Join us for a special science fiction edition of book club! Bring in your favorite science fiction book to share, or just come prepared to tell us about it. Teen Tuesday is free and does not require any advance registration, but is intended for those going into grades 5-12.
Steven Spielberg is well known for his science fiction films. Close Encounters (1977, PG, 2 hrs 15 min) set the stage for the iconic E.T. (1982, PG, 2 hrs). We’ll start Close Encounters at 10:00, then take a little break before showing E.T. at 12:30. Feel free to bring your own snacks, drinks, and anything you might need to get comfortable! All ages are welcome at Sci-Friday screenings.
Storytimes, performers, contests, crafts, reading program, and more! We have events and programs for all ages 0-18!
Join us in the Story Room for a Family Fun Flick on our big screen! Bring your own snack and drink if you wish!
Join us for a magic show sponsored by Dr. Dowden of Cornerstone Dental!
Local Monarch expert Shelly Culea will teach children about the Monarch species and how to raise a butterfly from egg to release!
Meet at Horicon Marsh Education Center for a day of nature fun! There will be crafts, edible crafts, archery, hiking, dipnetting, giveaways, and more! This event is open to all patrons of the Monarch Library System!
Hear a story about butterflies and help plant a butterfly garden at our Patrons Park! Dress for the weather & playing in dirt, and bring garden gloves if you have some at home! We will also make a butterfly picture frame after planting the garden! (Meet in the storyroom at 10 a.m.) Recommended for elementary-age children.
Hosted by the West Bend Lioness Lions
Adult summer reading starts today! Read as many books as you want to and enter in for prizes. Slips can be printed off from our website or can also be picked up within the library.
The West Bend Library is grateful to host the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight traveling photograph art show in June. Stars and Stripes Honor Flight, Inc. provides veterans with a life-changing trip to Washington, D.C. to visit the memorials and to experience a day of honor and thanks. This art show reflects the moving and emotional experiences of some of the veterans & guardians. The art show will be on the second floor of the library during the month of June.
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Hollis, Rachel (Event planner), author, narrator.
FROM THE BOOK'S JACKET: An unforgettable memoir about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Her family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when one of Tara’s older brothers became violent. When another brother got himself into college, Tara decided to try a new kind of life. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge University. Only then would she wonder if she’d traveled too far, if there was still a way home.