Welcome to the Town Hall Library!

      WINTER WONDERLAND

We invite you to enjoy our display in the McBroom Community Room; it will be taken down at the end of January!

We are looking for artists and collectors willing to share their work / collections with us.  Please contact Stephanie Flessert at the Library.

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 Our Library has a wide-ranging selection of fiction and non-fiction books for all ages. It also features an extensive audio book section, an impressive collection of DVDs and BluRay discs and electronic and downloadable materials. The Lower Level includes a computer bar, group work areas, and a colorful, comfortable space for children's fiction and non-fiction materials.

      HOURS

Monday*-Thursday

9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Friday

9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Sunday*

Noon to 4 p.m.

 


 Waukesha County Libraries offers a wide range of highly interactive, instructor led courses that you can enjoy entirely online through Gale Courses, also known as ed2go.

 

 

Flipster! Have you tried it? Just login using your library card number and you have online access to all the magazines we offer at the Library.

 

Try it now »

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     FEATURED ARTIST - Beth Kluth 

About My Art

Alcohol inks are dyes in an alcohol base. I was initially drawn to them by their extremely vibrant colors. Their transparency and fluidity looked similar to watercolors, but so much brighter!

When I started working with them I realized that they don't act, or react, like any other painting medium I've ever used. They dry very quickly because the alcohol evaporates quickly. So to allow them time to spread and flow, they work best on non-porous surfaces - glazed ceramic tile, glass, metal or plastic.

In my work I aim to showcase their color, but also their unique properties. I don't really "paint" with the inks, but rather "create" by guiding them and then allowing them to do their magic as they dry. Unpredictable and often difficult to control, it's a lesson in letting go - of perfection, of expectations -- and letting the inks guide you. I truly believe there is beauty in imperfection and I think my abstract work with alcohol inks demonstrates that.

When I hear people call my artwork "happy" and "joyous" I feel like I've succeeded in sharing how creating with this amazing medium makes me feel.

About Me

I've always loved to draw and paint, entering my 4-H art projects in the County Fair hoping for a blue ribbon. Art was one of my favorite classes in school because we were exposed to new mediums and given the opportunity to explore ... pastels! paper mâché! mosaics! scratchboards! pottery! ‚Äč

But life gets busy with college, work, family – and creative time is hard to come by. So several years ago I made a pretty simple New Year's resolution: to set aside at least one hour every week to be creative. It completely changed my life. 

One of my projects involved alcohol inks and I became obsessed. Their vibrancy and transparency are amazing and their organic flow and unpredictable behavior allow you to create things you never imagined. The only thing I enjoy more than creating with them is teaching others what I've learned through experimentation.

Beth’s artwork is for sale and she also teaches classes on the alcohol ink painting process.

Ask at the main desk for a postcard with information.

Latest Blog Posts

 
Click on the titles below to read each blog post.
 
Even If It Kills Her
Jan 9, 2018 | Posted by Sharon Wolfsohn
 
Christmas Hustle and Bustle
Dec 11, 2017 | Posted by Stephanie Flessert
 
Enjoy Seven Days Of Us.
Nov 9, 2017 | Posted by Sharon Wolfsohn
 
 
 
Go to Blog »

Upcoming Events

January 21, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Family Movie

January 23, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am
Pre-School Story Time (ages 3 - 6)

January 23, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Sip & Swipe Session

January 23, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Bedtime Stories (all ages)

January 24, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am
Toddler Story Time (ages 2 - 4)

January 24, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Pre-School Story Times (ages 3 - 6)

January 25, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 10:30 am
Baby Story Time (ages 0 - 2)

January 28, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Origami Workshop

January 30, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 10:00 am
Pre-School Story Time (ages 3 - 6)

January 30, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Sip & Swipe Session

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More information for parents!

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HIGHER EDUCATION:

Need to find scholarships to help pay for college?  Click here for information on search engines to locate scholarships.

Plan ahead for your child's financial literacy and future:

Securing Your Child's Credit Future

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Click below to read approved plan:

STRATEGIC PLAN 2016-2020

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Partnering with North Lake School:

COMMUNITY LEARNING LAB

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BOOK & AUTHOR SPOTLIGHTS

Learn about our monthly featured books or authors, for both adults and children.

Go to Authors Page »

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SIP & SWIPE CAFE'

Calling all senior citizens with little or no computer experience!  You have the opportunity to try out one of our tablets (or bring your own) to see if this is something you might like.  Learn about using e-mail, finding your way around the internet, downloading and reading books, and so much more!

New Sessions are being scheduled!Contact the library to register. 

Watch this 3 min. video to learn more:

Generations On Line Video

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An easy way to support your local library is through the AmazonSmile Program:

Amazon donates .5% of your purchase price to the charity of your choice: Please select one of our supporting programs by going to https://smile.amazon.com/.  

Search for either of these:

Friends of the Town Hall Library Inc - provides support for library programs

Town Hall Library Foundation - funds for land purchases and capital projects

AmazonSmile will keep track of your purchases and send a monthly check to each of these library support groups!