Saturday, December 10th, 2016

Gretchen Schuldt at UrbanMilwaukee.com has an article on little free libraries that people put out in their front yards to share books with the neighbors. Picture over-sized mailboxes with books free for the taking. Little free libraries are weatherproofed boxes that provide a place for neighbors or passersby to exchange books. The official little free library […]

George Washington, library scofflaw? New York City’s oldest library says one of its ledgers shows that the president has racked up 220 years’ worth of late fees on two books he borrowed, but never returned. One of the books was the “Law of Nations,” which deals with international relations. The other was a volume of […]

The West Bend library board is meeting tomorrow night to decide whether to hire their own attorney to fight open records requests. The extremely short notice is troubling. On the agenda is to hire an outside attorney – someone other than the city attorney – to represent the Library Board. The reason is because some […]

West Bend Aldermen voted against confirmation of the re-appointments of the libary board members after their “stonewalling” over keeping sexually graphic material in the library’s youth section. The vote against approval was 5-3. Alderman Vrana began the conversation stating his disappointment in the library board’s handling of the issues concerning inappropriate materials in the youth […]

Blogger Owen Robinson decided to risk his innocent ears to attend the meeting about the controversial “Young Adult” books at the West Bend Library. I admit that I’ve been a bit tepid on this issue, but I’m off the fence now. Basically, there are a bunch of books in the 11-17 year-old section that have […]

In about 20 minutes, residents of West Bend will be meeting to discuss the appropriateness of some of the books in the library. The meeting will be in the school gym at Silverbrook Middle School at 6:30 p.m. Parents are asked not to bring their children because of the nature of the discussion. The meeting […]

Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner and State Representative Bill Kramer will be at the Waukesha Public Library (aka the Taj Ma Larry) for a town hall meeting at 1:00 PM today. The massive explosion in federal and state spending will be the main topic today, although I’m sure both Sensenbrenner and Kramer will have more than a […]

Lon Ponshock hears that ringing sound and unfortunately it’s not tinnitus. It’s a cell phone in the library: Now fast forward to the library situation in which a normally quiet place, where ideas are shared, is now occupied by the repeated and insistent ring tones, followed by an inane conversation about sanitary products or some […]

I’m at the library in Menomonee Falls, my home for the next several Saturdays, doing some research. Don’t ask. Anyways, today has been a bust as my cell phone keeps ringing. The first two times I took my cell phone to the lunch area they have on the 2nd floor to argue with the caller. […]

I’m at the library in Menomonee Falls, my home for the next several Saturdays, doing some research. Don’t ask. Anyways, today has been a bust as my cell phone keeps ringing. The first two times I took my cell phone to the lunch area they have on the 2nd floor to argue with the caller. […]