Logging operation in Gilman, Wisconsin. Photo courtesy of Don Blegen
Logging operation in Gilman, Wisconsin. Photo courtesy of Don Blegen

Submitted by Ben Blegen, Library Assistant

SPRING VALLEY, WI – The next couple of months are bringing a lot of new and exciting programming to the library:  both interactive and informative.

First and foremost, on Saturday, April 15, 2017 at 1:00pm, Spring Valley historian Don Blegen will be giving a presentation regarding the original settling and development of our beautiful valley. He will be sharing several historical photos in addition his stories.

In the same vein, on Monday, May 8 at 6:00pm, musician and historian Bill Jamerson will be visiting the library to give his “Daylight in the Swamps” presentation, which is a musical tribute in celebration of our states logging heritage; most especially the men who populated the camps. In addition to the music, Bill Jamerson will also be presenting video clips to help illustrate his stories.

Our upstart writer’s club will be hosting its third meeting on Tuesday, April 25 at 4:00pm. Writers of all ages are welcome to attend and participate. We only ask that you bring a notebook and come ready to introduce yourself and your goals as a writer. For those of you who can’t get enough of the arts, the library will also be holding its regular crochet club meeting on April 8 at 10:00am, which is open to beginners as well as experts.

Film club will be meeting twice again this month. Both screenings will begin at 7:15pm with Robert Bresson’s “A Man Escaped” being our April 6 selection, to be followed by Stanley Kubrick’s “The Killing” on April 20. Keep your eyes peeled on our website and Facebook as well for the return of weekly game nights sometime this month.

There will be three book club meetings in April as well. Our adult book club will come together at 9:00am on April 8 to discuss Dodie Smith’s “I Capture the Castle. On April 11 at 3:15pm, the children’s book club will meet to mull over Louis Sachar’s “There’s a Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom”. Then at the tail end of the month, the teen book club will meet to talk about Bruce Brook’s underappreciated Newberry Honor Winner, “What Hearts”.

For the kids, our Spring Story Time sessions are in progress, and are facilitated by Miss Julie Webb every Wednesday morning from 9:30-10:30am. The spring sessions will come to an end May 3 with a special petting zoo to be held outside the library following the final story time. Also, for all those interested, news regarding this year’s summer reading program will be out sometime next month.

Thank you all for taking the time to read what’s happening at your library, and we hope to see you in soon. If you have any questions about these or any of our other programs don’t hesitate to either call us at 715-778-4590 or email our director Rebecca Schmitt directly at schmittr@svlibrary.org. Remember to follow us on Facebook for up to date information, and to check out our website for a complete schedule of events.