March 2019
For Everyone

Tuesday, March 5
6:00 PM
Thursdays, March 7 & 21
6:30-8:00 PM

Thursday, March 14
7:00-7:30 PM

Digital Downloads 101
Saturday, March 16
10:00 AM-12:30 PM
For Children & Families

All Ages

Saturday, March 2
10:30 AM-12:30 PM 
Tuesday, March 12
6:00-7:30 PM

Pre-School Age

Mondays, March 4 & 18
10:00-10:45 AM
Ages 6 months-3 years

Thursday, March 14
10:00-10:45 AM
Ages 6 months-3 years
Thursdays, 1:30-2:00 PM
Ages 3 & 4 
Registration required and ongoing

Monday, March 18
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School Age
Every Wednesday 
2:30- 4:00 PM
Age 4 and older
Thursdays, March 7 & 21
3:30-5:00 PM 
Grades 1+    
Thursday, March 28
3:30-5:00 PM
Grades 3+ 
For Tweens & Teens

Friday, March 8
4:00-5:00 PM
4th-8th grade
For Adults
Wednesday, March 6
7:00 PM

Thursday, March 7
6:30-8:00 PM

Tuesday, March 12
7:00-8:00 PM

Thursday, March 14
6:00 PM

Thursday, March 21
11:00 AM
Our conversation series focusing on Ta-Nehisi Coates' We Were Eight Years in Power has wrapped up, but the conversation on race and privilege has not.

UW-Madison journalism professor Sue Robinson joins us Thursday, March 7th at 6:30 PM to talk about how power and privilege shape public discourse - and why it's so hard to talk constructively about racial inequality even in relatively progressive places.

This program is co-sponsored by Boswell Book Company, who will be selling copies of Robinson's book Networked News, Racial Divides: How Power and Privilege Shape Public Discourse in Progressive Communities.
Come celebrate Dr. Seuss! Dr. Seuss, one of the world's most beloved children's book authors, gave us a lot to celebrate. Our sixth annual Seuss Celebration has it all! Celebrity readers, including Representative David Bowen, will share their favorite Dr. Seuss books. Children can make crafts and enjoy Seuss-tastical games. Join the fun Saturday, March 2nd from 10:30 AM-12:30 PM.
Photo courtesy of the Archives Department at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Libraries

Before big league ball came to Milwaukee, the south side of the city was home to the semi-professional Kosciuszko Reds. Historian Neal Pease will share the story of this team, favorites of the city's Polish community, through images and words that bring the history of the sport and city to life. Play ball Tuesday, March 12th at 7:00 PM!
Teen writers: submissions for our 2019 Teen Short Story and Poetry Contest are due March 4.
Winners of each category receive a $50 Visa gift card. Complete contest rules are on our website .
Season's Readings, our adult winter reading program ends March 8. You still have time to pick up and fill out a reading log or two, and drop them in a prize drawing gift bags. There are ten great prizes to choose from, and you may submit as many entries as you'd like. What better way to pass the cold winter days than by warming up with a good book? 
If you have always wanted to learn a new language, or feel inspired to brush up one you've learned before, why not start now? We offer two digital language learning tools, with access to hundreds of language classes - all at no cost to you. Both Mango Languages and Transparent Language Online are free to use with a computer or tablet and internet access.
Do you hear from us? We want to hear from you!

Click here to learn how you can share your thoughts about the library's communications at a focus group on March 9 at 11:00 a.m.

April Story Times
Story times for tots and toddlers return in April and registration begins March 18.  Go to our website to learn more  about what is in store for your little one when you sign up for story time! You can register by calling the library, visiting our website, or visiting us in person.

A Little Luck o'the Irish

Celebrate spring and St. Patrick's day with a visit from Trinity Irish Dancers. All ages are invited to watch some spirited dance!
Thursday, March 14 at 7:00 PM in the Village Center.
Check out E-books

Add e-books and digital magazines to your reading repertoire - it's easy! We're here to help you get started at Digital Downloads 101, held the third Saturday each month. Drop in Saturday, March 16   between
10:30 AM and 12:00 PM for expert help setting up your device to get free digital content from the library!
PTO and the JOMO
As I key this, I hear the waves rolling in, feel the humidity clinging to my skin, and smell an earthy freshness. I'm on the last day of a seaside vacation with my family and have not once checked my work email. I feel replenished and strong.
It's critical to recharge and leave one's daily routine a few times each year. It may be a long weekend, a "staycation," or actually leaving town, but each of these circumstances provide time to unplug, recharge, slow down, and embrace being present. 

Sadly, not everyone has the benefit of paid time off from their daily routine. I think we should work hard to get as many people there as possible. I say this because, when I return to work, I'll have more energy, better perspective, and will have strengthened my mental and physical health; all of which will make me a more productive, stronger worker for my library team.
Here's to Paid Time Off (PTO) and the Joy Of Missing Out (JOMO).

Rachel Collins
Library Director

If you're interested, check out the State of American Vacation 2018 from Project: Time Off. It is funded by the U.S. Travel Association, and has some valid statistics, survey results, and observations regarding the allocation and use of paid time off in the U.S.
For even more recommendations, follow our staff blog and explore our curated booklists on all kinds of genres, topics, read-alikes and more.
How Long 'Til Black Future Month by N. K. Jemisin

A collection of short stories in multiple genres, from steam-punk Hatian spies in 19th century New Orleans, to dream sorcerers in fantasy realms, to deeply dystopian futures. Not only are these stories vivid, engaging fiction, but many have relevant social messages for a modern audience. 
- Recommended by Katel
by Nick Drnaso
Sabrina, the first graphic novel to be nominated for the Man Booker Prize, follows the disappearance of a young Midwestern woman and expounds on the aftermath of her loss. Using simple line drawings and muted tones, Drnaso explores how information is dispersed and distorted in a world where social media reigns supreme and fake news is rampant and unrestrained. Somber and spooky, Sabrina offers readers a bleak look into the mirror of suburban contemporary society.          
- Recomme nded by Hayley

James Bond fans should not miss this book! Horowitz, with source material and notes from Ian Fleming, tells the story of how James Bond became 007, the roguish agent we know and love. Bond's first assignment in the "double-o" division takes him to the crime-ridden south of France, where Bond's predecessor was unceremoniously murdered when he got too close to the truth.
- Recommended by Emily
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