October 2016: Special Exhibit -- Wisconsin's John Muir
Tuesday, October 18, through Tuesday, October 25
A traveling exhibit will be here at the library on loan from the Wisconsin Historical Society. The exhibit explores naturalist John Muir's youth in Wisconsin, his advocacy for national parks, and his views on environmental issues. Its eight panels share facsimiles of images and manuscripts from the Society’s library and archives alongside Muir quotes and interpretive texts.
On the Art Wall (in the library's main floor Miron Fireside Room) -- Our National Parks: Then & Now
Tom Sutter shares his photograph collection of various National Parks--some taken recently, some taken long ago. This is an opportunity to travel visually through the amazing landscapes that comprise our National Parks and see how they have changed or stayed exactly the same over time.
On Sunday, October 23, at 2:00pm Mr. Sutter presents John Muir: He Speaks to Us Yet. A reception will immediately follow the event in the Miron Fireside Room, and Mr. Sutter will be available to discuss his National Park photography. Light refreshments will be served. Local musician Jennifer Levenhagen will perform.
In the glass case in the Lobby
In celebration of this year's centennial of the National Park Service, we have on display personal photos that bring back memories of the journeys taken by local residents in National Parks such as Yellowstone, Mount Rainier, Mammoth Cave and Grand Teton.
In the glass case in the Circulation Area
Local historian Nancy Barker shares a variety of items and collectibles to celebrate Halloween and the fall season.
Mrs. Barker will be here at the library on Thursday, October 13, at 6:30pm to entertain us with her popular tales of Ghosts in the Valley.
On Wednesday, October 26, at 6:30pm the author and founder of Fox Valley Ghosts Hunters, Craig Nehring, will talk about his experience writing the book Wisconsin's Most Haunted.
There is also a glass case from the original Elisha D. Smith Public Library on Mill Street tucked into the corner at the start of the large print and fiction collections. The Menasha Historical Society maintains a display in that case of artifacts from the society's collection.
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