More Book Festival events at the library
Ethnic Melodies: Helping African American Children and Youth Enjoy Reading (A Teacher Resource Breakfast) 10:00 - 11:30 AM Local teacher and author Andreal Davis presents her new book, Dreaming in Ethnic Melodies, as well as a classroom curriculum designed to improve the reading levels of African American children and youth by using culturally specific books and resources.
Margaret Beattie-Bogue and Peter Annin: The Great Lakes -- Mapping their History, Preserving their Future 12:00 - 1:45 PM As author Margaret Beattie-Bogue follows the Lake Superior shoreline clockwise through Minnesota, Ontario, Michigan, and Wisconsin, she evokes the richness of local history and highlights hundreds of landmarks and points of interest that surround the lake. And Madison author Peter Annin will present an authoritative assessment of the battles being fought over diversion of fresh water from the Great Lakes.
Renewing the Countryside and Celebrating Wisconsin: Jerry Apps and Midwest Organic and Sustainable Education Service 2:00 - 3:45 PM Renewing the Countryside is a program that strengthens rural areas by championing and supporting rural communities, farmers, artists, entrepreneurs, educators, activists and other people who are working with sustainable and innovative initiatives, businesses, and projects. This beautifully illustrated book showcases 40 examples of creative, hard-working people who are bringing new energy and hope to the countryside. Join us for these timely literary events.