If you've been thinking of going through your shelves and donating what you can part with to the library, it would be great if you could do that before Fall Fest weekend, to enable us to maximize our inventory for the final weekend! While there are some things we will not accept...we are delighted with your donations of clean fiction and non-fiction titles, for all ages.
We also encourage you to shop our last book sales...winter is coming! The BOOKHOUSE will be open Saturday, Sept. 23rd from 9-1; on Fall Fest weekend...Friday, 9/29 from 10-2 and Saturday, 9/30, from 9-4.
Items NOT to donate to the library: books that have been in the basement too long and smell like mildew, encyclopedias, textbooks, paperback books with the front covers torn off, smoke-damaged books, VHS tapes or audio tapes. But, as previously stated, clean books, dvds or audio books on cd...are very welcome!
PLENTY OF ADVANCE NOTICE
We have some scheduled maintenance to the outside of our building coming up, which will require that the library be CLOSED for...possibly as much as 2 weeks. We apologize, in advance, for any inconvenience this may present for our patrons, but, we wanted to start talking about it enough in advance that you can start planning. As we get closer to the CLOSED date, we'll be talking more about it, encouraging you to select library materials to get you through the closure, and making sure your due dates cover that time.
The closure will commence on Monday, October the 16th. While we hope this will take less than two weeks, we're allowing for that much time, because the work is, of course, weather related.
Again...our apologies for any inconvenience.
Aging Mastery Program
While those interested are encouraged to participate in all the sessions it is not necessary to do so. We want you to take advantage of whatever you're able to! You do not need to register and there is no fee to participate.
One of the guiding principles of the Aging Mastery Program is turning learning into action. They're also hoping to motivate participants to set goals toward making positive changes in their lives. Thus, the Aging Mastery Program includes a points and rewards system and those completing seven sessions will "graduate" from the program.
6/14—Navigating Longer Lives: The Basics of Aging Mastery. Presenter Suzanne Rooney. Introduction to the program and its philosophy, with a special emphasis on the new realities of aging, making the most of the gift of longevity, and taking small steps to improve health, financial well-being and quality of life.
6/21—Exercise and You. Presenter Jay Tapper, Certified Personal Trainer with Masters in Psychology of Aging. Review of the importance of aerobics, strengthening, flexibility, and balance as they relate to aging, with a
focus on strategies for incorporating physical activity into daily routines.
6/28—SLEEP. Presenter Mary Carlson from the Sleep Center. Overview of how sleep patterns change as we age, the importance of monitoring the sleep cycle and simple strategies to improve sleep.
7/12—Healthy Eating & Hydration. Presenter Pam Van Campen. Review of nutrition as it relates to aging, with a focus on strategies incorporating healthy eating and hydration into daily routines.
7/19—Financial Fitness. Presenters Mike Fiorio from Fiorio Bros of Ashland and Amy Nigbor from Sawyer Cty Health & Human Services. Intro to strategies for remaining economically secure in an era of longevity with an emphasis on setting financial goals and financial boundaries with family and friends...and scams to beware of.
7/26-Medication Management. Presenter tba. Best practices covering how to take medications as directed, how to sstore medications safely, and how to keep track of multiple medications.
8/2—Advance Planning. Presenters Jack Carlson, Attny and Amy Nigbor, Sawyer Cty Health & Human Services. Guidance around key steps needed to manage health care, financial and housing care decisions, with a focus on considering the role of personal values and beliefs in these decisions.
8/9—Healthy Relationships. Presenters Irv and Jan Berlin. Exploration of the benefits of being socially active, as well as the risks of isolation, with a focus on practical strategies for continuing to build and strengthen friendships and family connections as we age.
8/16—Falls Prevention. Presenter Jay Tapper, Certified Personal Trainer. Overview of the importance of falls prevention among older adults and strategies to prevent falling.
8/23—Community Engagement. Presenter Elizabeth, Lexau, Family Living Educator, UW-Exention, Bayfield County. Introduction to the value of continuing contributions for individuals and for society, with a focus on identifying personal aptitudes for meaningful volunteer and civic opportunities.
8/23 will also be “graduation day” for participants who’ve attended 7 or more sessions! We’ll convene for a bit of sociability after the session...solicit your feedback on the program...and, as we’d like to continue with the theme of this program, ask for your input on further topics you’d like us to discuss!
SAVE THE DATE!!!
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.