Author Michael Edmonds

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: 

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 - Edmonds, a historian and a long-time birder, will describe how and why people in the nation’s heartland responded to the same birds that we see today. “After reading this book,” essayist B.J Hollars remarked, “you’ll never look at birds the same way. You’ll never look at humans the same way, either.” Edmonds will share stories from his 30 years of research among unpublished manuscripts, rare books, archaeological reports, and historic places. From ancient American Indian shamans to modern conservationists, our predecessors thought about and acted toward birds differently than we do. The talk will be illustrated with amazing slides of historical artifacts, entertaining anecdotes, and strange tales of explorers, scientists, voodoo priests, professional hunters, and other people who interacted with American birds.

Others appearing at the Menasha library are:

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.

Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 2:00pm
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