Tribal Histories: Potawatomi

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Join us on Tuesday, April 14th at 6pm for a look into another culture as we screen a new documentary about the history of the Potawatomi people. Kewaskum, the man after whom our village was named, was a chief of the Potawatomi tribe whose main village was on Pike Lake, near Hartford, but who traveled all around Dodge and Washington Counties. The film, produced by Wisconsin Public Television, will talk about both the past of the Potawatomi as well as how they live today and features interviews with Jim Thunder, one of the last remaining native speakers of the tribal language. After the 30 minute film, stay for a discussion with Jessica Sawinski Couch, Curator of Education at the Washington County Historical Society. Ms. Couch will also bring a museum “Discovery Box” which contains 400-year-old stone tools and other artifacts from Wisconsin woodland Indian tribes from before contact with Europeans. This event is appropriate for all ages and is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the Kewaskum Public Library.

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GOAT MAN PROGRAM 7PM

Don’t forget–tomorrow night Nathan Couch will be here to talk about his investigations into the legend of the Goat Man. Flesh or Folklore? Find out at 7pm on Tuesday, March 10th!

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We’re hiring!

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We could use your help!

This does not happen too often, but due to a staff member retirement, we have created a brand new job position and we will soon be hiring AN ASSISTANT LIBRARY DIRECTOR.

The Kewaskum Library has never had an assistant director before. This part-time position will ensure that there is continuity in library policy, procedures, and (most importantly) principles into the future. We are looking for a dynamic, creative, and knowledgeable person who loves literature and culture and is motivated to help our institution succeed in the 21st century. The ideal candidate has library experience, a desire to help people find and access ideas of all kinds, and an interest in trends of technology and culture.

A job description can be downloaded here [.pdf].

Please send a resume via email to kewaskum@mwfls.org. The start date for this job is May 1st.

Thank you for your interest!

Steev Baker, Director

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