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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Spring Storytime, Movie Night, LEGOs and Youth Art, All @ Your Library!

Movie Night at Your Library, Thursday Feb 27th, 7:00 PM 
Join us at the library this Thursday, Feb 27th for an eye-opening adventure through the "different not less" world of autism. We''ll be showing an award winning movie about autism rights activist Temple Grandin's life. Everyone who is interested in learning more about autism and creative thinking, who teaches or whose life is touched by a friend, co-worker or family member on the autistic spectrum is encouraged to attend. Prepare to be amazed by the way this film brings Grandin's autistic point of view to life and dramatizes both her nerdy brilliance and terrifying challenges.
Declared autistic in the 1950's when such a diagnosis was typically treated by institutionalization, Grandin's mother refused to think of Temple as "less"and continued to pursue her daughter's education and development. Grandin encountered many mentors throughout her youth who recognized her unusual intelligence, need for "hands-on" learning activities and gift for visual thinking. Grandin went on to earn a PhD in animal sciences and became an internationally recognized expert on animal psychology and livestock facilities design. Approximately 70% of livestock processing facilities in the US utilize Grandin's "humane design" structures. All because she asked the bizarre question, "Why are they mooing?" and figured it out

 Grandin is recognized as the first autistic person to speak out about her way of "thinking in pictures" and the opportunities and challenges autism presents. She has published a number of best selling books (several are available for checkout at our library!) and is sought after as a public speaker and autism educator. She was included in the Time 100 list of the one hundred most influential people in the world in the "Heroes" category. The story of her life is a deeply inspiring, funny and eye-opening adventure that reveals how many different ways there can be to perceive the world. Rated PG this movie is highly recommended for anyone wishing to understand more about the "beautiful minds" of autism. This event is open to the general public and there's no charge to attend.

All Aboard!Spring Storytime Every Monday and Wednesday
 Your library's annual eight week Spring story-time for pre-k children, families and caregivers began this week. Storytime is now offered twice weekly through April 16th: Every Monday evening from 6:30 - 7:00 pm and Wednesday morning from 10:00 - 10:30, in the children's room at the library. Don't miss the fun, reading and activities for your little ones and play date time for parents and families afterwards. The kids will enjoy an interactive story, learning skills activity and take home crafts, books and DVDs related to each week's special theme. Spring themes include "Baking is F-U-N" , "Books of 3's" and "Daffy about Ducks". All children, families and caregivers are welcome. There's no cost to participate and regular attendance isn't required. We look forward to seeing you and your little ones @ the library.

  Announcing LEGO Science Club at Your Library!
Parents, bring your child to the Boscobel library and check out a children's book to join in our Lego builder's project: receive three LEGO pieces that your child can add to our "what in the world is it?" LEGO structure now under construction at the library. We are also looking for LEGO Angels: anyone willing to donate used LEGO pieces or funds to purchase more LEGOs for the Science Club, please stop by or call us at 375-5723. This is a new idea and community help with supplies to get it flying is very much appreciated!

Did you know? March is Youth Art Month
Beginning March 7th, the Boscobel Public Library will host the 57th annual Helen F Mears Art Contest and Exhibition of 7th and 8th grade student work, sponsored by the GFWC Boscobel Woman's Club. Students from both Boscobel and Wauzeka middle schools will be participating this year. This year's guest contest judges will be local artists Lorinda Larson-Dull and John Larsen. A public exhibit opening and awards reception will be held Friday, March 7th at 5:30 PM. Student artwork will remain on display in the library through the month of March. More details about the Mears Art exhibit will be included in upcoming library news columns, stay tuned!

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Spring Into a Good Book, Movie or Storytime, Here!

State and Federal Tax Forms Now Available
Yes, all the paper tax forms have finally arrived at your library! We have a large selection of the most commonly used state and federal forms and instruction books. If you need a more specialized form, we can help you find it on the IRS website, IRS.gov and print out copies as needed (cost is $.20 cents/page to print). Also, if you don't have Internet at home but are comfortable with computers, you can use one of the library's public access machines to e-file your federal tax forms, saving both paper and postage by doing your taxes online.  

Spring Storytime  Mondays and Wednesdays beginning February 24th.
Hard as it still may be to believe, the end of winter's really not that far off (honest). Your library will begin welcoming the warmer season this month with our annual eight week Spring story-time for pre-k age children, families and caregivers. Library Storytime  is now offered mornings and evenings each week to help meet the schedules of busy parents:  Monday evening from 6:30 - 7:00 pm and Wednesday morning from 10:00 - 10:30. Don't miss the fun, reading and activities for your little ones and play date time for parents and families afterwards.  The kids will enjoy an interactive story, learning skills activity and take home crafts, books and DVDs related to each week's special theme. Spring themes include "Baking is F-U-N" , "Books of 3's" and "Daffy about Ducks". All children, families and caregivers are welcome. There's no cost to participate and regular attendance isn't required. We look forward to seeing you and your little ones @ the library. Questions? Call 375-5723.

Movie Night at Your Library, Thursday Feb 27th, 6:30 PM
February is national Autism Awareness Month. To recognize the "different, not less, often more" abilities and talents of all individuals on the autism spectrum, we'll be showing  an award-winning movie about  autism rights activist Temple Grandin's life. Declared autistic in the 1950's when such a diagnosis was typically treated by institutionalization, Grandin's Harvard educated mother refused to think of  Temple as "less"and continued to pursue her daughter's education and development. Grandin encountered many supportive mentors throughout her youth who recognized her unusual intelligence, need for "hands-on" learning activities and gift for visual thinking.  Grandin went on to earn a  PhD in animal sciences  and became an internationally recognized expert on animal psychology and livestock facilities design. Approximately 70% of livestock processing facilities in the US utilize Grandin's "humane design" structures. 

Grandin is widely regarded as the first person to speak out about being autistic, "thinking in pictures" and the opportunities and challenges autism presents.  She has published several best selling books and is sought after as a public speaker and autism educator. She was included in the Time 100 list of the one hundred most influential people in the world in the "Heroes" category.  The story of her life is a deeply inspiring, funny and eye-opening adventure that reveals how many different ways there can be to perceive the world. Rated PG this movie is highly recommended for anyone wishing to understand more about the "beautiful minds" of autism.  This event is open to the general public and there's no charge to attend. 

Did you know? Your Boscobel library cards gives you access to the shared collections of all thirty libraries in the Southwest Wisconsin Library System (Grant, Crawford, Richland, Lafayette and Iowa counties). with one card you can check out and return books to any of the libraries in our system, or have them sent to you here in Boscobel via the Interlibrary Loan delivery van! Next week: New titles, DVDs and e-book  training serminars. Stay tuned!