The MCPL Blog
Q: What is the best part of your job?
A: The interactions I have with patrons of all ages. I love kids, so being able to lead story time and do some of the program planning has been great!
Q: What is your favorite movie quote?
A: If I had to choose: “Oh yes, the past can hurt. But you can either run from it, or learn from it.” Rafiki from “The Lion King.”
Q: What has been your favorite project at MCPL?
A: The programming and decorations at the Rothschild Branch. I love seeing patrons’ reactions when they see a new passive program or see the selection of books that have been put on display for the month. As for programming, being able to connect the library with various organizations since I’ve started has been great! It’s great to get feedback and reactions, whether good or bad, to help improve what is happening at the library!
Q: If you could witness any historical event, what would you
want to see?
A: If I could take my husband with me, I would love to go back to when The Beatles did their Abbey Road photo shoot.
Q: What’s playing in your car right now?
A: The audio book for “Game of Thrones: A Dance with Dragons” by George R. R. Martin.
Q: What is one thing you want patrons to know about MCPL?
A: MCPL is open to everybody and tries to have multiple events and activities going on each month at all MCPL locations. MCPL is a great place to just relax and unwind by exploring everything that we have to offer; from books to movies to programs to computers, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Q: What is your favorite place to eat?
A: Matsu-Ya Sushi Bar and Grill in Stevens Point or
Q: What is one thing you’d like to do before you die?
A: I would love to be able to travel the world and visit some of more well-known or obscure libraries!
(from the MCPL Newsletter)
Categories: Newsletter, Staff Profile
Below, listed in the order they were received, are all of the entries we received in our 2016 Love in Six Words story contest. In all, 55 people submitted 76 entries! Thank you to all who sent us stories and stay tuned for future six-word story contests!
Our top five entries, in no particular order, are:
- "Love is like a sparkly sticker!" - Serenity Schweitzer
- "She's OK. I'll go. You sleep" - Jennifer Thomas
- "Love is hello grown into forever" - Randy Clinton
- "Caressing lips. Shuddering breaths. Swoon. Repeat" - Collin Csuy
- "Empathy flowing over time and circumstance" - Tim Boyle
And below we have all entries to the contest, in the order they were received.
- “Your unconditional love completed my heart” – Linda Spindler
- “You’re the love of my life” – Susan Woller
- “Christ humbly coming to save me.” – Brad and Nyoka Schumacher
- “You gained wings, my love continues” – Chad Schweitzer
- “Tomorrow isn’t promised; my love is” – Tonya Gorges
- “Rare disappointment, family, togetherness, peaceful, endless” – Shelly Jensen
- “Love is like a sparkly sticker” – Serenity Schweitzer
- “It’s like you’re part of me” – Chrys Anklam
- “We answer each other’s unspoken questions” – Chrys Anklam
- “Open mouth kisses from my baby” – Sarah Londerville
- “Remembering, sharing, giving, smiling, helping, forgiving” – Sue Henning
- “Springtime love blooms. Endures winter's darkness.” – Yolanda DeLoach
- “Empathy flowing over time and circumstance” – Tim Boyle
- “From my heart to your soul” – Tim Boyle
- “Other man, only man, last man” – Kia L.
- “Love, hate, confused, breakup, makeup, marriage” – Kia L.
- “He’s the smoke to my high” – Kia L.
- “Everything I have is yours” – Mike Simmons
- “Wrapped up together, kissing” – Mike Simmons
- “You, me, together forever, none else!” – Mike Simmons
- “Caressing lips. Shuddering breaths. Swoon. Repeat” – Collin Csuy
- “Love is serving others above self” – Cynthia Abrego
- “Love is my wife and kids” – Jason Doepke
- “Love is patient, kind, doesn’t envy” – Jason Doepke
- “Love is waiving my library fines!” – Jason Doepke
- “Best friend plus lover equals happiness” – Wilson F. Fowle III
- “Being here when desires want elsewhere” – Joan Harris
- “Hugs and compassion during rainy days” – Joan Harris
- “My life, his life, our life” – Joan Harris
- “She’s okay. I’ll go. You sleep.” – Jennifer Thomas
- “Breathe me in, exhale you out.” – Jodie Schillinger
- “Humbled together by mind, body, soul” – Jodie Schillinger
- “Love: Every step of the way” – Krista Polomis
- “Love is communication with compromise, understanding” – Shannon Malone
- “Willingness to share all of self – Lorenzo Jones
- “Love yesterday, love today, love tomorrow” – Bob Moser
- “Champagne bubbles, chocolate chuckles, disco shuffles” – Juliana Palmcook
- “Puppy dog stares, French Poodle struts” – Juliana Palmcook
- “Pigs in mud on a hot day” – Juliana Palmcook
- “You can’t describe love in words” – Julie Mayrose
- “Holes in his socks. I’m needed!” – Julie Mayrose
- “Sweet puppy breath, sweet puppy paws” – Julie Mayrose
- “Library employees are the bee’s knees!” – Diane Lamich
- “Faithful, enduring, patient, kind, forgiving, trusting” – Linda Bessette
- “Being there for each other first!” – Vicki Stone
- “For God so loved the world” – B.B. (no full name given)
- “Kind, thoughtful, caring, generous, tender, forgiving” – Marsha Young
- “Remission is how we spell love” – Cindy Erickson
- “Together we fought cancer and won!” – Cindy Erickson
- “Love is hello grown into forever” – Randy Clinton
- “Love is growing old with me” – Red and Mary Cheney
- “Love is my family and I” – Mary Schneider Cheney
- “Love is my angel in fur” – Cirille Connor
- “Six words! How true is this!” – Thomas Gabriel
- “Love is fighting breast cancer battle” – Donna Feirer
- “Love my partner with much affection” – Donna Feirer
- “Having retired hubby is quite lovely” – Donna Feirer
- “Love is finding your comfortable counterpart” – Tami Bloch
- “The person that makes me whole” – Mike Lopina
- “Eighth grade, sophomore, married with kids” – Jacki Gburek
- “Love is an endless fairy tale” – Heather Nowak
- “Being his one and only love” – Charlene Gremler
- “He makes me a better person!!!” – Charlene Gremler
- “My grandchildren are my life’s blessings” – Charlene Gremler
- “Love means family is most important” – Kathy Fritsch
- “Praying, hoping. Elated, despair. Finally, baby” – No name given
- “Being open-minded and always caring” – Jennifer Carey
- “Love is holding my grandchild closely” – Cindy Klessig
- “Love is feeling all mushy inside” – Cindy Klessig
- “Love is my husband, kids, chocolate” – Cindy Klessig
- “My grandkids saying love you nana” – Wendy Laczkowski
- “Honesty, devotion, friendship, friendship, beautiful” – Andy Panzer
- “Brilliant, glorious fireworks, cuddly warm cocoon” – Kathy Kinney
- “Licking warm lotus nectar, loves lubricity” – Susan Ninnemann
- “I love you, Dad – from Corbin” – Corbin Nikolay
- “Family, Glynn, Tina, Jordan, Aaron, Allyssa” – Tina Hollis
Categories: Writing, Libraries
If you haven’t seen all (or any) of these nominated films you can still get a taste of what they’re like by reading the books they’re based on (it’s always best to read the book BEFORE you see the movie, right?). The Marathon County Public Library and its branches have copies of each of the nominated titles listed below. To reserve a copy, simply click on the title.
"The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine" by Michael Lewis – Author Lewis examines the causes of the U.S. stock market crash of 2008 and its relation to overpriced real estate, bad mortgages, shareholder demand for excessive profits, and the growth of toxic derivatives in this non-fiction book. The film version is nominated for such awards as Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Supporting Actor for Christian Bale.
"Brooklyn: A Novel" by Colm Tóibín – Set in both Brooklyn and Ireland in the early 1950s, a young Irish woman, Eilis, crosses the Atlantic to make a new life for herself and becomes torn between love in America and her family back in Ireland. Brooklyn’s film adaptation is nominated for Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Actress in a Leading Role for star Saoirse Ronan.
"The Danish Girl: A Novel" by David Ebershoff – Written in 2000, “The Danish Girl” tells the tale of Lili Elbe, one of the first people to undergo sexual reassignment surgery after realizing she is transgender. Actor Eddie Redmayne and actress Alicia Vikander, who star as Elbe and her wife Gerda, are nominated for Best Actor in a Leading Role and Best Actress in a Supporting Role, respectively.
"The Martian: A Novel" by Andy Weir – Andy Weir’s book focuses on astronaut Mark Watney, who is accidentally left stranded on the surface of Mars after a dust storm forces his team to vacate the planet. Watney must use his science and engineering skills to survive on the planet until another space mission can return to rescue him. In addition to Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay nods, star Matt Damon is up for Best Actor in a Leading Role.
"The Price of Salt" or "Carol" by Patricia Highsmith – Originally published in the 1950s, “The Price of Salt” (also known as “Carol”) follows two lonely women who meet and develop a passionate romance in a time when such a relationship was taboo. The film is nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Actress in a Leading role for Cate Blanchett (who plays the titular character) and Best Actress in a Supporting Role for Rooney Mara.
"The Revenant: A Novel of Revenge" by Michael Punke – In this story of survival, Hugh Glass is an expert trapper and frontiersman. After being viciously mauled by a massive grizzly bear and abandoned and left for dead by his fellow trappers, Hugh is pushed to survive by one thing --revenge. “The Revenant” has 12 nominations – more than any other film this year – including Best Picture, Best Actor in a Leading Role for Leonardo DiCaprio (who plays Glass) and Best Actor in a Supporting Role for Tom Hardy.
"Room" by Emma Donoghue – In Donaghue’s 2010 novel, five year-old Jack lives in a small 11x11 room with his mother, Ma, and has never been outside the room’s walls. As he grows older, Jack learns Ma has been held prisoner there for the past several years and that there is a whole world beyond the room. Star Brie Larson is nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role, while “Room” is also up for Best Picture and Best Adapted Screenplay.
"Steve Jobs" by Walter Isaacson – Isaacson’s biography of Apple CEO and visionary Steve Jobs is the basis for the biopic of the same name, starring Michael Fassbender, who is up for Best Actor in a Leading Role for portraying Jobs. Kate Winslet is also nominated for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.
Categories: Books, Movies, Awards