MADISON— The Madison Library will host a N.H. Humanities Council lecture, "Angling in the Smile of the Great Spirit," with author, speaker, professor, and angler, Dr. Hal Lyon on Wednesday, June 6 at 7 p.m. in the John F. Chick Room at the Madison Library.
In this illustrated presentation, Lyon will share tales, secrets, folklore, and history of fishing in New Hampshire's big lakes, especially Lake Winnipesaukee which translates into "Smile of the Great Spirit." Lyon's definitive book on glacial lake fishing, "Angling in the Smile of the Great Spirit," was named 2008's "Best Book of the Year" by the New England Outdoor Writers Association. He produced two DVDs in the "Love Affair With Angling" series which includes humorous, colorful interviews with the 15 master anglers in his book who cumulatively have over 600 years experience fishing Lake Winnipesaukee.
Dr. Harold C. Lyon is a graduate of West Point, former Ranger-paratrooper officer, U.S. Director of Education for the Gifted, project officer for the development of Sesame Street, assistant to the president of Ohio University, faculties of Georgetown, Antioch, Dartmouth Medical School, Notre Dame College, Universities of Massachusetts and Munich where he currently teaches physicians to be more effective teachers. He received the Gold Medal in the 32nd International Film & TV Festival of New York, a CINDY Award, and the Blue Ribbon in the American Film & Video Festival. He is the author of seven books including "Learning to Feel — Feeling to Learn" and "Tenderness Is Strength," and over 150 articles on eclectic topics including military tactics, leadership, management, psychology, education, fishing and hunting. Lyon has been angling for over 65 years.
The New Hampshire Humanities Council nurtures the joy of learning and inspires community engagement by bringing life-enhancing ideas from the humanities to the people of New Hampshire. Learn more about the Council and its work at www.nhhc.org.
The Madison Library is located on Route 113 in Madison. For more information, contact Mary Cronin at the Madison Library, 367-8545, or visit the library's website at http://madison.lib.nh.us.