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Wednesday, May 19, 2021

Time Items
All day
 
3pm
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Dream Bus at Mendota Elementary

Dream Bus at Mendota Elementary

4002 School Rd
Wednesday, May 19, 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Visit the Dream Bus for outdoor browsing, check out and returns, placing holds and hold pickup, or to register for a library card.

4002 School Rd
 
4pm
4:15pm to 5:00pm
Dream Bus at Kennedy Heights Community Center
199 Kennedy Heights
 
7pm
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Wisconsin Book Festival Presents Barrett Swanson for Lost in Summerland

Wisconsin Book Festival Presents Barrett Swanson for Lost in Summerland

*Offsite
Wednesday, May 19, 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Barrett Swanson embarks on a personal quest across the United States to uncover what it means to be an American amid the swirl of our post-truth climate in this collection of critically acclaimed essays and reportage. A trip with his brother to a New York psychic community becomes a rollicking tour through the world of American spiritualism. At a wilderness retreat in Ohio, men seek a cure for toxic masculinity, while in the hinterlands of Wisconsin, anti-war veterans turn to farming when they cannot sustain the heroic myth of service. And when his best friend's body washes up on the shores of the Mississippi River, he falls into the gullet of true crime discussion boards, exploring the stamina of conspiracy theories along the cankered byways of the Midwest. 

Presented in partnership with the University of Wisconsin Program in Creative Writing, this edition of Wisconsin Wednesdays features UW Alumnus, Barrett Swanson, for his newest book, Lost in Summerland

Join the event at: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/wbf-lost-in-summerland.

*Offsite
 
7:00pm to 8:30pm
ONLINE- Central Library Book Group - discussion of Before We Were Yours

ONLINE- Central Library Book Group - discussion of Before We Were Yours

*Online
Wednesday, May 19, 7:00pm to 8:30pm

by Lisa Wingate. A family of four siblings in 1939 is taken to an orphanage. How they fare and their present-day adult lives are the heart of this novel. 

This book discussion will be hosted virtually through Zoom. The link to this discussion will be sent to you by email when you sign up. Zoom is a free video platform, and you can watch on a browser, or through the free mobile app for ios or android. You can also call in with a phone to attend with audio only. 

Note: this is NOT an author event.

*Online