May 1st Newspaper Column

You know the old saying about the best-laid plans…? Well, that applies to libraries and presenters as well. Author Kathy Kline had a family situation she needed to take care of last Sunday, so we’ve rescheduled her talk on “People of the Sturgeon” to this Sunday, May 4th, at 2:00 p.m.

Actually, I’m hoping that you will want to spend a good part of your weekend here with us at the library. Friday (9:00-1:00) and Saturday (8:00-4:00) we have the Friends Spring Book Sale in our lower level, with a dizzying array of books, movies, puzzles, and music for your buying pleasure. They have loads of great bargains in a warm, dry spot (useful in case Mother Nature continues her current weather pattern into the weekend).

Kathy’s talk on Sunday is sponsored by the Friends. It’s just one example of the many ways your book sale purchases come back to the library for everyone’s enjoyment.

Next Tuesday evening (May 6) at 6:30 we welcome Wisconsin author and filmmaker Genevieve Davis to the library for a screening of her “docudrama mystery” Secret Life, Secret Death. Set in Chicago and Northern Wisconsin, it follows the story of a young mother who gets caught up in the glamour and crime of the prohibition era and who dies under mysterious circumstances. Genevieve will talk about her writing and the filmmaking process, too. It’s another program sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

May is Bike Month here in Green Lake, and the library is partnering with Green Lake Greenways to promote two-wheeled, self-propelled transportation all month long. Check out the student posters on display, register to win prizes, and plan to save May 13th and 15th on your calendar for special bicycle themed evening programs at the library. Details here next week or anytime at