Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Kids can meet their favorite "Beauty and the Beast" characters at 1 p.m. Saturday, followed by a screening of the film.
Editor's Note: This information was provided to Patch via Waukesha West High School. The characters of Disney's Beauty and the Beast will be at the Waukesha Public Library at 1 p.m. Saturday. In connection with their upcoming production at Waukesha West High School, the West End Players are offering the opportunity for children to meet and greet their favorite characters from the Disney film including Belle, the Beast, Mrs. Potts, Lumiere, and Cogsworth the Clock. The event is part of the library's Fantastic Flicks Program and will include a 2 p.m. screening of the Disney film in the Children's Performance Area. With more than 150 students involved, and a budget of more than $20,000, this production is the largest ever at Waukesha West …
Friday, October 19, 2012
All other Waukesha County libraries are open Friday.
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Employee says he only asked man to have a word, but suspect says the man said something to him about about throwing tools at his dad's head.
A 37-year-old Waukesha man is facing charges after he authorities say he shouted at a Waukesha Public Library employee who confronted him about being banned from the facility. John J. Gfesser was charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court last week with one count disorderly conduct. If convicted, he faces up to 90 days in jail and $1,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: At 10:30 a.m. Aug. 20, a library employee spotted Gfesser coming into the library with a friend and sit down at a computer. The employee knew Gfesser had been banned from the library in the past, so he decided to approach him. The employee asked Gfesser if he could speak to him for a minute, which caused Gfesser to jump up from his chair with his fists clenched…
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
An email was sent Wednesday to library users stating they have fines for materials returned two months ago.
A glitch with the countywide library computer system sent out overdue notices Wednesday to Waukesha Public Library users stating they have to pay fines for materials that were due back at the library in August. “The CAFÉ Consortium was testing some new language in overdue notices with old data and accidentally sent out messages to our customers,” states a post on the Waukesha Reads Facebook page. “You can disregard notices sent out this morning for items that were due in August.” The Pewaukee Library’s Facebook page also shows a similar message to its users. Here's what some people are saying on the Waukesha Patch Facebook page:
Waukesha West High School students produce videos to help promote Waukesha Reads initiative.
October is filled with Waukesha Reads events, most of which are free and all are open to the public. The events are based on themes from the Waukesha Reads 2012 book selection, 1984, by George Orwell. A complete Waukesha Reads Calendar of Events is available at the Waukesha Public Library’s Reference Desk, at participating downtown merchants or online at www.waukeshareads.org For the 2012 service project, Waukesha Reads is collecting new and gently used children’s books for the Volunteers of Lake Country Free Children’s Library located at Hope Center, 502 N. East Avenue. Donations will be accepted at all Waukesha Reads events, most Waukesha Reads partner agencies and at Hope Center. For more details visit www.waukeshareads.org or call 262-…
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Kids are invited to join in the fun at the open play chess club and tournament for grades 3-6.
Sunday, September 16, 2012
The American Library Association is promoting September as National Library Card Sign-up Month. If you don't have a card, what are you waiting for?
When was the last time you visited your local library to check out a free book, DVD or use any other of the organization's services? Can't remember? Well, September is the perfect time to get into the habit as part of the American Library Association's National Library Card Sign-up Month. Check out events at the Waukesha Public Library . Plus, check out 60 ways to use your library card on the American Library Association's website. Among the suggestions are: attend a family crafts workshop; use free WiFi; download an e-book; assistance with job searches, resume writing and interviewing tips; and more.
Monday, September 10, 2012
September 10: Stephanie Plum (Katherine Heigel) begins her career as a bail bondsman with hilarious consequences. This film is based on the Janet Evanovich book, One for the Money.
Thursday, August 2, 2012
The Waukesha Public Library's summer reading comes to an end. Celebrate in a big way Friday morning and Friday afternoon.
Sunday, July 29, 2012
July 30: Watch the story of Michael Oher, a homeless and traumatized boy who becomes an All American football player and first round NFL draft pick. Based on the book, Blind Side.