Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Today's Events, August 24

Volunteer Orientation at Literacy Services of Wisconsin, 5:30-6:30pm

I volunteer at this literacy center and I enjoy every minute of it! They have more students than tutors and would love to make you part of the Literacy Services family. They have three different programs available: ABE (Adult Basic Education), ESL (English as a Second Language), and a GED program. Please email me if you're interested in learning more about what it's like to volunteer!


Next Chapter Bookshop @ 7pm

Michael Trinklein, author of Lost States:True Stories of Texlahoma, Transylvania, and Other States That Never Made It

Everyone knows the fifty winners but what about the hundreds of other state-hood proposals that never worked out? Lost States is a tribute to such great unrealized states as West Florida, South California, Half-Breed Tracts, Rough and Ready, and others. History buffs will be entertained and enlightened by these bizarre-but-true stories.

Accompanying the stories are beautiful full-color original maps detailing how these states' boundaries might have looked, along with images of real-life artifacts and ephemera. Lost States is a quirky reference book for history buffs, geography geeks, and anyone who enjoys lush, fascinating cartography.


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