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Make 2019 a Year of Learning!
Gale Courses deliver hundreds of engaging, instructor-led online courses focused on professional development, technology skills, and personal enrichment. Six-week courses are taught by college instructors and experts in the field, ensuring a high-quality, high-impact educational experience for all ages. This amazing resource is available to you at no cost with a library card! Click on the Gale Courses icon at the bottom of Aram Library’s homepage or under the Research/Databases menu.

¡Los cursos de Gale ya están disponibles!
Gale Courses ofrece cientos de atractivos cursos en línea, dirigidos por instructores, enfocados en el desarrollo profesional, habilidades con la tecnología, y enriquecimiento profesional. Los cursos de 6 semanas son enseñados por profesores de universidad y expertos en el área, asegurando una experiencia educacional de alta calidad para todas las edades. ¡Este recurso está disponible sin costo para usted con su Tarjeta de la Biblioteca! En el sitio web de la Biblioteca haga clic en el icono de Gale Courses o en el menú de Research/Databases.

WiFi Hotspots now available for checkout!
Aram Public Library is now offering “mobile hotspots” — Internet access through a device the size of a cellphone which can be checked out and used at home or anywhere that receives a cell phone signal. Hotspots may be checked out for a period of seven days, with a late fee of $5 per day. Each hotspot unit is checked out in a container with a micro-USB cord, AC charger with USB port, instruction sheet and a copy of the library’s policy. Borrowers must have a library card in good standing and be at least 18 years old. Contact the library to inquire about availability.

¡Dispositivos de WiFi móvil disponibles en la biblioteca!
La biblioteca Pública Aram está ofreciendo dispositivos de WiFi móvil (mobile hotspots) – Acceso a internet desde un dispositivo del tamaño de un celular que puede usar en casa o cualquier lugar que reciba señal de celular. Los podrá pedir prestados por un periodo de 7 días, con recargo de $5 por cada día de retraso. Cada dispositivo vendrá en un contenedor con un cable micro-USB, cargador AC con puerto USB, manual de instrucciones y una copia de las políticas de la Biblioteca. Debe tener una credencial de la biblioteca vigente y tener al menos 18 años. Contacte a la Biblioteca para ver la disponibilidad.

Tech Tutorials – Wednesdays at 9:30 & 10:15 a.m. – Registration Required
Baffled by technology? Sign up for a 45-minute one-on-one session with a librarian for assistance with anything computer related, such as downloading e-books and audiobooks, filling out online applications, signing up or managing email, or learning to use Microsoft Office software. Bring in your own device or use one of our computers.

Tutorías de Tecnología – Miércoles de 9:30 & 10:15 a.m. – Requiere Inscribirse
¿Frustrado con la tecnología? Inscríbase para una sesión de 45 minutos uno a uno con uno de nuestros bibliotecarios para que le ayude con cualquier cosa relacionada con la computadora tales como descargas, libros electrónicos, llenar aplicaciones, correo electrónico o aprender a usar Microsoft Office. Traiga su propio dispositivo o utilice una de nuestras computadoras.

Knit and Crochet Club September 25, October 7, 14, 23, 30  at 6 p.m.
For all ages and experience levels, Knit and Crochet Club meets at 6 p.m. on the scheduled dates.  Bring your own project to work on.  Beginners welcome.

Club de Tejer y Crochet – septiembre 25, octubre 7, 14, 23, 30 at 6 p.m.
Para todas las edades y niveles. El club de Tejer y Crochet se reúne a las 6 p.m. en las fechas acordadas. Traiga su propio proyecto. Los principiantes son bienvenidos.

English Conversation Group – Wednesday evenings at 6 p.m.
We welcome all levels of English learners to an informal conversation group meeting once per week. Please contact Lilly Barrett at 262-957-0142 or wclc@walworthcoliteracy.com for more information, or simply drop in to converse with fellow English learners. This is a collaborative effort between the Walworth County Literacy Council and Aram Public Library.

Grupo de Conversación en Inglés – miércoles por la tarde a las 6:00 p.m.
Son bienvenidos los estudiantes de inglés de todos los niveles a un grupo de conversación informal que se reúne una vez a la semana. Favor de ponerse en contacto con Lilly Barrett al 262-957-0142 o wclc@walworthcoliteracy.com para más información,  o simplemente pase a platicar con otros aprendices del idioma inglés. Este es un esfuerzo en conjunto con el Consejo de Alfabetización del Condado Walworth y la Biblioteca Pública Aram.

Guilty Pleasures Book Club
Monday, September 23 at 6 p.m.
This club meets monthly to discuss selections in the romance and mystery genres. In September we will be discussing Disappearing Nightly by Laura Resnick.

Local Author Visit–Ellen Heenan Reddy
Tuesday, September 24 at 2 p.m.
Ellen presents her new book, My Darling Patty, a fascinating hybrid text featuring a collection of actual letters from her father to her mother as well as imagined responses from her mother. The letters tell the story of her parents as they met, courted, and survived the years of sacrifice and anguish that the country endured during World War II. Join us as Ellen shares the background of the story, a bit about her experiences writing and publishing the book, and featured selections from the text. Copies will be available for purchase and signing.

Delavan Book & Wine Society
Tuesday, September 24 at 5 p.m. at the Village Supper Club
Join in our newest book discussion group! Our co-ed group of book lovers will meet the 4th Tuesday of each month at a local restaurant to discuss great reads; no specific title will be selected each month. Food and/or beverages will be available for purchase; no purchase necessary to attend the group. This month’s meeting will take place at The Village Supper Club, 1725 South Shore Drive, Delavan, 262-728-6360. Happy Hour is from 3 to 6 p.m. and features specially priced appetizers and drinks.

Taking Care of You
Wednesdays, October 2, 9, 16 & 23 from 2-4 p.m.
Please register
Amanda Kostman from UW-Extension leads a multi-session program offering practical strategies and experiences to help you deal with the stress in your life. Explore topics through small group discussion, self-reflection and activities. Program activities are aimed at increasing mindfulness, positive emotions, optimism, resiliency to stress, coping skills, and self-care of one’s mind, body, and spirit.

Lakeshores Memory Café
Friday, October 4 at Lake Geneva Public Library at 11 a.m.
Memory Cafés offer people with dementia and their care partners a safe welcoming environment in which to enjoy regular social interaction with others in similar circumstances.   Take advantage of this partnership between the Burlington Public Library, Lake Geneva Public Library, Aram Public Library (Delavan) and the Alzheimer’s Association.  This memory café will rotate between the three libraries on the first Friday of each month at 11:00am. First time attendees, please call the Alzheimer’s Association at 800-272-3900.

New Quilts from The Stitchery
Thursday, October 10 at 1:30 p.m.
The Friends of Aram Public Library and Nancy Snyder present favorite new quilt designs from The Stitchery. This always popular program features refreshments, too.

October Adult Craft
Monday, October 14 and Thursday October 17 at 5:30 or 6:30 p.m.
Please register
Join us for one of our adult craft nights. All materials are provided for our seasonal craft. Due to high demand and limited space, we regret that we cannot accommodate children at these sessions.

Adult Writing Group
Tuesday, October 15 at 5:30 p.m.
If you’re an aspiring writer seeking an incentive to get started, meet with others on the third Tuesday of each month for an opportunity to hone your skills. Bring examples of your work to share with the group!

World Singing Day
Saturday, October 19 at 11 a.m.
World Singing Day brings people together in their communities all around the world through the simple act of singing together, and provides an opportunity to celebrate our global family through the international language of music. World Singing Day is not a competition, and no rehearsals are required. Anyone can join in the fun. Gather in front of Aram Library at the appointed time and let your voice be heard!

Delavan Book & Wine Society
Tuesday, October 22 at 5 p.m. at the Delavan Lake Store Lounge
Our co-ed group of book lovers will meet the 4th Tuesday of each month at a local restaurant to discuss great reads; no specific title will be selected each month. Food and/or beverages will be available for purchase; no purchase necessary to attend the group. This month’s meeting will take place at The Delavan Lake Store Lounge, 2001 North Shore Drive, Delavan, 262-745-3147.

Papercutting (Papel Picado) with Rosie Zamora
Wednesday, October 23 – Youth & Families
Wednesday, October 30 – Teens & Adults
Both sessions at 6 p.m.
Please register
Mexican paper cutting is an art form that dates back to Pre-Columbian times. It was used in ancient rituals. Bark-paper and deer skins were two common media. Papercuts are currently used as decorations for different festivities including the Mexican Day of the Dead. Tissue paper and plastic are commonly used. These workshops will introduce learners to two types of papercutting: scissor cuts and chisel cuts. The first involves folding and cutting tissue paper to make desired designs. This class is designed for children, but is also appropriate for any age. The second type involves the use of: tissue paper, an x-acto knife and a pattern. This class is appropriate for someone who can safely work with a sharp blade.

Aram Book Club
Thursday, October 24 at 6:30 p.m.
We will be discussing Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover. Pick up a copy of the book at the library.

Guilty Pleasures Book Club
Monday, October 28 at 6 p.m.
This club meets monthly to discuss selections in the romance and mystery genres. This month we will be discussing A Perilous Undertaking by Deanna Raybourn.

RBDigital for E-Magazines
Enjoy unlimited digital access to all your favorite magazines – at no cost! Click on the RBDigital button on our website (under the Borrow menu/ Digital Magazines) to sign up, and download the app to find and read a constantly updated selection of titles.

RBDigital para E-Magazines
Disfrute de acceso ilimitado a todas sus revistas favoritas – ¡sin costo! Haga clic en en el botón de RBDigital en nuestra página web (debajo del menú borrow/Digital Magazines) para poder registrarse, y descargue la aplicación para leer nuestra selección de revistas que constantemente estamos actualizando.

BookMyne available for your devices – Download today!
Need access to your library catalog on the go? Add SirsiDynix’s BookMyne app, available both on Google Play and the Apple App Store. You can check availability of items by typing the title or scanning an item UPC, place holds, view best seller lists, manage your library account, and more.

BookMyne está disponible para sus dispositivos – ¡Descárguela hoy mismo!
¿Necesita acceso al catálogo de la biblioteca en donde quiera que esté? Descargue la aplicación SirsiDynix’s BookMyne, disponible en Google Play y App Store. Vea la disponibilidad del material escribiendo el título o escaneando el código de barras, reserve material, vea los libros más vendidos, maneje su cuenta de la biblioteca y más.

Interpreters are available for all programs upon request. Please notify the library at least 3 days in advance of the program date.

 

 

 

 

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Homebound Library Services

If you are a resident of a retirement living facility and unable to come to the Library due to disability, illness, or injury, our Friends of the Library group may be able to deliver materials to you on a monthly basis. Please contact the library at 262-728-3111 for more information.

Computer/Smartphone Assistance

Make an appointment with a librarian for a 45-minute one-on-one session with a librarian for assistance with anything computer related, such as downloading e-books and audiobooks, filling out online applications, signing up or managing email, or learning to use Microsoft Office software. Bring in your own device or we will use one of our computers.

Take Your Grandkids to…

Looking to show your darling grandkids a great time (or just need to get them out of mom’s hair for a bit!)? Check our event calendar for lots of fun programs hosted by our children’s librarian. You can also call the library to get information on our many programs at 262-728-3111.

Around Town

Walworth County Aging and Disability Resource Center.
Access to community resources and services for older adults and adults with disabilities. (262) 741-3400 or 800-365-1587 (Toll Free)

Telecare
Telecare is a community service program designed specifically for older adults who live alone regardless of their mobility, health status or degree of isolation. Participants are called daily by dedicated volunteers to ensure that all is well. Please call the Volunteer Connection, Inc at 262-472-9632 for more information about this valuable service.

Senior Lunch Centers
Six senior dining centers provide nutritious lunch time meals to persons who are aged 60 and older. (Delavan location: Woodview Park Apartments, 353 Tyrrell Court (M,W,F), 262-728-5618). In addition to providing a good meal, senior dining centers offer an opportunity for older adults to socialize with other members of their community. Affordable, home-style meals are served. Reservations are required at least one business day in advance to hold a meal at a senior dining center.

Senior Resource Program
Access the Senior Resource Program for help with:

  • Advance Care Planning
  • Medication assistance programs
  • Alternative living
  • Senior care
  • In-home assessments
  • Helping distance caregivers
  • Locating services
  • Any questions related to seniors and services available.

There is no charge to access the Senior Resource Coordinator. This is a service provided to your community, funded by Aurora Health Care. (262) 249-5037

SeniorCare
Wisconsin’s Prescription Drug Assistance Program for those residents who are 65 years of age or older. This can help residents save money on their prescription drugs and related health care costs. Call 1-800-657-2038 for information, or find additional help with medical bills.

Transportation Services

  • Walworth County Transportation Program 262-741-3168
  • Tri-County American Red Cross 877-605-0760
  • VIP Services Inc Elkhorn 262-723-4043
  • Medix Specialized Transportation 866-787-1077
  • Para Tech Ambulance 800-421-2234

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