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Find Your Invincible Summer!

    "In the depths of winter I finally learned there was in me an invincible summer"  -Albert Camus This Vizsla’s sad face is most likely the result of being dressed in human winter wear for a pending polar vortex versus suffering from what we sometimes call the “winter blues."  But, the sadness in her  face can be seen among us as we bear through the long stretch of ... Read More »

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The New Berlin Public Library’s Annual Winter Reading Program is about to launch!  One of the programs we will be offering is modeled after a new movement cropping up around the global reading community called, “Slow Reading.”  In New Zealand, the popular Slow Reading Club coordinates meetings at a local café, where members grab a coffee and replace their cellphones for a book, ... Read More »

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Gale Courses in 2015!

The NBPL is supporting a new WCFLS initiative which will be launching this January---we are excited to share it with you! Welcome to the NBPL Gale Courses! Gale Courses, a learning service resource, delivers hundreds of online educational opportunities in engaging and in instructor led format. The course curriculum has been tied to the Bureau of Labor Statistic's research on the fastest ... Read More »

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Reading Rewards

In a few short weeks, The Southeast Wisconsin Festival of Books will open its covers welcoming authors to the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Waukesha to share ideas on the theme of “Reading: Risk & Reward” with attendees. For a teaser, here is Wisconsin’s current Poet Laureate Max Garland sharing his thoughts on the theme. “…The risks of reading are that you may be faced ... Read More »

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Sunday Book Review

The Life of Increase Lapham: Early Chronicler of Plants, Rocks, Rivers, Mounds and All Things Wisconsin Local English professor, Martha Bergland and journalist, Paul Hayes tell the compelling story of Wisconsin’s first scientist and one of our most treasured naturalists…Increase Allen Lapham. In addition to Lapham's ability to observe, understand, and catalog the natural world he was… -Self ... Read More »

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