Community Conversation - Wish that Came True
The mission of the Make A Wish Foundation is: “We grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.” According to the Foundation’s Wisconsin website: “To receive a wish, the child must be diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition (i.e., a progressive, degenerative of malignant condition that has placed the child’s life in jeopardy.)” Once selected, the recipient meets with a “wish team” which then works to “create an unforgettable experience driven by the child’s creativity. They strive to personalize each wish and to make it match the wish kid’s idea of a perfect day.”
Plan to be present to help Aaron recount and relive his perfect day in Packer Paradise!
This will be a "feel-good" event, for sure! Yes, you SHOULD wear your green & gold!
My Favorite Films - THE LAST KING
We (up in these parts) all think we know the story behind how the ski race(s) called the Birkebeiner came to be. Baby King Haakon had to be saved! The warriors in their birch leggings skied him to safety! Well, yeah, that’s so. Maybe a bit more to it. 1206 was a time of great unrest. Two rival factions in Norway, the Birkebeiners and the Baglers, both wished to rule the entire country. King Haakon III, before succumbing to the poison served him by a trusted but Bagler-influenced member of his inner circle, spills the news that he has a son. This news travels to the Baglers and the search for Baby King is on and the heroics of the Birkebeiners Torstein and Skervald come into play.
“The dynamic ski chases are the most exciting, not to mention novel, element of this medieval epic, although there's plenty of fighting with swords, axes, crossbows and bows and arrows as well. It all looks gorgeous, from the snowy forests and mountaintops to the candlelit interiors to the Northern Lights to the majestic horses to the adorable baby, who — spoiler alert — survives to rule the kingdom for decades.” Frank Schenk for The Hollywood Reporter, 6/17/2016
"We tried to make the most spectacular skiing scenes in cinema." Kristofer Hivju, actor playing one of the Birkebeiner.
So. Get your Birkie head on straight and come and watch this movie! Fans of the series THE VIKINGS will also enjoy!
Big News from a Little Library
Why are these people smiling? Well, the rumor you've heard is true. The library ... well, technically the Towns of Cable & Namakagon... purchased the Aldrich property adjacent to the library. We're very excited! We look forward to working with our neighbors, our Towns, our patrons and area businesses in visioning the sort of library addition that will provide wanted and needed services. Stay tuned!
If you would like to be part of our visioning effort we’d be happy and grateful for your input! Please contact Library Director Kristine Lendved, or one of our Board Trustees and let us know you’re interested in participating.
Cable's Serenity Spot
Forest Lodge Library13450 County Highway M
P O BOX 176
Cable, WI 54821
The Forest Lodge Library, a joint library of the Cable and Namakagon communities, is located two blocks east of State Highway 63 on County Highway M in the beautiful northwoods of Wisconsin.
Who May Use the Library
The library will serve all individuals, groups and visitors of the Cable/Namakagon community and the library system area. Service will not be denied or abridged because of religious, racial, social, economic or political status; or because of mental, emotional or physical condition; age; or sexual orientation.
Forest Lodge Library Mission Statement
The mission of the Forest Lodge Library is to enhance the quality of life for our community by providing open access to cultural, intellectual and informational resources and services that are delivered in a welcoming, convenient and responsive manner.