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Have you resolved to be more creative this year?  Check out creativebug – a new library resource that provides unlimited...
01/15/2021
Creativebug

Have you resolved to be more creative this year? Check out creativebug – a new library resource that provides unlimited access to 1000+ online art and craft classes taught by expert instructors!

By signing up for Creativebug for free with your library card, you can enjoy unlimited access to over 1,000 online art and craft classes, plus patterns, templates, and recipes.

Stop by the Main Library today to pick up our latest adult Make 'N Take kit - snowman-themed greeting cards!  Kits are a...
01/13/2021

Stop by the Main Library today to pick up our latest adult Make 'N Take kit - snowman-themed greeting cards! Kits are available on a first come first serve basis.

Did you welcome a new baby in the last year? This group is open to anyone providing care for a baby. We will gather on Z...
01/12/2021

Did you welcome a new baby in the last year? This group is open to anyone providing care for a baby. We will gather on Zoom each week to listen to a guest speaker and chat with one another. We will get to know each other each week and learn from valuable community partners!

January 14: Hike it Baby! with Laura Miller
January 21: Bebop & Bundles offering Music Together with Kat Skemp Moran
January 28: Pelvic Floor Health with Jill O’Brien
February 4: Once Upon a Child
February 11: The Motherhood Collective with Emily Sustar
February 18: Positive Parenting with Mike Scott
February 25: Mental Health with Tiffany Johnson from The Therapy Place of La Crosse
March 4: TBD

You can watch Monday, January 18 @ 7pm on Facebook Live.  Follow the link for more information on this important event.
01/10/2021
Civil Rights Activist Rev. William Joseph Barber II to Present Keynote Address at the La Crosse Community Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Hosted by Viterbo University Jan. 18 | Viterbo University

You can watch Monday, January 18 @ 7pm on Facebook Live. Follow the link for more information on this important event.

Viterbo University will again host the La Crosse Community Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration on Monday, Jan. 18, with civil rights activist Rev. William Joseph Barber II presenting the keynote address at 7 p.m. on Facebook Live.

Did you catch the news about the upcoming  (Summer-Fall 2021) Waking Up White Regional Read? It's a collaboration betwee...
01/08/2021

Did you catch the news about the upcoming (Summer-Fall 2021) Waking Up White Regional Read? It's a collaboration between the La Crosse Public Library and the Waking Up White Regional Community Learning Collaborative and invites the La Crosse regional community to read Debby Irving’s best selling book, Waking Up White. Join discussions about the book and related themes and engage in conversations about ways to create a more welcoming and inclusive multicultural community. Free copies will be available in the community this summer but if you are wanting to get a jump start, you can check out a library copy by calling 608.789.7167 or through our catalog.

For more information, check out the LaX Waking Up White Collaborative or their website (https://www.laxwakingupwhite.com/waking-up-white-regional-read.html).

Looking for something to watch? We've got new DVD titles for you!  You can request them here (https://encore.wrlsweb.org...
01/07/2021

Looking for something to watch? We've got new DVD titles for you! You can request them here (https://encore.wrlsweb.org) or by calling 608.789.7167.

Book clubs, tech classes, storytimes and more!
01/06/2021
La Crosse Public Library Newsletter: January 2021

Book clubs, tech classes, storytimes and more!

From Book Clubs, Technology Classes, Storytimes, and more, check out the January program line up at the La Crosse Public Library! Event Calendar

Storytime will be happening at 10:30 today! A reminder that we will be streaming live on YouTube instead of Facebook. Yo...
01/05/2021
Family Storytime

Storytime will be happening at 10:30 today! A reminder that we will be streaming live on YouTube instead of Facebook. You can find the storytime here- https://youtu.be/Cn8bXZOYWOk

Join Miss Brooke for fun books, rhymes, and songs in this story time for all ages.

Have you checked out this great collaboration with the La Crosse Tribune? Great stories, historic images, music and more...
01/05/2021
Dark La Crosse Stories: Series chronicles our city's nefarious history

Have you checked out this great collaboration with the La Crosse Tribune? Great stories, historic images, music and more!

In 2013, the La Crosse Public Library Archives developed and began offering a downtown walking tour tied to “darker” or seedier themed happenings in downtown La Crosse from the late

Check out the last entry in the Heroes Next Door project, chronicling the stories affecting La Crosse and it's residents...
01/04/2021

Check out the last entry in the Heroes Next Door project, chronicling the stories affecting La Crosse and it's residents in 1945. https://www.lacrosselibrary.org/service

In the Service, "Missing Forever" uses the examples of three La Crosse County men declared dead in December 1945 to illuminate the larger issue of Americans missing in action in World War II.

On the Homefront, "We Have Nylons!" is about a rush on the Montgomery Ward store when nylon stockings were again for sale after not being available for four years.

Thanks to Adult Services librarian Jeff Rand for all his research on this important local history topic!

A reminder that storytimes are switching over to YouTube live! Enjoy a short 10 minute one today with Miss Abby by follo...
01/04/2021
Storytime Shorts: Monday

A reminder that storytimes are switching over to YouTube live! Enjoy a short 10 minute one today with Miss Abby by following the link here at 2:30pm! https://youtu.be/L5YR4j3C2Zg

Get a quick dose of story time, with these with short and sweet sessions. One book, one song, a flannel story. Enjoy!

Kick off the New Year with these programs to inspire a new start! Join us each week to stay virtually connected and enga...
01/04/2021
January Virtual Programs for Adults

Kick off the New Year with these programs to inspire a new start! Join us each week to stay virtually connected and engaged with lifelong learning, book clubs, special events and more!

Check out our exciting lineup of virtual programs for adults at the La Crosse Public Library and join us each week to stay virtually connected and engaged with lifelong learning, book clubs, special events and more!

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01/04/2021

La Crosse Public Library's cover photo

Hello, families!  Are you looking for activities to engage your little ones this week? Consider joining us for books, so...
01/04/2021

Hello, families! Are you looking for activities to engage your little ones this week? Consider joining us for books, songs, movement, and fun! More information can be found on our events pages or by visiting our website calendar: https://www.lacrosselibrary.org/events/month/2021-01

From all of us at the La Crosse Public Library, have a happy and safe New Year!  Thank you for all your support in 2020....
12/31/2020

From all of us at the La Crosse Public Library, have a happy and safe New Year! Thank you for all your support in 2020. We look forward to serving the La Crosse community in 2021!

Do you have a reading goal for 2021?
12/30/2020
How to read more books | Psyche Guides

Do you have a reading goal for 2021?

Modern life can feel too frantic for books. Use these habit-building strategies to carve out time for the joy of reading

Check out our Heroes Next Door project and read about "The T-A-G Trio" which tells the story of three La Crosse buddies ...
12/29/2020

Check out our Heroes Next Door project and read about "The T-A-G Trio" which tells the story of three La Crosse buddies who went off to the war.
https://www.lacrosselibrary.org/service

The results are in!  Check out the list of titles that were checked out the most this year at LPL.What are your top pick...
12/22/2020
2020 Top Checkouts @ LPL

The results are in! Check out the list of titles that were checked out the most this year at LPL.

What are your top picks of 2020? We'd love to hear your favorite titles (old and new) that kept you reading this year!

2020 has been a bumpy year (to say the least), but it's also been a bumper year for books! Take a look at these popular titles to see if your favorites made the list. Want to see more popular recommendations and patron picks?

La Crosse Public Library's cover photo
12/22/2020

La Crosse Public Library's cover photo

Have a happy and safe holiday season!
12/21/2020

Have a happy and safe holiday season!

Did you miss the always entertaining Chad Lewis' program, "Bizarre History of Wisconsin" from Dec. 10?  You can check it...
12/18/2020
Bizarre History of Wisconsin with Chad Lewis

Did you miss the always entertaining Chad Lewis' program, "Bizarre History of Wisconsin" from Dec. 10? You can check it out here on our YouTube channel!

https://youtu.be/mRVTNMOJMBY

Join us in welcoming researcher Chad Lewis for "Bizarre History of Wisconsin"! This presentation showcases over 100 bizarre newspaper stories from Wisconsin ...

Shopping online? Select The Friends of the La Crosse Public as your charity and Amazon will donate .05% of your purchase...
12/18/2020

Shopping online? Select The Friends of the La Crosse Public as your charity and Amazon will donate .05% of your purchase when you shop at smile.amazon.com!

"Even as human societies confided their stories and histories to print, people continued to rely on the voice to make se...
12/18/2020
Rediscovering the Lost Power of Reading Aloud

"Even as human societies confided their stories and histories to print, people continued to rely on the voice to make sense of what was written. Until the tenth century AD, in fact, writing was not something to take in through the eyes and consider in silence with the mind. Rather, it was a mechanism for a kind of reverse dictation. To read at all was to read out loud."

Did you know that the La Crosse Public Library has a monthly program called Storytime for Adults where library staff and some community friends read aloud short stories, poems, essays and book excerpts related to a particular theme? You can find a video of this month's program on our YouTube channel:
https://youtu.be/bEf60vgwpCE

Next month's Storytime for Adults:
https://fb.me/e/cwjWG6U7s

At the British Museum in London, down a long string of galleries filled with Greek antiquities, there is a glass case that contains a glossy black-and-ocher amphora, resembling a jug or vase. The o…

Did you miss Tuesday's Enduring Families Project screening? Don't worry! You can watch the videos and accompanying discu...
12/17/2020

Did you miss Tuesday's Enduring Families Project screening? Don't worry! You can watch the videos and accompanying discussion on our YouTube page:

https://youtu.be/XBV-KCSnAVg

Stop by the Main Library today to pick up our latest Adult Make N' Take kit (while supplies last) then join Kathy at Kat...
12/17/2020
Kat's Krafty Korner: Holiday Ornaments (Grinch, Snow globe, and Snowflake)

Stop by the Main Library today to pick up our latest Adult Make N' Take kit (while supplies last) then join Kathy at Kat's Krafty Korner to learn how make a Grinch ornament, a snow globe, and a beaded snowflake.

This video shows how to make a Grinch ornament, a snow globe, and a beaded snowflake.

City of La Crosse, WI  - Government/City news
12/17/2020

City of La Crosse, WI - Government/City news

Since 2018, the City has worked with Johnson Controls on energy projects that will be paid off by the savings they accrue. In the first year of operation, the City should see $267K in savings and will receive $264K in incentives, while paying $336K for the loan, without impacting taxes.

Due to an emergency water outage on our city block, the Main Street Library will be closed on Tues, 12/15.  We will reop...
12/14/2020

Due to an emergency water outage on our city block, the Main Street Library will be closed on Tues, 12/15. We will reopen at 10:00am on Thurs, 12/17. We apologize for the inconvenience.

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800 Main St
La Crosse, WI
54601

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Monday 10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
Friday 10:00 - 18:00
Saturday 10:00 - 18:00

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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!!!!!!