Stop in for lefse with author Lois Greiman February 18 at 11am, and discuss her newest book, "Unleashed." Submitted photo
Stop in for lefse with author Lois Greiman February 18 at 11am, and discuss her newest book, "Unleashed." Submitted photo

Submitted by Ben Blegen, Library Assistant

SPRING VALLEY, WI – Before I get into the wall of dates that is our upcoming book and film club meetings, story time listings, and crafting schedules, I want to introduce three major new programs dropping in soon.

The first of these is our Friends of the Library sponsored author visit, Lefse with Lois, which will occur on February 18 at 11am. Lefse with Lois will be a book talk and brunch at the library with local author Lois Greiman, who is best known as the mind behind the popular Chrissy McMullen Mystery series. So, if you’d like a chance to meet Lois, sample some lefse, and get a hold of the latest Chrissy Mystery, stop on by.

The second new program, a writing class and peer review group, will be the first of a series of programs starting February 28 and taking us through November. Class sessions will be scheduled for the last Tuesday of every month at 4pm, and are open to writers of all ages. The only thing you’ll need to bring for the February 28 meeting is a notebook and pencil.

And lastly, the final new program will hit March 3 and take the place of our typical early release program format for a month. Rather than do a craft activity and show a film, the library has scheduled a performer, Yo-Yo Master Dazzling Dave, for a show from 1:15-2:30pm, to be followed by an interactive children’s Zumba class from 2:30-4pm.

Now for the wall of dates. Storytime with Miss Julie Webb is continuing through February every Wednesday at 9:30am. Our adult book club meets February 11 to discuss John Gould’s, “Farmer Takes a Wife.” The children’s book club meets February 14 to discuss Richard Peck’s, “On the Wings of Heroes,” and the teen book club will meet February 24 to review Neal Shusterman’s, “Challenger Deep.” Our film club’s two monthly screenings will be held at 7:15pm on February 9 and February 23, with showings of “Whistle Down the Wind” and “Diabolique” respectively. Thursday night open adult coloring will also be held every week in February from 5:30-7pm; materials provided.

Apart from the above programs listed, don’t forget the library hosts a Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development workshop for free the second Friday of every month from 10am-Noon.

With all that said we would like to thank you all for your continued support and remind you that you can follow us on Facebook or keep track of our upcoming programs by checking out our website, If you have any questions regarding this article or any of our other programs and services please contact us by phone at 715-778-4590, or by emailing our director Rebecca at