Monday, July 29, 2013

Monday Event Post--Craig Wilson, Find Waldo Local Wrap and Brain Quest Challenge, and Michael Zummo.

Monday, July 29, 7 pm, at Boswell:
Craig Wilson, author of A Little More Line: A Kite's View of Wisconsin and Beyond

Craig M. Wilson is Madison-based, award-winning photographer and kite enthusiast. Many of his kites are hand-sewn and he has taken part in kite festivals worldwide.

A Little More Line is a new collection of aerial photography from the kite-flying photojournalist behind Hanging by a Thread, capturing unique perspectives in full-color. In addition to continuing to show Wisconsin in a fresh and magical way that only a kite can, A Little More Line also drifts across our state’s borders. Discover new ways of seeing places like the Milwaukee Art Museum, Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesen, Door County, Apostle Islands, Chicago's Millenium Park, Michigan’s Mackinac Island, Iowa's Field of Dreams, Duluth's shipping harbor, and more.

“This new book is sure to make new converts as well as delight the many longtime fans of his remarkable art.” —Doug Moe, Wisconsin State Journal

In between the taxidermy segements, here's Craig Wilson on the public television show Outdoor Wisconsin.

Wednesday, July 31, 4 pm, at Boswell:
Find Waldo Local and Brain Quest Challenge.

We'll be wrapping up our great month of Find Waldo Local Milwaukee, with a drawing for the great prizes from retailers Fischbergers, Cafe Hollander, Yo Mama, Indulgence Chocolatiers (two), Zoom Room, Just Kidding Kids Cuts, Boswell (ten $10 gift cards), and the grand prize, a boxed collection of hardcover Waldo books.

As part of our celebration, at 4:30, we'll be hosting the Brain Quest Challenge, a great activity for kids 4-12. Based on the Brain Quest game, our Brain Quest refs will split kids into two teams, and each kid will get to answer age-appropriate questions in a fun and exciting program. All attendees will get prizes.

And yes, there will be snacks, sponsored by Outpost Natural Foods.

Saturday, August 3, 7 pm, at Boswell:
Michael Zummo, author of D'Mok Revival: Awakening

Milwaukee-based developer and programmer Michael Zummo takes a departure from his present world of interactive storytelling and web-based game creation for that of classic science fiction. While D'Mok Revival: Awakening is his first novel, he has been a storyteller since her created his first game, The Great Beyond, in high school.

Millenia ago, the Nukari eradicated the ancient space-exploring D’mar race. In spite of his immense efforts and superhuman abilities, not even D’mok, the greatest of the D’mar warriors, could stop the annihilation of his people. Now, the Nukari’s attack on the fledgling human coalition leaves a space station destroyed and one lone survivor. Haunted by grief for his murdered family even as unexpected D’mok-like powers awaken within him, Rhysus Mencari finds himself thrust into alien territory.

Next Week Event Preview...
Monday, August 5, 7 pm, at the Milwaukee Public Library Loos Room, 733 N. Eighth Street, 53233:
ReShonda Tate Billingsley, author of A Family Affair.
This event is co-sponsored by the Milwaukee Public Library and V100.7, WKKV.

NAACP Award-winner Billingsley, whose bestselling fiction "tackles some of life's toughest situations" (The Florida Times Union), unravels the secrets in a mother's past that turn her daughter's life upside down—by revealing the family she never knew existed. Billingsley’s #1 bestselling novels include the NAACP Image Award winner Say Amen, Again, and Let the Church Say Amen, soon to be a BET original movie.

Her new novel is A Family Affair, on sale this Tuesday, July 30.

Her dream of studying dance at Juilliard is within reach, but Olivia Dawson turns down the opportunity, choosing instead to stay with her ailing mother in the Houston projects where they barely make ends meet. Lorraine Dawson is Olivia's whole world, and now Olivia insists on being there for her. But when Lorraine learns Olivia is sacrificing college for her sake, she reveals a secret: Olivia’s father, Bernard, isn’t dead, but alive and doing very well for himself in Los Angeles where he lives with a wife and son. When Olivia’s mother succumbs to her ailments, she sees no other choice but to track down the man that might be her father, and confront him about the lifelong deception. Opening up the past, however, is more complicated than Olivia—or Bernard—expected, and the pain of yesterday's sins must be confronted before true healing and a bright tomorrow can begin.

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