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Seneca author recalls boyhood
To speak at Gays Mills Library
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The Gays Mills Public Library is pleased to offer a book presentation of ‘Seneca Seasons: a Farm Boy Remembers,’ by local author Larry Scheckel.

The author will share a presentation with the public on Thursday, Jan. 22 at 6:30 p.m. in the Village Board Room of the Gays Mills Community Commerce Center. Scheckel is also the author of ‘Ask a Science Teacher’ and has been a columnist with the Tomah Journal where he authored 650 weekly columns. Some of you may also remember Larry Scheckel from his energetic science presentations for the Library Summer Program in 2014.

Scheckel’s recent book is a departure from his work that involved teaching science to children and the writing that grew out of that experience. In ‘Seneca Seasons,’ Larry Scheckel takes us to his boyhood days, growing up with eight siblings on the family farm in the hill country of southwestern Wisconsin.

With both humor and grace, Scheckel shares his memories of seasonal farm life and the one-room country school out on Oak Grove Ridge. This school was the social heart of the community, from the basket social to the Christmas program and the end-of-the-year school picnic.

Join Scheckel on his nostalgic and evocative journey back to a simpler time when life revolved around family, farm, church and seasons.

This presentation is free and open to the public. If you have any question, call the Gays Mills Library (735-4331) or email