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The stars have fascinated human beings since ancient times. Families had little entertainment at night before the invention of candles and oil lamps. Gazing at the stars and creating stories about them is a cross-cultural phenomenon. Many myths explain the existence of constellations by telling us that the gods placed people in the sky to keep them safe or as a reward for exceptional behavior.
Stories with star rewards existed long before school children hoped to see stars on their homework and test papers. The good sister receives a golden star on her forehead in the Italian fairy tale, “The Colony of Cats”, from the Crimson Fairy Book edited by Andrew Lang. Two Hispanic versions, Little Gold Star retold by Robert D. San Souci and Estrellita de Oro/Little Gold Star retold by Joe Hayes, also have the good sister receiving a gold star on her forehead.
The Wauwatosa Children’s Librarians will present an “Under the Stars Family Story Night” on Wednesday, April 22nd and Thursday, April 23rd from 6:30 – 7:00 pm at the Wauwatosa Public Library. This program of stories and rhymes is most appropriate for families with children ages 3 and older. For more information or to register, please call the Wauwatosa Children's Library at 414-471-8486.
Animals Make Us Human: Creating the Best Life for Animals
by Temple Grandin
Corsair: a Novel of the Oregon Files by Clive Cussler
Joker One: a Marine Platoon’s Story of Courage, Leadership and Brotherhood by Donovan Campbell
Last Dickens by Matthew Pearl
Rich Bride, Poor Bride: Your Ultimate Wedding Planning Guide by Sean Buckley
Triumph of Music by T.C.W. Blanning
Universe in a Mirror; the Saga of the Hubble Telescope and the Visionaries Who Built It by Robert Zimmerman
When March Went Mad: the Game that Transformed Basketball by Seth Davis
Why Him? Why Her?: Finding Real Love by Understanding Your Personality Type by Helen E. Fisher
You Must Remember This: the Warner Bros. Story by Richard Schickel
Dewey: the Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World by Vicki Myron
Heart and Soul by Maeve Binchy
Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry
Outliers: the Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell
Run for Your Life by James Patterson
Music on CD
Middle Cyclone/ Neko Case
Miles from India: a Celebration of the Music of Miles Davis (performed by various musicians)
Symphonies/ Igor Stravinsky (performed by the Berliner Philharmoniker and the Rundfunkchor Berlin)
Symphony in Three Movements; Symphony of Psalms: 1948 Revised Version; Symphony in C
Watchmen: Music from the Motion Picture
Way I See It/ Raphael Saadiq
What Just Happened
Wauwatosa Library has just subscribed to ConsumerReports.org, the online version of Consumer Reports!
This means that as a resident of Wauwatosa, you can now have access to the ratings, recommendations and articles found in Consumer Reports from your home or office for free. Of course, the library will continue to subscribe to Consumer Reports magazine, the most trusted source for consumer information but now, you will have the convenience of being able to search for information from your personal computer when you need it.
Like the magazine, ConsumerReports.org provides unbiased reviews and ratings of thousands of products and services. Searchable categories include cars, appliances, electronics, home and garden, babies and kids, money, food and health. In addition, you’ll find the latest consumer news, blogs, forums and video content.
Click on the Consumer Reports link on the library’s website and log on with your library card number.
This year’s leadership awards will be given to six outstanding area high school students and the Arthur B. Kohasky Leadership Award will be presented to Jon Vice, Past President and CEO of Children’s Hospital. The keynote speaker at the luncheon will be Bob Woodward, award-winning journalist and best-selling author.
Jon Vice provided nearly three decades of leadership to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, creating one of the country’s leading medical facilities for pediatric care. Since becoming President and CEO in 1984, he has overseen the growth of 14 entities, including hospitals, clinics, a research center and a foundation. Outreach efforts under his direction included school-based health care for Milwaukee’s most disadvantaged children, the Children’s Health Education Center and integration of the Children’s Service Society of Wisconsin. Recently “retired,” Mr. Vice serves on several boards, including Children’s Miracle Network here and in the U.K., and has served on the Children’s Research Institute and Children’s Community Health Plan boards. He has also joined the faculty of his alma mater, the University of Alabama-Birmingham.
Bob Woodward’s name has been synonymous with investigative journalism since winning the 1973 Pulitzer Prize for his reporting with Carl Bernstein on the Watergate scandal. His articles for the Washington Post on the aftermath of the 9-11 terrorist attacks won the National Affairs Pulitzer Prize in 2002. He has been called “the most celebrated journalist of our age.” In addition to reporting, Woodward has authored or coauthored 14 bestselling books. He has more #1 nonfiction bestsellers that any contemporary American author and three of his books have been made into movies. His latest book, The War Within: A Secret White House History 2006-2008, is the last in his series about the Bush administration.
The Wauwatosa Public Library Foundation invites you to join us for the Spring Leadership Luncheon, May 12th at 12:00 noon at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 10499 Innovation Dr., in Wauwatosa. Tickets are $40.00 and are available at the Library Information Desk. All proceeds go to benefit the Wauwatosa Public Library Foundation.