Welcome to the Prescott Public Library
Banned Books Week is Sept. 21-27
Check out our display and ask the librarian at the desk to unlock a banned book so you can read it and fight censorship!
Why do we need Banned Books Week? Did you know that there are hundreds of attempts to remove books from libraries (of all kinds) every year? Banned Books Week:
- is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read;
- highlights the value of free and open access to information;
- brings together librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers and readers of all types in shared support for the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those ideas some consider unorthodox or unpopular.
If you want more information on Banned Books Week check out this website: www.bannedbooksweek.org.
Astronomy for Everyone: Size and Scale of the Universe
with Kevin Manning
Saturday, October 11 at 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:00)
Through gorgeous videos and hands-on activities, astronomer Kevin Manning shares the excitement of stars and other celestial wonders. After the presentation a powerful telescope will be set up outside for viewing the night sky. Suitable for all ages.
Draw Bots Maker Program
For kids 7-14 years old; parents are welcome to attend with their children.
Make a robot that scribbles colorful designs out of a plastic cup and markers. All supplies will be provided by the library.
Saturday, September 27 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Registration is required, so call the library at 715-262-5555 to register before the event is full!
This event is free and open to the public.
1000 Books Before Kindergarten
Children who are registered in the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program and started kindergarten this fall have until September 30 to turn in their log sheets and complete the 1000 Books program. Remember that the goal for these children is 250 books, not 1,000 books. We want as many new kindergarteners as possible to successfully complete the program! If you have questions, call Becky at 715-262-5555.
1000 Books Before Kindergarten is an early literacy program that helps families make reading aloud a habit, which is the most effective thing parents can do to help get their children ready to read when they start school. Thanks to a grant from the Prescott Foundation, the Prescott Public Library is able to support early literacy development in preschool children in our community with this program.
Registration for 1000 Books Before Kindergarten is ongoing. Visit the library today to register your infant, toddler or preschooler.
More information is available here.
Job Center of Wisconsin @ the Prescott Public Library
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on the 2nd Monday of every month
Job Service will conduct a series of seminars related to employment search. Seminars will be on the 2nd Monday of each month during the first hour. The hour long seminars will include a brief presentation and a Q&A. Individual appointments can be scheduled as always at your convenience.
August Using Jobcenterofwisconsin.com Where employers and job seekers connect
September Online Job Search How to look for jobs online
October Advanced Resume Writing Ensuring you resume gets results
November Networking Do you have the right tools?
December Hidden Job Market How to access the jobs not advertised
Need help finding a job - creating a resume, searching for jobs on-line, filling out applications, etc? The Job Center of Wisconsin offers help with all of these. Job Center counselors are available at the Prescott Public Library on the above days, or call 715-821-0053 and make an appointment that fits your schedule.Check out the helpful resources available from the Job Center of Wisconsin at their website.
Job Center is a service of the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development.
Tech Time is one-on-one technology training with a library staff member in 45-minute sessions. You will get customized, individual, hands-on instruction to help answer your questions and solve your problems. You may bring your own laptop or device or use a library computer. By appointment only. Call the library at 715-262-5555 for more information or to make an appointment.
Tech Time Fall Schedule:
The following dates and times are available for Tech Time appointments.
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E-books, Music & more Workshops
Learn how to find, check out and download e-books, digital audiobooks and more from the library. Click here for details and a current workshop schedule.