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Door County Library Announces Programs, Holiday Hours

 

The Door County Library is offering some special programs and some varied hours during the holiday season. The complete rundown is below.

TOPIC:   DECEMBER 8-14
     Miller Art Museum

The Miller Art Museum, located within the Door County Library in Sturgeon Bay, is a wonder-filled place to visit this month.  Adorning the walls are works of art inspired by Door County Land Trust nature preserves – with all seasons and art media represented. Come see what scenes you’d like to walk right into – or discover for yourself in person! In addition to the gifts of nature, holiday shoppers will find a wide variety of unique gift items available.  Among other items, there are pottery pieces, Christmas cards, baskets, 2013 pocket calendars, handmade ornaments, books for adults and kids, stocking stuffers and jewelry. Both the Holiday Gift Shop and the current “This Land is Your Land” exhibit will be open through Saturday, December 22 at 5:00 p.m.  (107 S 4th Avenue)                                                                                                    

TUESDAY   DECEMBER 11

10:30 a.m.   Sturgeon Bay Library

            Story Time for babies, toddlers, pre-schoolers and their adults.  Enjoy “Happy Holiday Books” this week.   No registration is necessary; walk-ins are welcome. 

1:00-4:00 p.m.   Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Library

            Genealogy Research:  Free, friendly, one-on-one assistance is available to those researching their family trees.   Get help and suggestions from a member of the Northern Door Genealogical Society each Tuesday afternoon.     2323 Mill Rd    Sister Bay

1:30 p.m.  Sturgeon Bay Library 

            Tuesday Afternoon at the Movies for adults:  watch the film “Men in Black 3.”    Free popcorn is provided at the library.    Free transportation is available between the Door County Senior Resource Center on 14th Avenue and the Door County Library at 107 S 4th Ave.  Contact the Senior Center to make arrangements; call 746-2542.   

2:30 p.m.  Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Library

            Listeners and participants are welcome to join the Readers Rampant book discussion of the book “Caleb’s Crossing” by Geraldine Brooks.  Books are available via the online library catalog, http://www.infosoup.org/  For details, call the library at 854-2721.

3:30-4:15 p.m.   Sturgeon Bay Library

            Kids age 8 and older are invited to today’s “Craft Projects for Kids by Kids” session.  Make your own puppets, share ideas, create projects, and have fun with other “crafty” kids!   This will be the final crafting session for this program. 

WEDNESDAY   DECEMBER 12

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.   Sturgeon Bay Library

            Children, ages 4-10 are invited to be creative with supplies for “Make-and-Take Seasonal Crafts.”     Today’s theme is Glitter-rama.  Supplies and ideas for winter mini-projects will be provided at a crafting table in the entrance to the children’s room of the library.   Younger children will need supervision and assistance to make their creations.   All are welcome.

THURSDAY   DECEMBER 13

4:00-5:00pm   Sturgeon Bay Library

            Kids, come read a book to “Barley,” a gentle, friendly golden retriever therapy dog. Kids are invited to take turns reading out loud to Barley --- He’s a quiet, non-judgmental listener who loves to be read to!    Call 746-7119 for more information.     This will be Barley’s last visit for 2012.   He will return on Thursday, January 3.     

TOPIC:   DECEMBER 14-21      DOOR COUNTY READS 2013  --  Coming in January

      Join us throughout Door County as we celebrate reading “The Beekeeper’s Apprentice” by Laurie R. King.   The book is a light mystery with Sherlock Holmes and his young apprentice as the main characters.  Overall funding for the Door County Reads program is provided by the Door County Library Foundation, and The Friends of Door County Libraries organization has generously purchased copies of the book to give to readers throughout the county.    Books will be available at all Door County libraries as early as January 2.

      Door County Reads 2013 events will run from January 21 to February 16, and will include a variety of activities for mystery readers of all ages. Details will soon be available. www.doorcountylibrary.org 

FRIDAY   DECEMBER 14

9:30 a.m.   Forestville Library

       Participants will listen to holiday-themed books today and create unique “make-and-take” Christmas projects before enjoying special edible treats.  Families of all ages are always welcome.  This is the last Stories & Fun session for the year, the next program will be on January 4, 2013.

TUESDAY   DECEMBER 18

1:00-4:00 p.m.   Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Library

            Genealogy Research:  Free, friendly, one-on-one assistance is available to those researching their family trees.   Get help and suggestions from a member of the Northern Door Genealogical Society each Tuesday afternoon.     2323 Mill Rd    Sister Bay

WEDNESDAY    DECEMBER 19

3:00 p.m.  Sturgeon Bay Library    

            Families are invited to the Popcorn Movie Matinee today.  Watch “Brave” with your friends and family, and enjoy this animated film in which Princess Merida defies a custom, and brings chaos to her kingdom. She must rely on her bravery and her archery skills to undo a beastly curse.    Free popcorn will be provided.  Note: Younger children may find some scenes in this PG film frightening.   Contact Beth Lokken for more information:  746-7119

TOPIC:   DECEMBER 22 – JANUARY  1      Holiday Hours

Plan ahead regarding your library visits this time of year - watch for holiday hours at your local Door County libraries.    There aren’t many variations from our regular hours, but there are a few!   Details are available at your local library and online at DoorCountyLibrary.org.

 

SATURDAY   DECEMBER 22

10:00a.m.   Miller Art Museum - Sturgeon Bay

    Enjoy one last day to view the wonderful paintings of scenes from Door County Land Trust Nature Preserves, and shop the Miller Art Museum Holiday Shop for unique gifts and stocking stuffers for special people on your list.   At 5:00 p.m. the Museum will close.   It will reopen on Saturday, February 2, with the “Show and Tell” exhibit of personal favorites from the collections of invited art collectors.  

MONDAY  DECEMBER 24     

All Door County libraries will be CLOSED today.

TUESDAY   DECEMBER 25

All Door County libraries will be CLOSED today.

WEDNESDAY   DECEMBER 26

Hours today for Door County Library locations:

Baileys Harbor   1:00-7:00pm  

Egg Harbor    10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Ephraim    Closed

Fish Creek    10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Forestville    1:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Sister Bay/Liberty Grove     10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m

Sturgeon Bay   9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Washington Island     1:00-4:00 p.m.

 

THURSDAY   DECEMBER 27

Hours today for Door County Library locations:

Ephraim   2:00-5:00 p.m.

Sturgeon Bay   9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Washington Island   9:00a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

(All other branches are closed)

   

FRIDAY   DECEMBER 28

Hours today for Door County Library locations:

Baileys Harbor     10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Egg Harbor    10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Ephraim     Closed

Fish Creek    Closed

Forestville    9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Sister Bay/Liberty Grove    10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Sturgeon Bay   9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Washington Island     1:00-5:00 p.m.

 

SATURDAY   DECEMBER 29

Hours today for Door County Library locations:

Baileys Harbor   9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.    

Egg Harbor   10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Ephraim      10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Fish Creek     10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Forestville     Closed

Sister Bay/Liberty Grove    10:00 a.m. –2:00 p.m.

Sturgeon Bay   9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Washington Island    Closed   

 

MONDAY   DECEMBER 31

Hours today for Door County Library locations:

Baileys Harbor    10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Egg Harbor    Closed

Ephraim    Closed

Fish Creek   12:00-4:00 p.m.

Forestville    1:00–4:00 p.m.

Sister Bay/Liberty Grove   10:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Sturgeon Bay   9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Washington Island    1:00-2:30 p.m.

 

TUESDAY   JANUARY  1

All Door County libraries will be CLOSED  today.

 

WEDNESDAY    JANUARY 2

Stop by your local library to pick up a free copy of the Door County Reads 2013 book:  “The Beekeeper’s Apprentice” by Laurie R. King.   Available while supplies last.    Read the book, share it with friends and family and join us for a variety of programs and activities, January 21 – February 16.  

All Door County libraries are back to the normal Wednesday winter hours:

Baileys Harbor   1:00-7:00pm  

Egg Harbor    10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Ephraim    Closed

Fish Creek    10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Forestville    1:00 – 7:00 p.m.

Sister Bay/Liberty Grove     10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m

Sturgeon Bay   9:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Washington Island     1:00-4:00 p.m.

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