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Special Library Hours over the July 4th Holiday Weekend
Thursday, June 30th - Open 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Friday, July 1st - Open 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 2nd - Closed
Sunday, July 3rd - Closed
Monday, July 4th - Closed
Tuesday, July 5th - Resume Regular Hours, 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Share Library Consortium has a new partner!
Beginning the week of June 13, the libraries of the Kenosha County Library System have joined into the library automation system that also serves the libraries in Racine and Walworth counties. This means that area residents now have access to over 100,000 additional titles in the online catalog. To visit the online catalog, click the "Browse our catalog" link in the upper right hand corner of our web page.
Jack and Kitty - Musical Duo
Join us on Monday, July 7th, at 1:30 p.m. for a performance by Jack and Kitty. Jack and Kitty join our Storywagen for the first time this year. Laid-back music steeped in tradition with one foot firmly in the future, they call their style "organic vaudeville folk." They have performed in 19 countries, toured for the US Pentagon, sang at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts and were called "one of the most entertaining acoustic groups in the Midwest" by the Minneapolis Star Tribune. They have been performing professionally together for nearly ten years and are excited to be joining our Storywagon this summer.
What: Jack and Kitty - Musical Duo
When: July 11th at 1:30 p.m.
July Preschool Storytime: Sneak Peek of New Picture Books
Our Preschool Storytimes are scheduled for Fridays at 11:00 a.m. Preschool storytime is geared towards children ages 18 months to 4 years of age, although younger and older siblings and friends are always welcome to participate. It is a great way to introduce young children to an age-appropriate "school" environment, and all the skills that help young children function in such an environment, such as sharing materials with others. It is also a great way to encourage pre-literacy skills such as "print motivation" (thinking that books and reading are fun) and "print awareness" (recognizing print and understanding how books work. Preschool storytimes are "drop-in," no registration needed events, so just come on by. Here is July's line-up:
Read: The Airport Book by Lisa Brown
Make: a cool airplane
Read: Rain Fish by Lois Ehlert
Create: a fish from recycled materials
Read: The Very Grumpy Day by Stella J. Jones
Activity: Make someone smile today!
Read: The Moon's Almost Here by Patricia Maclachlan
Make: a chalk drawing
Read: How to Babysit a Grandma by Jean Reagan
Bring: Your grandma or grandpa to the library for a special activity
What: Preschool Storytime
When: Fridays, 11:00 am
Summer Reading Program 2016
June 13th — Chris Fascione (Storyteller and Juggler)
June 20th — Scott Obermann (Magician)
June 27th — Science Alliance (Reptiles and Amphibians)
July 4th — No program. Happy 4th of July!
July 11th — Jack and Kitty (Musical Duo)
July 18th — Kay Elmsley Weeden (Storyteller)
July 25th — To Be Announced
August 1st — Pizza Party and Prize Drawing Finale
Sponsored by the Lakeshores Library System and the Friends of the East Troy Lions Public Library
Adult Book Club Discussion: The Tender Bar: A Memoir
Please join us for the next meeting of our Adult Book Club scheduled for Tuesday, July 12th, at 1:00 p.m. We will be discussing the memoir, "The Tender Bar", by J.R. Moehringer. J.R. Moehringer's D.J. father disappeared before J.R. could speak. While J.R.'s mother was everything to him, he grew up captivated by the voice of his father on the radio. When eight-year-old J.R. could no longer find "The Voice" on the radio, J.R. turned to the bar around the corner where his Uncle Charlie and an assorted collection of men provided a sort of "fatherhood-by-committee." This coming-of-age story is suspenseful, wrenching, and achingly funny.
What: Adult Book Club
When: July 12 at 1:00 p.m.
Introducing Gale Courses!
The East Troy LIons Public Library, along with the Wisconsin Job Center of Walworth County and the Racine County Workforce Development Center is now collaborating to offer a new service to Walworth and Racine County residents -- Gale Courses. Through Gale Courses, your library card barcode or job center code is your ticket to quality, instructor led, online courses on a wide range of topics, such as business, computer applications, personal development, writing, technology, and much more. There is no cost to take these courses. To learn more about this new service and explore what courses you might be interested in, just click on the "Gale Courses" icon on the top left side of our homepage, or click on the training video below. Happy Learning!
Favorite Authors Club
Did you know that we have a niffy new feature in SHARE, our catalog? It's called "Favorite Authors Club" and it allows customers to ask the system to automatically place "holds" on any newly catalogued items written by the author(s) that the customer has selected. Here's how to select your authors:
1. Click on the "Browse our catalog" link, which is at the upper right hand corner of the screen.
2. Click on the "my account" link, which is again in the upper right hand side of the screen.
3. Enter in your barcode number and PIN.
4. You should see several tabs near the top of the screen -- personal information, checkouts, holds, fines, favorite author club. Click on "favorite authors club."
5. You should see a list of about 64 adult fiction authors. Check your favorite authors, make sure that the East Troy Public Library is listed as the pick-up library in the pull down menu at the bottom of the screen, and click submit.
Other things to remember:
While we offer several tools (such as the "favorite authors club") to enable customers that want to interact more independently with our catalog, we also are happy to do things like find books, renew items, and select authors for you. Just ask.
Currently, the "favorite authors club" only lists about 64 popular authors. Also, this tool is also currently only for one format -- "regular print" books. We may try to add other formats or more authors in the future, so please check back if you do not see one of your favorite authors on the list.
Almost every Thursday at 3:00, we have a special program for Lego fans of all ages--Lego Club. We put out the standard sized bricks and DUPLO bricks out, and you provide the imagination!
What: Lego Club
When: Thursdays at 3:00 p.m.
Are you curious about e-readers and tablets? Would you like the chance to try one out with laying down any cash? Due to our hardworking Friend of the Library group and a generous grant from the Runzheimer Foundation, we have been able to purchase one iPad Mini and one Kindle Fire for "in-house" use and four Kindle Paperwhites for circulation. The Kindle Paperwhites are pre-loaded with about 15 titles each (including some classics and a few newer titles like "The Husband's Secret," by Liane Moriarty) but if you don't see anything of interest, we may have the funds to purchase and load additional titles. Just ask.
Visit the library and read a poem, a picture book, or a book chapter to a Therapy Dog.
Every other Thursday afternoon, we have a special visitor come to the Library. His name is Tucker, he is a therapy dog, and he loves attention and hearing children read aloud. Come on in and say hello.
What: Visit a therapy dog at the Library
When: First and Third Thursday of the month, 3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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