Friday, June 27, 2014

Geocache Adventure

We had an excellent geocaching adventure on Tuesday! A special thanks to the Wisconsin Maritime Museum for their help in making this an interesting and rewarding experience! We loved searching for the multicaches and got some refreshing time walking along the lakehsore!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Audiobooks from SYNC

This week's FREE audiobooks are available until July 2nd.
Provided to you by SYNC!

**Go to the SYNC website (below) to download**

TEXT syncya to 25827 for alerts on the SYNC title releases!
Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock
October Mourning by Leslea Newman


Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Geocaching Workshop

The Geocaching Workshop is ON. Stop at the library today at 1pm for a brief workshop with the Maritime Museum on GPS devices and how to use them for geocaching. Then we will go out into the downtown area of Manitowoc to put our new skills to good use! Bring your walking shoes! And make sure you dress accordingly. The rain should be done late this morning and the sun may even break through this afternoon as we are out and about!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Geocaching with the Maritime Museum

Stop on down tomorrow, Tuesday, June 24th @1pm for a Teen Geocaching Workshop! After a brief course on GPS devices, we will be going on a treasure hunt in downtown Manitowoc to find our caches!

Our raindate is scheduled for Thursday June 26th. Check back on our blog or our teen facebook page to find out if we need to reschedule. We will update you by 9:30 at the latest!

Friday, June 20, 2014

Next week is our teen GEOCACHING program with the Wisconsin Maritime Museum! We will meet at the library upstairs in the Balkanski Room on Tuesday @1pm. Then we'll head out into the community on a geocaching treasure hunt!

***Don't forget your signed permission slip!***

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Your FREE audiobooks this week from SYNC are available for download until June 25th!

**Go to the SYNC website (below) to download**

TEXT syncya to 25827 for alerts on the SYNC title releases!
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery

I'd Tell You I Love You, But Then I'd Have to Kill You by Ally Carter


Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Tae Kwon Do Class

A special THANKS to Lakeshore Tae Kwon Do!!! We had a great time at our Tae Kwon Do Intro to Self Defense class this afternoon!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Our TEEN EVENT this week is a workshop with Lakeshore Tae Kwon Do!

Stop in at the Library tomorrow, Tuesday July 17 @2pm to join us and learn more about the martial arts! **Don't forget, you need a signed permission slip to participate!**

Saturday, June 14, 2014

5 Minute Ice Cream

Our TEEN Summer Library Program kickoff program on Tuesday was quite delicious! We made 5 minute ice cream with plenty of sweet toppings! Scroll down for the tasty recipe.

You will need:
2    small Ziplock bags
1    large Ziplock bag (plus extras if the large one begins to leak!)
1    Tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla
Crushed Ice
Whole Milk
Heavy Cream
Fun ice cream toppings! (I used chocolate syrup, toffee bits, sprinkles, crushed cookies, and blueberry pie filling)

1.  First I had each child grab a small Ziplock bag. In each bag I poured a half cup of whole milk and heavy cream at a 2:1 ratio. I then added a tablespoon of sugar and 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla. I instructed the kids to seal their bags with as little air in them as possible (I helped the younger ones so they wouldn't spill).

2.  Once the sugar was dissolved into the milk/cream mixture I had the kids put another small bag outside of their first bag to reduce the chance of leaking. I then had each child hold open a larger Ziplock bag as a volunteer placed about 4-5 large handfulls of ice into the bag. The volunteer then poured about 3-4 Tbs of salt directly onto the ice. 

4.  Each child then placed their ice cream mixture into the large bag with ice and salt. Then they had to shake, jostle and agitate the bag until their cream turned into ice cream! (Note this ended up taking about 10 minutes for most kids, despite the name "5 Minute Ice Cream.") 

5.   The consistency of their mixtures eventually became quite thick, much like regular ice cream. That was when we knew to take the mixture out of the outer two bags. I had kids carefully drain the larger bags into the sink before they could begin preparing the ice cream to eat. Then they could take their concoctions to the toppings station and go wild!

David the librarian enjoying his frozen treat:)
*We reused the two outside bags with the next set of kids to save on plastic waste.
**We found the fastest technique for getting a thicker frozen ice cream was a actually a side to side shaking motion.
***I recommend having some towels available as a barrier between the bag of ice as we got some very cold hands!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

This week's FREE audiobooks are available for download until June 18th, provided to you by SYNC!

**Go to the SYNC website (below) to download**

TEXT syncya to 25827 for alerts on the SYNC title releases!
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Battle of the Books FIRST MEETING


Tomorrow (Thursday) @2pm we will have our first BATTLE OF THE BOOKS meeting of the year! Stop on by to see what we're all about! We will be introducing this year's books and discussing our strategy for the summer!

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Volunteer Opportunity @ Manitowoc Lincoln Park Zoo

Great Volunteer Opportunity Alert!

Would you like to get your hands dirty by helping out at the Manitowoc Lincoln Park Zoo? Join Sock 'Em Saturdays at the Zoo hosted by Woodland Dunes!

2 Meetings scheduled Next Saturday, June 14th at 9am OR 1pm!

Meet at the Manitowoc Lincoln Park Zoo and tackle invasive species in various parts of the preserve. Work will involve using hand tools to cut the invasive species and spray bottles to apply small amounts of herbicide to the remaining stem. All necessary equipment will be provided and refreshments will also be provided afterward at the nature center. Work days will last 2 hours and will be weather dependent.

Please register a week prior to any work day Woodland Dunes can contact you if they need to cancel due to weather. Contact: (920) 793-4007

Thursday, June 5, 2014

This week's FREE audiobooks are available for download until June 11th, provided to you by SYNC!

**Go to the SYNC website (below) to download**

TEXT syncya to 25827 for alerts on the SYNC title releases! 

All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill

Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare


Wednesday, June 4, 2014

BEGINNING THIS WEEK, students (age 17 & under) ride FREE on Wednesdays only to & from the LIBRARY or THE MANITOWOC AQUATIC CENTER. Just show your library card or your aquatic center season pass. This free service will be available for the months of June, July and August! For more information, call 686-3560.

Also, available: the SUMMER FREEDOM PASS; this $30 pass will be good for UNLIMITED bus rides throughout June, July and August! You must head to the Metro station to purchase this pass and get your picture taken for an ID. Available for students ages 17 and under.

Click HERE for more information!