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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  August 6, 13, 22, 29 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 –  agosto 6, 13, 22, 29 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.

Lakeshores Memory Café – Friday, August 3
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.

Read Off Your Fines + Tail Waggin’ Tutors
Saturday, August 4 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.  And while you’re here, stop by and read to our sweet Tail Waggin’ Tutor, Divot!  Those minutes will count towards Read Off Your Fines, as well!  Even better?  The time spent reading can ALSO count for the Summer Reading Program!  How sweet is that?!  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.

Cook the Book Club: Frozen Delights
Monday, August 6 at 6 p.m.
Each month a different genre of cooking will be featured. Participants can peruse the cookbooks on display at the library prior to the meeting date and select a recipe to prepare. The evening of the meeting we will have a chance to sample all the recipes chosen and discuss the preparation and taste. Come savor with us!

Adult Craft: Capture Some Color
Monday, August 6 and Thursday, August 9 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Registration is required.
Join us for one of our August adult craft nights when we will be making a necklace and gift bag. All materials are provided, but space is limited.

The Friends’ of Aram Public Library Annual Book Sale–
August 11 from 8am-3pm!

Aram Book Club–Thursday, August 16 at 6:30 p.m.
We will be discussing The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. Pick up a copy of the book at the library.

Guilty Pleasures Book Club
Note Date Change: Monday, August 20 at 6 p.m.
This club meets monthly to discuss selections in the romance and mystery genres.
This month we will be reading Open Season by C. J. Box.

Scarecrow Build! – Tuesday, August 21 at 1:30 p.m. Registration is required.
It’s scarecrow building time!  Aram Public Library and Delavan Downtown Business Association​ will provide the frames, some clothes, and materials for the head.  You provide the creativity!  Is there something special your scarecrow just HAS to have?  Bring it along! Once completed, the scarecrows will be displayed downtown for this year’s annual Scarecrow Fest 2018​!  All ages are welcome, but there will be small pieces and building materials–hot glue, etc.–so young children will need to be accompanied by an adult.  Stop by the Children’s Desk or call (262) 728-3111, x117 to reserve your spot and give ’em something to crow about!

Aram Art Adventures for Adults
Tuesday, August 28 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Drop in to experience a self-paced art activity. Go floral with Splatter Paint Cards.

 Adult Writing Group does not meet this month! – See you Sept 4.

 

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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Especially for Seniors

At the Library

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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