Excerpt: Nelson was one of a half-dozen people who gathered Wednesday morning at Lester Public Library to talk about life during the Great Depression. It was the latest session of Story Circles, a monthly program the library added in the spring.
Anyone interested can come and reminisce. Participants do not need to live in Two Rivers or have a library card. Attendance typically has consisted of four or five seniors drawn from a small pool of regular participants, according to Susie Menk, reference associate at the library.
Story Circles was Menk's brainchild.
She said the Wisconsin Maritime Museum, where she also works, has recorded oral histories, and she wanted to bring the idea to the library.