Community Conversation - Wisconsin's Mining Standoff
The Forest Lodge Library will show a short documentary film on Friday, August 29th, at the Cable Community Centre followed by a panel and community discussion. Wisconsin's Mining Standoff covers the story of Gogebic Taconite’s proposed iron mine in the Penokee Hills.
Wisconsin's Mining Standoff was produced by Milwaukee-based 371 Productions for the Al Jazeera America “Fault Lines” program. The filmmakers visit Ashland and Iron Counties where Gogebic Taconite or GTAC proposes to dig North America’s largest open pit mine in the Penokee Hills. Viewers will be introduced to players at the heart of the standoff, visiting a century old family-owned dairy farm and hiking deep into the winter woods to spend time with members of the LCO Ojibwe tribe who established a harvest camp to educate area residents and resist the mine. Members of the Bad River Ojibwe tribe raise concerns about acid mine drainage that could contaminate the Kakagon and Bad River Sloughs, both recently recognized as Wetlands of International Importance.
The Chairwoman of the Iron County Mining Impact Committee, on the other hand, maintains that the proposed mine would bring desperately needed jobs to a region with high unemployment.
Wisconsin's Mining Standoff is a story about money and power versus environmental concerns and a way of life for thousands of residents. Ultimately, it’s a story about democracy.
A panel discussion and community conversation will follow the screening of the 25 minute film. Those sitting on the panel will be: Dr. Tom Fitz, Professor of Geology at Northland College, Nick Vander Puy, Ogichidaa, Philomena Kebec, Attorney, Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa and Barbara With, author and activist.
This is a great way to familiarize yourself with the issues attendant to this proposed mine and the potential economic and environmental impacts it may cause. The panel will be open to questions from and conversations with audience members. Refreshments will be served after the event.
Learn more about the film at: http://371productions.com/what-we-make/documentaries/mining/
Community Conversation - Living Well With Chronic Conditions
Are you sick and tired of feeling sick and tired? Weary of dealing with chronic illness and the symptoms that accompany it? There's a Living Well with Chronic Conditions Workshop series coming to Cable, and this Community Conversation at the Forest Lodge Library at 6:30 on Tuesday, Sept. 9th will be an opportunity to learn about what will be offered in these sessions before the classes begin.
Research has proven that these classes help people increase their energy, improve mobility and exercise, reduce pain, depression, and frustration, and boost confidence in their ability to manage their condition. The program does not conflict with a person’s regular medical treatment. Participants will learn new ideas and practices to lessen the many symptoms of chronic illness such as pain, fatigue, difficulty breathing, weakness, poor sleep, depression, and others.
The Living Well with Chronic Conditions classes will be offered free of charge on six nsecutive Mondays beginning September 22nd at the Cable Community Centre from 9:30 until noon. Facilitating the class will be Jeanie Baum and Suzanne Rooney, who both live in the Cable/Namakagon area. The classes will be sponsored by the Bayfield County Health Dept., Aging and Disabilities Resource Center of the North, and Wisconsin Institute of Healthy Aging. This preliminary session at the Forest Lodge Library is your chance to investigate the program and ask any questions you may have before you sign up.
Cable's Serenity Spot
21st Century Skills 2014
We are long past the dawn of the internet age. With each passing year, access to more resources and services is moved on-line. 21st Century essentials like an email address and internet navigational know-how are minimum basic requirements to accomplish just about anything.
In a continuation of a program begun in 2013, the Forest Lodge Library will offer 21st Century Skills classes on the first Saturday of every month, for an hour, right after the library closes for the day. (3:00 most of the year, 4:00 in summer months.) Need some help figuring out how to check out library ebooks on your device? Need some help configuring or updating your device? Need to set up an email address and learn some internet navigation basics, or interested in learning how to post your photos to Facebook? We can help with any and all of that!
Classes are “open format” so feel welcome to bring your device…or any questions you have…to any session. Public access computers will also be available for patron use. Yulia Welk functions as “instructor” and she is a skilled, knowledgeable and patient human being!
There is no need to register for these classes, just show up. There is no charge for participate.
There's something delicious at the library!
As an ongoing fundraiser...never mind a community service...the Forest Lodge Library is offering delicious chocolate meltaway candy bars from Seroogy's Chocolates in De Pere, WI. We've offered two yummy flavors for a couple of years: milk chocolate covered with milk chocolate and mocha, covered with dark chocolate. NEW IN SUMMER 2014...almond meltaways. Now there are three fabulous flavors to choose from! Discover the chocolate that denizens of the Green Bay area have cherished for years....mmmmmmmmmm....meltaways!
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.
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.