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Library Program July 9 on Food

Readers of all ages can attend the second program of the Wausaukee Public Library's Summer Reading Program, Play with your Food. The program is on Wednesday, July 9th at 10:30 AM. Mrs. Susan Bork, Master Gardener, will present a variety of things to do with food. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett will get the children in the mood to play with food. There will be three stations to do different things with food, including a “food face” judging contest. The library will provide snacks and handouts. Return weekly Science Log for a prize and pick up another log for week two.

All Summer Reading Programs are on Wednesday mornings at 10:30 AM and are about one hour long. All ages are welcome and all programs are free of charge. Call the library for more information at 715-856-5995.

The Library is giving away several prizes in conjunction with its Summer Reading Program, Fizz, Boom, Read The Library regularly gives away prizes at the SRP picnic. Some of the prizes include a glow-in-the-dark set of planets and stars, an electrified energy lab, a butterfly kite, Smarty Pants science lab, Make-a-Meal sticker pad and Play-Doh. Any donation amount is appreciated. Call the library for more information at 715-856-5995.

In conjunction with the Library's Summer Reading Program “Fizz, Boom, Read!”, the Crivitz and Wausaukee Library will host Starlab, an opaque inflatable dome where children can see the night sky and view the changing star pattern. The program will be held at the Middle Inlet Town Hall on Thursday, July 10th. Three programs will be available and registration is required. Space is limited and only a few spots are available.

Starlab has an entrance tunnel, 18 by 21 feet across and 11 feet high, and can seat about 30 children. In the center of the dome, a projector, with interchangeable cylindrical charts, projects a rotating image onto the inner surface of the dome. It can display more than a thousand stars and the Moon, for any time of any day of the year. It can also show the appearance of the sky from anywhere between the equator and the North Pole. Other cylinders display, among other things, constellation outlines, both modern and ancient. A 35mm slide projector is also used to project space images, some direct from NASA, of the Earth, Moon, planets, the Milky Way, and various deep-space objects.

Paul Kinzer, a 1984 graduate of the University of Minnesota at Morris, has over 25 years of experience working with children of all ages. He designed and directed a summer nature study program for Minneapolis Kids, the School-Age Care Program of the Minneapolis Public Schools. He's been an avid amateur astronomer for nearly 20 years, and currently owns about a dozen telescopes, several of which he built himself.

There will be three programs on Thursday, July 10th at 11 AM, 1 PM and 2:30 PM. All ages are welcome and the programs are free. Registration is required. Call the Crivitz Public Library at 715-854-7562 or the Wausaukee Public Library at 715-856-5995 to register. This program is sponsored by the Crivitz Advisory Board and the Friends of the Wausaukee Public Library.

At the Wausaukee Library first Summer Reading Program presentation, Stephanie Kortbein discussed the science of color with over 50 children and adults on Wednesday, June 23 at 10:30 AM. Mouse Paint by Ellen Stoll Walsh helped the children understand primary and secondary colors. Colored ice cubes mixed together gave the children a chance to test their hypotheses about what color would emerge. Coffee filter butterflies reinforced the color scheme. Each child was given an handout with information about colors and a snack was shared. 




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