The sale runs April 29 – May 4 with members of the Friends getting a preview the night of April 30th.
- April 29th 5pm – 8:45 Friends Members only (costs $15 to become a member and you can sign up that day)
- April 30, May 1, 2, 9am- 8:45pm
- May 3, ($6 per Bag or 2/$10) 9am – 4:45pm
- May 4, (Bag Day Blowout-$3 per bag or 2/$5) 9am-12:30pm
If you’ve never been there, you do not know what you’re missing. This book sale is the biggest and best one around. This spring they have more than 100,000 books sorted by category. They also sell CDs, DVDs and other media as well.
Click HERE to get your $1 off a $10 purchase coupon that is good Wednesday and Thursday.
All proceeds from the sale benefit the Brown County Library and are used to fund library equipment, programs and materials.
For the first time, you can use a credit card for your purchases.
For more information on the sale, how you can become a member of the Friends, or more information on donating your items for the fall sale, click here.
Cable, Satellite, Roku, Netflix, Redbox, the choices for watching TV shows is overwhelming. If you’ve ever considering cutting the cord on cable or satellite, you can save a ton of money!
Terra from Life as a Field Trip explains how she watches her movies for free or on the cheap.
I haven’t found one service that offers every television series and movie that we want at a reasonable price, but by using the best of several services we get what we need.
Time Warner Cable’s On Demand service
We have cable. Do I care to pay for cable? Nope, but it’s important to my husband so we have it. One thing I do like about our cable service with Time Warner is free On Demand. I love it for my son. There’s a big enough variety of shows that are refreshed every couple of weeks or months to keep him happy. AND the big money saver and lifesaver is fewer commercials! This is especially valuable when the Christmas season (and the onslaught of advertising that targets kids) begins. Offerings include Disney, Nickelodeon, PBSkids, Sprout, Boomerang and more. There are also movies for kids and adults as well as adult TV shows available for free on On Demand.
We do occasionally take advantage of not-so-free On Demand movies. Instead of taking the family to the theater for a small fortune, we’ll rent a new release for $4.99 and have a family movie night in- though we’re finding that Amazon’s usually offers the same streaming movies for at least a dollar cheaper. More on that to come.
Still trying to figure out that Kindle you got for Christmas? The Brown County Library will be holding a TechStravaganza on Saturday, March 23 from 1pm – 4pm. Stop in to learn more about the free ebooks, music, magazines, and other resources available to library card holders.
There will also be three informational sessions:
1:00 – 1:45 pm – Introduction to Facebook
2:00 – 2:45 pm – Getting started on Pinterest
3:00 – 3:45 pm – Microsoft Excel for Personal Budgeting
The entire event is free and open to the public.
For more information on TechStravaganza, click here.
It’s cold. It’s snowing. The kids are going nuts cooped up in the house but there’s no room in the budget to take them to a museum or play place. What’s a frazzled mom (or dad) to do? Take the kids to storytime!
All eight branches plus the central Brown County Library offer storytime for kids ages 0-5. Storytime usually begins between 9:30am or 10:30am. In addition to stories, the librarian will do finger plays, play music, and encourage the kids to sing and dance along.
I take my one-and-a-half year olds to storytime at the Central Library on Mondays and, even though it’s called “Terrific Twos,” there are kids of all ages there. Storytime is no longer than a half hour, so the kids don’t get bored and you can have them home just in time for lunch and naptime!
In addition to storytime, the library also has visits from storybook characters, craft times, and games. For the complete spring schedule of storytime and other children’s events at the Brown County Library, click here.
Barnes & Noble also offers a storytime Tuesdays at 10am at the Ashwaubenon store. Fridays at 7pm are Family Fun Friday Night, which also includes a story.
For the list of upcoming storytimes at Barnes & Noble in Ashwaubenon, click here.