September 21 Newspaper Column

We welcome representatives of the American Red Cross to Thursday Morning Conversations at 10:00 today. They are leaders in smoke detector installation and fire safety education as well as disaster relief. Come for coffee and hear about their work – we will meet in front of the library fireplace.

On Thursday evening we welcome author Eric Schlehlein for a discussion on fire of a different kind. Eric has written the novel Black Iron Mercy about the famed Black Iron Brigade in the American Civil War. This Brigade, made up mostly of Wisconsin recruits, saw heavy casualties in some of the biggest battles of the war. Eric will have copies of his novel available for purchase and is happy to sign books after his 6:30 presentation.

This weekend is Green Lake’s biggest festival weekend of the year – Harvest Fest. The weather forecast is for hot and sunny. The Friends book sale forecast is for bargains galore. Stop in anytime between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, or from 10:00-4:00 on Sunday, to discover armloads (possible carloads) of gently used books, audio, movies, puzzles, and games. There is something for every age and almost every interest – we look forward to seeing you!

And if you are a fermentation enthusiast (either of the making or the consuming persuasion) – here’s an invitation to Green Lake’s first-ever Fermentation Fest, coming to the library on Saturday, September 30, from 10:00 to noon. We still have room for additional “makers” to have a table at the festival, just call the library at 294-3572 for more details and to let us know what you would like to demonstrate.