Are you feeling the financial crush of the recession? Try out you local library. There are six libraries scattered across the county. They all offer free books, movies, music, audiobooks, magazines and internet. We at Oconto Falls Library offer internet but we also have Microsoft Word 2007 and Publisher 2007 on three new computers. Do you need to make a brochure, flyer or newsletter, try Publisher. It has templates so all you need to do is fill in the space. It can be tricky or somewhat frustrating when you first start, but what isn’t! If you need to type up a resume, there are templates on all the computers for public access. When doing a resume and you want to print on a better quality of paper, bring it in and we will help you. Copies are .25 cents per page. We can also fax or xerox items. Need tax forms, the library will have them until April 15th. We can also go online and print the ones we don’t have. If you don’t have a library card, bring in picture I.D. and your card is free. Lost your card? Replacement cards are $3.00. So come into the library. Check out a new author, movie or magazine. Friday mornings are Junk Food Fridays. Come in for a free cup of coffee, chatter and junk food. Check out some movies on Friday for a family night at home and pick up a bag of microwave popcorn. Just come in and check us out
The Oconto Falls Community Library is marching into spring. Visions of the Universe, Four Hundred Years of Astronomy will be arriving here in April. We are in the planning stages for the exhibit funded by NASA. We have many things planned for schools and groups. We will have speakers and some fun science programs. Watch the paper, blog or drop in to the library for a list of events. Teachers, if you would like to bring your classes in for the exhibit, call the library and arrange a time and date. All are welcomed. March is also Youth Art Month. Art work started arriving last week and is on display at the library for the month. Artwork is from the Oconto Falls schools, Homeschools and St Anthonys. Youth Art Month Reception will be March 12th. Everyone is invited. At the last Friends of the Library meeting, the group again voted to award two scholarships to graduating seniors from Oconto Falls High School. Students need to apply through the Guidance Office at the High School. Some authors with new books coming out in the next few weeks are J.D. Robb, Robert Parker, Maeve Binchy, Jodi Picoult, Joanne Flukes, Kim Harrison, Therese Fowler, Anne Perry, Laura Lippman, Jonathan Kellerman, Randy Wayne White, John Burnside, Karen Robards and Gena Showalter. These books will all be available through InfoSoup. Add you name to the Holds List. The Library is initiating Junk Food Fridays starting on March 6th 10:00 to 11:00a.m.. Another excellent reason to check out a good book at the Library.