Learn Something New!
There are some wonderful events coming up in the next couple of weeks that will give you more background on themes included in the 2015 Reads selection, Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline. Here's a sampling, but be sure to check the Events page for more.
Foster Care in the Fox Cities
March 10, 6:30PM, Kimberly Public Library
March 31, 6:30PM, Kaukauna Public Library
April 2, 7:00PM, Appleton Public Library
Andrea Lemke-Rochon, Foster Care Coordinator for the Outagamie and Calumet Counties' Foster Care Program, will discuss foster care in our region. The presentation will highlight the positive impact that foster care has had on children and families in our community as well as stories about the challenges associated with fostering. Lemke-Rochon will talk about the unique needs of foster children and what the community can do to support them. Information will be included about the requirements necessary to become licensed as foster parents, the licensing process and additional ways to help support foster children such as short-term respite care and mentoring. Heart-warming and honest videos designed by foster children will be shared to provide a glimpse into the experiences of foster children, their families and foster families.
You Think You Can Write: Historical Fiction and Nonfiction
March 24, 6:30PM, Kaukauna Public Library
For those interested in writing either Historical Fiction or Historical Non-Fiction! Have you ever wondered where or how to find information on your topic? How to tell if a source is credible? A recent UW-Green Bay graduate with a degree in History and Humanistic Studies will be giving a brief class on how to efficiently research and analyze historical documents. The class will cover: what the difference between Historical Fiction and Non-Fiction means for your book; what research you can cover on your own and when to consult a specialist; when and how to cite your material, and more!