Woodcarving Books

We have a varied collection of books on woodcarving, including duck decoys, Santa, wild west figures, animal caricatures, faces & expressions, horses, & chip carving. Also – Woodcarving for Beginners, Whittling , & deep relief carving. These books are from a private collection, and we are proud to have received them.

Sharing Pics

This is a call out to those of us who just like to snap a pic of something that sparks our creativity. If you have a pic you would like to share, please post, or if you have a pic you have framed and would like to share it at the library, just drop by and discuss it with us. We would like to keep the photo for a month to display, A local/nearby spot that visitors could identify on a hike or drive thru the area, or activity that expresses this area.

Calling all Young Cooks

If you have a young cook in your house, we may have just the book to assist in their endeavor to learn.

“The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs” from America’s Test Kitchen A New York Times #1 Best Seller 100+ recipes that you’ll love to cook .

“The Complete Baking Book for Young Chefs” is a companion book that will keep everyone in the family sweeter and coming back for more.

New Arrivals

In the young reader’s area we have some amazing new books such as: “Under the Broken Sky” by Mariko Nagai. This is a story of hope and resilience during one of history’s tragic forced migrations, and reveals the emotional impact on a child and her family.

“Wrong Way Summer” by Heidi Lang. Equal parts heartwarming and heartbreaking, this is a roadtrip journey and coming of age story about one girl’s struggle to understand when a lie is a lie, and when it’s something more – hope.

“Pine Island Home” by Polly Horvath. Four siblings are left on their own when their parents are washed away by a tsunami. They go to live with Aunt Martha on her farm – when tragedy strikes again. Fiona takes charge and as the responsibilities grow – she is desperate.

Happy New Year to All,

The New Year has started out with some very treacherous weather.  But now that the ice is melting, this provides a very good opportunity to come down and check out the most recent books and DVD’s we have added to our library.  Then if we get another batch of bad weather,  you will have something to keep your imagination going.

Upcoming Program!!

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BOOK SIGNING AND PLAYERS APPEARANCE AT READSTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY

 

On Saturday, March 19th, beginning at 10:30 am, the Readstown Public Library will host a book signing and public appearance of players from local author Paul Lagan’s best-selling novel, ‘The Amazing Journey of the Kickapoo Kids.’

 

Based on a true story and a personal experience, ‘The Amazing Journey of the Kickapoo Kids’ is an uplifting, nostalgic reminder of the brevity of America’s small-town soul in the early 1950s, and  a courageous group of Kickapoo Kids quest to set WIAA baseball records that can never be repeated.

 

This book and the players was a recipient of the first ever Wisconsin Baseball Coaches Association Memories Award at the Marriott Hotel in Middleton, and received a standing ovation from the 700 coaches attending. It ranks in the top 5% of Indie book sales—and has been documented on WKBT TV in La Crosse and WKOW TV in Madison.

 

So grab a front row seat—come prepared to ask questions—and have EACH participant autograph your book.

What’s it Worth?

What’s it Worth? an antiques and collectibles appraisal event featuring author and antiques expert Mark F. Moran of Iola, Wis.

Saturday February 27th, 2016 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Pre-registration is required, please contact the library at 608-629-5465. Cost is $15 per item.

 

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Formerly senior editor of Antiques and Collectibles Books for Krause Publications in Iola, Wis., he has also been a contributing editor for Antique Trader magazine. He has served as editor of Antique Review East magazine; as producer of Atlantique City, an antique show held in Atlantic City, N.J.; and as editorial director of F+W Media’s Antiques Group. He is the author or co-author of more than 25 books on antiques and collectibles, including three editions of the 800-page annual Warman’s Antiques & Collectibles. Moran bought and sold antiques for more than 30 years, specializing in vintage folk art, Americana, and fine art. He has been active as an appraiser of antiques and fine art for more than 20 years.

Categories for appraisal may include:

Fine art, Furniture, Ceramics, Glassware, Vintage photographs, Advertising, Folk art, Assorted toys, Metalware, Clocks, Costume jewelry, Musical instruments, Books, Sports Memorabilia.

Excluded items: all weapons, including swords and knives (though folding knives with advertising are accepted); traps (like leg-hold); Nazi memorabilia; coins and paper money; fine jewelry, including precious gems; Beanie Babies.

**** Moran is available to make home visits for people with big things, or fragile things (or a lot of things). House calls are $75 an hour and there is no mileage charge if within 10 miles of the appraisal event site. To arrange, call 715-281-5060 or email moranm1953@gmail.com. ****