National Endowment of the Arts - The Big Read

Waukesha Public Library


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321 Wisconsin Avenue
Waukesha, WI 53186

Tel: 262/524-3746
Fax: 262/524-3677
http://www.waukesha.lib.wi.us

Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea

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Into the Beautiful North
Luis Alberto Urrea

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Events

Waukesha Reads - The Big Read Kickoff Freeman Friday Night Live

Live music throughout the downtown. Free books and program information at the Five Points.

Event Location: Downtown Waukesha, Waukesha, WI 53186

Date: Fri, Sep 27, 2013
Time: 6:30pm – 9:00pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

The Power of a Postcard

Waukesha Community Art Project will host this free art experience. Travel to an imaginary, far away place. Using words and pictures create a postcard that describes where you are and how you feel being alone and far from home. All ages and abilities welcome. Materials provided.

Event Location: 320 South Street, Waukesha, WI 53186

Date: Fri, Sep 27, 2013
Time: 6:30pm – 9:00pm

Date: Sat, Oct 5, 2013
Time: 4:00pm – 8:00pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Waukesha Reads - The Big Read at the Farmers' Market

Free books and program information at the Waukesha Downtown Business Association table at the Market. New and gently used children's books will be accepted for the Children’s Books for Hope project. These books will be donated to the Volunteers of Lake Country Free Children’s Library at Waukesha’s Hope Center and La Casa de Esperanza. Everyone is invited to join the students of Waukesha Community Art Project to make a bookmark, one to take home and one to share with the children of Hope Center.

Event Location: Riverfront Plaza, Waukesha, WI 53186

Date: Sat, Sep 28, 2013
Time: 8:00am – 12:00pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Children's Bookmarks for Hope

Presented by Volunteers of Lake Country. Stop by Waukesha Public Library and make a bookmark, one for you and one to share with the Children of Hope Center. Details: 262-524-3682

Event Location: 321 Wisconsin Avenue, Waukesha, WI 53186

Date: Sat, Sep 28, 2013
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm

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Exhibit - Memory: Soul of a People

Photos of Waukesha’s Hispanic community celebrate their traditions, values, and humanity. Exhibit is a joint venture of Carroll University’s Advanced Spanish Conversation and Composition class taught by Dr. Elena De Costa and Prof. Phil Krejcarek’s Photography classes. The display may be viewed during Waukesha Public Library open hours: Monday-Thursday, 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and Sunday, 1:00-4:00 p.m. Details: 262-524-3682

Event Location: 321 Wisconsin Avenue, Waukesha, WI 53186

Date: Tue, Oct 1, 2013 – Thu, Oct 3, 2013
Time: 9:00am – 9:00pm

Date: Tue, Oct 1, 2013

Date: Fri, Oct 4, 2013 – Sat, Oct 5, 2013
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Date: Sun, Oct 6, 2013
Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Date: Mon, Oct 7, 2013 – Thu, Oct 10, 2013
Time: 9:00am – 9:00pm

Date: Fri, Oct 11, 2013 – Sat, Oct 12, 2013
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Date: Sun, Oct 13, 2013
Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Date: Mon, Oct 14, 2013 – Thu, Oct 17, 2013
Time: 9:00am – 9:00pm

Date: Fri, Oct 18, 2013 – Sat, Oct 19, 2013
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Date: Sun, Oct 20, 2013
Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Date: Mon, Oct 21, 2013 – Thu, Oct 24, 2013
Time: 9:00am – 9:00pm

Date: Fri, Oct 25, 2013 – Sat, Oct 26, 2013
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Date: Sun, Oct 27, 2013
Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Date: Mon, Oct 28, 2013 – Thu, Oct 31, 2013
Time: 9:00am – 9:00pm

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Renounce Forever Exhibit

Waukesha County Museum will display unique examples of naturalization papers from early Waukesha County immigrants who had to renounce forever their former countries to become citizens. Also, visit the Research Center where you can look up your own family’s papers! Free with museum admission. More information: (262) 521-2859, www.waukeshacountymuseum.org The Museum is open Tuesday-Saturday from 10:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Event Location: 101 W. Main Street, Waukesha, WI 53186

Date: Tue, Oct 1, 2013 – Sat, Oct 5, 2013
Time: 10:00am – 4:30pm

Date: Tue, Oct 8, 2013 – Sat, Oct 12, 2013
Time: 10:00am – 4:30pm

Date: Tue, Oct 15, 2013 – Sat, Oct 19, 2013
Time: 10:00am – 4:30pm

Date: Tue, Oct 22, 2013 – Sat, Oct 26, 2013
Time: 10:00am – 4:30pm

Date: Tue, Oct 29, 2013 – Thu, Oct 31, 2013
Time: 10:00am – 4:30pm

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The Immigrant Experience: A Panel Discussion

Recent immigrants will discuss their experiences at Waukesha County Technical College. Hear first-hand about how it felt to leave their homelands and start a new life in the Waukesha area.

Event Location: 327 E. Broadway, Waukesha, WI 53186

Date: Thu, Oct 3, 2013
Time: 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Ballet Folklorico

This bright and colorful dance troupe will perform traditional Mexican dances at Waukesha Public Library. Details: 262-524-3692

Event Location: 321 Wisconsin Avenue, Waukesha, WI 53186

Date: Sat, Oct 5, 2013
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Downtown Art Crawl - Almont Gallery Display

Art based on the themes of the book, created by local artists.

Event Location: 342 W. Main Street, Waukesha, WI 53186

Date: Sat, Oct 5, 2013
Time: 4:00pm – 10:00pm

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Book Discussion

Join us to discuss Into the Beautiful North at Avalon Square. For more information call 262-446-9310.

Event Location: 222 Park Place, Waukesha, WI 53186

Date: Mon, Oct 7, 2013
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

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Food for Thought ... Snacks and Scholars - Impact of Film: Inside and Outside the Novel

Enjoy refreshments and an intriguing discussion with local scholars at Waukesha Public Library. Details: 262-524-3682

Event Location: 321 Wisconsin Avenue, Waukesha, WI 53186

Date: Mon, Oct 7, 2013
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm

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Book Discussion

Join us to discuss Into the Beautiful North at Martha Merrell's Book/Cuddles.For more information call 262-547-1060 or visit their website www.marthambooks.com.

Event Location: 231 W. Main Street, Waukesha, WI 53186

Date: Mon, Oct 7, 2013
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

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Around the World...Mexico

Explore Mexico through folklore, food, language and activities at Waukesha Public Library. For ages 8-12 years. Registration required: 262-524-3692

Event Location: 321 Wisconsin Avenue, Waukesha, WI 53186

Date: Mon, Oct 7, 2013
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

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Oasis Readers Book Group

Join the Oasis Readers at Waukesha Public Library to discuss Into the Beautiful North. Details: 262-524-3682

Event Location: 321 Wisconsin Avenue, Waukesha, WI 53186

Date: Mon, Oct 7, 2013
Time: 7:30pm – 8:30pm

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The Magnificent Seven Movie and Luncheon

Enjoy lunch, a scholar-led presentation and this 1960 movie at Avalon Square. Ticketed event: $20 lunch, seating limited, reservations required by Sept. 30. Movie is free, reservations are requested. Reservations: 262-446-9310

Event Location: 222 Park Place, Waukesha, WI 53186

Date: Tue, Oct 8, 2013
Time: 12:00pm – 3:30pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Teen Tuesday: Personal Statement Paintings

Teens are invited to Waukesha Public Library to create a multi-medium painting featuring their personal statement. Details: 262-524-3682

Event Location: 321 Wisconsin Avenue, Waukesha, WI 53186

Date: Tue, Oct 8, 2013
Time: 3:30pm – 5:00pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Lunch and Learn: Early Immigration to Waukesha County

Enjoy lunch and a presentation on Waukesha County immigrant groups of the 1880s at the Waukesha County Museum. Ticketed event: $8 museum members, $9 non-members, includes lunch and museum admission. Register by Oct. 7. Call: 262-521-2859, ext. 224

Event Location: 101 W. Main Street, Waukesha, WI 53186

Date: Wed, Oct 9, 2013
Time: 11:30am – 1:00pm

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The Wisconsin Philharmonic: Autumn Fire

The Wisconsin Philharmonic celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with a recognition of the lyrical gift and rhythmic power of classical music in the Latin American style. Moncayo's Huapango and Sensemaya by Silvestre Revueltas, "the Mexican Mozart", are two of the very greatest Mexican orchestral showpieces. Performance is at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts. Stay and enjoy a special post-performance show featuring Ballet Folklorico dancers. Ticketed event. Details: 262-547-1858

Event Location: 19805 W. Capitol Drive, Brookfield, WI 53045

Date: Sun, Oct 13, 2013
Time: 3:00pm – 5:30pm

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Senior Fun and Games

Games and activities based on Into the Beautiful North at the Schuetze Building. A free copies of the book will be available. Contact Judy: 262-524-3712

Event Location: 1120 Baxter Street, Waukesha, WI 53186

Date: Mon, Oct 14, 2013
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

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Monday Night Movies

Three amigos, Steve Martin, Chevy Chase and Martin Short, are accidentally drawn to a Mexican village that is being harassed by a gang of outlaws. Hilarity ensues when they are expected to save the village. (PG) Our movie license prevents us from promoting the movie title outside our building. Please call Waukesha Public Library at 262-524-3682 for more information.

Event Location: 321 Wisconsin Avenue, Waukesha, WI 53186

Date: Mon, Oct 14, 2013
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Teen Manga and Anime Group featuring Samurai 7

Anime TV series based on the 1954 movie Seven Samurai will be shown at Waukesha Public Library. Details: 262-524-3682

Event Location: 321 Wisconsin Avenue, Waukesha, WI 53186

Date: Tue, Oct 15, 2013
Time: 5:00pm – 6:00pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Book Discussion

Join us at Waukesha Public Library to discuss Into the Beautiful North. For more information, call 262-524-3682

Event Location: 321 Wisconsin Avenue, Waukesha, WI 53186

Date: Wed, Oct 16, 2013
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

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Tea and Book Discussion

Join us at the Spring House Tea Room to discuss Into the Beautiful North. Reservations are required for this popular event as space is limited. Contact Sue at 262-650-2577.

Event Location: 340 W. Main Street, Waukesha, WI 53186

Date: Thu, Oct 17, 2013
Time: 2:30pm – 4:00pm

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Book Discussion

Join us at The Rivera Creative to discuss Into the Beautiful North. For more information, call 262-352-6106.

Event Location: 223 Wisconsin Avenue, Waukesha, WI 53186

Date: Thu, Oct 17, 2013
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

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Book Discussion

Join us at Allo Chocolat to discuss Into the Beautiful North. For more information, call 262-544-8030.

Event Location: 234 W. Main Street, #5, Waukesha, WI 53186

Date: Fri, Oct 18, 2013
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

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Book Discussion

Join us at Sprizzo Gallery Caffe for this discussion of Into the Beautiful North hosted by former Mayor Larry Nelson. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. No purchase necessary. For more information, call 262-524-3746.

Event Location: 363 W. Main Street, Waukesha, WI 53186

Date: Sat, Oct 19, 2013
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

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Seven Samurai Movie

Carroll University presents this award-winning 1954 film which tells the story of a group of samurai that protect a village being attacked by bandits. (Subtitled) Details: 262-650-4887

Event Location: 100 N. East Avenue, Waukesha, WI 53186

Date: Sun, Oct 20, 2013
Time: 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Food for Thought...Snacks and Scholars: Literary, Historical and Cultural Connections with the Novel

Enjoy refreshments and an intriguing discussion with local scholars at Waukesha Public Library. Details: 262-524-3682

Event Location: 321 Wisconsin Avenue, Waukesha, WI 53186

Date: Mon, Oct 21, 2013
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

The Bracero Program

Waukesha County Technical College will host this informational session on the Bracero Program which was a cooperative agreement between Mexico and the U.S. designed to address worker shortages during World War II. This was the beginning of migrant labor in the U.S. Details: 262-695-6518

Event Location: 327 E. Broadway, Waukesha, WI 53186

Date: Tue, Oct 22, 2013
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

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Book Discussion

Join us at La Estacion to discuss Into the Beautiful North. Food and beverages will be available for purchase during this discussion. No purchase is necessary. Details: 262-524-3682

Event Location: 319 Williams Street, Waukesha, WI 53186

Date: Wed, Oct 23, 2013
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm

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Book Discussion

Join us at The Book Cafe to discuss Into the Beautiful North. For more information, call 262-574-7575.

Event Location: 304 N. East Avenue, Waukesha, WI 53186

Date: Thu, Oct 24, 2013
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

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Fuente Ovejuna

Can a village of peasants stand up to tyranny? This Spanish classic affirms the power of justice and kindness. October 24, 25 & 26 at 7:30 p.m. and October 27 at 2:00 p.m. Performances will be held at UW-Waukesha's Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. Ticketed event: Adults $10, Seniors/Students $8. For details and tickets call: 262-521-5212

Event Location: 1500 N. University Drive, Waukesha, WI 5318

Date: Thu, Oct 24, 2013 – Sat, Oct 26, 2013
Time: 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Date: Sun, Oct 27, 2013
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

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Author Reception

Meet author Luis Alberto Urrea and enjoy delicious Mexican favorites at Cafe Esperanza.Ticketed event: $15, reservations required, seating limited. Contact Joan: jquinlan@waukesha.lib.wi.us or 262-524-3694 by October 23.

Event Location: 410 Arcadian Avenue, Waukesha, WI 53186

Date: Sat, Oct 26, 2013
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm

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Luis Alberto Urrea Presentation and Book Signing

Everyone is invited to La Casa de Esperanza to hear the author of Into the Beautiful North talk about the book. Bring your copy of the book for a book signing to follow the presentation. Come early to view the History of Latinos in Waukesha art exhibit. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. For more information please call 262-524-3694.

Event Location: 410 Arcadian Avenue, Waukesha, WI 53186

Date: Sat, Oct 26, 2013
Time: 7:30pm – 9:00pm

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Monday Night Movies

In 1880, four men travel to Silverado and battle the ‘bad guys’ to bring peace and equality back to the city. Starring Kevin Cline, Kevin Costner, Danny Glover and Scott Glenn. (PG13) Our movie license does not allow us to promote movie titles outside our building. For more information call Waukesha Public Library at 262-524-3682.

Event Location: 321 Wisconsin Avenue, Waukesha, WI 53186

Date: Mon, Oct 28, 2013
Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm

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Chicago's Pilsen Neighborhood and the National Museum of Mexican Art Bus Trip

Visit a tortilla factory, a Mexican restaurant and bakery, meet a renowned Mexican artist and enjoy a docent-led tour of the National Museum of Mexican Art. Ticketed event: $75, includes all fees, lunch, coach bus transportation and a copy of the book. For details and registration call: 262-524-3737

Event Location: 1120 Baxter Street, Waukesha, WI 53186

Date: Tue, Oct 29, 2013
Time: 7:00am – 6:00pm

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Day of the Dead Crafts for Teens

Celebrate this Mexican holiday at Waukesha Public Library with a special craft program for teens. Details: 262-524-3682

Event Location: 321 Wisconsin Avenue, Waukesha, WI 53186

Date: Tue, Oct 29, 2013
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

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Teen Book Discussion

Teens are invited to the Teen Book Group at Waukesha Public Library to discuss Into the Beautiful North. For more information, call 262-524-3682.

Event Location: 321 Wisconsin Avenue, Waukesha, WI 53186

Date: Tue, Oct 29, 2013
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

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Book Discussion

Join us at Waukesha Public Library to discuss Into the Beautiful North with Carroll University's Dr. Elena De Costa. One of Dr. De Costa's areas of specialization is Spanish contemporary literature and politics.

Event Location: 321 Wisconsin Avenue, Waukesha, WI 53186

Date: Wed, Oct 30, 2013
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Dinner and a Movie

Join us at the Marcus Majestic Theater for dinner, the 1960 film starring Yul Brenner and Steve McQueen and a special cabaret performance featuring Candace Decker and Phil Smith. Candace and Phil will share stories and songs inspired by this year’s book. Ticketed event: $20, reservations required - seating is limited. Contact Joan: jquinlan@waukesha.lib.wi.us or (262)524-3694

Event Location: 770 N. Springdale Road, Brookfield, WI 53186

Date: Sun, Nov 3, 2013
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

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