1 Winter Events January/February 2019 Come inside and... Create, Connect, and Imagine. PLUS! Something new for kids!
2 Hit refresh. With the dawn of a new year on the horizon, it s human nature to think about renewal to want to refresh our careers, our hobbies, our relationships, our lives. Imagine a place... Explorers Grove Imagination Inspired It s no different here at the Oshkosh Public Library. We re looking to refresh in several ways in 2019, starting with the Events Calendar that you re holding right now. We ve combined our programming information for children, teens and adults into one handy guide to the many informational, learning, cultural and entertainment activities we offer at the library. By bringing it all together, we can highlight the dynamic programming and event opportunities we offer for all ages. While there will always be age-specific programs, we re hoping to blur the lines a little and encourage everyone to think of the library as a place where anyone can discover a new passion and refresh their lives. We hope that you find the new format useful and we ll be offering you the chance to offer feedback once you ve given it a test run. Excitement is building for the big reveal of a new feature in our Children s Department. You can find out more on Page 3....to think of the library as a place where anyone can discover a new passion and refresh their lives. Kids & Families 4 Teens 8 Adults 10 January 12 February Another area getting an upgrade is OPL s Tech Lab. Once the site for computer classes, coding workshops and the like, Nancy worked for Oshkosh Public Library for 43 years, serving as a children s librarian we re trying a new operating system one that allows for during much of that time, so it s especially fitting for Explorers Grove to be associated with more open lab time for you to come in and experiment with her legacy and love for learning, said Boleman. new technology and work on projects that require more tech muscle than the average person has at home. Check the calendars at the back of this guide for dates and times. Meet me under Hit refresh. Indulge that urge to reinvent yourself even if it s just one small corner of your life. Take up a new hobby, revive an interest that s lain dormant far too long, or reinvigorate your career. With resources, experts and programs that bring knowledge to life, the library is a willing and capable ally in the tree. your quest. 14 Come celebrate the opening of Explorers Grove at a Community Open House January 26 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m Washington Avenue 3 Activities Refreshments Oshkosh, WI Mon. - Thurs. 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Friday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday 1-5 p.m. (920) where kids can hang out with their grown-ups, daydream or read beside woodland creatures. Imagine a place that inspires your child s curiosity about the world around them and encourages their creativity. Imagine a place where children can eagerly come to play and pretend. Introducing, Explorers Grove at the Oshkosh Public Library. Conceived as a one-of-a-kind learning space intended for our community s children and families to connect to ideas and each other through play, Explorers Grove is officially open for adventure on Sat., Jan. 26. It s been four years in the making, said Marie Boleman, Head of Children s & Family Outreach Services. After the intricate planning, design and construction phases, we re thrilled to be celebrating a space dedicated to promoting curiosity, learning, self-expression and discovery. Research tells us that beginning at birth, children develop literacy and lifelong learning skills when they talk, sing, read, write and play; and Explorers Grove is a space that encourages all these things. The cozy circle of tall tree-like structures, a large animal mural on the wall and a discovery station foster free play and interactive learning experiences. The setting welcomes caregivers and parents to be fully present in the moment with their children. Explorers Grove and an additional LEGO wall located in the library s Technology Lab were made possible through a memorial donation honoring longtime librarian Nancy Jackisch.
3 Activities for little learners Smart Start Play Stations Winter Wonderland Storytime Family Storytime High Hopes Early Literacy Storytime Children & Families Read.Create.Gather. Fri., Jan. 4 & Feb. 1 from 9 11 a.m. Ages 1 4 Spend the morning experiencing six to eight play-based, hands-on activity stations that encourage exploratory learning, parent/child interaction and early literacy skills. Drop in anytime. Jan Mondays at 9:30 a.m. Preschoolers Stories, songs and fun winter themed activities. Starting Feb. 4 Mondays & Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. Preschoolers Stories, songs and themed activities. Starting Feb. 5 Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 9:30 & 10:15 a.m. Infants to preschoolers Enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays and rhymes while you learn how to teach your baby, toddler or preschooler important early literacy skills at home. Siblings are welcome at all storytimes. Wild Winter Read Off Dec. 21 Jan. 31 Complete your BINGO-style reading challenge and receive a free book. Register at the Children s Desk to get started! Homework Helpdesk Starting Jan. 7 Mondays & Thursdays 5 7 p.m. Grades K-8 Lower Level Drop in to get help with homework and projects. Even if you don t need help, doing homework at the library is a great way to stay on track with your school work. Maker Mondays for Families Jan. 14 & Feb. 11 Registration required. Call Lower Level Tech Lab Learn, play, make and explore what s new in technology. Class size is limited. January 3-D Printing What s It All About? February Design with Tinkercad No Homework Book Club Starting Jan. 22 4th Tuesdays Grades 3-5 We ll read a book together and do a craft or activity to go along with it. Supplies and snacks are provided. Children s Desk - (920) Thursdays and Saturdays Starting Jan. 24 3:30 5 p.m. Starting Jan :30 p.m. Lower Level Tech Lab Drop in and use your imagination to free build with LEGO bricks on our new LEGO wall. Read to a Dog Mondays in February 4 5:15 p.m. Registration required. Call Read with a trained reading/therapy dog. Reserve your 15-minute time slot today. Wonderlab Wednesday Feb. 6 & 20 6 p.m. Ages 6 9 Registration required. Call Create something cool using the principles of science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM). This popular program fills up quickly. Feb. 6 Tie Dye T-Shirts Feb. 20 Ozobots Tweens Create Tues., Feb. 12 at Grades 4 7 Lower Level Build! Discover! Create! Tween-friendly craft projects. All supplies are provided for this 45-minute interactive program. Learn, laugh and let your imagination soar. February Sock Snowman Washington Avenue 5 Oshkosh, WI Mon. - Thurs. 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Friday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday 1-5 p.m. (920)
4 Oshkosh Area 4K Family Night Thurs., Jan p.m. Lower Level 4k families - drop in for an evening of games and crafts based on your favorite picture books. It s learning and fun for the entire family as you talk, sing, read, write and play your way from station to station. Explorers Grove Community Open House Sat., Jan a.m. 1 p.m. Activities and refreshments Celebrate the launch of Explorers Grove, a unique learning experience that will inspire kids to explore, discover and learn about worlds where anything is possible. Refreshing Experiences World Culture Series: Chinese New Year All ages Sat., Feb a.m. 12:30 p.m. Thurs., Feb. 5 5:30 7 p.m. Experience customs, games, clothing, food, and stories. Upcoming: March: Ireland & St. Patrick s Day April: Native American & Earth Day When in doubt, go to the library. - J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Harry Potter Book Night Thurs., Feb. 7 5 p.m. Register on the library s website or call Maggie at Join us for a magical all-ages event celebrating J.K. Rowling s wizarding series. See page 9 for full details. Life-Sized Candyland All ages Sat., Feb. 9 1:30 3:30 p.m. Under the Dome Register on the library s website or call Back by popular demand! Gather your team of 2-4 people and enjoy this life-sized version of the classic board game. Visit Grandma Nutt s House, Princess Frostine s Kingdom and other sweet destinations, but beware of Lord Licorice! Will you be the first to reach King Candy s Castle? See our new LEGO Wall. Did you know? The name LEGO is an abbreviation of two Danish words leg godt, meaning play well. See calendar page for LEGO Wall schedule. Candy Land Game The best kind of birthday cake is... Life became a little sweeter when which local popcorn shop opened in 1933? My perfect cookie would be... Name five types of candy. What would you put on your ice cream sundae? What was Wisconsin's best-selling Halloween candy this year? 6 7 Caramel Crisp Starburst
5 Teens Read.Create.Gather. Teen Book Club 1st Fridays Eat pizza, meet new friends and talk books. Fifteen free copies of the next book are given away at each gathering. If you like to read, this is the place for you. January Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys February Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson Teen DIY: Faux Stained-Glass Windows Fri., Jan. 18 Turn an ordinary piece of glass into your very own piece of art. Teen DIY: Perler Bead Earbud Case Fri., Feb. 22 Make your own earbud case out of Perler beads and never spend time unknotting the cord again. Learn to Love Wed., Feb p.m. Celebrate love and learn about happy and healthy relationships. Snacks and activities provided. Presented in partnership with the Christine Ann Center Washington Avenue Oshkosh, WI Mon. - Thurs. 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Friday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday 1-5 p.m. (920) All ages Thurs., Feb. 7 5 p.m. Register on the library s website or call Maggie at Join us for a magical all-ages event celebrating J.K. Rowling s wizarding series. Start with a Sorting Ceremony complete with delicious butterbeer! Stay for games and activities and finish the night with a trivia contest. Don t forget to dress your best for the costume contest. Pre-register to receive your official Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry acceptance letter. 1) What shape does Harry 's Patronus take? 2) Which of Shakespeare 's plays is Hermione 's name taken from? 3) Fred and George Weasley 's birthday is what foolish date? 4) Voldemort is a French word meaning what? 5) What was Tom Riddle 's mother s name? 1) Stag 2) The Winter 's Tale 3)April Fool's Day 4)Flight of Death 5) Merope Gaunt Grades
6 Online Anytime Book Club Mon., Jan. 7 7 p.m. Tues., Feb. 5 7 p.m. Oshkosh Public Library Facebook Page Join us for this live book chat on a general theme and tell us about the books you ve read. Like our Facebook page and join us live. January topic: Reading Resolutions What s Cooking Book Club 2nd Wednesdays 6 p.m. Under the Dome Check out a cookbook or cooking magazine from the library and make something based on the month s theme. Share your creation and copies of the recipe with others at the gathering. Jan. 9: Feb. 13: Super Bowl Soup Sunday Movie Matinee 2nd Sundays 2 p.m. Jan. 13: Beauty and the Beast Feb. 10: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Techy Tuesdays 3rd Tuesdays 6:00 p.m. Registration required. Call Lower Level Tech Lab Explore what s new in technology at the library. Different tech tools and tips are highlighted each session. Class size limited. Jan. 15 3D Printing What s It All About? Feb. 19 How to Design with Tinkercad Adults Read.Create.Gather. Monday Movie Matinee 3rd Mondays 12:30 p.m. Jan. 21: The Greatest Showman Feb. 18: Dunkirk LEGO Wall Open Build Ages 16 and older Starting Jan. 24 Thursdays 5 7 p.m. Ages 16 to adult Lower Level Tech Lab Drop-in and free build with LEGO bricks. Adult DIY Jan p.m. Registration required. Call Make a DIY project with others who enjoy getting crafty at the library. Class size is limited. Project: Mason Jar Sewing Kits Book a Librarian Registration required. Call Reserve 30 minutes with a librarian for help with technology questions. One-on-one support for downloading ebooks, audiobooks, music and movies; setting up an account; Internet basics; how to use your tablet and more. Tech Lab Do you need to up your technology game but don t have the right tools to do it? Drop in and use the equipment and software in our Tech Lab. Scan photos, design a 3D print, play with Ozobots or tap into our Adobe package to boost your design skills. Daytime and evening lab times available. Check the calendars on Pages 12 & 14 for specific times and dates. A community discussion of timely topics hosted by the library. First Floor Reading Room 6 p.m. refreshments 6:15 p.m. discussion My Fair Share Tues., Jan. 8 What should I have to pay to be considered a responsible citizen? Love Your Neighbors Tues., Feb. 12 Are there times when we should not embrace the other? To learn more about these complex issues, please see our website for a list of recommended articles. Big Kid Build Sat., Jan. 12 1:30-4 p.m. Sun., Jan 20 1:30-4 p.m. First Floor Reading Room Rekindle your love of LEGO bricks on these wintry weekend days. Adults - let your inner child out to play. Tax Season 2018: Crack the Code Wed., Jan 22 6 p.m. Under the Dome Two local experts will be on hand to walk you through changes in the tax code and to answer your questions. Smartphone Smarts Wed., Jan 23 1:30 p.m. Not sure how to make the most of your smartphone? Learn how to take advantage of all the features and applications available. How-To Festival Refreshing Experiences Harry Potter Book Night Thurs., Feb. 7 5 p.m. Register on the library s website or call Maggie at Join us for a magical all-ages event celebrating J.K. Rowling s wizarding series. See page 9 for full details. What s New in Genealogy Resources? Thurs., Feb p.m. Learn about Oshkosh Public Library s recent genealogy and local history acquisitions from our Local History and Genealogy Reference Librarian Michael. In partnership with the Winnebagoland Genealogical Society. How-To Festival Sat., Feb a.m. - 4 p.m. What s the best way to beat an egg? Make a cup of coffee? How about the best cut of meat for grilling? These questions and more will be answered by local experts. Each presenter will have 15 minutes to offer tips, suggestions, skills and knowledge. Full festival schedule coming soon on the library s website. Think Spring! Sat., Feb a.m. - Noon First Floor Reading Room Local gardeners: Exchange ideas and share your successes and failures. A partnership with River East Neighborhood Association. Creating Your Digital Time Machine: Photo Scanning Wed., Feb p.m. Learn how to convert your printed memories into digital form. We ll show you how to scan your photos and preserve your priceless treasures. Feb a.m. - 4 p.m. Stay warm while Reserve the Tech Lab learning something cool at the The Lab can also be reserved for filming videos, video editing, library this February. 10 podcasting or design work. Call to make a reservation. 11 Details on our website.
7 Sunday Monday Wednesday Tuesday Thursday Wednesday 6 Tech Open Lab 3-6 p.m. Online Anytime Book Club 7 p.m. 7 Library Closed Considerations: My Fair Share 6 p.m. 1 8 Evening Book Club 6 p.m. Wild Winter Read Off Dec Jan. 31 Memory Café 1 p.m. What s Cooking Book Club 6 p.m. 2 9 Thursday Afternoon Book Club 1:30 p.m Friday Smart Starts Play Stations 9-11 a.m. Teen Book Club 4 11 January Saturday 5 12 Big Kid Build (Ages 16 and Older) 1:30-4 p.m. Billboard s 2018 Year-End Charts Top 5 Albums 1. Reputation, Taylor Swift 2. Scorpion, Drake 3. beerbongs & bentleys, Post Malone 4. The Greatest Showman Soundtrack 5. (Divide), Ed Sheeran Sunday Movie Matinee 2 p.m Big Kid Build (Ages 16 and Older) 1:30-4 p.m Winter Wonderland Storytime 9:30 a.m. Maker Mondays 4:30-5:30 p.m. Winter Wonderland Storytime 9:30 a.m. Monday Movie Matinee 12:30 p.m. Homework Helpdesk 5-7 p.m. Winter Wonderland Storytime 9:30 a.m Legal Clinic 4:30-6:30 p.m. Techy Tuesdays 6 p.m. No Homework Book Club Adult DIY 6 p.m. Tax Season 2018: Crack the Code 6-7 p.m. Tech Open Lab 3-6 p.m Smartphone Smarts 1:30 p.m Morning Book Club 10 a.m. 4K Family Night 4-6 p.m Teen DIY Explorers Grove Community Open House 10 a.m.-1 p.m Top 5 New Artists 1. Cardi B 2. XXXTENTACION 3. Juice WRLD 4. Dua Lipa 5. 6ix9ine Top 5 Digital Song Sales 1. Perfect, Ed Sheeran 2. Havana, Camila Cabello Feat. Young Thug 3. Meant To Be, Bebe Rexha & Florida Georgia Line 4. Thunder, Imagine Dragons 5. God s Plan, Drake Wild Winter Read Off Ends Find your favorites on Discover Stream free with your library card Washington Avenue 13 Oshkosh, WI Mon. - Thurs. 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Friday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday 1-5 p.m. (920)
8 Sunday Monday Wednesday Tuesday Thursday Wednesday Thursday February Apple Crisp Recipe Friday Saturday 1 Smart Starts Play Stations 9-11 a.m. Teen Book Club World Culture Series: Chinese New Year 5:30 p.m. Online Anytime Book Club 7 p.m. Wonderlab Wednesday 6 p.m. Evening Book Club 6 p.m. Harry Potter Book Night 5 p.m Read to a Dog 4-5:15 p.m. Maker Mondays 4:30-5:30 p.m. Tweens Create Considerations: Love Your Neighbors 6 p.m. Memory Café 1 p.m. Learn to Love 4 p.m. What s Cooking Book Club 6 p.m. 14 Afternoon Book Club 1:30 p.m. What s New in Genealogy? 6 p.m Legal Clinic 4:30-6:30 p.m. Techy Tuesdays 6 p.m. Wonderlab Wednesday 6 p.m Tech Open Lab 3-6 p.m. No Homework Book Club Creating Your Digital Time Machine: Photo Scanning 6-7 p.m. Tech Open Lab 3-6 p.m. Read to a Dog 4-5:15 p.m. 10 Sunday Movie Matinee 2 p.m Monday Movie Matinee 12:30 p.m. Read to a Dog 4-5:15 p.m World Culture Series: Chinese New Year 11 a.m. 8 9 Life-Sized Candyland 1:30-3:30 p.m Teen DIY 16 How-To Festival 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Library Closed 21 Morning Book Club 10 a.m. Taste of Home Slow Cooker Cookbook. 23 Think Spring! 10 a.m. - Noon 106 Washington Avenue Oshkosh, WI Mon. - Thurs. 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. Friday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sunday 1-5 p.m. (920) medium tart apples, peeled and sliced ¼ cup lemon juice 1 ½ teaspoons grated lemon peel 2 ½ cups granola with fruit and nuts 1 cup sugar 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon ½ cup butter, melted 1. In a large bowl, toss the apples, lemon juice and peel. Transfer to a greased 3-qt slow cooker. Combine the granola, sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over apples. Drizzle with butter. 2. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or until the apples are tender. Serve warm. W hat s ooking? CBook Club 28 Explore 14 Tender apples are tucked beneath a sweet granola topping in this classic crisp. For variety, replace the apples with your favorite fruit. Barbara Schindler, Napoleon, Ohio Prep: 20 min Cook: 5 hours Makes: 6-8 servings Make a dish to share. Check the website for the monthly theme. 15
9 5 ways to refresh your life After a season of over indulgence, breathe some fresh air into your life with help from your library. Consider these ideas to regroup in Refresh your mood: Practice gratitude. Showing appreciation can help you make friends, improve your physical and mental health, boost self-esteem, reduce stress and more. Interested? Start a gratitude journal while tucked into one of the library s cozy corners. 2. Refresh your routine: Make new memories. Whether it s DIY or a Sunday movie matinee, mix up your routine and try something new at the library. Bring a friend and double the fun. 3. Refresh your free time: Discover a hobby. Visit the Second Floor to find hobbies, travel, cooking inspiration and more ways to enhance your life. 4. Refresh your reading list. We have the latest releases; novels, memoirs and today s hot topics. If you can t find what you want on the shelves, place a hold on our website or ask our staff for help. 5. Refresh your play list: Give Hoopla a spin. Some of music s biggest hits are on Hoopla, the library s free digital streaming service. All you need is a library card and access to a computer, phone or tablet to get started. re fresh /rə fresh/ verb 1. give new strength or energy to; reinvigorate. Wipe the slate clean in 2019! What three things are you determined to accomplish this year? Goal #1 Steps I will take to reach my goal: Goal #2 Steps I will take to reach my goal: Goal #3 Steps I will take to reach my goal: Your next chapter. What will it be? 16 Event guide printed by Steinert Printing. Library Closed Tues., Jan. 1 Fri., Feb. 15 New Year s Day Staff Development Day