Monday, January 5, 2015 - 9:00am - Saturday, February 14, 2015 - 2:00pm

What does it mean to live green or sustainably? Come find out in our next exhibit, "Living Green!"

To people in Waupaca County, it means many things. Local farms, businesses and individuals are working hard to spread the word on the importance of buying locally and living in a sustainable way. Businesses are using solar and renewable energy, while people are reusing materials and finding ways to make their homes more efficient. Beekeeping, raising chickens, canning and preserving, and making your own soaps are all ways Waupaca residents are "living green." The exhibit will feature local farms and families, the Waupaca Farmer's Market, CSAs and what they bring to our community, and the Midwest Renewable Energy Association. Come generate power on our exercise bike and see how you can make a light bulb glow or power a radio!

To introduce our 2015 theme - Every Hero Has a Story - we invite you to play our January Family Bingo!  Every member of your family works together to complete the bingo sheet during the month of January.  Complete one row (up/down, across, or diagonally) and have your family hero picture taken for the "Wall of Fame."  Complete the whole sheet by February 1st and every child in your family can choose a new book to keep for their home library.  Limit: One sheet per family.

Stop in to pick up your Hero Bingo Sheet at the library, or print it off from the link provided here.

Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 1:30pm

Filmed on location in Southwestern Colorado

A romanticized history of the building of the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad in the Colorado mountains. Directed by Byron Haskin. Story and Screenplay by Frank Gruber. Starring Edmond O'Brien, Sterling Hayden, Laura Elliot, and Dean Jagger.

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

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Authors Don and Lanna Langdok will present their story, now published as the book, Cheechako Sunrise, Sourdough Sunset. The Langdok's move to Anchorage, Alaska in 1969 was a daring and gutsy decision on the part of this young Wisconsin couple with a two-year-old baby daughter. It wasn't long before exciting and unexpected challenges started to shape and mold their character; from finding a dead body, dealing with airplane crashes and police department murders to homesteading' in a log cabin with no electricity or water! 

The authors will be selling and signing books after the program. 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 online or by calling the front desk 715-258-4414.

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Create a video promoting Summer Reading at the public library, including your interpretation of the 2015 CSLP teen slogan "Unmask," and you could win $150 and a $50 award for your library.

Any teen, aged 13 -18, can enter the CSLP "2015 Teen Video Challenge" in the state where they reside. Videos can be created individually or as a team. Each participating CSLP member state will select one winner.

For full details about Wisconsin’s 2015 Teen Video Challenge, check out the following links:

Prom Dress Swap & Shop Collection

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To help make prom more affordable, the Teen Department is hosting a Prom Dress Swap & Shop on Friday, March 6th and Saturday, March 7th in the Waupaca Area Public Library lower level meeting rooms.

Donations of prom, formal, party and vintages dresses in good condition, plus shoes and accessories are being accepted throughout the months of January and Februarys. Dresses should be cleaned and in current styles; all sizes are welcome. Please bring dresses to Emily at the Children’s Service Desk.

Teens donating a dress will get a ticket to shop from 3:30 - 5pm on March 6 or from 11-1pm on March 7, or by appointment.. Those who do not have a dress to donate may shop from 3:30 - 5pm on either March 20 or 27.

For more information, contact Emily Heideman at 715-258-4418 or at the Waupaca Area Public Library, 107 S. Main Street.


This free program is sponsored by the Friends of the Waupaca Area Public Library and SLAG, Student Library Advisory Group.

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