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Mar 202014
 

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We have two upcoming author visits that look interesting.

On Sunday, March 30 at 2 pm we get a behind the scenes look at photographing the history of Menomonie.  Menomonie author and photographer David Tank presents a program based on his popular Postcards from the Past in the Dunn County News. He’ll show the images he’s taken and talk about what is involved in capturing these then-now photos. Participants are invited to bring old postcards from the area that might be candidates for future then-now photo shoots.

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On Sunday, April 6 at 1:30 pm author Frederick Blanch reveals the life of a Depression-era boy growing up in America’s heartland as he talks about this latest book Last Words . He was a child during the Great Depression in a tiny Minnesota farming community, and his working life has included stints as a printer, actor, beekeeper, television producer and photographer. A dictionary to the soul, Blanch takes you on a reminiscent tour of life with the gentleness of humor of a Dave Barry mixed in with some Will Rogers. Think of a simpler time, and smile.   Last Words was nominated for the prestigious Minnesota Book Awards.

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Sightings 

B.J. Hollars author of Sightings: Stories to speak October 16 | 7:00 p.m. on  “Coming-of-Age Midwestern”.   In addition to his short stories and editing work, B.J. Hollars is the author of two books of nonfiction, Thirteen Loops: Race, Violence and The Last Lynching in America and Opening Doors: The Desegregation of the University of Alabama and the Fight for Tuscaloosa.  Hollar’s visit is part of the 14th annual Chippewa Valley Book Festival

Apr 222013
 

Views of Lake Menomin

April 24 | 7:00 p.m.

The author of 97 views of Lake Menomin invites you to attend this reading. This reading will be a verbal/visual anecdotal story of the U.W.-Stout Art Department, it’s beginnings in 1964 and Mr. Schulman’s beginnings in 1966 as an Artist and developing Art Educator. It also records the author wrestling with verbal and visual relationships that eventually climb into poetry. The poetry included will help describe his artistic philosophy.

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Tasha Schuh 

Author of My Last Step Backward.  Will be signing copies of her book:

Friday, February 22
11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Library Meeting Room

Tasha Schuh of Ellsworth, Inspirational Speaker, the reigning Ms. Wheelchair USA, and 2012 recipient of the National Rehabilitation Award, has released her first book, “My Last Step Backward.” Discover Tasha’s remarkable spirit in this poignant memoir that seeks to inspire you to welcome adversity and face your own trap door of opportunity.