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Laura Ingalls Wilder program to kick off History On Tap

The Crandon Public Library is excited to announce a new series of programming titled “History on Tap”.  History on Tap aims to provide engaging historical programs in a social setting for residents in Forest and surrounding counties. Our first History on Tap program is scheduled for Tuesday, Febraury 21st at 7:00 p.m. at the historic Hotel Crandon.  The program will feature a First Impressions presentation by Jessica Michna portraying an older, wiser Laura Ingalls Wilder.   

Generations of children and adults worldwide have been fascinated by the stories of Laura Ingalls Wilder. Her “Little House” series was the basis for a successful television series. But how did her life really evolve? What motivated her to put her experiences to paper?  In this presentation you will meet Mrs. Wilder, older, wiser and reflecting back on her life.  She will tell you her life story and how she came to produce her  literary works. 

 This program is free of charge and is open to all ages.  Complimentary snacks will be provided.  Alcholic and non-alchohlic beverages for sale.  History on Tap is sponsored in part by the Crandon Public Library, the Forest County Historical and Genealogical Society and the Hotel Crandon.  For more information, please contact Michelle @ the library.

CHS Graduate to hold book reading at the Crandon Library

The Crandon Public Library is pleased to announce that Crandon High School graduate, and last year’s CHS graduation speaker, Dometa Wiegand Brothers will be reading from her latest book of poetry, Cold Songs, on Thursday, March 16th at 7:00 p.m. in the lower level of the library.

Dometa Wiegand Brothers graduated from Crandon High School in 1986. She holds a BA and an MSTE from the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point and a PhD from Washington State University. She has taught at universities in Wisconsin, Washington, Idaho, Alabama and Iowa. She is the author of the poetry collection Cold Songs, the scholarly monograph Romantic Imagination and Astronomy: On All Sides Infinity, as well as numerous articles and book chapters. Her poetry has also been anthologized in Prairie Gold: An Anthology of the American Heartland.

Dometa Wiegand Brothers currently lives and writes in central Iowa.  Please join us in welcoming Dometa back to Forest County on Thursday, March 16th at 7:00 p.m.

A note from us:

On this date in 1860, Charles Ingalls and Caroline Quiner were married in Concord, Wisconsin. They were the parents of noted Wisconsinite Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of the “Little House” series. Mark you calendar for our upcoming History on Tap program featuring the story of Laura and her Road to Little House on Tuesday, February 21st at 7:00 p.m. at the HOTEL CRANDON.