Library Closure - Friday, July 3 - Saturday, July 4

The library will be closed on Friday and Saturday in observance of the Independence Day holiday. We will return to regular hours on Monday at 10AM.

2015 Summer Reading Program is Here!

Come on down to sign up and get started on your summer reading record. Look over the schedule of events and get ready for a summer packed with fun events and reading!

Jurassic Park Night! - Friday, July 17 -- 7:00PM

Join us for the original Jurassic Park movie and see how it holds up next to the new Jurassic World. Dinosaur buffs and special effects fans are sure to enjoy this! But it is PG-13, so if you are younger than 13, you must have parental permission. Popcorn and drinks will be provided.

Let's Talk Rocks!: Dinosaurs and their Fossils with Kevin Hutchison -- Thursday, July 23, 2015 -- 7:00PM

Geologist Kevin Hutchison will be in talking about his recent trip to Utah, being on a dinosaur dig from the Jurassic Age of dinosaurs that you may have seen in a recent film! Come join him as he takes you through the job of a paleontologist, a geologist who digs up fossils, and shows you some of his own personal collection. He was working at the Cleveland-Lloyd Dinosaur Quarry near Price, Utah, which is known to be the most fossil-rich area in the world of Jurassic Age fossils! If you saw the screening of Jurassic Park and have questions, bring them to him at his presentation to learn beyond the film. This presentation is appropriate for all ages, even if you have not seen the movie, though.

Henry Olsen presents Self-Publishing and the Aspiring Author -- Wednesday, July 22, 2015 -- 7:00PM

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Have you heard of Hugh Howey (Wool)? How about E.L. James (50 Shades of Grey) or Amanda Hocking (Switched)? Within the last five years these authors have made it big, and theyíve done it by independently publishing their books. Once an expensive option pursued only by those desperate to see their name in print, self-publishing has since become a legitimate choice for aspiring authors. Thanks to print-on-demand technology and e-book readers like Amazonís Kindle, getting your story in readersí hands is now easier than ever. In his presentation, Henry will discuss the pros and cons of going it alone in a highly competitive literary environment. He will share his experiences with self-publishing and explain how he crafts a book from conception to completion. Henry is a native of Black Earth and a WHHS graduate. He is the author of a post-apocalyptic adventure series, The Northland Chronicles. He has already released two books in the series and will unleash the third installment later this year. Currently a resident of Taiwan, Henry is back in Wisconsin for a summer visit. You can read more about him and his work at his blog,

Book Discussion - The Sparrow by Mary Doria Russell -- Saturday, July 25, 2015 -- 10AM

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The sole survivor of a crew sent to explore a new planet, Jesuit priest Emilio Sandoz discovers an alien civilization that raises questions about the very essence of humanity, an encounter that leads Sandoz to a public inquisition and the destruction of his faith. Copies available at the library.

Last updated June 29, 2015