LEGO Robotics

When: Wed. July 27th at 2pm

Where: Library's Community Room

There is a limited number of workstations so stop in the library or call 608-296-2544 to sign up!

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

Antique Appraisals

Friends of the Ethel Everhard Library presents an antiques and collectibles appraisal event featuring author and antiques expert Mark F. Moran.

When: Saturday, August 6th from 9am-12pm.

Pre-registration is required. Cost is $15 per item.


Formerly senior editor of Antiques and Collectibles Books for Krause Publications in Iola, Wis., he has also been a contributing editor for Antique Trader magazine. He has served as editor of Antique Review East magazine; as producer of Atlantique City, an antique show held in Atlantic City, N.J.; and as editorial director of F+W Media's Antiques Group.

He is the author or co-author of more than 25 books on antiques and collectibles, including three editions of the 800-page annual Warman's Antiques & Collectibles.

Moran bought and sold antiques for more than 30 years, specializing in vintage folk art, Americana, and fine art. He has been active as an appraiser of antiques and fine art for more than 20 years.


Moran is available to make home visits for people with big things, or fragile things (or a lot of things). House calls are $75 an hour and there is no mileage charge if within 10 miles of the appraisal event site. To arrange, call 715-281-5060 or email


Categories of objects for appraisal may include:


Fine art, including paintings, drawings, prints and statuary.

Furniture (usually smaller pieces are best).

Ceramics, including figural pottery, vases, dishes, kitchenware and stoneware.

Glassware, including lighting, marbles and souvenir items.

Vintage photographs, including snapshots, tintypes, ambrotypes and daguerreotypes.

Advertising, including posters,  lithographed tin, paper and figural objects.

Folk art, including carvings, quilts, weathervanes, windmill weights and "outsider" art.

Assorted toys, including dolls (bisque, composition and plastic), windups and mechanical banks.

Metalware, including iron, bronze, brass, pot metal, silver, silver plate.

Clocks, including mantel, hanging and figural.

Costume jewelry, including brooches, bracelets, earrings.

Musical Instruments, including string, wind and reed instruments.


Sports Memorabilia.


Excluded items: all weapons, including swords and knives (though folding knives with advertising are accepted); traps (like leg-hold); Nazi memorabilia; coins and paper money; fine jewelry, including precious gems; Beanie Babies.


Questions about objects not covered here can be submitted to Moran in advance to determine if they are appropriate. Suggested categories for advance inquiry include, but are not limited to: Oriental, Native American and other tribal objects (African, Oceanic); ancient artifacts (Egyptian and other early cultures); fossils and minerals; automotive items; nautical and military-related objects; sports memorabilia (including baseball cards); records; antique tools and technological objects (typewriters, cameras, assorted machinery or instruments for scientific measure, like sextants, telescopes, microscopes, etc.). When in doubt, email inquiry can often address this.


Opinions of value are informal, and may not be used for insurance or charitable donations, which require a certified appraisal.


Moran's books include:

Antique Trader Guide to Oriental Antiques

Antique Trader Furniture Price Guide

Antique Trader Clock Guide

Antique Trader Guide to Metalware

Antique Trader Vintage Salt & Peppershakers

Warman’s Antiques & Collectibles, 43rd Edition, 2010

Warman’s Antiques & Collectibles, 44th Edition, 2011

Warman’s Antiques & Collectibles, 45th Edition, 2012

Warman's Fenton Glass: Identification and Price Guide

Warman's Fenton Glass, Vol. 2

Warman's Guide to Majolica Pottery

Warman's Arts and Crafts Furniture

Warman's Country Antiques

Warman's Fiesta Ware: Identification and Price Guide

Warman's Companion, Fiesta Ware

Warman's Gas Station Collectibles

Warman's McCoy Pottery: Identification and Price Guide

Warman's Companion, McCoy Pottery

Warman's McCoy Pottery, Vol. 2

Warman's Red Wing Pottery: Identification and Price Guide

Warman's Roseville Pottery: Identification and Price Guide

Warman’s Guide to Vintage Cookie Jars

Warman’s Guide to Lalique Glass

Warman’s Guide to Tobacco Antiques and Collectibles

Warman’s Guide to Sterling Flatware

Warman’s Guide to Dolls, Vintage to Modern


For more information, contact:


Mark F. Moran Appraisals of Antiques & Fine Art

N7326 Maple Ridge Trail

Iola, Wis. 54945



Visit Moran's website at

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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