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October 7, 2019
11:30 am -
12:30 pm
 
Storytelling

A man spends more than twenty years in prison for murder without a grand jury indictment for his arrest. Now at the age of eighty-three, he represents the longest-running fight for exoneration on record in America.

Non-Fiction
1:30 pm -
2:30 pm
 
Sports

From taking on Hulk Hogan to grappling with a 600 lb. bear, Wisconsin’s own Chris Multerer, author of Job Man, shares his remarkable, decade-long career in the wild world of professional wrestling.

Non-Fiction
2:00 pm -
3:00 pm
 

Thomas Sweetser, SJ will share information related to his most recent book, Can Francis Change the Church? How American Catholics Are Responding To His Leadership.

Non-Fiction
6:30 pm -
7:30 pm
 
Folklore

This presentation showcases over 100 bizarre newspaper stories from Wisconsin that have not been seen in over 100 years.

Non-Fiction
7:00 pm -
9:00 pm
 
Paranormal

During this presentation you will learn about the Kaukauna Paranormal Research Team, paranormal terminology, famous case files and the specific case files from KPRT experiences in the field. Some of these case files are featured in their book, A Paranormal Journey: The True Cases of the Kaukauna Paranormal Research Team. 

Non-Fiction
October 8, 2019
12:00 pm -
1:00 pm
 
Sports

Charles "Gus" Dorais was Wisconsin's first star high school quarterback. After leading Chippewa Falls High School to the Wisconsin Interscholastic Championship in 1909, he went onto a storied collegiate career at the University of Notre Dame, where he revolutionized the game with his good friend, roommate and receiver, Knute Rockne.

Non-Fiction
3:00 pm -
4:00 pm
 
Folklore

Part memoir and part journalism, Midwestern Strange offers a fascinating, funny, and quirky account of flyover folklore. By confronting monsters, Martians, and a cabinet of curiosities worth of strange phenomena, Hollars challenges readers to look beyond their presumptions and acknowledge that just because something is weird doesn’t mean it’s wrong.

Non-Fiction
6:30 pm -
7:30 pm
 

Fake wood-paneled station wagons. 8-Track tape decks. Noogies delivered by older siblings. Those great family road trips we took way back when were the BEST. But how did the Great American Road Trip experience come to be?

Non-Fiction
October 9, 2019
9:30 am -
10:30 am
 

Fake wood-paneled station wagons. 8-Track tape decks. Noogies delivered by older siblings. Those great family road trips we took way back when were the BEST. But how did the Great American Road Trip experience come to be?

Non-Fiction
11:30 am -
12:30 pm
 
Folklore

Part memoir and part journalism, Midwestern Strange offers a fascinating, funny, and quirky account of flyover folklore. By confronting monsters, Martians, and a cabinet of curiosities worth of strange phenomena, Hollars challenges readers to look beyond their presumptions and acknowledge that just because something is weird doesn’t mean it’s wrong.

Non-Fiction
7:00 pm -
8:00 pm
 
Narrative

"Every moment is an organizing opportunity, every person a potential activist, every minute a chance to change the world," states Civil Rights Activists, Dolores Huerta, in the book’s foreword. These stories share how 25 Latinas from Wisconsin helped build community against many odds.

Non-Fiction
October 10, 2019
10:00 am -
11:00 am
 
History

"Today, the 150th is all but forgotten, in part because their unit history was never written. Through letters, diaries, and other recollections, Larson tells us the story of these Guardsmen’s experiences. He traces the path of their wartime service and considers the impact of war’s trauma and tedium on their lives."

Non-Fiction
2:00 pm -
3:00 pm
 
History

Interested in Wisconsin lighthouses and their fascinating history? Explore the state’s waterways and be enthralled with stories of dedication and bravery from a bye gone era. Spectacular images highlight the program.

Non-Fiction
6:30 pm -
7:30 pm
 
Music

"Although New York City, Los Angeles, and Chicago are often considered the epicenters of American jazz, this extensive, upbeat compilation of jazz musician biographies details Wisconsin's rich association the genre since its the inception of the genre in the early 1900s."

Non-Fiction
October 11, 2019
1:00 pm -
2:00 pm
 

In his talk, author Joe Kapler explores in greater detail the background of folk artist Paul Seifert and how his life experiences in his native Germany and new home in Wisconsin’s Driftless Area influenced his art.

Non-Fiction
3:00 pm -
4:00 pm
 
History

The long, beer-rich history of Neenah and Menasha is a story well worth the telling.

Non-Fiction
October 12, 2019
9:00 am -
10:00 am
 
True Crime

In his book "Murder and Mayhem: Fox Cities", Gavin reveals the Valley's history of murderous fiends, small town brothels, and other unsavory morsels.

Non-Fiction
9:00 am -
10:00 am
 
History

Being hired to fly for the CIA's secret airline conjured up images of Steve Canyon cartoons and James Bond for Neil Hansen. Nothing could have been further from the truth.

Non-Fiction
9:30 am -
10:30 am
 
History

If you didn’t already know, Carolyn Keene, of the famous Nancy Drew mystery series, is not a real person, but the brain child of one of the country’s most prolific writers for children.

Non-Fiction
11:00 am -
12:00 pm
 
Food

Who doesn't love our state's cheese? Learn new ways to cook with cheese and fascinating stories about the life of a cheesemaker.

Non-Fiction
1:00 pm -
2:00 pm
 
Nature

A generation of the nation’s young men could not find a job, because there were no jobs. They were hungry, as were their families. They wandered the land looking for a future.

Non-Fiction
3:00 pm -
4:00 pm
 
Nature

America's National Parks are a national treasure: join author Steve Betchkal as he journeys - in stories and images - through some of his (and your) favorites.

Non-Fiction
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