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November 30, 2017

WSLL @ Your Service December 2017

The December issue of WSLL @ Your Service is now online. As always, your comments are welcome. Please direct them to the editor, Carol Hassler.

In this issue:

capitol dome Upcoming Events
Please join us for our annual Holiday Open House on Thursday, December 14th and a seminar on Identity Theft & Data Breach Awareness on Tuesday, December 5th. Read more

identity theft flyer Protect Yourself from Identity Theft

Identity theft isn't something you plan to happen to you, but there is a lot you can do to prevent or minimize your risk. Read more

new books New Books

Consumer protection law in a nutshell and Fair Credit Reporting are our two featured titles this month. As always, don't miss our new book list. Read more

zinepal Tech Tip

Zinepal is a tool that allows you to take website content and feed it into PDF, ePub, or Mobipocket format. Read more

library light After Hours Signup Starts Now

Would you like the convenience of using the Wisconsin State Law Library later in the evening or on weekends? Read more

capitol dome Library News

New library staff, recent presentations, our winter charity drive, and upcoming holiday closures. Read more

King St lights December Snapshot

Sunrise before the library opens on the day after Thanksgiving. Lights are on full display as part of the "Shine On Madison" event. Read more

November 29, 2017

Winter Open House on December 14th

Wisconsin State Law Library staff invite you to attend our annual winter open house on December 14th from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the David T. Prosser Jr. Library reading room. Every year we provide delicious appetizers and fun activities in a relaxed atmosphere that's perfect for socializing.


This year we've created a trivia challenge in honor of the Wisconsin Capitol Centennial celebrations. Fill out the questionnaire correctly and return it to the Library by December 14th at 4 p.m. for a chance to win one of three great prizes. As a bonus, everyone who comes into the Library on December 14th from 3 to 4:30 has a chance to enter their name in the drawing as well. Drawing winners will be announced at the end of our open house, and winners have up to one month to pick up their prize at the circulation desk.

We're collecting donations of hats, socks, gloves, and scarves for The Beacon through January 12th, 2018. All sizes are welcome. Drop off donations in the collection box located in the reading room of the David T. Prosser Jr. Library.

We look forward to seeing you!


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November 23, 2017

Seminar: Identity Theft & Data Breach Awareness

A representative from the Wisconsin Bureau of Consumer Protection will present information on identity theft and data breach awareness in this early December seminar. All are welcome to attend this free class! Registration is encouraged, but not required. You can register online or print and drop off a registration form.

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Identity Theft & Data Breach Awareness
Tuesday, December 5, Noon - 1 p.m.
Location: David T. Prosser Jr. Library rare book room


There were 1,093 reported data breaches last year - approximately 36 million records exposed. The more you understand about the common causes of data breaches and the associated identity theft risks, the less vulnerable you are. A representative from the Wisconsin Bureau of Consumer Protection will present information on identity theft and data breach awareness. This one-hour program includes a look at recent data breaches and their common causes. The program will also explain the different types of identity theft, how to recognize it and how to prevent it - including information about Fraud Alerts and Security Freezes. 

November 20, 2017

Library Thanksgiving Closures

All three library locations will be closed on Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 23rd. 

The Dane County Law Library and the Milwaukee County Law Library will remain closed on Friday, November 24th. The David T. Prosser Jr. State Law Library will be open on Friday, November 24th.

Call the Reference Desk at 608-267-9696 and leave a voicemail, or Ask a Librarian online while we are closed. We will respond to you the next business day.

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