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Wisconsin Book Festival

http://www.wisconsinbookfestival.org/

October 2021

Science in a Bag Pickup Location: Franklin Public Library

October 21 @ 10:00 am - 8:30 pm
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One event on October 24, 2021 at 1:00 pm

Franklin Public Library, 9151 W Loomis Rd
Franklin, WI 53132 United States
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Stop by this location during regular library hours to get a free Science in a Bag STEM Kit courtesy of the Wisconsin Science Festival. Activities are appropriate for ages K-12 and feature science and research happening in the state of Wisconsin. In addition, visit the Science in a Bag portal for further instructions and bonus activities related to the Science in a Bag kits! Before beginning Science in a Bag activities, please get permission from a responsible adult.

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Wisconsin Book Festival: Lifelines (Dr. Leana Wen)

October 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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From medical expert Leana Wen, MD, Lifelines is an insider's account of public health and its crucial role—from opioid addiction to global pandemic—and an inspiring story of her journey from struggling immigrant to being one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People. Dr. Wen will appear live on Crowdcast to discuss her newest book, Lifelines. Join the event at: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/wbf-lifelines. Before the event begins, you will see a countdown and the event image. “Public health saved your life today—you just don’t…

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Wisconsin Book Festival: A World Without Soil (Jo Handelsman)

October 21 @ 6:00 pm - 6:50 pm
UW-Madison (Discovery Building), 330 N. Orchard St.
Madison, WI 53715 United States
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A scientist’s manifesto addressing a soil loss crisis accelerated by poor conservation practices and climate change. This book by celebrated biologist Jo Handelsman lays bare the complex connections among climate change, soil erosion, food and water security, and drug discovery. Humans depend on soil for 95 percent of global food production, yet let it erode at unsustainable rates. In the United States, China and India, vast tracts of farmland will be barren of topsoil within this century. The combination of…

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Wisconsin Book Festival: When Bad Thinking Happens to Good People (Steven Nadler and Lawrence Shapiro)

October 23 @ 11:00 am - 11:50 am
UW-Madison (Discovery Building), 330 N. Orchard St.
Madison, WI 53715 United States
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Why the tools of philosophy offer a powerful antidote to today’s epidemic of irrationality. There is an epidemic of bad thinking in the world today. An alarming number of people are embracing crazy, even dangerous ideas. They believe that vaccinations cause autism. They reject the scientific consensus on climate change as a “hoax.” And they blame the spread of COVID-19 on the 5G network or a Chinese cabal. Worse, bad thinking drives bad acting―it even inspired a mob to storm…

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Wisconsin Book Festival: Shape (Jordan Ellenberg)

October 23 @ 3:00 pm - 3:50 pm
UW-Madison (Discovery Building), 330 N. Orchard St.
Madison, WI 53715 United States
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From the New York Times-bestselling author of How Not to Be Wrong—himself a world-class geometer—a far-ranging exploration of the power of geometry, which turns out to help us think better about practically everything. How should a democracy choose its representatives? How can you stop a pandemic from sweeping the world? How do computers learn to play Go, and why is learning Go so much easier for them than learning to read a sentence? Can ancient Greek proportions predict the stock…

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Wisconsin Book Festival: Fans (Larry Olmsted)

October 23 @ 4:00 pm - 4:50 pm
UW-Madison (Discovery Building), 330 N. Orchard St.
Madison, WI 53715 United States
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The New York Times and Washington Post best-selling author turns his expertise to a subject that has never been fully explored, delivering a highly entertaining game changer that uses brand-new research to show us why being a sports fan is good for us individually and is a force for positive change in society. Fans is a passionate reminder of how games, teams and the communities dedicated to them are vital to our lives. Citing fascinating new studies on sports fandom,…

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Wisconsin Book Festival: Revelations in Air (Jude Stewart)

October 23 @ 4:30 pm - 5:20 pm
Madison Central Library, 201 W. Mifflin St.
Madison, 53703 United States
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An extraordinary, strange and startlingly beautiful exploration of smell, the least understood of our five senses. Overlapping with taste yet larger in scope, smell is the sense that comes closest to pure perception. Smell can collapse space and time, unlocking memories and transporting us to worlds both new and familiar. Yet as clearly as each of us can recognize different smells–the bright tang of citrus, freshly sharpened pencils, parched earth after rain–few of us understand how and why we smell.…

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Wisconsin Book Festival: Fuzz (Mary Roach in Conversation with Joshua Foer)

October 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Free

Join "America’s funniest science writer," Mary Roach, on an irresistible investigation into the unpredictable world where wildlife and humans meet. Roach will discuss her newest book, Fuzz, in conversation with Joshua Foer, author of Moonwalking with Einstein. Join the event at: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/wbf-fuzz. Before the event begins, you will see a countdown and the event image. What’s to be done about a jaywalking moose? A bear caught breaking and entering? A murderous tree? Three hundred years ago, animals that broke the…

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