Gale Courses – Free online learning

The Monarch Library System is providing library card holders an opportunity to engage in meaningful learning through Gale Courses. This robust online resource provides access to over 360 classes on multiple topics of interest, including career training programs.

All you need to get started is a current library card, an internet connection and an eager mind that’s ready to learn. You can access the courses through the Monarch Catalog (monarchcatalog.org) by searching “Gale Courses”, or click on this link education.gale.com/l-monarchls/

Stop in the library if you are interested in learning more about Gale Courses and we can help you get started.

Ancestry Library Edition

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The subscription is only available for use in the library.

ProQuest has partnered with Ancestry.com to create Ancestry® Library Edition, one of the most important genealogical collections available today.

It has unparalleled coverage of the United States and the United Kingdom, including census, vital, church, court, and immigration records, as well as record collections from Canada, Europe, Australia and other areas of the world!  This collection, with thousands of databases and billions of indexed names, is essential to having a broad genealogy collection, and its valuable content is a strong complement to HeritageQuest® Online.

The one year subscription was paid for by the Friends of the Cedar Grove Public Library.

Unwind, Unplug & Relax Coloring

Every Monday a new Mandala will be available to color at the library.  We will be using Simple to Medium complex designs.

Coloring Mandalas exercises the analytic and creative sides of your brain and can increase your focus.

There is no right or wrong way to color.  You can use as many colors as you want, it’s your color creation.  It’s a chance to expand your coloring abilities and improve your mind at the same time.

If you would like to color your Mandala with someone, stop by the library on Thursday at 1 p.m. 

Mandalas and colored pencils will be provided.

Wisconsin Digital Library – OverDrive

Meet Libby – the new Overdrive app

Click here to get started with the Libby app!

For Kids and Teens

The “For Kids and Teens” launch page separates all of the children and teen books available through Wisconsin’s Digital Library.  The page also provides access through subject or reading level.

 Wisconsin Digital Library – OverDrive

Click on this launch page to view all of the titles in the main collection.

 

Wednesday Afternoon Book Club

“The Rosie Project”, by Graeme Simsion will be discussed at the afternoon book group on Wednesday November 21st, at 1:30 p.m..  This club meets at the library on the 3rd Wednesday of each month. New members are welcome. Copies of the book are available at the library.

Thursday Evening Book Club

 “A Christmas Carol” by Charles Dickens will be the topic of the next evening book club on Thursday, December 13th at 6:30 p.m.This club meets at the library on the 2nd Thursday evening of each month.  New members are welcome to join us. Copies of the book are available at the library.