Monday, February 23, 2015 - 9:00am - Saturday, April 4, 2015 - 2:00pm

The Waupaca Area Public Library is once again celebrating local student art at the annual Youth Art Month exhibit. The exhibit, open in the library’s lower-level exhibit room, showcases the artwork of Waupaca’s elementary, middle and high school students and runs from February 23 through April 4.

Art teachers at each school choose artwork to be displayed in the annual exhibition. Artwork ranges from pencil drawings and canvas paintings to ceramic and fabric bowls. Local judges then present awards for the top artwork at the show. The six-week exhibition will open on Monday, February 23rd with a reception that evening at 6:00 p.m. for all students and their families with displayed artwork.

Youth Art Month (YAM) is observed each March across the country to emphasize the value of art and art education for all children and encourage public support for quality school art programs across the country. The Waupaca Area Public Library’s Youth Art Month exhibit will be on display during normal library hours and is free to the public.

Sherlock Holmes and Watson
Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 1:30pm

Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson investigate the legend of a supernatural hound, a beast that may be stalking a young heir on the fog-shrouded moorland that makes up his estate. Directed by Sidney Lanfield. Screenplay by Ernest Pascal. Based on the Novel by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Starring Basil Rathbone, Nigel Bruce, Richard Greene, and Wendy Barrie.

Free popcorn and movie refreshments! This program is free, open to the public, and appropriate for all ages.


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Tuesday, April 14, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

June Melby is a writer and performer with an MFA in nonfiction writing from the University of Iowa. Her work has appeared in several publications including The Utne Reader, National Lampoon Magazine, and LA WeeklyMy Family and Other Hazards, her humorous, award-winning memoir about working summers at her family’s mini-golf course in Waupaca, WI, was released in 2014. 

She lives in a cabin in the woods with her husband and their 20-lb. cat, Ferdinand Magellan. She can be found at

A light lunch will be catered by a local restaurant. This program is free and open to the public. Please make your reservation online or by calling the library 715-258-4414.

Thursday, April 2, 2015 - 6:00pm - 6:45pm

The weather's warmer - Time to get out and play ....BALL!  We'll read stories and play ball, refining skills like throwing and catching, batting and running.  Of course, we'll need to sing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" and who knows.... maybe there will be Cracker Jacks!

No registration necessary.  Family Night Story Time is usually held on the first Thursday night of the month. Fun is planned for all ages so bring the whole family!

Friday, April 3 - OPEN from 9:00am to 1:00 pm

Saturday, April 4 - CLOSED

Sunday, April 5 - CLOSED

Monday, April 5 - OPEN from 9:00am to 8:00 pm

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Waupaca BookFest Author! Hank, Leland, Kip and Ronny were all born and raised in the same Wisconsin town--Little Wing--and are now coming into their own (or not) as husbands and fathers. One of them never left, still farming the family's land that's been tilled for generations. Others did leave, went farther afield to make good, with varying degrees of success; as a rock star, commodities trader, rodeo stud. And seamlessly woven into their patchwork is Beth, whose presence among them--both then and now--fuels the kind of passion one comes to expect of lovesongs and rivalries. Now all four are home, in hopes of finding what could be real purchase in the world.

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Cook Book Club
Thursday, April 16, 2015 - 5:30pm

 Join us for a potluck meeting to celebrate the egg!

Maybe you've heard that eggs are bad for your choleserol. Recent studies have exonerated the egg as a good health choice with moderation.

Share your favorite Quiche or Stratta recipe and get great ideas to use for your leftover colored Easter eggs!

Thursday, April 16th at 5:30 p.m.

Every Hero has a Story

2015 is the “Year of the Hero” at the Waupaca Library. This year we are celebrating the idea that each of us has the potential to be a hero, we all have heroes in our lives, and every hero has a story.

The Library is inviting patrons and visitors to write down their hero stories and post them on the Hero Wall. Participation is open to all ages and stories will be available for everyone to read at the Library.

Forms for Hero Stories may be picked up at the Library or click here to download form. 

Monday, April 13, 2015 - 9:00am - Saturday, May 23, 2015 - 2:00pm

Books and libraries go hand-in-hand. But this April, the Waupaca Area Public Library will feature a different kind of book--the altered book. "Altered Books," an art exhibit, will run April 13-May 23 and feature books that have been changed from their original form into a different form. Some remain in the shape of books but others become artwork, lamps, chairs and many other things.

This exhibit will also provide a backdrop for the 2015 Waupaca BookFest, which will be held on Saturday, April 18.

Upcoming Programs:

The library will host an opening-night reception on Monday, April 13 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the exhibit room. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome to view the artwork and meet the artists!

Want to try making your own altered book? Join us at a MAKERSPACE on Saturday, May 2 when we join the Book-To-Art meeting at 10:00 a.m. and make an altered book!

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