Watershed education, community action, and sustainable solutions! May 5 at the Library.

Join Mexican Biologist Omaru Heras Ornelas at the Soldiers Grove Public Library on Tuesday, May 5 from 7 to 9 p.m. to learn about the environmental struggles going on south of our border.

Dealing with serious contamination in the rivers of Morelos, Mexico, it was decided that the only solution was to bring all the sectors of civil society together in a massive campaign to raise awareness in each village, clean up the tributaries, and install simple systems to ecologically deal with household wastewater.

Omaru helped spearhead this project in the sacred mountains of Tepoztlan, which involved a socioeconomic diagnosis of the surrounding communities, water quality testing, biological surveys, and of course, a massive public education campaign.

There will be an opportunity for some hands-on learning by making simple household water filtration systems. Materials will be provided and the systems can be taken home for a free-will donation.

The event is free and open to everyone. Some light snacks and beverages will be provided.

Soldiers Grove Library News

Hello Everyone,

Just a reminder that tomorrow, Tuesday April 14th, at 7pm, local author Paul Zimmer will be reading from his new novel, The Mysteries of Soldiers Grove. Spoiler: if you’re looking for a mystery, this is more of a love story, with a thriller backround…and it’s not actually about Soldiers Grove, but the village and surrounding countryside where the Zimmers, Paul and his wife Suzanne have lived for several decades, are the inspiration and setting. All characters and events are fiction! ​ ​
R​ead about this and more at: www.soldiersgrovelibrary.com and click on Events.

Last week ended with a delightful painting workshop with watercolor artist Anne Tedeschi. Young and old attendees, paintbrush in hand, created amazing seascapes using Anne’s techniques with the magic of watercolor. Thank you so much Anne!

And last week also brought Updating Library Spaces – A Learning Day, sponsored by the Wisconsin Library Services. Library directors and board members from around the state toured and were able to ask questions about our expansion project and the solar restoration. Many thanks go out to the team of inspiring people who worked so hard to make our project happen and came together once again to help explain how we did it!

Happy Spring! ~Cele

Cele Wolf, Librarian Director
Soldiers Grove Public Library
608-624-5815
Books are Sunsational!

Paul Zimmer reading

Tuesday, April 14 at 7 p.m.

Poet, essayist, and now… novelist

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Zimmer will read from his newest work ‘The Mysteries of Soldiers Grove’, answer questions, and sign books at the Soldiers Grove Public Library

This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Copies of Zimmer’s novel will be available for purchase.