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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

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

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To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee

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Events

Flash Fiction Contest: It's Not Fair!

1,000 words or less. Middle school, high school and adult winners! Get details at WaukeshaReads.org or by calling 262-524-3682. Deadline for entry is October 7!

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

Date: Tue, Sep 6, 2016 – Fri, Oct 7, 2016
Time: 9:00am – 9:00pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

NEA Big Read Geocache

For information on Waukesha's Mockingbird Cache, visit the Waukesha Reads Facebook page or Geocaching.com.

Event Location: Mockingbird Cache, See Waukesha Reads Facebook Page, Waukesha, WI 53186

Date: Fri, Sep 30, 2016 – Sun, Nov 13, 2016
Time: 9:00am – 9:00pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Children's Books for Hope

Collecting new and gently used children's books at all events for the Free Children's Library at Waukesha's Hope Center.

Event Location: Waukesha Public Library & All Other Event Locations, All event locations, Waukesha, WI 53186

Date: Fri, Sep 30, 2016 – Sun, Nov 13, 2016
Time: 9:00am – 9:00pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Soap Carving

Learn how to creatively carve soap into whimsical and fun objects. All ages. Materials provided and no experience necessary. Details: 262-408-5482 or wcartproject@gmail.com

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

Date: Fri, Sep 30, 2016
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Waukesha Reads - NEA Big Read Kickoff Weekend

Free books and program information at The Five Points

Event Location: At The Five Points, Waukesha, WI 53186

Date: Fri, Sep 30, 2016
Time: 6:30pm – 9:00pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Waukesha Farmers' Market

Free books and program information. Drop off books for Children's Books for Hope

Event Location: Waukesha River Front, Waukesha, WI 53186

Date: Sat, Oct 1, 2016
Time: 8:00am – 12:00pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

The Wishing Tree

Children can share their wishes for family, friends, the community and our world. The tree will be displayed in the Children's Room during the entire month of October. Details: 262-524-3692

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

Date: Sat, Oct 1, 2016 – Mon, Oct 31, 2016
Time: 9:00am – 9:00pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Online Book Discussion

Discuss at YOUR convenience. Win gift certificates and prizes! Trivia contests and discussion questions. Details: cathyk@litforall.org

Event Location: Literacy for All, Inc., www.litforall.org or www.facebook.com/litforall, Waukesha, WI 53186

Date: Sat, Oct 1, 2016 – Sun, Oct 30, 2016

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Art Crawl! Almont Gallery Display

See art based on the book To Kill a Mockingbird by local artists. Details: 262-542-1522

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

Date: Sat, Oct 1, 2016
Time: 4:00pm – 10:00pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Make Your Own Bird Feeder

Create a simple feeder using recycled materials. Supplies provided. Ages 3-5 years with adult. Details: 262-524-3692

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

Date: Mon, Oct 3, 2016
Time: 9:30am – 10:15am

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Make Your Own Bird Feeder

Create a simple feeder using recycled Materials. Supplies provided. Ages 6-12 years. Details: 262-524-3692

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

Date: Mon, Oct 3, 2016
Time: 4:15pm – 5:00pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Book Discussion

Food and beverages available for purchase. No purchase necessary. Details: 262-524-3682

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

Date: Tue, Oct 4, 2016
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Revisiting Making a Murderer, Media Sensationalism and the Steven Avery Case

Journalist, author, UW-Milwaukee Senior Lecturer and Waukesha Freeman columnist, Jessica McBride, will examine the facts of the Steven Avery case and the affects of media sensationalism on the outcome.

Event Location: UW-Waukesha, Northview Hall, Rm. 133, 1500 N. University Dr., Waukesha, WI 53186

Date: Tue, Oct 4, 2016
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Discussion of Go Set a Watchman

Details: 262-547-1060 or jeantrumpy@gmail.com

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

Date: Wed, Oct 5, 2016
Time: 5:45pm – 6:45pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird with Braille

Join Literacy For All, Inc. and Waukesha Freeman Columnist Gregg Wandsneider in a book discussion and braille demonstration. See your name and famous quotes in braille. Informational meeting about Literacy For All, Inc. at 7 p.m. Details: cathyk@litforall.org

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

Date: Thu, Oct 6, 2016
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Book Discussion

Details: 262-547-1060 or jeantrumpy@gmail.com

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

Date: Mon, Oct 10, 2016
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Monday Night Movies

An award-winning film about the 1965 Selma, Alabama, marches for equal voting rights. (PG13) Details: 262-524-3682

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

Date: Mon, Oct 10, 2016
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Southern-Inspired Lunch & Book Discussion

Enjoy lunch with a southern flair and a book discussion to follow. Ticketed event: $8.15, seating limited, reservations required by October 3. Details and reservations: 262-548-1457

Event Location: Oak Hill Terrace, 805 Kensington Drive, Waukesha, WI 53186

Date: Tue, Oct 11, 2016
Time: 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Soap Carving for Teens

Grades 7-12. Snacks and supplies provided. Details: 262-524-3682

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

Date: Tue, Oct 11, 2016
Time: 3:30pm – 5:00pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Northern Mockingbird: The Great Mimicker

The Northern Mockingbird is well known for its song and the ability to mimic other birds. Join Rick Fare from the Hoy Audubon Society to learn about these birds and their influence on literature, music, folklore and politics.

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

Date: Tue, Oct 11, 2016
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Harper Lee: From Mockingbird to Watchman

This recently updated documentary sifts through the facts and speculation surrounding Harper Lee and both of her novels. Doughnuts and coffee will be served. Details: 262-524-3682

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

Date: Wed, Oct 12, 2016
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Dessert & Discuss

Led by County Board Supervisor Larry Nelson. Desserts generously provided by Allo! Chocolat. Details: 262-524-3682

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

Date: Thu, Oct 13, 2016
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird Lunch & Cabaret

Enjoy lunch and the "Music for Us to Enjoy" Mockingbird Cabaret featuring Candace Decker and Phil Smith. Ticketed event: $20, seating limited, reservations required by October 7. Details and reservations: 12:15 p.m. lunch, 1:30 p.m. cabaret; 262-446-9310

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

Date: Fri, Oct 14, 2016
Time: 12:15pm – 2:30pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Explore the Night Skies - Drinking Gourd

Follow the Drinking Gourd: Learn how a constellation nicknamed the Drinking Gourd helped runaway slaves find their way north on the Underground Railroad. All Ages. Admission $4. Details: 262-896-8423

Event Location: Charles Z. Horwitz Planetarium, Retzer Nature Center, S14W28167 Madison St., Waukesha, WI 53186

Date: Sat, Oct 15, 2016
Time: 9:30am – 10:30am

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

The Big Blue Ball ~ Children's Theater

This original musical takes you inside folklore of the world, with an interactive focus on the environment and embracing diversity. Kids of all ages. Details: 262-524-3692

Event Location: Waukesha Public Library, Children's Rm., 321 Wisconsin Avenue, Waukesha, WI 53186

Date: Sat, Oct 15, 2016
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Explore the Night Skies -Wish Upon a Star

Scout walked home that fateful evening under a starry Alabama sky. This program follows another family enjoying the starry night. All Ages. Admission $4. Details: 262-896-8423

Event Location: Charles Z. Horwitz Planetariium, Retzer Nature Center, S14W28167 Madison St., Waukesha, WI 53186

Date: Sat, Oct 15, 2016
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Jem's Box of Treasures

Decorate a box for your special treasures; then go on a scavenger hunt around the Library. Kids of all ages. Details: 262-524-3692

Event Location: Waukesha Public Library, Children's Rm., 321 Wisconsin Avenue, Waukesha, WI 53186

Date: Sat, Oct 15, 2016
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

4th-6th Grade Book Discussion The Watsons Go to Birmingham

Children in grades 4-6 are invited to this kids only book discussion of The Watsons Go to Birmingham by Christopher Paul Curtis. Details: 262-524-3692

Event Location: Waukesha Public Library, Children's Rm., 321 Wisconsin Avenue, Waukesha, WI 53186

Date: Mon, Oct 17, 2016
Time: 4:15pm – 5:15pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Discussion of Go Set a Watchman and To Kill a Mockingbird

Led by local author Mary Ann Noe. Details: 262-993-4434

Event Location: Catholic Memorial High School, Innovation Wing, 601 E. College Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186

Date: Mon, Oct 17, 2016
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

The Paradox of Being a Black Police Officer in Today's Society

Officer Corey Saffold will discus his experiences as a Black police officer during a time when police are often viewed as the enemy, especially by African Americans. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Humanities Council and their Working Lives Project. Details: 262-524-3682

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

Date: Tue, Oct 18, 2016
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Brown Bag Conversation Atticus Finch: Public Defender

Increase your understanding of Atticus Finch through the words of Waukesha City Attorney Brian Running. Bring your lunch. Dessert and coffee will be provided. Details: 262-548-0421

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

Date: Wed, Oct 19, 2016
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Comedy Improv with Funny Bone Mafia & Sticky Rhinoceros

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

Event Location: Carroll University, Shattuck Recital Hall, Rm 107, 100 N. East Ave. , Waukesha, WI 53186

Date: Wed, Oct 19, 2016
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Book Discussion

Details: 262-524-3682

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

Date: Wed, Oct 19, 2016
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Teen Discussion

Details: 262-408-5482

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

Date: Thu, Oct 20, 2016
Time: 3:45pm – 4:45pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Literary Approaches to To Kill a Mockingbird

Local scholars share insights on this classic novel. Details: 262-524-3682

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

Date: Thu, Oct 20, 2016
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Spanish Language Book Discussion

Food and beverages available for purchase No purchase necessary. Details: 262-524-3682

Event Location: La Estacion, 319 Williams St., Waukesha, WI 53186

Date: Thu, Oct 20, 2016
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

An Evening with Mary Badham

Academy Award nominee Mary Badham will speak about her experiences portraying Scout Finch alongside Gregory Peck in the classic 1962 film To Kill a Mockingbird. Q&A to follow. Social hour 6:00-7:00 p.m. Cash bar. Presentation 7:00 p.m. Details: 262-524-3682

Event Location: Carroll University Campus Center, 2nd Floor Stackner Ballroom, 101 N. East Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186

Date: Fri, Oct 21, 2016
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Ex Fabula Storytelling Workshop

Everyone has a story to tell. Join us for a special "Loss of Innocence" 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.org/waukeshareads2016

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

Date: Sat, Oct 22, 2016
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Intergenerational Book Discussion The Watsons Go to Birmingham

Kids in grades 4 and up, with their parents or guardians, are invited to participate. Details: 262-524-3692

Event Location: Waukesha Public Library, Children's Rm., 321 Wisconsin Avenue, Waukesha, WI 53186

Date: Sat, Oct 22, 2016
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Monday Night Movies

A Mississippi district attorney struggles to finally bring a white racist to justice for the 1963 murder of civil rights leader Medgar Evers. Starring Alec Baldwin and Whoopi Goldberg. (R) Details: 262-524-3682

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

Date: Mon, Oct 24, 2016
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Mockingbird Music, featuring The School District of Waukesha Orchestras

Enjoy music reflecting this iconic book. Details: 262-970-3375

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

Date: Mon, Oct 24, 2016
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Book Discussion

Food and beverages available for purchase. No purchase necessary. Details: 262-524-3682

Event Location: Spring City Wine House, 336 W. Main St., Waukesha, WI 53186

Date: Tue, Oct 25, 2016
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Interdisciplinary Approaches to To Kill a Mockingbird

Local scholars share insights on the book in relation to film, the inequalities of the justice system and segregation. Details: 262-524-3682

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

Date: Tue, Oct 25, 2016
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Mockingbird Poetry & Short Story Slam

Open to teens in grades 7-12. Snacks provided. Details: 262-524-3682

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

Date: Tue, Oct 25, 2016
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Teen Discussion

Details: 262-524-3682

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

Date: Tue, Oct 25, 2016
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Bilingual Book Discussions

All are welcome whether you speak a little Spanish, a little English or are fully bilingual. Details: 262-524-3682

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

Date: Wed, Oct 26, 2016
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird Team Trivia

Compete for prizes answering questions related to the classic novel and film. Enter raffles benefitting Greater Waukesha Literacy. Presented by AmericasPubQuiz.com. Details 262-547-7323 or director@waukeshaliteracy.org

Event Location: The Crest Pub & Grill, 257 W. Broadway, Waukesha, WI 53186

Date: Wed, Oct 26, 2016
Time: 7:00pm – 9:30pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Bus Trip to Historic Bronzeville (Chicago, IL)

Journey to Historic Bronzeville for the Chicago Freedom Tour 1860-1960 followed by a trip to the Brown Sugar Bakery and lunch (on your own) in Old Town. The Bronzeville Historical Society will be your tour guide through the legacy of Black history in Chicago. Ticketed event: $44, includes fees, motor coach transportation and a copy of the book. Registration required by October 1. Details and registration: 262-524-3737

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

Date: Thu, Oct 27, 2016
Time: 7:45am – 5:00pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Bilingual Book Discussions

All are welcome whether you speak a little Spanish, a little English or are fully bilingual. Details: 262-993-4434

Event Location: St. Mary's Community Room, 225 S. Hartwell Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186

Date: Thu, Oct 27, 2016
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird

Experience the play based on Harper Lee's classic novel. Ticketed event. Talkbacks after Sunday matinees and weekday shows. Details and ticket information: 262-547-0708 or waukeshacivictheater.org

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

Date: Fri, Oct 28, 2016 – Sun, Nov 13, 2016

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Ex Fabula StorySlam

Listen to true, personal stories on the theme of "Loss of Innocence." If you have a story to share, you can throw your name in the hat and then take the stage. Stories must be 5 minutes or less, told without notes or props - just the elements of "Story. Stage. You." Ages 13 and up. Details: 414-530-3503 or www.exfabula.org/waukeshareads2016

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

Date: Thu, Nov 3, 2016
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

"Music for Us to Enjoy" Mockingbird Cabaret & Writing Contest Awards Ceremony

An original cabaret inspired by our featured book, created and performed by Candace Decker and Phil Smith. Following the cabaret, the Flash Fiction Contest winners in all categories will be recognized along with Festival Century Fence contest winners. Details: 262-524-3746

Event Location: Southeast Wisconsin Festival of Books , UW-Waukesha Commons, C101, 1500 N. University Dr., Waukesha, WI 53186

Date: Sat, Nov 5, 2016
Time: 11:30am – 1:30pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird Author Panel

An author panel discusses how the novel and Harper Lee inspired their writing. Details: 262-524-3746

Event Location: Southeast Wisconsin Festival of Books, UW-Waukesha, Room N140, 1500 N. University Dr., Waukesha, WI 53186

Date: Sat, Nov 5, 2016
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Dinner & a Movie: To Kill a Mockingbird

Enjoy dinner, the award-winning 1962 film and the "Music for Us to Enjoy" Mockingbird Cabaret featuring Candace Decker and Phil Smith. Ticketed event: $20, reservations and payment required in advance by November 4, seating limited. Reservations: 262-524-3694 or jquinlan@waukesha.lib.wi.us

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

Date: Sun, Nov 13, 2016
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

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