January 30th Newspaper Column

The big children’s and teen book awards were announced this morning, and I’m happy to say we have the winners and most of the honor books here for your enjoyment! Next time you visit, please wander over to the children’s section and look over the display of award-winning reads.

We have some events coming up to help take your mind off the weather. The next film in our “Road to the Oscars” series is Dallas Buyers Club starring Matthew McConaughey. It’s nominated for six awards, including best picture, best actor, best supporting actor (Jared Leto), and best original screenplay. Showtime is 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 4th.

Two days later we have a Wisconsin Public Television star visiting the library – Inga Witscher, host of Around the Farm Table will be here for a 6:30 program. Her show takes viewers through our farming landscape to shine a spotlight on Midwestern farmers and artisan food producers. Around the Farm Table enhances our understanding of sustainable farming practices through stories, recipes and information - all delivered with a dose of fun, entertainment, and original music. We’re delighted she is taking time out of her busy farm and filming schedule to visit with us on Thursday, February 6th.