Did you know that if you live in the City of Oconto, you can have chickens in your backyard? If you've ever considered it, join us for this class, led by Scott Reuss, Agriculture Agent from the Oconto and Marinette County UW-Extension. The focus will be assisting Oconto residents in understanding the city's relatively new law allowing at-home, egg-laying flocks. The discussion will cover the concepts of breed selection, young bird management, housing options, laying bird management, and basic egg handling, problem diagnosis, and other topics. This class is free and no registration is required.
The Discovery Channel's Shark Week starts Sunday, July 23 at 7pm! Even if you're not a fan of the TV programs, join us on the 24th as we celebrate these "jawsome" animals. Participants can paint their own 11" x 14" canvas (shown below) and enjoy shark-themed snacks and other activities. This party is free and no registration is required.
Farnsworth Public Library will be at Nature Festival! Kids can visit our booth to complete a scavenger hunt around Copper Culture State Park for a prize. Don't miss out on other events including Native dancers, nature walks, bird banding, food, a silent auction, vendors and other educational booths. Nature Festival is a free event sponsored by Oconto Bird City.
$25, at the Elks Lodge (310 Farnsworth Avenue). For participants 18 and up.
Join us for a fun and relaxing evening of wreath-making! We'll make the Fourth-of-July themed deco mesh wreath pictured here. The cost includes all materials, snacks, and two beverages.
Participants must register at the Library in advance and pay in full at time of registration; refunds will not be issued. The class is limited to 30 participants. Registration opens June 1.
Join us for fun and educational stories, activities, and crafts. Preschool Storytime will continue throughout the summer months, and attendees in preschool through 5K who have also signed up for the Summer Reading Program can receive credit and prizes for their hours of reading! Please note that the Library will be closed Friday, June 9 for Copperfest.