The La Crosse Public Library will initiate the first phase of its reopening plan beginning on Tuesday, May 26, 2020. Since our primary focus is the safety of our users and staff, we are limiting the number of people in our public spaces at any one time and scheduling in-person services. Our course of action is continually evolving as conditions change, in order to expand access to library services.
Beginning on Tuesday, May 26, the Main library will open to the public for scheduled access to computer and printing services, Monday-Friday from 10am-1pm and 3pm-6pm.
This access is by appointment only. Patrons can make those appointments beginning Tuesday, May 26 at 10am by calling 608.789.7122 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Patrons are asked to wear a mask and are encouraged to stay home if they are ill or experiencing symptoms.
Access to our collection will be by staff only though continued curbside services. All staff working with the public or materials will be wearing personal protective equipment.
Scheduled curbside pickup, returns and phone service hours at Main are Monday-Friday 10am-6pm and weekends 1pm-5pm.
Scheduled curbside pickups and returns at the North Community Library are Mondays 10am-12pm and Thursdays 1pm-3pm.
Scheduled curbside pickups and returns at the South Community Library are Monday 1pm-3pm and Thursdays 10am-12pm.
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Great River Writes presents: John DeDakis
Improve your writing by tapping into your subconscious. In this interactive author chat with award-winning novelist and journalist John DeDakis, you'll learn how to blend "write what you know" with creativity-boosting practices to up your writing game.
DeDakis, a La Crosse native, is a former editor for CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer." During his 45-year journalism career (25 at CNN), DeDakis covered the White House, interviewed Ronald Reagan, Jimmy Carter, and Alfred Hitchcock, wrote four novels, and taught journalism at the University of Maryland-College Park.
This program is part of the National Library Week celebration happening at the La Crosse Public Library from April 8-14, 2018. For more information and a full schedule of local National Library Week events and giveaways, please visit: lacrosselibrary.org/national-library-week-2018
Whether you're working on a memoir, a novel, or just journaling for yourself, DeDakis will help you find ways to dig into the life experiences embedded in your subconscious to give your writing more authenticity and punch.