March 2014 Archives

houseStory Time: There's no place like home.  This week we will be doing stories and songs about houses and homes and creating our own houses from colorful foam shapes.

Story time takes place every Thursday at 10:30. Ages 2-4.

This Tuesday's Kids Club: There will be no kids club this week due to the spring election. On April 8th we will begin our four week series featuring Artists Working in Education. A.W.E. does a great job of using children's books to illustrate art techniques and then helping kids create their own works of art. Tuesdays, April 8, 15, 22, 29. 6-7:30 p.m.

Many Milwaukee Public Libraries have A.W.E. workshops: http://www.mpl.org/file/kids_calendar_spring.pdf

Teacher in the Library: A teacher is available to assist students in grades 1 through 8 and their parents with homework help, academic support and encouragement. Mondays -Wednesdays, 3:30-6:30 p.m., and Thursdays, 3:30-5:30 p.m (when M.P.S. is in session).

Get Your Credit Report @ Bay View Library

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Be Money Smart!  Monday, April 7, 5:30-7:30 p.m.  Get a FREE Copy of Your Credit Report @  Bay View Library.

Get free copies of your credit report from all of the major credit companies. Reviewing your credit standing is important not only if you want to buy a house or a car, but also to help protect yourself against fraud.  Staff from the Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Greater Milwaukee will be available to explain the report to you and provide additional information.    To get your free credit report, you must be prepared to provide your Social Security Number, full date of birth, addresses for the past three years, and  account numbers for the following utilities - gas, electric, phone, plus any loans or revolving lines of credit.  

Learn  more about Money Smart Week April 5-12, 2014  at    www.moneysmartweek.org.

Grow Your Own Groceries! Bay View Library

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Grow Your Own Groceries!  Bay View Library SaturdayMarch 29, 2014 2:00-4:00 PM.  This backyard gardening course will teach you how to design, plant and care for a productive vegetable garden. By growing food at home, individuals and families can save money, eat healthier, and avoid commercial food safety scares.  Space is limited; register online or call 414.286.3011.  Registration Ends Friday 3/28/2014 at 5:00 PM.peas.jpg

IMG_1374.JPGWe reported a couple of weeks ago that the Bay View Library staff was pulling out all of the children's books from our integrated non-fiction collection so that we could create a special section near the children's area for our children's non-fiction, making it easier for kids to locate factual books written for them. 

We are pleased to report that the project is going well.  Almost all the children's non-fiction has been placed on the empty book trucks, waiting for the shifting of the adult books to be finished so we can start to physically move some shelving units. Lisa, our Library Circulation Supervisor, has been working nonstop to shift the adult books as the children's books are pulled so you may have noticed that a lot of our shelving units are empty and that signs on the ends of the shelving units no longer reflect what books are actually located on those shelves. Once the adult non-fiction is completely moved, we will be shifting the fiction to make room for the new children's non-fiction area.Thumbnail image for IMG_1375.JPG

We appreciate everyone's patience while we undergo this process.  At the end we know that our library will be better organized and more user friendly for all our patrons.  If you are having trouble locating a book please remember to stop at the Information Desk to ask for help.

All Milwaukee libraries with integrated collections will be undergoing this process in the near future.

 

 

IMG_1373.JPGStory Time: This week we are hoppy to announce that frogs are our theme.  Jump along to stories and songs about frogs and stay to create your own 3-D frog picture.

 Story time takes place every Thursday at 10:30. Ages 2-4.

This Tuesday's Kids Club: There will be no kids club this week or next.  On April 8th we will begin our four week series featuring Artists Working in Education.  A.W.E. does a great job of using children's books to illustrate art techniques and then helping kids create their own works of art.  Tuesdays, April 8, 15, 22, 29. 6-7:30 p.m.

Many Milwaukee Public Libraries have A.W.E. workshops: http://www.mpl.org/file/kids_calendar_spring.pdf

Teacher in the Library: A teacher is available to assist students in grades 1 through 8 and their parents with homework help, academic support and encouragement. Mondays -Wednesdays, 3:30-6:30 p.m., and Thursdays, 3:30-5:30 p.m (when M.P.S. is in session).

Friday Finds @ the East Branch: Notes!

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For our current installment of Friday Finds, we've got notes!

First, a very worn and weathered Brazilian bank note, which somehow found its way to the bottom of our book drop:

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And second, a tragic lament written on post-it note, found stuck to a DVD returned in the book drop. The DVD case was still locked when it was returned, so we're guessing that this patron was moved to transcribe their feelings upon realizing that they couldn't watch the movie they'd checked out without returning it to the library to be unlocked!

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Always remember to unlock your DVD cases!

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Story Time: For story time this week we are very excited to have special visitors from the Milwaukee Ballet.  Dancers will read stories about ballet while teaching basic ballet moves. The program will be followed by a ballet inspired craft. This is a great program enjoyed by girls and boys alike.  Story time takes place every Thursday at 10:30. Ages 2-4.

 Many Milwaukee Public Libraries will have a Ballet Story Time this spring: http://www.mpl.org/file/kids_calendar_spring.pdf

http://www.milwaukeeballet.org/about-us/community-outreach/outreach-programs

This Tuesday's Kids Club: Even more Dr. Seuss fun! Mrs. Millie will be sharing activies built around the story Green Eggs and Ham. Time: 4:00- 5:30.

Teacher in the Library:  A teacher is available to assist students in grades 1 through 8 and their parents with homework help, academic support and encouragement. Mondays -Wednesdays, 3:30-6:30 p.m., and Thursdays, 3:30-5:30 p.m (when M.P.S. is in session).

 

 

 

East Branch Library Construction Update

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The back half of the library is finally starting to catch up to the impressive progress seen on the North Avenue side! Here's what the front of the library looks like now:

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You can see where the huge front windows will be installed, which will look in on our main seating area:

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The large opening seen here, surrounded by the purple material, is where the main entrance will be, on Cramer St. The entrance to the parking lot will be to the left of the entrance as pictured here:

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Here's the current view from behind, facing E Thomas Ave:

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And from the corner of Thomas Ave and Cramer St:

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More to come!

 

 

rainbow.jpgIn Wisconsin, spring means lots of rain and maybe even a few rainbows.  This week we will be sharing stories and songs about rain and rainbows. Story time takes place every Thursday at 10:30. Ages 2-4

Keep in mind that next week's story time (March 20th) will be a Ballet Story Time.  Members of the Milwaukee Ballet will be joining us to share stories about dance and teach us some basic ballet moves.

This Tuesday's Kids Club- More Dr. Seuss fun!  Mrs. Millie will be sharing activies built around the story Fox in Socks. Time: 4:00- 5:30.

Teacher in the Library- A teacher is available to assist students in grades 1 through 8 and their parents with homework help, academic support and encouragement. Mondays -Wednesdays, 3:30-6:30 p.m., and Thursdays, 3:30-5:30 p.m (when M.P.S. is in session).

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Come to knit, share ideas, and to socialize with other knitting enthusiasts.  Bay View Kinnickinnic Knitters Circle meets on the first Wednesday of each month 5:30-7:30 PM at Bay View Library.    The Circle is dedicated to expanding knitting skills.   Participants of all experience levels are welcome to bring a project. Next meeting is April 2, 2014.

Photo of the knitted circle provided by talented KK Knitter Amanda. 

 

 

Best Pictures @Your Neighborhood Library

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Request.pngDid you know that most of this year's Oscar-nominated films are already available for reserve at your library?  Claim a spot on the list now to reserve your copy!


American Hustle

Captain Phillips

Dallas Buyers Club

Gravity

Her (coming soon!)

Nebraska

Philomena

Twelve Years a Slave

The Wolf of Wall Street


And remember that you can have requested items sent to any local library branch for pickup. Click here for a list of locations and hours.

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