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Upcoming Author Visits

Upcoming Author Visits

Milwaukee Public Library is proud to offer a robust series of author visits year-round. There are authors for every age and interest. Check this page for upcoming visits by national and local authors to one of our many library locations. Click on the event date for more information.

 

My Two Elaines: Learning, Coping and Surviving as an Alzheimer's Caregiver with former Wisconsin Governor Martin Schreiber 

Monday, June 12, 6 p.m., Milwaukee Public Library Central Library, 814 W. Wisconsin Ave., Krug Rare Books Room

Former Governor Martin Schreiber shares the story of his wife Elaine’s journey with Alzheimer’s disease, from the first signs to day-to-day struggles and joys. Marty candidly counsels those taking on the caregiver’s role, offering sage advice that respects the one with Alzheimer’s while maintaining the caregiver’s health.

Book will be available for purchase. Net proceeds from the sales of My Two Elaines will be used to promote Alzheimer’s caregiver support programs.

 

How to Be an Indian in the 21st Century with Louis V. Clark III (Two Shoes)

Monday, June 19, 7:00 p.m.  Centennial Hall, 733 N. Eighth Street, Loos Room

Take a lifelong journey in prose and verse with Oneida author and poet Louis V. Clark III (Two Shoes), who chronicles his voyage from schoolyard bullies to workplace barriers. Warm, plainspoken, and wryly funny, Clark shares his own American Indian story, talking frankly about a culture’s struggle to maintain its heritage. His deceptively simple, poetic storytelling matches the rhythm of the life he recounts from childhood on the Rez to his life today as an elder, and published poet.

Born and raised on the Oneida Reservation in northeastern Wisconsin, Louis V. Clark III (Two Shoes) turned to poetry to continue the oral tradition of his people, the People of the Standing Stone. A member of the Iroquois Confederacy, his family is of the Bear clan.

A book signing follows the presentation. Book available for purchase from Boswell Book Company.

 

 

Borchert Field: Stories from Milwaukee’s Legendary Ballpark with Bob Buege

Tuesday, June 20, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Tippecanoe Branch,3912 S. Howell Ave., Community Room

Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Satchel Paige, Jackie Robinson—these great athletes and many more all crossed the same, legendary home plate in Milwaukee at Borchert Field. Though Milwaukee’s “field of dreams” is long gone, every page of baseball historian Bob Buege’s Borchert Field: Stories from Milwaukee’s Legendary Ballpark will transport readers back to the “glory days” of baseball—between 1888 and 1952—and help them relive the sights, sounds, and spectacle of Borchert Field in its heyday. Bob Buege is the author of the Milwaukee Braves: A Baseball Eulogy and co-author of Eddie Matthews and the National Pastime. He is president of the Milwaukee Braves Historical Association, Secretary of the Wisconsin Old-Time ballplayers association, and Society for American Baseball Research member.

A book signing follows the presentation. Books will be available for purchase from Boswell Book Company.

 

Author Events

June 7, 2017
6:00 PM
Story, Story Night: Storytelling for Adults at East

Why should kids get all the fun? Enjoy an evening…

June 12, 2017
6:00 PM
My Two Elaines: Learning, Coping, and Surviving as an Alzheimer's Caregiver with Former Governor Martin J. Schreiber at Central

Former Governor Martin Schreiber shares My Two Elaines, a story of…

June 19, 2017
7:00 PM
How to Be an Indian in the 21st Century with author Louis V. Clark III (Two Shoes) at Centennial Hall

Take a life-long journey, in prose and verse, with Oneida author…

June 20, 2017
6:30 PM
Borchert Field: Stories from Milwaukee's Legendary Ballpark with Author Bob Buege at Tippecanoe

Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, Satchel Paige, Jackie Robinson-these great athletes and…

August 26, 2017
10:30 AM
Saturdays at Central at Central

The Pocket Lady Presents "Mother Goose Rhymes, Stories & Songs" Practice rhyming,…