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Our favorite books (new and old), fun new products, upcoming store events, Waupaca activities, author visits, Waupaca school district events and more. Comments, share, and visit often!

Xmas Books on Front Table

Books for December

Another Kind of Christmas Calendar: Open Up and Read a New Holiday Book Every Day     A few years ago we started wrapping up 24 old and new holiday books for our granddaughters. The wrapped books were stacked up, giving the girls a clear, visual Christmas countdown. “When is it going to be Christmas?” [...]

Read More » | November 20, 2018 | Category: Activities, Blog, Great Gifts, News | Comments: none

Snowy Nap & Construction Site Displays

Two New Holiday Books from Favorite Authors

Hedgie is mixed up in more misadventures in Jan Brett’s new snowbound story, The Snowy Nap. Winter has never looked more appealing outside and more cozy inside, than in Jan Brett’s holiday books. We have a big selection on hand for you to enjoy with your hot chocolate this winter. Construction Site on Christmas Night [...]

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Fairy Garden Kit

Fairy Garden and Terrarium Kits

FAIRY GARDEN KIT – turn any tree, bush or plants in your yard into a magical fairy garden with this DIY kit. Guaranteed to inspire imagination, creativity and fun! A great summer gift. Available now at Dragonwings. Also, check out our Fairy Garden Workshop.   PAINT A TERRARIUM KIT – Wood and Plexiglas terrarium with [...]

Read More » | May 23, 2017 | Category: Blog, Great Gifts, News, Toy Picks | Comments: none

Globe Terrarium at Turners Fresh Market

Summer Workshops: Terrariums and Fairy Gardens

TERRARIUM  WORKSHOPS Date: Monday, June 5 or Friday, June 30 Time: 10:00 AM Location: Turners Fresh Market, Hwy 54 West Design, plant and decorate your own globe terrarium! Create a little forest inside a large, glass globe with tiny plants and natural decorations, plus make two bonus mini-terrariums. A perfect family activity. Class size limited. [...]

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Easter display

EASTER BASKET TREATS!

  EASTER BASKET TREATS AND BOOKS! Every Easter we look for little basket treats, which we think that kids will enjoy as much as candy. Really, for most kids, a little candy goes a long way, and activities are a great addition to chocolate and jellybeans. (We do have Jelly Bellies in Star Wars and [...]

Read More » | March 30, 2017 | Category: Blog, Great Gifts, News, Toy Picks, Uncategorized | Comments: none | Tags:

Jan Brett tour bus

Waupaca Welcomes Jan Brett – Sunday, December 4

You are invited to join the Waupaca Public Library and Dragonwings Bookstore in welcoming author/illustrator Jan Brett to Waupaca! Her tour bus arrives at the Waupaca Middle School on Sunday, December 4th at 4:00 pm. Everyone is welcome to take family photos with the bus before Jan speaks at 5:00 pm. Following her presentation, she [...]

Read More » | November 26, 2016 | Category: Authors at Dragonwings, Blog, Book Picks, News | Comments: none | Tags: , , ,

Stoneware fairy house round

Fairy Garden Workshops (see what’s new for 2016!)

FAIRY GARDENS (with Sweet, New Houses)   Fairy Garden Workshops are our favorites. Using natural materials to create  the little scenes is fun and feels familiar, friendly and easy. And are they ever beautiful and varied when they are done! Everyone chooses from the same materials, but no two gardens are ever alike. It’s almost magical. [...]

Read More » | May 26, 2016 | Category: Activities, Blog, News | Comments: none | Tags: , ,

Gordon Korman speaking

Did you see Gordon Korman in Waupaca?

 Gordon Korman is Awesome      Gordon Korman visited schools all day, when he was here on March 1. Late in the afternoon he had dinner with SLAG in the library’s teen department and ended the day with an evening presentation and book signing at the library. Before the final event, he asked if we expected [...]

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swindle

One of My Favorite Authors is Coming!

GORDON KORMAN  WAUPACA PUBLIC LIBRARY  6:00 PM Tuesday, March 1, 2016    That’s right! – the author of the Swindle series, also Masterminds, The Hypnotists, the Titanic trilogy, and dozens more. He gives a great presentation (I’ve seen him once before) and I guarantee that it will be a blast. He will be with students [...]

Read More » | February 10, 2016 | Category: Activities, Authors at Dragonwings, Blog, News | Comments: none | Tags: ,

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Hot Rod Hamster Hide and Seek Game

The Waupaca BookFest is holding a search & find game in downtown Waupaca during the two weeks leading up to the festival. From April 1-16, families are invited to look for the children’s book character Hot Rod Hamster, who is hidden in downtown businesses. To start the game, players pick up a Hot Rod Hamster [...]

Read More » | March 30, 2015 | Category: Blog, News, Uncategorized | Comments: none



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