The Patient Protection and Affordable Card Act, commonly called the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or Obamacare, aims to increase the quality and affordability of health insurance, lower the uninsured rate by expanding public and private insurance coverage, and reduce the costs of healthcare for individuals and the government. If you have questions about how this will affect you and access to these services please visit: http://www.waupacalibrary.org/aca

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Monday, April 14, 2014 - 9:00am - Saturday, May 24, 2014 - 2:00pm

Peeps© are more than a sugary treat—they are ART! Join in on the fun and check out the Peeps© dioramas in our new exhibit, entitled "The Peeps© Show." The exhibit is for all ages and runs from April 14 through May 24.

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April is the month for National Library Week (April 13-19) !  Celebrate your favorite book by drawing a picture about it.  It can be a character, event, scene or anything you liked about the book.  Return the drawing to the children's dept. desk on or before April 30th, and you'll receive a certificate for a FREE single scoop of Culver's Frozen Custard in a cake cone or dish to be redeemed at your neighborhood Culver's.  You'll also be eligible to win a special prize in a random drawing at our library.  You must be age 4-11 and may only submit one drawing.

Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 1:30pm

1960 black-and-white British war film based on the book Last Nine Days of the Bismarck by C. S. Forester. It is the World War II story of the British Navy's effort to defeat Nazi Germany's most powerful warship.

In Honor of All Veterans! This program is free, open to the public, and appropriate for all ages. Free popcorn and movie refreshments!

 

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Saturday, April 26, 2014 - 12:00pm

Come hear our very own staff member Brigid Ferkett, give an inspiring and informative talk about Community Supported Agriculture (CSA). Besides being a children's library assistant, Brigid is a local food advocate, a mother of 3, and the co-owner of Gravel Road Farm, a diverse, meat, egg, and produce farm located just 5 miles South of Waupaca in the Town of Lind. She will share her story about how she and her husband came to start their small farm in Waupaca, and about how everyone can benefit from small local farms.
 

This program is free, open to the public and appropriate for all ages.

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Tuesday, May 13, 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Remembering the Battle of Midway with Historian Dick Campbell 

The Battle of Midway, which was fought on June 4-7, 1942 over and near the tiny U.S. mid-Pacific base at Midway atoll, represents the strategic high water mark of Japan's Pacific Ocean war. Six months after Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor, the United States defeated Japan at Midway in one of the most decisive naval battles of World War II.

This program is free, open to the public and appropriate for all ages. A light lunch will be catered by a local restaurant. Please make reservations by calling the front desk 715-258-4414 or register online.

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The library is hosting a 3-year-old Preschool Fair on Thursday, April 24 from 3-6pm in the lower level meeting rooms. Families with 3-yr-olds can visit with staff from area preschools to find out about opportunities for their children.  No registration necessary.  Area preschools include Head Start, Sunny Day, Tiny Treasures and Waupaca Preschool.  Children's Librarian, Sue Abrahamson, adds, "Research shows that children who attend preschool are better prepared to succeed.  Preschool is about socialization, finding out that learning is fun, sharing and getting along."

Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm

To kick-off our Fizz, Boom, READ theme, exploring Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) with families all year long, we are planning a SIX Senses Family Night Story Time.  Yes, SIX!!  Come to find out what that sixth sense is all about!  Of course, we'll experiment with our five senses, too.

 No registration necessary.  Fun is planned for all ages so bring the whole family!

Join in the fun of Family Night Story Time, held the first Thursday of each month (October-May).  Family Night Story Time is for kids, parents, even grandparents.  Enjoy stories, games, songs, crafts and other activities guaranteed to delight the whole family.

Can your family unplug for a little while for one week?  Take the Less Screen Week Family Challenge and help your children discover the joys of playing, doing, and experiencing things without a screen (TV, computers, game systems, etc.).  To help you the library is offering activites for kids every night of the week after school.

Monday - Lego Building .... Tuesday - Watch a play: The Queen of Arithmetic ....  Wednesday - Build a Brush Bot  ... Thursday - Board Games ...... Friday - Puzzle Mania!

Pick up a log sheet in the Children's Dept. and complete 15 items from the lists provided between May 5-9. Return your sheet by May 18 to the library and every child in your family will win a prize! Do more .... watch less... together!

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