TEST YOUR WATER!!!
A representative from the Bayfield County Health Dept. will be at the Forest Lodge Library on Tuesday, August 30th and Wednesday, August 31st from 10 a.m. until early afternoon to distribute test kits and answer any questions you may have. Kits may be returned the same or next day. Cost to those participating is $20. A comprehensive report on your water will be given to all who submit samples. Sample results will be used to develop a regional water quality database for the county.
For a mere $20 all of these tests will be conducted and reported on:
Metals Package (Arsenic, Lead, Copper, Iron, Magnesium, Manganese & Zinc...a $60 value.)
Inorganic Package (Calcium, Potassium, Sodium, Sulfate, Nitrate, Chloride, Hardness, Alkalinity
Conductivity & PH...a $45 value)
Coliform/E-coli Bacteria test ($20 value)
You will receive a comprehensive report on results and information on how to protect your
drinking water supply.
This program is limited to 200 participants...first come, first served. We are signing people up at the library currently...don't miss this opportunity to determine the safety of your drinking water!
VOICE OF THE NIGHT - our first evening together!
We'll begin on Thursday, August 25th with THE GIRLS by Emma Cline, a title that's been on the NY Times best-seller list for 8 weeks. It's 1969 and the girl at the center of our story is 14, already bored with dealing with her parents' divorce and ripe for the allure of a Manson-like cult. Here's what Goodreads has to say:
Northern California, during the violent end of the 1960s. At the start of summer, a lonely and thoughtful teenager, Evie Boyd, sees a group of girls in the park, and is immediately caught by their freedom, their careless dress, their dangerous aura of abandon. Soon, Evie is in thrall to Suzanne, a mesmerizing older girl, and is drawn into the circle of a soon-to-be infamous cult and the man who is its charismatic leader. Hidden in the hills, their sprawling ranch is eerie and run down, but to Evie, it is exotic, thrilling, charged—a place where she feels desperate to be accepted. As she spends more time away from her mother and the rhythms of her daily life, and as her obsession with Suzanne intensifies, Evie does not realize she is coming closer and closer to unthinkable violence, and to that moment in a girl’s life when everything can go horribly wrong.
MAKERSPACE:HOW TO TELL FAMILY STORIES
Franco Pagnucci is a poet and is retired from his post as a professor of English on the Humanities Faculty at UW-Platteville. He has written and published story-telling books for teachers and students as well as five volumes of poetry and a family memoir, Breath of an Onion: Italian-American Anecdotes. Pagnucci was born in a 12th-century Tuscan village and his family emigrated to Illinois when he was yet a child. In Breath of an Onion he captures moments, from his early years and from later visits to his home village; anecdotes that make the reader see the landscape, smell and taste the food…and believe they really know the people. In this MAKERSPACE event Pagnucci will help you accomplish the same with your own family history.
As an added bonus Pagnucci’s wife, Susan, will demonstrate the family biscotti recipe…and those attending will get to sample the results.
A MAKERSPACE presents an opportunity to learn a new skill or craft or useful and creative techniques to “do it yourself” and a MAKERSPACE can encompass anything you might want to learn, and is about learning to think…and do…yourself.
There is no need to register for this MAKERSPACE event and no fee to participate. Bring a notebook and your favorite pen and prepare to be inspired!
Here's an excerpt from Breath of an Onion:
On the last day of a visit, Franco helps his father with taking down an old fig tree...
"Woooo! Woooo!" my father said, "Enougha today. We do little more tomorrow."
Loose dirt slid in the trench as I lifted my left foot and righted myself on the right side of the bent-down fig tree."We're leaving...Going home tonight," I said.
"What the hurry? Always hurry. Hurry. Doctor visits," he said. "Tomorrow Sunday."
"I have to get ready to teach, Monday."
"Always hurry. Always busy," he said. "Too busy."
I said, "You sure we can't finish la joba now?" I walked around to the back side of the tree and leaned forward, my shoulder onto the tilting trunk.
"No. No!" He came alongside and pushed at my shoulder. "Change taka time."
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(new items) that have been added into the Forest Lodge Library's collection recently!
The NEWs- as of February 16, 2016
90 Reasons to LOVE the Forest Lodge Library!
`90 Reasons to LOVE the Forest Lodge Library:
1. Beautiful memories of my Grandmother, Mother, Daughters and Granddaughter over many years of loving the Forest Lodge Library.
2. The helpful, friendly staff.
3. The best reading and viewing material selection in the area.
4. an extensive natural history collection with field guides to help you figure out what that bird, mammal, plant or insect is.
5. 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.
6. I love all the helpful people! I LOVE books!!!
7. Because it was my first library and it is the cutest one.
8. It's rustic charm.
9. 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!
10. 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.
11. 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!
40. Love the range of new book selection- whoever orders books does a great job. Items are very current. –Stephen Sponsel
41. Cute as can be. Always friendly staff. Helpful. Peaceful.
42. A library with a rocking chair- you have a set of new standards. Congrats!
43. I love Kristine’s professionalism. It’s nice to be called when our order comes in. The library just makes me Happy, Happy, Happy! -Carole Hale
44. Katie Flowers!
45. Came in the back door for the first visit and fell in Love! -Patty
46. The beauty of the past & future. Mary M.
47. SO MANY MOVIES!! Claire
48. I love the library because I love the library. Ken
49. I love the physical look---it is so Beautiful---and all that is available inside. It is a huge gift. P.S. And wonderful Lois Nestle. Abett Icks
50. My reason is – to come in and read the BOTTOM LINE NEWS. I think this library is cool! Carla
51. They have all the books I need. (: Kennedy
52. The building inside and out. Sandy Mac
53. Who wouldn’t love a log cabin library? Beaver’s friend
54. Because The Library is awesome.
55. The librarians are helpful.
56. I like the way it smells! Not quite like a normal library – more woodsy?
57. The library is more than a repository of books: it is a cultural resource on many levels. It has the friendly ambiance of a friend’s living room, yet the resources commanded by a much larger institution. If the library doesn’t have on its shelves the book or other material you are looking for, they will order it from the Northern Waters system.
If you need access to a computer, they are available, with staff assistance if you aren’t familiar with their devices. Or you can bring your own laptop or tablet and make use of the Wi0Fi in an atmosphere conducive to pleasant thoughts.
Then there are the unique programs Christine (sic) arranges—informal lectures on wide-ranging topics, such as the recent one on gardening and planting that will also help the bees and birds. Or showing DVDs of notable and unusual movies in the evening, to which we may bring refreshments to share.
There is also a section with child-friendly furniture where young children can browse or attend special events that further their intellectual and social development.
It also helps one keep in touch with the best of what goes on in the community. Every visit is a pleasure, which is more than can be said of many places we may frequent. Pat Aldrich
58. Resources, community chats, fun, supporting the arts, giving people a chance to show off their talents, sharing, serenity, history, the lovely music I hear in the summer when people play the outside instruments, memories, friendship, caring, community education, senior support, that great tree...
59. I know that I will find a wealth of information and good fellowship at Forest Lodge!
60. Fun. The library is always fun.
61. Dogs to read to.
62. How great you all are to the kids. Kid friendly!
63. Customer service is huge in my book! You and your staff are amazing! I like how I can make a call my name is recognized I can request a video or a book and a short time later I get an email telling me my item is in! Thank you!
64. Wonderful historic log building! Great staff especially Kristine!
65. Someone who knows what you like and can make the most accurate suggestions for movies and books you will enjoy!
66. The feel of history there and the wonderful log cabin smell.
67. Essential oils diffusing to keep the air clean.
68. I too love the log cabin like look! I love to come in once in a while to read the news papers!
69. The people! The ambience! The selection! What's not to like! And the movie nights!
70. I love the close proximity to our home, and for the great loving help when you need it!
71. I love the great Perry Mason mysteries a certain librarian friend presented me with!!
72. The staff.
73. The ambiance. How many libraries are log with a fireplace?
74. The dinosaur books! Heaven knows we've read them all!!!
75. The lovely ladies!
76. Friendly and knowledgeable staff, great selection of magazines and DVDs, ability to use a printer and computers, meeting place for the Community Garden board... I think that's 6 reasons off the top of my head.
77. My favorite part of the town where my cabin has been for 27 years!! Great selection every time and everyone is always so kind!!
78. Wintertime meeting place for the Cable Community Farm board of directors meetings. Lots of access to books on farming!
79. Books! Love love love the book/magazines for sale in the front for my sanity! Need a read, there it is, soo handy! Not to mention the great staff willing to read to the kids! What a treat!
80. What is not to love!
81. Great book bags.
82. Love the feel while browsing. Also enjoy the books available to buy.
83. Where everybody knows your name.
84. My granddaughter loves to play in the kid's section.
85. I love the logs all around, the bush out front with pollinators in summer and fall, the dear people who work there, magazines that are always interesting, the beautiful table to sit at and read, the young woman who helps us with computer issues, the dog who comes to read with the kids... I just love the cable library. period!!
86. The musical instruments added outside.
87. You make my hour commute to work every day much more enjoyable with all the audio books you order for me!
88. The joy it brings to my friends when I bring them in to see the library.
89. All the great help I get when I need a good book to read!
90. Because it’s almost the same as when I was a little girl!
Forest Lodge Library Turns 90!
Cable's Serenity Spot
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.