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East Troy Lions Public Library Labor Day Holiday Hours

The Library will be closed over Labor Day Weekend.  We will resume our regular hours on Tuesday, September 6.  Our hours for the weekend are as follows:

          Friday, September 2 - 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
          Saturday, September 3 - Closed
          Sunday, September 4 - Closed
          Monday, September 5 - Closed
          Tuesday, September 6 - 10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Death by Chocolate

The third annual play sponsored by the Friends of the East Troy Lions Public Library will be "Death by Chocolate".  This play by Craig Sodaro and produced by special arrangement with Heuer Publishing LLC will be directed by Mary Hubbard Nugent.

Performances will be over two weekends: Friday, September 30 and Saturday, October 1, as well as Friday, October 7, Saturday, October 8, and Sunday, October 9.  All performances will be at 7:30 p.m. except for the Sunday, October 9 performance which will be a 2:00 p.m. matinee. 

Tickets for the show are $15 and are now available at the East Troy Lions Public Library and at Ivans on the Square.  Please join the Friends of the Library for this spellbinding performance and support your local library.

When:  September 30 at 7:30 p.m.
             October 1 at 7:30 p.m.
             October 7 at 7:30 p.m.
             October 8 at 7:30 p.m.
             October 9 at 2:00 p.m.

Where:  Ivans on the Square

August Preschool Storytime: Swimming Stories

Our Preschool Storytimes are scheduled for Fridays at 11:00 a.m.  Preschool storytime is geared towards children ages 18 months to 4 years of age, although younger and older siblings and friends are always welcome to participate.  It is a great way to introduce young children to an age-appropriate "school" environment, and all the skills that help young children function in such an environment, such as sharing materials with others.  It is also a great way to encourage pre-literacy skills such as "print motivation" (thinking that books and reading are fun) and "print awareness" (recognizing print and understanding how books work.  Preschool storytimes are "drop-in," no registration needed events, so just come on by.  Here is August's line-up:

August 5th
Read:  Maisy Learns to Swim by Lucy Cousins
Make: a beach towel

August 12th
Read: You Can Swim Baby Duck by Jill Barton
Play:  a duckling game

August 19th
Read: Two Dogs Swimming by Lynn Reiser
Make:  a pair of swim goggles

August 26th
Read: Rainbow Fish to the Rescue by Marcus Pfister
Make: a rainbow fish

What: Preschool Storytime

When: Fridays, 11:00 am

Adult Book Club Discussion: Lolita

Please join us for the next meeting of our Adult Book Club scheduled for Tuesday, September 13, at 1:00 p.m.  We will be discussing Vladamir Nabokov's most famous and controversial book from the 1950's, "Lolita".   

What: Adult Book Club

When:  September 13, 2016, 1:00 p.m.

Where:  East Troy Lions Public Library

Share Library Consortium has a new partner!

Beginning the week of June 13, the libraries of the Kenosha County Library System have joined into the library automation system that also serves the libraries in Racine and Walworth counties.  This means that area residents now have access to over 100,000 additional titles in the online catalog.  To visit the online catalog, click the "Browse our catalog" link in the upper right hand corner of our web page.

Introducing Gale Courses!

The East Troy LIons Public Library, along with the Wisconsin Job Center of Walworth County and the Racine County Workforce Development Center is now collaborating to offer a new service to Walworth and Racine County residents -- Gale Courses.  Through Gale Courses, your library card barcode or job center code is your ticket to quality, instructor led, online courses on a wide range of topics, such as business, computer applications, personal development, writing, technology, and much more.  There is no cost to take these courses.  To learn more about this new service and explore what courses you might be interested in, just click on the "Gale Courses" icon on the top left side of our homepage, or click on the training video below.  Happy Learning!

Favorite Authors Club
Did you know that we have a niffy new feature in SHARE, our catalog?  It's called "Favorite Authors Club" and it allows customers to ask the system to automatically place "holds" on any newly catalogued items written by the author(s) that the customer has selected.  Here's how to select your authors:
1.  Click on the "Browse our catalog" link, which is at the upper right hand corner of the screen.  
2.  Click on the "my account" link, which is again in the upper right hand side of the screen.
3.  Enter in your barcode number and PIN.
4.  You should see several tabs near the top of the screen -- personal information, checkouts, holds, fines, favorite author club.  Click on "favorite authors club."
5.   You should see a list of about 64 adult fiction authors.  Check your favorite authors, make sure that the East Troy Public Library is listed as the pick-up library in the pull down menu at the bottom of the screen,  and click submit.  
Other things to remember:
While we offer several tools (such as the "favorite authors club") to enable customers that want to interact more independently with our catalog, we also are happy to do things like find books, renew items, and select authors for you.  Just ask.

Currently, the "favorite authors club" only lists about 64 popular authors.  Also, this tool is also currently only for one format -- "regular print" books.  We may try to add other formats or more authors in the future, so please check back if you do not see one of your favorite authors on the list.  

Lego Club
Almost every Thursday at 3:00, we have a special  program for Lego fans of all ages--Lego Club.  We put out the standard sized bricks and DUPLO bricks out, and you provide the imagination!
What: Lego Club 
When: Thursdays at 3:00 p.m.


E-readers and Tablets at the East Troy Library
Are you curious about e-readers and tablets?  Would you like the chance to try one out with laying down any cash?  Due to our hardworking Friend of the Library group and a generous grant from the Runzheimer Foundation, we have been able to purchase one iPad Mini and one Kindle Fire for "in-house" use and four Kindle Paperwhites for circulation.  The Kindle Paperwhites are pre-loaded with about 15 titles each (including some classics and a few newer titles like "The Husband's Secret," by Liane Moriarty) but if you don't see anything of interest, we may have the funds to purchase and load additional titles.  Just ask.

Visit the library and read a poem, a picture book, or a book chapter to a Therapy Dog.
Every other Thursday afternoon, we have a special visitor come to the Library.  His name is Tucker, he is a therapy dog, and he loves attention and hearing children read aloud.  Come on in and say hello.  
What: Visit a therapy dog at the Library
When: First and Third Thursday of the month, 3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.


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