The Hazel Brown Leicht Memorial Library and the Marie W. Heider Center, both in the Village of West Salem, are benefited by mutual collaboration.

This season again, some of the performers at the Heider Center have donated music CDs to the library which are available for check out. One newly donated CD titled “Scarborough Fair” by The Guthrie Brothers: Jeb Guthrie and Jock Guthrie, is a delightful tribute to the music of Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel. The songs on this CD are recreated to match the sound and style of Simon and Garfunkel from the 1960s to the 1970s.

The CD, “Face to Face” by Ryan and Ryan: Donald Ryan and Barron Ryan, is piano music performed by a father and son duo. The songs range from classical and jazz to ragtime and funk. Also available for check out are 2 CDs titled “Ghosts of the River Folk” and “Bolinree”, both recorded by Switchback: Brian FitzGerald and Martin McCormack. This duo performs talented and spirited, celtic and folk music as seen on PBS TV specials.

These CDs and thousands of other music CDs can all be checked out from any La Crosse County Library. Please ask us if you need assistance to find that special song, artist, or lyric that you want to listen to.

More Heider Center information, including the current season brochures are also available at any County Library at Bangor, Campbell, Holmen, Onalaska, and West Salem. Watch for upcoming live performances by The Guthrie Brothers in February 2018 and by Switchback in March 2018, and other great shows.

Meanwhile, we are pleased to announce that the Hazel Brown Leicht Memorial Library has a new manager, Ashley Giese. She returns to the West Salem location after working for several years at our Holmen and Onalaska locations. You may remember Ashley from 10 years ago when she was a member of the West Salem Library staff. She says she “feels fortunate to be a part of the vibrant, growing West Salem community, and is looking forward to meeting and getting reacquainted with the people in West Salem.” Other County Library Staff members relocating to West Salem Library include Suzie Weibel and Jana Wuensch. Suzie comes with experience from working at the Onalaska and Campbell locations. You may recall Suzie from several years ago when she previously worked at West Salem as well. Jana transfers from the Holmen location and may look familiar since she first started as a substitute working at all 5 County Libraries.

With these changes come my departure from West Salem as I will be moving to the F. J. Robers Library in the Town of Campbell on French Island. I will miss all the patrons and staff that I have been so fortunate with which to work and serve at West Salem but will be just down the Interstate now at our Campbell location. Be sure to stop in and say hello.

For more information about the La Crosse County Library find us on Facebook or check us out online at lacrossecountylibrary.org.

Dee Ehrsam is a staff member at the F.J. Robers library branch in Campbell.

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Coulee Courier and Houston County News editor

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