Author Linda Vander Heyden

The 2018 Fox Cities Book Festival begins on Monday, October 8, and runs through Sunday, October 14.

The Elisha D. Smith Public Library is honored to host: 

Tuesday, October 9, at 1:00pm  read the book

Linda Vander Heyden (family-friendly, nature, picture books, on the craft of writing)
Turn your passion into a picture book -- the magic of monarchs -  In summer through late fall, milkweed grows lush along the sides of the road. Milkweed is the only plant on which monarchs lay their eggs—and the only plant monarch caterpillars eat!

One day, while walking with her dogs, Linda Vander Heyden discovered all the milkweed along her road had been mowed and lay drying in the sun. Monarch caterpillars clung to the wilted plants. How would they survive? She began gathering caterpillars as people walked past. On that day, she doubt she saved many. But she wanted to tell their story.

Monarch populations have dropped by 90% in the last two decades. Monarchs face many challenges, and scientists are concerned there may come a time when they no longer exist

McGinty’s Monarchs (Sleeping Bear Press, 2016) will engage and empower children to know they, too, can play an important role in the survival of these beautiful butterflies.

Join her protagonist, Mr. McGinty, and embark on a mission to learn about the lifecycle of monarchs…from eggs, to caterpillars, to chrysalises—to butterflies! And the joy of turning your passion into a picture book!

Others appearing at the Menasha library are:

Tuesday, October 9, at 6:30pm  read the book   listen to the audiobook
Neal Griffin (fiction, mystery)
Writing the dark and dangerous world of small town policing

Thursday, October 11, at 10:30am
L. R. Strasburg (workshop, forum, roundtable, young adults)
YA author workshop

Thursday, October 11, at 2:00pm  read the book
Michael Edmonds (nonfiction, birds, history, nature)
Taking flight: a history of birds and people in the heart of America

Thursday, October 11, at 6:30pm   read the book
Tasha Schuh (nonfiction, inspirational, transformative)
Enjoy your ride

Friday, October 12, at 10:00am   read the book
Jay Matz (family-friendly, kids, illustrations, picture books, storytelling)
Nicholas Northwoods: how to create your own books!

Friday, October 12, at 2:00pm   read the book
Joseph Rein (fiction, short stories, Wisconsin)
Roads without houses: writing Wisconsin-based fiction

Saturday, October 13, at 9:00am
B.J. Hollars (nonfiction, history, reading)
The road south: rediscovery the freedom riders on the road south

Saturday, October 13, at 11:00am   read the book
Scott Spoolman (nonfiction, history, nature)
Wisconsin state parks: stories of geology and natural history

Saturday, October 13, at 1:00pm   read the book
Lynne Diebel (nonfiction, history, nature, travel)
Crossing the driftless: some upstream paddling required

Saturday, October 13, at 3:00pm   read the book     listen to the audiobook     read the large print
Linda Castillo (headliner, mystery, on the craft of writing)
The fundamentals and essentials of writing the suspense novel

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All programs at the Elisha D. Smith Public Library are free and for everyone.  Those with special needs are encouraged to call the library office at 920.967.3662 within 24 hours of an event to assure that specific needs with regards to parking, building and meeting room accessibility are met.  

Todos los programas de la Biblioteca Elisha D. Smith son gratuitos y para todos. Aquellos con necesidades especiales pueden llamar a la oficina de la biblioteca 920.967.3662 con 24 horas de anticipación a un evento para asegurar que las necesidades específicas  de parqueo, acceso al edificio o acceso a las salas de reunión puedan ser satisfechas.

The library’s main program room is equipped with a hearing loop, which will transmit to headphone receivers that are available upon request or to your own hearing device with a t-coil.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 1:00pm