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Words Worth Hearing -- Local Author Programs at T. B. Scott Library

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Date Title Author/Presenter About
Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 6-7:45pm My Life's Journey Jane Deau "My Life's Journey" -- Recording stories is an act of love that can be passed on to loved ones for generations to come. Jane A. Deau, Director of the Merrill Area Community Enrichment Center will share with you journaling ideas and a fool proof agenda to get you started. Everyone has a story to tell … memories to share … weaving people together!
Monday, October 22, 2012; 6:30-7:45pm Wisconsin's Most Haunted Locations Chad Lewis Chad Lewis, Wisconsin author of The Strange and Usual, presents: "Wisconsin's Most Haunted Locations".
Sunday, November 11, 2012; 1-3pm The Three Life Mistakes I've Made that Force Me to Write Fishing Mysteries Victoria Houston The bestselling northern Wisconsin mystery writer presents an insightful and entertaining look at what makes her write (and well). 
Past programs  Title Author About
October 4, 2009 

Journey of Borrowed Grace

Phyllis (Pick) Gruetzmacher Town of Corning native Phyllis (Pick) Gruetzmacher shares her childhood memoir and devotional/inspirational poetry collection.
October 18, 2009  Local Authors Speak Out Paul Gilk, Tina Scott (Miller), & JoAnn Ophsal National Day of Writing Panel Discussion.
November 15, 2009 Spirit Falls Robert Townsend Robert Townsend of Madison, boyhood resident of the Gleason area and Merrill High School graduate,  reads from and discusses his recently published book Spirit Falls.  
January 31, 2010

Celiac Resource Guide:Helping to Navigate Life’s Detour



Julianne Karow Through her book Minocqua author, Karow, shares her journey of struggling with a loved one’s illness and her crusade to help others.
March 7, 2010 The Name of the Wind Patrick Rothfuss Science Fiction writer from Stevens Point, Wi, Patrick Rothfuss reads and discusses his work.
April 18, 2010 National Poetry Month Program Michael Kriesel Michael Kriesel  lives in central Wisconsin. His poems have appeared in The Progressive, North American Review, and Nimrod magazine. He’s a regular poetry reviewer for Small Press Review.
May 9, 2010 How High the Moon Sandra Kring Sandra Kring of Wausau, WI will read and discuss her book, How High the Moon.
Sunday, September 12, 2010 Haiti Mon Amour Kristin Martell Teacher, entrepreneur, and author Kristin Martell of Stevens Point reads from her children's book, Haiti Mon Amour, and shares the story of her quest to help the children of Haiti.
Sunday, September 26, 2010


Retirement & Beyond (Wisconsin Smart Money Week 2010 program)


Attorney/CPA Walter Lew, Attorney Rovert Reid, Thrivent Financial Associate Tyler Krombholz Experts in estate planning, tax planning, real estate, probate, elder law, and annuities, defined plans and other insurance-based investments discuss strategies for financing your retirement.
Thursday, October 14, 2010 3:30-4:30PM Our Place- A look at our place in the solar system, galaxy & universe for people of all ages. 6:30-7:45PM Getting Up There for older children & adults. 8PM-?? A guided tour of the night sky -- weather permitting. Mike Fischer Mike Fischer of Wausau, a NASA-JPL Solar System Ambassador, presents an afternoon and evening devoted to space.


Tuesday, October 19, 2010 Fall of the Fold Liane Kraft, author
Susan Lucente, publisher
Susan Lucente shares the story of her quest to have her late friend Liane Kraft's  novel of vampires, love, and family published and shares the novel too. Copies available for sale and signing
 Nov. 14 &  Nov. 15, 2010 Woodlot to Workbench: Antique Tools Mark Duginske Mark Duginske of Wausau, woodworker, designer, writer & inventor.  
Jan. 30, 2011 Sustainable, Green, and Beautiful: A Log End View of Cordwood Construction. Richard & Becky Flatau The directors of Cordwood Construction Resources present this program.
Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011 My Life's Journey Jane Deau Jane Deau of Merrill presents a workshop devoted to capturing the essence of your loved ones through words, images and sounds.
March 8, 15, 22, 2011 All About Trees Joel Eldridge Three part presentation on selecting, planting, and caring for trees.
April 13, 2011  Focus on Wellness Anita Scandurra / Peter Throm ntegrative approaches to wellness.  Stress, exercise, and nutrition
May 2, 2011  Friends of the Library Annual Meeting Michael Perry  Author of Population 485; Truck: a love story; Coop: A Year of Poultry, Pigs, and Parenting.
Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011 12 Ways Libraries are Good for the Country Keith Fiels American Library Association Executive Director.
Sunday, Nov. 6, 2011 Andrew Carnegie and the Growth of Libraries Ellsworth Brown Director of the Wisconsin Historical Society and Andrew Carnegie Scholar explores why Andrew Carnegie was important in the creation and growth of public libraries in the U. S.
Sunday, Nov. 13, 2011 To the Hunt Jay Legett Hollywood actor, screenwriter, film producer, and Tomahawk native Jay Leggett of Los Angeles will present “The Making of ‘To The Hunt’”
Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012 The Headwaters: Rural Culture, Small Watershed Values and Conservation Bob Gruling Bob Gruling of Merrill discusses, sells, and signs copies of (co-written with Gerald Storm) The Headwaters: Rural Culture, Small Watershed Values and Conservation, a fascinating history and scientific study of a community and their love and respect for the land they settled.
Sunday, Apr. 1, 2012 National Poetry Month Travis Brown UW-Marathon County Lecturer and poet Travis Brown of Wausau reads his original work, including poems from his newly published chapbook In Lieu of Hartshorn, to begin National Poetry Month.
Sunday, Apr. 22, 2012 A Funny Thing Happened on My Way to the Dementia Ward Charles Schoenfeld Charles Schoenfeld of Wausau shares stories from his new book A Funny Thing Happened on My Way to the Dementia Ward.
Monday, Apr. 30, 2012 Dollar-A-Day Boys: The Civilian Conservation Corps 1933-1941 Bill Jamerson Historian and musician Bill Jamerson of Escanaba presents Dollar-A-Day Boys: The Civilian Conservation Corps 1933-1941 for the Friends of T.B. Scott Library's Annual Meeting. Everyone welcome.
Sunday, May 20, 2012 Emelia Yvonne Madden Writer Yvonne Madden of Wausau shares the special story behind her historical novel Emelia, set in Pomerania and central Wisconsin.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012 Grasslake Junction & Parsonage in a Pear Tree Rev. Arlo T. Janssen Rev. Arlo T. Janssen, son of Rev. Ihno Janssen (St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Town of Scott, 1948-1964) shares his memoirs. Books: Grasslake Junction & Parsonage in a Pear Tree.

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