Surround Your People With History" will be presented by St. Croix Valley Genealogical Society member and past president, Helen Stoltz-Wood, on Thursday, Oct. 21, at the River Falls Public Library.

Stoltz-Wood has self-published a history of the Wood/Hale families in "We Gather Together," in two volumes. She is actively engaged in the research and writing of a book to be published next spring, "From Denmark to Wisconsin: One Family/Two Ships," as well as planning for future books on the Fay and Cain families from Ireland, and the Thomas, Boardman, and Beebe families. Her presentation will explain the system she used in compiling her research and writing her latest book. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. in the main floor meeting room. For more information, contact Darcy at (715) 425-9978.