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Tolono Public Library News for April 15-22, 2021

Add a family hobby to your summer bucket list!  Summer is filled with learning and some families focus on a summer hobby, whether it is a new-found hobby or an old, tried and true hobby.  Many hobbies help to form life-skills that young and old need for future choices.  Have a family meeting and start a list of hobbies that would be perfect for your family.

The following hobby ideas could help you get started on the path to summer fun.  Building, from Legos and Lincoln logs to forts and tree houses.  Beginner books for crochet and knitting are available.  Painting with acrylic, oil pastels and watercolors can be fun for budding artists.  With summer, you have all kinds of subjects to photograph.  Try the one-photo a day collage approach.  Have each member of the family do their own photo a day project and then present your projects at the end of the month to see what caught everyone’s eye.

What things can you think of to add to your summer list?  Need inspiration?  We have How-To books in both adult non-fiction and in juvenile non-fiction.  You can browse our on-line catalog on our website and pick books from other libraries to help with your interests.  As always, we are here to help you!

Our COVID hours are as follows:  Elders and At-Risk Only 9-10 am M-F.   General Public Hours 12-7 pm M-F and 12-4 pm Sat/Sun.  Curbside pick-up remains an option for anyone.

 

Program Events this Week

Planets, Planets, Everywhere!  Zoom Event: April 18, 2021 from 1-2 pm 

People have been interested in planets since ancient astronomers first documented “wandering Stars”.  In this zoom event, we will discuss the history of astronomical observations and how they led us to find planets in our own solar system as well as distant stars.  We will cover unexpected features of nearby planets and wrap up with what the search for exoplanets means for extraterrestrial life.  Please email programs@tolonolibrary.org to obtain a login for this event.  Recommended ages: 6 and up

Spring 2021 Adult Reading Program: “Shine Your Light”  April 1-30, 2021

Be You. Be Awesome. Be Kind.  Sign up at the library or email the program coordinator at programs@tolonolibrary.org  (include name, address, email and phone)  For every book you read (up to 6) you get a raffle ticket to enter into either a “candle” or “flashlight” gift-basket.

Take-Home Craft Kits:

We will have a craft kit that you can take home and do on your own.  All directions and (most) all materials are included.  Kits are available for pick-up, during the specified dates below, at the front desk, while supplies last.

Adult: April 4-10:  DIY Dry Erase Boards

Children: April 11-17:  Fantastic Foam

Teen: April 18-24:  Wooden block Photo Stand

 

Choose Your Own Adventure Family Activity Kit

Kits for April will be available for check out while supplies last.  The kits are pre-made and include 3 family books, one family movie, coloring pages and a family S.T.E.A.M. activity related to the topic.  You check out the library materials and simply bring them back when you are done, but keep the rest of the activities. One kit per household each month.  Kits are recommended for families with children ages 3-13.  Kits for April are Gardening, April Fool’s or Underground Animals.

 After School Bingo via ZOOM!

Wednesdays from 3:30 – 4 pm.  Play Bingo with your friends on ZOOM!  Email Miss Emily at programs@tolonolibrary.org  for your custom BINGO card and the ZOOM login information.  Tell her how many cards you will need and she will email them to you.  Prizes will be awarded.  Miss Emily can mail prizes to you or you can arrange a curbside pick up time. Ages 5-13.

Resource-of-the-Month

A to Z the USA is all about the United Stated of America.  A to Z Food explores flavors from around the world.  A to Z Global Road Warrior provides essential information for global knowledge.  Simply click on the “sign in” button, then click on “library card log in” to enter your library card barcode number to explore these informative resources.

New Fiction

Adult

Good Company by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney
Mother May I by Joshilyn Jackson
The Nine Lives of Rose Napolitano by Donna Freitas
The Ash Family by Molly Dektar

Young Adult

Juliet Takes a Breath by Gabby Rivera
Rated by Melissa Grey
The Magnolia Sword by Sherry Thomas

Juvenile

The 130-Story Treehouse by Andy Griffiths
The Very, Very Far North by Dan Bar
To Night Owl From Dogfish by Holly Goldberg Sloan and Meg Wolitzer
The Usual Suspects by Maurice Broaddus
Emperor of the Universe by David Lubar
The Bone Garden by Heather Kassner
Let Me Fix That for You by Janice Erlbaum

Children’s

Once Upon a Goat by Dan Richards
The Hideout by Susanna Mattiangeli

New Non-Fiction
Adult

Beautiful Things by Hunter Biden
The Light of Days by Judy Batalion
Broken (In the Best Possible Way) by Jenny Lawson
Out of Many, One by George W. Bush

Juvenile

Brilliant Maps for Curious Minds by Ian Wright

New Movies

Shadow In the Cloud DVD and Blu-Ray
Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar DVD and Blu-Ray
The Earwig and the Witch DVD and Blu-Ray
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Tolono Public Library News for April 8-15, 2021

Now is the time to start thinking about and planning outdoor activities.  Throw on the old tennis shoes or grab your hiking boots and take the family for a hike!  Experience nature as a family.  Check out the colors of the budding trees and blooming flowers.  Listen to and watch the different birds.  Take everything you need (including a trash bag) for a family picnic.  There are several places within a short distance from us to explore.  Try Homer Lake, Lake of the Woods, or Allerton Park, to name a few. You can find books about hiking, picnics, the outdoors, fishing, and camping at the Tolono Public Library.  Please browse our catalog via our website, at your leisure, at home.  Let us know how we can help you!

Our COVID hours are as follows:  Elders and At-Risk Only 9-10 am M-F.   General Public Hours 12-7 pm M-F and 12-3 pm Sat/Sun.  Curbside pick-up remains an option for anyone.

Spring 2021 Adult Reading Program: “Shine Your Light”  April 1-30, 2021

Be You. Be Awesome. Be Kind.  Sign up at the library or email the program coordinator at programs@tolonolibrary.org  (include name, address, email, and phone). For every book you read (up to 6), you get a raffle ticket to enter into either a “candle” or “flashlight” gift basket.

Take-Home Craft Kits:

We will have a craft kit that you can take home and do on your own.  All directions and (most) all materials are included.  Kits are available for pick-up, during the specified dates below, at the front desk, while supplies last.

Adult: April 4-10:  DIY Dry Erase Boards

Children: April 11-17:  Fantastic Foam

Teen: April 18-24:  Wooden block Photo Stand

 Choose Your Own Adventure Family Activity Kit

for April will be available for check out while supplies last.  The kits are pre-made and include three family books, one family movie, coloring pages, and a family S.T.E.A.M. activity related to the topic.  You check out the library materials and bring them back when you are done, but keep the rest of the activities. One kit per household each month.  Kits are recommended for families with children ages 3-13.  Kits for April are Gardening, April Fools, or Underground Animals.

After School Bingo via ZOOM!  Wednesdays from 3:30 – 4 pm.

Play Bingo with your friends on ZOOM!  Email Miss Emily at programs@tolonolibrary.org  for your custom BINGO card and the ZOOM login information.  Tell her how many cards you will need, and she will email them to you.  Prizes will be awarded.  Miss Emily can mail prizes to you, or you can arrange a curbside pick-up time. Ages 5-13.

Resource-of-the-Month

A to Z the USA is all about the United States of America.  A to Z Food explores flavors from around the world.  A to Z Global Road Warrior provides essential information for global knowledge.  Click on the “sign-in” button, then click on “library card login” to enter your library card barcode number to explore these informative resources.

New Fiction

Adult
The Red Book by James Patterson
Tell No Lies by Allison Brennan
No Way Out by Fern Michaels
The Women of Chateau Lafayette by Stephanie Dray
Juvenile
365 Days to Alaska by Cathy Carr
Children’s
Pea, Bee and Jay: Wannabees by Brian Smith
Doggo and Pupper by Katherine Applegate
Be Kind by Pat Zietlow Miller
Pete the Cat: Parents’ Day Surprise by James Dean
From Maybe to Forever by M. L. Gold

New Non-Fiction

Adult
Elizabeth and Margaret: the Intimate World of the Windsor Sisters by Andrew Morton
Children Under Fire: an American Crisis by John Woodrow Cox
The Beauty of Living Twice by Sharon Stone

New Movies
Our Friend DVD
Wonder Woman 1984 DVD and Blu-Ray
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