Community Conversation - Let's Get Growing
Please join us as the Community Conversation continues at 6:30 p.m. on Earth Day, Tuesday, April 22nd at the Forest Lodge Library. Celebrate Earth Day by learning about the fine work being done at the Cable Community Farm...and learning how you can be involved! CCF staff and Board members will be on hand to talk about the farm and applications to rent your own garden plot will be available.
The mission of the Cable Community Farm is “grow food, build community.” The community garden portion of CCF provides community access to gardening space so that families, individuals, and groups can grow organic food for themselves, their friends, and neighbors. Individual plots of varying sizes may be rented for the growing season. The Cable Community Farm offers several other gardening opportunities. The Growing Together Garden, tended by community volunteers, supplies food for the Cable Area Food Shelf and Free Food Mondays at the Cable Community Farm. Open Harvest days are scheduled on a regular basis during the growing season. There’s also the Theater Flowers garden which supplies blossoms for the Chequamegon Children’s Theater. The Cable Community Farm welcomes public involvement in any of these ventures. To learn more about the Cable Community Farm visit their website at http://cablecommunityfarm.org/
LET'S GET GROWING!
May Social & Antiques Appraisal Event 2014
The "social event" is a ticketed event. ($10/ticket) Those who've attended in the past will receive an invitation in the mail, but, all are welcome! We do request that you advise us of your intention to attend so that we may be certain to have enough food! Hors d’oeuvres and treats will be provided by the Brick House Café and The Lakewoods Resort. Roger Rockenbach of Rocky's Service Center will offer a wine-tasting. Non-alcoholic beverages will also be offered. The evening will also include the silent auction of collectible books, a short presentation by the library, demo-appraisals and the live auction of a few pieces donated by area artists. And...there might be a few surprises...
The Antique Appraisal event will take place on Saturday and all wishing to bring an item in for appraisal are strongly encouraged to call the library and reserve a spot. Each individual may bring one item and there is a suggested donation of $10 per appraisal. Categories of items open to consideration at this event include: fine art, furniture, ceramics, glassware, vintage photographs, advertising, folk art, assorted toys, metalware, clocks or costume jewelry. Excluded items include: all weapons, fine jewelry, musical instruments, and coins or paper money. For more information, or to find out if your item is something Mr. Moran can appraise, please contact the library at 715-798-3189. OBSERVERS ARE WELCOME!!!
Appraiser Mark Moran is a former senior editor for antiques and collectible books with Krause Publications of Iola, WI and is the author or co-author of more than 25 books on antiques and collectibles. Moran has been active as an antique and fine art appraiser for more than 20 years and has served as a guest expert on Antiques Roadshow. On his previous trips to the Cable area Moran has educated and entertained those bringing items in for appraisal. He gives every item his full and careful consideration whether it’s worth the beaucoup bucks…or is something of “great personal” significance but little monetary value.
A percentage of proceeds from these events will be directed towards the installation of a Freenotes Harmony Park instrument, purchased for the library with donations from the Elaine Bezanson Memorial Fund.
The Forest Lodge Library and the Katie Flowers Endowment hope very much that you will plan to attend the Friday evening social event or participate in the Saturday appraisal event! Please visit or call the library for more information at 715-798-3189.
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 new 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. Two yummy flavors are offered: milk chocolate and mocha, which is covered with dark chocolate. 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.
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.