Current display in our foyer

quiltUnity quilt

Unity is a not-for-profit partnership of Bellin Health, St. Mary's Hospital Medical Center and St. Vincent Hospital. Unity is a continuation of the former Bellin Hospice program founded in 1977. Unity provides hospice, palliative care and grief support in twelve counties in Northeast Wisconsin. Unity has offices in the Green Bay area, Marinette, Shawano and Sturgeon Bay.

We are proud to display a Unity quilt in our foyer. There is a code on the back of it which lists all the families/people represented. It is very beautiful. Please stop as you go through the library and give it a good look! There are brochures about Unity available for you to take, also.

Seymour Woman's Club meets at the library 2.8.2010

Seymour Woman's Club MeetingThe Seymour Woman's Club held a nice meeting at the library on the evening of 2.8.2010. There were sixteen members in attendance to learn about the SmartBoard in the library meeting space. The SmartBoard was purchased by FMPL (Friends of the Muehl Public Library). It is an extraordinary technological tool that the library (& others) can use for instructional purposes.

Poll result

Illinois was voted the best state bordering Wisconsin. Next up we have 2 polls in honor of Valentine's Day this month! Check them out!

(Author) Hero Worship! Chris Crutcher!

Wow, thank you to patron Cathy Krull who teaches @ Kimberly High School and invited me there today to meet author Chris Crutcher. He writes books for Young Adults and I am a big fan! You can check out his titles in Infosoup. It is also exciting that he will back in our region, in April, for the Fox Cities Book Festival. I will be sure to blog here where and when he will be appearing.

Chris CrutcherChris did a great talk for the high school students. He said because so much of what he writes about is tragedy he believes in offsetting that with humorous/comedic situations. He knows so much about teens and their plights from his years as a child-family therapist specializing in child abuse. He said that losing one's temper and using angry words can be just as harmful as physically beating on someone. Chris stated that at all ages of the life spectrum we need to learn to GRIEVE WELL or we will become sick. He admitted that some of his subject matter even makes him queasy but he thinks realism is critical and that it is helpful for everyone to talk about REAL LIFE.

As far as his writing process, he mentioned that authors do not have to overdo description when the readers are bringing their own imaginations to the pieces and can fill in the blanks. He loves connecting with people and hearing that his stories resonate with readers. One student asked if anything he has written has changed HIS way of thinking. (What a great question!) The answer was "yes". He said through being a therapist and a writer he has learned that all people have dignity despite their negative behavior. **Every single one of his books has been challenged so please note that these books DO deal with sensitive and ponderous material.

U.S. Census Testing

February 25, 2010 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm