21st Century Skills - Sept. 2015
Community Conversation - Cyber-Security
The Community Conversation continues on Wednesday, September 16th at 6:30 at the Forest Lodge Library. Presenter Leo Carlson, Business/Technology Manager for Norvado, will discuss cyber-security on a general level and then get specific about what people can do to protect themselves and will share some password management tools that are cost-free and relatively easy to use.
Computers. Devices. Smart-phones. On-line shopping. Social networking. Crowd-funding. Music/movie streaming. We’re pretty much all there. Identity theft. Denial of Service attacks. Hackers that steal data from companies and governments. We’ve heard about that, too. The brave new world is here! Learning about what cyber-security is and strategies to accomplish it will be increasingly important as our reliance on the internet continues to evolve.
Dr. Leo Carlson has lived in this area for 8 years. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, a Masters in Information Security and recently completed his Doctorate in Business with a focus on Business Analytics. He is, thus, well-positioned to offer up to date information on techniques people can use to protect themselves, their data, their identities and their computer systems.
The Forest Lodge Library, in partnership with Redbery Books, invites you to an evening that celebrates the lovely, piquant red berry that grows in a bog. On Monday, September 21st, photo-journalist Wayne Martin will offer a presentation about his coffee table book Cranberries Revealed at the library beginning at 6:30. We’ll wrap up the evening by enjoying entries in a cranberry cooking contest, which anyone is welcome to compete in!
Wayne Martin has worked as a professional photographer for more than 35 years. For the last 21 years he has run his own freelance commercial photography business in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. He grew up in cranberry country in Central Wisconsin and in recent years began experimenting with freezing cranberries in water and photographing the result, ending up with images of cranberries unlike any others. The photographs he assembled constitute the first section of his book, Cranberries Revealed, called The Art and Beauty of the Cranberry: A Closer Look. The second section of the book chronicles cranberry culture and includes stunning photos of cranberry marshes, the harvest and cranberry processing. The final section of the book contains a collection of cranberry recipes with accompanying photos that might make your mouth water.
Martin will offer a presentation based on his book and will have books available for sale and signing. After the presentation we’ll sample cranberry treats and select a winner, who’ll receive a Redbery Books gift certificate. If you’d like to compete in the cranberry cooking contest, please feel welcome to use one of the recipes out of Martin’s book or your own family favorite.
Fun at 90th Anniversary Event
Heather from the Brickhouse Cafe made us a lovely and delicious cake...
The Tech Tent and MAKERSPACE Tent were busy all day long. We're please at how many new people learned about these library services!
People had fun with our Freenotes Harmony Instruments...
Ms. Sidney Reynolds sang...
Most of the members of the library's first Board of Trustees were on hand to take in the festivities. (okay...we haven't been an official PUBLIC library for 90 years!)
Thanks to Three Gents and a Tent for the loan of the big tent...to the Cable Natural History Museum for free use of their grounds and tables and access to the building...to our staff and Board of Trustees for all the work involved in preparing for and accomplishing the day's activities...to Big Bud's BBQ for serving sandwiches on site and to all of you who attended and made it such a GREAT DAY. THANKS!
Forest Lodge Library Turns 90!
Cable's Serenity Spot
90 Reasons to LOVE the Forest Lodge Library... What's Yours???
- Beautiful memories of my Grandmother, Mother, Daughters and Granddaughter over many years of loving the Forest Lodge Library.
- The helpful, friendly staff.
- The best reading and viewing material selection in the area.
- an extensive natural history collection with field guides to help you figure out what that bird, mammal, plant or insect is.
- I love the Forest Lodge Library because I get the honor of working with the staff and all of our kind patrons. It is truly a dream job.
- I love all the helpful people! I LOVE books!!!
- Because it was my first library and it is the cutest one.
- It's rustic charm.
- I love the Forest Lodge Library because it is a resource for the entire community-love those librarians who seem to know the answer to everything!
- I love the Forest Lodge Library because... It's a perfect resource for just about everything, from where to find a dress maker to formulas on the string theory. Any book I want in the whole world is available including text books for MIT open classes. There was a quote on the wall there about wanting to throw ones arms around librarians ankles and thank them profusely for their dedication and work. I feel that every time I go in. Happy Library Month.
- It has such a comforting look - but also great mysteries, new books, the magazines I like and craft books.
12. Convenient. Cozy. No long line for internet. Friendly.
13. Kristine chooses great DVDs and books. Rich history!
14. I love that I can get anything I want within a few days....and that I can volunteer!
15. I love how we recycle everything....even our mice.
16. A welcoming, friendly place with so many resources-- print, visual, and audio. Friendly, knowledgeable staff ready to help or just have a conversation with.
17. Just because it is so beautiful.
18. Because its cozy & reminds me of my childhood library in Marshfield.
19. Because Sue Menzel shared her passion on the gete-okosomin! Thnks for having her!
20. It's sooo GREAT. Everyone kind and helful even when you have crazy requests for books. Our book club savior!!
21. I LOVE this library so much. The people who work here are so helpful. And I can't wait to come back. (Your number 1 reader)
22. its always friendly and the people are always willing to help.
23. Its quaintness of the NORTHWOODS- cozy, warm & welcome feel- & helpful, friendly STAFF as well as seeing Theo, the great horned owl from the Cable Natural History Museum. What a treat!
24. They have so many good books.
25. If they don’t have a book here and you need it they will get the book for you.
26. They have so many good movies.
27. The warm comfy feeling that the log cabin architecture exudes.
28. The history and quaintness of the building and that, though small, I can obtain pretty much any book or other media I may need or want. I also love that the librarians know me and my kids by name.
29. Love the people, the cabin and we can get the newest books, magazines and DVDs easier than in the Twin Cities.
30. The staff!
31. It’s so cozy.
32. The staff is amazing and super helpful. Thank you for all you do!
33. It’s one of the reasons I look forward to visiting “up North.”
34. Too many to list! The big plants, the librarians, the BOOKS, the fireplace, the building, etc…..
35. Friendly and accommodating staff. Great community outreach. Homey atmosphere. Outdoor musical instruments.
36. I love the ambiance, the people, and they have everything or access to everything a big city library has.
37. Great staff, always willing to help. Love this special little place and getting books and movies and audiobooks here.
38. It’s location.
39. It’s a great place to hang out while my car is being worked on at Rocky’s Service. I love the audiobooks, especially. Helpful, great staff!