What's Happening

Excellent portrait of the state of WI with daily updates

There is an overload of information about COVID-19 coming at us constantly. I like this website because it is updated daily. It also offers us a sensible and educated approach to what is happening in the state of WI. Simply put, by staying home you are helping the health of our state. Working together, we can create more positive outcomes from this pandemic. Total cases, by county, are updated each afternoon by 2 p.m. Thank you to the people, behind the scenes, who are making certain that content is relevant and timely. We appreciate your efforts.

A great website to "bookmark" if you enjoy data and/or want to see the day by day results of the COVID-19 spread in Wisconsin.

The hygiene practices may seem repetitive but it is truly both helpful and critical for everyone to follow the guidelines which I have snipped from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

Kaarina's wonderful brainstorm!

Kaarina lives across the street from the library and saw people trying to access us since our closure for the virus began on Wednesday, March 18. She set up book sale books that people can take! This service is going well. Thank you, Kaarina!

Dungeons and Dragons Saturday afternoon group

On Saturday afternoons, beginning at 2 p.m. at the library, Colette Bezio facilitates the Dungeons and Dragons group. Ask Colette if you are interested in more information! New players are welcome!

The 2020 Census!

The City of Seymour and the Muehl Public Library will keep you in the loop as the 2020 Census approaches.

The 2020 Census is scheduled for April 1, 2020 (no fooling!).

You can reach the official website here: https://2020census.gov/en

***Begin watching for a letter from the census in March! It is very important for our community that everyone is counted! 

The Seymour tie to the Newbery Medal 2020!

This is the exciting time of year when we find out the winners of children’s book awards. This year the Caldecott medal winner (illustrations) is The Undefeated by

Kwame Alexander and the Newbery medal winner (most distinguished contribution/content) is New Kid by Jerry Craft. This is the first graphic novel to win the Newbery!

We have a tie to the Newbery selection committee. Our very own Jenna Friebel (nee Goodall) is on the committee. Jenna was a free intern at our library during the summer of 2012! We knew she was going places for sure when we worked with her. We are so proud of her. This is amazing! Working with the committee, Jenna helped choosed the medal winner and four Newbery honors. One honor was Undefeated which won the Caldecott. Wow! The other three honored titles were Genesis Begins Again, Other Words for Home, and Scary Stories for Young Foxes that Jenna is holding in this picture!

FMPL thanks Nicolet Bank for $500 donation!

At the Friends of the Muehl Public Library (FMPL) January, 2020 meeting held on January 16, Sherryl Pues (employee of Nicolet Bank, Seymour)  presented library director Elizabeth M. Timmins with a check in the amount of $500 from NIcolet Bank, Seymour.  The money is going to the Friends and their projects. Happy Friends of the Library are featured in this picture! Read more about the Friends on their page of this website located @ Friends' page.


Loving the panorama of the arts!

An opportunity fell into our laps whereby artist Shanti Bennett requested that we exhibit her art at the library. We said "sure".

We will be enjoying it in the foyer until the end of February, 2020. Her pieces are for sale if you are interested.

Her website can be accessed HERE.

R.E.A.D.(Read; Engage; Advise; Discuss) – April

Saturday, April 11, 2020 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Author: Christiane Northrup

Text pulled from Google Books:

Christiane Northrup, M.D., is a New York Times best-selling author and visionary pioneer in women's health. After decades on the front lines of her profession as a practicing physician in obstetrics and gynecology, she is now dedicating her life to helping women truly flourish by learning how to enhance all that can go right with their bodies. Internationally known for her empowering approach to women's health and wellness, she teaches women (and many men) how to thrive at every stage of life and encourages them to create health on all levels by tuning in to their inner wisdom. As a business owner, physician, former surgeon, mother, writer, and speaker, Dr. Northrup acknowledges our individual and collective capacity for growth, freedom, joy, and balance.

R.E.A.D (Read; Engage; Advise; Discuss) Book Club meets on the second Saturday of the month (September thru May) at 9:00 a.m. All are welcome.

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