Libraries Launch Memoir Book!

UW-Baraboo/Sauk County Library and Baraboo Public Library are collaborating on the publication of a book featuring memoirs in the Palm of the Hand style.

The book will contain personal stories from people who live and work in Sauk County today. A reflection of the people who make up our community, these stories will bind past and present in a mosaic of individual experiences. All members of the community are welcome to write and submit a story in the Palm of the Hand memoir style, a method that focuses on individual memories.

Submitted stories will be gathered together by library staff and then printed and hand-bound by Michael Czarnecki of FootHills Publishing. Michael is the developer of the Palm of the Hand memoir style, and a frequent visitor and speaker at both the Baraboo Public and UW-Baraboo/Sauk County Libraries.

The finished version of Sauk County’s Palm of the Hand Memoirs will be available in late November 2015. They will have a small cost ($10) associated with them to cover the expense of printing and binding.

For more information about submitting a memoir to be included in the book, check out the Palm of the Hand site, here: https://spiritblogs.uwc.edu/memoirs/book/

Michael Czarnecki Returns to Baraboo!

Join us at the Baraboo Public Library for a special Palm of the Hand led by Michael Czarnecki himself! He’ll be leading a memoir-writing workshop at 12:30pm on Tuesday, April 14 at the Baraboo Public Library.

That evening, Michael will be presenting Poems Across America, a travelogue of his quest to read poetry in each of the lower 48 states, accompanied by stunning photography of all the places he visited.

Michael Czarnecki, Poems Across America event. Tuesday, April 14 at 6:30 p.m. at the Baraboo Public Library.

Library Writers Series: Philip Hasheider, “Family Stories—Goldmines and Landmines in Navigating Your Family’s History”

Updated to add: If you missed this great presentation, you can listen to the audio here: http://www.kaltura.com/tiny/41me8 Listen to all of the Writers Series presentations here: http://www.kaltura.com/tiny/527um

Library Writers Series: Philip Hasheider, "Family Stories—Goldmines and Landmines in Navigating Your Family’s History" Thursday, April 16 12:30 p.m. at UW-Baraboo/Sauk County LibraryAudience members interested in this presentation may also be interested in the library’s join program with Baraboo Public Library, the Palm of the Hand Memoir Workshop. For more information about that program, click here: https://spiritblogs.uwc.edu/memoirs/