Baldwin Public Library

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Hours

  • Mon & Wed & Fri: 11am - 6pm
  • Tues & Thurs: 10am - 8pm
  • Saturday: 9am - 1pm
  • Sunday: closed

General Programs

 Climate Change 101 - Tues. July 11, 6:30 pm

Do you wonder what's real and what's myth about climate change, global warming, the greenhouse effect, etc?  

Peter Johnson,  Pine Island Science Teacher, will present an explanation of the greenhouse effect, climate change, and simple things you can do to reduce your environmental impact.  Peter has been to the Paris international climate change conference (COP21) in 2015  as an Educational Ambassador with Climate Generations, so he can bring us the international perspective too.   For adults and middle school or high school students.

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SUMMER FUN FOR TEENS  (ask us for more details). 

Summer-long Activities for 6th grade on up

June 1st - August 5th: Reading BINGO!   Get your game sheet any time after June 1st.   Turn it in by the Aug. 5th to be entered for prizes. 

June: Neighborhood Scavenger Hunt -   Can you find the neighborhood locations in the photos?

July: Serve Your Community Scavenger Hunt -   Choose 5 service activities from the list and take a photo.

Complete activities and be entered in the prize drawing.

High School Book Club will meet twice  -  Read the book and come talk about it with others who like to read (snack provided).

June 22nd,  4:00p  - All American Boys by Jason Reynolds

July 20th,  4:00p  -  Holding Up the Universe  by Jennifer Niven

Request your copy from the MORE system today and start reading!  Ask us to do it if you prefer.

 

Middle School Book Club will meet twice - Read the book and come talk about it with others who like to read (snack provided).

June 27th, 4:00p -  The War that Saved My Life by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

Aug 1st,  4:00p  - The Girl Who Drank the Moon  by Kelly Barnhill

We'll request a copy and you pick it up.   Copies of the first book are available as of June 1st.

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Immigration Myths and Realities  - Monday, July 31st, 7:00pm

Rev. David Anderson, retired pastor, and his wife Joyce Anderson, retired special educator, will bring a presentation to help us learn about this timely topic.  Having spent quite a bit of time getting to know Latino immigrants in the area, they will talk about what they have learned about the immigration system in this country and how it affects people they know.   They will look at common myths about immigrants and facts about why they come here and how they live.  Their organization JONAH - Joining Our Neighbors, Advancing Hope - is a grassroots organization comprised mainly of different faith communities in the Chippewa Valley Area.  

A Baldwin dairy farm worker will also be present to answer questions about the local impact of immigrant workers.

Join us to get accurate information about this topic that is often in the news.

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Are You Ready for The Great American Solar Eclipse?   - Tues. July 18, 1:00pm

Are You Ready for The Great American Solar Eclipse?? - Learn about the first total solar eclipse since 1979 visible in the US, to happen in August.  Astronomer  John Heasley of Driftless Stargazing will show us how to be wowed by it here in Wisconsin.    Activites will include audience participation, demonstration, and safe sun viewing.  He will tell us exactly when and how to watch it in Baldwin!   John is an astronomy educator for Driftless Stargazing LLC and a Solar System Ambassador for NASA/JLP.

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History Nights at the Library

Members of the Baldwin Area Historical Society will be at the library on the second Thursday of every month from 5-7pm to meet with any interested people about any topic of your choice.  Come anytime during that period and ask questions about searching for family history or history of a building in town, look at old photos and help identify them, learn about the new microfilm reader and how to find anything from old Baldwin Bulletin newspapers, learn about the 1940 census records newly opened to the public, etc.   Bring an item, a question, or just come and talk about history with others who love it too!   For more information call Leila at: 715-222-9485

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HOMESCHOOL GAMES GATHERING

 All are welcome to this fun socialization opportunity for home-schooled kids.  Bring any board games that you have, and your family.  We will have some games available here too.   It should be great fun!   During the fall and winter months we meet at the Baldwin Library on the first Wednesday of each month from 9:00 am until about 11:00am (library is not open at this time but the door will be open for this event).   In the summer we plan to meet outside.   Ask for more information if you are interested.

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Lucky Day DVD copies

We have a program to help a little with the wait times for popular DVDs.  The MORE system has given permission for libraries to start a Lucky Day collection if
they want to, where they can buy an extra copy of a few really hot movies to keep in their library, only for their local patrons to check out.  The first copy must be available to
the whole system for circulating among everyone on the Holds List, but the second copy can be kept on the Lucky Day shelf at our library for whoever walks in to find them there!  You can only keep the DVD for 3 days, however, and no Holds can be placed on these copies as the purpose is to keep them moving quickly among all the people who want them. Right now we can only afford to buy a few movies at a time, but they are good ones, so check this shelf out next time you are in the library.  It might be your lucky day!

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1000 Books before Kindergarten

The library has an exciting program called 1000 Books B4K.  Join this nationwide movement to promote early literacy by reading regularly to your baby or toddler.  Research shows that it’s never too early to start them loving books and it benefits them for the rest of their life. If the goal sounds high, think of it this way::  Read 1 book a day for 3 years = 1095, read 10 books a week for 2 years = 1040, Read 3 books a day for 1 year = 1095.  Register at the library and get your tracking sheets and more information.   Reading a same favorite book counts!  So does Storytime! When you read a book with your child, color in a circle on the balloon chart.  After every 100 sheet is filled, bring it to the library and a balloon with your child’s name will go up on our blue sky chart.  Prizes will be given at various intervals, but the best prize is a better life for your child!   Info: 715-684-3813.

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Job Searching help from WI Workforce, they come to you!

On the third Thursday of each month, a Job Center expert come to the library to meet with anyone interested in job searching ideas, how to look online for jobs, how to type up a resume or check the one you have, interviewing tips,  etc.  If this time does not work for you, call toll-free to Aracely (emphasis on the “Cel”) at 888-258-9966 to make an appointment. You no longer need to get to a state workforce site, they are coming out to the local libraries to meet people now!


New Microfilm Scanner makes reading local history much easier

Through the generous donation of an anonymous local couple’s estate, and the hard work of the Friends of the Baldwin Library, we are pleased to announce we have purchased a ScanPro 3000 for our history room.  It does amazing things and should make it much easier for anyone to research their family history or the history of the area.  The system reads our collection of microfilm containing over 100 years of the Baldwin Bulletin newspaper and transfers it to a digital view on a big monitor.  You can then easily search for names or topics of interest, adjust the size of the text or the brightness, etc., print it out or e-mail it to someone or save it to a portable device.  The Baldwin Area Historical Society will be demonstrating it and helping people learn how to use it during their History Nights (see item below) or make an appointment with our library staff to give it a try!