Looking for a fresh twist on a classic holiday recipe? Your library card provides access to cooking, crafting and decorating magazines (among many other topics) that you can access right from home. These full-color, interactive digital magazines have no holds and no limits to the number you can borrow. Learn how to tap into eMagazines.
Shopping Made Simple
Visit the Friends Book Shop for gently used books for every reader on your list. Find bestsellers, popular authors, children’s books, and more! The book shop, open during library hours, is located near the public services desk on the lower level of the library. Hardcover books, trade paperbacks, audiobooks, and movies are priced at just $2. Proceeds help grow the library’s collection of materials and fund engaging programs for youth and adults.
Winter Read Alouds
Make memories by reading a book together as a family. Snuggle in with one of our suggested winter read alouds and embark on a snowy adventure.
Illustrated with intricately detailed black-and-white scratch drawings by the award-winning creator of Dahlia, a nostalgic sequence of 20 vignettes depicts various kinds of ice found in a wintry landscape, including a fragile skim on a sheep pail, ice that forms like panes of glass and the surface of a skating pond.
Odd has had some terrible luck, but it's about to change when he rescues a bear who is more than he seems to be in this brilliantly inventive short novel inspired by traditional Norse mythology.
Cozy up this winter with a jigsaw puzzle! Check out our puzzle library on the lower level near the Public Services desk. Take a free puzzle, put it together, and leave it for another to enjoy.
In the Gallery: Gayle Brunner
Through January, the gallery features an exhibit of watercolors by painter Gayle Brunner Frandrup. Gayle‘s love of fine art started at an early age. At 12, she was awarded first place in a Wisconsin state safety poster contest. From that point, she went on to enjoy art classes in high school and college, obtaining her Fine Arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Gayle enjoys many fine art media, but her emphasis is on the art of watercolor painting. Watercolor has been a challenge and a fascination because of the transparent quality, granting the opportunity to create something amazing and sometimes unexpected. Gayle has spent many years living in western Wisconsin, and the beauty of the area provides inspiration for her paintings. Meet Gayle at a reception on Sunday, January 9 from 2 to 4 PM in the gallery.