La Farge authors to speak at Wilton Writer’s Workshop

Posted April 23, 2014 at 5:00 pm

By GINA RAE | Wilton librarian

Kevin and Patsy Alderson of La Farge will join the Wilton Writer’s Workshop to talk about their book, “Letters Home to Sarah: The Civil War Letters of Guy C. Taylor, Thirty-Sixth Wisconsin Volunteers,” at 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 6.

What was it like working with these historical documents? How difficult is it to work with a big-name publisher?

They also are the coauthors of ”Barns Without Corners: Round Barns of Vernon County, Wisconsin.” Do you begin with the text or illustrations? Is it difficult to get your neighbors excited about your project?

Bring your own questions. Everyone is invited to attend.

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Our classic-novels book group will

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    Ontario community garden workday set for May 5

    By LAURIE ERICKSON | Ontario librarian

    We are ready to start working in the Ontario community garden.

    A workday is set for 9 a.m. Monday, May 5, with a rain date of Monday, May 12. Join us at the garden to begin working up the garden and planting early seeds.

    Volunteers met Monday, making plans for interesting and informative programs on gardening, plus thinking up ways to use the produce from the garden.

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    Elroy Public Library offers two book groups

    By MARY WAARVIK | Elroy librarian

    There are so many interesting books being written that we never seem to find unless someone else leads us to them. Have you ever been pushed to read one of those “oh ugh” books and find your eyes opened your eyes to something new? That is the joy of book groups. And if you can’t attend, you are still invited to “read along with the group.”

    Our mystery-book-lover’s group will meet at 6 p.m. Monday,

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    Senior menus for April 28 to May 2

    Ontario meal site

    Meals are served at the Milk Jug Café, 103 N. Garden St. To make a reservation, call 337-4448.

    Monday, April 28: Waffles with strawberries, sausage patties, eggs, cantaloupe, applesauce and pineapple bars

    Tuesday, April 29: Liver and onions, hash browns, mandarin oranges, whole-wheat bread and carrot cake

    Thursday, May 1: Baked ham, scalloped potatoes, fresh-fruit cups, whole-wheat rolls and cookies

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    Kendall Public Library book group meets April 29

    By LYNETTE VLASAK | Kendall librarian

    The Kendall Public Library’s next book club meeting will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 29, at the library. Unlike other months’ meetings, this month we will have a reader’s-choice format, with each member telling the group about a favorite book he or she has read. We will compile the titles, and everyone will leave with a recommended-reading list. We return to our usual format next month.

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    The library will sponsor another movie night Friday, May 2, beginning at

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    South Ridge News for April 24


    Did green grass ever look so good? Farmers are waiting to head to the fields. Much patience is needed, but as soon as the weather cooperates, they again will till the earth, plant and have high hopes for a good year.

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    Speaking of patience, lots of people needed it as they dealt with a faulty phone system during the past five days. We had lots of incoming calls with no one on the other end and quite often no dial tone. Occasionally

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    South Side News for April 24


    Last week snow; this week green grass and buds on the trees. What a difference seven days can make. We have news from almost all of the neighbors this week, so read on.

    Shorty and Shirley Waddell were in Tomah on Easter Sunday for dinner with Ron and Dawn Waddell and family. They also celebrated Olivia’s 15th birthday. Our sympathy to Shirley and family, as her brother-in-law, Jack Garrity, went home to spend Easter with the Lord on Thursday.

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    Norwalk Public Library has new nonfiction books

    By JEANNE RICE | Norwalk librarian

    The Norwalk Public Library has two new children’s nonfiction titles:

    • “May I Pet Your Dog?” by Stephanie Calmenson and illustrated by Jan Ormerod (how-to guide for kids meeting dogs and dogs meeting kids)

    • “Therapy Dogs” by Kimberly M. Hutmacher; Gail Saunders-Smith, PhD, consulting editor; and Linda Murray, evaluator, Therapy Dogs International

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    The mystery-book group’s next meeting will be from

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