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Friday, April 26

2:00pm CDT

Gathering and Sharing Veterans' Stories
Veterans have amazing stories to tell — of camaraderie, foreign lands, valiant service, the death and destruction of war ... and their emotional attempts to heal from the pain held years within. Sharing these experiences can be extremely emotional for the one tasked with capturing that story as well. How can we preserve these memories with sensitivity and respect? Join Jenny Vanden Heuvel, Kim Viduski and Kristin Bouchard as they discuss their journey in justly chronicling the stories of the Vietnam Veterans’ of the historic, first-of-its-kind Old Glory Honor Flight: “Return to Nam."

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Kristin Bouchard

Transforming thoughts into stories is what drives Kristin Bouchard’s writing. Whether it’s about local crisis counselors, travel management experts, over-the-road truckers and most recently, Vietnam Veterans, creating a story can inform, motivate and even heal.With more than 20... Read More →
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Jenny Vanden Heuvel

Jenny Vanden Heuvel first became involved with Old Glory Honor Flight in 2011, playing saxophone in the Swing Time Big Band for flight "welcome home" celebrations. Also a professional graphic designer, she started volunteering for other tasks, including advertising for benefit programs... Read More →
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Kim Viduski

Name it. Kim Viduski has probably written for it: Big mother vehicles, a small cell phone service provider, a regional sub & sandwich shop, an internationally known green & gold football team, and various do-good, feel-good services for people and pets.With nearly 20 years as a Senior... Read More →

Friday April 26, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Brown County Library Central Branch- Expo Rooms (Lower Level)
Saturday, April 27

10:00am CDT

Getting Along with Ourselves (And Feeling Good About It)

Michael Leannah draws on his experience as an elementary school teacher and his popular picture books Most People and Goodnight Whispers to show and explain how to be more loving and accepting of others, and of ourselves.

The first half of the session is aimed at children and the parents and teachers who care for and work with them. Participants will observe—or take part in—demonstrations and role-playing activities.

The second half focuses on esteem-boosting writing activities and games for the home or classroom. Mike will use examples from his instruction book We Think with Ink to lead a variety of fun and meaningful exercises.

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Michael Leannah

The celebrated author of the picture books Most People and Goodnight Whispers, Michael Leannah has also published his work for children in magazines, such as Scholastic's Instructor, the Australian magazine Countdown, Highlights for Children, and Ladybug.

Saturday April 27, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am CDT
Brown County Library Central Branch—Auditorium

12:00pm CDT

Cartoneras Book-Making Workshop with Carolina Espinoza
Cartoneras are not for profit, coop publishers, that publish books made out of recycled materials (i.e. cardboard). The covers of the books are hand painted by different artists and then sold for very little. This form of book publishing and disseminating culture started in Latin America during hard financial times, but now has spread to different parts of the world and has given new meaning to book making and publishing outside of traditional commercial realms.

Join Carolina Espinoza to learn more about this movement and make your own books. All materials will be provided to attendees.

Every attendee will leave this session with their own handmade book.

The workshop is open to any age—kids and adults can make books together.

REGISTRATION is required for this FREE event. Register here.

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Carolina Espinoza

Carolina Espinoza (Concepcion, Chile, 1974) is a Chilean journalist residing in Madrid, Spain, since 2000. She is the Foreign Correspondent of the Chilean "Cooperative Radio" in Madrid. Additionally, she collaborates with the newspapers Publico and el Salto, and the magazine Ajoblanco... Read More →

Sunday, April 28

10:00am CDT

The Story of Act 31: How Native History Came to Wisconsin Classrooms
Join author J.P. Leary as he discusses the history and impact of Act 31, the 1989 state law known as Act 31 requires that all students in Wisconsin learn about the history, culture, and tribal sovereignty of Wisconsin’s federally recognized tribes.

The Story of Act 31 tells the story of the law’s inception—tracing its origins to a court decision in 1983 that affirmed American Indian hunting and fishing treaty rights in Wisconsin, and to the violent public outcry that followed the court’s decision. Author J. P. Leary paints a picture of controversy stemming from past policy decisions that denied generations of Wisconsin students the opportunity to learn about tribal history.

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J. P. Leary

Dr. J P Leary currently serves as an Associate Professor of First Nations Studies, History, and Humanities at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay where he has taught since 2011. He is a graduate faculty member in Education and the doctoral program in First Nations Education. He... Read More →

Sunday April 28, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am CDT
Brown County Library Central Branch—Auditorium

10:00am CDT

Timefulness: How Thinking Like a Geologist Can Help Save the World
A short reading (with Q&A) on how seeing the Earth through a geologic lens can be a perceptual shift that can spring ourselves out of the polarized, antagonistic, segregated mindsets and habits in which we have trapped ourselves.   

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Marcia Bjornerud

Marcia Bjornerud is Professor of Geology at Lawrence University. Her research focuses on the physics of earthquakes and mountain building, and she combines field-based studies of bedrock geology with quantitative models of rock mechanics. She has done research in high arctic Norway... Read More →

Sunday April 28, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am CDT
Brown County Library Central Branch- Expo Rooms (Lower Level)

10:00am CDT

The United ReSISTERs— Reading and Presentation
The United ReSISTERs elevates young, female, African, refugee voices and aims to provide opportunities for these young women to serve as cultural ambassadors in the Green Bay community.
In the process of documenting their individual stories via art, these young women have been creating space for themselves and given voice to their personal development.

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The United ReSISTERs

The United reSISTERs is a group of young Somali women who have a passion for creating a more tight-knit Green Bay community, and overall a more peaceful world. This group was established in the Spring of 2017 by Diana Delbecchi, Assistant Director of the Gap Program at SNC and Courtney... Read More →

2:00pm CDT

Researching Artifacts of the Early Green Bay Fire Department
Researching local history reveals fascinating stories about physical objects (artifacts). Unlike buildings and streets, artifacts generally remain unaltered and provide a physical connection to the past.

This presentation will describe the stories behind the research into artifacts of the early Green Bay Fire Department---an inherently intriguing experience.

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David Siegel

David Siegel has been with the Green Bay (Wisconsin) Metro Fire Department since 1997. He is a lieutenant at Station 5 on East Mason Street, a paramedic, and the science officer for the hazardous materials team. Previously, he worked as a biochemist after earning BS and MS degrees... Read More →

Sunday April 28, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Brown County Library Central Branch—Think Tank C