Author B.J Hollars

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: 

Saturday, October 13, at 9:00am

B.J. Hollars (nonfiction, history, reading)
The road south: rediscovery the freedom riders on the road south - In the summer of 1961, riders–both black and white–boarded interstate buses to test a pair of Supreme Court rulings related to interstate travel. For their efforts, they were beaten, fire-bombed and imprisoned. Fifty-five years later, BJ Hollars retraced portions of their harrowing journey in an attempt to learn the Freedom Riders’ personal stories, as well as the lessons they learned along the way. Join Hollars for a reading and conversation from his new book, The Road South: Personal Stories of the Freedom Riders.

​Others appearing at the Menasha library are:

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.

Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 9:00am
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