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

A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin

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A Wizard of Earthsea
Ursula K. Le Guin

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Waukesha Reads ~ The Big Read Geocache

Join the treasure hunt! Watch for more information at WaukeshaReads.org.

Event Location: Waukesha Public Library, 321 Wisconsin Avenue, Waukesha, WI 53186

Date: Fri, Sep 25, 2015 – Sun, Nov 8, 2015

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Waukesha Reads ~ The Big Read Kickoff at Friday Night Live

Get free books and program information at the Five Points. Step into our photo booth to create magical memory. Visit the Joke Shop for a free magic show and Waukesha Community Arts Project for free family art activities.

Event Location: Downtown Waukesha, At the Five Points, Waukesha, WI 53186

Date: Fri, Sep 25, 2015
Time: 6:30pm – 9:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Map Your World

Join the fantasy genre’s tradition of map making at this drop-in event, open to all ages and abilities. Create individual artwork and participate in a collaborative piece to be displayed at Waukesha Public Library. All materials and instruction provided. Details: 262-408-5482 or wcartproject@gmail.com

Event Location: Waukesha Community Arts Project, 320 South St., Waukesha, WI 53186

Date: Fri, Sep 25, 2015
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Joke Shop Magic Show

A free magic show for all ages! Professional and student performers! A whole lot of fun! Details: 262-544-5678

Event Location: Jest for Fun Joke Shop, 265 W. Main St., Waukesha, WI 53186

Date: Fri, Sep 25, 2015
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Waukesha Reads ~ The Big Read Kickoff at the Waukesha Farmers' Market

Get free books and program information. Drop off new and gently used children's books for the Children's Books for Hope project, putting books in the hands and homes of children in need. Step into our photo booth to create magical memory.

Event Location: Waukesha Farmers' Market, Riverfront Plaza, Waukesha, WI 53186

Date: Sat, Sep 26, 2015
Time: 8:00am – 12:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Online Book Discussion

Join in the online discussion of Ursula K. Le Guin's "A Wizard of Earthsea" at collegestillachievable.com.

Event Location: Literacy for All, collegestillachievable.com, Waukesha, WI 53186

Date: Thu, Oct 1, 2015 – Sat, Oct 31, 2015

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Raptor Program by Schlitz Audubon Nature Center

Ged was nicknamed “Sparrowhawk” because of his ability to summon birds of prey. Experience the “wow” of seeing these beautiful birds up close and hear their unique stories. Birds of prey include eagles, owls, hawks and falcons. All ages. Details: 262-524-3692

Event Location: Waukesha Public Library, 321 Wisconsin Avenue, Waukesha, WI 53186

Date: Sat, Oct 3, 2015
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Downtown Art Crawl – Almont Gallery Display

See the exhibit based on Le Guin’s work created by local artists. Create a Dragon: Free art activity for kids 4:00-7:00 p.m. Details: (262) 542-1522

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

Date: Sat, Oct 3, 2015
Time: 4:00pm – 10:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Fantasy on the Radio

Tune in to listen or join in the discussion during Crazy Sundays on 104.5 FM WCCX or tunein.com/radio/WCCX-1045-s27790/ Details: cjpicco@gmail.com

Event Location: WCCX 104.5 Carroll University Radio, wccx@carrollu.edu, Waukesha, WI 53186

Date: Sun, Oct 4, 2015
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Book Discussion at Avalon Square

A discussion of "A Wizard of Earthsea" at Avalon Square. Details: 262-547-1060 or jeantrumpy@gmail.com

Event Location: Avalon Square, 222 Park Place, Waukesha, WI 53186

Date: Mon, Oct 5, 2015
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Ex Fabula StorySlam Workshop

Everyone has a story to tell. Are you thinking of telling a story at the Waukesha Reads ~ The Big Read StorySlam? Are you interested in storytelling, but prefer to start with a smaller audience? Join us for a special “Coming of Age” themed storytelling workshop. An Ex Fabula coach will guide you through exercises to help you find, structure, practice and share a true, personal story. Ages 13 and up. Details: 414-530-3503 or www.exfabula.com

Event Location: UW-Waukesha, Lunt Fontanne Theatre, 1500 N. University Dr., Waukesha, WI 53188

Date: Tue, Oct 6, 2015
Time: 2:30pm – 5:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Book Discussion at The Book Cafe

A discussion of "A Wizard of Earthsea" at The Book Cafe hosted by College Still Achievable. Wizard cake will be served! College Still Achievable informational meeting to follow. Details: 262-574-7575

Event Location: Book Cafe, 304 N. East Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186

Date: Tue, Oct 6, 2015
Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Wizard Lunch & Cabaret

Enjoy lunch and the Wizard Cabaret featuring Candace Decker and Phil Smith. Ticketed event: $20, seating limited, reservations required by Sept. 28. Details and reservations: 262-446-9310

Event Location: Avalon Square, 222 Park Place, Waukesha, WI 53186

Date: Thu, Oct 8, 2015
Time: 12:00pm – 2:30pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

It's a Magical Life Flash Fiction Contest

1,000 words or less! Middle school, high school and adult winners! Details: WaukeshaReads.org or by calling 262-524-3682. Deadline for entry is October 8!

Event Location: Waukesha Public Library, 321 Wisconsin Avenue, Waukesha, WI 53186

Date: Thu, Oct 8, 2015

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Wizarding, Familiars & You

What is a familiar and why do wizards need them? Find out and craft your own familiar. Kids of all ages. Details: 262-524-3692

Event Location: Waukesha Public Library, 321 Wisconsin Avenue, Waukesha, WI 53186

Date: Thu, Oct 8, 2015
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Book Discussion at Neptune Comics

A discussion of "A Wizard of Earthsea" at Neptune Comics. Details: 262-524-3682

Event Location: Neptune Comics, 2120 E. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha, WI 53186

Date: Sat, Oct 10, 2015
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Book Discussion at Martha Merrell's Books

A discussion of "A Wizard of Earthsea" at Martha Merrell's Books. Details: 262-547-1060 or jeantrumpy@gmail.com

Event Location: Martha Merrell's Books, 231 W. Main St., Waukesha, WI 53186

Date: Mon, Oct 12, 2015
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Senior Fun and Games: Mr. Magic’s Comedy Magic Show

Magician Don Lamb will surely tickle your funny bone. Refreshments will be provided. Please bring one “White Elephant” gift to contribute for the recreational bingo portion of the program. Details: 524-3714

Event Location: Schuetze Recreation Center, 1120 Baxter St., Waukesha, WI 53186

Date: Mon, Oct 12, 2015
Time: 1:00pm – 3:30pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Monday Night Movies

When the queen of evil witches escapes, the seventh son of the seventh son is recruited to defend humanity. Sorry, our movie license does not allow us to provide the movie titles outside of the library. Details: 262-524-3682

Event Location: Waukesha Public Library, 321 Wisconsin Avenue, Waukesha, WI 53186

Date: Mon, Oct 12, 2015
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Fantasy Maps

Love looking at the strange and unusual maps at the front of your favorite fantasy novels? Stop by after school and make your own! Supplies and snacks will be provided. Open to teens in grades 7-12. Details: 262-524-3682

Event Location: Waukesha Public Library, 321 Wisconsin Avenue, Waukesha, WI 53186

Date: Tue, Oct 13, 2015
Time: 3:30pm – 5:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Comedy Improv with Funny Bone Mafia and Sticky Rhinoceros

Comedy improv teams from Carroll University and Catholic Memorial High School will create skits and laughs on the theme of magic. Details: 262-650-4887 or bllarson@carrollu.edu

Event Location: Carroll University, Shattuck Recital Hall, 100 N. East Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186

Date: Tue, Oct 13, 2015
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Book Discussion at Hope Center

A discussion of "A Wizard of Earthsea" at Hope Center. Details: 262-549-8726

Event Location: Hope Center, 502 N. East Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186

Date: Wed, Oct 14, 2015
Time: 1:30pm – 2:30pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Book Discussion at Crush Wine Bar and Shop

A discussion of "A Wizard of Earthsea" at Crush Wine Bar and Shop. Fine wines and books are meant to be shared. Crush offers the perfect setting for friends to enjoy unique wines, cheese and chocolate pairings featuring Fazio's fine handmade chocolates. Food and beverages available for purchase. No purchase necessary. Details: 262-524-3682

Event Location: Crush Wine Bar and Shop, 378 W. Main St., Waukesha, WI 53186

Date: Wed, Oct 14, 2015
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Family Book Discussion at Waukesha Public Library

One of the greatest pleasures of a good book is discussing it with fellow readers and reading books as a family can be even more rewarding. Join us as a family in the Children’s program room to discuss "A Wizard of Earthsea." Open to 4th-6th graders with an adult. Registration begins Sept. 8. Details: 262-524-3682

Event Location: Waukesha Public Library, 321 Wisconsin Avenue, Waukesha, WI 53186

Date: Thu, Oct 15, 2015
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

After Hours @ the Library with author Mary Robinette Kowal

Join us for an evening salon with this award-winning author and professional puppeteer. Kowal’s Glamourist Histories series is best described as Jane Austen with magic. Kowal will read from her work and talk about the impact Le Guin has had on the fields of science fiction and fantasy and herself. Details: 262-524-3682

Event Location: Waukesha Public Library, 321 Wisconsin Avenue, Waukesha, WI 53186

Date: Fri, Oct 16, 2015
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Dragonology

Learn about dragons and their habitats. Make a dragon-related craft. Kids of all ages. Details: 262-524-3692

Event Location: Waukesha Public Library, 321 Wisconsin Avenue, Waukesha, WI 53186

Date: Sat, Oct 17, 2015
Time: 10:00am – 10:45am

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Fantasy Tabletop Game Day

An all-ages gaming event! A range of fantasy-themed tabletop games will be available. Some games require sign-up, but games for drop-in participants will be available, too. Details: 262-524-3682

Event Location: Waukesha Public Library, 321 Wisconsin Avenue, Waukesha, WI 53186

Date: Sat, Oct 17, 2015
Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Magic Class

Calling all aspiring young magicians (2nd–6th Grade)! Mr. Chris, our very own Library Magician, will share some basic “tricks of the trade.” Learn simple card tricks, how to make objects vanish and other magic to amaze your friends and family in these two classes. Registration begins September 28. Details and Registration: 262-524-3692

Event Location: Waukesha Public Library, 321 Wisconsin Avenue, Waukesha, WI 53186

Date: Mon, Oct 19, 2015
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Date: Mon, Oct 26, 2015
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Earthsea “Outside the Box” Different Approaches to Le Guin’s Fiction

Local scholars share insights on Le Guin’s work. Refreshments served. Details: 262-524-3682

Event Location: Waukesha Public Library, 321 Wisconsin Avenue, Waukesha, WI 53186

Date: Mon, Oct 19, 2015
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

What’s Your Name? Brown Bag Conversation

Just as Ged, our hero, was involved in a search you will be too! Bring your lunch and a friend. Dessert and coffee will be served. Details: 262-548-0421.

Event Location: Frame Park Rotary Building, 1150 Baxter St., Waukesha, WI 53186

Date: Wed, Oct 21, 2015
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Book Discussion at Waukesha Community Arts Project

A discussion of "A Wizard of Earthsea" at Waukesha Community Arts Project. Details: 262-408-5482

Event Location: Waukesha Community Arts Project, 320 South St., Waukesha, WI 53186

Date: Wed, Oct 21, 2015
Time: 3:30pm – 5:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Ex Fabula StorySlam Workshop

Everyone has a story to tell. Are you thinking of telling a story at the Waukesha Reads ~ The Big Read StorySlam? Are you interested in storytelling, but prefer to start with a smaller audience? Join us for a special “Coming of Age” themed storytelling workshop. An Ex Fabula coach will guide you through exercises to help you find, structure, practice and share a true, personal story. Ages 13 and up. Details: 414-530-3503 or www.exfabula.com

Event Location: Carroll University, New Hall, Oak Room, 200 E. College Ave. , Waukesha, WI 53186

Date: Thu, Oct 22, 2015
Time: 6:00pm – 8:30pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

She Kills Monsters

When Agnes Evans finds her deceased sister’s Dungeons & Dragons notebook, she stumbles into a journey of discovery and action packed adventures. A comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres and '90s pop culture. Oct. 22, 23 & 24 at 7:30 p.m., Oct. 25 at 2:00 p.m. Ticketed event: Adults $10, Students/Seniors $8. Details and tickets: 262-521-5212 or bethany.kreiter@uwc.edu

Event Location: UW-Waukesha, Lunt Fontanne Theatre, 1500 N. University Dr., Waukesha, WI 53186

Date: Thu, Oct 22, 2015 – Sat, Oct 24, 2015
Time: 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Date: Sun, Oct 25, 2015
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Explore the Night Sky: Time Bandits

A fantasy trip into the past, the future and the changing skies. Targeted to upper elementary and middle school students. Admission $4. Details: 262-896-8423

Event Location: Charles Z. Horowitz Planetarium - Retzer Nature Center, S14 W28167 Madison St., Waukesha, WI 53188

Date: Sat, Oct 24, 2015
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Ex Fabula StorySlam Workshop

Everyone has a story to tell. Are you thinking of telling a story at the Waukesha Reads ~ The Big Read StorySlam? Are you interested in storytelling, but prefer to start with a smaller audience? Join us for a special “Coming of Age” themed storytelling workshop. An Ex Fabula coach will guide you through exercises to help you find, structure, practice and share a true, personal story. Ages 13 and up. Details: 414-530-3503 or www.exfabula.com

Event Location: Waukesha Community Arts Project, 320 South St., Waukesha, WI 53186

Date: Sat, Oct 24, 2015
Time: 1:00pm – 3:30pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Exploring the Night Sky: Explorers

Learn how early travelers used the stars to navigate their way on uncharted seas just as our Wizard of Earthsea did. All ages. Admission $4. Details: 262-896-8423

Event Location: Charles Z. Horowitz Planetarium Retzer Nature Center, S14 W28167 Madison St., Waukesha, WI 53188

Date: Sat, Oct 24, 2015
Time: 2:30pm – 3:30pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Monday Night Movies

A modern-day sorcerer (Nicolas Cage) trying to defend Manhattan from his arch-nemesis recruits an average guy as his sorcerer’s apprentice. Sorry, our movie license does not allow us to provide movie titles outside the library. Details: 262-524-3682

Event Location: Waukesha Public Library, 321 Wisconsin Avenue, Waukesha, WI 53186

Date: Mon, Oct 26, 2015
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

The Music of Fantasy featuring The School District of Waukesha Orchestras

Enjoy the music of fantasy films and TV performed by the School District of Waukesha Orchestras. Details: 262-970-3375

Event Location: Waukesha South High School , 401 E. Roberta Ave. , Waukesha, WI 53186

Date: Mon, Oct 26, 2015
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

The Wizard’s Guild Poetry & Short Story Slam

Hosted by Waukesha Public Library’s Teen Advisory Group. Open to teens in grades 7-12. Bring a story or poem to share or just come to listen. Snacks provided. Details: 262-524-3682

Event Location: Waukesha Public Library, 321 Wisconsin Avenue, Waukesha, WI 53186

Date: Tue, Oct 27, 2015
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Teen Book Discussion at Waukesha Public Library

A discussion of "A Wizard of Earthsea" for teens at Waukesha Public Library. Open to teens in grades 7-12. Details: 262-524-3682

Event Location: Waukesha Public Library, 321 Wisconsin Avenue, Waukesha, WI 53186

Date: Tue, Oct 27, 2015
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Book Discussion at Meli Bar

A discussion of "A Wizard of Earthsea" at Meli Bar, a fun and energetic restaurant and bar located right in the heart of downtown Waukesha, serving a unique blend of American and Mediterranean cuisine. Food and beverages available for purchase. No purchase necessary. Details: 262-524-3682

Event Location: Meli Bar, 294 W. Main St., Waukesha, WI 53186

Date: Wed, Oct 28, 2015
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Wizard School

Learn the magical arts and earn your Wizard Certificate. Kids of all ages. Details: 262-524-3692

Event Location: Waukesha Public Library, 321 Wisconsin Avenue, Waukesha, WI 53186

Date: Thu, Oct 29, 2015
Time: 1:30pm – 2:15pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

2nd Annual WCTC Poetry Slam

Hear the poetry of Le Guin and other poets. Bring a poem of your own or just come to hear others share their love of poetry! Details: 262-695-6518 or bwinkler@wctc.edu

Event Location: Waukesha County Technical College, Broadway Campus, 327 E. Broadway, Waukesha, WI 53186

Date: Thu, Oct 29, 2015
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Dessert and Discuss

A discussion of "A Wizard of Earthsea" led by County Board Supervisor Larry Nelson. Desserts provided by Allô! Chocolat! Details: 262-524-3682

Event Location: Waukesha Public Library, 321 Wisconsin Avenue, Waukesha, WI 53186

Date: Thu, Oct 29, 2015
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Secrets of Dragons

Discover the secret magic of dragons and create a magical item. Kids of all ages. Details: 262-524-3692

Event Location: Waukesha Public Library, 321 Wisconsin Avenue, Waukesha, WI 53186

Date: Fri, Oct 30, 2015
Time: 1:30pm – 2:15pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Masters of Illusion Bus Trip to Appleton

Journey to see this exciting performance based on the hit TV show. The best magicians in the world bring their humor and stunning illusions to the stage where every moment will leave you mystified and wanting more. Enjoy dinner at Good Company Restaurant. Ticketed event: $82 includes dinner, show, coach bus transportation and a book. Register by Sept. 21. Details and Registration: 262-524-3737

Event Location: Waukesha Parks, Recreation and Forestry Department, 1900 Aviation Dr, , Waukesha, WI 53188

Date: Fri, Oct 30, 2015
Time: 3:15pm – 11:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Ex Fabula StorySlam

Everyone has a story; what’s yours? Ex Fabula will host a StorySlam featuring your true, personal stories related to the theme of coming of age. Come listen, or throw your name in the hat to share your story. Stories must be 5 minutes or less, told without notes or props - just the elements of "Story. Stage. You." Ages 13 and up. Guidelines and more information: 414-530-3505 or www.exfabula.com/index.php/events

Event Location: Waukesha Civic Theatre, 264 W Main St., Waukesha, WI 53186

Date: Thu, Nov 5, 2015
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Writing Contest Awards Ceremony - Southeast Wisconsin Festival of Books

Waukesha Reads ~ The Big Read Flash Fiction Contest winners will be recognized along with Southeast Wisconsin Festival of Books contest winners. Details: 262-524-3746

Event Location: UW-Waukesha Commons , 1500 N University Dr., Waukesha, WI 53188

Date: Fri, Nov 6, 2015
Time: 4:15pm – 5:15pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

A Wizard Cabaret - Southeast Wisconsin Festival of Books

Come to the Southeast Wisconsin Festival of Books to see this original cabaret inspired by themes and characters of "A Wizard of Earthsea," created and performed by Candace Decker & Phil Smith. Details: 262-524-3746

Event Location: UW-Waukesha Commons, C101 , 1500 N University Dr., Waukesha, WI 53188

Date: Sat, Nov 7, 2015
Time: 11:30am – 12:30pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Dinner & a Movie: Princess Bride

Enjoy dinner, the 1987 film of this beloved classic fairytale and the Wizard Cabaret featuring Candace Decker and Phil Smith. Ticketed event: $20, reservations required by November 4, seating limited. Contact Joan: jquinlan@waukesha.lib.wi.us or 262-524-3694.

Event Location: Marcus Majestic Cinema, 770 N. Springdale Rd., Waukesha, WI 53186

Date: Sun, Nov 8, 2015
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

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