Updated Fri., 6/8 – The Rhinelander District Library continues its popular Author Series on Monday, June 11, at 6:30 p.m., when PBS-featured Michigan author and avid paddler, Doc Fletcher, presents his “Paddling Michigan’s Hidden Beauty” program.
Fletcher has provided the library with an informative and entertaining program the last two years to packed audiences. He returns for another engaging presentation that will introduce us to his new (4th) book, Paddling Michigan’s Hidden Beauty: The Rivers, The Towns, The Taverns. Enjoy a photographic journey down rivers selected from Doc’s canoeing and kayaking books. He will discuss what makes each of these rivers uniquely FUN! Histories of riverside towns along the way are also shared.
For veteran “Doc Fletcher” program attendees, all new rivers (and towns and taverns) will be presented! At the end of the program there will be a drawing for a “free canoe or kayak trip,” good for a day trip down either the Fox or the Manistique River in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. There will also be a large display of brochures and maps from canoe/kayak liveries in Wisconsin and Michigan.
Fletcher is a life-long Michigan resident. He took his first canoe trip in 1978 on the Pere Marquette River, and gets back into a canoe as often as possible. He worked for 30 years with Duracell, and since then, Doc has written about the special joy of paddling in his four books and enjoys speaking to audiences about “the rivers, the towns, the taverns” that he encounters during his canoeing adventures.
Doc’s books will be available for purchase and autographing, beginning at 6 p.m., and continuing after the program. This event is sponsored by Northern Arts Council.
For more information, call the library at (715) 365-1070.