Come celebrate National Library Week (Monday, April 24th - Saturday, April 29th) and get your account back in good standing. During Amnesty Week you can return your overdue items* and we will erase the fines! No questions asked. Just get the items back to us. *Damaged or lost items will not be erased.
Thursday, April 27th at 4 PM
Due to staff attending a conference, our Page-turners Book Club for Thursday, April 27th at 4 PM will be canceled. Interested patrons can still pick up a copy of "If You Could See the Sun" by Ann Liang at the circulation desk or place it on hold through our library system.
We apologize for any inconvenience.
How well do you know your library subjects and book titles? Stop by between 3 and 4 pm on Wed. April 26th to try your luck at Library Bean Bag Throw! Open to all ages.
Tuesday, April 25th at 3 PM
Meeting on the fourth Tuesday of every month from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM, join Braelyn for Adult Creative Writing. We will have writing prompts and activities for those looking for inspiration. The first hour will be used for brainstorming and writing, the time left will be for sharing our pieces (for those that would like to). All materials will be provided by the Library (paper, pens, pencils). Sharing of new or old pieces is encouraged, but not required.
Come learn about what's currently happening in the night sky on Tuesday, April 25th at 5:30 pm. Our presenter, Bob of the Neville Public Library Museum Astronomical Society, will also touch on the solar eclipse and telescope viewing in general. There will be time for a Q & A. If the weather is nice, we will be going outside to view the sky through telescopes. This program will be held in the City Council Chambers, please enter through the Library.
It's National Library Week! To celebrate we have a kit that can be completed by preschoolers and up or with the family. Available to pick up starting Monday, April 24th at 10 am. While supplies last.
Stop in on Monday, April 24 from 3:15-4:15 for Bird Bingo! Small treats and prizes will be awarded. Program and prizes aimed for younger children, but everyone is invited.
Celebrate Earth Day (Saturday, April 22nd at 12 pm) with us by watching a heartwarming family drama about a troubled young boy's touching friendship with an Orca whale who is the star attraction at his local adventure park in Free Willy (1993) Rated PG, starring Jason James Richter, Lori Petty, Jayne Atkinson, August Schellenberg, Michael Madsen. Bring your own lunch!
Retirement planning doesn’t have to be daunting. Learn tips for determining if you are on track and learn practical strategies to help you achieve retirement peace of mind. It’s never too late to take charge of your financial future. Stop in on Friday, April 21st at 12 pm to learn more about retirement. This program will be held in the City Council Chambers, please enter through the Library.
Friday, April 21st at 3 PM
Come to the Algoma Public Library every two weeks on Friday at 3:00 PM for our After School Movie. Movies selected will be rated PG-13 or younger.
Today's Movie is:
Movie: Rock Dog
Runtime: 1 HR 30 MIN
Join us for a free educational presentation on Thursday, April 20th at 1 pm on how to manage different behaviors within dementia. A Dementia Care Specialist from the ADRC will be discussing the various behaviors that a person may display when they have dementia. As a caregiver, understanding what certain behaviors are communicating will help you provide better care for your care partner. To register please call 920-683-4180.
Join us for an hour of creative, hands-on fun in using Technology! We'll bring out some of our STEAM gadgets to explore. This program is aimed at patrons ages 9 and up.
We will be discussing The Woman in the Library: A Novel by Sulari Gentill on Tuesday, April 18th at 1 pm. Books can be put on hold on infosoup or by stopping in the library to place a hold with one of our friendly librarians. This book has large print, regular print and eBook/ eAudiobooks editions available on Libby and Hoopla.
Monday, April 17th at 12:00 PM
It's Stress Awareness Month.
Stress is a part of all our lives. The severity of that stress can vary. However, when stress hits, it's nice to have ways to cope with it.
Join us Monday, April 17th at 12 PM for our "Stress Happens" program. We will discuss different signs your body gives you when you are stressed, different coping mechanisms you can utilize when dealing with that stress, and additional resources that might be useful.
This program is geared towards teens and older.
Memory Cafés are geared for individuals experiencing early stage Dementia, mild memory loss or cognitive impairment, and family and friends of those affected. It’s a great opportunity for lively discussions, information gathering, refreshments, camaraderie, and lots of creative fun! Each month we do a different activity -This month is Flower planting on Wednesday, May 10th at 10 am.
We have a Dementia Specialist professional on hand to answer questions and an enormous wealth of experience among participants to be shared. We’d be delighted if you would join us! Call Ariel at 920-683-4180 for information
Join us virtually from the comforts of your own home OR at Off the Hook Bar & Grill (205 Navarino St, Algoma) on Thursday, April 13th at 5:30 pm and discuss your latest reads. For information on how to participate and access the meeting, please email the library (email@example.com.)
Memory Cafés are geared for individuals experiencing early stage Dementia, mild memory loss or cognitive impairment, and family and friends of those affected. It’s a great opportunity for lively discussions, information gathering, refreshments, camaraderie, and lots of creative fun! Each month we do a different activity. This month is Springtime Sing-Alongs on Wednesday, April 12th at 10 am!
We have a Dementia Specialist professional on hand to answer questions and an enormous wealth of experience among participants to be shared. We’d be delighted if you would join us! Call Ariel at 920-683-4180 for information.
The ADRC of the Lakeshore, in collaboration with the Algoma Public Library, will be having our first Book Club for caregivers. We are planning to read the book "Still Alice" by Lisa Genova during the months of February and March 2023, meeting to discuss the book on Wednesday April 12th from 2:30pm - 3:30pm at the Algoma Public Library. Books now available at the library. Please call the ADRC at 1-877-416-7083 to register.
“Alice Howland is proud of the life she worked so hard to build. At fifty years old, she’s a cognitive psychology professor at Harvard and a world-renowned expert in linguistics with a successful husband and three grown children. When she becomes increasingly disoriented and forgetful, a tragic diagnosis changes her life—and her relationship with her family and the world—forever. As she struggles to cope with Alzheimer’s, she learns that her worth is comprised of far more than her ability to remember.
At once beautiful and terrifying, Still Alice is a moving and vivid depiction of life with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease that is as compelling as A Beautiful Mind and as unforgettable as Ordinary People.”
“From New York Times bestselling author and neuroscientist Lisa Genova comes the definitive—and illuminating—novel about Alzheimer’s disease. Now a major motion picture starring Oscar winner Julianne Moore!”
Author of "Cat's Café", Ralls Melotte will be here promoting his new book. "Cat's Café" is the first of a historical novel trilogy set in 1870s in Eagles Rock, Idaho. In this first novel you will find it as a western feel with a tough sheriff, saloons, gangs and corruption. Come meet Ralls and learn about his new novel out now in paperback and hardcover on Monday, April 10th at 1 pm. Book signing will be at the Yardstick on Friday, April 14th where you can also purchase a copy. See attached "Branding Sheet" for more information on "Cat's Café".
Adults can pick up a kit designed for them on Monday, April 10th. This kit is inspired by our favorite childhood drinks and all are non-alcoholic drinks! Kit includes 2-3 recipes and some ingredients. Participant is responsible for purchasing the rest of the ingredients.
A representative from Bug Tussel will be here on Saturday, April 8th at 10:30 am to teach you how to manage photos on your smartphone, including how to upload photos to social media, send pictures to friends and family, and save and edit your photos. Bring your smartphone with you for some hands-on practice. See our complete schedule of classes at btussel.com/free-tech-education.
Come in the library on Friday, April 7th from 1pm to 2pm and hunt for Easter Eggs hidden in the library! There are hidden goodies in them! Once you find your 5 Easter Eggs, come make a fun Easter craft and play some Easter themed games.
Available starting Wednesday, April 5th at 10 AM
Spring is here (even when the weather gets confused)! Starting on Wednesday, April 5th at 10 AM, kids and families are encouraged to stop by the library to pick up our "Bring on Spring" kit. Inside will be games and activities to help kids and their families celebrate Spring.
Supplies will be limited.
Kits will be given out on a "First come, First served" basis.
This special story time is specialized for babies and toddlers: birth through 2 years old, but older siblings are always welcome. Baby story time is a chance to share books and songs with your little ones. Babies coo, they cuddle, and they enjoy books. Babies love to observe and learn a great deal about language before they ever say a word. That's why it is so important to read to your young children.
Tuesdays at 10:30 AM
1000 Books Before Kindergarten
A free program for 0 to 5-year-olds. It encourages parents and caregivers to read 1000 books with children before he or she enters kindergarten.
Books & Brews
2nd Thursday at 5:30 pm
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STEM & LEGO Challenge
Join us every 2nd Thursday of the Month from 3-4 pm. Each month our theme changes.
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Digital Escape Rooms
(NEW) Lost in the Library
Track Down that Turkey!
No Jaws About It
A Magical, Mythical Mystery (TEEN/ADULT)
Tail Wagger's R Us
Halloween's Been Hijacked!
A Poetic Promenade