Happy Halloween, Everyone!
Gather around for some scary stories to chill your bones and make your skin crawl.
Note: Not recommended for young children or those that easily scare.
Warning: There is one portion, early on, that is very loud. Headphone users, you have been warned.
Sponsored by the Algoma Girl Scouts- You are invited to an outdoor Halloween party Friday, October 29th from 5:00 - 6:00 PM on the Algoma Public Library lawn. Come in costume if you like. Rain location will be at the Algoma Youth Club (enter at the south door.)
Our Library After Dark program, scheduled to take place on October 27th at 7:30 PM, has been canceled due to low sign ups.
Kids- Pick up a mystery grab & go kit to create crazy, spooky Halloween creatures. Available Tuesday, October 26th while supplies last.
Stop by the library to pick up a kit to make a Fall Leaf Book Page Banner for your house. Kit includes string and book pages. All you need is to collect leaves to add to your banner! While supplies last.
The Inktober Art Contest Voting period starts October 25th. Votes can be cast in person at the library or via our website. Submissions must be brought to the library before October 24th to be eligible for the voting and prizes at the end.
We will be painting/ carving pumpkins at the library again this year. *New this year: register for a time slot 11 am, 12 pm and 2 pm. All participants MUST register, no exceptions, while supplies last. Each time slot will have a limited number of pumpkins to help with social distancing. Call to reserve your spot.
Adults, enter to win a prize! Must be at the library day of program to enter to win! Winner contact by end of day.
Pumpkins donated from Hillside Orchard in Casco.
Stop by the library October 21-23 (or while supplies last) during regular library hours to get a free Science in a Bag STEM Kit courtesy of the Wisconsin Science Festival. Activities are appropriate for ages K-12 and feature science and research happening in the state of Wisconsin.
In addition, visit the science in a Bag portal (link coming soon!) for further instructions and bonus activities related to the Science in a Bag kits!
Teens, are you ready for Halloween? If you are looking for spooky reading recommendations, movies to watch, and crafts to do with friends, stop by the library starting October 21st at 10 AM to pick up our "What a Scare" kit.
Kits are limited and available on a first come, first served basis.
Ever wonder about the history of your home? The Algoma Public Library has historical information about residences in the city of Algoma and Town of Ahnapee by surname and street name. Come learn about this valuable asset originally compiled by Wes Cox and Harold Nell on Wednesday, October 20th at 1 pm.
Join us on Tuesday, October 19th at 1 pm as we discuss The Guest List by Lucy Foley. 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 editions available.
Stop by to pic up a kit designed for Adults to help give you ideas for fall inspired non-alcoholic drinks on Monday, October 18th. Kit includes 2-3 recipes and some ingredients. Participant is responsible for purchasing the rest of the ingredients.
The great thing about Coding is that it doesn’t have to be online or electronic! This kit will give you and your family some activities that will work on logic, critical thinking, problem-solving, patience, fine motor skills and creativity. Kit includes 3 activities and instructions. Some additional supplies are needed. Limit 1 kit per family. *This particular kit is beginner to intermediate level.
Memory Cafés welcome those 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! 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. Algoma Memory Cafes held from 10am – 11am at the Algoma Public Library Every 2nd Wednesday of the month.
Kids- Take one of these kits to make some fun fall themed puppets. Available Tuesday, October 12th while supplies last.
Starting Tuesday, October 12th at 1:00 PM
Meeting on the second Tuesday of every month at 1 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.
It's been a 150 years since the Peshtigo Fire devastated the northeastern part of Wisconsin burning 1.2 million acres. Countless counties including Kewaunee and Door were also affected. Join us as author and local historian, Virginia Feld Johnson, discusses her latest book, "When the Night Rained Fire" on Friday, October 8th at 1 pm in City Council Chambers. It was believed Kewaunee County would never rise from the ashes. But, as it was, many came to feel Kewaunee County's greatest tragedy was a blessing in disguise. When the fields were cleared, the ashes became fertilizer, and new homes were built better than the old. Good qualities of fellow citizens came forward, and life changed.
Join us for an afternoon of creative, hands-on fun in our pop-up makerspace! We’ll feature art, tinkering, and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) activities. Join us on the first Wednesday of the month for a different activity! this program is aimed at patrons ages 9 and up.
Kids- Try your luck at puzzles. This month's theme: Word Searches on Tuesday, October 5th while supplies last.
It's that time of year again!
The Inktober Art Contest is back and asking for local artists of all ages to get their art on. Registration and Submission opens October 4th! Patrons can select an age group (Childrens, Teens, Adults) that they would like to submit to at the time of registration. Patrons will not be able to submit art works if they do not register.
Inktober Art Contest Submissions will be accepted from the time of registration till October 22nd. Submissions will not be accepted after October 23rd.
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Tuesdays at 11:00 AM
Pre K-K Story Hour
Fridays at 10:00 AM
1st Wednesday at 3:00 PM
1000 Books Before Kindergarten
Books & Brews
2nd Thursday at 5:30 pm
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Digital Escape Rooms
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