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SEPTEMBER 28, 2007
Notable Books List from ALA

Visit Lester Public Library to determine if your taste in reading is reflected in the American Library Association (ALA) list of notable books.

We have on display ALA Notables that are in our very own collection here in Two Rivers!

Notable The Road 
ALA's Notable 

 Please follow this link to view the entire list of ALA Notables:

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SEPTEMBER 27, 2007
Football Memorabilia

The Two Rivers Historical Society features local and Packer football memorabilia in their display case at the Library.

Come on in and take a look!

Home Town Ten Cents 
Letter 38 

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Categories: Library DisplaysTwo Rivers InformationFootball


SEPTEMBER 26, 2007
The 100 Most Challenged Books of the 1990's

The American Library Association created a list of books that received the most challenges (asked to be removed from library collections) from across the country.

Stop in and view the list and our display; many of the titles will surprise you!

The Outsiders Purple 
Huck Mockingbird 
Click on this link to view the ten most challenged books of 2006:

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Categories: Library DisplaysLibrary AdvocacyInformation Access


SEPTEMBER 25, 2007
The Home Front: Manitowoc County in World War II

Lester Public Library is a partner in this digital collection available online at:

From the website: "The Home Front: Manitowoc County in World War II is a digital collection of photographic images, oral histories, published sources and documents, artifacts, and other resources which help to document and explain the history of Manitowoc County, Wisconsin during the period from 1939 to 1947—both the more universally shared home front experiences and activities as they played out in this specific county, and those more unique activities which especially defined the area during the War."
The Home Front: Manitowoc County in World War II
"The Home Front: Manitowoc County in World War II is a joint project of the Manitowoc County Historical Society, the Wisconsin Maritime Museum, the Manitowoc Public Library, and the Lester Public Library in Two Rivers. These institutions began planning the project in 2003, with the goal of preserving and improving access to images of life in Manitowoc County during the war years. The actual work of gathering, identifying, and publishing the items to the "State of Wisconsin Collection" site began in the summer of 2004 and will continue through the summer of 2006. To date, funding and in-kind contributions for the project have been provided by the four participating institutions along with the Manitowoc and Lester Public Library Foundations and the Ruth St. John & John Dunham West Foundation, Inc. The Two Rivers Historical Society is underwriting the cost of digitizing The Sojourner.

The "Home Front" does not exist as a distinct physical collection of materials. Rather, the documents, photographs, newspapers, and other resources being digitized for the "Home Front" collection have been drawn from the general holdings of libraries, museums, historical societies, and other agencies and organizations in Manitowoc County, or borrowed from private individuals. Organizations providing special assistance to this project include Kiel Public Library, Holy Family Memorial Medical Center, Manitowoc Herald-Times-Reporter, and the Two Rivers Historical Society. The digital collection is a work in progress that will be added to over the next year."

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Categories: InternetDigital CollectionPartnerships


SEPTEMBER 24, 2007
Wisconsin Archives Month

October is Wisconsin Archives Month.

LPL is featuring books on genealogy; learn how to trace your family tree!

Wisconsin Archives Month Family Tree Display 
101Pioneer Families of Wisconsin 

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SEPTEMBER 21, 2007
Displays at the Library - In Memory

Madeleine L'Engle
Luciano Remembered 
Luciano Pavarotti

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Categories: Library DisplaysAudio Books


SEPTEMBER 20, 2007
Calling All Pirates!

A quick note to thank Pirates for Literacy who showed support
at the Lester Public Library on International Talk Like a Pirate Day!

Hello, Evil Pirate Speaking We Call Him 'Hook' 
Avast! Aft, Mates 

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Categories: Library EventsChildren ProgrammingLPL Contests


SEPTEMBER 19, 2007
International Talk Like a Pirate Day!

Celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day!

Visit the library for a day of piracy!

Visit this "official" Web page:

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SEPTEMBER 18, 2007
The Next Two Rivers Festival...
2007 Lions Club Apple Festival

Saturday October 13, 2007
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Central Park Two Rivers 

Downtown on Washington Street.

Apple Fest is a production of the Two Rivers Lions Club
For event information or for applications to become a vendor please call Mr. Keith Koeppel (920) 755-2775

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Categories: TourismTwo Rivers InformationCommunity Interest


SEPTEMBER 17, 2007
Another Successful Ethnic Festival in Two Rivers!

Saturday's Ethnic Festival featured good music, food, exhibits, and
shopping in downtown Two Rivers.

From Schroeder's Roof 
Great crowds filled downtown!

On Toes 
Cashel Dennehy School of Irish Dancing - from

Omo-Ana Spirit of the Drum 
Omo-Ana Children of the Spirit of the Drum

Maxwell Street Klezmer Band - Jewish Celebration of

Up Close 

Brule on Stage 
Brule - Native American Rock Opera

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SEPTEMBER 14, 2007
Baseball, Books on Baseball...

Plenty of baseball action left for the 2007 season!

Plenty of Baseball Left for '07 

We have a display featuring several of the many baseball books we have available at the Lester Public Library.

The Brewers and Cubs are taking it down to the wire. This Central Division race is not for the faint of heart!

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SEPTEMBER 13, 2007
Book Review - Bridge of Sighs
Bridge of Sighs.
Russo, Richard (author).
Oct. 2007. 544p. Knopf, hardcover, $26.95 (9780375414954).
This review was first published September 1, 2007 (Booklist).
Here is the novel Russo was born to write. Coursing with humor and humanity, the sixth novel by the bard of Main Street U.S.A. gives full expression to the themes that have always been at the heart of his work: the all-important bond between fathers and sons, the economic desperation of small-town businesses, and the lifelong feuds and friendships that are a hallmark of small-town life. Following a trio of best friends who grew up in upstate Thomaston, New York, over 50 years, the novel captures some of the essential mysteries of life, including the unanticipated moments of childhood that will forever define one’s adulthood. Louis Charles (“Lucy”) Lynch has spent his entire life in Thomaston, married for 40 years to his wife, Sarah, and finally living in the rich section of town, thanks to the success of his father’s convenience stores. Long planning a trip to Venice, he tries in vain to communicate with the couple’s best friend, Bobby Marconi, now a world-famous painter living in Venice. Meanwhile, the irascible ex-pat, now approaching 60 and suffering from night terrors, is still chasing women, engaging in fistfights, and struggling to complete his latest painting. Russo slowly and lovingly pieces together rich, multilayered portraits not only of the principals but also of their families, and, by extension, their quintessentially American town. It is a seamless interweaving of childhood memories (sometimes told from three points of view), tragic incidents (the town river, once the lifeblood of local industry, has become a toxic stew that is poisoning residents), and unforgettable dialogue that is so natural, funny, and touching that it may, perhaps, be the best of Russo’s many gifts.
    Joanne Wilkinson

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SEPTEMBER 12, 2007
Scrapbook Work Night

Friday, Sept. 21 6:00-Midnight

Register by calling the Reference Desk at 793-7114.

Bring your scrapbooks and supplies and join us for a fun evening on our big tables!  No distractions to keep you from getting pages done, room to really spread out, and a chance to meet with other scrapers. 

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SEPTEMBER 11, 2007
Bentley Display for September

Stop by the Lester Public Library to see the September installment of the Lester Bentley Display.

Still Life - The September Bentley Painting Window, Fireplace and Bentley Display 

While enjoying the painting take time to discover the many newspapers LPL has for your viewing pleasure as well!

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SEPTEMBER 10, 2007
Caricatures by LPL's Dean Konop

Be sure to stop by the library and check out the Caricature Display by our very own Dean Konop. His work will be displayed through September.

Fifty Check it Out at LPL! 

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Categories: Library DisplaysLocal AttractionsTwo Rivers Information


New Resources @ LPL!

Take a look at our newest resources. These subscription databases are available for our Two Rivers library patrons from home, office, anywhere you can connect to the Internet. Simply type in the barcode from your library card and away you go!

These same databases are available for anyone to use from our computers in the Library.

Lester Public Library, putting information in your lap (and laptop)!

Check out our new Databases

Please enter your Two Rivers library card number for access.
Just want to use the databases while visiting the library?  Ask the reference staff for help.

Chilton Auto Repair Database
Need repair information for your car?  Check this out!

Legal Forms Database
Need Wisconsin legal forms?  Look here first.

Price It! Antiques and Collectibles
Researching a family heirloom? Search no further.

Testing and Education Reference Center
Want to take a practice test before the big exam?  Do that and more here.

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Ethnic Fest 2007
Saturday September 15, 2007
9 AM - 5 PM
Rain or Shine
on Washington Street
Downtown Two Rivers


BRULE - American Indian Rock Opera

MAXWELL ST. KLEZMER BAND - Jewish Celebration music


parade efest

Bagpiper Jim Greenwood leads the Boy Scouts in the parade of nations - kicking off Two Rivers Ethnic Festival 2006

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Kites Over Lake Michigan

TurbineBig Blue 

Tandem KiteSimply Amazing Kites! 

What an awesome Labor Day weekend in Two Rivers!

Kites Over Lake Michigan brought crowds to the beach and colorful kites stretched for a mile along Two River's friendly shores. Now we understand why Two Rivers is rated the best place in Wisconsin to fly a kite!

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