Starting with my new year approaching I have decided to come to grips with my responsibilities and to make motions to being more involved in my life and local community of Fort Atkinson in Southeastern WI.
This month begins my year of blogging. I know that I am a few days into the month as I type this, but it is still my intent to make it to next year without missing more than just a few days (5, I believe in the year).
This first post begins with my recognizing National Book Month. I hope that if you are taking the time to read this you feel driven to make strides to recognize this wonderful opportunity to share a love of reading, books and storytelling with our children, family and friends.
LOCAL GOINGS ON AT DWIGHT FOSTER PUBLIC LIBRARY, IN FORT ATKINSON, IN JEFFERSON COUNTY AND SOUTHEASTERN WISCONSIN.
For the littlest readers:
The local library is offering a program for the littlest of readers, called...
1000 Books Before Kindergarten. (Doesn't that sound remarkable?)
The library's website says...
"One thousand books is an attainable goal. By reading three books each day or 20 books each week, families can reach the 1,000 book goal in a single year. As they engage young children with books, parents and caregivers will help establish important pre-reading skills, better preparing their children to learn to read when they enter school. The library celebrates parents' roles as their children's first teachers!"
The program offers prizes for the stages of completion...
* When 100 books, that you and your child share, are recorded on a specific bookmark it may be turned into the library to receive a congratulatory sticker and their next bookmark.
* When 300 books are recorded, each child will receive a puppet;
* When 600 are recorded, each will receive a tote bag.
* When you and your child have shared 1,000 books, you will receive a finisher's certificate and a free book as a CONGRATULATIONS for reaching their impressive goal.
For the Teens they offer...
Teen Harry Potter Crafts on Monday, October 16, 2017 @ 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Free admission! Craft supplies will be provided.
For the Adults...
There is a Book Discussion group that meets the Second Monday of the month at 6:30 pm and then on the Second Thursday at 1:00 pm. They do ask that if you wish to participate in the group, please contact the library at (920) 563-7790.
The book for October is...
"Old World Murder" by Kathleen Ernst
The complete list of upcoming books is posted on the library's website.
However, if book discussions are not your cup of tea the library also offers Genealogy Club, Sip & Swipe group (teaches Senior Citizens to become more comfortable with technology) and a Coffee & Coloring group hosted by the library providing adults the opportunity to relax, meditate in color and to commune over coffee and light snacks.
I am remarkably happy to see how much my little community is doing for one another.
Fingers crossed and energies blessed for my path and our enjoyment this year as we grow and experience life for the joy of it!
The library book discussion meets the 2nd Monday of the month at 6:30 pm and the 2nd Thursday of the month at 1 pm. Please contact the library at (920) 563-7790 if you wish to participate in the book discussion group.
I have spent quite a few years writing short stories that never quite fit into the 'normal' genre. When I came across the different erotica genres I was overjoyed. I had found my writing family. I hope that everyone enjoys what I've written. Please feel free to send me a comment/suggestion good/bad/indifferent. I appreciate all feedback! Bright Blessings!