at the library with Emily Robertson
Attention Local Artists and Art Patrons
The Madeline Island Library Board has set a goal to establish a community collection of art by artists who have a current or historical connection to Madeline Island. The Library Board has established a Library Art Purchase Award & Fund for community members and art patrons to donate to. The fund will be used to purchase one piece of local art annually by awarding the artist the purchase amount.
The Library Board will accept nomination applications by the artist or by someone else on the artists behalf from January 1st - May 1st each year. The Library Board will make a decision at its regularly scheduled June meeting. The award consideration will be based on the artists current or historical connection to Madeline Island, the development of a diverse collection at the library, availability of funds for the purchase, and the appropriateness of the art for displaying at the library.
If you would like to donate to this fund or have any questions please contact the Madeline Island Library Director Connie Ross at 715-747-3662.
Family Movie Night
Friday Nights throughout the winter will be
Family Movie Night at the library.
Everyone is invited.
Bring a snack for yourself or bring something to share. Popcorn will always be available.
♥Call to make sure the movie has not been cancelled...
This is a great link for finding just the right
children's book for young readers...
The February selection for
The Madeline Island Literary Society is
The Girls of Atomic City
by Denise Kiernan
The discussion will be at
Gary and Robin Russell's house
Tuesday, February 25th
at 7:00 p.m.
Books are available at the library.
Everyone is welcome...
A to Z World Travel
We have purchased a subscription to a database that anyone can access from the library or at home. It's called A to Z World Travel. You can look up all kinds of information about countries and cities around the world for school reports or if you are planning a trip to some exotic location and you want to know what to expect when you get there. Just click on the link below and type in the username and password and you're on our way. After you've tried it send an email to the library to let us know if it was helpful or not. We are trying it out for a year to see if his is a worthwhile program so your feedback would be greatly appreciated.
Knitting nights at the library has been changed back to every Monday at 4:00 p.m. Bring in a project you're working on or come willing to learn new techniques.
Click here to find out more about the
This Month Is...
- American Red Cross Month
- Berries and Cherries Month
- Expanding Girls' Horizons in Science & Engineering Month
- International Ideas Month
- International Women's Month
- Irish-American Heritage Month
- Music In Our Schools Month
- National Caffeine Awareness Month
- National Craft Month
- National Ethics Awareness Month
- National Multiple Sclerosis Education & Awareness Month
- National Kite Month
- National Nutrition Month
- National Women's History Month
- Optimism Month
- Sing With Your Child Month
- Youth Art Month
To know more about what happened this month in history click on this image......
March 1 - Ralph Ellison (1913 - 1994)
March 2 - John Irving (1942 - )
March 6 - Gabriel Garcia Marquez (1928 - )
March 8 - Jeffrey Eugenides (1960 - )
March 9 - Keri Hulme (1947 - )
March 11 - Douglas Adams (1952 - 2001)
March 15 - Ben Okri (1959 - )
March 15 - Paul Johann Ludwig von Heyse (1830 - 1914)
March 16 - Sully Prudhomme (1839 - 1907)
March 17 - Penelope Lively (1933 - )
March 18 - John Updike (1932 - 2009)
March 19 - Philip Roth (1933 - )
March 20 - Hugh MacLennan (1907 - 1990)
March 20 - Thomas Cardinal Williams (1930 - )
March 20 - Henrik Ibsen (1828 - 1906)
March 21 - Pearl Luke
March 22 - Gabrielle Roy (1909 - 1983)
March 23 - Roger Martin du Gard (1881 - 1958)
March 24 - Dario Fo (1926 - )
March 25 - Paul Scott (1920 - 1978)
March 25 - Flannery O'Connor (1925 - 1964)
March 26 - Robert Frost (1874 - 1963)
March 28 - Nelson Algren (1909 - 1981)
March 31 - Octavio Paz (1914 - 1998)
March 31 - Bertram Brooker (1888 - 1955)