August 3rd Newspaper Column

It’s Fair time! Please join the Green Lake County libraries for a story and craft time at 1:00 p.m. today, Thursday, August 3rd. We will have pirate-themed stories and treasure for you to take home.

Later today we welcome Operation Migration co-founder and CEO Joe Duff to the library for an update on the 2017 class of whooping crane chicks being raised at the White River Marsh. There are seven chicks in this year’s cohort, each with his or her own personality quirks. Joe will fill us in on how they are doing, as well as on plans for their fall migration. We would love to see you at 6:30 p.m. in the lower level meeting room.

The library is hosting a special exhibit from the Wisconsin Historical Society through August 13th. Great Lakes Small Streams: How Water Shapes Wisconsin explores our state's long relationship with water and the impact we have had on our vast waterways. We drink it, fish in it, clean with it, swim in it, travel across it, harvest its energy, try to control it. Water has always been critical for our survival. The Great Lakes region is home to one of the largest freshwater resources on the planet. That water has shaped the landscape, history, and communities of our state. Great Lakes Small Streams is part of DIVE IN, an initiative exploring Wisconsin's water history through programs, events, and exhibits from the Wisconsin Historical Society.