Big Weekend for the Forest Lodge Library
A Novel Affair
This social event, which includes a wine-tasting, offered by Roger Rockenbach tasty appetizers from The Rookery, the silent auction of collectible books, a short program which will update you on all the library's events and services, the live auction of local art and a demo by antiques appraiser Mark Moran who'll be presiding over the library's Antiques Appraisal Event on June 6th. (for more on that...scroll down!)
Have fun and support the library! You'll enjoy this Novel Affair!
Antiques Appraisal Event -2015
The Forest Lodge Library is pleased to tell you that we'll be offering another antiques appraisal event this year! On Saturday, June 6th, we welcome back our friend Mark Moran.
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. His mobile appraisal events have been very popular and he gives every item he looks at his careful attention and shows enormous tact when advising that the “family heirloom,” while possessing great personal experience, may...not...be a valuable antique.
Observers are welcome!
The library is currently taking reservations for appraisal appointments, and appointments are necessary. The appraisal event will be held at the Cable Community Centre from 10 until 2. One item per appointment, please, and there is a suggested donation of $10 per appraisal. Categories of items open to consideration at this event include:
Fine art - paintings, drawings, prints and statuary.
Furniture - smaller pieces or excellent photo of larger pieces (you may provide a photograph of the item to Mr. Moran in advance)
Ceramics - figural pottery, vases, kitchenware and stoneware.
Glassware - including lighting, marbles and souvenir items.
Vintage photographs - tintypes, ambrotypes and daguerreotypes.
Advertising - posters, lithographed tin, paper and figural objects.
Folk art - including carvings, quilts, weathervanes, "outsider" art.
Assorted toys - including dolls, windups and mechanical banks.
Metalware - iron, bronze, brass, pot metal, silver, silver plate.
Clocks -mantel, hanging and figural.
Costume jewelry - including brooches, bracelets, earrings.
Items excluded from this event are: all weapons, including swords and knives (though folding knives with advertising are accepted); fine jewelry, watches; musical instruments, and coins or paper money.
If you have an item that doesn’t quite fit into any of the above categories, questions about such objects can be submitted in advance to determine if they are appropriate. This could include: Oriental, Native American and other tribal objects; books; sports memorabilia; antique tools and technological objects like typewriters, cameras, assorted machinery or instruments for scientific measure. Please call us at 715-798-3189 or email at
Mr. Moran can be available for in-home appraisals on Friday, June 5th. The library will be happy to provide you with his contact information.
We hope to see you at what is always and interesting and educational and entertaining event!
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!