By Tim Kowols
A three week celebration of reading, Door County Reads takes on a much more serious tone Tuesday evening when it hosts a presentation on bullying at the Miller Art Museum at 6:30. Bullying plays a role in the interactions between residents in “Empire Falls,” the story of a diner owner trying to survive in a small town that is slowly disappearing before his eyes. Tracy Vreeke from the Door County Library says the book has resonated a lot with readers, and having school counselor Gary Grahl on hand to talk about bullying is just another way to tie it altogether.
Over the next week, local theater troupes will perform play readings associated with this year’s Door County Reads book while discussions take place at various library branches across the area. You can hear more about the book and upcoming events by listening to our podcast posted online with this story.