Thursday, July 7, 2011

Short Takes! Recap of Sister Josephe and Regina Bakkala at Mount Mary, First Announcement of Stacy Schiff at MPL, and Imaginging Moby Dick on Your Chest

We had two very inspirational events this week.  First Jeffrey Gingold spoke about his updated edition of Facing the Cognitive Challenges of Multiple Sclerosis.  The next day, Sister Josephe Marie Flynn launched her book, Rescuing Regina: The Battle to Save a Friend from Deportation and Death and Mount Mary College.  Sister Josephe spoke, and so did Regina Bakkala.  The talk was great, and  the music was pretty swell too--a jazz ensemble of high school students. 

I had never been to Mount Mary, so I got lost.  My apologies to everyone for coming later than I should have. 


I'm excited to announce that Stacy Schiff will be at the Milwaukee Public Library's Centennial Hall, on Tuesday, October 4, for the paperback tour of Cleopatra: A Life. This is going to be a free event, but the hall closes at 700 people, with 100 more able to hear the event from the overflow room.  After that, we'll have to close the doors.  However, you'll still be able to get your book signed--we'll be lining folks up outside.  Pretty cool, huh?

I'm already discussing a fabulous kids' event with the Milwaukee Public Library for next spring.  April!  Can you believe it?

We've got two wonderful library events coming up much sooner than that.  On Saturday, July 16, at 10:30 am, Sarah Mark Feldner, author of A Cook's Tour of Japan, will be speaking in the first floor meeting room, as a celebration of Culinary Arts Month.

And on Tuesday, July 19, at 6:30 pm, Edward Janus will be speaking about his book, Creating Dairyland: How Caring for Cows Saved Our Soil, Created Our Landscape, Inspired Our Conservation Ethic, and Still Shapes Our Way of Life in Wisconsin, in the Krug Rare Books Room. 

You can read the July-August MPL reader online.  Here's a link.


We got more literary tee shirts in, including Moby Dick.  Here's an XL, lounging on our copy maching.

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