The Open House to celebrate the library's new location was a success! Around 150 people visited the library over 2 days. Author Marston Moore signed copies of his book Prairie Perpendicular. Children's librarian Janice Arndt held a fantastic "all day" storytime. Fortunately she had lots of help. Take a look at some of the pictures. More pictures on FaceBook.
Monday, June 21, 2010
Prairie Perpendicular - The Novel
Prairie Perpendicular by Marston Moore tells a story familiar to all those involved in agriculture in the 1970s. Farmers and residents of prairie towns discovered that familiar seasonal rhythms of planting and harvest could not cope with erratic markets driven by global production and demand. Tom Cooper, the manager of the Sheffield Farmers Elevator, is caught up in the dynamics of Midwest grain marketing when he decides to sell farmer-owned corn.
Moore bases the plot of Prairie Perpendicular on his experience as a farmer, elevator operator and educator. Moore paints this story in vivid emotional colors that illuminate the human cost of agribusiness. He continues to chart the cost of change on the high plains from his farm in North Dakota.
Many old acquaintances, friends and former neighbors enjoyed visiting with the author on Saturday, June 19 during the library's open house. Mr. Moore offered copies of Prairie Perpendicular in exchange for a donation to the library. If you missed Prairie Perpendicular on Saturday, copies are still available.
Marston Moore grew up in the Withee area so we consider him a local author. Other local authors whose books are included in our collection are:
Jerry Bus - A War of Their Own (History)
Mary Carlson - Journey from Cornwall (Memoir)
Louise Rasmussen Olszewski - A Taste of Family and Food (Cookbook and family history)
Susan Purkapile - Nosy Noodles the Curious Cow, Otto the Blind Otter and The Adventures of Billy the Blue Gill (Children's Books illustrated by local artist
Victoria Roder - The Dream House: Visions and Nightmares (Romance)
Kara Lynn Russell - The Prodigal Father, Orchard Hill Romances, and Nick and Noelle (Romance)
Doreen Lynn Tomczak - The Color of Change (Photography and poetry)
Stop by and discover the many talented authors and artists in our area.
Monday, June 14, 2010
The NEW Withee Public Library will hold an open house this Saturday and Sunday, during Withee Days. We will be open from 10-2:00 on Saturday and from 11:00-2:00 on Sunday. On both days visitors will be able to enjoy refreshments, shop our used book sale and view displays. Louise Olszewski has created several displays of Withee History throughout the library. Vita Gosse made a display on Coral Reefs for the children's room, to go with this year's library reading theme - "Make a Splash @ Your Library."
In addition, on Saturday Marston Moore, formerly of Withee and author of the novel Prairie Perpendicular will appear from 11-12:00 and from 1:00-2:00. Children can join in a Sea Serpant Party in the children's room. They can come whenever they wish and leave when they need to.
Please drop in during Withee Days to help us celebrate our beautiful new building. I'm sure you'll see why we love it so much.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
We will be closed from Wednesday, May 19 through Monday, May 31.
Anyone who wishes to volunteer to help with our move on Saturday, May 22nd should call the library at 229-2010.
We have a number of items that we won't be needing in our new building. Anyone who is interested in purchasing items such as shelving, an older model TV, a fax machine, a printer, a copier, or a "dorm size" refrigerator, please call the library at 229-2010. There may be other items available.
The New Withee Public Library will open on June 1 at 511 Division Street. Please stop by and see our beautiful new facility. Our hours are:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Closed Wednesday and Sunday
We wish to extend a sincere thanks to the Withee village board and staff for making our new building a reality and to the community for many years of support. We look forward to serving the village of Withee and the surrounding area for many more years.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
The Post Mistress by S. Blake Worst Case by J. Patterson Not My Daughter by B. Delinsky
Mythbusters: The Explosive Truth Behind30 of the Most Perplexing Urban Legends of All Time
Love Finds You in Last Chance, CA by M. Ferrell Love Finds You in Valentine, NE by I. Brand
Love Finds You in Romeo, CO by G. F. Faulkenberry Cut by K. Glass
YA Books & Graphic Novels
Shaman King #14 Queen's Knight #8 Vampire Knight #7
Jim Henson's Return to Labrynth #3 How to Ditch Your Fairy by J. Larbalestier
I Want Two Birthdays by T. Ross Hip & Hop Don't Stop by J. Czekaj
Wishing for Tomorrow by Hilary McKay One Crazy Summer by R. Williams-Garcia
Robots The Proposal Tootsie Little House on the Prairie Elmo & the Bookaneers
The Blue and the Gray miniseries The Frog Princess Smart House
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Make A Splash @ Your Library
Join children's librarian Janice Arndt at 10:30 on the following Saturdays for stories, crafts, games and fun. Be sure to browse our collection of children's books, DVDs and other material.
No Story Time in May! Visit us in our new building in June.
June 12: Sea Serpent Party July 24 Splish, Splash August 14: Down by the Pond
Story Teller Tracy Chipman will be performing on July 23 at 2:00
Visit her website and hear a story: