Make 2020 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.
Knit and Crochet Club – February 19, 26, March 2, 9, 18, 25 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 – febrero 19, 26, marzo 2, 9, 18, 25 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.
NEW PROGRAM! Coloring & Coffee
Tuesdays at 10 a.m.
Color, relax, repeat. Join us on Tuesdays for a coloring event. Coloring is proven to bring the body and mind into the present by providing a relaxing outlet. Coloring books, pencils, and other supplies will be provided. Bring your coffee or purchase from the Friends. Registration is NOT required.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
The library will be closed Sunday, February 2 & Friday, February 21. If you have returns please feel free to put them in the parking lot drop box.
*Currently taking tax aide appointments for March. Appointments for February are filled at all locations.
Trained representatives from AARP Tax Aide will be offering free tax preparation services February through March at local libraries. Delavan will have appointments only on Thursdays. Please call for more information or an appointment.
Show the Animals some Love in February!
Help the homeless animals at Lakeland Animal Shelter and reduce your overdue fines at the same time! During the month of February, we’ll be collecting pet food (both canned and dry) and cat litter for the animal shelter. In exchange for your donation, we’ll reduce your overdue fines. This program does not apply to fees for lost or damaged items.
2020 Census Recruiting Event!
February 17 – 2:30pm-4:30pm
February 20 – 11:00am-1:00pm & 2:30pm-4:30pm
Join the 2020 Census Team! Mondays and Thursdays in February a recruiter will be on hand at the library to answer your questions about working for the Census and to help fill out the online application.
Guilty Pleasures Book Club: Blaze of Sun by Bella Forrest
Monday, February 24 at 6 p.m.
This club meets monthly to discuss selections in the romance and mystery genres.
Delavan Book & Wine Society
Tuesday, February 25 at 5 p.m. at Jonathan’s on Brick St.
Our co-ed group of book lovers will meet 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 Jonathan’s on Brick Street, 116 E. Walworth Ave., 262-725-7715
Aram Book Club
Thursday, March 5 at 6:30 p.m.
We will be discussing Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng. Pick up a copy of the book at the library. Anyone who has read the book is welcome to attend.
Monday, March 9 and Thursday, March 12 at 5:30 and 6:30
Registration is required
Join us for one of our popular adult craft nights! All materials are provided for a winter craft, but space is limited so please register.
Lakeshores Memory Café
Tuesday, March 10 at Barrett Memorial Library
in Williams Bay at 1 p.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 Lakeshores libraries and the Alzheimer’s Association. This memory café will rotate between libraries on the second Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. First time attendees, please call the Alzheimer’s Association at 800-272-3900.
Armenia in the Spotlight
Tuesday, March 10 at 6:30pm
Nane, a foreign exchange student residing this year in Delavan, is offering a presentation about her home country and its rich culture and history.
Social Justice Book Club
Thursday, March 12 at 2 p.m.
Our newest book discussion group will investigate thought-provoking stories to get us thinking and talking about social inequality in the United States and the world. We will explore books about poverty, immigration, criminal justice, race, or gender issues. March’s title is Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Matthew Desmond. Pick up a copy of the book at the library.
2020 Delavan Train Show
Saturday, March 21, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday, March 22, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Stop by Aram Library during the exciting Train Show to view the layout on display and, while you’re here, choo-choo-choose to take a gander at the Friends of Aram Public Library book sale!
Monday, March 23 at 1 p.m.
Winter isn’t normally the best season for plants, but we all know cacti are hearty. Even heartier, though? CACTUS ROCKS. Paint or Sharpie rocks to look like your favorite succulents and arrange them in a tiny pot for a super cute splash of greenery in your life, regardless of the weather.
Delavan Book & Wine Society
Tuesday, March 24 at 5 p.m. at The Village Supper Club
Our co-ed group of book lovers will meet 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 S. Shore Drive, 262-728-6360
Guilty Pleasures Book Club
Monday, March 30 at 6 p.m.
This month’s selection is Halfway to the Grave by Jeaniene Frost
Spring Paper Craft with Colleen Mendez
Tuesday, March 31 at 6 p.m.
Think spring with Colleen Mendez as she shows you how to make your very own springtime and/or Easter cards! Space is limited, so registration is required. Stop by the Adult Desk or call (262) 728-3111, x100 to sign up.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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:
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
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.
Helpful websites and phone numbers to know: