JourneyLeg 2 : Art of Debra Ripp

September and October 2014.    Park Falls Public Library

Debra Ripp is an artist living in Saint Paul, Minnesota. This exhibit includes works by her in mixed media, collage, and scratchboard.

Debra’s work is often concerned with themes of myth and mythic literature.

This exhibit presents work that considers the idea of  The Journey as a life metaphor.

Debra has exhibited in various locations around Minnesota. This is her first show in Wisconsin.

Sealog Snake 2005Sealog: Seasnake   (mixed media, 2005)

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The Friends of the Library annual Great Big Book Sale is happening two days this year!
Thursday, July 31 and Friday August 1.   From 10 am -6 pm both days.
The huge sale (at least 15,000 items) features Library discards and community donated items of all sorts.  Browse a massive collection of hardcover, paperback, video, audio, children’s items. odds & ends, and some things that defy description.
Everything is priced to please your pocketbook, and fill your shelves.

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The library is hiring!

Library Assistant – Part-time position, around 20 hours a week. Mostly afternoon and evening hours. Alternate Saturdays during school year. Checkout materials, customer service, book processing, shelving, simple reference work, light clerical tasks. Familiarity with computers very useful. Send Resume to Director, Park Falls Public Library 121 N 4th Avenue Park Falls WI 54552 or submit electronically to Closing date for resumes is July 25, 2014.
Position to begin August 18, 2014.

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Michael Perry!

Third Story Writer’s Guild presents New York Times best selling Wisconsin author Michael Perry on Thursday, June 12 at 6:30 p.m.  in the Park Falls Public Library auditorium.  Join us for an evening of wonderful stories.  There will be books for sale and signing and refreshments.  The event is free and open to the public and best of all the library is air conditioned and handicap accessible.  We hope to see you there!


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National Library Week! April 14 – 18 2014

National Library Week promises to be a fun filled occasion at the Park Falls Public Library. There will be book drawings for children and adults all week long. The week will also give patrons, young and old a chance to watch a movie chosen by a library staff member. Because of licensing rules, we are not allowed to give specific titles in our online advertising, so please read on for hints both in words and pictures, on what movies will be shown.

Monday, April 14 7 pm


Based on the classic book by Harper Lee, this 1962 movie included characters named Scout, Jem and their father Atticus. The movie stars Gregory Peck.

Tuesday, April 15 5:30 pm


Adapted from a book of the same name, this movie follows Julia Roberts as she travels to India, Indonesia and Italy.

Wednesday, April 16 7 pm


Directed by Robert Redford, this movie captures beautiful scenic views as well as the graceful art of fly fishing. It stars Tom Skerritt and Brad Pitt.

Thursday, April 17 7 pm


Comedy starring George Clooney, John Turturro, and Tim Blake Nelson as three convicts in rural Mississippi during the Great Depression.

Friday, April 18 2 pm

A popular family movie for our last show of the week. Newly released on dvd, this movie features a reindeer, a snowman, and two sisters. You probably are humming its very popular song “Let It Go” right now.


All of the programs are free and open to the public. For more information, please stop by or call the Park Falls Public Library at 715-762-3121.

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Summer Library Program 2013 a success!

This year’s Summer Library Program has been one of the best yet—program attendance is up more than 200%, we have a wonderful new space for children to play and explore, and we had lots of help from our wonderful volunteers , donors, and local organizations.

The summer library program included many of the same programs we have had in the past—weekly storytimes for toddler and preschool aged children, weekly programs for children grades K-5, and Tail’ Wagging tutors. As a change for this year, the Park Falls Public Library added a few new programs to the mix: storytime and creative play for 0-3 year olds, weekly activity nights for Teens, Lego Club for ages 4-13, Magic the Gathering card gaming on select Fridays, and Family Fun Nights, which included a themed activity night complete with a new hit movie and themed snacks.

In all of the excitement of new and exciting activities, we sometimes forget some of the finer details, namely time and money to put on these programs. If you attended any of our programs this summer, you might have noticed one or two of our teen volunteers assisting the library staff. This year we had more than 30 teens sign up for the summer library program and more than half of those volunteer to help with at least one children’s program.  Stretching the funding to cover all of these new and exciting programs has been made possible by generous donations from local organizations, including the Friends of the Library and MarquipUnited. Without this funding, the library would not have been able to have such wonderful performers travel to Park Falls—thank you!

Programs sponsored by donors:

  • June 13th the library hosted physical comedian Kenny Ahern who delighted attendees by doing wacky things like balancing a step ladder on his chin.
  • June 25th the library had two archaeological dig programs led by, Oneida County Archaeologist, Cindi Stiles.
  • July 11th Bruce the Bug Guy introduced 60 children and adults to various types of bugs including large moths, tarantulas, and scorpions. (We ate flavored meal worms too!)


Thank you to everyone who participated in or helped with

the Park Falls Public Library’s Summer Library Program!!

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New Books!

It’s time to “fall” into a new book.  The Park Falls Public Library has a great selection of new titles to offer.  Our new book shelves are full, our spinner in the lobby has no open slots at all, and my cataloging shelf has 45 volumes just waiting to be borrowed.  Stop in to find a great book soon!  Here are two covers that caught my eye…
blog books

blog book 2

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