Bayfield Carnegie Library Newsletter

The PDF version of the winter 2018 newsletter

Director's Letter

Fall 2017 - Hello everybody! Another great summer at the library has once again flown by and the crisp, pleasant welcome air of fall is here. 

For those who don’t know, we have two outside pillars with significant deterioration to them. Fundraising efforts started over the summer, with a specially-created donation box inside the library. The next big step is when the Friends of the Bayfield Carnegie Library will have a tent outside the library’s side entrance (on Washington Ave.) Friday October 6, from 9-5, to raise money. Please consider donating for this important, critical cause. 

Another successful summer reading program has finished. This year, we de-emphasized prizes and focused our goals on programs and bookmarks which featured themes, such as “books about peace”. Completion of each bookmark acted as the “prize”. I credit our assistant librarian Teresa Weber for incorporating this great idea. We also had a theatre group called CLIMB, from the Twin Cities area, for a special story hour. They put on a great show. We had to postpone the LEGO building night, using the Architecture line, until the fall. Look for the new date soon. 

In late September we welcomed Wisconsin State Poet Laureate Karla Huston to the Bayfield area. “Poetry-inspired Art” (juried art inspired by three of Karla’s poems, and one by Bayfield Poet Laureate Howard Paap) were on display at the Washburn Cultural Center mid-September on, and the special reception for Karla and Howard was held on Sept. 29. 75 people attended—outstanding! Special thanks to lead organizer Lucy Tyrrell for bringing her vision to me. Thanks, also, to everyone who helped on this project. 

We have a busy fall period ahead. Our movie nights have returned, after taking the summer off. As this newsletter goes to press our annual Apple Fest Book Sale, on Friday and Saturday (9-5) will be upon us. This, along with the spring thrift sale, are the big yearly fundraiser for the library. Make sure to stop by and get some great books and other finds! 

For the third year we have partnered with the Big Water Film Festival to bring “Big Water Bayfield” to the library, a special preview night of great films this November 8th. And, if all works out, we will have the screenwriter of “Waabooz” do a Q & A to close out the evening. “Waabooz” was filmed in Red Cliff. Speaking of films, we loved the partnership with the “Cornucopia Climate Coalition” this summer. This successful film-and-discussion series about climate change is making its rounds in our communities, and will come to the library later this fall. 

Before the snow falls, the front steps of the library will be repaired and some other repair work will be completed (separate from the pillar restoration project).  

Finally—get ready, because in late October, we will have our third Comic/Sci-Fi Con! This year’s event will be held at Legendary Waters Resort & Casino. I am very excited about this partnership with our friends in Red Cliff and the potential of where it can go in the future. New to the Con this year are kids games. We will have a variety of vendors this year. I am pleased to have the Ashland Daily Press as our main co-sponsor, and organization help from two staff members who have a personal interest in Cons. Check out the details for the Con in this newsletter. See you there!

- Blair Nelson, Director 

"Donate Dollars for Pillars"

Show Your Support

This is a fundraising effort to raise money for the iconic pillars outside the library that are in need of repair. This is a structural safety concern as well as an aesthetic issue. Every dollar helps. Our goal is to raise $50,000, through different fundraising efforts including a grant. Thank you for your support! To contribute a tax deductible donation, make checks payable to the Bayfield Carnegie Library. 

Special Events

All events are free and open to the public

∴ Bayfield Comic/Sci-Fi Con - 11:00 Saturday October 28 at the Legendary Waters Resort & Casino

∴ CORE Superior Lifelong Learning: Panama City and its Environs - 3-4:30 p.m. Friday, October 13

∴ Big Water Film Fest - Bayfield (Co-sponsored by the library) 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, November 8

  • ninetofive - Lee Charlis (15 min.)
  • The Spirit of Standing Rock - paulette Moore (28 min.)
  • Rewinder - Jean-Luc Julien (6 min.)
  • Operation Wolf Patrol: Poacher's Kingdom - Joseph Brown (12 min.)
  • Resurgence: Restoring Life and Hope to a Barren Land - Ankit Sharma (29 min.)
  • Waabooz - Molly Katagiri (20 min.)

∴ Movie Nights

  • Friday October 13 (7pm) - Baby Driver, rated R 
  • Friday October 27 (7 pm) - Spider-man: Homecoming, rated PG-13 (Special movie night for kickoff to Bayfield Comic/SciFi Con 2017
  • Friday November 10 (4:30 pm) - Cars 3, rated PG (special kids movie) 
  • Friday November 17 (7 pm) - Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, rated PG-13

Ongoing Events at the Library:

∴ Book Club: 5pm

  • October 25: Handling the Undead by John Ajvide Lindquvist
  • November 25: Moo by Jane Smiley
  • December 27: Devil in a Blue Dress by Walter Mosley

∴ Story Hour: Wednesdays at 10 am

∴ Library Board Meeting: Third Wednesday at 4 pm

∴ Friends of the Library Meeting: Third Tuesday at 4:15 pm

Our movie night and Writers Group return this fall.

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∴ Adult Books

  • Half Baked Harvest Cookbook: Recipes from my barn in the mountains by Tieghan Gerard (nonfiction)
  • My Favorite Thing is Monsters by Emily Ferris (graphic novel)
  • Leviathan Wakes by James S.A Corey (Science Fiction)
  • Sins of Empire by Brian McClennan (Fantasy)
  • Class Mom by Laurie Gelman

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∴ Adult Audiobook

  • Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys (rated Youth Adult)
  • Britt-Marie Was Here by Fredrik Backman (rated Adult)

∴ Movies

  • Wonder Woman
  • This is Us: Season 1
  • Get Out

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∴ Children's Books

  • Because of An Acorn by Lola M. Schaefer

We have lots more new releases! Visit us on facebook or better yet, come in an see for yourself!