Fun With Paper

On Tuesday, July 24th, families are once again invited to join Tina Temby in creating a colorful paper project!  The Fun with Paper session will run from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and features two mini projects. Crafters of all ages are invited to participate, though the project is a bit too challenging for children younger than kindergarten to manage on their own.  Pre-registration is helpful.  Call the library at 608-583-2034, or email


New Fiction and Non-Fiction

Learning From the Octopus by Rafe Sagarin. Sagarin analyses some of the big risks in our everyday world, such as terrorism and ecological disaster, and studies the adaptations of living organisms for answers to modern day threats.  “Fish don’t try to turn sharks into vegetarians. Living immersed in a world of constant risk forces the fish to develop multiple ways of living with risk, rather than try to eliminate it.” The author leaps a bit from example to example.  Barefoot running, water management in Los Angeles, the walls on our Mexican border. The reader will find it challenging to keep up with Sagarin, a marine biologist turned security expert.

Trail of the Spellman’s by Lisa Lutz (the fifth in the series).  From the cover: Lisa Lutz has delivered another knockout adventure in what Library Journal has deemed a “side-splitting series”. The quirky and hilarious family of sleuths provides entertainment for days, and Izzy’s uncommon, unforgettable, undeniably addictive voice leads the way.”  The library has the series so stop in for books one through five!

Facility Update

If you pass the library these days, you may find yourself taking a second look.  We’re no longer blue!  Bill Kolman, of Bill’s Painting in Lone Rock, painted the exterior this week. The building is now sand colored with a darker trim, and contrasts nicely with the community hall next door. The Village Board opted to use marine paint for its durability, and bonding qualities. Kolman braved the heat to get the job completed in time for the Village’s July 4th celebration. Thank you Bill for your fine job.