A Walk Around the Block: The Amazing World Outside Your Front Door

A Walk Around the Block: The Amazing World Outside Your Front Door

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 | 6:30 PM:

Bring your curiosity for a virtual walk around the block with local author Spike Carlsen, as he explores the wonders of the world around us, and his new book A Walk Around the Block: Stoplight Secrets, Mischievous Squirrels, Manhole Mysteries & Other Things You See Every Day (And Know Nothing About).  It explores the amazing world right outside our front door. To get the stories, Spike walked the sewers of Paris, shadowed a pigeon racer, judged a roadkill contest and visited the Trash Museum of NYC (for starters!)  For a sneak preview, visit https://www.instagram.com/p/CFK9KIljXtB/.

The program will be via Zoom, and registration is required. Register here. An email will be sent after registration with the Zoom meeting details. If you are new to Zoom, see these instructions on how to get started.

Spike Carlsen has been writing about the world around us, the stuff in it, and how it all works for over 25 years. He’s the author of the award-winning A Splintered History of Wood: Belt Sander RacesBlind Woodworkers and Baseball Bats as well as Ridiculously Simple Furniture ProjectsWoodworking FAQThe Backyard Homestead Book of Building Projects and Cabin Lessons.

He’s written for Men’s HealthPopular WoodworkingMakeOld House JournalFine HomebuildingThe Minneapolis Star Tribune and many other publications. He is former Executive Editor of Family Handyman magazine where he wrote hundreds of articles on home improvement and woodworking, and oversaw the books division. He’s made appearances on the CBS Early Show, HGTV and Modern Marvels.

Prior to picking up a pen he swung a hammer for fifteen years and taught elementary school. In his free time, he enjoys biking, woodworking and attempting to keep their 170-year-old house from keeling over. He and his wife, Kat, live in Stillwater, Minnesota, in close proximity to their 5 kids and 8 grandkids.

His upcoming book, A Walk Around the Block: Stoplight Secrets, Mischievous Squirrels, Manhole Mysteries & Other Things You See Every Day (And Know Nothing About), will be available fall of 2020.

Browse Spike’s books by clicking on the book list. Then click on a cover to link directly to the catalog to learn more about the title or to place a hold.