T.B. Scott Library to host Spoolman Author Chat
The T.B. Scott Library, 106 W. First St., in Merrill, will host an Author Chat with award- winning science author Scott Spoolman on Monday, Sept 26, 2022, from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. in their Community Room. Spoolman will present on: Wisconsin Waters: the Ancient History of Lakes, Rivers and Waterfalls. His talk will include stories from his recently published book by the same title. There is no charge for his presentation. Refreshments will be served.
Spoolman invites attendees to explore Wisconsin’s many and varied waterways and to learn of how they came to be as they are today. From the placid Mississippi, to waterfalls crashing over hard rock ledges near Lake Superior, to life bursting forth in one of the world’s largest freshwater marshes, these waterways each have a fascinating story to tell. He will include readings from the stories and from the travel guides that follow each story, helping readers to get out and explore each site on their own.
Books will be available for purchase and Spoolman is happy to sign copies of the book after the presentation.
“The library relies extensively on local support for programs and logistical arrangements made in the background,” said Laurie A. Ollhoff, Interim Library Director at the T.B. Scott Library. “The library is grateful to area residents and local businesses. In this instance, a thank you goes out to AmericInn for providing complimentary hotel accommodations for author Scott Spoolman. We couldn’t do it without all of you.”
Spoolman is a science writer who has focused on the environmental sciences, especially those stories of natural science and the environment related to Wisconsin and surrounding states. He grew up in northern Wisconsin and earned a master’s degree from the University of Minnesota School of Journalism with an emphasis on science reporting. He has co-authored several editions of a series of environmental science textbooks. His recently published books are Wisconsin Waters: the Ancient History of Lakes, Rivers, and Waterfalls, the award-winning Wisconsin State Parks: Extraordinary Stories of Geology and Natural History, both published by the Wisconsin Historical Society Press, and Wisconsin Rocks: A Guide to Geologic Sites in the Badger State, published by Mountain Press Publishing Co.