Newspaper Column for August 29, 2019

Join us on Saturday, August 31 at 10 am as our presenter Tom Irvine explores the time period Sherlock Holmes is imagined to have lived. Victorian London plays an important character in the Sherlock Holmes stories. Many of the mysteries describe a bustling city of neighborhoods, buildings and transportation in detail. We will dig into the London of the last part of the 19th century following clues left behind about how the city looked and, in some cases, hasn’t changed in the time since. We will examine authentic maps, photographs of buildings, trains, cabs, the way people dressed and excerpts from Arthur Conan Doyle’s stories. We hope you can join us!

Labor Day weekend is upon us and that brings a change in the normal library schedule. The library will be closed Sunday and Monday in observance of the holiday. However, our electronic resources never close! If you haven’t done so yet, download the apps for Mango Languages, hoopla, and Libby for free activities, movies, audio and ebooks all for free with your library card.

After the holiday, at 6 pm on Tuesday, September 3 we are returning to our fall film series with a screening and discussion of “Wisconsin From the Air”. The film lofts viewers high above the state for a breathtaking journey through our treasured landscape. From the Mississippi River to the Great Lakes, from the Northwoods to southern landmarks, get ready to experience Wisconsin like never before.