Several special events are planned at Moraine Park Technical College’s campus libraries to mark National Library Week, April 15-21. The American Library Association has set a theme of “Come Together @ your library®.” The public is welcome to attend.
Moraine Park’s Beaver Dam library will host two events, one with a Wisconsin author and another on singing bowls. Sara Rath, a Manawa native and the well-known author of Star Lake Saloon and Housekeeping Cottages, will give a lecture and book signing on Monday, April 16, from 12:30-3:30 p.m. in the library (K-307). Star Lake Saloon is her 11th book. Rath has also written The Complete Cow, Pioneer Photographer: Wisconsin’s H.H. Bennett, the poetry collections Dancing With a Cowboy and Remembering the Wilderness (winner of the Banta Award in 1984 from the Wisconsin Library Association) and the forthcoming novel Solitarie. She lives near Spring Green with her husband.
Ken Zeyher, a minister who has been an active meditation leader in the Beaver Dam area, will give a free demonstration of Tibetan singing bowls on Wednesday, April 18. These metal bowls are “played” to create vibrations and sound, which promote a sense of deep relaxation. They have been used for meditation for thousands of years. One session will be held from noon to 1 p.m. in Room K-325. An evening session with limited seating will take place from 5:30-7 p.m. in the library. Zeyher has led meditation groups and drumming gatherings at Grace Presbyterian Church and taught classes at the Beaver Dam Community Hospital Wellness Center.
The Fond du Lac and West Bend campus libraries have planned the following activities:
Monday, April 16 – stop by for a trivia quiz and a chance to win prizes.
Tuesday, April 17 – see walk-in demonstrations of Microsoft Word Basics, Turn-It-In, Learning Express, ADAM, Voyager Online Catalog, E-Books, BadgerCat, Badgerlink and other library databases.
Wednesday, April 18 – make your own bookmark. Materials will be provided.
Thursday, April 19 – Seed Day; check out books on gardening and receive a free packet of seeds.
Friday, April 20 – Movie Day; walk in any time between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. to view a selection of movies chosen by our librarians and enjoy a snack during the movie.