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Help Make Fall Creek a Dementia Friendly Community

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Dinner and Information Session

5:30-7:30 pm

Nearly all of us have experience of dementia in our families, circle of friends, church, or business, yet the stigma of dementia remains.  Support people with dementia to remain part of the community, not apart from it.

You are invited to learn about dementia and the small things you can do to make a difference in Fall Creek.

Register online at www.adrcevents.org or call 715-839-4750 by Friday, September 11, 2015.  Walk-ins welcome.

  • Dinner (sponsored by Fall Creek Lions Club)
  • What is a Dementia Friendly Community?
  • Why is a Dementia Friendly Community Important for Fall Creek?
  • Communication Strategies in Dementia
  • What Resources Do We Have?
  • Learn What You Can Do
  • Conclusion/Questions

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Fall Creek Public Library 

Book Discussion Group

will discuss

The Bird Sisters
by

Rebecca Rasmussen

on
Thursday, September 17 at 6:45 pm

in the library

As elderly women, sisters Twiss and Milly live alone in the house in Spring Green, Wisconsin, where they grew up.  The two spend their days tending to injured birds and roaming their land, lost in memories.  Milly is constantly reminded of what could have been with a family and children that never happened.  In her childhood Twiss happily followed her pro-golf father until an accident changes everything in their already unstable family.  Rebecca Rasmussen's novel is full of hope and beauty, heartbreak and sacrifice, love and power of sisterhood, and offers wonderful surprises at every turn.

Books are available at the Circulation Desk.  All are welcome!

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How are we doing?  Please take our survey!

https://survey.zohopublic.com/zs/w9CNAw

Here at FCPL, we are always trying to improve.  To help us serve you better, we want to understand how you view our services and materials, and how satisfied you are with your overall library experience. 

From now until July 10, 2015, we will conduct a brief user survey, which you can find linked above.  Please take a moment to tell us how we're doing.

The survey takes only a few minutes to complete.  All responses are completely anonymous.

The more feedback we get, the better equipped we will be to improve our existing services and develop new ones to meet emerging needs.

We look forward to reporting what we learn from the survey results in the coming weeks.  

Thank you!

Here in the Libraries, we are always trying to improve our game. To help us serve our students and faculty better, we conduct periodic surveys to understand how you view our services, spaces, and materials, and how satisfied you are with your overall library experience.

From now until December 2, we will be conducting a brief user survey, which you can find linked prominently on our library homepage. Please take a moment and tell us how we’re doing.

The survey takes only 4-5 minutes to complete. All responses are completely anonymous.

The more feedback we get, the better equipped we will be to improve our existing services and develop new ones to meet emerging needs.

So please take a moment to complete the survey. We value your feedback. And we look forward to reporting what we learn from the survey results in the coming weeks. Thank you!

- See more at: http://blogs.library.duke.edu/blog/2013/11/12/how-are-we-doing-take-our-...

 

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Every Hero Has a Story – Youth Summer Library Program

June 9 – August 27

 

Join the adventure to grow YOUR superpowers! Come see what crazy superhero-inspired outfit Jenna puts together on Mondays, make your mark on our Wall of Fame, visit our Hero Haven, test yourself with our weekly World Record Challenges, and participate in reading and activity challenges to earn adventures and prizes! Be sure to tag us on social media when you’re at the Library! #MyFCPL #SLP2015

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FCPL Adult Summer, 2015 Reading Program

Book Reviews

As part of our Adult Summer Reading Program, every book review returned to the Circulation Desk or submitted via fallcreekpl@fallcreekpubliclibrary.org will receive a $1.00 Fine Forgiveness Coupon (limit 5 per person, FCPL fines only).  Reviews are posted below to help fellow patrons select (or reject!) summer reading picks.  Happy reading!

TITLE: A Handful of Heaven

AUTHOR: Kristin Hannah

RATING: 4 of 5 stars

This story takes place in the Yukon during the gold rush.  A trader advertises for a partner.  Unknown to him the answer to his ad is a woman.  They have to share a tent all winter.  They fight all the time, but there is an undercurrent of love between them.  She is also the only woman in this tent city, which brings up other problems.  This book was adventurous, funny, and interesting.  --Kelly

TITLE: Look Again

AUTHOR: Lisa Scottoline

RATING: 4 of 5 stars

This book begins when a woman journalist looks at a piece of mail with a missing child's picture on it.  She thinks it looks like her boy, whom she adopted.  Being a journalist, she couldn't forget it and started to investigate the missing child.  This leads to a lot of adventures and answers to her questions, some of which she doesn't want to know.  --Kelly

TITLE: Someday Home

AUTHOR: Lauraine Snelling

RATING: 4 of 5 stars

This book is about three women that are middle-aged.  They are all in life-changing areas of their lives.  One is recently widowed, one divorced, and the other has taken care of her recently-deceased father all of her life.  They all move into the widow's home to share their lives.  During this time they all learned to live more fulfilling lives.  There are some troubles, but they all learn along the way, with God's help.  --Kelly

TITLE: Raspberries and Vinegar

AUTHOR: Valerie Comer

RATING: 5 of 5 stars

This book was an awesome, light-hearted read that was perfect for a summer beach read.  The author did a wonderful job of drawing the scene and characters.  I could very well visualize the story.  Lots of unexpected twists to an in-depth plot kept my interest throughout the entire book.  I would definitely recommend this book! :)  --Erika

TITLE: The Lock Artist

AUTHOR: Steve Hamilton

RATING: 4 of 5 stars

This is a mystery.   What happened (horrific event) to a young boy so that he never spoke again, but became a "lock artist" and a criminal!  Don't want to ever finish it and yet can't wait to find out.  4 stars = language.  --Sandy

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16th Annual Chippewa Valley Book Festival

October 15-22, 2015

FCPL will host Mary Relindes Ellis, author of The Turtle Warrior, who will speak at FCPL about her newest book, The Bohemian Flats, on Tuesday, October 20

In The Bohemian Flats, Mary Relindes Ellis's rich, imaginative gift carries us from the bourgeois world of fin de siècle Germany to a vibrant immigrant enclave in the heart of the Midwest and to the killing fields of World War I. Shell shock, as it was called, lands Raimund Kaufmann in a London hospital, a victim of the war but also of his own, and his brother's, efforts to get out of Germany and build a new life in America. While his recovery eludes him, his memory returns us to Minneapolis, to the Flats, a milling community on the Mississippi River, where Raimund and his brother Albert have sought respite from the oppressive hand of their older brother, now the master of the family farm and brewery. In Minnesota the brothers confront different forms of prejudice, but they also find a chance to remake their lives according to their own principles and wishes--until the war makes their German roots inescapable.