Start: 10:00 am
Redbery StoryHour Thursdays are storytimes designed for children of all ages, especially those between 3 and 9 years old. Located at the Cable Natural History Museum, they are filled with stories, songs, and games. Come join in the fun as we explore how books can be the starting point of learning adventures!
Start: 6:00 pm
Join us for the launch of Sara Balbin's new book, Spirit of the Ojibwe: Images of Lac Courte Orielles Elders. A Midwest Connections Pick "These extraordinary portraits of Ojibwe elders convey the warmth, the kindness, the humor, and the ongoing endurance of our people. What a thoughtful celebration!"—Louise Erdrich Book Reading and Signing Sara Balbin, Jim Bailey, Thelma Nayquonabe Thursday, June 28, 6:00 pm Redbery Books Spirit of the Ojibwe: Images of Lac Courte Orielles Elders is an intimate gathering of oral biographies and stunning color portraits of thirty-two Lac Courte Oreilles Indian elders painted by artist Sara Balbin. Featuring thirty-two (32) of Sara Balbin’s oil portraits sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Wisconsin Arts Board, with accompanying biographies, historical essay, photographs, maps and Ojibwe glossary. Their tribal history, told in story and image, is a compelling tale of how one people courageously adapted and triumphed over cultural oppression, broken government treaties, and the deliberate flooding of their reservation by the Wisconsin–Minnesota Power & Light Company. First settled in the Lac Courte Oreilles region of northwestern Wisconsin in the 1740s, the Lac Courte Oreilles tribe is today one of the most progressive native groups in the United States. This is a people who still live close to nature's rhythms, and these stories reveal their tribal history, traditions, migrations, spiritual practices, and clan structure. The tribal elders are keepers of knowledge and never stop teaching. Sponsored by Redbery Books, Ideal Market/Rivers Eatery, Namakagon Grocer and Dragonfly Studio Pre-order the book from Redbery Books, show your receipt for a "go to the front of the line" pass for the book signing.