During March, the art wall features a traveling exhibit of Hmong story cloths or pa ndau courtesy of the Appleton Public Library Hmong Resource Center Collection. Hmong story cloths are created to tell traditional and personal stories. Many Hmong story cloths keep ancient legends and traditional stories alive with embroidery depicting war, loss of homeland, refugee camps, and even new life in America.
Lobby Glass Case
A display in preparation of the Fox Cities Reads 2020 with author Kao Kalia Yang and her books: The Latehomecomer, The Song Poet, and a Map into the World. Check the story cloths and Hmong traditional skirts, hats, and accessories courtesy of the Hmong American Partnership of the Fox Cities. This local organization together with the Hmong Institute and the Wisconsin Historical Society Press is hosting a Hmong Diaspora event - on Saturday, March 21, from 9:00am to 3:00pm.This event is part of a series of events in 2020 that honor the 45th Anniversary of the start of the journey of Hmong refugees from refugee camps to the United States and specifically Wisconsin.
Circulation Area Display Case
This month the display features Wisconsin Money Smart Week 2020. Learn more about National Money Smart Week at www.moneysmartweek.org. Jeff Kersten from the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection will be here at the library to talk about preventing identity theft on Tuesday, April 7, at 6:00pm.
Local History Alcove Display Case
Find this new display case in the new Local History Alcove on your left, as you enter the library's main floor. The display features Menasha's lighthouse, on the Lake Winnebago shore and the first lighthouse keeper. The case was loaned by Menasha Alderman Steven Krueger, and Mr. Krueger has provided this wonderful display.
Menasha History Display Case
Find this case in the corner at the start of the Fiction Collection. The case currently features a biography of library benefactor and community philanthropist Elisha D. Smith and his wife Julia Mowry. This exhibit is provided by the Menasha Historical Society.
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