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2022 Photo Contest

"Oceans of Possibilities" is the 2022 summer reading and learning theme!

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The East Asia in Wisconsin Library grant project

Muehl Public Library (Seymour, WI) is a participant in the East Asia in Wisconsin Library grant project, administered by the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Center for East Asian Studies. Here are some of the materials we purchased and the book plate that Colette Bezio designed to put in them! You can learn more @: https://eastasia.wisc.edu/2021/12/02/winners-of-the-2021-east-asia-in-wisconsin-library-program-awards/  We are honored to have this opportunity!

Seymour Woman's Club Scholarship winners for 2022, congratulations!

One of my other hats is as secretary of the Seymour Woman's Club. Congratulations to our college scholarship winners for 2022!

For the 53rd year, the Seymour Woman’s Club is proud to award scholarships to Seymour Community High School seniors. The 2022 winners are:  Lydia Byers, daughter of Hannah and Evan Byers, Max Cegielski, son of Jessica and Steve Cegielski, Kendal Gagnow, daughter of Pauline and Sam Gagnow, and Kaitlyn Hilbert, daughter of Jill and David Hilbert.  Each winner will receive a $750 scholarship after the completion of an academic semester.  All seniors at SCHS were eligible for consideration.

Lydia Byers plans to attend UW-LaCrosse to study biology in preparation for pre-medicine.  She was a member of the track and field team and captain of the swim team.  She has been active in Student Senate, S-Club, and band, serving as drum major.

Max Cegielski has been admitted to UW-Madison with direct entry to the College of Engineering. He was president of Student Senate, active in SALSA, S-Club, and was the captain of the soccer team.

Kendal Gagnow will attend UW-River Falls to study pre-veterinary medicine.  She has been active in National Honor Society, Unity Dance Academy, and FFA, serving as treasurer. She was selected as one of two students in her class to attend the 2019-2020 HOBY leadership conference.

Kaitlyn Hilbert has been granted direct admission to the Doctorate of Physical Therapy program at Carroll University. She has been on the basketball and soccer teams serving as captain for soccer.  She was also active in band and served as a senior class officer.


Submitted by Kris Peters

Seymour Woman’s Club Scholarship Committee

Thank you from Seymour Woman's Club!

One of my other hats is as secretary of the Seymour Woman's Club. We had a successful fundraiser on Sunday, April 10, 2022 and here is our thank you slide presentation.



Review of September book group title!

We were going to have this title for September, 2020 and then we were going to have this title for September, 2021. Here is a review because we are moving onto new titles beginning September, 2022.

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Read Engage Advise Discuss for February 12, 2022: Sybil by Flora Rheta Schreiber

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Read Engage Advise Discuss for January 8, 2022: Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson

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Read Engage Advise Discuss for December 11, 2021: The Frog At The Window by Scott J. Langteau

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Manhattan Shorts Film Festival, 2021, Seymour chose winners that matched International votes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

October 18, 2021 11:30 a.m. our time, winners just posted!!! (24th annual Manhattan Short Film Festival)

The wait is over! The votes are in! The hilarious French comedy Archibald’s Syndrome, written and directed by Daniel Perez, is the winner of the coveted Gold Medal in the 24th Annual MANHATTAN SHORT Film Festival. The Silver Medal is awarded to the dramatic Norwegian film The Kicksled Choir directed by Torfinn Iversen. The Northern Ireland short film Rough, a comedy written and directed by Adam Patterson and Declan Lawn, takes the Bronze Medal. Fereshta Afshar was crowned Best Actor for her riveting performance in Bad Omen, a short film from Afghanistan. These three medal-winning films garnered the most votes from a worldwide in-theater and online audience from a field of 10 selections. All 10 films, by virtue of their appearance in MANHATTAN SHORT, are Oscar-qualified. Congratulations everyone!

Read Engage Advise Discuss for October 9, 2021: Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly

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An important book with important information

Lauryn Walton is a library patron currently living in Texas. She stopped by the library, on a visit to the area, last week. She donated a book that she has written, SIX FEET TO INDEPENDENCE: UNDERSTANDING LIFE WITH A SERVICE DOG, to our library. We are so grateful and happy for her accomplishment. This is a topic in need of books. Great job! From the book description on amazon.com:

So you want a service dog.

Do you, though? Most entering this life don’t understand these aren’t just dogs that can go anywhere. It's training that costs thousands of dollars and takes nearly two years. Are you going to owner-train, have a puppy raiser, or buy a fully trained dog? If it's either of the first two, are you ready for puppyhood? Dogs aren't born service dogs; they experience the frustrations of puppyhood, too. Are you prepared for the chance of the dog washing or early retirement? Which breed are you getting? Rescue or breeder?

In Six Feet to Independence, Lauryn walks through the answers to these questions and more. With insights from breeders, trainers, and other handlers, she hopes to help you determine if this is the right path for you. Written from her own experiences, Lauryn’s conversational style puts readers at ease in facing this challenging lifestyle change.

Give us your best shot photo contest winners, 2021!

Congratulations to GIVE US YOUR BEST SHOT WINNERS, 2021! First place (#13) Allie Boughton; Second place (#17) Jennifer Galliford; Third place (#22) Melody Johnson. All of the entries were great and received votes! Winners, you will hear from the Friends about your prizes. Thanks everyone!

Interactions with Fable and Rolo during curbside service!

Huge thanks go to the creative talents of Colette Bezio and Cindy Borgen!


Rolo and Fable thank you for your letters during quarantine.  Now that our doors are open again, please visit them in person instead of writing!


About our neighbors to the east! A positive during COVID!

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August, 2022 Book Page is here!

The August, 2022 BookPage is available at your library for free. Thanks to Friends of the Muehl Public Library (FMPL) for purchasing this for our patrons every month. It is a tremendous resource!

Virtual stories with Elizabeth & Sue, 2021 and 2020!

Enjoy our antics!!! Maybe you will act out a story or two this summer! Thank you to cameraman Mark Naze who expertly filmed both videos.

Piggie & Elephant with Elizabeth and Sue

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Glimmers of Joy from Outagamie County Extension (posted monthly)

From Karen Dickerell:

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