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Meet Wisconsin Authors

November 6 | 7:00-8:00 pm

Meet John Ferak, Investigative Team Editor, Gannett Wisconsin Media, and author of Bloody Lies: A CSI Scandal in the Heartland.

John covered a rural Nebraska murder investigation from the beginning, including all of the trial proceedings. When the criminal prosecution finally ended in 2007, he remained puzzled by one question: Why was the blood of victim in a car that was ultimately proven to have no connection to the murders? Over the next few years, the astonishing "bloody lies" were revealed, culminating in a law enforcement scandal that turned the case on its head and destroyed the career of Nebraska’s celebrated CSI director.

Books will be available for sale and signing at the conclusion of the program.


Janet Leigh: A Biography


Janet Leigh was best known for her portrayal of Marion Crane in the 1960 Alfred Hitchcock classic thriller, Psycho and her eleven-year marriage to Tony Curtis. She starred in mostly low-budget films throughout her film career which spanned from 1947-1999. Hollywood film moguls were attracted to her natural beauty. She endured the unwanted attention of Howard Hughes. Before their marriage, Tony Curtis stated, “It just devastated me to look at this woman.” Curtis and Leigh had two daughters, Kelly Lee and Jamie Lee. Jamie Lee became an actress in her own right and she appeared in later films with her famous mother. The book follows Janet’s career in film, television, and stage, her dedication to her family and her sunny outlook on life. 

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Global Warming: A Call to Action

A local Global Warming Discussion and Solutions Group will present an educational program about the impact of global warming Wednesday, October 29 from 7:00-8:00 pm in the lower level meeting room. Learn how individuals and communities can take action to minimize the impact on our planet.