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Stop by our booth at Pride in the Park and enter to win a prize pack of fabulous books for any age!
09/11/2021

Stop by our booth at Pride in the Park and enter to win a prize pack of fabulous books for any age!

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of September 11, we are pleased to offer an engaging way to virtually experience the...
09/11/2021
9/11 Memorial & Museum Virtual Tour

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of September 11, we are pleased to offer an engaging way to virtually experience the 9/11 Memorial & Museum in New York on your own schedule. Register to view the On-Demand Virtual Museum Tour: https://www.lacrosselibrary.org/911-memorial-museum-virtual-tour

To commemorate the 20th anniversary of September 11, we are pleased to offer an engaging way to virtually experience the 9/11 Memorial & Museum in New York on your own schedule. To view the On-Demand Virtual Museum Tour, click the link below. You will be directed to a private webpage on the 9/11 Mem...

Are you looking for fun offerings this month? Be sure to check our programming calendar on the La Crosse Library website...
09/10/2021

Are you looking for fun offerings this month? Be sure to check our programming calendar on the La Crosse Library website for all of the details! Zoom music class, virtual storytimes, Drive-In Bingo, and more! https://www.lacrosselibrary.org/events/month

Are you looking for fun offerings this month? Be sure to check our programming calendar on the La Crosse Library website for all of the details! Zoom music class, virtual storytimes, Drive-In Bingo, and more! https://www.lacrosselibrary.org/events/month

Thanks to City of La Crosse Mayor Mitch Reynolds for his proclamation commemorating the Waking Up White Regional Read.  ...
09/10/2021

Thanks to City of La Crosse Mayor Mitch Reynolds for his proclamation commemorating the Waking Up White Regional Read. First presentation is Sunday! Follow this link for more information and to register: https://www.laxwakingupwhite.com/waking-up-white-regional-read.html

Thanks to City of La Crosse Mayor Mitch Reynolds for his proclamation commemorating the Waking Up White Regional Read. First presentation is Sunday! Follow this link for more information and to register: https://www.laxwakingupwhite.com/waking-up-white-regional-read.html

This Saturday!  Join certified yoga instructor Bernice Olson-Pollack for this free community yoga program encouraging ge...
09/10/2021

This Saturday! Join certified yoga instructor Bernice Olson-Pollack for this free community yoga program encouraging gentle body movement for all ages, abilities and walks of life.

Register: https://www.lacrosselibrary.org/yoga-all-2

This Saturday! Join certified yoga instructor Bernice Olson-Pollack for this free community yoga program encouraging gentle body movement for all ages, abilities and walks of life.

Register: https://www.lacrosselibrary.org/yoga-all-2

Looking for a relaxing start to your weekend? Join us this Saturday in the Library's Courtyard for a discussion on Willi...
09/09/2021
Courtyard Chapters- This Tender Land

Looking for a relaxing start to your weekend? Join us this Saturday in the Library's Courtyard for a discussion on William Kent Krueger's novel, This Tender Land!

Click here to register: https://www.lacrosselibrary.org/courtyard-chapters-tender-land

Looking for a relaxing start to your weekend? Join in our Courtyard Chapters Book Discussion! Chapters is our monthly book discussion group featuring popular fiction covering a variety of genres.Join us Saturday, September 11th 10:00 a.m. in the library's charming outdoor "secret" courtyard for a di...

Please join us for this super special virtual storytime as a part of our La Crosse Pride celebration!
09/09/2021

Please join us for this super special virtual storytime as a part of our La Crosse Pride celebration!

Please join us for this super special virtual storytime as a part of our La Crosse Pride celebration!

Congratulations to our Adult Summer Library BINGO program winners: -Grand Prize Winner: Lauren G. (pictured)-Runners-Up:...
09/09/2021

Congratulations to our Adult Summer Library BINGO program winners:

-Grand Prize Winner: Lauren G. (pictured)
-Runners-Up: Margy K. & Nancy K.

Shout out to everyone who participated - thanks for all your great book reviews and submitting your completed BINGO cards!

Congratulations to our Adult Summer Library BINGO program winners:

-Grand Prize Winner: Lauren G. (pictured)
-Runners-Up: Margy K. & Nancy K.

Shout out to everyone who participated - thanks for all your great book reviews and submitting your completed BINGO cards!

09/08/2021

No lunch plans for today?

Swing over to the La Crosse Public Library between 11:30 and 1:30pm and join us for lunch. 🌮❤️

Join our Youth Services and Archives Departments this Tuesday on a self guided family-friendly scavenger hunt of the 10t...
09/07/2021

Join our Youth Services and Archives Departments this Tuesday on a self guided family-friendly scavenger hunt of the 10th & Cass St. neighborhood. This event will help teach children (and adults!) how to find hints in our built environment to teach us about our community's history. Please register here: footstepsoflacrosse.org/tours/10th-Cass-scavenger-hunt

Join our Youth Services and Archives Departments this Tuesday on a self guided family-friendly scavenger hunt of the 10th & Cass St. neighborhood. This event will help teach children (and adults!) how to find hints in our built environment to teach us about our community's history. Please register here: footstepsoflacrosse.org/tours/10th-Cass-scavenger-hunt

When the Great War broke out in 1914, German Americans found themselves sympathizing with their homeland politics, yet f...
09/04/2021
La Crosse Public Library Archives :: La Crosse’s German Vereins: Their Rise and Decline, Part 2

When the Great War broke out in 1914, German Americans found themselves sympathizing with their homeland politics, yet firmly identifying as American. When the US left its neutrality behind and joined the conflict in 1917, these German Americans had to decide if they would continue advocating for Germany’s cause, or if they would assimilate into U.S. life. Read more about this in the new LPL Archives blog.

When the Great War broke out in 1914, German Americans found themselves sympathizing with their homeland politics, yet firmly identifying as American. When the US left its neutrality behind and joined the conflict in 1917, these German Americans had to decide if they would continue advocating for Ge...

We met lots of new friends at Viterbo University yesterday and helped them access the most important school supply there...
09/03/2021

We met lots of new friends at Viterbo University yesterday and helped them access the most important school supply there is…a library card!

With access to technology, innovative programming, educational resources and so much more, a library card gives students of all ages the tools to succeed in school. Stop by any of our La Crosse Public Library locations or visit our website to get the school year off to the best possible start by signing up for a library card! Library Card Registration Information:
https://www.lacrosselibrary.org/services/account-borrowing
#LibraryCardSignupMonth

Friends, due to rising case rates attributed to the Delta variant, we have made the difficult decision to suspend all in...
09/03/2021

Friends, due to rising case rates attributed to the Delta variant, we have made the difficult decision to suspend all in-person children's programming for the month of September.

Watch this space for a slate of virtual options this month instead.
We remain hopeful that in-person children's events might resume later this fall!

Friends, due to rising case rates attributed to the Delta variant, we have made the difficult decision to suspend all in-person children's programming for the month of September.

Watch this space for a slate of virtual options this month instead.
We remain hopeful that in-person children's events might resume later this fall!

This month, LPL's History Club is investigating the concepts and histories of Indigenous land, forced removal, and colon...
09/03/2021
September 3, 2021

This month, LPL's History Club is investigating the concepts and histories of Indigenous land, forced removal, and colonization in La Crosse. This history is significant because Ho-Chunk contributions laid the foundation for the economy, society, and culture of what we now know as La Crosse. This history quite literally shapes our everyday lives, and we hope that we can all explore this part of La Crosse's story together.

This month, History Club is going to look into the concepts and histories of Indigenous land, forced removal, and colonization in La Crosse. This history is significant because Ho-Chunk contributio…

Have a happy and safe Labor Day weekend and we will see you on Tuesday!
09/03/2021

Have a happy and safe Labor Day weekend and we will see you on Tuesday!

Have a happy and safe Labor Day weekend and we will see you on Tuesday!

Mario Youakim's got beer, he's got a bike, he's got a pretty awesome van and canoe for raffle for charity but best of al...
09/02/2021

Mario Youakim's got beer, he's got a bike, he's got a pretty awesome van and canoe for raffle for charity but best of all, he's got a library card! How cool is that? September is #LibraryCardSignupMonth so get one today! Stop by any of our three library locations during business hours!

Beer By Bike Brigade is dedicated to enriching the human experience, facilitating good in our community through events, promoting progress, engaging the public, and building connections. Check them out! (See what I did there? Check them out? Library? Get it?)

Mario Youakim's got beer, he's got a bike, he's got a pretty awesome van and canoe for raffle for charity but best of all, he's got a library card! How cool is that? September is #LibraryCardSignupMonth so get one today! Stop by any of our three library locations during business hours!

Beer By Bike Brigade is dedicated to enriching the human experience, facilitating good in our community through events, promoting progress, engaging the public, and building connections. Check them out! (See what I did there? Check them out? Library? Get it?)

Do you have a library card? City of La Crosse Mayor Mitch Reynolds does!  September is #LibraryCardSignupMonth so get on...
09/01/2021

Do you have a library card? City of La Crosse Mayor Mitch Reynolds does! September is #LibraryCardSignupMonth so get one today! Stop by any of our three library locations during business hours!

Do you have a library card? City of La Crosse Mayor Mitch Reynolds does! September is #LibraryCardSignupMonth so get one today! Stop by any of our three library locations during business hours!

08/28/2021
AmazonSmile: You shop. Amazon gives.

AmazonSmile: You shop. Amazon gives.

AmazonSmile Charity Lists is a meaningful way for you to shop and donate items directly to charities in need. Simply find the charities you'd like to support, add items from their lists to your cart, and check out – it's that easy.

Photos from La Crosse Area SURJ's post
08/27/2021

Photos from La Crosse Area SURJ's post

With Libby, you can have access to a full library from anywhere you please! Anyone with a valid library card in the Wind...
08/26/2021

With Libby, you can have access to a full library from anywhere you please! Anyone with a valid library card in the Winding Rivers Library System can browse this digital service full of e-books, audiobooks, music, and more! Access all of this right from your smartphone or computer.

click the link below or visit our circulation desk for more information on our digital services: https://www.lacrosselibrary.org/downloads-digital-content

With Libby, you can have access to a full library from anywhere you please! Anyone with a valid library card in the Winding Rivers Library System can browse this digital service full of e-books, audiobooks, music, and more! Access all of this right from your smartphone or computer.

click the link below or visit our circulation desk for more information on our digital services: https://www.lacrosselibrary.org/downloads-digital-content

Too frequently, we avoid discussions about prejudice and racism because they are uncomfortable.  Join Rebecca Schwarz fr...
08/25/2021
Getting Called Out and Calling Others In: LESSONS LEARNED FROM NAVIGATING DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS

Too frequently, we avoid discussions about prejudice and racism because they are uncomfortable. Join Rebecca Schwarz from YWCA La Crosse on Wed, Sept 1st in the Main Hall of the La Crosse Public Library for an interactive presentation on how to start courageous conversations with cultural humility and a learner's mindset.
Register here: https://www.lacrosselibrary.org/getting-called-out-and-calling-others-lessons-learned-navigating-difficult-conversations

Starting a courageous conversation with someone about prejudice and racism can be tough, and being called out by someone can be tougher. Join Rebecca Schwarz, Mission Impact Coordinator at YWCA La Crosse, for an interactive presentation on tips for navigating both scenarios with cultural humility an...

It's happening--the Waking Up White Regional Read has begun!We invite the community to read Debby Irving's best selling ...
08/25/2021

It's happening--the Waking Up White Regional Read has begun!

We invite the community to read Debby Irving's best selling book, attend public presentations, and engage in book chat conversations about ways to create a more welcoming and inclusive multicultural community. FREE copies of the book are available now for pick up.

To register for book chats or presentations, call us at 608-789-7145 or email us at [email protected]

For more information on dates and where to find a free copies of the book near you, visit the Waking Up White Collaborative website below.
https://www.laxwakingupwhite.com/waking-up-white-regional-read.html

It's happening--the Waking Up White Regional Read has begun!

We invite the community to read Debby Irving's best selling book, attend public presentations, and engage in book chat conversations about ways to create a more welcoming and inclusive multicultural community. FREE copies of the book are available now for pick up.

To register for book chats or presentations, call us at 608-789-7145 or email us at [email protected]

For more information on dates and where to find a free copies of the book near you, visit the Waking Up White Collaborative website below.
https://www.laxwakingupwhite.com/waking-up-white-regional-read.html

In looking at the career of Officer Thomas McDonough, we get a glimpse into early 20th century La Crosse crime and one p...
08/24/2021
Watch Now: Dark La Crosse Stories Episode 47: The Big Fellow

In looking at the career of Officer Thomas McDonough, we get a glimpse into early 20th century La Crosse crime and one police officer's methods. Watch the new Dark La Crosse Stories episode to learn about McDonough.

One of the biggest shadows to loom in the La Crosse Police Department.

Be sure to stop by Chad Erickson park today from 10-12 today to celebrate the grand opening of the StoryWalk! We have sn...
08/21/2021

Be sure to stop by Chad Erickson park today from 10-12 today to celebrate the grand opening of the StoryWalk! We have snacks, water, and a free gift for those who attend! Special thanks to PBS Wisconsin, ORA Trails - Outdoor Recreation Alliance, GoGo squeeZ Organic Valley, and Kwik Trip for their support!

LPL's History Club is finishing off August with an activity that challenges you to create your own primary source. As al...
08/20/2021
August 20, 2021

LPL's History Club is finishing off August with an activity that challenges you to create your own primary source. As always, this activity isn't required to join the meeting next week. Hope to see you at August's meeting!
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Don't know what the LPL History Club is? Click on the link & explore our site to read about who we are, when we meet, and the ways in which our activities help us learn about our present-day community. Completing the activities are not required for you to attend a meeting and check us out!

In Activity 1 for this month, we gave you some pretty heavy sources (heavy on multiple levels, we feel: 1) the racist content, 2) potentially a lot of reading, depending on how much the sources pul…

La Crosse is known to have strong German roots, thanks to things like the well-established brewing industry and the larg...
08/18/2021
La Crosse Public Library Archives :: La Crosse's German Vereins: Their Rise and Decline, Part 1

La Crosse is known to have strong German roots, thanks to things like the well-established brewing industry and the large annual Oktoberfest celebration. But how did early, first-generation German immigrants socialize and preserve their culture? Read the new LPL Archives blog to find out!

La Crosse is known to have strong German roots, thanks to things like the brewing industry and the large annual Oktoberfest celebration. But how did early, first-generation German immigrants socialize and preserve their culture? They created Vereins--societies and clubs.

Last call!  Turn in your Adult Summer Library BINGO cards today to be entered into a drawing for (3) gift certificates t...
08/17/2021

Last call! Turn in your Adult Summer Library BINGO cards today to be entered into a drawing for (3) gift certificates to Downtown Mainstreet – plus all participants will receive a custom LPL bookmark!

https://www.lacrosselibrary.org/adult-summer-library-bingo-615-817

Last call! Turn in your Adult Summer Library BINGO cards today to be entered into a drawing for (3) gift certificates to Downtown Mainstreet – plus all participants will receive a custom LPL bookmark!

https://www.lacrosselibrary.org/adult-summer-library-bingo-615-817

Come celebrate the Grand Opening of our StoryWalk at Chad Erickson Memorial park this Saturday from 10-12! We are keepin...
08/17/2021

Come celebrate the Grand Opening of our StoryWalk at Chad Erickson Memorial park this Saturday from 10-12! We are keeping our fingers crossed for great weather!

We will have snacks, games, and giveaways. We can't wait to see you there. Special thanks to our partners PBS Wisconsin and ORA Trails - Outdoor Recreation Alliance for making this StoryWalk possible!

For a fun twist on traditional book clubs, Hoopla has placed a spotlight on Ms. Marvel for this Fall's Graphic Novel Boo...
08/14/2021
GraphicNovel | hoopla Book Club Hub

For a fun twist on traditional book clubs, Hoopla has placed a spotlight on Ms. Marvel for this Fall's Graphic Novel Book Club! Follow the link below to borrow the book or peruse the resources.

Hoopla is a digital library service available for La Crosse City residents, visit our website or any of our library locations to learn how you can access this great service!

https://theclub.hoopladigital.com/graphicnovel

Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Year: 2014 Length: 124 Age Rating: 12+ Ms. Marvel Vol. 1: No Normal Written by: G. Willow Wilson Art by: Adrian Alphona Genre: Action & Adventure/Superhero Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Year: 2014 Length: 124 Kamala Khan is an ordinary girl from Jersey City - unti...

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Huge shout-out to the La Crosse Public Library for hooking up my kids with these amazing bundles. Our 7 year old screamed seeing so many Elephant and Piggie books! Our library is vital to our community! Thank you!
We love our library!! Stopped in to pick-up some books, ended up with a great new kids “bundle” on music and this fantastic craft!! Thanks Dawn and all the other librarians who are working so hard to make sure we books and stay connected.
I did the mandalas and mindfully zoom class through the library tonight. Pretty cool... 2 mental health professionals talked about mindfulness strategies while we painted a mandala using kit we oickdx up from the library!
As a former librarian I have always thought of libraries as great equalizers, providing help and services to all people in our community. In light of current events sparked by Mr. Floyd's death, I'd like to see the library, when possible, hold a forum for discussion about race relations in our community. Reach out to POC who live here and let them talk to us about their circumstances and experiences. Not just black community leaders but those homeless people waiting for the library to open every day. We need to start listening and know their stories and struggles. I know that Covid-19 makes this a difficult proposition but I hope this will be a priority when library programming starts again. Libraries are America's best democratic institutions. Thank you all for the meaningful work that you do.
Please make sure your children’s librarians know how special they are. La Crosse library storytimes were the foundation for my children in their youngest years. They still pretend to be their favorite librarians on a daily basis, holding storytimes for stuffed animal friends and using a cash register toy to checkout books. THANK YOU for being such a magical, welcoming place for all families, and actually understanding child development enough to never expect too much from a toddler...or their weary parents. ❤️❤️❤️
Two days ago, I sat down with a reference librarian because our office (La Crosse County Government - UW-Extension) was celebrating National Jell-O week with a friendly competition. I set out to make the most disgusting thing I could find, but had trouble finding a recipe. She found one! The Luncheon recipe. UGH. So I promised a photo and a thank you. AND I have since learned these creations are called Aspics. From one educational community to another - thank you for understanding the necessities in life!
Let us do your seed starting for you! Pre-order and reserve heirloom & organic variety seedlings for your 2019 garden. All seedlings are started and grown in our greenhouse, using organic soil and Vermigold, Vermicompost made by our own worms. If you order your seedlings by March 1, you'll save 10% on your purchase! Order Now at our website: https://hillview-urban-agriculture-center.networkforgood.co… (Pick up your plants at the Greenhouse located at 624 Vine Street in La Crosse during our Come-and-Grow hours the second and third weeks of May. )
I want to thank the La Crosse Public Library for letting me be part of Summer reads (Station Eleven) this year!
Love "my" South Community Library. #LaCrosseLibrary
This place is my sanctuary! Before I got my job I would come in here to enjoy the quiet & people while I read my book & looked for my next reading choice.......you can have your Kindles & E-Books I'll stick withe my REAL books!!!!!!