Universe in the Park offered in Crivitz

CRIVITZ — Universe in the Park (UitP), a popular outreach program of the UW-Madison Astronomy Department, will be in Crivitz at Governor Thompson State Park Saturday from 8:30 to 10 p.m. This event is predicated on the idea that the best environment in which to introduce the general public to astronomy is outside under dark skies.

The UitP session begins with a 20-30 minute talk and slide presentation at the Woods Lake Shelter covering a broad view of astronomy and recent astronomical news. Following the presentation, a telescope is set up to view whatever astronomical objects are available. Question and answer period follows around the telescope. Vehicle admission sticker (park sticker) is required and can be purchased at the park office the night of the event.

Woods Lake Picnic Area off of Paust Lane, one and one half miles west of Parkway Road off Ranch Road.

For more information, people may contact the park office at 715-757-3979.

Peshtigo Library updates community

PESHTIGO — Peshtigo Library is holding a book sale June 7-24. Many books and VHS movies are looking for a new home. Hardcover books are $0.50 and VHS tapes are $0.10 a piece and $2 to fill a bag.

Kids Summer Learning Program at the Peshtigo Public Library is right around the corner. This is their annual Summer Program for kids in elementary school. The dates for this program are Wednesdays, June 26, July 10-Aug. 7 at 10 a.m. The program usually runs for an hour and sign up will begin now. The theme for this summer is "A Universe of Stories" and they will explore space. While the Summer Program is for the elementary aged kids, the library is also providing take home programs for adults, teens and parents with little children.

Peshtigo Public Library hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. People may contact Jessica Foote at 715-582-4905 for any questions.