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Library Provides Lunch for Victorian House Tour

Photograph of lamp and jars on bathroom vanityThe historic Wrolstad-Quien Victorian home at 255 Mill Street, Scandinavia will be open for tour on Halloween Weekend: Friday, October 31; Saturday, November 1; and Sunday, November 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Donations of $2 per person will  support the Humane Society of Waupaca County.

Linda and Jon Durrant are hosting the Victorian House tour, a Queen Anne Victorian built in 1893 by John and Mathea Wrolstad. Second owners, the Thomas and Maren Quien family owned the house for 90 years, and third owners Linda and Jon Durrant purchased the house in 2007, beginning their 7 year restoration.

The Durrants are delighted to show visitors architectural features: faux bois woodwork, pocket doors, fret work (spandrels), etched glass doors, spoon carved woodwork and much more. Be sure to see their displays of century-old photographs and personal items belonging to the previous owner families.

Volunteers will provide a lunch of chili, brats, and booyah at the site. Donations for the food will support the Scandinvia Public Library.

Artisans from near and far will be onsite demonstrating and displaying their work as well as selling items. Featured artisans include rug weaver, Jerry Johnson; wool spinner, Claire Nordness; quilter, Linda Durrant; basket weaver, Barbara Johnson; gourmet dog treats chef, Sue Moerke; wood carver, Kay Durrant; water color painters, Sue Martin and Doris Weed; repurposed furniture designer, Becky Stevens. Local business oweners of  The Village Hive of Amherst, Amy Powers; and Trout Bum Baker of Scandinavia, Tom Spoerl will be providing samples. Ghost stories, gentle in content but told for adults, will be told by Donna Rickel and fortunes will be told by Madam Sams.

The owners of the home have carefully restored the Victorian home and researched the history of its previous owners. Due to the fine furnishings and detailed history presented, this event is suitable only for the most erudite of children and adults.

Information about the history of the previous homeowners, refurbishing of the home, and plans for Halloween Weekend can be found at www.1893victorianfarmhouse.blogspot.com.

Lamp photograph by Linda Durrant.

Substitute Librarian Needed

The Scandinavia Public Library is currently accepting applications for a substitute librarian. The substitute librarian is responsible for providing all of the library services related to lending library materials and handling monetary transactions at the library when the library director is not available. Courteous customer service, good organizational skills, excellent computer skills, and a high school diploma or the equivalent are required. Experience with children and young adults is beneficial.

To apply for this position submit a resume to either

  • The Scandinavia Public Library in person

  • Scandinavia Public Library, PO Box 157, Scandinavia, WI 54977

  • e-mail sca@mail.owls.lib.wi.us

Applications will be reviewed beginning September 23, 2014 and will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

Questions may be directed to Sue Vater Olsen, library director, at (715) 467-4636 or the e-mail address above.

The Scandinavia Public Library is an equal opportunity employer.

Crafting Bee

Thursday, October 2, 2014 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

The Scandinavia Public Library invites all crafters to Crafting Bee! This informal group is designed for handicrafters of all types to work in an atmosphere of creativity and mutual support. Assistance is available for a wide variety of crafts as well. So whether you knit, crochet, cross stitch, hand quilt, bead, or scrap, and whether you are a novice or an experienced pro, these sessions are open to everyone! Supervised children are also welcome. Please come and enjoy the fun!

Crafting Bee  takes place from 10 a.m. - Noon every Thursday.

You can check out some of our projects on the Scandinavia Public Library Facebook page!

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Crafting Bee

Thursday, October 9, 2014 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

The Scandinavia Public Library invites all crafters to Crafting Bee! This informal group is designed for handicrafters of all types to work in an atmosphere of creativity and mutual support. Assistance is available for a wide variety of crafts as well. So whether you knit, crochet, cross stitch, hand quilt, bead, or scrap, and whether you are a novice or an experienced pro, these sessions are open to everyone! Supervised children are also welcome. Please come and enjoy the fun!

Crafting Bee  takes place from 10 a.m. - Noon every Thursday.

You can check out some of our projects on the Scandinavia Public Library Facebook page!

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Star Wars Reads Day III

Monday, October 6, 2014 (All day) - Saturday, October 11, 2014 (All day)

Star Wars Reads Day III logoStar Wars Reads Day III is October 11!

Readers who checkout library materials at Scandinavia Public Library through October 10 will get Star Wars goodies (including trading cards, two posters, and a sticker) to take home. One packet per person. May the force be with you!

Looking for some Star Wars actitvities to do at home? Check out this Star Wars Reads Day III Activity Kit!

Columbus Day

Monday, October 13, 2014 (All day)

United States flagThe library is closed on October 13 for Columbus Day.

Crafting Bee

Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

The Scandinavia Public Library invites all crafters to Crafting Bee! This informal group is designed for handicrafters of all types to work in an atmosphere of creativity and mutual support. Assistance is available for a wide variety of crafts as well. So whether you knit, crochet, cross stitch, hand quilt, bead, or scrap, and whether you are a novice or an experienced pro, these sessions are open to everyone! Supervised children are also welcome. Please come and enjoy the fun!

Crafting Bee  takes place from 10 a.m. - Noon every Thursday.

You can check out some of our projects on the Scandinavia Public Library Facebook page!

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Crafting Bee

Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

The Scandinavia Public Library invites all crafters to Crafting Bee! This informal group is designed for handicrafters of all types to work in an atmosphere of creativity and mutual support. Assistance is available for a wide variety of crafts as well. So whether you knit, crochet, cross stitch, hand quilt, bead, or scrap, and whether you are a novice or an experienced pro, these sessions are open to everyone! Supervised children are also welcome. Please come and enjoy the fun!

Crafting Bee  takes place from 10 a.m. - Noon every Thursday.

You can check out some of our projects on the Scandinavia Public Library Facebook page!

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Halloween @ the Library!

Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Drawing of Halloween charactersJoin us at Scandinavia Public Library for Halloween fun before trick-or-treating in the village! We will have a variety of games to play, Halloween stories, and snacks. Come in your costume and have your photo taken.

UW Extension has some great tips on how to make it a healthy Halloween for kids.

October 2014 Book Group

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 - 4:00pm - 5:00pm

Cover art of "A Gate at the Stairs"Librarian Hélène leads the October book discussion. The book choice is A Gate at the Stairs by Lorrie Moore.

"...As the United States begins gearing up for war in the Middle East, twenty-year-old Tassie Keltjin, the Midwestern daughter of a gentleman hill farmer--his 'Keltjin potatoes' are justifiably famous--has come to a university town as a college student, her brain on fire with Chaucer, Sylvia Plath, Simone de Beauvoir. Between semesters, she takes a job as a part-time nanny. The family she works for seems both mysterious and glamorous to her, and although Tassie had once found children boring, she comes to care for, and to protect, their newly adopted little girl as her own. As the year unfolds and she is drawn deeper into each of these lives, her own life back home becomes ever more alien to her: her parents are frailer; her brother, aimless and lost in high school, contemplates joining the military. Tassie finds herself becoming more and more the stranger she felt herself to be, and as life and love unravel dramatically, even shockingly, she is forever changed..."-- dust cover flap.

The Scandinavia Public Library chooses a book monthly (except for December) to read and discuss as a group on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 4 p.m. Selections vary widely and readers are welcome to participate as frequently as they choose.

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