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Welcome to the Adult Department!

Housed on the main floor of the Library,  we have the daily news, magazines, microfilm, along with books, movies and music for all your information and entertainment needs. Questions are welcome at the Information Desk. Please let our friendly, helpful staff assist you.  Throughout the year we have a full schedule of ongoing programs and special events for adults.

Adult Programs

All Adult Programs | Lunch & Learn | Film Series | Life Class | Book Clubs

The Waupaca Area Public Library was a stop on the Yuletide Trail again this year!  Our VIRTUAL STORYTIME is the perfect chance to snuggle and enjoy readings from your favorite librarians and community members. Stories will be available throughout winter.

Farmer's State Bank: The Littlest Reindeer by Brandi Dougherty and Michelle Todd

Northern Home: You Are My Miracle by Maryann Love

Waupaca Area Public Library Exhibit Room: The Biggest Snowman Ever by Steven Kroll

Waupaca Hometown Pharmacy: The Little Christmas Elf by Nikki Shannon Smith and Susan Mitchell

Winchester Academy: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer by Rick Bunsen

Waupaca Library Children's DepartmentThe Mitten retelling of the Ukrainian folk tale by Jim Aylesworth 

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Saturday, February 19, 2022 - 10:00am
  • Check out and read a copy of "Olive Kitteridge" - by Elizabeth Strout, about a larger than life, unforgettable character!

  • We have copies available for checkout (regular print, large print and audiobook)!

  • Join us on Zoom February 19 for an engaging discussion online - bring your thoughts, comments and questions!

  • Sign up using the link below

 

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Thursday, February 3, 2022 - 6:00pm

Positivity and Rebounding in Tough Times

(a 4-part series)

Session 1: The Benefits of Nature on Mental Health

Thursday, February 3  - 6:00 - 7:30 p.m.

Register using the link below - this session will be a virtual session - 

you will receive a Zoom link a few days before the session takes place!

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Due to the unpredictable nature of COVID-19 and its variants, we are unable to plan ahead for Dr. Rhodes' film series at this time, including the final film tentatively planned for December.   Please check back in early January for possible spring film events!

 

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Download or stream 3 items each calendar month with no waiting lists. If you see it and you want it, you can have it. Hoopla gives you access to 500,000 movies, tv, music, books*, audiobooks*, and comics. Use Hoopla on your laptop or computer by logging in to the website, or use the Hoopla app on your mobile devices. Hoopla is available to Waupaca Library Patrons who live in Waupaca or Waushara County.To get started go to  www.hoopladigital.com

  • First click the blue GET STARTED button… you’ll be prompted for the following steps:
  • Enter your email address and create a password
  • Search for and select WAUPACA PUBLIC LIBRARY
  • Enter your Library Card Number and PIN
  • Click the blue SIGN ME UP button

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It's a simple but powerful fact: children who are read to at home are better prepared for school and continue to do well throughout their academic career. Each book read with a child provides an opportunity for early learning. Simply scan the barcode (ISBN) for each book you read into the app. Earn digital badges and a surprise from your library friends at 100 book intervals. Sign up and get started today!

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We now have 5 Dell Latitude 3310 laptops and 12 Cellcom MiFi Hotspots you can check out for 14 days. Laptops have a built in microphone, speakers and web cam, and are configured with Office 365 productivity software. They also contain Windows antivirus software and Deep Freeze security software to keep the device protected. This means you will need to save your work to an external device or the cloud. Laptop can be checked out by adults from the main service desk. Made possible through a 2020 Public Service Commission Grant. Hotspots can connect up to 5 digital devices for internet access.

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Need books? Let us put a book pack together for you.

You'll tell us a little about YOURSELF or CHILD(REN) as a reader and we'll pick some items for you to enjoy!

What you'll get? Books selected for you, checked out to you, and ready for curbside or inside pick-up.

Three ways to order:

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Cookbooks cost $10 each. The "Safer at Home" cookbook is a joint fundraiser for the Waupaca Historical Society and Waupaca Public Library featuring recipes, stories and photographs from this pandemic year. You can purchase a copy at the Waupaca Public Library, Waupaca Historical Society and other area businesses with cash or a check made out to the Waupaca Historical Society.

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Our stories help define who we are as a community. Help make a difference by sharing with us your story about how the Waupaca Library has helped enrich your life. Your story might help secure funding for the library or encourage others to get a free library card. Everyone has a story to tell, and we would love to hear your library story! Tell your story at https://infosoup.info/share-your-story.

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Did you know that you can often get books right in your own neighborhood? Waupaca has a lot of Little Free Libraries around town, and we're working hard to help keep them full. Below is a list of libraries, please email us if changes need to be made to the list or it's running low! Take a book to enjoy, leave a book if you're able, and enjoy a good read!
Riverside Park
Rotary Riverview Park
Bailey St.
Elm St. across from Plant 1 Foundry
Lake St.
Waupaca Learning Center
Trinity Lutheran Church
South Park in front of Hutchinson House
Swan Park
Historical Society (Main St.)
Corner of North St. and Franklin St.
State St. near Plant 1
Highland Dr. 
Bethany Home (on Berlin St)
North Side of W. Fulton St, just a few houses down from Hardees
Virginia Dr. (Near Red Mill) 
Stratton Lake Road (between Hwy K & 22)​
Main St. in Rural (Rural Historical Society) 
Lamplighter Lane (Covered Bridge)
Cleghorn Rd. (there are actually 2!)
 
Please consider these tips about using Little Free Libraries during COVID-19, and for more info, please visit the Little Free Library Website.
1. Please don't use Little Free Libraries while someone in your home is sick.
2. Wash your hands before and after using a Little Free Library.
3. Out of an abundance of caution, consider bringing a paper bag and quarantining your items for 24 hours before use.
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Stay connected with friends and family with our new tutorials!

This time of year can be tough with the holidays, short days, and cold weather. What better time to connect with friends and family and pick up a new skill (or two!) along the way?

Take a minute and view our tutorials on Zoom, Facebook Messenger, and Google Meet! Liz and Laura will show you the basics, plus a few tips and tricks.

ZOOM is a great basic meeting platform for family gatherings, book clubs, trivia nights and of course, LIBRARY PROGRAMMING! Liz will walk you through Zoom in this short video!

Looking to interact a little more with games and sharing videos? FACEBOOK MESSENGER might be a good fit for you. Liz will walk you through Facebook Messenger in this short video!

GOOGLE MEET is the perfect option for video chats and playing a game together! Most school aged kids are very familiar with Google Meet since they use it for school, so this is a nice fit for grandparents and grandkids. Liz will walk you through Google Meet in this short video!

Like anything else, these apps all have a learning curve. Watch our videos, start with the basics, and you'll be hosting the next 'virutal get together' before you know it!

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Winchester Academy logoThe Winchester Academy, located in Waupaca, Wisconsin, is a center for lifelong learning. It was inspired by the tradition of the Scandinavian Folk Academy. The Winchester Academy brings free programs to the community to stimulate participants to want to learn more about the topics. The Academy usually offers around 20 free public lectures each year, in three series - fall, winter-spring, and summer.

Winchester Academy Programs

The Winchester Academy of Waupaca presents a series of lectures throughout the year. Unless otherwise noted, programs are presented online, with reservations for limited seating in the downstairs meeting rooms of the Waupaca Area Public Library (unless a different venue is noted). Each presentation lasts approximately one hour. There is no admission charge. Should a late cancellation be necessary, it will be announced on thelakes (FM 92.7), WILW 96.3 FM, or on Facebook. All programs begin at 6:30 P.M.

Go the Winchester webite for a current schedule or to inquire about reservations for in-person attendance.

WINCHESTER ACADEMY MISSION

OUR MISSION: "Winchester Academy’s mission is to enrich the community by providing free, intellectually stimulating, informative, and engaging programs."

Hands Holding Hearts

Take a few minutes to explore this wonderful new site containing resources to help relieve pandemic and holiday stress. The Waupaca School District Virtual Calming Room was created as a place for students, parents, staff and the community to find tools to help manage stress, anxiety, feelings and emotions.

There is something for everyone, including sounds and music, fascinating animal cams, guided meditation, coloring, puzzles,and recommended apps. Thank you Waupaca School District for sharing virtual peace and happiness! Click the words above or HERE to explore.

Connections are especially important this time of year. Now is the perfect time to use online resources to safely 'see' family and friends. Our tutorials help you get started with Zoom, Facebook Messenger and Google Meet. Learn more HERE.

 

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