Entries by Isa, Programming Librarian


Photo caption: Former Eau Claire Poet Laureate, Bruce Taylor, reads at a Chippewa Valley Writers Guild event. Photo by Justin Patchin.   Eau Claire is a pretty great place to live if you’re a writer…we have a ton of local talent and many of those folks have dedicated themselves to ensuring there are plenty of […]

Dabble Day

Earlier this year the library unveiled the Dabble Box, a “do-it-yourself” multi-purpose programming space where customers can explore technology, arts, and crafts. It’s been such a wild success that we wanted to take it to the streets . . . Eau Claire Street, that is! Community members are invited to “Play — Make — Share” […]

ArtsWest 38

On Thursday, February 23, local artists and art enthusiasts gathered for the artist reception of Wisconsin ArtsWest, the thirty-eighth annual juried art exhibit sponsored by the library. The first ArtsWest show opened in September 1979. With ArtsWest Two in April 1981, it became a spring show and has been held annually since then. Since its […]

One Book, One Community

Back in 2007 the library, along with several local sponsors, hosted a Big Read event for Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451. The program was well received and repeated the following year featuring The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett. As a new desk clerk, and also a library science student, I was thrilled to see the community […]