Author Lynne Diebel

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 1:00pm   read the book
Lynne Diebel (nonfiction, history, nature, travel)
Crossing the driftless: some upstream paddling required - It was Joseph Nicollet’s 1843 topographical map—created when the Upper Midwest had no roads to travel, just rivers—that led to Lynne Diebel’s book Crossing the Driftless. Nicollet paddled those rivers to map the land. Lynne and her husband Bob had paddled thousands of miles on Midwestern rivers, but always downstream. What about traveling a river route where they had to paddle upstream at times to get where they wanted to go? Their trip would take them from Faribault, Minnesota, where her original family has had a summer home on Cedar Lake since the 1800s, to their Wisconsin home in Stoughton, close by the Yahara River, on the eastern edge of Nicollet’s map. There’s a river route for that, if you throw in a few portages. The rivers carried them across the Driftless Area, a land that has always fascinated them, and traveling by river through the Driftless gave them a new sense of the beauty of this rugged, never-glaciated landscape. Lynne will introduce you to Nicollet’s map, to the rivers, and to her award-winning book, Crossing the Driftless. She’ll talk about their adventures, share some pictures, and encourage you to take your own personal river trip.

Others appearing at the Menasha library are:

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 - 1:00pm