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Genealogy 101: Saturday Collaboration Workshop
Alyson Jones, Fall Creek Public Library
Saturday, October 1, 2016, 1:00-4:00 pm
Another opportunity to bring dead-ends and tough questions and compare notes with fellow family history lovers! Alyson Jones will help navigate online databases and resources. Especially designed for all who want an introduction to the library edition of ancestry.com. No subscription is necessary. Please RSVP as computers will be used.
Author Ann Lewis
Ship Captain’s Daughter: Growing Up on the Great Lakes
Wednesday, October 19, 2016, 7:00 pm
Lewis comes to FCPL as part of the 2016 Chippewa Valley Book Festival. Her childhood was marked by an unusual rhythm. Each year the thawing and freezing of the Great Lakes signaled the beginning and end of the shipping season, months of waiting that were punctuated by brief trips to various ports to meet her father, the captain. With lively storytelling and vivid details, Lewis captures the unusual life of shipping families on the Great Lakes.
“Wisconsin Ghosts and the Afterlife”
Saturday, October 22, 2016, 7:00 pm
Just in time for Halloween and generously sponsored by the Friends of FCPL! Fisk will discuss his confrontations with the famous skeptic and debunker James Randi. He will also describe his ghost investigations with world-renowned medium Allison DuBois (the real-life inspiration for the hit CBS series, Medium) and psychic Chip Coffey (from TV’s Paranormal State and Psychic Kids). This session will examine some of the haunted locations in Wisconsin personally investigated by Fisk. He will share photos, case histories, eyewitness accounts, and ghost lore.
FCPL Movie Night
Me Before You
Friday, November 4, 2016, 7:00 pm
Based on the #1 NY Times bestselling book by Jojo Moyes. Louisa 'Lou' Clark lives in a quaint town in the English countryside. With no clear direction in her life, the quirky and creative 26-year old goes from one job to the next in order to make ends meet. Taking a job at the local 'castle' she becomes caregiver and companion to Will Traynor, a wealthy young banker who became wheelchair-bound in an accident. Embarking together on a series of adventures, both Lou and Will get more than they bargained for. (PG-13, 110 mins).
Author Bert Moritz
Adventures of a South Dakota Kid
Wednesday, November 16, 2016, 7:00 pm
In a collection of essays published over a seven-year period, Moritz reveals how his experiences were shaped by Depression-era parents coming from humble means. The experiences described are uniquely American and lived by a generation that shaped the nation. From Watergate and Vietnam to the middle class, this book chronicles one man's journey of growing up.
FCPL Holiday Movie Night
It’s a Wonderful Life
Friday, December 9, 7:00 pm
James Stewart and Donna Reed star in this Christmas classic from 1947. A man is saved from a suicide attempt by an angel and is then shown how important he is to the people who love him. Here’s a chance to see it on the big screen! Free popcorn and drinks provided. (G, 130 mins).
Amateur Crafting– Book Lover Gift in a Jar
Wednesday, December 14, 2016, 7:00 pm
Made possible by a generous donation from the Friends of the FCPL! Like the idea of making gifts more than actually doing it? Are projects you undertake always way more expensive or complicated than you envisioned? Not anymore! We will decorate mason jars with homemade book-page bows, twine, and ribbons, and fill them with bookplates you can personalize! Our project will take no more than an hour to complete; all materials will be provided; and a step-by-step demonstration is included. Bring your friends– if you’re lucky, maybe one of them will make a jar for you! Registration is required.