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On Thursday, March 16, at 7:00 PM, the Library will welcome Jeff Pockat and his Gaelic Harp. Mr. Pockat is a self-taught musician, composer and grand story teller. This celebration will be held on the day before Saint Patrick’s Day, so come and get yourself in the mood!

Jeff Pockat

The library now offers Mobile Printing. Use your personal computer or mobile device to print to the library’s printers from anywhere. Simply submit documents for printing and come to the library to release and pick up your document. Click here for instructions, or ask for assistance at the library.

Fine Forgiveness Campaign

We Want You Back Fine Forgiveness Campaign 2017

Menomonee Falls Public Library wants you – and your overdue items – back!

February 13 – 25, 2017

Program Goals

  • Renew or issue new library cards to as many eligible participants as possible and reconnect residents with all the library has to offer
  • Recover overdue items, making them available to others

Who is eligible?

Any cardholder with MFPL fines or materials charges may come in and ask for fine forgiveness for themselves or their children. If a card needs updating or renewing, children must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.

How does it work?

Those wishing to participate must visit MFPL, in-person, during the two week campaign. Library staff will work with patrons to reactivate library accounts in addition to waiving all eligible fines and fees.

What fines or fees are eligible?

  • Overdue fines on items that have been returned
  • Processing fees, with the exception of collection service fees
  • Card replacement fees

Items placed in the book drop and fines or fees from other libraries are not eligible for forgiveness. Accounts need to be settled during this two week campaign for savings to apply. Patrons who cannot make full payment for lost items during the campaign will be referred to the Circulation Supervisor.

What do I need to get a card?

  • Valid photo ID
  • Proof of current residence
  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian with valid photo ID and proof of current residence

What if I paid my fine last month? Can I get a refund?

The Library is unable to give refunds for previously paid fines. Take comfort in knowing your payment helps to support library services in your community.

Has the MFPL held a fine forgiveness program before?

Some fine forgiveness has been offered through our Food for Fines program in 2016, but never before has this type of campaign been offered. It may never happen again, so now is your chance.

Corey GollaThe Library is pleased to welcome Corey Golla to the Library Board.

Corey is serving his first year as the Director of Curriculum and Learning in the School District of Menomonee Falls. Prior to this position, he served as the principal at Menomonee Falls High School for the past four years. He began his career in education in the Elmbrook School District where he taught middle and high school Social Studies and then served as the Activities Director at Brookfield East High School.

Corey earned his Bachelor of Science in Political Science and History from University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in 1993 and his teaching credentials shortly thereafter. He later earned a Master of Science in Educational Leadership from Marian College. Corey enjoys the outdoors and is an avid reader. He considers his illustrated first edition of Steinbeck’s The Pearl as one of his prize possessions. He is married to his high school sweetheart, Jody. They have two sons, Dylan and Jackson.

generationsAre you interested in genealogy but don’t know where to start with it all?  Can’t seem to find the time to work on your family history?

Generations is a group of people in and around Menomonee Falls who are interested in their family history and sharing family stories. Each month join us for an informative program followed by time for discussion and working on your personal family tree.  Ellen Rohr, genealogist, will be on hand to answer questions and help break down those brick walls.

Thursday, August 25 – 6:30-8:00 pm – Library Computer Lab
Genealogy: Where to Begin — Recorded webinar presented by Lori Bessler of the Wisconsin Historical Society. Topic covers basic information to help you start your family tree research.
No Registration required.

Thursday,  September 22 – 6:30-8:00 pm – Library Computer Lab
Presentation by Ellen Rohr showing various resources for newspaper research.
Limit 12 Please register at the Adult Reference Desk or call 262-532-8920.

Thursday, October 27 –6:30-8:00 pm – Library Computer Lab
Learn how to navigate and use the records database at FamilySearch, a free resource for genealogy data. Lori Bessler from the Wisconsin Historical Society will be presenting the recorded webinar.
Limit 12 Please register at the Adult Reference Desk or call 262-532-8920.

Thursday, December 1 –6:30-8:00 pm – Library Computer Lab
Ellen will be showing you some resources for ordering microfilm through interlibrary loan, then showing you how to use the digital microfilm machine in the library. After the presentation, there will be time for discussion and personal research.
Limit 12 Please register at the Adult Reference Desk or call 262-532-8920.

If you have any questions or comments, you can contact Ellen Rohr erohr@menomonee-falls.org or call 262-532-8930.