worth the paper its printed on! After all, many people LOVED this book.
“The narrative drivers are pretty slack – improbable dialogue (“I’m a very wealthy man, Miss Steele, and I have expensive and absorbing hobbies”); lame characterisation; irritating tics (a constant war between Steele’s “subconscious”, which is always fainting or putting on half-moon glasses, and her “inner goddess”, who is forever pouting and stamping)…”
from The Guardian review
Tuesday, April 30, 6:30
February 23, 2013 in homepage
“Green writes books for young adults, but his voice is so compulsively readable that it defies categorization. He writes for youth, rather than to them, and the difference is palpable. He doesn’t dumb anything down. His language is complex, his syntax adult. He freely references Kierkegaard and William Carlos Williams alongside bloody video games and action movies. Add to that a raw and real glimpse at childhood illness, and his latest, The Fault in Our Stars, may be his best book yet…
Hazel, 16, has been battling thyroid cancer since age 13, and only through the use of an experimental drug is she still alive. She carries an oxygen tank with her everywhere, and hasn’t attended traditional school since her diagnosis. Depressed and lonely, she tries a support group, where she meets the handsome — and deceptively sick — Augustus Waters, a 17-year-old dreamboat who quickly proceeds to turn her life into an adventure. Green graciously avoids the typical will-they-or-won’t-they of most teen reads, as cancer victims don’t have the luxury of time to dawdle with their affections. Instead, Augustus and Hazel become fast friends.”
from NPR review
Tuesday, March 26, 6:30
As always, the dates for book discussion groups are somewhat tenuous because they are planned so far ahead of time–please check to make sure the discussion is on as planned. We will update our calender here with any changes in dates or times.
February 14, 2013 in homepage
We have some community members willing to meet for our strategic planning process–would you like to join us as well?
Saturday, March 2, 12-2 pm
What is this strategic planning thing? As the library moves forward, we want to make sure we align our services with what Lomira residents want and need in their community.
Basically–what could WE do to make Lomira even better? What Lomira need–even if it doesn’t seem like a “library” thing? So, we will eat pizza while playing fun but useful participatory planning “games,” and dreaming big about what our library could do in the next five years. We hope to see you there!
Please let me know
if you will be attending, and feel free to pass along this invitation, especially to “non-users” of the library. People who never step foot in the library still benefit from its services, and we want to make sure their voices are included in this planning process.
January 25, 2013 in homepage
Anne Krauter returns to teach Lomira-area residents how to save RIDICULOUS amounts of money with coupons. Don’t miss this fantastic class–people loved the last one so much they begged for more!
Thurs. Feb. 28, 6 pm.
January 20, 2013 in homepage
“The dense Wind River Mountains of western Wyoming is where Carlson (Five Skies) sets his brooding latest, a tale of expired love and desperate measures. Mack, son of a longtime rancher, has made many missteps in life, culminating in a recent stint in jail where “he’d rusted like an old post when the weather turned.” While he’s in jail, his recently-ex wife Vonnie agrees to join him one last time on their annual ritual of backpacking through the Wyoming wilderness to fish, camp and rediscover each other. Mack, though, has a hidden motive: a friend/technical genius has hired him to retrieve a valuable drone that’s crash-landed in the forest. Carlson describes the couple’s six days wandering the wooded terrain in delicate, measured prose, careful to miss neither the lush scenery nor the incrementally amplified tension as Mack edges closer to his prize and shady characters from the past appear. Carlson has produced a work of masterful fiction, combining the sad inevitability of a doomed relationship with sheer nail-biting suspense.”
Publisher’s Weekly Review
As always, the dates for book discussion groups are somewhat tenuous because they are planned so far ahead of time–please check to make sure the discussion is on as planned.
Tuesday, February 26, 6:30
December 29, 2012 in no slideshow
“Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
This thriller about a marriage gone toxic was the book that everyone you know took to the beach this summer—and this best-seller lives up to the hype. “This is not the kind of book that sits on your bedside table unread,”said Emily Bazelon in the September Audio Book Club. Instead, it’s a book that readers refuse to put down—and that wraps them up in its seductively corrupt worldview.”
Come & discuss this FUN book with us.
Tuesday, January 29, 6:30 pm.
November 10, 2012 in homepage
Decorate our tree and celebrate the holidays with us. We’ll have many book-inspired craft stations for kids (and adults) to make cool gifts to give away. This will be our 1st Annual Holiday Craft Extravaganza–make it a holiday tradition in your family!
You can drop in for a little while, or stay for the entire 3 hours.
Thursday, December 6, 5:30 to 8:30 pm (new date)
November 1, 2012 in homepage
Learn to make the most decadent, delicious, sinfully wonderful treats. Join Shannon, who makes truffles for holiday gifts each year, to make your own assortment of goodies.
- Aztec cayenne & dark chocolate
- Earl Grey Bergamot
- Coconut Rum
- Grand Marnier
- Straight up chocolate with chocolate and chocolate
Thursday, December 13, 6 pm
October 18, 2012 in no slideshow
The coupon class has been rescheduled with Katie, our new Extreme Couponer. Katie will teach us how to buy a whole cart-full of stuff for pennies on the dollar. Watch in amazement as she teaches us how to clip & save. 6pm Thursday November 8