Sep 032013


B.J. Hollars author of Sightings: Stories to speak October 16 | 7:00 p.m. on  “Coming-of-Age Midwestern”.   In addition to his short stories and editing work, B.J. Hollars is the author of two books of nonfiction, Thirteen Loops: Race, Violence and The Last Lynching in America and Opening Doors: The Desegregation of the University of Alabama and the Fight for Tuscaloosa.  Hollar’s visit is part of the 14th annual Chippewa Valley Book Festival

Feb 132013

Tasha Schuh 

Author of My Last Step Backward.  Will be signing copies of her book:

Friday, February 22
11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Library Meeting Room

Tasha Schuh of Ellsworth, Inspirational Speaker, the reigning Ms. Wheelchair USA, and 2012 recipient of the National Rehabilitation Award, has released her first book, “My Last Step Backward.” Discover Tasha’s remarkable spirit in this poignant memoir that seeks to inspire you to welcome adversity and face your own trap door of opportunity.

Jan 222013

Great Gatsby

Belle Amour confirmed for April 4 kickoff of Menomonie’s Big Read of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby.  The Big Read is co-sponsored by the Mabel Tainter Center for the Arts and the library and is made possible by a grant from The National Endowment for the Arts.  Plan to be there.

Jan 212013

Computer series

The library is partnering again with UW Extension to offer basic computer workshops.  These have proven popular and fill up quickly.  

10:00AM-12:00PM February 5th – March 12th

This series of technology classes will cover basic skills and be delivered with brief instruction followed by hands-on practice. The series will dedicate 3 classes to Computer Basics (Feb 5, Feb 12, & Feb 19) and 3 classes to Internet 101 (Feb 26, Mar 5, and Mar 12). You may sign up for the topic that interests you or the series as a whole. Michael Schiel, UW-Stout AmeriCorps/Vista Bridging the Digital Divide, Jill Hietpas, Community Development & Broadband Educator from UW Extension and Rundi Myklebust, Adult Services Assistant will present this basic computer series. No computer experience is required for this 6-session workshop.

Pre-registration is required for all classes. Class sizes are limited to 10 participants. To pre-register call 715-232-2164#10