Soldiers Grove Library Event

Hello Everyone,

Here’s an update on the Jerry Apps program Saturday, April 2, 1:30pm at the library. The Wisconsin Historical Society has posted our event on their webpage and it is very nicely put:

Here is a little bio from his webpage:
Jerry Apps, born and raised on a Wisconsin farm, is Professor Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the author of more than 35 books, many of them on rural history and country life. His nonfiction books include: Living a Country Year, Every Farm Tells a Story, When Chores Were Done, Humor from the Country, Country Ways and Country Days, One-Room Schools, Cheese, Breweries of Wisconsin, Ringlingville USA (History of Ringling Brothers circus),Old Farm: A History, Barns of Wisconsin, Horse Drawn Days: A Century of Farming With Horses, Campfires and Loon Calls, Whispers and Shadows, and Wisconsin Agriculture: A History. His children’s books include:Stormy, Eat Rutabagas, Tents, Tigers and the Ringling Brothers, and Casper Jaggi: Master Swiss Cheese Maker, and Letters From Hillside Farm (A YA novel). He has an audio book, The Back Porch and Other Stories. Jerry has published Six novels, The Travels of Increase Joseph, In a Pickle: A Family Farm Story, Blue Shadows Farm, Cranberry Red, Tamarack River Ghost, and The Great Sand Fracas of Ames County. Jerry is a former publications editor for UW-Extension, an acquisitions editor for the McGraw-Hill Book Company, and editor of a national professional journal.

Jerry’s forthcoming book is called Telling Your Story. It’s a guide for those who’d like to write their own memoir. This will be a very special event, hope you can join us!

Cele Wolf, Librarian Director
Soldiers Grove Public Library

Books Are Sunsational!

Jerry Apps poster.docx

Soldiers Grove Library News

Greetings Friends,

Since the month of March has roared it’s way in, we should be heading for a mild and pleasant Spring, right?!? Ah, Wisconsin.

The Library has been lively. Our Christmas tree became a pussy willow bedecked with crocheted snowflakes then valentines now shamrocks and next — an Easter/ Springtime tree? The entry way display case, inherited from Bob Burns’ Pool Room in the old Village, holds a changing arrangement of memorabilia. Library Friends and Board members keep the seasons showing and that’s a shout out, a thank you to them:)

Here are some events
Tuesday, March 15, 7-9pm, Liz Bransky will be available the library for help with using Overdrive. Digital materials like ebooks, audiobooks, magazines and movies can be checked out and downloaded to your own device from the Wisconsin Digital Library (OverDrive) using an account set up with your library card. Just bring your Kindle, Nook, iPad or other device along to the library and we will help you get started, or troubleshoot an existing account.

StoryTime continues Tuesday mornings at 10am. This week the children will be watercolor painting with Ms Cindy along with a seasonal story, playtime and snack.

April Save-The-Dates
Saturday, April 2, 1:30pm, author Jerry Apps will talk about his book One-Room Country Schools

Thursday, April 14, (time TBA) author Genevieve Davis will give a cooking demo andtalk about her book, Fanni’s Viennese Kitchen

More about these April visits to come. With warm wishes for Spring,