Star Journal staff
New Friends advocacy group kickoff
The Rhinelander District Library, the Library Board of Directors, and RDL Foundation are pleased to announce the formation of a Rhinelander District Library “Friends of the Library.”
This is a volunteer organization whose primary purpose is to support the library through advocacy and volunteering. A Kick off meeting for RDLFOL is May 16 at 5 p.m.
“We will be completing Volunteer Application forms at this meeting, as well as discussing the plans for moving forward with projects in 2016,” according to Nancy Sattler, Friends of the Library Coordinator. “People can be part of the group at any level they wish. Cost to join is $5 annually. We hope to have people volunteer their time for fun events that promote the library resources. In addition, we will be
advocates for the library in our community.”
Sattler said that some people may wish to be a Friend by contributing the $5, but may not be available to help with all events. “Our communities have many groups of people using the library such as educators, parents, students, retirees, as well as the general population. This is a good chance for each person to help the library spread the word about what is available”
For more information about the May 16th meeting, please contact Sattler at 715-202-3344.
Author Series begins
Following the Friends of the Rhinelander District Library kickoff, the library will begin its 2016 Author Series May 16 at 6:30 p.m. with longtime Northwoods resident, author Sandra Kring. This event will mark the recent release of Kring’s highly anticipated young adult novel debut, Running Water for Sky. Her books will be available for purchase and autographing. This event is made possible through the Northern Arts Council.
Prepare for an adventure as the library presents Wisconsin author Enid Cleaves and paranormal investigator Craig Nehring. They will tell stories from recent investigations as well as person encounters. Thewill sell and sign their new book, “Wisconsin’s Most Haunted,” and other titles at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 21. Nehring is head of the Fox Valley Ghost Hunters and has fascinating and chilling stories to tell from around the state, most notably the First Ward School in Wisconsin Rapids to one of the most haunted places in Wisconsin: the remains of the Summerwind mansion near Land O’ Lakes. Plan for an interesting, entertaining and thought-provoking presentation.
A watercolor workshop is the next Crafternoon event offered at the library. The workshop is May 18 at 2 p.m. in the library meeting room downstairs. Create a watercolor painting using a variety of techniques and media. Bring in a photo of your choice to work from or select on provided. All painting materials will be provided. Crafternoons are an opportunity to learn, make, and take a craft, scheduled for the third Wednesday of every month at the Rhinelander District Library. Geared towards adults, most ages are welcome.
For more information, please call the Rhinelander District Library, 715-365-1070.