Mark your calendar now for an amazing after-hours awards event, at the library, on Friday, August 28th at 6 P.M. Librarians Linda DeCramer and Mandy Canovan have dreamed up an evening of fun with music, silly games sure to get everyone laughing, and awards galore! Registered readers will be eligible to win a Kindle Fire, with a total of 6 being awarded throughout the evening – need not be present to win. In addition, many other prizes, including books, author autographed books and other items for the reading enthusiast of every age will be handed out throughout the evening.
Access to the library's Internet services - including the library catalog, Overdrive, Flipster and all other online databases - will be unavailable the evening of Tuesday, June 30th. The fiber optic line carrying Internet traffic to our library system's headquarters, located in the Oshkosh Public Library building, is being moved as part of a street and utilities construction project. Access *should* be restored by the time the library opens on June 30th; however, it is possible the library will have no Internet access for some time that morning.
You are the leader of one of the 7 great cities of the Ancient World. Gather resources, develop commercial routes, and affirm your military supremacy. Build your city and erect an architectural wonder which will transcend future times.
In essence, 7 Wonders is a card development game. Some cards have immediate effects, while others provide bonuses or upgrades later in the game. Some cards provide discounts on future purchases. Some provide military strength to overpower your neighbors and others give nothing but victory points. Each card is played immediately after being drafted, so you'll know which cards your neighbor is receiving and how his choices might affect what you've already built up. Cards are passed left-right-left over the three ages, so you need to keep an eye on the neighbors in both directions.
On August 28th, everyone is invited to an awards celebration during which many prizes, including autographed books, e-readers and READ posters, will be awarded and the results of the voting for the Summer Reading Program Heroes will be announced. Your votes all summer long will decide which local charitable organization - Ripon Splash Pad, Community Food Pantry, and Green Lake Area Animal Shelter - ends up in which place. First place receives $250, second place $150, and third place $100, courtesy of the Friends of the Library.