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Summer Reading Challenge
Monday, June 6 - Saturday, July 30

Read books for raffle tickets and your chance to win prizes! There are multiple ways to register and log both your reading and your family's reading. Download the Beanstack app, navigate online at marshfieldlibrary.beanstack.org, or register at the Youth Services or Adult Information Desks.

Adults, ages 18 and up, are challenged to read four or more books to complete the challenge. After reading at least four books, participants will receive four raffle tickets and a ticket for each additional book read. Kids, ages 0-17, can log minutes read, alone or with an adult, as well as log activities they have completed to receive raffle tickets and, upon completing the challenge, will win a free book!

 

Garden Guru
Pruning for the Gardener
Facebook Event
Monday, July 18
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Felker Room or Online Webinar

Learn why pruning is done to plants, the different ways to prune to get the desired result, pruning tools, and proper pruning techniques. Pruning can be a valuable tool in the gardener's toolkit to achieve desired visual results, increase floral or fruit production, and make plants healthier and less prone to disease and damage.
 
Attend in-person in the Felker Family Genealogy & Local History Room on the second floor or online via Zoom webinar by registering here https://bit.ly/3tEgwui
 

Songbook Sessions
Featuring foxfire affair
Facebook Event
Tuesday, July 19
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Library Lawn

An hour-long acoustic lawn concert featuring foxfire affair right outside the library!
 

Author Visit with John Armbruster
Tailspin by John Armbruster
Facebook Event
Wednesday, July 20
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Drendel Room, Second Street Community Center

Tailspin unveils the twin stories of two remarkable, resilient men facing the biggest trials of their lives. Hear about Wisconsin native, Gene Moran, who fell four miles through the sky without a parachute, and John Armbruster, the author who faced heart-wrenching challenges of his own.
Tailspin is more than a war story, it's a story of two men's separate journeys confronting trauma and loss.
 
Join us at the Second Street Community Center in the Drendal Room to hear author John Armbruster speak about his newly released book, Tailspin!

 

ERMPL Book Club
House in the Cerulean by T.J. Klune
E-Newsletter | Facebook Event
Monday, July 25
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Zoom Meeting

The ERMPL Book Club is an open book club encouraging anyone interested to join the discussion. ERMPL Book Club will be meeting on July 25 to discuss House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune and can be attended virtually through the Zoom invitation provided in the e-newsletter or in person in the Family Genealogy & Local History Room on the second floor. Request a copy of the book from the Adult Information Desk!

 

Harry Potter Week
Monday, August 1 - Saturday, August 6
At the Library

Harry's birthday is Sunday, July 31st, and we invite everyone to join us from August 1st through August 6th for the celebration! With activities in both Youth Services and Adult Services, you and your family can be transported into a magical world without leaving the library.
 
Adults can stop by the Adult Services Desk on the second floor to be sorted into their house, receive their "School Bag" of class projects to test their wizarding skills, and assist Harry and his friends in finding the Horcruxes stashed around the second floor.

 

Author Talk with Marcia Chatelain
Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America
Facebook Event
Wednesday, August 3
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Online Webinar

Join us in conversation with Dr. Marcia Chatelain as she discusses her Pulitzer prize-winning book, Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America.
 
Dr. Marcia Chatelain set out to answer the question of how fast-food restaurants so thoroughly saturate black neighborhoods. McDonald’s has often been blamed for the rising rates of obesity and diabetes among black Americans. In Franchise, Chatelain uncovers a surprising history of cooperation among fast-food companies, black capitalists, and civil rights leaders, who–in the troubled years after King’s assassination–believed they found an economic answer to the problem of racial inequality.
 
About the author: Dr. Marcia Chatelain is a Professor of History and African American Studies at Georgetown University. She is also the author of South Side Girls: Growing up in the Great Migration. In 2021, Chatelain received the Pulitzer Prize in History, the Hagley Prize in Business History, and the Organization of American Historians (OAH) Lawrence W. Levine Award for Franchise. An active public speaker and educational consultant, Chatelain has received awards and honors from the Ford Foundation, the American Association of University Women, and the German Marshall Fund of the United States. In 2016, the Chronicle of Higher Education named her a Top Influencer in academia in recognition of her social media campaign #FergusonSyllabus, which implored educators to facilitate discussions about the crisis in Ferguson, Missouri in 2014.
 

 

Earthwatch Discussion Group
E-Newsletter | Facebook Event
Wednesday, August 3
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Felker Room or Zoom Meeting

Earthwatch is an open environmental and conservation discussion group. The group meets to read excerpts from an on-topic book, discuss the excerpts and other relevant topics, and share upcoming opportunities for community participation and past experiences. The group is currently reading The Singing Wilderness by Sigurd F. Olson and can be attended virtually through the Zoom invitation provided in the e-newsletter or in person in the Family Genealogy & Local History Room on the second floor. Copies of the book are provided free of charge to participants thanks to the Marshfield Library Foundation and Friends of the Marshfield Public Library.
 

Songbook Sessions
Featuring Blaine Howard
Facebook Event
Tuesday, August 9
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Library Lawn

An hour-long acoustic lawn concert featuring Blaine Howard right outside the library!
 

Author Talk with Liz Moore
Long Bright River
Facebook Event
Tuesday, August 9
8:000 PM - 9:00 PM
Online Webinar

Join us for an evening with New York Times Bestselling author Liz Moore as she discusses her international bestseller, Long Bright River, and her other works.
 
The novel takes place in Philadelphia, where Moore has lived for a decade. She traces the story of two sisters estranged from each other but bonded by their choices. Mickey is a cop, and Kacey lives on the streets in the vice of addiction. When Kacey disappears, Mickey panics over her sister’s safety—obsessed with finding the culprit and her sister before it’s too late.
 
Drawing on deeply personal volunteer work, Liz Moore spins a story that is both graphically honest and dignified. Long Bright River puts a very human face on the effect that addiction can have on generations of families and communities.
 
About the Author: Liz Moore is the author of four novels, a winner of the 2014 Rome Prize in Literature, and she teaches in the MFA program in Creative Writing at Temple University.
 

 

Spoken History
A History of the World's Largest Round Barn
Facebook Event
Thursday, August 11
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Felker Room or Zoom Webinar

Join Don Felhofer, grandson of Frank Felhofer, the original designer and builder of the barn, and Bob Lewerenz, who designed concrete replacement plans for restoration work ahead of the barn’s centennial celebration, as they share history of the building and past care.
 
Attend in-person in the Felker Family Genealogy & Local History Room on the second floor or online via Zoom webinar by registering here https://bit.ly/3Po8Zs1
 
Spoken History is a collaborative effort of the North Wood County Historical Society, the Marshfield Historic Preservation Association, the City of Marshfield Historic Preservation Committee, the Marshfield Area Genealogy Group, and the Everett Roehl Marshfield Public Library. 
 

Garden Guru
Preparing to Put Your Garden to Bed For Winter
Facebook Event
Monday, August 15
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Felker Room or Online Webinar

Although it is mid-August, it is not too soon to make fall plans for your gardens and yard. Things done now can have a great impact on the success of plants surviving the winter in good shape for the next growing season. We will talk about harvesting vegetable gardens, caring for annuals and perennials, as well as lawns, shrubs, and trees. Sometimes that first frost comes earlier than we expect, so being prepared and planning ahead makes the job easier.
 
Attend in-person in the Felker Family Genealogy & Local History Room on the second floor or online via Zoom webinar by registering here https://bit.ly/3O3mUCC
 
 

ERMPL Book Club
Less by Andrew Sean Greer
E-Newsletter | Facebook Event
Monday, August 22
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Felker Room or Zoom Meeting

The ERMPL Book Club is an open book club encouraging anyone interested to join the discussion. ERMPL Book Club will be meeting on August 22 to discuss Less by Andrew Sean Greer which can be attended virtually through the Zoom invitation provided in the e-newsletter or in person in the Family Genealogy & Local History Room on the second floor. Request a copy of the book from the Adult Information Desk!

 

Author Talk with Michele Harper
The Beauty in Breaking
Facebook Event
Monday, August 22
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Online Webinar

Michele Harper is a female African American emergency room physician in an overwhelmingly male and white profession. Brought up in Washington, D.C., in a complicated family, she went to Harvard, where she met her husband. They stayed together through medical school until two months before she was scheduled to join the staff of a hospital in central Philadelphia when he told her he couldn’t move with her. Her marriage at an end, Harper, began her new life in a new city, in a new job, as a newly single woman.
 
As Harper learned to become an effective ER physician in the ensuing years, bringing insight and empathy to every patient encounter, she understood that each of us is broken—physically and emotionally. How we recognize those breaks, how we try to mend them, and where we go from there are all crucial parts of the healing process.
 
This author talk with Michele Harper will cover many of the lessons she’s learned on her inspiring personal journey and the success of her New York Times bestselling memoir, The Beauty in Breaking.
 
About the author: Michele Harper has worked as an emergency room physician for more than a decade at various institutions, including chief resident at Lincoln Hospital in the South Bronx and in the emergency department at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Philadelphia. She is a graduate of Harvard University and the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University.
 

 

Author Talk with Liz Wiseman
Impact Players: How to Take the Lead, Play Bigger, and Multiply Your Impact
Facebook Event
Thursday,  August 25
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Viewing Party in Felker Room or Online Webinar

Join us as we sit down in conversation with Liz Wiseman, New York Times Best Selling author, researcher, and executive adviser. Liz will talk about her latest book, Impact Players: How to Take the Lead, Play Bigger and Multiply Your Impact, and her other work.
 
In Impact Players, Liz asks the question, why do some people break through and make an impact while others get stuck going through the motions? In every organization, impact players are indispensable colleagues who can be counted on in critical situations and consistently receive high-profile assignments and new opportunities. Managers know who these top players are, understand their worth, and want more of them on their team, whether on center stage or behind the scenes.
 
Wiseman reveals the secrets of these stellar professionals who play the game at a higher level. Drawing on insights from leaders at top companies, Wiseman explains what the most influential players are doing differently, how small and seemingly insignificant differences in how we think and act can make an enormous impact, and why-- with a little coaching--this mindset is available to everyone who wants to contribute at their highest level and do more meaningful work.
 
About the author: Liz Wiseman is a researcher and executive advisor who teaches leadership to executives worldwide. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter, The Multiplier Effect: Tapping the Genius Inside Our Schools, Wall Street Journal bestseller Rookie Smarts: Why Learning Beats Knowing in the New Game of Work, and Wall Street Journal bestseller Impact Players: How to Take the Lead, Play Bigger, and Multiply Your Impact. She is the CEO of the Wiseman Group, a leadership research and development firm headquartered in Silicon Valley, California.
 
We will be offering a live viewing party of this Author Talk at the library in the Felker Room. Join us in person or login from home! See more and register: libraryc.org/marshfieldlibrary/upcoming
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