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Welcome to the Exhibit Room

The Waupaca Library Exhibit room shall be a space to provide cultural, historical, and educational displays free to the general public.

We exhibit 6-8 shows each year showcasing local artistry, industry, memorabilia and education. If you are interested in showing your collection, please read the Exhibit Room Policy to learn more about the use for this space. The Exhibit Room is made possible through generous support from the Waupaca Public Library Foundation.

Tuesday, August 11, 2020 (All day) to Saturday, October 10, 2020 (All day)

Thank you to everyone who helped tell the Waupaca story of this unprecedented time in history!

Click here to see the entries at our online exhibit. The exhibit also features nominations from the Waupaca CHAT Great Neighbor Shout Out.


Snapshot Adult Division Winners:

1st Place: Dylan Marks | Untitled
2nd Place: Rebecca Thieme-Baeseman | Repairing Joy
3rd Place (tie): Tracy Behrendt | Reading Together
3rd Place (tie): Amber Koski | Time...
Snapshot Youth Division Winner:
1st Place: Rylynn Eskildsen | Mask Mania



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Tuesday, April 28, 2020 (All day) to Monday, August 31, 2020 (All day)

Interested in learning a new art technique? Curious about how to get started with your latest passion?

These virtual classes are a great way to make the most of your time at home:

Jarret J. Krosoczka (remember his AWESOME exhibit?) and Mo Willems offer quick 20 minute drawing classes perfect for kids or adults.

Masterclass videos cover everything from writing to cooking to gardening and everything in between.

Many major universities offer free online classes, either for fun or credit: https://www.edx.org/

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Tuesday, April 28, 2020 (All day) to Monday, August 31, 2020 (All day)

This easy project helps protect you and those around you. Chances are, you already have the supplies at your house!

Per the CDC: 'The CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.

CDC also advises the use of simple cloth face coverings to slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others.  Cloth face coverings fashioned from household items or made at home from common materials at low cost can be used as an additional, voluntary public health measure.'

The CDC has great information and instructions to make sew or no-sew masks: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/diy-cloth-face-coverings.html


According to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/protect.htm):

If making your own cloth mask, keep the following in mind:

  1. Build a mask that tightly encloses the area around the nose and mouth, from the bridge of the nose down to the chin, and extending onto the cheek beyond the corners of the mouth, so no gaps occur when talking or moving.
  2. Use mask material that is tightly woven but breathable. Possibly double-layer the fabric.
    • Masks must be made from washable fabric.
    • Choose a fabric that can handle high temperatures and bleach without shrinking or otherwise deforming.
  3. The mask should be tolerant of expected amounts of moisture from breathing.
  4. Suggested materials- outer layer tea cloth, inner layer of a microfleece to wick away moisture, and an inner tea cloth layer. Use an accordion fold to mimic a hospital mask as much as possible and use a fat woven shoelace type material to bind the sides (such as quilt binding). For straps, use elastic straps that loop behind the ears.

Online instructions and patterns:


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Tuesday, April 28, 2020 (All day) to Monday, August 31, 2020 (All day)

Ready for a change of scenery?

Nothing beats checking out a new place, but these sites are a close second. Even better, you can stay in your pajamas while you plan your future travels!

We are the Mighty has 28 different field trips and activities for families.

The Wisconsin State Capitol is an amazing building with interesting history.

Take a look at these virtual experiences right here in Wisconsin!

Looking to really get away? Google Arts & Culture can take you anywhere in the world!

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Tuesday, April 28, 2020 (All day) to Monday, August 31, 2020 (All day)

Check out these great exhibits, locally and worldwide!

We fortunate to have a community that values art and culture and has so many great artists. The library loves to support them through our annual Youth Art Month installation, and a variety of other exhibits.

Take the Virtual Youth Art Month tour HERE! 

Visit the Virtual Community Art Show here!

Looking to venture a little farther from Waupaca? Missing your favorite art museum? Most have virtual tours online. A few of our favorites:

Art Institute Chicago Chicago, Illinois

Metropolitan Museum of Art New York, New York

National Gallery of Art Washington, D.C.

J. Paul Getty Center Los Angeles, California

Musee du Louvre Paris France

Vatican Museums Vatican City, Rome, Italy

Tate Modern London, England

Prado Museum Madrid, Spain

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Tuesday, April 28, 2020 (All day) to Monday, August 31, 2020 (All day)

Looking for project ideas? We've got you covered.

While we would much rather be making these with you in person at the library, arts and crafts are a fun way to spend time while we're apart.

Due to being Safer at Home, we had to postpone our spring exhibit with illustrators Missy Mittel and Amy Ward to next year. They both have amazing ideas to keep you busy and creative.

Missy Mittel has super cute coloring pages and activities https://missymittel.com/free-stuff/

Amy Ward's YouTube videos show you how to make a crayone tshirt https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKTAAttB5Gs Use your old markers to make new watercolor paints https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfzOqKmDVhg and here's how to paint with them https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NOSKArHiZM

Need ideas for easy projects with KIDS? These crafts take 10 minutes or less: https://www.thesprucecrafts.com/10-minute-crafts-for-kids-1250670

Here are projects using items you most likely have at home already! https://www.marthastewart.com/1517093/30-days-kids-crafts

The Tate Modern has great ideas for projects, as well as interactive games for kids: https://www.tate.org.uk/kids?gclid=CjwKCAjwqJ_1BRBZEiwAv73uwJxdVnKAcxd1bQD9RfXRI6klpP21Dec7eyLQS0b27kPzQ7WUok1LShoCynwQAvD_BwE

Up for a CHALLENGEhttps://diyprojects.com/diy-crafts-for-adults/

Ideas for the whole family! https://www.hgtv.com/design/make-and-celebrate/handmade/easy-diy-crafts-anyone-can-do-pictures

Fun hands on crafts: https://www.reviews.com/utilities/internet/websites-to-learn-hands-on-craft-at-home/

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