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Welcome to the Adult Department!

Housed on the main floor of the Library,  we have the daily news, magazines, microfilm, along with books, movies and music for all your information and entertainment needs. Questions are welcome at the Information Desk. Please let our friendly, helpful staff assist you.  Throughout the year we have a full schedule of ongoing programs and special events for adults.

Adult Programs

All Adult Programs | Lunch & Learn | Film Series | Life Class | Book Clubs

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Imagine people all across Waupaca reading together toward a common goal! Do you think we can collectively read 10,000 books by August 31st?  We need your help to do it.  As you read and report the number of books read you will be adding your name in a weekly drawing for local gift certificate. Write a review and get another chance to win.

Summer fun is reading fun! Keep reading and reporting so we can reach our goal. Grand Prize Drawing will take place on August 31st for a customized $50 basket-o-fun!

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Saturday, June 26, 2021 - 10:00am
  • Check out and read a copy of "Emily and Einstein" by Linda Francis Lee
  • We have copies available for checkout!
  • Register below and we will send you the link to the Zoom meeting.
  • Join us on Zoom June 26 for an engaging discussion online!

 

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We now have 5 Dell Latitude 3310 laptops and 12 Cellcom MiFi Hotspots you can check out for 14 days. Laptops have a built in microphone, speakers and web cam, and are configured with Office 365 productivity software. They also contain Windows antivirus software and Deep Freeze security software to keep the device protected. This means you will need to save your work to an external device or the cloud. Laptop can be checked out by adults from the main service desk. Made possible through a 2020 Public Service Commission Grant. Hotspots can connect up to 5 digital devices for internet access.

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NEW-We are now offering a virtual book club for young readers and their adult reading pals to enjoy and explore wonderful children's chapter books.

This month's book: When Stars are Scattered by Victoria Jamieson

Saturday, June 26th, 10:30 am meeting over Zoom

Register HERE

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We've planted the potatoes, now what? Keep growing, and we hope to see you in August!

August 7th at the Historic Train Depot

  • Harvest and weigh-in event
  • Potato print paintings
  • Brat fry and potato themed foods

Thank you to the following community partners for their contributions to this fun project:

  • Waupaca Historical Society
  • Turner's Fresh Market
  • Silver Mist Garden Center
  • De-lish-us
  • Wisconsin Potato Growers
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Cookbooks cost $10 each. The "Safer at Home" cookbook is a joint fundraiser for the Waupaca Historical Society and Waupaca Public Library featuring recipes, stories and photographs from this pandemic year. You can purchase a copy at the Waupaca Public Library, Waupaca Historical Society and other area businesses with cash or a check made out to the Waupaca Historical Society.

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It's a simple but powerful fact: children who are read to at home are better prepared for school and continue to do well throughout their academic career. Each book read with a child provides an opportunity for early learning. Simply scan the barcode (ISBN) for each book you read into the app. Earn digital badges and a surprise from your library friends at 100 book intervals. Sign up and get started today!

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Need books? Let us put a book pack together for you.

You'll tell us a little about YOURSELF or CHILD(REN) as a reader and we'll pick some items for you to enjoy!

What you'll get? Books selected for you, checked out to you, and ready for curbside or inside pick-up.

Three ways to order:

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We know many of you are missing our great book selection at the library. Thankfully, Waupaca has a lot of Little Free Libraries around town, and we're working hard to help keep them full. Below is a list of libraries, please email us if changes need to be made to the list or it's running low! 
Riverside Park
Rotary Riverview Park
Bailey St.
Elm St. across from Plant 1 Foundry
Lake St.
Waupaca Learning Center
Trinity Lutheran Church
South Park in front of Hutchinson House
Swan Park
Historical Society (Main St.)
Corner of North St. and Franklin St.
State St. near Plant 1
Highland Dr. 
Bethany Home (on Berlin St)
North Side of W. Fulton St, just a few houses down from Hardees
Virginia Dr. (Near Red Mill) 
Stratton Lake Road (between Hwy K & 22)​
Main St. in Rural (Rural Historical Society) 
Lamplighter Lane (Covered Bridge)
Cleghorn Rd. (there are actually 2!)
 
Please consider these tips about using Little Free Libraries during COVID-19, and for more info, please visit the Little Free Library Website.
1. Please don't use Little Free Libraries while someone in your home is sick.
2. Wash your hands before and after using a Little Free Library.
3. Out of an abundance of caution, consider bringing a paper bag and quarantining your items for 24 hours before use.
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Our stories help define who we are as a community. Help make a difference by sharing with us your story about how the Waupaca Library has helped enrich your life. Your story might help secure funding for the library or encourage others to get a free library card. Everyone has a story to tell, and we would love to hear your library story! Tell your story at https://infosoup.info/share-your-story.

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Stay connected with friends and family with our new tutorials!

This time of year can be tough with the holidays, short days, and cold weather. What better time to connect with friends and family and pick up a new skill (or two!) along the way?

Take a minute and view our tutorials on Zoom, Facebook Messenger, and Google Meet! Liz and Laura will show you the basics, plus a few tips and tricks.

ZOOM is a great basic meeting platform for family gatherings, book clubs, trivia nights and of course, LIBRARY PROGRAMMING! Liz will walk you through Zoom in this short video!

Looking to interact a little more with games and sharing videos? FACEBOOK MESSENGER might be a good fit for you. Liz will walk you through Facebook Messenger in this short video!

GOOGLE MEET is the perfect option for video chats and playing a game together! Most school aged kids are very familiar with Google Meet since they use it for school, so this is a nice fit for grandparents and grandkids. Liz will walk you through Google Meet in this short video!

Like anything else, these apps all have a learning curve. Watch our videos, start with the basics, and you'll be hosting the next 'virutal get together' before you know it!

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Hands Holding Hearts

Take a few minutes to explore this wonderful new site containing resources to help relieve pandemic and holiday stress. The Waupaca School District Virtual Calming Room was created as a place for students, parents, staff and the community to find tools to help manage stress, anxiety, feelings and emotions.

There is something for everyone, including sounds and music, fascinating animal cams, guided meditation, coloring, puzzles,and recommended apps. Thank you Waupaca School District for sharing virtual peace and happiness! Click the words above or HERE to explore.

Connections are especially important this time of year. Now is the perfect time to use online resources to safely 'see' family and friends. Our tutorials help you get started with Zoom, Facebook Messenger and Google Meet. Learn more HERE.

 

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