4/20/2017 0 Comments
Oconto author Mary Grace Murphy will kick off our Spring Book Sale with a book signing & meet-and-greet to celebrate the release of Death Nosh. Death Nosh is the third book in the Noshes up North culinary mystery series, set in the fictional town of Bayshore. Mary Grace will have the entire series available for purchase and signing.
The event will begin with a presentation on raptors (birds of prey) at the Library led by David Hafmann, manager of the Oconto Marsh. A field trip to the marsh will follow at 6:15pm. If you can't make the 5:30pm presentation, feel free to join us at the marsh at 6:15pm.
Please bring your own field glasses; a limited number may be available. Participants will be responsible for their own transportation.
Friends Preview Sale - Friends Members Only: Friday, April 21, 5-6pm
Open to the Public: April 22 - May 5 during normal Library hours
Stop by the Library to find great deals on hundreds of books, magazines, and more! If you join The Friends anytime before the Preview Sale starts, you can shop early. For just $5 (single) or $10 (family) annually, you can support the Library all year long and have first choice at the book sales. Stop by the Library or click here to join this worthy organization.
We also appreciate donations of books (in clean, good condition), magazines (two years old or newer), DVDs, video games, or CDs for the sale. Please, no encyclopedias, textbooks, or Reader's Digest books.
Award-winning nature and garden writer, author, and photographer Rob Zimmer will host a presentation and Q&A on perennial gardening, focusing on plant combinations and succulents. Rob's books and other publications will also be available for purchase. Check out Rob Zimmer Outdoors on Facebook to see examples of his work!
Join us for a week-long celebration of libraries! Events include:
Match the Librarians' Baby Pictures Display: Can you guess which baby picture belongs to which librarian?
Food for Fines: Bring in a nonperishable, non-expired, packaged food item and receive $1.00 off your fines for each item (up to $10 per account). Food for Fines is for late fines only - not lost or billed items. Food will be donated to Bread by the Bay.
Raffles: Enter free drawings to win a raffle basket! We will raffle two child baskets and one adult basket.
3/31/2017 0 Comments
Join us this month for spring- and Easter-themed fun and educational stories, activities, and crafts, as well as a special Teddy Bear Sleepover and Breakfast with the Bears (click here for more details). Family members are always welcome!
March is Youth Art Month at the Library! We will be displaying the artwork of students from the Oconto Unified School District all month long, so stop by during normal Library hours to check out the work of our talented young artists.
Besides the ongoing displays of student work, Art Night (Tuesday, March 21, 5:30-7pm) will feature a reception with cookies and punch, exhibits by art teachers Kelly Nemec, Megan Pierquet, and Heather Rennie, and pottery wheel demonstrations throughout the night.
2/28/2017 0 Comments
Are you looking for a free alternative to Microsoft Office or interested in adding more computer skills to your resume? Are your kids using Google Docs at school and you'd like to see what it's all about? Register now for our Google Docs class, taught by Scott Boucher, IT Director and Network Engineer for the Oconto Unified School District. Google Docs is a free, web-based program used to create, edit, and store documents, presentations, and spreadsheets online. This class is free but please register at the Library in advance since there are limited computers available. Participants should have basic computer skills and a Gmail account set up prior to the class (visit the Library before the 14th for help with this!).