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Week of February 19, 2024

Monday, February 19

Join us for a fun-filled afternoon.

We look forward to celebrating in the first-floor Shattuck Community Room.

This event is for those experiencing early-stage dementia, mild memory loss, or cognitive impairment, and for family and friends of those affected.

No registration is required.

The program will run about an hour and a half long.

Sponsored by the Fox Valley Memory Project, Neenah Public Library, and Valley VNA.


Memory Cafés are for those experiencing early-stage dementia, mild memory loss, or cognitive impairment, and for family and friends of those affected. It’s a great opportunity for lively discussions, information gathering, refreshments, camaraderie, and lots of creative fun thrown in! We have a gerontology professional on hand to answer questions and an enormous wealth of experience among participants to be shared. We’d be delighted if you would join us!

This program was made possible by the Friends of the Neenah Library and the Neenah Public Library Trust Fund. Donations to the Friends and the Trust Fund are always accepted and appreciated.

Amateur detectives welcome!

Join us in the Yaz Room on the first floor. We will share an hour as we discuss The Violin Conspiracy by Brendan Slocumb.  Place a hold on a digital copy through Overdrive.  If assistance is needed, reach out to our adult reference desk at 920-886-6315 or library@neenahlibrary.org.

Free and no registration necessary.

 

The Violin Conspiracy by Brendan Slocumb

A mystery about a Black classical musician whose family heirloom violin is stolen on the eve of the most prestigious classical music competition in the world.

Ray McMillian loves playing the violin more than anything, and nothing will stop him from pursuing his dream of becoming a professional musician. Not his mother, who thinks he should get a real job, not the fact that he can't afford a high-caliber violin, not the racism inherent in the classical music world. And when he makes the startling discovery that his great-grandfather's fiddle is actually a priceless Stradivarius, his star begins to rise. Then with the international Tchaikovsky Competition—the Olympics of classical music—fast approaching, his prized family heirloom is stolen. Ray is determined to get it back. But now his family and the descendants of the man who once enslaved Ray's great-grandfather are each claiming that the violin belongs to them. With the odds stacked against him and the pressure mounting, will Ray ever see his beloved violin again?

(From Goodreads)

 

Sleeping Through the Ages with LaReina Tipping, Program Manager at the Brain Center of Green Bay

The Importance of Sleep on Brain Health-Sleep is an important part of your daily routine—in fact you spend about one-third of your life doing it! Quality sleep – and getting enough of it at the right times -- is as essential to survival as food and water. Without sleep you can’t form or maintain the pathways in your brain that let you learn, create new memories, concentrate and respond quickly. Sleep also plays a key housekeeping role that removes toxins in your brain that build up while you are awake. This presentation will highlight the importance of restorative sleep and how to set up a sleep routine to gain maximum sleep benefits - at all ages!

 

This program will last approximately one hour and will be held in the Shattuck Community Room on the first floor of the library.  No registration is necessary.  Please contact the adult services desk with any questions at 920-886-6315.

 

The Adult Afternoon Program series is sponsored by the Friends of the Neenah Public Library and is free and open to the public.

 


 

 

 

 

Tuesday, February 20

Join our deliciously new book Club!  

Try some new recipes, share a dish, and talk about cooking.  

This month's theme: Chinese

Check out or display on the Lucky Day Shelf or browse our stacks to find a cookbook on our theme.  Try a few recipes, and feel free to bring in samples of your favorite!  

 

No reservation is required for this one-hour event. 

Location: Shattuck Room 

Direct questions to Dan: higgins@neenahlibrary.org 

 

Cookbook Book Club FAQ
 

Do I need to bring a dish to pass? 

No. While we welcome book club members to bring a sample of a dish from a cookbook fitting the month's theme, it is not required.

If I don't bring a dish, can I still sample other dishes?

Yes. This isn't a potluck, just a gathering of home cooks sharing their experiences with cookbooks or cooking the foods of that month's theme.

Does a recipe or dish need to be from a cookbook dedicated to the month's theme?

No. Recipes can come from sections of cookbooks dedicated to the month's theme or could be a great family recipe you would like to share.

Do I need to do a formal review of the cookbook I read?

No. This isn't a book report club 😉. This is a casual gathering of cooks who want to help each other improve their kitchen skills and add to their recipe boxes. 

If I bring a slow cooker, will there be an outlet available to plug it in?

We will do our best to make outlets available for slow cookers and other devices as needed.

Wednesday, February 21

The Neenah Public Library Board of Trustees meets on the third Wednesday of every month at 4:00 p.m. The public is welcome to attend meetings. The meetings are held in the first floor Shattuck Community Room 

All skill levels are welcome to drop in and play Mah Jongg between 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. in the first-floor Storytime Room. A few Mah Jongg sets will be provided, along with cards. If you have your own Mah Jongg card, please bring it with you.

Free, open to all, and no registration.

Contact Nicole, hardina-wilhelm@neenahlibrary.org if you have questions.

Thursday, February 22

 

All ages and skill levels are welcome! Chess sets will be provided. Coaching and beginner help is available. No registration is necessary. The event takes place on the library's second floor and lasts from 5:30 pm until 8:30 pm.

Please email zaborowske@neenahlibrary.org with any questions.

 

Bring music you're working on, something you're having trouble with, play a solo or a duet for the group, play along with your fellow ukers. All skill levels are welcome!

We'll meet in the first floor Storytime room and jam sessions last up to 90 minutes.

Free, open to all, and no registration necessary.

Contact Mehta at hess@neenahlibrary.org if you have any questions.  

Saturday, February 24

The Neenah Public Library will host a speed puzzling tournament on Saturday, February 24, 2024 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Teams are assigned a new, wrapped, unopened 1000-piece puzzle. Teams have 150 minutes to complete the puzzle. The winner will be the first team to finish or, if no puzzles are completed, the team with the fewest puzzle pieces remaining. Prizes awarded to the first- and second-place teams, with the other teams entered into a drawing for additional prizes.

Details:
• Team captain registers for the team. Teams may have up to four players. The captain will be the primary contact for the event.
• Registration is limited to 45 teams.
For this tournament the puzzles will be selected from artist Charles Wysocki.
• There is no cost to register. The Friends of the Neenah Public Library sponsor this event. Please consider donating to the Friends of the Neenah Public Library to help cover the cost of the puzzles and to continue this fun event.

Thank you for your interest in the Speed Puzzling Tournament. Registration and the waiting list are full. Please check back in September for information about out Fall Speed Puzzling Tournament.