Two Garden Programs Coming Up at the Library

Gardening Classes with Scott Reuss.
Thursday, Feb 22nd, 6:30 pm . Growing Berrilicious Berries The most commonly grown small fruits are strawberries and raspberries, which will form the base of our discussion at this workshop. However, we’ll also review some of the other small fruit possibilities, such as: blueberries, saskatoons, currants, gooseberries, and a few you may not even have heard of before!

Thursday, March 15th, 6:30 pm.Tomato Family Vegetables The tomato (solanaceae) family of vegetables contains the most popular home garden vegetables. We will review selection, plant starting, plant management, and pest management of tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, and potatoes.
Call the library at 846-2673 to RSVP, not required but helps Scott plan.

Gardening With Scott

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Spring is around the corner and our seed catalogs are on the table. You can also tell its spring when Scott Reuss, Crops/Soils/Horticulture Agent for the Marinette/Oconto County UW-Extension, comes to the library.

We have three programs planned. Thursday Feb 18th at 6:30 Small Space Vegetable Gardening. Raising vegetables does not require a huge space. With proper attention to soil health, plant selection and spacing, and plant management principles, you can achieve high quality and high yields from small spaces. We will talk about small spaces of all types, from flat-ground gardens to raised beds and containerized vegetables.

On March 17th at 6:30 is Raising Tomatoes, Peppers and Relatives. This session will focus on what it takes to successfully grow tomatoes, peppers and eggplants, but with the option to ask questions and have discussion of potato production, as well.

On Thursday April 14th at 6:30 will be Beginning Vegetable Gardening. Are you new or relatively new to vegetable gardening? If so, join the discussion of the principles you can use to successfully grow your own home-grown vegetables. We will focus on how to prepare the site; what to plant that is easier to manage and more likely to have success in a new garden; and then relay the pests your plants may experience. Bring your questions and concerns for this open discussion.

All sessions are free.

Library Hours during the Holidays

The Oconto Falls Library wishes everyone a safe and Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Like everyone else, Staff wants to spend time with their families. We will be closed December 24th, 25th and 26th for Christmas. For New years we will be closed December 31st and January 1st. We will be open Saturday, January 2. On days open , our hours will remain the same. Monday thru Thursday 9am to 7pm, Friday 9 am to 5 pm and Saturdays 9 am to 12 pm.card048

Meet Kim, our Children’s Reading Coordinator

Road Construction Nov 4 2015 008Meet Kim, our Children’s Reading Coordinator. Kim has been reading to children since a teenager working at the Thornton Burgess Museum in Massachusetts. Her love of literature inspired her to major in English and her love of nature drove her to get her Masters in Environmental Science. As a mother of two, she has volunteered in the schools and love to put an emphasis on both learning and fun. As reading coordinator and an avid crafter, she looks forward to helping children laugh, create, learn and enjoy all the great books our local libraries have to offer. All children are welcomed at Story Hour.

Four Shillings Short

The Library will be sponsoring a dinner concert at JoJos Diner in Stiles4shillings short featuring Four Shillings Short on Thursday,Oct 22nd. The concert will be selections of Celtic, Folk and World music. Doors will open at 5:30, dinner at 6:00 and concert begins at 6:30. Tickets are $15.00 for concert and a chicken dinner. Call the library (920)846-2673 for more information and tickets. The library does not take credit cards and a limited amount of tickets will be sold.  http://4shillingsshort.com/home.html

Oconto County Reads

2015 is the Oconto County Libraries first Oconto County Reads. Six libraries reading the same book. The book selected is My Family and Other Hazards by June Melby. This non fiction book is about two teachers from Iowa and their kids purchasing a miniature golf course in Waupaca. They family comes up every summer to run the course. The books starts when the June, now an adult, is told the parents are selling the golf course and she begins to tell storiesJune Melby030 about growing up on a golf course.

Saturday September 26th at 6:30 June Melby will be at the PAC to speak about the book and sign copies afterwards. Refreshments will be served.

Winners of Packer Family Night tickets

The Library gave out 20 tickets to the Green Bay Packers Family night as part of the Summer Reading Program. Winners were based on the number of items checked out over six weeks and we have great readers at the library. Winners are Laura Adams, Missy Braun, Holly Long, Beth Rieth, and Jacqueline Woller. Hope the weather is nice for a fun event.

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Herbs and Homes at the Library

Jill Chowewa from the UW Extension will be offering two  programs at the Oconto Falls Library. On July 28th at 6:30 will be a program on Planning for Home Buyers, Step-by-Step Approach. On July 30th will be All About Herbs. Lets Discuss the Magic of Fresh Herbs. Both are at 6:30 and snacks provided.Home Buying029Herb poster028

Summer Reading Program Begins June 17th at 1:00

Our summer reading program begins June 17th at 1:00. Renee Lemke will be our guest story leader. Rene teaches the preschool program at St Anthony’s and it will be lots of fun!. Ever Hero has a Story is our theme.

We also have reading logs for the kids to fill out as they read. They can redeem the log for prizes.

We will be giving away five packages of four tickets each to the Green Bay Packer Family night Aug 8th. To enter, check out books and receive a football. Only one winner per family.