Cranberry Farm Life with Jennifer Brockman

All-Purpose Room

The Central Wisconsin Book Festival welcomes writer, blogger and vlogger Jennifer Brockman to the McMillan Memorial Library in Wisconsin Rapids!

Brockman, who lives in central Wisconsin with her family, is a cranberry farmer and runs a successful YouTube channel covering farm life, homeschooling, raising awareness of Down Syndrome, sharing recipes and more! She'll share her experiences starting and maintaining the YouTube channel, and how it turned into authoring her own cookbook, "Recipes from a Country Life."

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back with Beth Amos

Fine Arts Center

The Central Wisconsin Book Festival welcomes author Beth Amos to the McMillan Memorial Library in Wisconsin Rapids to discuss her 30-year writing career!

Amos, currently writing as Annelise Ryan, is the USA Today bestselling author of more than 25 novels. Her newest project is the Monster Hunter Mysteries, featuring a Door County bookstore owner and cryptozoologist, Morgan Carter. The first in the series, A Death in Door County, will be published in September.

Rug Hooking Workshop

All–Purpose Room

Heart of Wisconsin Rug Hooking Guild will host a beginners workshop. Come learn how to rug hook by making your own mug rug coaster!

Stop in and check out the display in the upper lobby—showing during September!

Red Cross Blood Drive

McMillan Library All Purpose Room

The Red Cross will be holding a blood drive that is open to the public.  You can save up to 3 lives just by donating blood.  Adults and teens 16 and over are eligible to donate.  Visit or call 1-800-733-2767 to register for an appointment between noon and 5pm.  You can also drop by to see if there are any openings to donate.  Face coverings are optional for donors.  Thank you for saving lives!

Cowboy Union Jam

When (Date)
McMillan Library Fine Arts Center

McMillan Library is pleased to welcome back community favorites, The Cowboy Union Jam.  They will be playing their traditional repertoire of old-time country, bluegrass and gospel.  Come and enjoy the show!

Write Night

When (Date)
McCourt Room

Write Night is a monthly writer's group that gathers to talk writing and critique each other's submitted work.

This is an ongoing writing group that is dedicated to encouraging exploration and refinement of writing craft. We will read each other’s work and provide feedback. We use google docs to collaborate month-to-month: reading works before meeting allows us to spend more time critiquing.

All adults are welcome. More information regarding our process and google docs will be provided at our monthly meeting.