Friday, October 18, 2013

Starry Night - Isabel Suppe, Author

Isabel Suppé - Author Program
Monday October 28, 2013 @ 6:30 pm.

Event is free and open to the public

Starry Night, is based on the story of a real life experience involving a 1,100 ft fall while ice-climbing in the Bolivian Andes where Isabel Suppé spent two days and nights dragging herself over the ice in order to be rescued.  Suppé s book, Starry Night ,tells the story of her survival and her passion of climbing.

Monday, August 19, 2013

Don't forget to mark your calendars for Wednesday, August 28 at 10:30. That's when professional storyteller Tracy Chipman will be here to entertain and engage people of all ages. Free and open to the public! She'll perform in the park, unless it rains, in which case we'll open the theater upstairs.

Monday, June 17, 2013

What You Need to Know About Tick Borne Diseases

Tick Borne Diseases
Thursday July 11 @ 6:30-7:30 pm

Deb Benoit and Dianne Robertson, RN's from the Dunn County Health Department, will present a program on tick borne illnesses such as Lyme Disease, Ehrlichiosis and Babesiosis.  Information will be provided about the signs and symptoms to watch for and prevention of tick borne illnesses.  Plan on attending this free program.  No registration is necessary.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

100 Before Kindergarten


 100 Before Kindergarten is a program we're running to encourage parents of preschoolers to read to their children. Check in here at the library for a check list of 100 books to read to your child. When you're finished, exchange the completed list for a prize!

Thursday, May 9, 2013


Hey kids! It's that time of year again ... we're only two months away from the start of our Summer Reading Program! This year's theme is "DIG INTO READING" and we'll be enjoying performances by Mad Science, Professor Marvel, Tracy Chipman and Jim Gerholdt and his Remarkable Reptiles. The programs are geared for 5 - 10 year olds and will run Wednesdays from 10:30 - Noon, July 10 - 31. You can sign up and get all of the necessary registration materials starting today at the Colfax Public Library! Free and open to the public.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Skinny On Fat

Skinny On Fat - Program
Thursday June 6, 2013 @ 6:30-7:30 pm
FREE event!

Fat has been labeled as a food bandit since the 1980s and 90s. Now there are words in the media like trans fat, mono and poly-unsaturates to describe fats, not to mention other fats like omega 3s. Discover the meaning of this cryptic language and which fats are best to take in and how to incorporate for a healthy lifestyle. Everyone is invited to come and listen to our speaker & Dietitian, Sarah Teele.

Sarah Teele was always drawn to how food affects the human body.  She earned her Bachelor's degree at UW-Platteville (Biology-2005) and later her Master's degree at UW-Stout (Human Nutritional Sciences-2009).  Using what she had learned in a formal learning settings and some extra curricular studies in holistic natural medicine, Sarah worked as a Clinincal Dietitian @ Lakeview Medical Center in Rice Lake.  For three years, she has taught people how to better care for themselves via a holistic healthy diet and lifestyle practices in both inpatient and outpatient settings as it related to existing diagnosis and preventitive maintenance specific to each individual need.  Now, a mother of two, she works from home as she balances family and staying current in the world of nutrition!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

National Library Week

Remember to visit the Colfax Public Library and help celebrate National Library Week. Pssst.....we have treats!!!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Do You Woo?

We offered a great morning seminar today in our newly refurbished municipal auditorium.  Shelly Cedarblade, Woo! Social Media Marketing owner, presented a seminar on using all forms of social media to enhance your small business, or in our case, to reach out to our library customers.  We covered topics such as using free services like Hootsuite to schedule Facebook posts.....a real time saver, to using video clips, tweets and emails to give your customers the information that they want.  So many good suggestions and tips today from Shelly, that the 1 1/2 program just blew by so fast!

Watch for another seminar in the future about using Facebook to set it up, how to handle maintenance and how to reach your customers.  Again, this seminar would be excellent for small businesses, and non-profit groups.  

Monday, February 4, 2013

One of My Favorite Books; The Complete Tightwad Gazette

I wanted to share one of my favorite books of all time, Amy Dacyczyn's The Complete Tightwad Gazette. I love this book. This book is full of ideas to save money. There are ideas I'm sure you have thought of but also many you probably haven't. The book was published in the 1990's but many of the ideas are still good today. This book is more timely than ever given the state of our economy. Pinching pennies is becoming downright popular. Check out this book and become the next tightwad! ~Lynne 

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Meet Jolene!

She's one of the hardest working people I know!  Jolene was hired last year as our library sub and fills in when we need her.  I admire Jolene and in one year's time, she has continued to work on her computer skills in order to learn the Circ Desk position.  Keep up the good work Jolene and thanks for all your dedication to our little library!