April – June 2013
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.
Currently, Mr. Schulman is an 83 year old artist working in a professional studio lodged in the Dunn County Historical Museum in Menomonie’s Wakanda Park. He retired from teaching in 1992, shutting down his original Studio in his home; began renting various studio spaces until he found his current haven in the Rassbach Museum.
97 Views of Lake Menomin is his 3rd publication since retiring from teaching. His first pamphlet was titled “In the Collage of Life”. His first book was titled “Scribbles, Images & Words”. All will be exhibited at the reading.
Darby Nelson, author of For Love of Lakes
“We say we love our lakes yet we not only allow but participate in their deterioration. To love something is to protect it, to keep it from harm. What explains this paradoxical relationship between humans and lakes? Darby’s talk based on his book, For Love of Lakes, explores this puzzle. Using Powerpoint, he will blend together basic elements of lake ecology and the human behaviors that explain our odd relationship with the lakes we love.”
Adult Summer Reading Program begins!
June 12th—July 31st
♦ Read for enjoyment, information or relaxation
♦ Weekly prize drawings every Thursday morning starting June 20th
♦ Grand prizes drawn on August 4th
How to Participate
—Read adult books or listen to adult audiobooks of your own choosing. Our library booklists may help you find good books.
—Fill out a “Groundbreaking Reads @ Your Library!” book review form for each book you read or listen to and drop it in the box near the adult reference desk in the library.
—You can also send your review to us via an Information Request. Please complete the online form and put the following information in the question box: title of book, author, how many stars you rated the book (1-5), and your comments.
—Read (and submit forms for) at least 4 books by Wednesday July 31st to qualify for the grand prizes.
—Please enter only adult library books read or heard this summer. The program is open to those 18 and older. First form submitted acts as program registration.
—Receive a “free book coupon” for the Friends Book Sale every time you submit 4 reviews
—Weekly prize winners will be drawn on Thursdays from the previous week’s entries. Weekly prizes are a gift card to a local business.
—Grand prizes will be drawn on August 4th.
—First day you may turn in book review: Monday June 17th
—Last day you may turn in book review: Wednesday July 31st
—Grand Prize Drawing: Sunday August 4th
This program is sponsored by The Friends of the Menomonie Public Library.