Speakers & Boards
A collaboration of Wisconsin public libraries.
Wisconsin’s Glacial Landscapes | June 24 | 6:30 p.m. | Join the talk
Listen to David M. Mickelson as describes how Wisconsin’s landscape came to be what it is today and why Wisconsin was chosen as the location of the Ice Age National Scenic Trail and the Ice National Age Scientific Reserve.
David Mickelson is Emeritus Professor of Geoscience, Geological Engineering, and Water Resources Management at UW–Madison.
Swedish Pancakes for Breakfast? | July 20 | 6:30 p.m.
Why do we eat the things we eat? And how do those things change over time? This talk explores what the foods we eat can tell us about immigration and Nordic-American life in the Upper Midwest.
Dr. Marcus Cederström is a folklorist working in the Department of German, Nordic, and Slavic at UW-Madison as the community curator of Nordic-American folklore for the “Sustaining Scandinavian Folk Arts in the Upper Midwest” project.
Beneficial Backyard Bugs | August 24 | 6:30 p.m. | Join the Talk
Wisconsin is home to 20,000+ insect species—the vast majority of which provide benefits to humans. Learn the many ways in which insects help us out and also take a look at how common these beneficial creatures can be in our own area.
Patrick (PJ) Liesch is a statewide entomology specialist and director of the University of Wisconsin Insect Diagnostic Lab (IDL).
Teen Advisory Board (TAB)
June 27, July 25 & August 22 | 7 p.m.
Be part of a group of young adults who help the library come up with and run programs, brainstorm new ideas, give input on books, programs and more. Sign up for TAB.