Interested in Exhibiting Your Work?
If you are a local artist, consider applying at Cedarburg Public Library.
Applicants can include professional, non-professional, students, and emerging artists.
2D art should be in good condition, must be wired for hanging and not exceed 20lbs. Art will be hung by cable wire from a hanging rail or on wall hooks in the Community Room.
3D should appropriate in scale for the space by the fireplace. Artists are welcome to create works using our 3D printer.
For more information or to get an application, please email Laura Beldavs at firstname.lastname@example.org
Exhibits are on display for 3 months.
Community Weaving Project Summer 2021
Now on permanent display in the Children's Department.
This project was spearheaded by the CPL Art Committee to reconnect with the Cedarburg community after a year of limited engagement due to the COVID pandemic. The mobile loom was constructed by Dean Roseland with the warp strung by local artists Laura Weber and Deb Mortl. Weaving materials were kindly donated by the Wisconsin Quilt and Fiber Arts Museum, which were used by patrons throughout the summer to weave in different ways onto the loom.
The Community Weaving Project is dedicated to Claudette Lee-Roseland, a local artist who passed away in October 2021. Lee-Roseland was one of several local artists who advocated for original artwork to be exhibited at the library, which is found throughout the building.
Thanks to Laura Weber, Deb Mortl, Dean Roseland, Jamie Messerman, and the Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts.
Artist and former Cedarburg Mayor, Merlin G. Rostad, created this sculpture using a CAD system and water-jet process. The sculpture was formed from a 400 pound wedge of alloy aluminum, and stands at six feet tall and four feet wide.
The name North Wind reflects grain sweeping across a field in a northern prairie, a familiar sight from Rostad’s youth in northeastern Montana. This piece was donated to the library by Rostad’s family for the grand opening of the new library building in July 2014. It is the inspiration for the library’s logo.
Cedarburg sculptor c.t. whitehouse created this piece and gifted it to the library for the grand opening of the new building in July 2014. It is made out of bronze, and its sleek vessel form suggests a sense of exploration and discovery—exhibiting the idea of carrying knowledge learned through the experiences of the library.
Hudson’s Voyage is named after c.t.’s father who had little access to a library and never went to high school. The artist wonders how Hudson’s voyage may have been different if he had the same opportunities we have here today.
The extensive art collection on display is a gift from the private collection of artist c.t. whitehouse and author Barbara Joosse. Walk around the library to view the pieces specifically selected for their aesthetic value and relevance to the purpose of the library. You may read more about each piece on their corresponding labels and in the art binder by the Information Desk on the 2nd floor.
Book Art Tour
Art from Time’s River: The Voyage of Life in Art and Poetry (a National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. publication) is installed at the end of the bookshelves in our Adult Non-Fiction Collection (2nd floor).
Walk along the shelves, take a moment to reflect at each entry, and witness the age-old story of life unfold—changing hopes and pleasures, loves and losses, struggles, epiphanies, and inner victories.
Popular Young Adult books available at Cedarburg Public Library.
The first of William Gibson's 'Sprawl' trilogy, Neuromancer is the classic cyberpunk novel. More information on the [novel's official page]. : http://www.williamgibsonbooks.com/books/neuromancer.asp
Salt to the Sea is a 2016 historical fiction young adult novel by Ruta Sepetys. It tells the story of four individuals in World War II who make their way to the ill-fated MV Wilhelm Gustloff. The story also touches on the disappearance of the Amber Room, a world-famous, ornately decorated chamber stolen by the Nazis that has never been recovered. Sepetys was awarded the 2017 Carnegie Medal, the UK's most prestigious children's book award, for Salt to the Sea.
Salt to the Sea
New Adult Nonfiction books available at Cedarburg Public Library.
A selection of science fiction and fantasy books available at Cedarburg Public Library.
"The Emperor needs necromancers. The Ninth Necromancer needs a swordswoman. Gideon has a sword, some dirty magazines, and no more time for undead nonsense. Tamsyn Muir’s Gideon the Ninth unveils a solar system of swordplay, cut-throat politics, and lesbian necromancers. Her characters leap off the page, as skillfully animated as arcane revenants. The result is a heart-pounding epic science fantasy. Brought up by unfriendly, ossifying nuns, ancient retainers, and countless skeletons, Gideon is ready to abandon a life of servitude and an afterlife as a reanimated corpse. She packs up her sword, her shoes, and her dirty magazines, and prepares to launch her daring escape. But her childhood nemesis won’t set her free without a service. Harrowhark Nonagesimus, Reverend Daughter of the Ninth House and bone witch extraordinaire, has been summoned into action. The Emperor has invited the heirs to each of his loyal Houses to a deadly trial of wits and skill. If Harrowhark succeeds she will be become an immortal, all-powerful servant of the Resurrection, but no necromancer can ascend without their cavalier. Without Gideon’s sword, Harrow will fail, and the Ninth House will die. Of course, some things are better left dead."
Gideon the Ninth
New picture books available in the Youth Services Department.
The Crayons Trick or Treat
The Pigeon Will Ride the Roller Coaster!
Navigating friendships can be rewarding and also challenging in middle and high school.
The twelve kids in the seventh grade at Fawn Creek K-12 have been together all their lives so when graceful Orchid Mason arrives, with exotic clothes and glorious hair, the other seventh graders do not know what to think.
Those Kids from Fawn Creek
There's nothing like seventh grade to test the bonds of friendship. Thirteen-year-olds Fonda, Drew, and Ruthie must develop a friendship strong enough to tackle whatever middle school--and puberty--throws at them next.
Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet's Camp for Hardcore Lady Types is not your average summer camp, and the five scouts of Roanoke cabin--Jo, April, Molly, Mal, and Ripley--are not your average campers!
Lumberjanes: Unicorn Power!
If Austin picked a color to describe his life, it would be tumbleweed brown. He moves a lot, there's no hiding his size, and he has a secret that he's become an expert at hiding. Then Austin meets Bertie, who is razzmatazz. As Austin learns to speak up, he finds that he may not be so different after all.
When six students are chosen to participate in a weekly talk with no adults allowed, they discover that when they're together, it's safe to share the hopes and fears they have to hide from the rest of the world.