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Welcome Back Blog Readers!

The New Year always stirs up increased activity at Greenfield Library and we hope to see you involved.  Below are a couple of programs we will be having in the near future.


Free Personal Finance Workshop at the Greenfield Library on Saturday, January 18

Making Sense of Your Personal Budget is a free workshop scheduled for Saturday, January 18, from 10:30 – Noon in the Greenfield Library Community Room.


It’s a new year and a great time to get your personal budget on track!  You will learn to recognize the difference between needs and wants, the importance of creating an emergency savings account, how to budget and save, as well as how to clean up your credit.  This program is co-sponsored by the Greenfield Library and the WWBIC (Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corp.). 


Registration is appreciated, but not required.  To register, stop by the Library Reference Desk, call Michelle at (414) 321-9595 X101 or email


Greenfield Library’s History Book Club to Meet on Tuesday, January 28

This month we will be discussing Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded: August 27, 1883, by Simon Winchester.  Registration is not required and all are welcome – even if you did not read the book, but enjoy historical discussion.  The History Book Club takes place from 7:00 – 8:00 PM in the Library Community Room.  You can request a copy of the book online at, by calling the Library at (414) 321-9595 X104, or by stopping at the Library Reference Desk.  Don’t forget to pick up a bookmark with all the titles and dates


Winter Story Times at the Greenfield Library – “Weave Me a Story!”

Join Library Storyteller, Mr. Mark, for stories about clothes – hats, pants, suits, jackets, mittens, ties, and more! 


Winter story time runs from January 6 through February 25 with the following schedule:

Monday           6:30 PM

Tuesday           10:30 AM

Tuesday           4:00 PM


Story time is open to all ages, most commonly 2 ½ to 6 year olds.  Caregivers stay with the children during the program.


Register for story time with a librarian at the Reference Desk, from the children’s page on the Library website,  or by calling the Library at (414) 321-9595 X104.


PJ Story Time is Back for Children Who Like to Come to the Library in Their Pajamas!

One Saturday a month, after the Library is closed, we open the Community Room for a special pajama story time.  Children are invited to come in their pajamas (or regular clothes) and to bring pillows, blankets or stuffed animals.  Doors open at 5:50 PM and story time starts at 6:00 PM.  Winter PJ Story Time dates are January 18, February 15, March 15, and April 19.   


Deep in the Stacks: A Look at the Holdings at Greenfield Public Library -

Amelia Earhart

On January 11, 1935, aviator Amelia Earhart became the first person to fly solo from Hawaii to California.  She set many other aviation records, including the first female to fly solo over the Atlantic Ocean, just one year after Charles Lindbergh’s “spirited” flight record in 1927.  Despite her pioneering flying records, perhaps Amelia Earhart is unfortunately most famous for her disappearance during a circumnavigation attempt in 1937.  Though never found, her resulting “death” has resulted in many conspiracy theories and has made her an endearing figure in aviation history.

Greenfield Public Library keeps her spirit alive with numerous holdings related to Amelia and her legacy.



-Amelia Earhart: A Biography – Doris L. Rich     629.13 EARHART

-Amelia Earhart: The Mystery Solved – Elgen M. Long     629.13 EARHART

-Amelia Earhart: The Thrill of It – Susan Wels     ASK AT REFERENCE DESK

-Amelia Earhart: The Turbulent Life of an American Icon – Kathleen C. Winters     BIO EARHART, Amelia

-Amelia Earhart – Blythe Randolph     LP 629.13 EARHART

-Amelia Earhart: The Final Story – Vincent V. Loomis     LP 629.13 EARHART

-The Earhart Enigma: Retracing Amelia’s Last Flight – Dave Horner     629.13 HOR

-East to the Dawn: The Life of Amelia Earhart – Susan Butler     629.13 EARHART



-Amelia Earhart: First Lady of Flight – Jan Parr     J BIO EARHART, Amelia

-Amelia Earhart: The Legend of the Lost Aviator – Shelley Tanaka     J BIO EARHART, Amelia

-Flying Ace: The Story of Amelia Earhart – Angela Bull     J BIO EARHART, Amelia c.2

-A Picture Book of Amelia Earhart – David A. Adler     E BIO EARHART, Amelia

-Vanished!: The Mysterious Disappearance of Amelia Earhart – Monica Kulling     J BIO EARHART, Amelia

-Who Was Amelia Earhart? – Kate Boehm Jerome     J BIO EARHART, Amelia

-Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride: Based on a True Story – Pam Muñoz Ryan     E RYA



-Amelia – DVD AME

-Amelia Earhart – J DVD BIO EARHART, Amelia


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