The S. Verna Fowler Academic/Menominee Public Library is pleased to announce the creation of an interactive language mural as the newest addition to the Youth area of the Library. Patrons can enjoy the beautiful artwork and at the same time learn Menominee words and phrases played on devices posted on the mural.
The American Indian Library Association and the Asian/Pacific American Librarians Association launched a Family Literacy Focus project in 2009 called Talk Story: Sharing Stories, Sharing Culture. Talk Story is a library literacy model that reaches out to Asian/Pacific American (APA) and Native American/Alaska Native children and families. It promotes basic and cultural literacy in pre-readers and early readers by engaging children and their families in storytime, storytelling, books, art, music, dance, and other cultural activities.
Awards & Honors Reception at WLA Thursday, October 10
NFLS is very proud to announce that one of our own has been awarded the Wisconsin Library Association Trustee of the Year Award! Following is an excerpt from the WLA press release:
WLA Trustee of the Year: Kathy Pletcher
Kathy Pletcher has consistently been a strong advocate for all types of libraries and serves on the Brown County Library Board and Nicolet Federated Library System Board. She also recently completed her term on the Council on Library and Network Development (COLAND). Building upon her years as a professional librarian, she has become a model trustee and now provides training for new trustees around the state. Through her mentoring work, she has contributed to a new generation of advocates dedicated to supporting libraries. Kathy’s visionary work has statewide impact and she is deserving of the 2019 Trustee of the Year Award.
There will be a reception for Kathy, and other award winners, at the upcoming WLA annual conference in October. Please join us in celebrating Kathy at the reception if you are able.
Following is a press release about an online fundraising platform called 100 Extraordinary Women (100EW). 100EW helps nonprofits meet their needs as it empowers women to join together to support causes they believe in and create a bigger impact than they could do on their own.
Learn how two Wisconsin public libraries used 100EW to exceed their fundraising goals.
Pop Art Experience
Michael Albert brings his nationally-known Cereal Box Collage Art to Brown County Library on July 30-31
American Pop Artist/Author Michael Albert brings his “Modern Pop Art Experience” to Brown County Library this summer as part of his Summer Pop Art Tour. New York-based Albert, author of an artist autobiography titled, “An Artist’s America” (published by Henry Holt in 2008), is known for making detailed and colorful collages out of cereal boxes and other printed cardboard consumer packages including crackers, cookies, soda cartons, frozen pizza boxes, etc. He is taking his art on the road and bringing his unique program for kids, teens and families to over 100 libraries, museums & festivals in 18 states from June-August including a series of programs around the state. This will be his first visit to Wisconsin.
Albert will be visiting the Brown County Central Library, 515 Pine Street, downtown Green Bay, on Tuesday, July 30 and the Brown County East Branch Library, 2255 Main Street, on Wednesday July 31 for two art making sessions with kids and teens (ages 6-12) and their parents. Both programs will take place from 1:30 - 3:30 pm. Participants will listen to a short presentation by the artist about his life and work and have a chance to create their own collage using the same materials he uses to create his masterpieces. All those who make a collage will receive a free signed limited edition poster (choosing from a selection of over 14 different prints), compliments of the artist.
For more information about the artist & this special program, please visit www.michaelalbert.com or call the Central Library’s Youth Services Department at 920-448-5846 for more details.
These and other library events are available online at www.browncountylibrary.org/calendar.
The Brown County Library’s Bookmobile is teaming up with fellow county departments this summer and is hitting the road! The Neville Public Museum, Aging Disability and Resource Center (ADRC) and Extension Brown County will be traveling to Bookmobile stops so residents can learn about available programs and services, participate in a program, listen to a presentation, ask questions and get answers!
A news conference introducing, “Brown County on the Go,” will take place at the Brown County Central Library, 515 Pine Street, downtown Green Bay, on Friday, June 7, 2019 at 11:15 am. Weather permitting, the event will take place in front of the library on the Pine Street plaza. The event will move indoors if necessary.
April 18, 2019
Library’s Food for Fines to Support Local Food Pantry
Join the Brown County Library in its 2019 “Food for Fines” program. This program allows library cardholders who donate food items to clear overdue fines from their library account and also help stock the shelves at Paul’s Pantry in Green Bay.
All Brown County Library cardholders can donate food items from April 29 through May 5 at any library location.
The Brown County Library announces Her Story, a four-part series that explores U.S. history from the female perspective on Tuesdays, April 16 and 23, and Thursdays, May 9 and 23, at the Brown County Central Library, 515 Pine St., downtown Green Bay.
All programs begin at 6:15 pm in the library’s auditorium.