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Jessie Garcia, Packer Sportscaster -- Wed., Oct. 14

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Jesse Garcia

Ever wonder what it's like to interview famous athletes and coaches? For twenty years, sportscaster Jessie Garcia has done just that. In My Life with the Green & Gold, she brings fans to the sidelines at Lambeau Field, inside the locker room, aboard the Packers bus, and into the host's chair at The Mike McCarthy Show. 

On Wed., Oct. 14, beginning at 6:30 pm. in the McGinley Room, Ms. Garcia will be offering a close, personal glimpse of her interaction with this outstanding team.

My Life with the Green & Gold

A self-proclaimed "terrible athlete," Garcia reported on Wisconsin's beloved Green Bay Packers during the Holmgren, Rhodes, Sherman, and McCarthy years. She's been a Packers sideline reporter for preseason games and covered the team during its Super Bowl showdowns against the Patriots, Broncos, and Steelers. She's traveled with the team to Tokyo and the White House and to schools and retirement homes, where the gridiron heroes interacted with their fans.

Garcia's expertise is capturing behind-the-scenes, human-interest stories. In My Life with the Green & Gold, she shares a personal and humorous insider's look at many Wisconsin sports heroes from the perspective of a female sports journalist--and working mom--who has ridden the adrenaline rush to be on the air at 5 a.m., 10 p.m., and any hour in between all while juggling the many demands of family life. Not many parents can say they've changed their child's diaper in the tunnel at Lambeau Field, but Jessie Garcia can.

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet and listen to Ms. Garcia at the library! Copies of her book will be available for sale as well.

Climate Changes' Impact on Northwoods -- Prof. Ankur Desai -- Thurs., Oct. 22

Prof. Ankur Desai

Prof. Ankur Desai, an Associate Professor at the UW Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, will be coming to the library on Thursday, Oct. 22, for an evening program on the impact of climate change on the northwoods.  Prof. Desai has been studying how ecosystems respond to climate variability and how the climate responds to ecological  patterns and processes for a number of years in the northwoods of WI. 

Please join us that evening, Oct. 22, beginning at 6:30 p.m. in the library's McGinley Room.

Ankur Desai is an associate professor of atmospheric and oceanic sciences at UW–Madison. He studies how ecosystems respond to climate variability and how the climate responds to ecological patterns and processes. Professor Desai’s areas of expertise include climate change, ecosystems and atmospheres, atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases and vegetation dynamics and nutrient cycling.

Don't miss this program on one of the most treasured assets of our part of the state!

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

The Antigo Public Library recently kicked off its 1000 Books Before Kindergarten Club! This free program encourages you to read 1000 books with your child before he or she enters school—a goal experts say children need to help them learn to read for themselves.

One of the best ways to encourage learning is to spend time sharing books every day. Reading together helps develop important pre-reading skills that provide a solid literacy foundation—a key to school and learning success. Plus, sharing stories together is fun!

Also, there are gifts your child can earn for each step of the reading challenge, plus your child can earn stickers to affix to the giant houses we've constructed in the children's area of the library.

Sign up anytime by visiting the library!

Opt In to Text Alerts

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Cell phone users can opt in to receive text alerts. These alerts include: notice that an item you placed on hold is now available; courtesy notices for items coming due shortly; and overdue notices. Only the patron, however, can choose this option; the library staff cannot "turn on" this feature for you.

Receiving notices via text alert is the fastest means of receiving these notices.

If you're interested, under My Library on the V-Cat catalog home page, select My Account and then Modify Patron Information. Fill in your mobile number (even if you think we already have it), read the terms and conditions for receving alerts, check the Opt In box, and scroll to the bottom and click Submit. If you have previously chosen to receive email or phone notices, you will still receive these, but text alerts will be sent in addition to the other means.

You must have both an email account and a cell phone in order to opt in to text alerts.

Features of the Online Catalog

New Catalog


There are a number of new features in the Sierra online catalog, some of which will be new to patrons.

Reading History and Reading Lists
Patrons have long wanted to be able to keep lists of what they have already checked out from the library, as well as lists of what they want to read.  Now they can do just that!   Both are very useful tools, but they function quite differently.

  • Reading History
    Keeping a history of everything you check out in Sierra is not an option that every user wants.  Because of the Patriot Act, all such reading histories can be subject to subpoena.  However, users are given the option of opting in to this feature if they wish.  Sierra will NOT keep a Reading History unless you tell it to do so.
  • Reading Lists
    You can create multiple Reading Lists at any time in the catalog , and, from these lists, you can place holds on items.

Using the Book Bag
The book bag is a handy tool when  you want to request more than one item at a time or add more than one item to a reading list. Just as in an online store, you can collect items in a bag (similar to a shopping cart, but free) so that you can save time and effort in performing a single transaction rather than a multitude of individual ones. Fill up your bag and then request everything with one click, or put your bagged items in a saved list.

Community Events Calendar

See what's going all of Langlade County!



A great number of community-oriented people are pooling their resources to develop a one-stop calendar for the residents of Langlade County. Personnel at the City of Antigo, Langlade County Economic Development, the Antigo Public Library, Chamber of Commerce, Family Corner Resource Center, UW-Extention, and the Boys and Girls Club of Langlade County have found an online calendar where all community events can be entered. The Antigo School District events are included as well. This calendar will grow with the community and your input!

Just click on the date you are interested in, and that day's events will be displayed.

Please take a look and tell us what you think!