Art in a Suitcase

Join us for our next Summer Program!

When: Wednesday, June 29th at 2pm

Where: Library Community Room

Art in a Suitcase will be exercising kids’ bodies and brains. Cheetahs, hares, hummingbirds, flamingos, fleas, crickets and lizards are among the record breaking animals featured. After learning terrific and true animal facts, the group will try to run like a cheetah, hop like a hare, flap as fast as a hummingbird and imitate other animal actions. The hour concludes with a brain exercise; creating an origami cheetah to take home.

*Sponsored by The Friends of the Library

Author Talk & Signing

Author: Tim Pletkovich

Book: Civil War Fathers: Sons of the Civil War in WWII

When: July 12th at 6:30pm

Where: Library Community Room

About the Book:

As incredible as it may seem, Civil War veterans fathered children who fought in World War II. Civil War Fathers: Sons of the Civil War in World War II is the amazing story of eight such families who share this unique commonality. In this absorbing book, World War II veterans talk about their lives growing up with their elderly Civil War fathers during the 1920s and 1930s, and how the difficult years of the Great Depression did much to prepare them for their own military service. Author Tim Pletkovich will focus on the family of Civil War hero and former Wisconsin Governor William H. Upham, whose WWII sons served in the European and Pacific Theaters, respectively. During the Civil War, the senior Upham had multiple meetings with President Abraham Lincoln. After the war, he developed a two-year friendship with Confederate President Jefferson Davis. Civil War Fathers is NOT a military book, but rather a compilation of lively narratives told by the children of some very unlikely fathers. Books will be available for purchase after the presentation.

 

 

 

 

 

Summer Playgroup & Storytime at Pioneer Park

Thursdays at 9:30am 

June 9th-August 11th

 

Meet at Pioneer Park 

316 E. Pioneer Park Road Westfield, WI 53964

Playgroup and storytime is designed for kids 0-4, although all ages are welcome.

No sign-up is required, just stop in any Thursday morning for educational fun with your children.

 

 

2016 Summer Library Program

Sign up for our Summer Reading Challenges is now open!

Sign up online for Kids Reading Challenge or at the library.

Tickets for Teen and Adult Reading Challenge are at the library... 

 

This summer at the library it's all about being active to strengthen both bodies and minds!

 

Kid’s Reading Challenge - On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!

Online sign up is open now! Or sign up at the library!

Ready for Summer library fun? Here is what to do:

1. Read or be read to 20 minutes a day and color in a pennant in your record.

2. When all 7 pennants are completed bring in your reading record.

3. Pick a prize from the prize cart.

4. Have fun and read a lot!

 

Adult & Teen Reading Challenge

Pick up a ticket at the library today!

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

4. Participants can enter two tickets per week. The prize drawings will be held at the end of July. Participants do not need to be present to win.

 

Storytime at Pioneer Park

Every Thursday at 10am - June 9th - August 18th

Join us at the park for stories and playgroup. All ages welcome, recommended age 0-4.

 

Lego’s @ the Library

June 21st at 6pm, July 19th at 6pm, & August 16th at 6pm

We have the Lego’s, we need the builders!

 

Wednesday Summer Library Program Series

Youth Yoga

Wed. June 15th at 2pm

Kids will learn basic yoga moves in a fun encouraging environment. Yoga can increase kids flexibility, strength, and coordination, while challenging their minds.

 

Get Active: Exercise Your Mind & Body

Wed. June 22nd at 2pm

Get active and stay active! UW-Extension summer intern Lindsay will be visiting the library to exercise both minds and bodies.

 

Art in a Suitcase (Sponsored by The Friends of the Library)

Wed. June 29th at 2pm

Art in a Suitcase will be exercising kids’ bodies and brains. Cheetahs, hares, hummingbirds, flamingos, fleas, crickets and lizards are among the record breaking animals featured. After learning terrific and true animal facts, the group will try to run like a cheetah, hop like a hare, flap as fast as a hummingbird and imitate other animal actions. The hour concludes with a brain exercise; creating an origami cheetah to take home.

 

Aquatic Invasion!

Wed. July 6th at 2pm

Come get your feet wet learning about the non-native organisms causing problems in our lakes and streams. Hands on activities will include plant identification of native and invasive species, an interactive game that imagines you as a plant, and opportunities to use your new knowledge to recognize plants from your favorite lake. 

 

Youth Yoga, Part 2

Wed. July 13th at 2pm

Kids will learn more yoga moves in a fun encouraging environment. Yoga can increase kids flexibility, strength, and coordination, while challenging their minds.

 

Magician Jeff McMullen (Sponsored by the Westfield Lions Club)

Wed. July 20th at 2pm

"The Magic of Laughter...Ready, Set, Read!" is just what the doctor ordered for a healthy mindset. Jeff shares through magic, the value of making good decisions, why it's important to laugh and how having a healthy mindset is important at home, in school, and of course in sports as a good teammate. Attitude is everything!

 

LEGO Robotics

Wed. July 27th at 2pm

LEGOS! ROBOTS! What else needs to be said?!

 

Other area events to stay active on Saturday, June 11th:

Dairylicious Days Run/Walk

Registration at 8am

Race Begins at 9am

 

Westfield Saunter Hike

Saunter Stick Making at 12:30pm

Saunter Hike at 1pm

 

 

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