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Manhattan Shorts Film Festival, 2021, Seymour chose winners that matched International votes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

October 18, 2021 11:30 a.m. our time, winners just posted!!! (24th annual Manhattan Short Film Festival)

The wait is over! The votes are in! The hilarious French comedy Archibald’s Syndrome, written and directed by Daniel Perez, is the winner of the coveted Gold Medal in the 24th Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival. The Silver Medal is awarded to the dramatic Norwegian film The Kicksled Choir directed by Torfinn Iversen. The Northern Ireland short film Rough, a comedy written and directed by Adam Patterson and Declan Lawn, takes the Bronze Medal. Fereshta Afshar was crowned Best Actor for her riveting performance in Bad Omen, a short film from Afghanistan. These three medal-winning films garnered the most votes from a worldwide in-theater and online audience from a field of 10 selections. All 10 films, by virtue of their appearance in MANHATTAN SHORT, are Oscar-qualified. Congratulations everyone!

Poetry contest for youth in WI

Please spread the word to youth poets whom you know. A subject thought is reactions to the Covid-19 pandemic. More information is available @

Read Engage Advise Discuss for October 9, 2021: Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly

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An important book with important information

Lauryn Walton is a library patron currently living in Texas. She stopped by the library, on a visit to the area, last week. She donated a book that she has written, SIX FEET TO INDEPENDENCE: UNDERSTANDING LIFE WITH A SERVICE DOG, to our library. We are so grateful and happy for her accomplishment. This is a topic in need of books. Great job! From the book description on amazon.com:

So you want a service dog.

Do you, though? Most entering this life don’t understand these aren’t just dogs that can go anywhere. It's training that costs thousands of dollars and takes nearly two years. Are you going to owner-train, have a puppy raiser, or buy a fully trained dog? If it's either of the first two, are you ready for puppyhood? Dogs aren't born service dogs; they experience the frustrations of puppyhood, too. Are you prepared for the chance of the dog washing or early retirement? Which breed are you getting? Rescue or breeder?

In Six Feet to Independence, Lauryn walks through the answers to these questions and more. With insights from breeders, trainers, and other handlers, she hopes to help you determine if this is the right path for you. Written from her own experiences, Lauryn’s conversational style puts readers at ease in facing this challenging lifestyle change.

Give us your best shot photo contest winners, 2021!

Congratulations to GIVE US YOUR BEST SHOT WINNERS, 2021! First place (#13) Allie Boughton; Second place (#17) Jennifer Galliford; Third place (#22) Melody Johnson. All of the entries were great and received votes! Winners, you will hear from the Friends about your prizes. Thanks everyone!

The new Infosoup is here! This is how you can access it!

To begin, please start @ https://infosoup.bibliocommons.com

Then please follow the directions in this video:

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A more in-depth tutorial of Biblicommons

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Interactions with Fable and Rolo during curbside service!

Huge thanks go to the creative talents of Colette Bezio and Cindy Borgen!


Rolo and Fable thank you for your letters during quarantine.  Now that our doors are open again, please visit them in person instead of writing!


About our neighbors to the east! A positive during COVID!

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October Book Page is here!

The October BookPage is available at your library for free. Thanks to Friends of the Muehl Public Library (FMPL) for purchasing this for our patrons every month. It is a tremendous resource!

Virtual stories with Elizabeth & Sue, 2021 and 2020!

Enjoy our antics!!! Maybe you will act out a story or two this summer! Thank you to cameraman Mark Naze who expertly filmed both videos.

Piggie & Elephant with Elizabeth and Sue

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Glimmers of Joy from Outagamie County Extension (posted monthly)

From Karen Dickerell:

Welcome to the October Glimmers of Joy email.  I've been reading about conflict and key elements to how to deal with conflict in our life.  We know conflict is inevitable.  It is ever present, and we know there are ways to find out more about ourselves to deal with that conflict.  If we have too much conflict, the joy seems to burn out and is almost nonexistent because the conflict takes over with our energy and worries.  So to try to understand conflict and what we can do about it, learn more about yourself.  Good communication and trust are seeming to be the key elements to dealing with conflict.  A recent book I read, "Trusted Leader: 8 Pillars that Drive Results"  has some very concrete ideas of how we can look at our lives and work through difficult times. 
The 8 pillars are:
  • Clarity
  • Compassion
  • Character
  • Competency
  • Commitment
  • Connection
  • Contribution
  • Consistency
I outline the concepts with some examples in the video this month:
After watching the video ask yourself the important "how" questions...
  • How do I define clarity in my life?  What are the critical elements?
  • How do I show compassion to others and share what is important to me?
  • How do I help others, how do they see me?
  • How can I improve my competency in becoming a better person?
  • How do I practice my commitment to what I believe in?
  • How do I connect with others and build on the strong relationships I have?
  • How can I contribute to my family? my community with the talents and gifts I have?
  • How may I remain consistent and true to my belief systems?

The answers to many of these questions will help you find glimmers of joy.
Karen Dickrell


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Remote Access to Ancestry Library Edition Kindly Extended

ProQuest and its partner Ancestry have extended remote access to Ancestry Library Edition to December 31, 2021. Users will still need to enter their library card number via our InfoSoup page https://infosoup.info/ancestry-remote.php in order to take advantage of remote access.

Proquest is using a URL referral to authenticate users. This works in most cases, but it is possible that a personal firewall or VPN might interfere with this. Make sure you are entering your correct Infosoup library card barcode and turn off your firewall or VPN.

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