NEA Big Read – Telling Your Story Through Art –          Art Journaling

NEA Big Read – Telling Your Story Through Art – Art Journaling

We’re participating in the NEA Big Read with UW-Whitewater and libraries and organizations throughout southern Wisconsin. Our featured books are “The Latehomecomer” and “A Map Into the World” by author Kao Kalia Yang.

Please enjoy the many events and opportunities surrounding these beautiful books. A detailed list and links for all virtual events can be found at the UW-Whitewater Young Auditorium website.

Author Kao Kalia Yang has found a way to tell her story through the beautiful words and artwork in her books. We hope you can use the “art-to-go” kits at the Edgerton Public Library as a way to tell part of your story!

USING THE ART JOURNALING KIT:

  • Log into Creative Bug using your library card & PIN number
  • There are many instructional videos around Art Journaling. We especially like this one – Daily Art Journal Challenge with Get Messy, Chapter 3 – Put Feeling to Paper
  • Use the materials in your packet to tell a short story!
NEA Big Read – Telling Your Story Through Art: Poetry

NEA Big Read – Telling Your Story Through Art: Poetry

We’re participating in the NEA Big Read with UW-Whitewater and libraries and organizations throughout southern Wisconsin. Our featured books are “The Latehomecomer” and “A Map Into the World” by author Kao Kalia Yang.

Please enjoy the many events and opportunities surrounding these beautiful books. A detailed list and links for all virtual events can be found at the UW-Whitewater Young Auditorium website.

Author Kao Kalia Yang has found a way to tell her story through the beautiful words and artwork in her books. We hope you can use the “art-to-go” kits at the Edgerton Public Library as a way to tell part of your story!

USING THE POETRY KIT:

Begin in one of three ways.

  1. Cut out words from the magazines that spark some meaning for you. Attach the words to the magnetic strips and then use them to create a poem.
  2. Write a simple poem. Use the magazines to find the words to create a set of magnets that will let you express your poem.
  3. Instead of cutting words out of a magazine, type or write out the words that you’d like to include in your set.

Share your poem! Refrigerator, cookie sheet, white board – wherever you feel comfortable sharing your words!

April is National Poetry Month! Explore these resources about writing and sharing poetry.

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NEA Big Read – Telling Your Story Through Art: Embroidery

NEA Big Read – Telling Your Story Through Art: Embroidery

We’re participating in the NEA Big Read with UW-Whitewater and libraries and organizations throughout southern Wisconsin. Our featured books are “The Latehomecomer” and “A Map Into the World” by author Kao Kalia Yang.

Please enjoy the many events and opportunities surrounding these beautiful books. A detailed list and links for all virtual events can be found at the UW-Whitewater Young Auditorium website.

Author Kao Kalia Yang has found a way to tell her story through the beautiful words and artwork in her books. We hope you can use the “art-to-go” kits at the Edgerton Public Library as a way to tell part of your story!

USING THE EMBROIDERY KIT:

  • Learn about Hmong Embroidery
  • Log into Creative Bug using your library card & PIN number
  • Watch the video “Kid’s Embroidered Pillow” – this will give you some great ideas on how to tell your story through embroidery!
  • Use the materials in your kit to try your hand at “telling your story” (or a part of your story!) through embroidery.

Heirloom Seed Library

Heirloom Seed Library

We’re happy to be offering heirloom garden seeds to our patrons once again! This year we have FULL SIZED packets available. Our request – 3 packets per family.

We ask that in return for taking garden seeds that you do 3 things:

  1. Plant the seeds
  2. Explore other gardening resources from our library including books & databases
  3. Share at least 2 photos with us that document your gardening adventures. (Photos can be planting, growing, or harvesting.) Send photos to: almo.kirsten@als.lib.wi.us

Varieties available in 2021:

  • Northeaster Pole Bean
  • Blue Coco Pole Bean
  • Vermont Cranberry Bean
  • Lincoln Pea
  • Pride of Wisconsin Muskmelon
  • Moon & Stars Watermelon
  • Lemon Cucumber
  • Black Zucchini
  • Marina di Chioggia Squash
  • Blue Hubbard Squash
  • Rouge Vif d’Etampes Pumpkin
  • Danvers 126 Carrot
  • Bull’s Blood Beet – OUT
  • French Breakfast Radish – OUT
  • Gold Ball Turnip – OUT
  • Perpetual Spinach
  • Red Russian Kale
  • Fordhook Giant Swiss Chard
  • Czech Black Pepper
  • Cherokee Purple Tomato – OUT
  • Black Krim Tomato – OUT
  • Pink Brandywine Tomato – OUT
  • Mrs. Burns Lemon Basil
  • Shirley Double Mix Poppy – OUT
  • Cupani Sweet Pea
  • Peach Melba Nasturtium – OUT

Pick up seeds in the library during our open hours OR call in a request for a parking lot pickup!