Friday, November 20, 2015

Event Forecast for Our First Significant Snowfall of the Season: Chris Van Allsburg is a Go, but Allen Eskens is Cancelled.

According to weather service reports, we are projected to have our first major November snowfall in Milwaukee in twenty years. Of course major is in the eye of the beholder - projections vary between three and ten inches.

Our Friday evening events are all regularly scheduled and perhaps are happening while you read this. Our public events are James K. Nelsen at Boswell for Educating Milwaukee,  and Greil Marcus at Alverno College's Wehr Hall for a ticketed event for The History of Rock and Roll in Ten Songs, with John Langford and Sally Timms.

For tomorrow, the forecast is split. Our event with Chris Van Allsburg at the Milwaukee Public Library is still scheduled to happen at 2 pm. Activities, including a model train area, a craft area, and a Jumanji-style game, start at 1 pm. Van Allsburg is scheduled to speak on the 1st floor at 2.

Alas, our event with Allen Eskens is cancelled. The author of The Guise of Another and The Life We Bury was scheduled to drive from Madison to Milwaukee during the storm. It just seemed safer to drive in the other direction, away from the front, and back to Mankato, Minnesota. But don't worry, I'm sure Eskens will come to Milwaukee for his third novel, due out fall 2016.

Here's a link to the email newsletter we sent out today, which also includes several staff recs.

Here's a link to our book club email newsletter sent out earlier this week, before Eskens was cancelled. It also includes info on our event with B.A. Shapiro.

Here's a link to our kids' newsletter. In addition to the Van Allsburg info, it also has a lot of staff recs for kids books.

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