Welcome to the Bayfield Carnegie Library!
Call for Art Inspired by Poetry
In celebration of poetry and art and the visit of Wisconsin Poet Laureate Karla Huston.
Create an artistic expression by September 1 from one of three poems to be selected for a juried exhibit:
- Poem 1: Somewhere Everything Old is Dying by Karla Huston, Poet Laureate
- Poem 2: Theory of Lipstick by Karla Huston
- Poem 3: Tough Like the Tansy by Howard Paap, Poet Laureate of Bayfield
Poetry-Inspired Art Exhibit
The Washburn Cultural Center will present the Poetry Inspired Art exhibition - a display of art inspired by the poetry of Wisconsin poet laureates Karla Huston and Howard Paap.
Visit of Wisconsin Poet Laureate
Join Karla Huston, Wisconsin Poet Laureate for 2017-2018, for a community celebration of poetry and the arts. Huston's poems explore a range of ideas and issues and find their roots in the stories we tell, those memories which define us a human. • View schedule of events
- A reception and poetry reading is scheduled for 6-9 pm, September 29 at the Washburn Cultural Center.
- On September 30 at 10 a.m. join Karla Hudson for a poetry workshop at the Bayfield Carnegie Library.
Looking Back on 2016 Comic/Sci-Fi Con
Be sure to check out our Facebook photo "Albums" area. There are albums from the 2016 Bayfield Comic / Sci-Fi Con and the Indigenous Con (I attended in Albuquerque 2016) - enjoy and please add your comments! :)
Bayfield Carnegie Library Newsletter
Welcome to our first newsletter! A newsletter for the Bayfield Carnegie Library has been in the works for over a year. It will feature a director’s column; new library materials available; upcoming events and activities at the library; and book reviews from our community. As our quarterly newsletter evolves we will add new content and spotlight areas. We’re all very excited for the possibilities.
I wanted to highlight some of the many library happenings in the past two years—and what a ride it’s been! The library has seen great growth in many areas. We completed a 2015-2020 Strategic Plan, (free copies available at the library) and a major cosmetic renovation on the main floor in 2016. The latter features custom-made, gorgeous book cases, new carpeting, blinds, and a special Nautical collection area in the front area of the library. If you haven’t seen the new look yet, please stop in and check it out.
We started our area’s first-ever Comic/Sci-Fi Con here at the library in 2015. It was met with such enthusiasm and great press that we did another one—this time at Bayfield School—in 2016, which featured new, expanded activities and a special visit from the Star Wars 501st Wisconsin Legion group. We are planning to hold another Con in 2017, by partnering with Red Cliff and Legendary Waters, and the idea is to make it all-encompassing: fantasy, comics, science fiction, indigenous culture, gaming, cosplay, art exhibits, etc.