21st Century Skills - March 2015
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 the continuation of a program started in 2013, the Forest Lodge Library offers 21st Century Skills classes on the first Saturday of every month, for an hour, right after the library closes for the day. (excepting, in 2015, the month of July!) 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.
MAKERSPACE - Be A Star!
A MAKERSPACE presents an opportunity to learn a new skill or craft or useful and creative techniques to “do it yourself,” be that making jewelry or robots or writing computer code. A MAKERSPACE can encompass anything you might want to learn, and is about learning to think…and do…yourself.
Mixed-media artist Tom Krueger will be offering a MAKERSPACE event at the Forest Lodge Library on Saturday, March 28th, from 3:00-5:00. Those participating will learn alternative painting techniques via color play with acrylic paints and gel medium. This will be a hands on “make a star” party. We’ll be manipulating textures and building something beautiful on a 14” metal stars…which you can take home with you.
Tom Krueger has been making art for over 40 years. He is a potter, nationally known for his beautiful sculptural pieces and his work has evolved “beyond clay” to include multi-dimensional wall pieces and a series of nearly indestructible drums made from heavy cardboard paper cores. Although he still throws and sells his pottery, Krueger increasingly appreciates opportunities to share his knowledge, ideas and techniques in workshop settings. Take a look at his work by visiting his website: http://www.tjkrueger.com/
Community Conversation - Lake Superior Ice Caves
The Lake Superior Ice Caves are certainly one of the wonders of our natural world. In the Polar Vortex assisted winter of ‘13-’14 the Ice Caves received tons of media attention and attracted 138,000 visitors from all over the world. Local resident Vivianne Hanke and her family enjoyed a visit to the Ice Caves during another accessible winter and her daughter took some amazing photos. In a Community Conversation scheduled for Wednesday, March 4th at 6:30 p.m. at the Forest Lodge Library Vivianne will offer a slide presentation chronicling the formidable beauty of the Lake Superior Ice Caves. Community Conversations typically last about an hour.
The Community Conversation is an opportunity for area residents to share their expertise, their experience, their interests and their issues with others in the community. If you have a subject you’d like to discuss, please contact Forest Lodge Library Director Kristine Lendved at 798-3189.
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.