Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Library Hosts Entrepreneurial Author

Has the economic turndown left you unemployed or underemployed? Take control
of your future by becoming your own boss! Learn how to get started, the value of planning, and how to use your experience to bring your dream to reality. The Racine Public Library will present author, business professor, and entrepereneur Ed Paulson on Monday, June 10 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm. Mr. Paulson is a professor at DePaul University, has 25 years entrepreneurial experience, and is the author of 12 books including the very popular "Complete Idiot's Guide to Starting Your Own Business". There will be a 30 minute presentation with a detailed question and answer session, followed by a book sale and signing. Don't miss this opportunity to take the first steps in becoming your own boss; call 636-9217 to make your reservation.     

For information or questions, please visit the Racine Public Library at 75 7 th Street or call us at 262-636-9245. For a complete up-to-the-minute account of what's new at the library, visit us on-line. You'll find the Racine Public Library on the web at racinelibrary.info, facebook.com, rplinfo.blogspot.com, and twitter.com/racinelibrary.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Ruff Readers program at Racine Public Library

Racine – A "paws-itive" experience at the Racine Public Library! Ruff Readers is a relaxed and
fun way for kids to practice reading aloud! Kids in grades K – 5 are invited to spend 15 minutes
reading to one of our specially-trained, non-judgemental listening dogs in the Youth Services
Department at the Racine Public Library. Our canine friends LOVE to listen to children read!

Registration is recommended. Visit the Youth Services Desk or call 262.636.9245 to register
your child for a 15-minute time slot with a dog. Mondays – Thursdays, May 6th – July 26th.
Drop-ins are welcome when dogs are available.     

For information or questions, please visit the Racine Public Library at 75 7 th Street or call us at
262-636-9245. For a complete up-to-the-minute account of what's new at the library, visit us
on-line. You'll find the Racine Public Library on the web at racinelibrary.info, facebook.com,
rplinfo.blogspot.com, and twitter.com/racinelibrary.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Racine Public Library Foundation’s Emily Lee Awards to be Presented May 16, 2013

The Racine Public Library Foundation's Emily Lee Awards will be presented at a dinner on May 16, 2013, 5:30 p.m. at the DeKoven Center, 600 21st St., Racine. Tickets are $50 each, tables of eight are also available, and may be purchased through the foundation's website, www.rplfd.org .

Honorees include Mary Janaky, recipient of the Distinguished Librarian Award given each year to a librarian whose work has contributed significantly to the development and growth of library services in Racine. Janaky is being recognized for her efforts in identifying and preserving materials published by the Western Publishing Co.

Fisk Johnson, chairman and CEO of SC Johnson, will receive the Friend of the Library Award for his work in sponsoring Racine Reads: Dream Big! The program successfully inspired 10,000 Racine elementary students to read one million books during the 2011/2012 school year.

Racine native Denis Kitchen, underground cartoonist, publisher and author, will be honored with the Emily Lee Award for his pioneering comics and graphic novels. Kitchen is co-author of a new biography, "Al Capp: A Life to the Contrary," about the creator of the Li'l Abner comic strip.

Guest speaker for the evening is humorist and author Julia Pandl. Her first book, "Memoir of the Sunday Brunch," recalls her childhood working alongside her father at the popular George Pandl's restaurant in Bayside, Wis.

Reservations may also be made by mailing checks payable to the RPL Foundation, 75 Seventh St., Racine, WI 53403. Reservations will be held at the door. Each attendee will receive a Denis Kitchen and a Julia Pandl book. For more information, call (262) 636-9170.

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About Emily A. Lee

Emily A. Lee, widow of the public library's first board president Charles H. Lee, died in 1927. She
bequeathed $100,000 to the Racine Public Library in her last will and testament, stipulating that the gift not be used for operating expenses, but as a permanent endowment, the income to be used for the purchase of books and equipment. In her honor, the Emily Lee Award is given to persons with Racine connections who have distinguished themselves in the world of literature.

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About the Racine Public Library Foundation

The mission of the Racine Public Library Foundation is to support the future well-being of the Racine Public Library. The Foundation has a long-term vision of creating an endowment that will generate sufficient income to support library projects and services. The purpose of the Racine Public Library Foundation is to make citizens aware of how to donate funds and make bequests.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Early Mother’s Day Tea Party

The Racine Public Library, 75 7th Street invites children ages 5-12 and their mothers
(or fathers /  grandparents…) to a tea party on Saturday, May 4th, 1:00 to 2:00pm. The
program offers stories, craft, tea and scones.

Registration is required. Call 636-9245 or sign up at the Youth Services Desk.

For information or questions, please visit the Racine Public Library at 75 7th Street or call us at 262-636-9245. For a complete up-to-the-minute account of what's new at the library, visit us on-line. You'll find the Racine Public Library on the web at racinelibrary.info, facebook.com, rplinfo.blogspot.com, and twitter.com/racinelibrary.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Clutter Coach at Racine Library

The Racine Public Library is offering a program in time for Spring cleaning called
De-clutter Today for a Carefree Tomorrow on Thursday, May 2 at 6:00 pm. The Clutter Coach, Kathi Miller, combines her background in education and business to help her clients achieve a clutter-free life. Clutter can affect you at home and in the workplace. It drags down your energy and makes it difficult to concentrate. Discover how de-cluttering can improve your life! Gain a new perspective on your belongings and learn how to re-evaluate them. Join us for this motivating, entertaining, and informative presentation. You'll be inspired and motivated to begin. Reservations are required, call 636-9217.

For information or questions, please visit the Racine Public Library at 75 7 th Street or call us at 262-636-9217. For a complete up-to-the-minute account of what's new at the library, visit us on-line. You'll find the Racine Public Library on the web at racinelibrary.info, facebook.com, rplinfo.blogspot.com, and twitter.com/racinelibrary.

April After School Stories and Crafts

Racine – The Racine Public Library, 75 Seventh Street, invites children ages 4 – 10 and their
families to a monthly After School Stories and Crafts program on Tuesday, April 23rd, 3:30 –
4:30.

The April program offers garden stories, craft, and light refreshment. Please call Youth Services
Department at 262-636-9245. The event is free, but registration is required.

For information or questions, please visit the Racine Public Library at 75 7th Street or call us at
262-636-9245. For a complete up-to-the-minute account of what's new at the library, visit us
on-line. You'll find the Racine Public Library on the web at racinelibrary.info, facebook.com,
rplinfo.blogspot.com, and twitter.com/racinelibrary.