Library Board of Trustees Meeting

The Poy Sippi Public Library Board of Trustees will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 20, at the library. The agenda for the board meeting can be found here.

Monday, September 20, 2021 - 7:00pm

Native American Artifacts!

Paul Schanen, author of Native American Artifacts of Wisconsin, was on hand Wednesday evening at the Poy Sippi Public Library to talk about arrowheads, atlatls, omarolluks, and other interesting items. Fourteen people attended the event, many of them bringing in their own artifacts collected over the years.

In the photo below, Gabrielle and Wyatt Lemberger show off their arrowhead, which they learned is about 2,000 years old and made of chirt. In the other photo, Schanen demonstrates how an atlatl was used.

African food and fun!

Waushara County 4H Coordinator Heidi Henzel-Buntrock was on hand Wednesday, Aug. 25 to talk about African food and crafts. Attendees sampled her delicious dishes and left with African motif fabric and paper. Pictured above holding fabric: Allison, Susie, and Anna Schliepp.

Fun With African Drumming

It really was just that – FUN! And informative, interesting, and eye-opening. On Wednesday, Aug. 11, at the Poy Sippi Public Library, local musician Vicki Jenks truly demonstrated that music is the universal language of mankind. The program was part of the Read Africa grant received by the library in April. Ms. Jenks, percussion director of the Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestra, brought along a large collection of instruments from Africa and other countries and demonstrated the unique qualities of each one while relating anecdotes about her visits to Africa. In the first picture above, she is playing the African djembe. In the second picture she and program attendees (l-r Sonny Sonnenschein III, Coleen Sonnenschein, Angela Nehring, John Nehring) are making music together using a variety of instruments. Although attendance was small, everyone had a great time and went home knowing a lot more about African music!

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