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"Energy and the Earth" in-person discussions

Globe with plug graphicSuccessful learning and discussion

Beginning February 2015, eight people gathered weekly at the Scandinavia Public Library to discuss Changing Weather and Climate in the Great Lakes Region. This four-week in-person discussion was based on the course of the same name offered by UW-Madison and was supported by WiLS, a nonprofit membership organization that facilitates collaborative projects to advance library service. The discussions allowed participants to share their existing experiences about weather and climate, while exploring new concepts. The discussions were so successful that participants requested that the library offer more discussions like it. Library Journal wrote about the successful program supported by UW-Madison, WiLS, and public libraries in its March 11, 2015 issue.

Energy and the Earth, a University of Wisconsin-Madison Massive Open Online Course

Energy consumption and its consequences have spurred some of the most important public debates of our time. Beginning June 21, 2015, the University of Wisconsin-Madison invites you to join in the discussion during our free, four-week online course, Energy and the Earth, taught by professor and geoscientist Alan Carroll. The Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) will develop “big picture” perspectives on energy issues, based on the concept that all energy systems, fossil and renewable, depend on finite geologic resources of the Earth. All are welcome to participate regardless of experience.

In order to learn more about energy on an world-wide scale and discuss it on a local level, Scandinavia Public Library is offering in-person discussions regarding Energy and the Earth. Moderated hour-long discussion of each week's course content will be held on Tuesdays at 4:15 p.m. at Scandinavia Public Library on June 30, July 7, July 14, and July 21. Participants are encouraged to interact with the online content prior to attending the in-person discussions, however it is not required.

May 2015 Book Group

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Librarian Meredith leads the May book group discussion of "Open Season" by C.J. Box.

The first novel of the Joe Pickett series, Box's 2001 debut novel was lauded by high-profile authors (Joe Hillerman, Lee Child, and many others) and book critics alike.

Set in the wild uplands of Wyoming, Joe Picket is a husband, father, and the new game warden in a small-town district. He's an affable, morally upright everyman who is also prone to the types of bumbling moves we all dread (ticketing the unlicensed fisherman who turns out to be the new state Governor, having his gun snatched from its holster by a poacher). When said poacher is found dead on Joe's woodpile clutching an empty cooler with unidentified animal scat, and a pair of hunters is found dead at an elk camp up in the mountains, it opens up a mystery that becomes laced with danger for Joe and his family.

This tightly plotted novel features fully fleshed-out characters that are as colorful and unforgettable as the rugged lands around them. Box also portrays both sides of the conservation vs. development dichotomy with skill and finesse set against a backdrop of local political and beauracratic intrigue.

"Open Season" is a fast-moving thriller that will apeal to fans of mysteries, Westerns, and mainstream fiction alike.

The Scandinavia Public Library chooses a book monthly (except for December) to read and discuss as a group on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 4 p.m. Selections vary widely and readers are welcome to participate as frequently as they choose.

Crafting Bee

Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

The Scandinavia Public Library invites all crafters to Crafting Bee! This informal group is designed for handicrafters of all types to work in an atmosphere of creativity and mutual support. Assistance is available for a wide variety of crafts as well. So whether you knit, crochet, cross stitch, quilt, bead, or scrap, and whether you are a novice or an experienced pro, these sessions are open to everyone! Supervised children are also welcome. Please come and enjoy the fun!

Crafting Bee  takes place from 10 a.m. - Noon every Thursday.

You can check out some of our projects on the Scandinavia Public Library Facebook page!

Crafting Bee

Thursday, June 4, 2015 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

The Scandinavia Public Library invites all crafters to Crafting Bee! This informal group is designed for handicrafters of all types to work in an atmosphere of creativity and mutual support. Assistance is available for a wide variety of crafts as well. So whether you knit, crochet, cross stitch, quilt, bead, or scrap, and whether you are a novice or an experienced pro, these sessions are open ot everyone! All ages are welcome, although younger children should be supervised. Please come and enjoy the fun!

Crafting Bee  takes place from 10 a.m. - Noon every Thursday.

You can check out some of our projects on the Scandinavia Public Library Facebook page!

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Storytime

Tuesday, June 9, 2015 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Join our hero, I-S second grade teacher, Amy Wiersma for storytime including stories, a craft, and snack!

Crafting Bee

Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

The Scandinavia Public Library invites all crafters to Crafting Bee! This informal group is designed for handicrafters of all types to work in an atmosphere of creativity and mutual support. Assistance is available for a wide variety of crafts as well. So whether you knit, crochet, cross stitch, quilt, bead, or scrap, and whether you are a novice or an experienced pro, these sessions are open ot everyone! All ages are welcome, although younger children should be supervised. Please come and enjoy the fun!

Crafting Bee  takes place from 10 a.m. - Noon every Thursday.

You can check out some of our projects on the Scandinavia Public Library Facebook page!

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Heroes craft with duct tape

Thursday, June 11, 2015 - 2:30pm - 4:30pm

Join our hero Jodi Schmoldt, I-S school staff member and carmel-maker, to make duct tape crafts.

The crafts offered with be open to those who can use a crayon and beyond (that means you tweens, teens, and adults). We'll challenge you with a skill-appropriate design.

Storytime: Rainbow Fish

Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 10:00am - 11:10am

"Rainbow Fish" cover art Join us at 10 am on June 16 for storytime with hero Mr. Derek Haroldson, 4 Year-Old Kindergarten Teacher at Iola-Scandinavia Elementary School. We will read The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister, sing songs, and play with special rainbow sunglasses and prisms. Our craft project will be making a magic rainbow bead necklace.

Everyone is welcome to this storytime, however it is tailored to pre-school through grade 2 students.

Storytime will be held on Tuesday mornings at 10 a.m. during our Summer Library Program. They are held on June 16, June 23, June 30, July 7, July 14, July 21, July 28, and August 8.

Crafting Bee

Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

The Scandinavia Public Library invites all crafters to Crafting Bee! This informal group is designed for handicrafters of all types to work in an atmosphere of creativity and mutual support. Assistance is available for a wide variety of crafts as well. So whether you knit, crochet, cross stitch, quilt, bead, or scrap, and whether you are a novice or an experienced pro, these sessions are open ot everyone! All ages are welcome, although younger children should be supervised. Please come and enjoy the fun!

Crafting Bee  takes place from 10 a.m. - Noon every Thursday.

You can check out some of our projects on the Scandinavia Public Library Facebook page!

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Heroes craft: Superhero accessories

Thursday, June 18, 2015 - 2:30pm - 4:30pm

Every Hero Has a StoryDrop in between 2:30 and 4:30 p.m. Thursday, June 18 to create your superhero ensemble from mask, cuffs, to shield. If you didn't pick up a cape on Tuesday, June 16, you can get one today.

Want to see project ideas? See our Heroes are Super Pinterest page.

The crafts offered with be open to those who can use a crayon and beyond (that means you tweens, teens, and adults). We'll challenge you with a skill-appropriate design.

Want to be our superhero? Bring in your paper towel tubes for us to make masks from.

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