June 9 - August 22, 2014

Summer Reading Program

Children of all ages can participate whether they can read or are being read to.  The first reading log is accessible from the link below or can be picked up at the library.  Complete and check off 9 activities from the list, then, return it to the library for a surprise.  Each child can turn in 4 log sheets during the summer (but there is a bonus option for overachievers!)  For every log sheet turned in the young reader can choose a book to add to their home library.

Watch for special programs and activities almost every day during the summer.  

Monday, August 11, 2014 - 9:00am - Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 2:00pm

Art can take many forms and use many mediums--from barn quilts and outdoor murals to reused metal and chalk drawings. Artists from around Waupaca County find innovative ways to create art without a typical canvas. Check out some of these creative art pieces in the library's upcoming exhibit, "Art: No Canvas Required."

The reading while hiking season has begun and the Waupaca Area Public Library his happy to announce that we have added a new StoryWalk to the original one at Swan Park.  The new StoryWalk is located on the River Ridge Trail on the east side of Waupaca.  Begin your hike by parking near Sunny Day Daycare and Preschool on Godfrey Drive and walking down the path that leads betweeen the daycare and the clinic.  Thanks to Waupaca Park & Rec Dept. and Sunny Day for their partnership on this new adventure.

Now featuring:  Eric Carle's The Greedy Python (Sunny Day)  and Dixie and the Good Deeds at Swan Park.

Waupaca Reads Mockingbird

The Waupaca Area Public Library is sponsoring a community reading event.

We invite Waupaca residents, summer visitors and Book Clubs to add Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird to their fall reading list and then join us for any or all of the themed events. 

Copies of the book are now available at the library for checkout or reserve a copy online.

Get your Mockingbird and start reading today! Plan on sharing with your book club or joining one of the Library sponsored groups.

Monday, September 8, 2014 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Local historian Jim Leuenberger will present a program on barn quilts of Shawano County on Monday, September 8 at 6:30 p.m. in the lower-level meeting rooms. Shawano County has the highest concentration of barn quilts of any county in the United States. Come listen to this program and also enjoy our current exhibit, "Art: No Canvas Required," which currently features examples of local barn quilts.

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End the summer with a visit to our Scholastic Book Fair.  Get your child a book for that first day of school free-reading time!  Start your holiday shopping early. All proceeds from this sale go to support giving books as prizes at future library programs.

Held in the lower level meeting rooms on:

Tuesday, August 19, 10am to 3pm and 5pm to 7:30 pm

Wednesday, August 20, 10am to 3 pm and 5 pm to 7:30 pm

Thursday, August 21, from 10am to 3pm

Chilean Patagonia
Tuesday, September 9, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Chilean Patagonia: A Photo Tour of a Magical Place with Photographer Michael Patrick

"Upon retiring as an academic scientist, I began to explore in depth my lifelong passion for photography, but substituting film image capture and darkroom work for digital capture and computer 'developing'"

This program is free, open to the public and appropriate for all ages. A light lunch will be catered by a local restaurant. Please make reservations online or by calling the front desk 715-258-4414.

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Shadow of a Doubt
Thursday, September 4, 2014 - 1:30pm

A young woman discovers her visiting "Uncle Charlie" may not be the man he seems to be. A deadly game of cat and mouse ensues as the psychopathic killer plots the death of his young niece to protect his secret.

Classic Alfred Hitchcock, realeased in 1943, screenplay by Thornton Wilder, Sally Benson, and Alma Reville from an Original Story by Gordon McDonell and starring Joseph Cotten, Teresa Wright, Macdonald Carey, Hume Cronyn. Film is108 minutes.

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

 

 

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Waupaca Reads Mockingbird

"To Kill A Mockingbird" Events

August 22 - Outdoor Film @ South Park. 8 pm

September 6 - Book To Art Discussion @ Library 10 am

September 19 - Coffeehouse Discussion @ Rhythm & Brews 6 pm

September 25 - Potluck Book Discussion @ Library 6 pm

October 2-Indoor Film @ Library 1:30 pm (moderated by Dr. Jack Rhodes)

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