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Elisha D. Smith Public Library

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440 1st St.
Menasha, WI 54952 United States
920-967-3690 http://www.menashalibrary.org/
October 9, 2017
6:30 pm -
7:30 pm
 

This presentation explores the origins and history of supper clubs and how they got their start in Wisconsin, along with images of the food and decor of clubs around the state.

Non-Fiction
October 11, 2017
10:00 am -
11:00 am
 

More mounds were built by ancient Native Americans in Wisconsin than in any other region of North America—between 15,000 and 20,000, at least 4,000 of which remain today.

Non-Fiction
1:30 pm -
2:30 pm
 

Nickolas Butler will read from his newest novel, “The Hearts of Men”, and answer questions from the audience. The event will end with a book-signing.

Fiction
October 12, 2017
6:30 pm -
7:30 pm
 

Louis V. Clark III started to write poetry in the sixth grade. Sixth grade boys who write poetry---get beat up a lot, but he was born with a never quit attitude.

Non-Fiction
October 13, 2017
10:00 am -
11:00 pm
 
Mystery

Mark Twain said “The only difference between reality and fiction is that fiction needs to be credible.” How much is fact (real), and how much is fiction?

Fiction
2:00 pm -
3:00 pm
 

How I waded through the muddy waters of grief with Dad, a dog and a few dead ducks.

Non-Fiction
October 14, 2017
9:00 am -
10:00 am
 

Few people realize the existence, or history, of the lesser lighthouses around the country including Lake Winnebago.

Non-Fiction
10:30 am -
11:30 am
 
Mystery

What happens when a man tries to fish himself to death but death has other plans?

Fiction
1:00 pm -
2:00 pm
 

2017 marks the one-hundredth anniversary of Wisconsin Public Radio. This presentation focuses on why Wisconsin used radio for public service, while other broadcasters exploited it for private profit.

Non-Fiction
2:30 pm -
3:30 pm
 

In 36 action-packed days, Melanie Radzicki McManus ran along Wisconsin's 1,100-mile Ice Age Trail, setting the women's speed record (at age 52!) and becoming one of the trail's elite Thousand-Milers.

Non-Fiction
October 15, 2017
1:30 pm -
2:30 pm
 

When she was only nine, Dayani Baldelomar left her Nicaraguan village with nothing more than a change of clothes. Her neighbor, Yadira Castellón, also migrated from the mountains. Driven by hope for a better future for their children, Dayani and Yadira invent jobs in Managua’s spreading markets and dumps. But a swelling tide of family crises and environmental calamities threaten to break their toehold in the city.

Craft Presentations
3:00 pm -
4:00 pm
 

Ginny’s voice came to me in a mysterious way, one that I’m still trying to comprehend.  In this talk we’ll explore the nature of voice, narration, and the quiet but calculating moves of the subconscious.

Craft Presentations
October 8, 2018
2:00 pm -
3:00 pm
 
History, Military, WWII

“No Army has ever done so much with so little. . .” -General Douglas MacArthur

Non-Fiction
6:30 pm -
7:30 pm
 
Environment, Gardening

Heather Holm is an award-winning author and nationally sought-after speaker spending much of her time passionately educating audiences about the fascinating world of native bees and the native plants that support them.

Non-Fiction
October 9, 2018
1:00 pm -
2:00 pm
 
Nature, Picture Book

Turn your passion into a picture book! Join my protagonist, Mr. McGinty, and me as we embark on a mission to save the monarch butterflies!

Craft Presentations Family-Friendly
6:30 pm -
7:30 pm
 
Mystery

The allure of the city is powerful, but remember: when a killer comes to small town America, the body is just as cold and the blood runs just as red.

Fiction
October 11, 2018
10:30 am -
11:30 am
 
Forum, Roundtable, Young Adult

Strasburg will moderate a discussion/workshop on being a YA Author. Topics like rewriting your book, balancing home, work and writing, finding a publisher, finding an editor, finding your voice, and a successful book launch will be discussed at this roundtable.

Workshop
2:00 pm -
3:00 pm
 
Birds, History, Nature

Explore how and why people in the Midwest worshiped, feared, studied, hunted, ate, and protected the birds that surrounded them over the last 12,000 years.

Non-Fiction
6:30 pm -
7:30 pm
 
Inspirational, Transformative

Attitude affects everything! I have learned that life is what we make it. We all have frustrations, and difficulties but with a positive attitude we can succeed in life!

Non-Fiction
October 12, 2018
10:00 am -
11:00 am
 
Illustrations, Picture Book, Storytelling

Action and color are important, but it’s the little details that will make people really fall in love with your drawings!

Family-Friendly Kids
2:00 pm -
3:00 pm
 
Short Stories, Wisconsin

Local writer Joseph Rein discusses the various challenges and rewards when writing about Wisconsin, a location that, when done effectively, functions as a character in itself.

Fiction
October 13, 2018
9:00 am -
10:00 am
 
History, Reading

What would you get on the bus for? Join B.J. Hollars for a reading from The Road South and a conversation on the harrowing story of the 1961 Freedom Riders.

Non-Fiction
11:00 am -
12:00 pm
 
History, Nature

Wisconsin has a fascinating variety of landscapes. It occurred to me that to explore any one of these diverse areas and to understand how they came to be, one could use the wonderful State Parks and State Forests of Wisconsin as entry points.

Non-Fiction
1:00 pm -
2:00 pm
 
History, Nature, Travel

Crossing the Driftless is a river traveler’s tale and an exploration of the streams of geologic and human history, as Lynne and Bob Diebel canoe 360 miles across the Driftless Area.

Non-Fiction
3:00 pm -
4:00 pm
 
Headliner, Mystery

In her workshop The Fundamentals and Essentials of Writing the Suspense Novel, Linda shares her knowledge and experience, taking writers through the elements of developing and writing a novel from start to finish. 

Craft Presentations
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