"Pathfinders" are guides to information the library has to offer. Sometimes when you are searching on a topic, the library has things in lots of different locations. You might find books in the non-fiction section or in the biography section; books for kids and books for adults; electronic books and audio books; websites; DVDs and videos; and more. That makes it more difficult to track down everything that might be helpful.

That's why librarians put together Pathfinders -- to make it easier for you to find all kinds of resources on a topic. If you have an idea for a Pathfinder topic, give us a call at 715-476-2366.

We had a reference question at the library today about finding printable papercraft superheroes, and I thought maybe some other people would like to see these links, too! 

Cubecraft Batman"Cubeecraft" and "Cubecraft" are terms for taking flat paper printed images and folding them into a 3-D toy like the Batman you see here. 
Here are a few places you can find cubecraft printables:

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Part of our participation in the UW-Madison MOOC on "Changing Weather and Climate in the Great Lakes Region" includes hosting weekly discussions on the course topics. Several resources, organizations, and websites were mentioned during those discussions, including those listed below.

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In the aftermath of a large tragic event, children can feel anxiety, fear, and confusion. Even if they only hear about the event on television, children need to be reassured by the adults in their lives that they are loved and that those around them try to keep them safe. Here is a list of online resources you might consult if you need help in talking to your children about news events or tragedies closer to home.

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Children facing the death of a loved one, or even a beloved pet, may have trouble facing the difficult range of emotions and responses. Reading stories can help kids imagine others going through the grieving process and let them know that they are not alone. The following is a list of recommended titles for younger children. 


Always and Forever by Alan Durant, Illustrated by Debi Gliori

Published by U.S. edition: Harcourt, 2004

24 pages

ISBN: 0-15-216636-X

Ages 3 - 6

Otter, Mole, Fox and Hare live happily together, each responsible for some aspect of the work that families share. Then Fox becomes ill and dies. Otter, Mole and Hare are steeped in sadness. “Fox’s family missed him so much. They felt lost without him.” They grieve throughout the winter. In spring, when Squirrel comes to visit, she tries to comfort them without success, until she begins to remember the funny things she doesn’t miss about Fox—like his awful cooking and his disastrous attempts to fix things. Alan Durant acknowledges the importance of time, laughter, and above all, memories, in a picture book about death—and life, and love--for young children. (Ages 3-6) © Cooperative Children's Book Center, used with permission.

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On March 21, 2012, Nicolet College Business Development Coordinator This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. visited the Mercer Library to share Nicolet's workshop - "Explore Starting a New Business." This workshop was just one of many classes and resources available from Nicolet for small business owners. Visit their business department at www.nicoletcollege.edu/business/startabus/index.html for more information. 

 If you missed the program, take heart - here's a selection of some of the many resources Ms. Madl discussed, so you can explore more about starting your own business. 

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