September Events at the Library
Legacy Event - Native Pride Arts - 10 a.m. at the Cole Memorial Building.
Thur. Sept. 22
Exploring the Driftless Region program - 10 a.m. at the library.
The Midwest is commonly known for its flatlands with grains and big sky above it. Lesser known is what can be found that is also treasure; the peoples who came before us, the cliffs, hills, valleys and outcroppings - as well as the tributaries and rivers that shaped the Driftless Area. Not part of the last glacial age and others, the Driftless region has its own story to tell. Kevin Schwendinger, journeying “in-the-slow-lane” attentively makes an effort to appreciate this treasure on its own terms. Join us for this presentation, which is free and welcoming to all.
Kevin Schwendinger, a retired teacher of 34 years, will be solo bicycling from Bemidji, MN to just south of Dubuque, IA in September of 2016; some 580 miles near the headwaters of the Mississippi and through the Dritftless Lands.
This Trek, which is his sixth annual journey, has connections to El Salvador, Central America. Aware that all of us have ‘gifts’ and talents to share, Kevin found one of his - to donate a bit of time and energy locally and globally. Many individuals see a need - and become engaged by the ‘story’ of a community, a region, or a people. His connection to Salvador began in the 80s and 90s but his roots are from the Midwest. Seeing how people’s lives and histories can be different – he also recognizes how many more similarities than differences there are among us. Kevin has made multiple stops and presentations along his journey for schools, libraries, biking clubs, and churches in the past.