Both the Menasha & Neenah Public Libraries will celebrate the legacy of John Muir and the centennial of the National Park Service this fall.
You are invited to join us for a month of exhibits, book discussions, and presentations.

Wisconsin's John Muir: An Exhibit Celebrating the Centennial of the National Park Service
(Courtesy of the Wisconsin Historical Society)

  • Neenah Public Library: October 11 through October 17
  • Menasha Public Library: October 18 through October 25

Book Discussions
The Story of My Boyhood and Youth by John Muir​

  • Neenah Public Library: September 26 at 10:00am
  • Elisha D. Smith Public Library in Menasha: October 18 at 2:00pm


  • Neenah Public Library: October 10 at 6:30pm
    Stanley Temple-Wilderness Preservation, Natural Resource Management and Harmony with NatureProfessor Stanley Temple will discuss the complex history of how American thinking about conservation and our relationship with nature has evolved over the past 200 years. He will highlight key figures, such as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, George Perkins Marsh, John Muir, Gifford Pinchot and Aldo Leopold, who each introduced new ideas that have shaped our American conservation philosophy.  Professor Temple is a Beers-Bascom Professor Emeritus in Conservation at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Senior Fellow with the Aldo Leopold Foundation.
  • Neenah Public Library: October 16 at 1:30pm
    Wisconsin's John Muir
    An illustrated talk about John Muir, one of the nation's most important environmental activists and writers. Muir (1838-1914) led the movement for national parks in the late 19th century, co-founded the Sierra Club, and inspired three generations of Americans to value and preserve wild places. Presenter Michael Edmonds is Director of Programs and Outreach at the Wisconsin Historical Society, where he has worked for more than three decades.
  • Elisha D. Smith Public Library in Menasha:  October 23 at 2:00pm
    Historian Tom Sutter presents John Muir: He Speaks to Us Yet.

​​All programs at the Elisha D. Smith Public Library are free and for everyone.  Those with special needs are encouraged to call the library office at 920.967.3662 within 24 hours of an event to assure that specific needs with regards to parking, building and meeting room accessibility are met.  

Todos los programas de la Biblioteca Elisha D. Smith son gratuitos y para todos. Aquellos con necesidades especiales pueden llamar a la oficina de la biblioteca 920.967.3662 con 24 horas de anticipación a un evento para asegurar que las necesidades específicas  de parqueo, acceso al edificio o acceso a las salas de reunión puedan ser satisfechas.

Monday, September 26, 2016 - 10:00am