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Saturday March 26th NOON: Soldiers Grove Public Library Celebrate Words of the Driftless Region Catherine Young’s poetry and prose is published nationally and internationally and is featured in the Driftless Reader.
She lives in Richland County where she is in love with meandering streams.
Catherine’s 64th birthday celebration follows reading and book signing. All welcome! Dessert potluck out back.
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** Spring is in the Air! ————————————————————
What I need is the dandelion in the spring. The bright yellow that means rebirth instead of destruction. The promise that life can go on, no matter how bad our losses. That it can be good again. ~Suzanne Collins (soldiersgrovelibrary.us2.list-manage.com/track/click?u=422233c46d4a07f20abc08341&id=b3d999f782&e=ee9f477cd2)
Here are a few library updates to add to your calendars: * Storytime with Ms. Morgan every Tuesday @ 10:00 a.m. Meet us in the children’s section for stories, crafts, and snacks. These are geared for ages 3-6, but all ages are welcome. We can’t wait for you to join us!
* Saturday, March 26th @ noon—Author reading by Catherine Young on her newest book of poems, Geosmin. A dessert potluck to follow. All are welcome!
* Book Club: Join us virtually or in-person for intelligent, lively discussions! We meet the 4th Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Please contact Sarah if you want to join or if you have some book suggestions for our future meetings. March 28th: Maid by Stephanie Land; April 25th: Circe by Madeline Miller.
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*Saturday, March 26th @ noon*: Please join us at the library to hear Catherine Young read from her newest book of poems,* Geosmin.* A dessert potluck to follow. All are welcome to help us celebrate the arrival of Spring with this exciting program!
*Storytime with Ms. Morgan: *Every Tuesday @ 10:00 a.m. Join us in the children’s section for stories, crafts, and snacks. These are geared for ages 3-6, but all ages are welcome. We can’t wait for you to join us!
*Book Club:* Join us virtually or in-person for intelligent, lively discussions! Meetings are the 4th Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. Please contact Sarah if you want to join or if you have some book suggestions for our future meetings. March 28th: Maid by Stephanie Land; April 25th: Circe by Madeline Miller. Currently meeting in-person and virtually!
*Library Gardens: *We have 4 barrels in front of the library that need some beautiful blooms. Would you like to adopt a barrel for the summer? Or consider making a donation to our barrels in front of the library to help us keep that area looking beautiful and inviting! Please contact the library if you are interested.
*Soldiers Grove History Room: *The upper level of the library has so much local history with archived newspapers, photos, and so much more. Soon, there will be a computer upstairs with access to Newspapers.com to view local digital newspapers through 1925. More updates coming to the history room soon!
*Memory Screens *through ADRC with individuals at the Soldiers Grove Library starting at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 11th. Contact the library for more details.
Thank you for all you do to support the library. We look forward to seeing you soon!
Excerpt from the Wisconsin State Journal:
SOLDIERS GROVE — The floods still come, but there is less worry in this northern Crawford County village.
For nearly 40 years, Main Street here has been absent hardware and grocery stores, the library, post office, fire department, bars and cafés.
But community remains, on higher ground, out of the reach of the Kickapoo River.
After decades of devastating floods, Soldiers Grove began working in the 1970s on what would become a $6 million relocation plan. By 1983, nearly 50 businesses and homes in the downtown were demolished, with new structures constructed on higher land along Highway 61 on the village’s southeast side.
And here’s the POSTER!
Both days’ events will be held at the Soldiers Grove Library.
[image: image.png] Cheers, *~Cele*
Hello Dear Friends,
It’s your librarian emeritus, getting back in touch to invite you to the Soldiers Grove Library’s Golden Anniversary Gala! We are celebrating 50 years of growing to become the heart of your community, with photos and displays under a big tent outside in the courtyard. There’ll be children’s activities, a special honor ceremony, live music and light refreshments too! Come and enjoy a walk down memory lane. It’s amazing to see what became of that little cloakroom scrubbed clean by the Yankeetown homemakers ‘way back then’. Hope to see you there!
This week, as we settle in to give thanks for the bounty we have, the library will be closed Wednesday, Nov. 25th through Saturday, November 28th.
But, YES, the Soldiers Grove Public Library is still providing services: curbside, browsing of materials, faxing, copying, computer use (with time limits). We will continue to monitor the Crawford County Health <www.crawfordcountywi.org/health.html> recommendations as community spread has increased; as always we maintain our rigorous cleaning and quarantining protocols.
Stay safe, stay healthy — wash hands, wear a mask. Whatever we all can do to get through this let’s do it so we can keep the library experience as safe as possible for everyone.
*Virtual Book Club**:* Everyone is welcome to join us Wednesday, December 9 th at 6:30 p.m. for a virtual book discussion. This month we are reading *The Overstory* by Richard Powers. We will discuss the book via Google meet. Please contact Sarah by phone (608) 624-5815 or email (email@example.com) to sign up. Gays Mills patrons may contact David Gibbs by phone (608) 734-4331 or email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
*Soldiers Grove Public Library is 50 years old: *It began with the Yankeetown Homemakers meeting in December 1970. By June of 1971, a collection of books was assembled in the cloak room of the old Opera Hall on Main Street in Soldiers Grove. Run entirely by volunteers the library moved from the Opera Hall to the Fire Station until 1982, when it moved to the new Solartown development, in its current home. The sweet little library expanded with support from the Village and the surrounding community in 2012.
The summer of 2021 we will plan to host an official celebration with the entire community. As part of the celebration, we would like everyone, young and old, to create a canvas with a painting or a poem, or any creative medium you prefer, with the theme of *“What the Soldiers Grove Public Library Means to Me.”* You can pick up a canvas at the library, or create something out of materials you already have. We would like for you to bring the completed project to the library, so we can display it for all to see for our celebration.
*Outside Wireless Connection Expanded:* We have more connections at the library. You can park in the lower or upper parking lots, and you can even be in the courtyard to access our wireless connection. These devices are visible from the windows and are available through a grant with the Southwest Library System. So please feel free to use our WIFI connection to access the internet anytime you are near or around the library building!
Please reach out with questions, suggestions, or concerns.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
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