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Happy Anniversary!
By an incredible piece of serendipity, this is my 100th article for the paper, and at the same time, is the 2nd anniversary of my arrival here as Director at the East Troy Lions Public Library. The old cliché about “time flying when you’re having fun” rings true. I can’t believe how quickly the time has gone!
One thing hard not to miss in this area, are animals and birds. You can’t drive too far down the road and not notice horses and cows out in the fields. I look out my living room window and see the neighbors’ chickens and ducks, as well as her Golden Retriever. I come home to a Siamese Cat. Lastly I see many people out walking their dogs early mornings and late afternoons.
Knowing that many people’s lives are invested in their pets and animals, we regularly collect materials that reveal and give us more information about our animal friends. Here is a sprinkling of titles that you might be interested in:
  • The Inner Life of Animals by Peter Wohlleben
  • Taking Flight: a history of birds in the heart of America by Michael Edmonds
  • Return of the Sea Otter by Todd McLeish
  • My Patients & Other Animals by Suzy Fincham-Gray
  • The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery
  • Animals with Cameras DVD
  • Naledi one little Elephant DVD
  • The Story of Cats DVD
  • March of the Penguins DVD
  • Blue Planet I & II DVDs
It’s amazing how much stuff there is to learn about animals.
A quick reminder to all of the parents who come to the Library on Monday afternoons
for our Summer programs: on July 23rd, we will be gathering for a program at Michael Fields (W2493 County Rd ES) at 1:30pm rather than at the Library. Prepare to get “dirty!”
The Summer Reading Program is beginning to wind down, but you can still come and sign up. We’ll accept prize vouchers for reading until the morning of July 30th. That same day at 1:30pm will be the season ending pizza party and prize draw. If you are coming to the Pizza Party, please make a reservation so that we have enough food and drink for all.
In the meantime if you want to beat the summer heat, stop in at the library and check us out…it’s really cool in here!