Soldiers Grove Library News

Hello Everyone,

It’s February and we are heading out of winter!

You may remember a program at the library in December with Kelle Lemley. She talked about the Back-to-Landers history project and book that she and Josh Feyen are working on and showed lots of pictures from that era. They have a facebook page, “Back to the land in the Kickapoo & Pine Valleys”.

Now K O’Brien, dramatist-director extraordinaire, has this exciting project in the works!

READERS NEEDED FOR THEATER PIECE        Voices of the Kickapoo is a dramatic reading developed from local interviews from the Back To The Land Project. A first reading will be held at the Soldiers Grove Library on Tuesday Feb. 3 from 7:00-9:00.  Eleven people are needed for this reading. Readers need a computer and access to Dropbox in order to share the script. If you would like to participate, or have questions, please contact K at

Toddler Time is in full swing, Tuesday mornings, 10am with Ms Cindy. Stories, songs, puppets, simple crafts and of course, snack!

And lastly, I’d like to remind everyone about the library’s Patio-Paver Program. During the coming years we will continue to offer this opportunity to support the library and proceeds will be used to maintain the high quality of service our community has come to rely on. So it’s time to place your order for an engraved brick to be installed this coming spring! The order form can be found on the library’s website, or you can stop by the library to order a brick or two. The patio pavers can be seen in the bookdrop area near the front entrance and can be reserved for $100 per brick. Inscriptions can be made for individuals, families, businesses or commemorations of all kinds. Soon it will be Valentine’s Day, what a great way to honor someone special, and love your library too!



Cele Wolf, Librarian Director
Soldiers Grove Public Library
Books are Sunsational!

Hangout with Art

How do we experience art in a meaningful way? How can we use technology to help us understand art in person, and vice versa?

You can explore these questions together with the staff of the Milwaukee Art Museum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, along with diverse experts and a global community of arts-interested people in a free online course, which begins on February 10, 2015.

The link to the course is found on our continuing education page at under resources -> continuing education.

Slow reading, another way to savor life

What is Slow Reading?

Remember reading?  With no cell phones on?
Neither do we – so let’s start up again!

Slow reading is a new movement with an old twist.
Turn off your phone and the Internet, get comfortable,
and really concentrate on a great book for 45 minutes a day.
No distractions – just read.

Absorb.  Enjoy.  Relax.

It’s good for your brain and good for your stress level!

Go ahead, try it and let us know how you like it.
Join the new/old
Slow Reading Movement!
You’ll be glad you did.

~Cele Wolf, Library Director