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Silent Auction

Please Help Your Library! Donations of Items for the Silent Auction are needed NOW!!!

The Friends of the Library are sponsoring their annual Silent Auction August 18-25.    As always, the goal is to raise money for the library so it can better serve the community. We need:

~ Collectibles/Antiques ~ Hand-made items ~ Nice household items in great condition ~ Items for everyone- men, women, children, family ~ Themed baskets with several items ~ Decorative items, seasonal or not ~ Any nice item that will appeal to people ~

Please bring in whatever you have ASAP (by Wednesday, August 14 at the latest) and ask for a donation form. Thanks!

Jerry Apps Book Talk and Book Signing

The Westfield Library, with the help of The Friends of the Westfield Library will be hosting a book talk and book signing by Jerry Apps on August 12 at 6:00 P.M. at the library.  The topic of Jerry’s talk will be his latest book, Whispers and Shadows: A Naturalist’s Memoir.  In this, his latest book, Jerry explores such topics as the human need for wilderness, rediscovering a sense of wonder, and his father’s advice to “listen for the whispers” and “look in the shadows” to learn nature’s deepest lessons.  Following his talk, there will be time for questions and answers, as well as a book signing, and there will be books available for purchase including other books he has written. 

Jerry Apps was born and raised on a central Wisconsin farm.  He is a former county extension agent and professor emeritus for the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  He is the author of more than forty fiction, nonfiction, and children’s books with topics ranging from barns and cheese factories to farming with horses and the Ringling Brothers circus.  Jerry and his wife Ruth divide their time between their home in Madison and their farm in Waushara County. 

A few of Jerry’s popular books include Old Farm; Barns of Wisconsin; The Travels of Increase Joseph; Rural Wit and Wisdom; In a Pickle; The Quiet Season: Remembering Country Winters; Blue Shadows Farm; One Room Country Schools; Breweries of Wisconsin; Campfires and Loon Calls; Tents, Tigers, and Ringling Brothers; and two wonderful DVD’s: Jerry Apps; a Farm Story; and A Farm Winter with Jerry Apps.

The Friends of the Westfield Library will be serving refreshments following the talk on Whispers and Shadows: A Naturalist’s Memoir, and during the book signing.  This will be an excellent opportunity to fill your library with some of the wonderful books Jerry has written about our part of Wisconsin, and books that would make fantastic gifts for others.

Summer Reading Program - Kids

Kid’s Reading Challenge - Every Hero Has a Story

Monday, June 8th - Saturday, August 1st

Ready for Summer Library Fun? Here is what to do:

  1. Come to the library to pick up your reading log.
  2. Each week color in one boomerang for every 20 minutes spent reading or being read to.
  3. When all 7 boomerangs are completed bring in your reading record.
  4. Pick a prize from the display case.
  5. Have fun and read a lot!

Sign up HERE.

Summer Reading Program - Teens & Adults

Adult & Teen Reading Challenge

Monday, June 8th - Saturday, August 1st

The adult and teen reading challenges have the same rules, but different prizes.


How it works:

1. Just read a book - anything you like. Best sellers, the classics, science fiction, graphic novels, histories, romance - it's up to you. E-books, books on tape or CD, and downloadable audio books count too!

2. Come into the library and fill out a ticket with your name, contact info, and the title of the book.

3. Place the ticket into a drawing for 1 of 4 great prizes.

4. Participants can enter two tickets per week. The prize drawings will be held on August 6th at 5:45pm before the Avengers movie showing in the community room. Participants do not need to be present to win.


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