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August 2017

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Hidden Figures Family Book Club Aug 01st (All day)
Aug 01st (All day)

Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures Family Book Club

Read the book. Watch the movie. Come to our book discussion. All August.

Books available in regular and young reader editions.

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Willow River Writers 10:00 am
Aug 01st - 10:00 am

Willow River Writers

Willow River Writers Group

Meets the first and third Tuesdays at the Next Door Cafe in New Richmond from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm.

This group is led by volunteers.

 
 
 
 
Mystery Book Club 10:00 am
Aug 03rd - 10:00 am

Mystery Book Club

Mystery Book Club meets the first Thursday of each month at 10:00 am.

 

The August discussion will be on No Graves Yet by Anne Perry.

 
 
 
Sit. Stay. Read. 5:00 pm
Aug 03rd - 5:00 pm

Sit. Stay. Read

Read to Freddy

At 5:00 pm

This is a wonderful opportunity for kids of all ages but especially for new readers to practice their blossoming skills.

 
 
 
Chat & Chew for teens: an unconventional bookclub 12:00 pm
Aug 04th - 12:00 pm

Chat & Chew for teens

Chat & Chew: for those who finished grades 5-12.

An unconventional book club

Fridays June 9, July 7, & August 4 @ 12:00 pm

Bring a bag lunch and the young adult book you are reading. We will picnic and share what we are reading. Dessert provided.

 

Part of the Build a Better World summer reading program

 
 
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Hidden Figures Family Book Club Aug 01st (All day)
Aug 01st (All day)

Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures Family Book Club

Read the book. Watch the movie. Come to our book discussion. All August.

Books available in regular and young reader editions.

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Music Together 10:00 am
Aug 07th - 10:00 am

Music Together

Music Together

Mondays, August 7 & 28 at 10:00 am

Music Together is an award-winning music and movement program for babies, toddlers and preschoolers—and the grownups who love them. Today, it’s common for us to only listen to music rather than create it ourselves. But actively making music is so important for children’s music development and overall development, so that’s what we’ll be doing. Come prepared to sing, laugh, wiggle and jam and learn how providing a rich music environment can help our child grow into a confident, lifelong music maker.

  

 

 
 
 
Civil Rights Pioneer, Geraldine Edwards Hollis 7:00 pm
Aug 08th - 7:00 pm

Geraldine Hollis

Civil Rights Pioneer, Geraldine Edwards Hollis

Tuesday, August 8 at 7:00 pm at WITC

Geraldine Hollis was one of nine African American students who entered the whites-only public library in Jackson, Mississippi on March 27, 1961 which lay the groundwork for the Mississippi civil rights movement.

Sponsored in part by Friday Memorial Library, WITC, and Table 65.

Presented as part of the John Doar History Trail Celebration and Friday Memorial Library's Hidden Figures Family Book Club.

 
 
 
 
Public Engagement Session 7:00 pm
Aug 10th - 7:00 pm

Public Engagement Session

Public Engagement Session

Thursday, August 10 at 7:00 pm in the Civic Center Council Chambers

Any library is a reflection of its community and New Richmond is no exception.  What a wonderful group of engaged citizens.  Since I started at the library in 2014 I have been nothing but impressed over and over again with the passion and dedication our community puts into projects big and small.  The St. Croix River Crossing is a prime example of what happens when hard work, dedication, and public input finally pay off.

What do you want your community to be?  Come to the Public Engagement Session on Thursday, August 10 at 7:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers of the Civic Center at 156 East 1st Street.  We want your ideas and input as to what a new library will be at a new location.

Libraries are no longer repositories of books.  Libraries are hubs of civic engagement and “community living rooms” – places where people come together to discuss the issues affecting their communities and the world.

We want our new library to be a true reflection of you – our community.

 
 
 
Movies After Dark 8:00 pm
Aug 11th - 8:00 pm

Inside Out

Movies After Dark in the Park

August 11 at dusk in Glover Park

SHOWING: Inside Out

RATING: PG

SUMMARY: After young Riley is uprooted from her Midwest life and moved to San Francisco, her emotions - Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust and Sadness - conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house, and school.

1h 35 min

In the event of inclement weather, the movie will be canceled. Updates will be posted on Facebook and this calendar.

 

Part of the Build a Better World summer reading program

 
 
 
Sit. Stay. Read. 11:00 am
Aug 12th - 11:00 am

Sit. Stay. Read.Alaska will visit Friday Memorial Library

Select Saturdays at 11:00 am

This is a wonderful opportunity for new readers to practice their blossoming skills with one of our therapy dogs.

Read to Alaska

 
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Hidden Figures Family Book Club Aug 01st (All day)
Aug 01st (All day)

Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures Family Book Club

Read the book. Watch the movie. Come to our book discussion. All August.

Books available in regular and young reader editions.

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Career Specialist/Recruiter from WITC 1:00 pm
Aug 14th - 1:00 pm

Career Specialist/Recruiter from WITC

Megan Evans, the Career Specialist/Recruiter from WITC, will be available to speak with from 1:00-2:30, every other Monday, at Friday Memorial Library.  Feel free to stop by with questions regarding programs or continuing education classes!

 
 
 
Mayor's Reading Challenge Recognition 7:00 pm
Aug 14th - 7:00 pm

Mayor Fred

Mayor's Reading Challenge Recognition

Monday, August 14 at 7:00 pm

Friday Memorial Library invites those who completed the Mayor's Reading Challenge to attend the award recognition ceremony to receive a medal and a certificate of achievement at the August City Council Meeting.

Please arrive 15 early  at the Council Chambers to check-in to have your name read.

 

Dessert reception to follow.

Medals and certificates will be given to those who completed the challenge and have it recorded at the library by July 31. Those who have not had it recorded at the library will receive a certificate.

 
 
 
Willow River Writers 10:00 am
Aug 15th - 10:00 am

Willow River Writers

Willow River Writers Group

Meets the first and third Tuesdays at the Next Door Cafe in New Richmond from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm.

This group is led by volunteers.

 
 
 
 
 
Chat & Chew: an unconventional bookclub 12:00 pm
Aug 18th - 12:00 pm

Chat & Chew

Chat & Chew: for those who finished grades 3-6.

An unconventional book club

Fridays June 23, July 21, & August 18 @ 12:00 pm

Bring a bag lunch and the JUV book you are reading. We will picnic and share what we are reading. Dessert provided.

 

Part of the Build a Better World summer reading program

 
 
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Hidden Figures Family Book Club Aug 01st (All day)
Aug 01st (All day)

Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures Family Book Club

Read the book. Watch the movie. Come to our book discussion. All August.

Books available in regular and young reader editions.

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Hidden Figures Movie Showing 10:00 am
Aug 25th - 10:00 am

Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures Movie Showing

Friday, August 25 at 10:00 am at the Old Gem Theater

Summary: As the United States raced against Russia to put a man in space, NASA found untapped talent in a group of African-American female mathematicians that served as the brains behind one of the greatest operations in U.S. history. Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, and Katherine Johnson crossed all gender, race, and professional lines while their brilliance and desire to dream big, beyond anything ever accomplished before by the human race, firmly cemented them in U.S. history as true American heroes.

 

Part of the John Doar History Trail Celebration. Funding for events was provided in part through a grant from the Wisconsin Humanities Council. Additional funding was provided by local businesses.

 
 
 
1000 Books Before Kindergarten 10:00 am
Aug 26th - 10:00 am

Pete the Cat

1000 Books Before Kindergarten Grad Party

Whether you are registering, participating, or a 2017 graduatate, come meet Pete the Cat and celebrate the 1000 Books program with early literacy activities and fun.

Recommended for Kindergarten and younger.

 
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Hidden Figures Family Book Club Aug 01st (All day)
Aug 01st (All day)

Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures Family Book Club

Read the book. Watch the movie. Come to our book discussion. All August.

Books available in regular and young reader editions.

 
 
 
 
 
 
Music Together 10:00 am
Aug 28th - 10:00 am

Music Together

Mondays, August 7 & 28 at 10:00 am

Music Together is an award-winning music and movement program for babies, toddlers and preschoolers—and the grownups who love them. Today, it’s common for us to only listen to music rather than create it ourselves. But actively making music is so important for children’s music development and overall development, so that’s what we’ll be doing. Come prepared to sing, laugh, wiggle and jam and learn how providing a rich music environment can help our child grow into a confident, lifelong music maker.

More information: MusicTogetherClasses.org and MusicTogether.com.

 
 
 
Career Specialist/Recruiter from WITC 1:00 pm
Aug 28th - 1:00 pm

Career Specialist/Recruiter from WITC

Megan Evans, the Career Specialist/Recruiter from WITC, will be available to speak with from 1:00-2:30, every other Monday, at Friday Memorial Library.  Feel free to stop by with questions regarding programs or continuing education classes!

 
 
 
Hidden Figures Book Discussion 10:00 am
Aug 29th - 10:00 am

Hidden FiguresHidden Figures Book Discussion- for families

Tuesday, August 29 at 10:00 am

Read the book. Watch the movie.  Discuss the book.

SUMMARY: Before John Glenn orbited the earth or Neil Armstrong walked on the moon, a group of dedicated female mathematicians known as "human computers" used pencils, slide rules and adding machines to calculate the numbers that would launch rockets, and astronauts, into space. Among these problem-solvers were a group of exceptionally talented African American women, some of the brightest minds of their generation. Originally relegated to teaching math in the South's segregated public schools, they were called into service during the labor shortages of World War II, when America's aeronautics industry was in dire need of anyone who had the right stuff. Suddenly, these overlooked math whizzes had a shot at jobs worthy of their skills, and they answered Uncle Sam's call, moving to Hampton Virginia and the fascinating, high-energy world of the Langley Memorial Aeronautical Laboratory. Even as Virginia's Jim Crow laws required them to be segregated from their white counterparts, the women of Langley's all-black "West Computing" group helped America achieve one of the things it desired most: a decisive victory over the Soviet Union in the Cold War, and complete domination of the heavens."-- adapted from publisher website.

Family Book Club

 

Books are available in regular and young reader editions.

Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures young reader edition

 

Part of the August 2017 John Doar History Trail Celebration.