Lemonade on the Lawn Kicks Off July 13 in Libby
With ‘The Flood Girls’ author Richard Fifield
July 12, 2016
Wednesday, July 13 will kick off the 2016 Lemonade on the Lawn series at the Lincoln County Library in Libby, 220 West 6th Street. A program at noon on the second and fourth Wednesdays of July and August will be hosted by Libby Friends of the Library. A lunch will be offered for purchase or you are welcome to bring your own and just enjoy the program. Two authors, a musician and rousing interactive word games are scheduled throughout the summer.
The first guest will be Richard Fifield, a native of Troy and author of "The Flood Girls." A 1993 graduate of Troy High School, Richard studied English at the University of Montana graduating in 1998. He then headed to the creative writing program at Sarah Lawrence College graduating with a Masters Degree in 2000. The Flood Girls (published by Simon and Schuster) is his first book. The setting of the book is a small town in Northwest Montana. Although the "names have been changed to protect the innocent", local readers will be caught up in the familiar. It’s a book about alcoholism, forgiveness, inclusion, acceptance and women’s softball!
The Library has copies of the book available for check out. In addition to Richard’s reading on July 13, there will also be a book discussion with the author on Saturday, July 16 at 11:00 a.m. at the Libby Library. Books will also be available for sale at Lemonade on the Lawn.
On the menu for July 13 will be a selection of summer salads and a roll for $5.00. As always, Friends of the Library will provide free lemonade and a cookie.
Jim Shadle will return on on July 27. We’ll have some fun and challenge with word games a la NPR Puzzlemaster Will Shortz. Jeff Wiedel will perform on August 10. Our final guest performance will be August 24 by Neal Lewing "Meagher of the Sword: Montana’s First Governor" made possible through Humanities Montana Speakers Bureau. Partial funding for the Speakers Bureau program is provided by a legislative grant from Montana’s Cultural Trust and the National Endowment for the Humanities. All programs are free and open to the public.