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  1. Family Frontier Day, September 23
     Words are Power

    Library patrons of all ages are invited to spend the day with Monarch Library System and member libraries for our first ever Family Frontier Day at Pioneer Village on Saturday, September 23rd from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Don’t miss the opportunity to experience history come alive while exploring over 24 restored buildings and structures from pioneer living, dating from the 1840s to early 1900s, complete with a variety of relics and antiques.

    As you walk the grounds and explore buildings, a blacksmith, carpenter, spinner and rope maker will all be demonstrating the ways of early rural village life. An abundance of family friendly activities will also be offered: pioneer games; pioneer inspired toys and crafts; make your own rope; story time in a hay barn built in 1865; and a scavenger hunt. Lunch will be available for purchase from the Ozaukee County Historical Society.

    Ozaukee County Pioneer Village is a 7.5-acre historical park bordered by Hawthorne Hills County Park, located on Hwy I between the villages of Newburg and Saukville.

    This free family event will be held rain or shine and includes both indoor and outdoor activities. Family Frontier Day at Pioneer Village is made possible by the collaborative effort of the Monarch Library System; public libraries of Dodge, Ozaukee, Sheboygan and Washington Counties; Ozaukee County Historical Society; and Ozaukee County Pioneer Village.

    To learn more about this free library event, please contact the Horicon Public Library at 920-485-3535.

  1. Banned Books Week - September 24-30
     Words are Power

    By focusing on efforts across the country to remove or restrict access to books, Banned Books Week draws national attention to the harms of censorship. While books have been and continue to be banned, part of the Banned Books Week celebration is the fact that, in a majority of cases, the books have remained available. This happens only thanks to the efforts of librarians, teachers, students, and community members who stand up and speak out for the freedom to read. Banned Books Week is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read. Typically held during the last week of September, it highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community – librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types – in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.

    The Horicon Public Library will have available many of the most challenged books on display during the week.  Stop in and see for yourself what the buzz is about. 
    Don’t lose this opportunity to explore new ideas that fuel understanding.  Words have power.