Chad Robinson – Adult Services Librarian

crobinson@elkhorn.lib.wi.us

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Matheson Memorial Library hosts three book clubs per month.  The Page Turners meet on the 1st Wednesday of the month at 6:30pm, the Afternoon Book Club meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at 2:00pm, and the Short Story Book Club meets the 4th Tuesday of the month at 7:00pm. You can check out a copy of the book club selection 3-4 weeks prior to the book club meeting. Meetings for the Page Turners and the Afternoon Book Club are held at the library. The Short Story Book Club meets at Someplace Else, 1 W. Walworth St. in Elkhorn. All our book clubs are facilitated by staff librarians.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, all in-person programs at the library are cancelled through the summer of 2020. We’re sorry for the inconvenience, but we’ll be back!

THE ADULT SUMMER READING PROGRAM

Each summer the library runs a very special event for our adult patrons: the adult summer reading program! We solicit amazing prizes from our local community business partners, and award these to our adult participants at the end of summer. Each book read gets a participant a grand prize drawing, so the more you read, the better your chances are of winning! We also plan weekly events like cooking programs, musicians, and speakers on many different topics to keep you entertained, engaged, and educated the whole summer long.

The year 2020 has brought some changes to how we normally conduct our reading program. For starters, our entire program will be done online through Beanstack, a new tool we’re using to keep everyone engaged while remaining apart. You can register by clicking on the Beanstack logo below!

In addition, all of our speakers and events will be online. See below for a list of 2020 programs. Visit our calendar HERE  to register for an online invitation to each event. For prizes, this year we’re supporting our local businesses by awarding $25 gift certificates to Elkhorn area restaurants to each of our grand prize winners.

2020 Adult Summer Reading Schedule

                                                                                     

June 16th, 6:30pm – Declutter Your Life! with Maria Ewings of This Organized Space

June 23rd, 6:30 pm – HFK Presents: Alexander Hamilton, the American Rags to Riches Story

June 30th, 6:30pm – Virtual Library Sensory Garden Walk with Lisa Selje

July 7th, 6:30 pm – Wisconsin Lumberjack Legends & Lore with Chad Lewis

July 14th, 6:30 pm – Around the Farm Table Cooking Demonstration with Inga Witscher

July 21st, 6:30pm – Basics of Hand Lettering & Calligraphy with Chelsey Bjorge of Sweet Sawyer Creations

July 28th, 6:30pm – A History of Polka Music in Wisconsin with Mike Schneider

August 4th, 6:30 pm – Spanish Guitar Concert featuring Gladius

Please send any questions or issues with Beanstack to mmlinfo@elkhorn.lib.wi.us We hope you join us this summer as we Imagine Our Story together!

BOOK A LIBRARIAN

On Wednesday afternoons from 3:00pm to 4:30pm, and Thursday mornings from 10:00am to 11:30am, we have a free service to help with any technology related issues you might have.  Things we cover include help with downloading ebooks, setting up an email account, downloading and using apps, and basic troubleshooting.  The service is by appointment; please call us at (262) 723-2678 and let us know how we can help.

WALWORTH COUNTY GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY (WCGS)

Located in the Mary Bray Room (2nd floor). Walworth County Genealogical Society began in 1988 and has been serving researchers since that time.  Our members staff the room every Tuesday from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm, from 3:30 pm to 7:00 pm each third Tuesday of the month, and on the 3rd Saturday of each month from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm, and by appointment..  We welcome the opportunity to help visitors research their ancestors free of charge.  The public is invited to browse through our collection of genealogical resources from all over the world. See the WCGS site for more information.  Access Heritage Quest via our Digital Resources page on our website and Ancestry.com on our library internet stations. For more information please call the WCGS directly at (262) 723-9150.

Our society holds meetings the first Tuesday of each month at the Community Center in Delavan, WI starting at 6:30 pm where we present speakers on a variety of genealogical subjects.

Slipped Stitches

SLIPPED STITCHES


Slipped Stitches is a group for anyone who does some sort of stitching-knitting, crocheting, needlepoint, tatting etc.  The group meets on Wednesdays from 6-8pm in the Youth Services story room. Come and make some new friends!

Slipped Stitches Events:

Knit-Ins: First Friday in February and first Friday in August from 5-10pm at the library. This is a potluck dinner event open to anyone who does any kind of needlework.

Knit in Public Day: Early June, usually coincides with Summer Reading Program Kick-off. Members sit outside and knit to bring awareness to the public about knitting.

Contact Laurie Kant-Hull at lkhull@sbcglobal.net

MML DUNGEONS & DRAGONS GROUP

Each 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month at 6:30 pm, the library’s Dungeons & Dragons group meets up to find treasure, defeat monsters, use their imaginations, and have a great time. This open group is welcome to everybody, and if you don’t know how to play, we’ll teach you! We usually have 2 to 3 ongoing adventure sessions going on, which you’re welcome to join. Grab your sword and your spellbook and adventure with us!

Contact Adult Services Librarian Chad Robinson for more details: crobinson@elkhorn.lib.wi.us