Irvin L. Young Library hosts The Packer Century and The Last Dog

Wednesday, September 19th, 6:30 pm, The Packers Century

Help us celebrate the Packers 100th Anniversary with Jim Rice, author and Packer historian. Jim will share his program, The Packers’ Century, which revisits the history of the NFL’s most successful franchise. Jim’s presentation traces the team’s history through hundreds of photos, old football cards, newspapers, magazines, and other media. All the great games, players and special moments are included! This program is free and open to everyone.

Thursday, September 20th, 6:00 pm, author Howard G. Olson, will be speaking about his book, The Last Dog

During his thirty-five-year career at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Olson wrote a textbook, and many articles that were published in professional journals. At the same time, he was also writing stories about his annual canoe trips into the Canadian wilderness and traditional week-long bow-hunting trips to northern Wisconsin with his father and friends. While at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Olson won the all-college excellence in teaching award four times. His teaching style was to create interest and action and drama by telling stories instead of always lecturing. The students became the characters and played parts in the stories. His style and philosophy of teaching were “outside the box.” His book, The Last Dog, is a culmination of a lifetime of teaching, living in the woods, seeking Spirit, telling and writing stories, and loving dogs. As the author explains, “the crazier my life gets, the more time I spend in the woods with my dogs.” Join us for stories based on real-life experiences. Howard will have his books available for sale. All profits from the book sales are donated to charitable organizations dedicated to preserving our natural environment and to the well-being of dogs. This program is free and open to everyone.

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