Thursdays with Morrie……..and Amy

Beginning Thursday, September 10th, from 4 to 7 p.m. you are welcome to come to the library to find a good book and enjoy the company of a sweet, gentle, twelve year old dog named Morrie.  He loves children of all ages and especially likes having his chin rubbed while you enjoy your books.

In case you have homework that is troubling you, be sure to bring your school books along.  Licensed teacher and reading specialist, Amy Glomski, will be on hand to give you some extra support with your academic concerns.

Morrie hopes to see you at your public library!

New Book Club

Wabasha Public Library will be hosting a book club this fall on Wednesday evenings.  The YAH (Young At Heart) Book Club will meet on Wednesdays beginning October 21st at 6:00 p.m. The YAH Book Club will be reading an assortment of library books (print and ebooks) including young adult.  The first book discussion will be on “The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak.  The YAH Book Club will meet on the third Wednesdays this fall which inbook thiefclude:  Oct. 21st, Nov. 18th, and Dec. 16th.

September Classes at the Library

Genealogy Workshop with Leanne Cragun from the Rochester History Center, Thursday, September 10th at 11:00 a.m.
This is a Genealogy class for those who are beginning to trace their family lines or for those who may have hit a brick wall and are looking for some new ideas for their research. We will cover the topics of:
Where do I begin
How do I organize my research
Finding records and evaluating sources
Internet websites for research, including free websites, such as familysearch.org,  as well as subscription websites, such as Ancestry.com
How to Download eBooks on your IPAD, Tuesday, September 22nd at 10:30 a.m.
Mary O’Brien and Chelsey Fenske, Wabasha Public Library staff, will explain how to download library eBooks from the Overdrive site onto your IPAD.  Please bring your IPAD to the Library for the class.

Ancestry Library Edition Available

Beginning in July, Wabasha Public Library users will have a new database to explore at the library, Ancestry Library Edition,  which will give them access to genealogical information through the highly popular Ancestry database.  The one year library membership to Ancestry.com was donated by Fred and Dianne Schjolberg through the Southern Minnesota Initiative Fund.

In addition to Ancestry Library Edition is HeritageQuest Online, which library patrons can access from home.  It shares the US Federal Census records, so patrons have access to this information from their home computer.  It also offers five unique databases:  Genealogy and local history books and directories; Revolutionary War records; Freedman’s Bank Records; U.S. Serial Set; and Periodical Source Index Archive (1800-2009).  Together, HeritageQuest Online and Ancestry Library Edition create a more comprehensive genealogy resource.  Links are available under “Patron Resources” on this website.