All month long by appointment.
Need tech help? We offer a little or a lot! Whether you simply need to know how to attach a document to an email, or you’re starting from scratch with a new tablet, turn to our tech-savvy staff for help. Call (920)793-7114 for an appointment.
The Czech Spirit in Manitowoc County
Wednesday, October 17 6:00 PM
This month marks the 100th anniversary of the formation of Czechoslovakia. Historian Brett Ruzek tells about a century of nationalist efforts that preceded liberation from Austrian rule, the reclaiming of culture and language, and the fluid evolution of Czech surnames. Ruzek details Czech immigration to the United States and northeastern Wisconsin: the Catholics and the Freethinkers, the active community in Kossuth Township, the Slovenská Lípa Opera House in Manitowoc and the Sokol gymnastics organization.
An enlightening evening about a people whose echoes are heard today, and reverberate in our bloodlines, our traditions and our storytelling. No registration required.
Thursday, October 18 10:15-11:45 AM
Our aim is to help each other learn to research, organize what we find, overcome roadblocks, learn genealogy internet skills, and solve mysteries in our research
Meetings begin with a 20-minute presentation on a new topic, followed by sharing and research suggestions. Bring whatever you’re working on or need advice about. If you are a beginner, we’ll help you get started!
October 18: Census Records
November 1: Vital Records
November 15: Cemetery Research
November 29: Using the Internet for Genealogy Research
Thursday, October 18 6:00 PM
From novice to published, all who love to write are invited! Receive encouragement, feedback and gentle critique. No matter your genre or writing form—poetry, fiction, nonfiction, screen or play writing—all are welcome. Sessions include writing prompts, topics and feedback. Participants can read their work aloud to receive constructive criticism from fellow writers.
The group is led by Two Rivers’ Laurie Conrad. Meetings are scheduled the third Thursday of each month. Please bring a notebook and writing instrument. No registration is required.
This month’s writing prompt:
Deciphering the difference between Dialogue and Exposition. Writing assignment: Observe and recreate a conversation or create a fictitious conversation between 2 or 3 people. We will examine each narrative.
Entrepreneur Resources for Veterans
Tuesday, October 23 6:00 PM
Saul Newton, founder and executive director of the Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce, tells how veteran entrepreneurs and business owners can leverage resources and networks across the state. Whether a veteran or an entrepreneur of any stripe, Newton shares resources and stories to inspire your business startup efforts.
For more information or to RSVP, visit tworiversbizstarts.com or call the Help Desk at (920)793-7114.
Tuesday, October 23 6:00 PM
Read a book and create art inspired by that book. Meet to share your impressions of the written work. Show your art and discuss your creative process. Club meets every other month. Adults 18+ Pick up a copy of the current selection at the library’s front desk. For information, call Marie at (920)793-7105.
October selection: Dreamers of the Day by Mary Doria Russell
Book Sale held in the library’s Community Room during regular hours. Have gently used books to donate? Drop them off at the library! Proceeds from the sale benefit the Lester Public Library Foundation. Volunteers are always welcome! Please call Marie at (920)793-7105.
Tuesday, October 30 6:00 PM
Discover the power of your mind! Ever wondered if your hunches, guesses or feelings were more than mere coincidence? Test your raw ESP level and learn what steps to take to develop your skill. Join Deb Klein and Sid Kittelson for a fun and enlightening evening of psychic skills assessment. Please call 793-7114 to register; class is limited to 30. Ages 13+