Teen Tuesday: Minecraft Day

Drop by after school for Minecraft on Tuesday, March 8 @ 3:30 p.m.! Bring your own iPad or use one of ours to play with friends, and create Minecraft crafts while you wait to play. Teens in grades 7-12 are invited, and snacks will be provided.

Teen Advisory and Teen Book Club

Drop by the Community Room on Tuesday, February 23 at 6 p.m. for TAG and TBC! New members are always welcome to both clubs, and make sure to bring the book you chose to read this month for discussion.

March Doughnuts & Documentaries – The Brain: Who Will We Be?

In this episode of PBS’ The Brain: Who Will We Be?, Dr. David Eagleman gives us an amazing glimpse into ongoing research of the future possibilities of how our brains, and even our longevity, may change and evolve. Join us on Wednesday, March 9, at 10:00 a.m. as we find out what’s next for the human brain and our species. What if technology develops a way to upload our brains into digital space? And, if we achieve that, what will that mean for us – as individuals and as a society?

Dr. Eagleman is a neuroscientist and a New York Times best-selling author of the books Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain and the best selling fiction book: Sum. He directs the Laboratory for Perception and Action at the Baylor College of Medicine, where he also directs the Initiative on Neuroscience and Law. These documentaries are part of the PBS series, The Brain with David Eagleman.

You are invited to join us afterwards for an informal discussion with coffee and doughnuts provided by Friends of Waukesha Public Library.

Teen Manga and Anime Club

TMAC meets next week! Bring your Zine ideas, and we will get started on our next issue. Teens in grades 7-12 are invited. New members are always welcome!

Teen Anti-Valentine’s Day Party

Join us for the Teen Anti-Valentine’s Day Party on Tuesday, February 9 @ 3:30 p.m. in the Community Room. Play Wii-U games, make Anti-Valentine’s Day art, eat bad breath snacks, and more! Teens in grades 7-12 are invited.

February Doughnuts & Documentaries – The Brain: What Makes Me?

February’s documentary, The Brain: What makes Me?, explores the question of how the brain gives rise to our thoughts, emotions, memories and personality. The process of becoming a fully developed human takes a long time: from cradle to grave, we are works in progress. In this film, Dr. David Eagleman explores memory as an important pillar of self and reveals that rather than being a faithful record of our past, memory is fallible and often unreliable, making our life of memories more personal mythology than digital recording.

The documentary is part of the PBS series, The Brain with David Eagleman. Dr. Eagleman is a neuroscientist and a New York Times best-selling author of the books Incognito: The Secret Lives of the Brain and the best selling fiction book: Sum. He directs the Laboratory for Perception and Action at the Baylor College of Medicine, where he also directs the Initiative on Neuroscience and Law.

The documentary is followed by an informal discussion. Coffee and doughnuts are provided by Friends of Waukesha Public Library.

New! Rosetta Stone and JobNow Databases

In collaboration with the Bridges Library System, Waukesha Public Library is pleased to offer two new databases for 2016:

Add a foreign language to your skill set with Rosetta Stone. This resource includes 30 languages to meet a range of cultural interests. Learning is structured around core lessons to build reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills and also includes focused activities to refine grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, and more.

Use this link to access Rosetta Stone while in the library.

Use this link from home to access Rosetta Stone.

JobNow provides free career preparation assistance to help you land the job of your dreams. The service offers live interview coaching, resume assistance, career guidance, and an Adult Learning Center.

Use this link to access the JobNow database.

Get more of what you visit your library for!

More of your favorite items:

|Total items on card: 125
|Books: 125
|Magazines: 20
|Pamphlets: 20
|DVDs: 20
|PlayAways: 10
|Adult music CDs: 20
|Adult CD Books: 20
|All Children’s CDs: 20

More Renewals

Most items now may be renewed for three additional loan periods.
(Please see Library Policy C-4 for full details.)

More Holds

You may place up to 40 holds.

Plus

Reduced fines for DVD extended use: DVDs kept beyond their due date now just 50¢/day
Children’s cards now provide access to the entire library collection.

Employment Opportunity – Part Time Children’s Services

The deadline for this job opportunity has passed.

Waukesha Public Library is seeking a dynamic and creative team member who enjoys working with children and the adults who serve and care for them. The ideal candidate for this position must be dedicated to outstanding customer service, enjoy sharing the love of children’s literature with others and be comfortable using computers and other technology. Responsibilities include program planning and implementation, community outreach, readers’ advisory, reference services and assisting with collection development.

This is an opportunity to work in a beautiful, vibrant children’s space and to be part of an energetic and innovative team. This position requires graduation from a four-year college or university and at least two years of relevant experience. Preference will be given to applicants who have experience working with children, knowledge of children’s literature and child development, an interest in emerging technologies, and Spanish language proficiency.

2015 Library Holiday Closings

Just a quick reminder that the library will be closed Thursday December 24th and Friday December 25th for the Christmas holiday. Additionally, the library will be closed Thursday December 31st and Friday January 1st for the New Year’s Eve holiday. The drive-up book drop will be available during these days.

Please have a safe and happy holiday season!