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RACINE — The Racine Public Library, 75 Seventh St., is offering these programs:

The library welcomes youth in grades one to eight to take part in the Milwaukee Bucks Reading Challenge. Children who read at least 250 pages will be eligible for a complimentary ticket offer to a select Bucks home game. Children who read at least 500 pages will have their name entered into a drawing for an autographed Milwaukee Bucks basketball. Forms are available at the main library and bookmobile and must be turned in at either location by Feb. 5.

Book Br@ts: Book Discussion Group, for third-graders, 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 16. Sign up at the Youth Services Desk or call Anne Callaghan at 262-636-9245.

Minecraft Open Lab, 5-6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17. Register by calling 262-636-9217 or visit the Adult Services Desk.

Repair Cafe, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20. People may bring things that do not work, are broken or need repair (DVD player, toaster, table, sweater, etc.). Hosted by the Friends of the Racine Public Library Inc. Register at

Between You and Me Book Group, 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8. “The Defender: How the Legendary Black Newspaper Changed America from the Age of the Pullman Porters to the Age of Obama” by Ethan Michaeli will be discussed. Sponsored by Coming Together Racine to read books about racism and race relations together and discuss views. The group meets on the second Thursday of the month.

Teen Reads Book Club, for youth in grades six to 12, 4:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 29. “Alternate History” will be discussed. Register by Jan. 22.

For more information or to register for a program, call the library at 262-636-9245 or go to, unless otherwise listed.


WATERFORD — The Waterford Public Library, 101 N. River St., is offering these free events:

Building Blocks Storytime, 5:30-5:15 p.m. Mondays, Jan. 15-Feb. 19. Books and musical activities will engage parents and children ages 5 and younger.

Adult Coloring & Crafts, 6-7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15. Coloring sheets will be provided. People can bring a craft to work on.

Reading to Chester, 4:30-5:15 p.m. Wednesdays, Jan. 17 and Feb. 21. Individual children and/or families can sign up for one 15-minute block of time. Participants will read to Chester, a friendly cairn terrier/dachshund mix. The signup sheet is in the children’s area.

Afternoon Movie for Adults, 1-3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 18. Register in advance. Call or visit library for movie title.

A valid library card is required. For more information, call 262-534-3988 or go to


BURLINGTON — Tom Kipp, head of Cardinal Stritch University’s Career Education Program, will be administering the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator test at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17, at the Burlington Public Library, 166 E. Jefferson St. Visitors will be able to see how their personality impacts their career and happiness. This is a free program. Visit the library or call 262-342-1130 to register.


ROCHESTER — These free story times featuring stories, songs, counting, STEM and crafts will be held Jan. 15-17 and Jan. 22 at the Rochester Public Library, 208 W. Spring St.:

Mondays & Wednesdays — Toddler Time (ages 3 and younger), 10:30 a.m.

Tuesdays — Preschool Story Time (ages 3-5), 10:30 a.m.



Alyssa Mauk covers breaking news and courts. She enjoys hanging out with her daughter, gaming on her XBOX One, comic books and heavy metal music.

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