Are you looking for interesting speakers to entertain and educate your patrons?
Consider Lights of the Lakes!
Lights of the Lakes is an engaging visual tour of Great Lakes lighthouses. Your patrons will learn how these historic structures provided safety, security, reliability, and protection to mariners in the past. They will photographically visit over 60 different lighthouses, learn how they work, learn about the shipwrecks that occurred when they failed, and much more.
Lights of the Lakes is very popular with libraries, museums, historical societies, clubs, and anyone with an interest in Great Lakes maritime history. Presented to over 7,000 people to date, Lights of the Lakes consists of over 200 photographs, including striking portraits of over 60 different Great Lakes Lighthouses. It is accompanied by music and sound effects.
What do sponsors say about Lights of the Lakes?
“The show was superbly photographed and organized, and I could certainly tell that you put a lot of time and effort into it. All of the people in the audience obviously enjoyed it very much.”
― MEAD PUBLIC LIBRARY – Sheboygan, WI
“Phil Block’s presentation was a delight to watch. The photos are of professional quality and his stories are great! He has inspired me to take my own lighthouse tour.”
― W.J.NIEDERKORN LIBRARY – Port Washington, WI
“I really enjoyed the presentation. Phil frequently interjected details or a story about a lighthouse, keeper, or city. You could tell that lighthouses have been his passion for over 25 years. I learned a lot and was glad I came!” – Program Attendee
― PEWAUKEE PUBLIC LIBRARY – Pewaukee, WI
“It was a wonderful program and people are still telling me how much they liked it.” — Coordinator, Friends of the West Allis Public Library
― WEST ALLIS PUBLIC LIBRARY – West Allis, WI
“We really enjoyed the presentation. I knew there were a lot of lighthouses around the Great Lakes but had no idea there were so many. It was nice that he included the history and the original and the now pictures. You could tell he is really passionate about lighthouses. Glad I went.” – Program Attendee
― MENOMONEE FALLS PUBLIC LIBRARY – Menomonee Falls, WI
Who has sponsored Lights of the Lakes?
Over a dozen Wisconsin libraries have treated their members to a presentation of Lights of the Lakes, including:
• Elm Grove Public Library
• Greendale Public Library
• Mead Public Library (Sheboygan)
• Menomonee Falls Public Library
• Muskego Public Library
• Oostburg Public Library
• Pewaukee Public Library
• Racine Public Library
• St. Francis Library
• W.J. Niederkorn Library (Port Washington)
• Waukesha Public Library
• West Allis Public Library
Who is the Presenter?
Lights of the Lakes is presented by Phillip L. Block.
For more information about Phil, visit ABOUT THE PRESENTER.
Promoting Your Lights of the Lakes Show
Many libraries presenting Lights of the Lakes created promotional materials to alert their patrons to the upcoming show. These include flyers, posters, programs, and more.
To fuel YOUR creative process, you can see a variety of promotional items created by past show sponsors — see PAST SHOW PROMOS.
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