www.ecpubliclibrary.info 400 Eau Claire Street, Eau Claire What's Happening @ Your Library September 2014 November–December 2014 LIBRARY HOURS Mon-Thurs 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. Fri 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Sat 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sun 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. (Sept. 7 – May 17) Furry Friends 2015 Pet Calendar Meet Our Furry Friends! PHONE NUMBERS Information & Reference 715-839-5004 Circulation & Renewals 715-839-5003 Youth Services 715-839-5007 Holiday Hours: Thursday, November 27 Wednesday, December 24 Thursday, December 25 Wednesday December 31 Thursday, January 1 CLOSED CLOSED CLOSED 10 a.m.– 6 p.m. CLOSED ime Storyt Jack’s Tour pture of Scul e was ly part sculptur ugh thro Original re, this Clai library ations. 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Furry Friends, a calendar featuring library employee pets expertly photographed by Dewitz Photography, will be available for purchase soon. 14 s Due est Entrie ArtsW 13 23 22 11 21 Librar s of the Friend Sale Book p.m. 4 10 a.m.– Librar s of the Friend Sale Book p.m. 4 10 a.m.– y y 31 Calendars will be sold at Friends book sales, the library customer services desk, and selected local businesses, starting in mid-November. Prices will be one calendar for $10, two calendars for $18, or buy three for only $25. 20 r Storyt Winte imes Begin 19 30 29 18 28 r King n Luthe Marti Birthday 27 Jr.’s 26 25 The fundraiser is sponsored by The Friends of the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library. All proceeds from the calendar will go to fund the 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten program. See article on Youth Events page. Available for purchase at Circulation Services Proceeds to support library programming What’s Happening @ Your Library includes information on upcoming library events. Get your copy at the library, by mail and by e-mail, and online at www.ecpubliclibrary.info. To subscribe to the newsletter, ask questions, or comment, please stop by Information and Reference at the library, call 715-839-5004, e-mail [email protected], or visit www.ecpubliclibrary.info. November–December 2014 Programs and Events Writers Group Thursdays, November 6 & December 4 7 p.m. • Chippewa Room For more information, call 715-834-2844. Finding Your Roots: a Genealogy Seminar Saturday, November 8 • 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Eau Claire Room 10:30-10:45 a.m.Monthly Meeting, Genealogical Research Society 10:45-11 a.m. The Ins and Outs of the Wisconsin State Genealogical Society (W.S.G.S.) Details of the Pioneer’s Life Problem Solving Techniques and Technology 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Genealogy 101 1-2:30 p.m. Land Entry Records: Providing 2:45-4 p.m. Registration required for this event. Register online at www.ecpubliclibrary.info. Co-sponsored by the Genealogical Research Society of Eau Claire. Funders Panel - Foundation Center workshop Monday, November 10 • 2 p.m. • Eau Claire Room Representatives from the Eau Claire Community Foundation and United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley will participate in a panel discussion of the funding available to nonprofits offered by their organizations. Questions welcome! Tech Tuesdays Tuesdays, November 11 & December 9 2-4 p.m. • Reference area Stop by for FREE personal training on your e-reader, iPad, or tablet. Get answers to questions about how your device works and how to load things onto it. Genealogy Open Lab Thursday, November 13 10:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. • Microlab Open Lab features the U.S. Census presented by Anne Keller. Friends of the Library Book Sale Friday and Saturday, November 14-15 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. • Lower level meeting rooms A Bag Sale on Saturday features discount pricing. Wills, Trusts and Leaving a Legacy Monday, November 17 •5:30–7:30 p.m. • Eau Claire Room Estate planning for you, your family and the charities you care about. Register for this free event by calling Wisconsin Public Radio at 1-888-909-4163. Mystery Readers Tuesday, November 18 • 10:15 a.m. • Red Cedar Room Book for discussion is Frog Music by Emma Donoghue. Black Friday Boot Camp Tuesday, November 18 • 7 p.m. • Eau Claire Room Prepare for one of the busiest shopping days of the year. • Find all the best deals • Score killer deals • Make a plan of attack • Explore new savings territory Presented by Dannelle Gay, author of money-saving blog, Operation $40K. Writers Read 7 p.m. • Eau Claire Room (Day change)Thursday, November 20 - Max Garland Local poet and author Max Garland, Wisconsin’s Poet Laureate for 2013-2014, will read selections from his most recent and previous work. The program gives recognition to his contributions to Wisconsin poetry. Tuesday, December 9- Open Mike: Holidays Bring your original holiday-themed prose or poetry to read aloud for 5 to 10 minutes. Sign-up begins at 6:45 p.m. Friends of the Library Evening Book Group Tuesday, November 25 • 7:30 p.m. • Chippewa Room Book for discussion is A Constellation of Vital Phenomena by Anthony Marra. For information, call 715-456-4132. Upcoming Program What’s It Worth? Antique & Collectible Appraisal Event Saturday, January 17 10:15 a.m. - 1:15 p.m. Appraisals by reservation only! To schedule a 4-minute appointment, call 715-839-4834 Registration begins December 15 Guest appraiser is Mark Moran, former senior editor of Antiques and Collectibles Books for Krause Publications in Iola, Wisconsin. Categories of objects for appraisal may include: Fine art • furniture (usually smaller pieces are best) ceramics • glassware • vintage photographs • advertising • carvings • quilts, weathervanes and other folk art • assorted toys • metalware • clocks • costume jewelry Excluded items: All weapons, including swords and knives (folding knives are acceptable) • coins and paper money • Beanie Babies • fine jewelry, including precious gems • pocket and wristwatches • most musical instruments Questions about items not covered here may be submitted in advance to [email protected] to determine if appropriate. For more information on programs, visit us online at www.ecpubliclibrary.info, stop by Information & Reference at the library, call 715-839-5004, or send an e-mail to [email protected] November-December 2014 Youth Programs & Events September 8 - December 12 Youth Services Program Room No registration is required, but we ask that you follow our age recommendations. Bouncing Babies • Wednesdays • 10:15 a.m. (20 min.) For pre-walkers starting at birth. Little Movers • Thursdays • 10:15 a.m. (20 min.) For babies who love to move. Lap Tots • Mondays • 10:15 a.m. (20 min.) For one- and two-year-olds transitioning from baby to toddler. Toddler Tales • Tuesdays • 10:15 a.m. (20 min.) For two- and three-year-olds and a parent or caregiver. Preschool Storytime • Fridays • 10:15 a.m. (30 min.) For preschool children. Family Storytime • Saturdays • 10:15 a.m. (30 min.) For ages two to six, but can be enjoyed by the entire family. ARTmobile Storytimes Saturdays, November 15 & December 13 1–4 p.m. • Youth Services Program Room For all ages. It's time to get creative! Visit the ARTmobile for an art-based storytime that will inspire young artists. Storytime begins at 1 p.m., followed by art activities with staff from Eau Claire Regional Arts Center Artmobile. 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten is designed to help parents prepare their children for one of life’s big milestones: kindergarten. An excellent way to get your child ready to learn is to read to them. Children who have not yet started kindergarten are invited to stop by the Youth Services desk to register for this program and pick up their first reading log. Mockingjay Pre-Movie Release Party Thursday, November 20 • 7–8 p.m. Youth Services Program Room For teens excited about the release of The Hunger Games: Mockingjay-Part I! Sign up for fun challenges and cool crafts! Ages 10 and up. Registration required and begins November 1. Gingerbread House Construction Monday, December 1 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. • Eau Claire Room School-age children are invited to come to the library and build their very own gingerbread house! No registration needed. While supplies last. Letters to Santa Claus Santa Fall Storytimes Write a letter to Santa Claus! Santa’s Children ages 3 and up may drop Mailbox a letter in Santa’s special mailbox November 24–December 7 in Youth Services. Parents will need to provide the child’s full name and mailing address. (One letter per child.) Children will receive responses December 15-21. Sponsored by the Young Adult Advisory Board. ta San Winter Whimsy Saturday, December 6 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Youth Services Program Room Drop-In Make ‘n Take Crafts in conjunction with Downtown Eau Claire’s Christmastime in the City. Come in, warm up, and create some fun and fabulous crafts. Many will make great holiday gifts! While supplies last. LEGO Club A family drop-in program One Sunday per month • 1:30–3 p.m. Youth Services Program Room Join our LEGO Club! We provide the LEGOs, you bring the inspiration! No registration required. Monthly Themes: November 9: Castles December 7: Space New Year’s Rockin’ Early Eve December 31 • 4 - 5 p.m. Families are welcome to ring in the new year before bedtime! Enjoy dancing, refreshments, crafts and a special ball drop. Teen PinterFest Monday, December 1 • 2–3:30 p.m. Youth Services Program Room Youth ages 10 and up are invited to spend their afternoon creating awesome Pinterestinspired crafts to give as holiday gifts or keep for yourself! Registration required and begins November 1. For more information on these programs, please stop by Youth Services on your next visit to the library, call 715-839-5007, e-mail [email protected]ire.lib.wi.us, or check out the website for kids at www.ecpubliclibrary.info and select h“Kids.” ry he Galle In t Something Old and Something New October 19–November 23 Exhibit by Larry Stark Larry Stark has been making art since 1967. At that time he thought all art had to make a cultural statement. His view of art may be less narrow today, but he is limiting this exhibit to works of that nature. Some of these works from 1969 through 2013 have not been shown in Eau Claire before. Head vs Heart • November 30–January 6 Exhibit by Brenda Brousseau Artist Reception: Thursday, December 4, 7-8:30 p.m. Brenda began beading decades ago after her grandmother took her to an exhibit of Native American beadwork and bought her a child’s loom from the gift shop. Brenda has never looked at life the same since. Art to Brousseau is a continuation of her spirituality, and that journey has formed the basis of her work. Her preferred bead is called a seed bead, the same type of bead historically found in Native American work. She researches every headdress theme so that each can be layered with both meaning and symbology. Last year she received a grant from the Minnesota Arts Board to start beading a collection of wall mandalas. Wisconsin ArtsWest 36 February 22 - April 3, 2015 36 ArtsWest Wisconsin February 22- April 3, 2015 Reception & Presentation of Awards Thursday, February 26, 2015 7 - 8:30 p.m. Eau Claire , Wisconsin 715-839-5004 Entry forms available at www.ecpubliclibrary.info and at area public libraries and UW art departments. Artwork for consideration must be submitted by January 6, 2015. Submission forms for ArtsWest 36 will be available in late November at area public libraries and university art departments. Submission forms will also be available on the library’s website at www.ecpubliclibrary.info. ArtsWest entries must be submitted in digital format on CD or DVD, via online submission form or as an e-mail attachment by January 6, 2015. Anastasia Shartin, visual arts director at The Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson, Wisconsin, will serve as the juror.
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