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Make 2018 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  October 17, 24, November 5, 12, 28 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 –  octubre 17, 24, noviembre 5, 12, 28 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.

ResCare Workforce Services – Tuesdays from 9 am to 12 p.m.
FoodShare Employment and Training Talent Development Specialist on-site weekly at Aram Public Library. Walk-in or by appointment. The FoodShare Employment and Training (FSET) program is a free program that helps FoodShare members build their job skills and find jobs. To schedule an appointment with Nick at Aram Public Library please call 262-741-5180

Servicios ResCare Workforce – los martes de 9 a.m. a 12 p.m.
El programa de Empleos y Entrenamiento de FoodShare (FSET) es un programa gratuito que ayuda a los miembros de FoodShare a mejorar sus habilidades y encontrar trabajo. Reúnase con el Desarrollador Especialista de Talento de FSET en la Biblioteca Pública Aram, quien podrá evaluar sus fortalezas, necesidades y preferencias para ayudarle a conseguir trabajo. Puede llegar o llame a Nick al 262-741-5180 para agenda una cita.

Adult Writing Group: Tuesday, October 16 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!

Grupo de Escritura Para Adultos: Martes  16 de octubre a las 5:30 p.m.
Si usted es un aspirante a escritor buscando un incentivo para empezar, reúnase con otros el tercer martes de cada mes para tener una oportunidad para pulir sus habilidades. ¡Traiga ejemplos de su trabajo para compartir con otros!

Dia de los Muertos Ofrenda Presentation – Wednesday, October 17 at 6 p.m.
Join Rosa Zamora as she demonstrates how to create a Dia de los Muertos altar! This presentation will also include an explanation of the cultural significance of Day of the Dead and stresses the importance of memorializing deceased loved ones, in addition to a brief explanation on Mexican papercutting.

Presentación de Ofrenda Día de los Muertos –
Miércoles 17 de Octubre a las 6:00 p.m.
Únase a Rosa Zamora quien demostrará como crear un altar del Día de los Muertos. Esta presentación también incluye una explicación del significado cultural del Día de los Muertos y resalta la importancia de conmemorar a nuestros queridos difuntos, además d una breve explicación del papel picado Mexicano.

Aram Book Club: Pretty Baby by Mary Kubica
Thursday, October 18 at 6:30 p.m. 

Club de Libros Aram
Jueves 18 de octubre a las 6:30 p.m.
Platicaremos sobre Pretty Baby por Mary Kubica. Pase a la biblioteca por su copia del libro.

Guilty Pleasures Book Club: Dead in the Water by Annelise Ryan
Monday, October 29 at 6 p.m.
This club meets monthly to discuss selections in the romance and mystery genres.

Club de Libros Guilty Pleasures
Lunes 29 de octubre a las 6 p.m.
Este club se reúne cada mes para discutir la selección en géneros de romance y misterio.

Aram Art Adventures for Adults
Tuesday, October 30 from 5:30-7 p.m.
Drop in to experience a self-paced art activity. Pin it up with a “cork” board!

Aventuras de Arte Aram para Adultos
Martes 30 de octubre de 5:30-7:00 p.m.
Pase a experimentar una actividad a su paso. ¡Vamos a crear un tablero de corcho!

Food for Fines–November 1-30!
Do your part to replenish the food pantry supplies at the same time you reduce your fines for overdue library materials.  For each nonperishable food item you bring in, we’ll take $1 off your overdue fines.  All donations must be in good condition and not past their expiration or sell-by dates. (Ramen noodles and gelatin mixes will not be accepted.) Food for Fines does not apply to charges for damaged or lost materials.

Lakeshores Memory Café – Friday, November 2
at Aram 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 a.m. First time attendees, please call the Alzheimer’s Association at 800-272-3900.

Lakeshores Memory Café – Viernes 2 de noviembre
a las 11:00 a.m. en la Biblioteca Pública de Aram
Memory Cafés ofrece a las personas con demencia y sus familias un ambiente amigable en donde pueden disfrutar de interacciones sociales normales con otros en circunstancias similares. Tome ventaja de nuestra asociación entre las Bibliotecas Públicas de Burlington, Lake Geneva, Aram (Delavan) y la Asociación de Alzheimer. Este café rotará entre las 3 biblioteca el primer viernes de cada mes a las 11:00 a.m. Los que asisten por primera vez, primero deben de llamar a la Asociación de Alzheimer al 800-272-3900.

Tail Waggin’ Tutors + Read Off Your Fines
Saturday, November 3 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Fines got you down?  Come to the library and spend some time reading…and watch those fines minimize!  Each participant will receive $1 off of their fines for each 15 minutes read at the library during the program.  Our sweet Tail Waggin’ Tutor, Divot, will be here to listen to you read from 10-11 a.m. and that reading can also be used to read off your fines. Just sign in, start reading, and sign out when you’re finished!  Easy peasy!  Read Off Your Fines is only applicable for overdue items and will not reduce charges for lost or damaged materials.

Tail Waggin’ Tutors + Read Off Your Fines
Sábado 3 de noviembre de 10 a.m. a 12 p.m.
¿Tiene multas? Venga a la biblioteca a pasar el tiempo leyendo… ¡y disminuya sus multas! Cada participante descontará $1 de su multa por cada 15 minutos de lectura en la biblioteca durante el programa. Y mientras esté aquí, ¡pase a leer al simpático perrito terapéutico Divot! ¡Esos minutos cuentan para pagar su deuda!  ¿Qué tan bien está eso? Simplemente regístrese, comience a leer y firme cuando haya terminado. Read Off Your Fines solo aplica para elementos atrasados y no reduce los cargos por materiales dañados o extraviados.

Adult Craft: A “Give Thanks” Board
Monday, November 5 and Thursday, November 8 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Registration required.
Join us for one of our November adult craft nights where we will be decorating a frame to create a space to “give thanks” this upcoming Thanksgiving holiday.  All materials are provided, but space is limited so please register.

Adult Writing Group–Tuesday, November 6 at 5:30 p.m.
If you’re an aspiring writer seeking an incentive to get started, meet with others on the first Tuesday of each month for an opportunity to hone your skills. Bring examples of your work to share with the group!

More Than Birchbark & Feathers
Monday, November 12 at 5:30 p.m.
Adults, learn everything you were never taught about Native Americans and their culture during this informative program with Bruce Pettibone (Ma’hi Shutz) of the Ho Chunk Nation, Black River Falls; and Danielle Hornett (Biitaaasinokwe) of the Bad River Ojibwe/Oklahoma Cherokee Nation.  No question too silly or too inappropriate!  (Just don’t ask anything too personal, please!)

DIY Make and Take Pie
Wednesday, November 14 & Tuesday, November 20 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Registration is required. 
Nothing says autumn like homemade apple pie.  Warm, cozy, and oh-so-delicious!  Sign up to create a crust and filling for your very own apple pie.  Give it as a gift or enjoy it yourself!  This program is great for pie enthusiasts of almost any age, so bring your family along and make a pie together!  All materials will be provided.  Space is limited, so registration is required.  Stop by the Adult Desk or call (262) 728-3111, x100 to reserve your spot.

Aram Book Club–Thursday, November 15 at 6:30 p.m.
We will be discussing Nutshell by Ian McEwan. Pick up a copy of the book at the library.

Guilty Pleasures Book Club–Monday, November 26 at 6 p.m.
This club meets monthly to discuss selections in the romance and mystery genres.

Aram Art Adventures for Adults–Tuesday, November 27 from 5:30-7 p.m.
Drop in to experience a self-paced art activity.

 

 

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

Links & Things

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