Final Week Of Door County Reads Events

The Door County Library’s annual winter literary festival, Door County Reads (DCR), will wrap up with one last week of events.

This year’s festival centers on Braiding Sweetgrass For Young Adults: Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge and the Teaching of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer. The book discusses how acknowledging our reciprocal relationship with the earth can lead to a more complete understanding of humanity’s place and purpose.

Kathy Kae will discuss Michigan’s Burt Lake Band Traditional Foods Project, which she directs, during a Zoom lecture on Feb. 12, 11 am – 12 pm. Kae is also a black ash basket-maker and will share information about her craft, including how it incorporates sweetgrass.

Watch parties will be held at The Ridges Sanctuary, 8166 Hwy 57 in Baileys Harbor; Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Library, 2323 Mill Road in Sister Bay; and Sturgeon Bay Library, 107 S. 4th Ave. in Sturgeon Bay.

The next day, a workshop on place-based writing will be held at Write On, Door County on Feb. 13, 10 am – 12 pm. The workshop will explore places important to participants’ own lives – specifically the homes they’ve lived in – through generative prompts, writing time and discussion. 

The program is free, but registration is required as space is limited. Visit to register.

Write On is located at 4210 Juddville Road in Fish Creek.

Several book clubs will meet to discuss the selected DCR book. 

  • The Forestville Library Book Discussion will meet Feb. 13, 11 am, at 123 S. Forestville Ave. in Forestville. 
  • The Readers Rampant Book Club will meet Feb. 13, 2:30 pm at the Sister Bay/Liberty Grove Library. 
  • The Bittersweet Bookies Book Club will meet Feb. 14, 1:30-3 pm, at the Fish Creek Library, 4097  Hwy 42 in Fish Creek
  • The Ephraim Book Discussion will meet Feb. 15, 10:30 am – 12 pm at the Ephraim Library, 9996 Water St. in Ephraim

Coleen Bins, an Oneida Nation member who owns Egg Harbor’s Chief Oshkosh Native American Arts, will host a woodland basketry workshop Feb. 15, 1-2 pm at the Egg Harbor Library. During the workshop, participants will learn about the history of the baskets and create their own using recycled paper.

The Egg Harbor Library is located at 7845 Church St. in Egg Harbor.