Explore new horizons this year with our 2022 Reading Challenge! Step into uncharted territory, journey to distant lands, and adventure away! Log your reading throughout the year to earn new badges in our app Beanstack or on our Beanstack website. This yearlong reading challenge is designed to help you keep track of your reading (books). Now is the time to try out new genres like Young Adult, Mystery, Thrillers, Nonfiction and even Fiction. No book is too long or too short to read. Challenge starts January 1st and ends December 31st, 2022.
Paper tracking sheets available upon request.
Be entered into a drawing for some prizes (prizes can be viewed here). Stop by the circulation desk to pick up a log sheet or sign up via Beanstack and keep track of how many books you can read this summer. Every 2 books you read you get a FREE book (valued $2 or less) from the Algoma Friend’s Book Corner. Sign up by email or call us (920-487-2295) runs June 6th- Wednesday, August 31st.
Experience what it’s like to live with dementia by walking in their shoes on Wednesday, August 31st at 1pm. This life-changing simulation teaches us how to provide better care. For more details and how to attend, please contact www.secondwind.org or call ADRC of the Lakeshore at (877)416-7083. Slots are 30 minutes and are on first come/first serve basis.
Donations accepted August 1st to 20th. Children need the proper tools to achieve success in school. Often these tools are as simple as paper, pencils or crayons. The Algoma Public Library is accepting school supply donations on behalf of the children and families in our community that are in need. Donated supplies can be dropped off at the Algoma Public Library.
Examples of Supplies Needed: Scissors, Loose leaf paper, Single subject notebooks, Elmer’s Glue, Pens, Pencils, Color pencils, Glue Sticks, Crayons, Markers, Folders, and Pink Erasers These items will be available for our local teachers to pick up during the annual Teacher Meet and Greet. This Meet and Greet gives teachers the opportunity to come in and connect with the Public Library, set up teacher cards and to talk to library staff on any material needs and or any questions they may have.
A kit designed for Adults, inspired by the last month of August and all are non-alcoholic drinks! Kit includes 2-3 recipes and some ingredients. Participant is responsible for purchasing the rest of the ingredients. Kit available to pick up Monday, August 8th.
Stop by the library on Wednesday, July 27th to pick up a Shark Week Grab & Go kit. Kits will include crafts and activities for home. Available first come, first serve.
Drop off your yarn to the library between Monday, July 11th and Friday, July 22nd. Our summertime yarn exchange will be held on Monday, July 25th from 11:30am to 4:30 pm. So if you are cleaning our drawers and closets or just need to find new yarn stop on by. This is a free program.
We are discussing The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemmingway on Tuesday, July 19th 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 editions available on Libby.
Travel with John and Gurmit Walch on Wednesday, July 13th at 4 pm as they share their journey to help preserve the oceans and reefs from the Caribbean to S.E. Asia, the S Pacific, Micronesia and the Persian Gulf. 71% of the Earth surface is covered with water an essential requirement for life on Earth which must be preserved if we are to continue living here.
We are helping our tail wagging and feathered friends at Door County Humane Society by gathering pet supplies between June 20th and July 2nd. They are in need of unopened (sealed) bags of dog/ cat food, canned dog/ cat food, peanut butter, potty training pads, non-retractable leashes, dog toys, cleaning supplies (liquid hand/dish soap, hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes), plus more! To see a complete list of items needed see their website - https://www.wihumane.org/donate/wish-list.
Join us as Nick Legler, a Wisconsin biologist for the DNR’s northern Lake Michigan fisheries team, visits us on Tuesday, June 28th at 1 pm for a discussion on Lake Michigan's salmonid fishery and the Wisconsin DNR's role. Lake Michigan's salmonid fishery is important to many anglers including those locally here in Algoma. He has spent the past 10 years working as a fisheries biologist and recently started as a fisheries team supervisor, both in Sturgeon Bay. As a biologist, he works mostly with chinook salmon and steelhead management for Lake Michigan, along with inland fisheries management for Door and Kewaunee Counties.
Local Abbey C. will be here to lead a rock painting that is ocean themed, we will be painting a cool jellyfish! Registration is recommended as supplies and space are limited. There are 2 times to choose from on Monday, June 27th at 10:30 am or 1 pm.
Summer time is a great time to go traveling right? Or so we think it is. On this trip we have to make sure our plane takes off on time and doesn't detour us to the Bermuda Triangle. Are you prepared to help your fellow travelers out on this journey? It's time to pack our bags and take off! (Don't worry, no one is actually harmed in this game).
*You may be with individuals you do NOT know or they may be younger than you. If you wish to be in your own group you must have at least 5-8 people sign up with you.
Escape Rooms run on the hour starting at 11 am on Thursday, June 23rd. Times to choose from are 11am and 12 pm. On Friday, June 24th escape rooms start at 2 pm and 3 pm. Registration recommended.
The Coast Guard will be down at the Algoma City Marina for a safety talk on Wednesday, June 22nd at 1:30 pm by the Ahnapee River. They will be bringing down one of their boats from Washington Island. Please park by the Algoma Youth Club or at the Public parking lot (not at the marina).
We are discussing 20,000 Leagues under the Sea by Jules Verne on Tuesday, June 21st 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 editions available on Libby.
Pick up your kit on Monday, June 13th. A kit designed for Adults, inspired by the beach and all are non-alcoholic drinks! Kit includes 2-3 recipes and some ingredients. Participant is responsible for purchasing the rest of the ingredients.
Join us on Monday, June 13th at 1:30 pm as Mark Holey talks about the changes in the Lake Michigan fish community from the early 1900s to present. In the style of Dan Egan's 2017 book "The Death and Life of the Great Lakes," topics will include the decline of the native fish community, the impact of invasive species, and how management agencies have responded to the ups and downs of the fisheries specific to Lake Michigan.
Join us on Thursday, June 9th at 1 pm in the Council Chambers (you can come in by the library) as staff members from the Wisconsin Maritime Museum in Manitowoc for a presentation on Wisconsin's Underwater Treasures. This presentation will be featuring stories of Lake Michigan's most famous shipwrecks, how shipwrecks are explored, and the area's new National Marine Sanctuary.
Join us on Wednesday, May 25th from 11 am to 12:30 pm on an educational course on the topic of Dementia. Dementia is currently the 6th leading cause of death in the United States, with Alzheimer's being the most common cause of dementia among older adults. This disease is often difficult to understand and is a sensitive topic to discuss. Dementia 101 will discuss the differences between "normal aging" and more serious cognitive decline caused by diseases such as Alzheimer's.
For more information or to register, call the Aging and Disability Resource Center of the Lakeshore at 1-877-416-7083. The class will be capped at 10 attendees, with later registrants added to a wait list. Future classes will be held based on interest.
Join us on Tuesday, May 17th at 1 pm as we discuss A Slow Fire Burning by Paula Hawkins. 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 on Libby.
Stop by starting Monday, May 16th to pick up a kit designed for Adults, inspired by the upcoming Memorial Day weekend and all non-alcoholic drinks! Kit includes 2-3 recipes and some ingredients. Participant is responsible for purchasing the rest of the ingredients
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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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3rd Tuesday of the Month at 10:30 am
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