Now Open for applications! Wisconsin Arts Rescue Program Grant

Information session is noon on Thursday, Sept. 9

The Wisconsin Arts Board’s “Wisconsin Arts Rescue Program Grant is designed to help secure jobs and keep the doors open to the hundreds of arts organizations in Wisconsin that add value to the state’s economy and bolster the creative life of our communities. Created in response to the continuing pandemic, these grants provide funding to arts organizations for pandemic-related losses sustained due to the cancellation of programming, operations, and events.

Applications for the grant are due on Oct. 14, 2021 at 3pm.  Approximately $778,200 will be distributed.

To learn more, attend the information session on Thursday, Sept. 9, from 12:00pm – 12:30pm.

LPC Online Art Auction now open for bidding!

The LaPointe Center for the Arts Online Art Auction is now open for bidding. Click the link below to participate in the fun, all while supporting arts and artists on Madeline Island. Shop the paintings, jewelry, books, and other island art.

Bidding will end July 15 and winners will be contacted to make arrangements for delivery or pickup.

LPC ONLINE ART AUCTION CLICK HERE

It’s not often that you get to support a great cause and local Island artists who are inspired by the area we all love best, Madeline Island and Lake Superior. Thank you for all you do to support Island arts!

Below are some of the pieces that are up for auction:

Sterling Silver Pendent Necklace and Earring Set, Phyllis Rieman
Lagoon in the Fall, Digital Art, Frank Anderson

LPC April 20 Book Club ZOOM Link

7 PM Central

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89732463493?pwd=MkFhSVFsZ1FCMERuSElZZmNFc3Axdz09


Discussion led by Mark Heir.

The book is The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson published in 2020.  Drawing on diaries, original archival documents, and once-secret intelligence reports, the author provides a new lens on London’s darkest year during the blitz through the day-to day experience of Churchill and his family and advisors.  Lots of intriguing insights and personal details.

Seri already has copies at the Library.

LPC ZOOM Book Club 2021 Schedule

Tuesday, April 20, 7:00 p.m. Central
The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson

The discussion will be led by Mark Hier

Tuesday, May 18, 7 PM Central
Anxious People by Frederik Backman

Special Summer Event

Tuesday, June 15, 7 PM Central
The Bluebird Effect by Julie Zickefoose


The Madeline Book Club is join ing together with the MI Wilderness Preservation to host this special June ZOOM. What better way to enjoy the arrival of summer than with a nature read and discussion of this delightful book. Thanks to former college classmate, Joe Scarry, the author will be zooming with us with funding provided by the La Pointe Center for the Arts and MIWP. 

The author, a naturalist, bird painter, and songbird rehabilitator, shares her passion and curiosity for “the zone where birds interact with people … the moment when her gaze meets the bright bead of its eye.” She takes care of four astonishingly tiny hummingbirds, “hatched from eggs no bigger than black-eyed peas,” who dominate her life with feedings every 20 minutes. Each chapter is illustrated with Zickfoose’s stunning watercolor paintings and is devoted to a different bird from bluebirds to sandhill cranes.

The book mixes humor, natural history, and memoir to give readers an intimate story of a life lived among wild birds while raising a family, as well.

To receive the ZOOM link a few days before the event, send your email address to bpweiss@mtco.com  (Paula Weiss 747-2059)  No need to send your email address if you are already receiving book club emails.  If you are new, please indicate if you want to receive future book club emails.

Tuesday, July 20, 7 PM Central
Lighthouse Road by Peter Geye

Mr. Geye will be zooming with us.

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Tuesday, August 17, 7 PM Central
We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunters

LPC April 20 Book Club ZOOM Link

7 PM Central

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89732463493?pwd=MkFhSVFsZ1FCMERuSElZZmNFc3Axdz09


The book is The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson published in 2020.  Drawing on diaries, original archival documents, and once-secret intelligence reports, the author provides a new lens on London’s darkest year during the blitz through the day-to day experience of Churchill and his family and advisors.  Lots of intriguing insights and personal details.

Seri already has copies at the Library.

ZOOM Link to Feb 16 LPC Book Club Meeting

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16 AT 7:00 P.M. CENTRAL

ZOOM Link
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86903645597?pwd=TkNsY3pPQXA1NHl3ZU9WQmU3Qk1NZz09

The book is A Good Provider is one who leaves:  One family and migration in the 21st century by Jason DeParle.  Kirkus Reviews says of this book, “a gorgeously written, uniquely insightful and evenly critical volume that hits every talking point on world migration today.”

The author lived with a family in the Philippines to gather material for his book. Pixie Martin will be leading the discussion.  Seri will be ordering copies for the Library and other public libraries will most likely have copies of the book.

Upcoming Book Club Meetings

After surveying the members and determining the availability of discussion leaders, it was decided to stay with the third Tuesday of the month and to continue with the zoom format.

March 16:  Educated, by Tara Westover led by Robin Russell

April 20: The Splendid and the Vile by Eric Larson led by Mark Hier

May 18: Anxious People, by Fredrick Backman led by Susi Saxl

Enjoy your reading!

Next Madeline Island Book Club Meeting

The Madeline Island Book club will start up in January with Susi Saxl making the arrangements.  The zoom discussion will be held Tuesday, January 19th at 7:00 p.m. CST. The book is Wintering by Peter Geye.  The Library has ordered several copies which are available to be borrowed.

We have not gotten together to arrange the selections for 2021 that many of you sent in and voted upon but we will be doing so in the near future.

Contact Susi at susisaxl at gmail.com.