Great Houses of SUMMIT AVENUE and the Hill District
Has anyone ever visited St. Paul and not been taken on a drive through the Hill District; past the fabulous homes on Summit Avenue? Photographer Karen Melvin has provided an opportunity to see what’s inside two dozen of those beautiful homes in her gorgeous book, Great Houses of Summit Avenue and the Hill District. Quoting from the book’s liner notes: “The grande dame of Midwestern boulevards, Summit Avenue is lined with magnificent Victorian mansions built by railroad magnates, lumber barons, and other industrialists who helped shape Minnesota’s capital city.” The book, richly illustrated by Melvin’s photographs, contains a foreword by Garrison Keillor and text by four noted Minnesota writers specializing in history and architecture.
The home at 432 Summit Avenue is of particular interest to those of us here at the library, as it is the ancestral home of the woman who built the Forest Lodge Library, Mary Livingston Griggs. On Wednesday, Sept. 17th, at 6:30 p.m., Karen Melvin will be at the library to talk about the book and to offer a slide show and a look inside 432 Summit Ave and many other Summit Ave. interiors. Books will be available for purchase, and Melvin will be available to sign your volume. The book is also in the library’s collection and will be available for check-out after this program.
Karen Melvin photographs nationally for architects, shelter magazines, interior designers, book publishers and advertising clients in the homes products industry. Capturing the light is her passion and the driving force in the phenomenal interior shots she creates. She has two other books, Legendary Homes of the Minneapolis Lakes and Legendary Homes of Lake Minnetonka.
“What remains on Summit today….is the fine workmanship of the buildings, the stonework and brickwork and wood carving and cabinetry and carpentry of thousands of anonymous men, many of them immigrants, who rode the streetcars or climbed up the hill from the flats, carrying their lunch buckets, to work on the construction crews six days a week, ten hours a day.” Garrison Keillor in the Foreword to Great Houses of Summit Avenue and the Hill District.
Cable's Serenity Spot
21st Century Skills 2014
We are long past the dawn of the internet age. With each passing year, access to more resources and services is moved on-line. 21st Century essentials like an email address and internet navigational know-how are minimum basic requirements to accomplish just about anything.
In a continuation of a program begun in 2013, the Forest Lodge Library will offer 21st Century Skills classes on the first Saturday of every month, for an hour, right after the library closes for the day. (3:00 most of the year, 4:00 in summer months.) Need some help figuring out how to check out library ebooks on your device? Need some help configuring or updating your device? Need to set up an email address and learn some internet navigation basics, or interested in learning how to post your photos to Facebook? We can help with any and all of that!
Classes are “open format” so feel welcome to bring your device…or any questions you have…to any session. Public access computers will also be available for patron use. Yulia Welk functions as “instructor” and she is a skilled, knowledgeable and patient human being!
There is no need to register for these classes, just show up. There is no charge for participate.
There's something delicious at the library!
As an ongoing fundraiser...never mind a community service...the Forest Lodge Library is offering delicious chocolate meltaway candy bars from Seroogy's Chocolates in De Pere, WI. We've offered two yummy flavors for a couple of years: milk chocolate covered with milk chocolate and mocha, covered with dark chocolate. NEW IN SUMMER 2014...almond meltaways. Now there are three fabulous flavors to choose from! Discover the chocolate that denizens of the Green Bay area have cherished for years....mmmmmmmmmm....meltaways!
Forest Lodge Library13450 County Highway M
P O BOX 176
Cable, WI 54821
The Forest Lodge Library, a joint library of the Cable and Namakagon communities, is located two blocks east of State Highway 63 on County Highway M in the beautiful northwoods of Wisconsin.
Forest Lodge Library Mission Statement
The mission of the Forest Lodge Library is to enhance the quality of life for our community by providing open access to cultural, intellectual and informational resources and services that are delivered in a welcoming, convenient and responsive manner.
Who May Use the Library
The library will serve all individuals, groups and visitors of the Cable/Namakagon community and the library system area. Service will not be denied or abridged because of religious, racial, social, economic or political status; or because of mental, emotional or physical condition; age; or sexual orientation.