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Library Provides Lunch for Victorian House Tour

Photograph of lamp and jars on bathroom vanityThe historic Wrolstad-Quien Victorian home at 255 Mill Street, Scandinavia will be open for tour on Halloween Weekend: Friday, October 31; Saturday, November 1; and Sunday, November 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Donations of $2 per person will  support the Humane Society of Waupaca County.

Linda and Jon Durrant are hosting the Victorian House tour, a Queen Anne Victorian built in 1893 by John and Mathea Wrolstad. Second owners, the Thomas and Maren Quien family owned the house for 90 years, and third owners Linda and Jon Durrant purchased the house in 2007, beginning their 7 year restoration.

The Durrants are delighted to show visitors architectural features: faux bois woodwork, pocket doors, fret work (spandrels), etched glass doors, spoon carved woodwork and much more. Be sure to see their displays of century-old photographs and personal items belonging to the previous owner families.

Volunteers will provide a lunch of chili, brats, and booyah at the site. Donations for the food will support the Scandinavia Public Library.

Artisans from near and far will be onsite demonstrating and displaying their work as well as selling items. Featured artisans include rug weaver, Jerry Johnson; wool spinner, Claire Nordness; quilter, Linda Durrant; basket weaver, Barbara Johnson; gourmet dog treats chef, Sue Moerke; wood carver, Kay Durrant; water color painters, Sue Martin and Doris Weed; repurposed furniture designer, Becky Stevens. Local business owners of  The Village Hive of Amherst, Amy Powers; and Trout Bum Baker of Scandinavia, Tom Spoerl will be providing samples. Ghost stories, gentle in content but told for adults, will be told by Donna Rickel and fortunes will be told by Madam Sams.

The owners of the home have carefully restored the Victorian home and researched the history of its previous owners. Due to the fine furnishings and detailed history presented, this event is suitable only for the most erudite of children and adults.

Information about the history of the previous homeowners, refurbishing of the home, and plans for Halloween Weekend can be found at www.1893victorianfarmhouse.blogspot.com.

Lamp photograph by Linda Durrant.

Calling Young Poets!

Standing superhero boyThe Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets (WFOP) is sponsoring its annual Student Poetry Contest. The contest has no entry fee and is open to all Wisconsin students in grades 6 through 12. Winners receive cash prizes and get their poem published in the 2016 Wisconsin Poets’ Calendar.

The WFOP is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting poetry in Wisconsin. For more information about WFOP, go to wfop.org.

For questions about the student contest, contact the Student Contest coordinator, Jeanie Tomasko at: wisstudentpoetrycontest@gmail.com

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Reading More and Viking It! T-shirts for Sale

Photograph of t-shirt with Viking image for Scandinavia Public LIbraryBased on popular demand, Scandinavia Public Library Reading More and Viking It! t-shirts are available for $12 each. The royal blue, 100% cotton (preshrunk) shirts are silk screened with the library name on the upper left chest in the front and the viking on the back. Child and adult sizes are the same price. If you are looking for a size that we don't carry we will order it for you as available through our vendor through November 2014.

Support the library and share your Viking pride with a t-shirt!

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Substitute Librarian Needed

The Scandinavia Public Library is currently accepting applications for a substitute librarian. The substitute librarian is responsible for providing all of the library services related to lending library materials and handling monetary transactions at the library when the library director is not available. Courteous customer service, good organizational skills, excellent computer skills, and a high school diploma or the equivalent are required. Experience with children and young adults is beneficial.

To apply for this position submit a resume to either

  • The Scandinavia Public Library in person

  • Scandinavia Public Library, PO Box 157, Scandinavia, WI 54977

  • e-mail sca@mail.owls.lib.wi.us

Applications will be reviewed beginning September 23, 2014 and will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

Questions may be directed to Sue Vater Olsen, library director, at (715) 467-4636 or the e-mail address above.

The Scandinavia Public Library is an equal opportunity employer.

Crafting Bee

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 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, hand 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!

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Crafting Bee

Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 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, hand 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!

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Friends of Jorgens Park Preserve

Thursday, November 6, 2014 - 6:30pm - 7:30pm

Photo of trail at Jorgens Park PreserveFriends of Jorgens Park Preserve in Scandinavia, Wisconsin is looking for help and suggestions from interested people. The group meets every other month typically. Future plans may include trail upkeep; planting trees, shrubs, and flowers; maintaining structures; and designing a parking area. The next meeting is Thursday November 6 at the Scandinavia Municipal Building.

Photo from Friends of Jorgens Park Preserve FaceBook Group. The Scandinavia Public Library is not affiliated with the Friends of Jorgens Park Preserve.

Writing Group

Monday, November 10, 2014 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Join us to share in the writing process.

Veterans Day

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 (All day)

Graphic representing a portion of the US FlagThe library is closed on November 11 for Veterans Day.

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