True Grit by Charles Portis to be Waukesha Reads – NEA Big Read Title

True Grit by Charles PortisWaukesha Public Library is thrilled to announce that our community will be reading True Grit by Charles Portis for our 2017 NEA Big Read title! True Grit was published in 1968 and tells the story of a woman named Mattie Ross, who recounts the time when she was a young girl and sought retribution for the murder of her father.  Books and event calendars will be available at the Library starting September 5.

We’d like to thank the NEA for their support.  Read the full NEA grant announcement HERE.

Author Skype with Ann Aguirre!

Join us for our monthly Teen Book Club as we discuss Enclave with the author herself, Ann Aguirre! Free copies of Enclave will be available at the Reference Desk for teens, while supplies last. Earn FIVE Extra Grand Prize Drawing entries by attending our Author Skype on Tuesday, June 27 at 7:00 PM.

OverDrive Digital Bookmobile Coming to Waukesha Public Library

OVERDRIVE DIGITAL BOOKMOBILE COMING TO WAUKESHA PUBLIC LIBRARY

Friday, June 9, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

On Friday, June 9, the OverDrive Digital Bookmobile will be in the Waukesha Public Library’s parking lot from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Stop by the 42-foot-long, high tech vehicle and learn how to check out thousands of books, audio titles and videos without ever leaving home! With interactive workstations, a gadget gallery and library staff to help you, readers of all ages can learn how to use the materials in Overdrive’s digital catalog on their tablet, smart phone or eReader. Questions? Call 262-524-3682 or ask at the Reference Desk.

Part-time Employment Opportunity – Library Assistant, Circulation Services

Library Assistant – Circulation Services

Part-time, 20-23 hours per week

Waukesha Public Library seeks a highly motivated and technology savvy, public-service-oriented individual to provide exemplary customer service to our library patrons. We are looking for a dedicated employee with a welcoming personality to work at our busy Circulation Desk, greeting patrons, registering new card holders, checking in and out library materials, answering phones, collecting fines, and maintaining circulation records.

The position requires graduation from high school or GED equivalent, plus at least 2 years of library experience or any equivalent combination of training and experience, which provides the following knowledge, ability and skills: proficiency in the use office equipment, computers and software, including Polaris, Microsoft Word and Excel. Knowledge of library methods and principles. Ability to understand and follow directions, work independently, with minimal supervision, multitask and prioritize workload. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, coworkers and the public; excellent oral and written communication. A background in customer service is preferred.

Regular schedule includes weekdays, evenings, and weekend hours.

Apply by 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 with letter of interest and application to:

John Klima, Interim Library Director
Waukesha Public Library
321 Wisconsin Avenue
Waukesha, WI 53186

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Teen Manga Festival

Join us for an afternoon filled with all things manga! Manga artist Nick Katzfey will start off the festival presenting his workshop, “How to Draw Manga Style” at 1:00 PM! Afterwards, there will be a movie, origami, duct tape, perler beads, Pocky, and more! There will also be a raffle and a costume contest for the best cosplay outfit.
Teens in grades 7-12 are invited. All snacks and supplies are provided. Questions? Call (262) 524-3682.

Word Art Makerspace

Join us as we celebrate Poetry Month with word-related crafts on Tuesday, April 11 at 3:30 p.m. We will be doing black out poetry, book spine poetry, word magnets, and using old book pages for crafting! Teens in grades 7-12 are invited. Snacks and supplies will be provided.

Full Time Employment Opportunity: Librarian I – Information Services

Librarian I – Information Services

Full-time, 40 hours per week

Waukesha Public Library seeks a highly motivated and technology savvy, public-service-oriented individual to provide adult reference, readers’ advisory services, and collection development to the community.

THE COMMUNITY: The City of Waukesha is a diverse community located 18 miles west of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Home to Carroll University and UW-Wisconsin Waukesha, the City of Waukesha offers an award-winning library, a vibrant downtown art community, a beautiful parks system, and unique restaurants. In 2012, Money magazine ranked Waukesha one of the “100 Best Places to Live,” in the United States.

THE POSITION: We are looking for a dedicated professional with a welcoming personality to work at our busy Reference Desk, planning & conducting adult programs and instructive classes, assisting and instructing library patrons in the use of the online catalog, reference sources, websites, databases, computer programs, e-readers, and technology use.

JOB REQUIREMENTS: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master’s Degree in Library Science or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the following knowledge, ability and skills: professional public library experience in information sciences; knowledge of resources available from other libraries, the Library System, and throughout the state; understanding of public library policies; knowledge of trends in collection development; excellent oral and written communication; ability to analyze statistical data and evaluate programs, ability to work independently or as part of a dynamic team; ability to prioritize a varied workload.

Regular schedule includes weekdays, evenings, and weekend hours.

Applications and a detailed job description are available at the Reference Desk or on the Library website.

Apply by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, March 24, 2017 with letter of interest, resume, and application to:

Grant C. Lynch, Executive Director
Waukesha Public Library
321 Wisconsin Avenue
Waukesha, WI 53186

iPad Games & Video Game Art

Drop by the Teen Zone at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 14 to celebrate Teen Tech Week! We will be playing iPad games and creating retro video game art! Teens in grades 7-12 are invited. Snacks and supplies are provided.

Part-Time Employment Opportunity – Library Page/Shelvers

LIBRARY PAGE/SHELVERS- CIRCULATION SERVICES

Part-time Positions Available: 10 hours per week and 20-23 hours per week

Energetic, reliable individual needed to shelve library materials. Other tasks may include: sorting and shelving magazines, checking in and straightening up newspapers, re-filing microfilm, emptying book returns, keeping the shelves in Dewey Decimal order, organizing books to be re-shelved, assisting with closing procedures, and check-in of materials as needed.

Schedule will include mornings, afternoons, evenings until 9:15 p.m., and weekends. Schedule flexibility is essential.

Graduation from high school or GED equivalent or current enrollment in high school and 16 years of age; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the following knowledge, ability and skills

  • Knowledge of the Dewey Decimal system
  • Ability to follow instructions, multitask and prioritize workload
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, coworkers and the general public
  • Skills in organization and time management

Applications and a detailed job description are available at the Reference Desk or on the Library website. Please indicate on the application if you are interested in the 10 or 20-hour position. Apply by 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, 2017 with application to:

Grant C. Lynch, Executive Director
Waukesha Public Library
321 Wisconsin Ave
Waukesha, WI 53186