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Genealogy Resources at the West Bend Library

Genealogy Resources at the West Bend Library

by Susan on Oct 23, 2020

Genealogy is a popular pastime. People start researching their family tree for many different reasons. The West Bend Library has many genealogical resources for you, no matter what your experience level. Click through to learn more!

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I'm With the Banned

I'm With the Banned

by Hannah on Oct 2, 2020

Each year, during the last week in September, libraries celebrate the freedom to read by observing Banned Books Week. In this blog post, you'll learn more about Banned Books Week and why people try to ban books!

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Curbside is BACK!

Curbside is BACK!

by Hannah on Aug 7, 2020

Trying to reduce your viral exposure? Have a medical condition that prevents you from wearing a mask? Take advantage of our new curbside service! Check out this post for details.

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The Magic of Tea

The Magic of Tea

by Susan on Apr 3, 2020

Librarian Susan - known for her calm demeanor, helpfulness, and energy - offers a look into her tea routine (rouTEAne?) for everyone at home!

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Online Resources for Social Distancers

Online Resources for Social Distancers

by Hannah on Mar 22, 2020

If you're anything like me, your social media feeds have been inundated with free online things to do while social distancing. I decided to compile them into one big master post for easy browsing! We'll update periodically as we find more cool stuff.

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We've Got the Madness... Book Madness!

We've Got the Madness... Book Madness!

by Hannah on Feb 21, 2020

NCAA men's basketball fans have March Madness; here at the library, we also have Book Madness! Vote for your favorite children's and teen books all month long - but first, fill out your bracket for the chance to win a prize!

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We LOVE These Staff Picks!

We LOVE These Staff Picks!

by Susan on Feb 14, 2020

We're back with more staff picks for February! Staff were really all over the place with their choices this month, so we're sure to have something for everyone!

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Keep Your New Year's Resolutions with Gale Courses

Keep Your New Year's Resolutions with Gale Courses

by Hannah on Jan 3, 2020

Whether your New Year's Resolution is to improve your physical health, work on your financial health, improve your professional skills, or learn a new skill or hobby, we’ve got you covered. Try a free six-week class from Gale Courses to help you stick to your resolution! (If your resolution is to read more, well, obviously we’re here for you, too!)

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December Staff Picks

December Staff Picks

by Susan on Dec 13, 2019

Whether you're looking for something to bring on your trip, a cozy read to curl up with by the fire, or a great book to give as a gift, the West Bend Library staff has suggestions for you!

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Travel Light with Digital Books

Travel Light with Digital Books

by Hannah on Dec 6, 2019

Winter travel can be rough. Whether you're driving to Grandma's for the holidays or flying to the beach for a getaway, space is always at a premium. Travel lighter this holiday season with the library's digital collections.

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November Staff Picks

November Staff Picks

by Susan on Nov 15, 2019

Check out what we're reading in November! Don't forget to join us on Cyber Monday (December 2) to get gift suggestions for all the book lovers on your list!

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When Publishers Restrict Ebooks, We All Lose

When Publishers Restrict Ebooks, We All Lose

by Hannah on Nov 1, 2019

You may enjoy reading ebooks from the library on your Kindle, or listening to digital audiobooks in the car, but have you ever wondered how the library is able to lend them out? Basically, we are at the mercy of book publishing companies, and some aren't choosing to play nicely. Changes are coming to the ebook lending world. Click through to learn more!

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October Staff Picks

October Staff Picks

by Susan on Oct 25, 2019

Fall is in full swing, and the time for curling up with a good book is nigh! Check out what the West Bend Library staff are reading this month.

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Hey Zucchini, Don't You Be a Meanie

Hey Zucchini, Don't You Be a Meanie

by West Bend Library on Sep 20, 2019

It’s that time of year again – what are we going to do with all this zucchini?! Check out some of the West Bend Library staff's favorite tried-and-true zucchini recipes, and get suggestions for cookbooks you can get from the library to explore more!

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September Staff Picks

September Staff Picks

by Susan on Sep 27, 2019

The West Bend Library staff read a LOT of books (that's not what we do all day, but we sometimes wish it was). Check out what we've been reading so far this fall! If a book description tickles your fancy, click its cover to request a copy.

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Reaching Out to Washington County’s Outreach Librarian

Reaching Out to Washington County’s Outreach Librarian

by West Bend Library on Jul 19, 2019

It’s not often that you meet someone who’s truly passionate about their job. Nancy Larson, the outreach librarian at the West Bend Community Memorial Library, is one of these rare individuals. The sole coordinator of Washington County’s book delivery service, Nancy makes library accessible to seniors and the homebound.

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July Staff Picks

July Staff Picks

by West Bend Library on Jul 12, 2019

If you’re looking for book suggestions, who better to ask than your local librarian? They went to college for this, after all. Check out these eight books, which are all staff favorites at the West Bend Library.

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