Peter Annin, author of the critically acclaimed Great Lakes Water Wars, will speak at the Mercer Library on Monday, June 24th at 6:30 p.m. The Great Lakes are the largest system of freshwater lakes in the world and America’s greatest freshwater resource. For over a century they have been the target of controversial diversion schemes designed to sell, send, or ship water to thirsty communities, sometimes far from the source. Will the water wars ever be settled? This event is free and open to all. It is sponsored by the Friends of the Mercer Public Library and co-hosted by ICORE – Iron County Outdoor Recreation Enthusiasts and the Northwoods Book Festival. For more information, call the Mercer Library at 715-476-2366.