Upcoming events at the Reader's Loft

Thursday, February 21 at 5:30 PM  THEME: Roots

Featuring Carol Lee Saffioti Hughes & Stephen Kalmar II

    

Open mic night. Bring us your words!

Friday, February 22 at 5:30PM

  Nicholas Bush is a reformed drug addict who works with addicts and criminals in halfway houses and prisons to help them turn their lives around. He began combating his own addiction after losing a sister and a brother to drug overdoses. Nick has written several articles related to opioid addiction for PBS and the Johns Hopkins Medical Journal. He is from Green Bay, Wisconsin, and currently resides in Kansas City, Missouri with his wife and infant daughter.

 

Saturday, February 23 at 1:00Pm

 Barb Geiger will share stories from her epic memoir of time spent with her husband as they paddled the entire length of the Mississippi River in a tandem kayak. Along the way they stopped in quaint river towns and volunteered with charitable organizations, and ultimately, they discovered as much about themselves as they did about the natural world along the Mighty Mississippi.

Monday, March 4 

6-7:30 PM

(Central Library Auditorium)

 

KEITH O'BRIEN is an award-winning journalist, a former reporter for the Boston Globe, a regular contributor to National Public Radio and Politico, and a critically acclaimed author of books about dreams, Americana, and where the two meet. He has written for the New York Times Magazine and reported stories for This American Life . He was a 2017 finalist for the PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing. He lives in New Hampshire. 

Keith will be in Green Bay on March 4th to give a reading from his latest book, Fly Girls: How  Daring Women Defied All Odds & Made Aviation History.


Keith O’Brien has brought these women—mostly long-hidden and forgotten—back into the light where they belong. And he’s done it with grace, sensitivity and a cinematic eye for detail that makes Fly Girls both exhilarating and heartbreaking.” —USA Today

“Mr. O’Brien, a former reporter for the Boston Globe working in the tradition of Hidden Figures and The Girls of Atomic City, has recovered a fascinating chapter not just in feminism and aviation but in 20th-century American history.” —Wall Street Journal