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!