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Running Strong at GPL


With Spring finally arriving, the action at the Library is also picking up.  Please see some of the activities we have planned in the near future at Greenfield Library. 

Are You Ready to Tackle the Job Hunt? Brush Up on Your Job Hunting Skills at These Greenfield Library Workshops 

Greenfield Library is hosting a series of workshops that will help jobseekers navigate the job market as a more mature and prepared jobseeker.  The workshops will be presented by the Department of Workforce Development – Job Center and will take place in the Library’s second-floor conference room.  The workshops are free and registration is not required.  The following are our scheduled workshops, with dates for succeeding workshops to be determined.


Tuesday           April 22           Resume Writing – Learn how to best highlight your skills, experience, and education


Wednesday     April 23           Job Search Strategies – Learn how to navigate online and paper resources with confidence


Wednesday     April 30           Interviewing – You have gotten this far.  Now learn how to verbalize your resume and say the right things to get that job.


History Book Club Hulas Back with a Vengeance April 22 at 7:00pm 

The Greenfield Library History Book Club is back for the month of April with the unfortunate saga of Hawaii in Julia Flynn Siler’s Lost Kingdom: Hawaii’s Last Queen, the Sugar Kings and America’s First Imperial Adventure.  It is a turn-of-the-20th century drama: a clash between a vulnerable Polynesian people and relentlessly expanding imperialistic and profit-driven threats to their ancient way of life.  Reserve your copy now online at or by calling the Library at 414-321-9595 x104.  All are welcome, even if you did not read the book but enjoy historical discussion. 

“The Invisible Threat of Identity Theft” Program on April 24 

You’re being targeted 24/7!  Learn strategies to help you and your family avoid being victimized by this all-too-common crime.  This free library workshop takes place on Thursday, April 24 from 6:00-7:30pm in the Library Community Room.  The program is co-sponsored by the Greenfield Public Library and WWBIC (Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation).  Registration is appreciated at the Library Reference Desk, by phone to Michelle at 414-321-9595 x101 or by email to 

Hypnotist Paul Knight to Command Audience at May 8 Hypnotism Show at GPL 

Hypnotist and “Master of the Mind” Paul Knight brings his mesmerizing and hilarious hypnotism show to Greenfield Library on Thursday, May 8 at 7:00 pm in the GPL Community Room.  Bring the family to this hilarious G-rated program set to make your sides hurt from laughing.  No registration is required and the event is free to the public.  Come early to get a seat.  Just a warning: after this show, YOU MAY NEVER BE THE SAME. 


Deep in the Stacks: The Boston Marathon 

The third Monday in April is Patriots’ Day in the state of Massachusetts and this is always the day when the Boston Marathon is run.  Inspired by the marathon event of the 1896 Summer Olympics, the Boston Marathon began in 1897 and is the world’s oldest annual marathon.  The event attracts 500,000 spectators annually with around 25,000 registered participants running, including 43 percent of the runners being female (females not allowed to run in the event until 1972). 

Part of the Patriots’ Day tradition is the Boston Red Sox playing a home game at 10:00am, early by baseball standards.  Beginning in 1903, the tradition is when the game ends, the crowd empties out into Kenmore Square to see runners enter the final mile.   

Unfortunately, most remember the Boston Marathon event by the despicable actions of the Tsarnaev Brothers, detonating two pressure cooker bombs in backpacks, killing three and injuring countless others.  Despite these horrific actions, the collective care and aid provided by both the city of Boston and United States’ citizens after this tragedy has only made the race and the City of Boston stronger and the 2014 Boston Marathon a highly-important event and media-covered event. 

Below are just some of the books available at Greenfield Library to help runners train and perhaps participate in a marathon of their own someday. 

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Anatomy for Runners: Unlocking Your Athletic Potential for Health, Speed, and Injury Prevention – Jay Dicharry   796.426 DIC 

The Beginning Runner’s Handbook: The Proven 13-Week Runwalk Program – Ian MacNeill   796.42 MAC 

Better Training for Distance Runners – David E. Martin    796.425 MAR 

Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Ever Seen – Christopher McDougall   796.424 MCD 

Complete Book of Running: Everything You Need to Know to Run for Fun, Fitness and Competition – Runner’s World   796.426 RUN 

The Complete Book of Running for Women: Everything You Need to Know About Training, Nutrition, Injury Prevention, Motivation, Racing and Much, Much More – Claire Kowalchik   613.7 KOW 

Run Fast: How to Train for a 5K or 10K Race – Hal Higdon   796.42 HIG (Ask at Desk) 

Run Your Butt Off!: A Breakthrough Plan to Lose Weight and Start Running (No Experience Necessary!) – Sarah Lorge Butler   613.71 LOR 

Runner’s World Complete Book of Women’s Running: The Advice to Get Started, Stay Motivated, Lose Weight, Run Injury-Free, Be Safe, and Train for Any Distance – Dagny Scott   796.426 SCO  

Runner’s World Guide to Trail Running – Dagny Scott Barrios   796.42 BAR (Ask at Desk) 

Runner’s World Run Less, Run Faster: Become a Faster, Stronger Runner with the Revolutionary 3-Run-a-Week Training Program – William James Pierce   796.42 PIE 

Running for Women – Jason Karp   796.42 KAR 

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Thank you for reading our blog and we look forward to seeing you soon at Greenfield Library.

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