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March 2021

Our Current Services
As COVID numbers in our community continue to fluctuate, we will be adjusting our in-person services accordingly to serve your needs and ensure the health and safety of our patrons and staff. Check our website and Facebook page for our most up-to-date hours.

Adult Grab & Go Kits
Combat cabin fever by trying a new project. Kits change each week and are available at curbside pickup on a first come, first serve, basis while supplies last. Look for projects celebrating the coming of spring this March. 
Reflections on Race and Racism
Thursday, March 11  ·
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Join us for a discussion with filmmaker Craig Dudnick about Evanston’s African-American residents who grew up during the Great Migration from the American South to Chicago and experienced racial discrimination. Dudnick will talk about the idea for his documentary, “Evanston’s Living History” and share his insights about interviewing members of the African-American community in and around Chicago.
Register here or call (608) 348-7441 x4. 
Starting from Scratch: Your Family Tree
Wednesday, March 10 at 6:30 pm
If you've ever been interested in beginning a search into your family's past, this class is for you. You'll explore many history sources, learn how to develop your own research plan, meet other genealogy enthusiasts, and begin your own search into your family's history. Presented via Zoom by Kerin Colson, local history and genealogy research specialist from the Schreiner Memorial Library in Lancaster.
Click here to register and receive the Zoom link.
Virtual Adult Book Club
Tuesday, March 16

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Our March book club will meet on Zoom. In March, we will be discussing All You Can Ever Know by Nicole Chang. For information on how to join the Zoom discussion, please email Kelli at
No registration is required.
Let's Talk Dirt: Composting 101
Thursday, April 22 at 6:30 pm

Join Master Gardeners and the Platteville Public Library for a virtual presentation on composting basics. Help your garden be its best! Registration is required with an email to receive the Zoom link. Registration starts on April 1. 
March 1 - 31
Our annual Peeps diorama is moving into your homes this year! Ask at the front desk or at curbside pickup for a Peeps kit, filled with all the basics you'll need to make a diorama (including a box of Peeps). You're free to add in your own supplies, including your own Peeps, or forego the library kit and use only your own supplies! Send us a photo of your Peeps diorama and we'll share it on our Facebook page for our Peep-le's Choice voting. Visit for more information. For all ages.
Book Club Author Visit
March 16

6:30pm · Ages 8-12
Virtual Author Visit with E.L. Shen author of "The Comeback". To register- pick up a copy of The Comeback at the library and then join us on Zoom. Click this link to register.
Special Guest Storytime
Wednesdays at 2pm
Join University of Wisconsin-Platteville students each week as they share a live story presentation on the library's Facebook page. Be sure to pick up a grab & go for each week's craft. No registration required. 
Infant and Toddler Storytime
Wednesdays at 10am

February 3- April 21
Ages 0-3

Join us for a new story every Wednesday for Infant and Toddlers on Facebook
No registration required.
Lucky Pick 
March 1- 31

Do you remember Blind Date With a Book? This is it-- but in March! Choose from a selection of mysteriously wrapped books, check it out without knowing the title and take it home to discover if you've found a new favorite book! Books available in the Children's section. 
New: eMagazines!
Libby/OverDrive just got even better: Wisconsin has now added magazines to the Digital Library collection! There are over 3,000 magazine titles, including international titles. There's a magazine for everyone, whether you're a fan of cars, crafts, home, travel, food, drink, tech, outdoors, science, or entertainment. And it only gets better:
  • Unlike Libby/Overdrive ebooks, there's no waiting for magazines.
  • Magazine checkouts don't count against your ten Libby/Overdrive checkouts.
  • Past issues are available for most magazines. 
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