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Open Mic Night


IMG_4075MONDAY, OCTOBER 19 at 6pm
Kewaskum Annex Building
1308 Fond du Lac Avenue
On Monday, October 19, we are working with Elevate to host a special all-ages open mic at the Annex Building. Poets, songwriters, musicians, jugglers, beatboxers, tapdancers, rappers, magicians, storytellers, and interpretive dancers are all welcome! The open mic starts at 6pm. Get there at 5:30 to sign up and get some refreshments. Don’t forget that performers need an audience! This is a FREE event, so friends and families are encouraged to come and support the artists. For more information, contact librarian Steev Baker at 626-4312.

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Saying goodbye to Jefferson County

The time has come. As of September 1, we will no longer be able to place holds on items owned by Jefferson County libraries. That means all of the great stuff we used to get from places like Fort Atkinson, Watertown, Lake Mills, and Jefferson will not be available.

They have been great partners with us since 2007, allowing us access to a rich collection of non-fiction books, graphic novels, and movies that most other libraries do not have. Jefferson County will be joining Waukesha County in a new library system (name to be determined). We will continue to work with Dodge County in the trio catalog.

Questions? Please contact library director Steev Baker, who is always happy to answer questions about library stuff.

The beautiful staircase in Fort Atkinson.

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More music for kids

Mary Macaroni

This summer, we were joined by the incomparable Noah Reimer, aka Duke Otherwise, who entertained an appreciative crowd at the Annex. Live music is the best, but we’ve got a spectacular collection of CDs full of great music for kids and families to enjoy together. Because we care about music, we’ve picked the best of the best for your ears including discs by They Might Be Giants, Frances England, Kimya Dawson, Medeski Martin and Wood, Dan Zanes, and Elizabeth Mitchell. We also have more traditional kids’ music, too. Anthologies from Sesame Street, Shel Silverstein, Disney, and Smithsonian Folkways round out our collection.

But because we love live music so much, we’re happy to announce a special end-of-summer live performance by Chicago-based entertainer Mary Macaroni! Ms. Macaroni performs original silly songs and magic tricks and has played to diverse crowds at festivals, amusement parks, Chicago Bulls games, Carnival Cruise Lines, and recently completed a tour playing for American troops all around the world! Ms. Macaroni will be playing at the Library on August 25! This FREE show will be best for kids on laps all the way up to 8 years old, but of course everyone is welcome to attend. August 25 at 11am at the Library!



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