March @ the Library
WiFi Down Time
On Tuesday, March 3 our WiFi will be down in the morning as we make some network changes. Our desktop computers will not be affected. We expect the work to be completed and for our WiFi to be back up by noon.
Changes to Overdrive/Libby
We've got some exciting new changes come to users of Libby/Overdrive.
  1. Lucky Day Collection- Lucky day collection works much like the Hot Reads print collection at WFB. These are titles that cannot be placed on hold but are available for checkout on a first-come, first served basis.
  2. Hold notifications - When titles on hold become available for you, they will no longer automatically checkout to your account. Instead of automatic checkout you will receive a notification that:
  • You can borrow the title within three days
  • OR you can suspend the hold by selecting “delivery later” which passes the book to the next person on the list while maintaining the user’s place in line. This essentially freezes your place in line
Friends Writing Contest Reception
We are nearly ready to announce the winners of our Friends writing contest! Check our website here after March 4 to see our list of winners:

Join us for a reception on Monday, March 23 at 6:30pm where winners of the writing contest will be on hand to read their winning pieces. You can register online at:
In his one-hour presentation, Mr. Hindin plays, sings and tells background stories of the music, how it came to be, and the men and women who created the iconic sounds of the era. Using a personal and sometimes humorous approach to the stories behind the music, he entertains, educates and shares his passion for this great area of creativity that spans the end of World War I, the Great Depression, World War II and the explosion of America on the world stage after the conclusion of World War II. Mr. Hindin stresses the huge contributions that immigrants in America made to the culture of the great “melting pot” that was America during this era. He reaches “over the footlights” to involve the audience and share his deep connection to the cultural gifts that made America the great country it became post World War II.
Book Clubs @ the Library
The library offers two book clubs to choose from. Here are the titles for our next meetings:

March 5- Falling in Love by Donna Leon
Raven Black by Ann Cleeves

March 27- The Great Alone by Kristin Hannah
April 24- Breakfast with Buddha by Roland Merullo
In life we are all faced with many challenging situations- a difficult meeting at work, managing family dynamics, experiencing a health crisis, or caregiver stress are just a few examples. Whether you are trying to help others or facing your own challenges, this program could be valuable. Effectively managing situations is all about communication, and it starts with listening differently. 

Presented by Adele Lund of the Laureate Group.
We will supply all the materials to create cool paper cupcakes! Just bring your creativity and stop by whenever the library is open
Storytime Registration Begins
Monday, March 9
Call (414) 755-6555 or stop by the Youth Services desk to register in person.  
Registration begins March 1
He's part human, he's part canine, he's Dog Man! Come celebrate the hero of the Dave Pilkey series with crafts, games and activities
We're thinking spring with this colorful celebration! We'll explore the science behind rainbows, make some colorful crafts, and end our program with some rainbow parachute playtime.
Come and celebrate Pi Day (Eve!) by sampling pies and doing some pi-themed activities.
Librarian Picks
For Adults

Introducing the first official Harry Potter knitting book—a deluxe guide to creating over 25 authentic Harry Potter knits based on the iconic films.

Channel the magic of the Harry Potter films from the screen to your needles with the ultimate knitter’s guide to the Wizarding World. Featuring over 25 magical knits pictured in gorgeous full-color photography, this book includes patterns for clothing, home projects, and keepsakes pulled straight from the movies—and even includes a few iconic costume pieces as seen on-screen. With yarn suggestions based on the true colors used in the films, projects range from simple patterns like the Hogwarts house scarves to more complex projects like Mrs. Weasley’s Christmas sweaters. A true fan must-have, this book also includes fun facts, original costume sketches, film stills, and other behind-the-scenes treasures. Harry Potter: Knitting Magic is sure to have fans everywhere summoning needles, conjuring yarn, and practicing their best knitting wizardry. -- from Amazon
For Kids

"An empowering celebration of identity, acceptance and Hawaiian culture based on the true story of a young girl in Hawai'i who dreams of leading the boys-only hula troupe at her school. Ho'onani feels in-between. She doesn't see herself as wahine (girl) OR kane (boy). She's happy to be in the middle. But not everyone sees it that way. When Ho'onani finds out that there will be a school performance of a traditional kane hula chant, she wants to be part of it. But can a girl really lead the all-male troupe? Ho'onani has to try . . . Based on a true story, Ho'onani: Hula Warrior is a celebration of Hawaiian culture and an empowering story of a girl who learns to lead and learns to accept who she really is--and in doing so, gains the respect of all those around her. Ho'onani's story first appeared in the documentary A Place in the Middle by filmmakers Dean Hamer and Joe Wilson."-- Provided by publisher.
For Teens

In the finale to the Arc of a Scythe trilogy, dictators, prophets, and tensions rise. In a world that's conquered death, will humanity finally be torn asunder by the immortal beings it created? Citra and Rowan have disappeared. Endura is gone. It seems like nothing stands between Scythe Goddard and absolute dominion over the world scythedom. With the silence of the Thunderhead and the reverberations of the Great Resonance still shaking the earth to its core, the question remains: Is there anyone left who can stop him? The answer lies in the Tone, the Toll, and the Thunder.--adapted from publisher's description.
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