Special event: Baldwin Creamery History Chat
Thurs. June 6, 5-7pm.
What is the story on that huge building that sat at the end of Main Street for so long and was recently torn down? Local history fans will give a chat and show pictures telling the story, and of their efforts to maintain some pieces of this local history.
Used Book Sale:
Thur. June 6: 10 am — 8 pm
Fri. June 7: 8 am — 6 pm
Sat. June 8: 9 am — 12 pm
Browse our annual book sale sponsored by the Friends of the Baldwin Library for great bargains on new bestselling authors and old favorites! You’ll find Fiction and Non-fiction, organized by category. We also have audio books and movies, etc. Most items are just 25 cents or 50 cents! Proceeds help the library buy new books. The Friends are looking for volunteers to set up the sale on Wed. June 5th from 5-7pm (you get first look!), and to staff the pay desk during the sale for 2-hour shifts. Sign up for a shift by calling the library at 684-3813.
New Microfilm Scanner makes reading local history much easier
Through the generous donation of an anonymous local couple’s estate, and the hard work of the Friends of the Baldwin Library, we are pleased to announce we have purchased a ScanPro 3000 for our history room. It does amazing things and should make it much easier for anyone to research their family history or the history of the area. The system reads our collection of microfilm containing over 100 years of the Baldwin Bulletin newspaper and transfers it to a digital view on a big monitor. You can then easily search for names or topics of interest, adjust the size of the text or the brightness, etc., print it out or e-mail it to someone or save it to a portable device. The Baldwin Area Historical Society will be demonstrating it and helping people learn how to use it during their History Nights (see item below) or make an appointment with our library staff to give it a try!
History Nights at the Library
Beginning in January of 2013, members of the Baldwin Area Historical Society will be at the library on the second Thursday of every month from 5-7pm to meet with any interested people about any topic of your choice. Come anytime during that period and ask questions about searching for family history or history of a building in town, look at old photos and help identify them, learn about the new microfilm scanner and how to find anything from old Baldwin Bulletin newspapers, learn about the 1940 census records newly opened to the public, etc. Bring an item, a question, or just come and talk about history with others who love it too! For more information call Leila at: 715-222-9485
Job Searching help from WI Workforce, they come to you!
On the third Thursday of each month, a Job Center expert come to the library to meet with anyone interested in job searching ideas, how to look online for jobs, how to type up a resume or check the one you have, interviewing tips, etc. If this time does not work for you, call toll-free to Aracely (emphasis on the “Cel”) at 888-258-9966 to make an appointment. You no longer need to get to a state workforce site, they are coming out to the local libraries to meet people now!