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.
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.
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.
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.
Stop by the library any time between 9 a.m. and Noon on Saturday February 13th for our Valentine Extravaganza. Make valentines, have treats, and enjoy the library!
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. ****
The Library will be closed Thursday December 31st, Friday January 1st, and Saturday January 2nd. Happy New Year!
Local author visit…Jay Thurston!
Wednesday October 21st at 4 p.m.
*Readstown Public Library*
The Author, Jay Ford Thurston
Jay Ford Thurston spent 35 years in education, first as an elementary school teacher and then an elementary school principal. He retired to devote more time to writing and trout fishing. He has written 320 short stories; and, A Boat Named Ponder, is his second children’s book. He holds a B.S. degree in geography and history from the University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point, and a master’s degree in outdoor education from Northern Illinois University. Jay Ford Thurston has given more than 300 talks on the outdoors, reading, and trout fishing.
The setting is Felch, Michigan, in the Upper Peninsula, about 20 miles Northeast of Iron Mountain. It’s the summer of 1943, in the middle of the Second World War. Three boys who are best friends were called the Three Musketeers. Often tagging along, to protect the boys in the wild, is a dog named Zipper. The Musketeers, and their sisters have exciting experiences, and learn a lot about the outdoors. ~From Author Jay Thurston~
Local Author Danny Deaver will be at the Readstown Public Library on Wednesday September 16, 2015 at 7 p.m.
Danny Deaver grew up in rural southwest Wisconsin just outside the city of Viroqua. “Coming of Age on Bishop Branch” is a compilation of stories reminiscing about his childhood on a farm with a creek named Bishop Branch running through it. His stories of farm life, fishing, the characters of the neighborhood and good old fashioned home cooking take you back to a time where life was simple and communities still “neighbored”. Danny’s style of writing offers both humor and life lessons as he takes you back to the adventures, and sometimes mishaps, of a boy in the 1950’s.
Program is free and open to all!