National Endowment of the Arts - The Big Read

Kenosha Public Library


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PO Box 1414
Kenosha, WI 53141-1414

Tel: 262/564-6132
Fax: 262/564-6370
http://www.mykpl.info

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

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To Kill a Mockingbird
Harper Lee

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Events

Southern Treats at Linnea Bakery

Stop by during the whole month of October and enjoy some Lane Cake and Southern Tea! Tuesday - Saturday 8am-4pm, Sunday 10am-4pm. linneabakery.com

Event Location: Linnea Bakery, 512 56th St., Kenosha, WI

Date: Thu, Oct 1, 2015
Time: 8:00am – 4:00pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Mockingbirds Assemble

During the whole month of October, check out the displays of library items related to the world of "To Kill a Mockingbird." The Libraries are open 9am-9pm Monday-Thursday, 9am-6pm Friday, 9am-5pm Saturday, and Noon-4pm Sunday.

Event Location: Southwest and Northside Libraries, 7979 38th Ave. and 1500 27th Ave, Kenosha, WI

Date: Thu, Oct 1, 2015
Time: 9:00am – 9:00pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Lemon Street Gallery Big Read Art Exhibit

During the month of October, Lemon Street Gallery will install themed artwork at the Northside, Southwest, and Uptown Libraries. There will be opportunity for the public to vote on their favorite piece and a People's Choice Award will be granted. Visit, view & vote for your favorite! Call 564-6130 for Library hours and locations.

Event Location: Kenosha Public Library, Southwest, Northside, and Uptown, Kenosha, WI

Date: Thu, Oct 1, 2015
Time: 9:00am – 9:00pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Mocking Around

See a rotating display of art related to the works of Harper Lee, created by the talented staff of the Kenosha Public Library. The Library is open 9am-9pm Monday-Thursday, 9am-6pm Friday, 9am-5pm Saturday, and Noon-4pm Sunday.

Event Location: Southwest Library, 7979 38th Ave., Kenosha, WI

Date: Thu, Oct 1, 2015
Time: 9:00am – 9:00pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Special Big Read Brew

Stop by during the month of October and sample the beer that has been specially brewed for The Big Read 2015 - get it while it lasts! Monday-Friday 3:30-9pm, Saturday Noon-9pm, Sunday Noon-6pm. 652-BREW.

Event Location: Public Craft Brewing Co., 716 58th St, Kenosha, WI

Date: Thu, Oct 1, 2015
Time: 3:30pm – 9:00pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Special Big Read Beer

Stop by during the month of October and taste Rustic's special Big Read brew! Get into the spirit! For hours, find them on Facebook or call (262) 320-ROAD (7623).

Event Location: Rustic Road Brewing Company, 510 56th St, Kenosha, WI

Date: Thu, Oct 1, 2015
Time: 5:00pm – 10:00pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Book Discussion at Community Library- Salem

Join us to discuss the Big Read 2015 book "To Kill a Mockingbird."

Event Location: Community Library-Salem, 24615 89th St., Salem, WI 53168

Date: Thu, Oct 1, 2015
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Meet the Mockingbird

Come join us for the tapping of the specially brewed Big Read beer, learn a little about the book, and what's coming during The Big Read 2015!

Event Location: Public Craft Brewing Co., 716 58th Street, Kenosha, WI

Date: Thu, Oct 1, 2015
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Change the World with ONE at Carthage College's Family Fun Night

Family Fun Night welcomes ONE back to the Hedberg Library at Carthage College to celebrate Kenosha’s Big Read. Just like some of the characters in "To Kill A Mockingbird," ONE strives to look past differences and see compassion for what on the outside appears foreign. We will learn about how to use compassion to make the world a better place. For more information, call Carthage at 551-5906.

Event Location: Hedberg Library, Carthage College, 2001 Alford Park Dr., Kenosha, WI

Date: Fri, Oct 2, 2015
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

The Big Read 2015 Kickoff! Keynote Address by Bryan Stevenson: American Injustice: Mercy, Humanity and Making a Difference

America has the largest prison population in the world – and the criminal justice system that puts the men, women, and children in these prisons is broken. Excessive punishment and abuse are widespread, and the collateral consequences are devastating lives and communities. An inspiring and unflinchingly honest speaker, Bryan Stevenson talks about defending some of America’s most rejected and marginalized people. The stories he tells are heartbreaking, yet inspiring, and motivate audiences to make a change. Bryan Stevenson is the founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative and one of the most acclaimed and respected lawyers in the nation. His memoir, Just Mercy, is the story of a young lawyer fighting on the frontlines of a country in thrall to extreme punishments and careless justice. It is an inspiring story of unbreakable humanity in the most desperate circumstances, and a powerful indictment of our broken justice system and the twisted values that allow it to continue. Nobel Peace Laureate Desmond Tutu has called Stevenson “America’s young Nelson Mandela.” His work on individual cases has generated national attention and his efforts have reversed death penalties for dozens of condemned prisoners. Stevenson’s remarkable twenty-minute TED Talk on the subject of injustice has been viewed over 2.35 million times on the TED website and another 299k times on YouTube; The New Yorker named it one of five essential TED Talks. After graduating from Harvard Law School in 1985, Stevenson moved to the South, a region on the verge of a crisis: the states were speeding up executions, but many of the condemned lacked anyone to represent them. On a shoestring budget he started the Equal Justice Initiative, a law practice dedicated to defending some of America’s most rejected and marginalized people. The cases he took on would change Stevenson’s life and transform his understanding of justice and mercy forever. Stevenson is the recipient of numerous awards, including the MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Grant and the NAACP Image Award for Best Non-Fiction, and was named one of Time’s 100 Most Influential People for 2015. Stevenson is a tenured law professor at New York University School of Law. Presented by The Friends of the Kenosha Public Library and The Kenosha Community Foundation.

Event Location: Reuther Auditorium, 913 57th Street, Kenosha, WI 53141-1414

Date: Fri, Oct 2, 2015
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Post-Kickoff Friendly Gathering at Public Craft Brewing Co.

Join us after the Big Read Kickoff Event for a friendly gathering at Public Craft Brewing Co., just a short walk away! Try the beer that's been specially brewed for The Big Read!

Event Location: Public Craft Brewing Co., 716 58th Street, Kenosha, WI

Date: Fri, Oct 2, 2015
Time: 8:00pm – 11:30pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

An American Injustice: a talk by Bryan Stevenson

Registration is required. Call the Golden Rondelle at 262.260.2154 or visit www.scjohnson.com/visit under “reserve your seat” to reserve your seat. Mr. Stevenson is the founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative and a professor at New York University School of Law. He's the author of the New York Times bestseller "Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption." Don't miss the chance to see this nationally renowned speaker - it'll be one of the most moving experiences of your life! Generously sponsored by the Racine Public Library and SC Johnson.

Event Location: Golden Rondelle Theater, 1525 Howe St, Racine, WI 53403

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

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

RG Productions Presents: Favorite Scenes from "To Kill a Mockingbird"

Kenosha's own RG Productions presents scenes from Harper Lee's classic, in their signature radio play style. www.rgaudioproductions.com. Free parking & admission. Park in Lot B.

Event Location: UW-Parkside, Rita Tallent Picken Regional Center for Arts & Humanities- Studio A., (Park in Lot B), Kenosha, WI

Date: Sat, Oct 3, 2015
Time: 3:00pm – 4:30pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Intergenerational Book Discussion: "The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963" by Christopher Paul Curtis

Join us for an intergenerational book discussion of "The Watsons Go to Birmingham, 1963" by Christopher Paul Curtis. For kids grades 5 and up with a parent or guardian. Call 564-6150 to register and get a pair of books.

Event Location: Southwest Library, 7979 38th Ave., Kenosha, WI 53141-1414

Date: Sun, Oct 4, 2015
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

"To Kill a Mockingbird": An African-American Perspective

Reggie Jackson, Board Chair and Head Griot at America's Black Holocaust Museum (www.abhmuseum.org) will speak about "To Kill a Mockingbird" from an African-American perspective.

Event Location: Bradford Community Church UU, 5810 8th Avenue, Kenosha, WI 53141-1414

Date: Mon, Oct 5, 2015
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Book Discussion: Food in "To Kill a Mockingbird"

Join Laura Kastelic at this landmark Kenosha cafe to discuss the food of 'To Kill a Mockingbird."

Event Location: Andrea's, 2401 60th Street, Kenosha, WI 53141

Date: Tue, Oct 6, 2015
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Kenosha Public Museum Presents Museum Munchkins on the Road!

In collaboration with the Kenosha Public Library's Big Read Program, the Kenosha Public Museum is reaching out to new neighborhoods to introduce the Museum Munchkins program to new audiences. Please join us on the road! Every Wednesday in October, at a different location each week.

Event Location: Northside Library, 1500 27th Ave., Kenosha, WI

Date: Wed, Oct 7, 2015
Time: 9:30am – 10:00am

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

The Civil War Amendments - Discussion Group Series

Between 1865 and 1870, the United States passed the Civil War Amendments, or, as they are usually called, the Reconstruction Amendments, which include the Thirteenth (1865), Fourteenth (1868), and Fifteenth (1870) Amendments. Some historians have argued that these Amendments helped to transform the United States from a nation that was "half slave and half free," while others argued that these Amendments did little more than perpetuate “slavery by another name.” Two discussion sessions, on Oct. 7 & 21, based upon historical documents from the Civil War, Reconstruction, and the Supreme Court decisions will enable participants to discover for themselves the extent to which the Reconstruction Amendments have contributed to freedom and liberty in the United States. The discussions will be followed by a public lecture on Oct. 28, given by Dr. Eric Pullin of Carthage College. Free and Open to the Public. Pre-Discussion Reading Materials Available at the Civil War Museum's Website, www.thecivilwarmuseum.org

Event Location: Civil War Museum, 5400 1st Ave., Kenosha, WI 53142

Date: Wed, Oct 7, 2015
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Book Discussion at Common Grounds

Join Ed Godula of the Kenosha Public Library to discuss "To Kill a Mockingbird" at this delightful waterfront cafe.

Event Location: Harborside Common Grounds, 5159 6th Ave., Kenosha, WI 53140

Date: Wed, Oct 7, 2015
Time: 2:30pm – 3:30pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Film Screening

See the film based on this year's Big Read selection. 129 minutes, not rated.

Event Location: Northside Library, 1500 27th Ave, Kenosha, WI 53142

Date: Wed, Oct 7, 2015
Time: 6:00pm – 8:30pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Film Screening: "Green Fire"

The Emmy Award winning film Green Fire (2011) focuses on the life and work of Wisconsin environmentalist Aldo Leopold, who stood up against prevailing attitudes to bring about change. The film will stretch your understanding of the concepts of good and evil in the natural world. The documentary remembers Leopold’s challenges and experiences as he studied human actions in relationship with the land. Green Fire will encourage viewers to contemplate their own relationship with the land and all that it entails. Guests are welcome to come early to tour the Eco-Justice Center. Donations are appreciated. Documentary length: 57 minutes.

Event Location: Eco-Justice Center, 7133 Michna Rd, Racine, WI 53403

Date: Wed, Oct 7, 2015
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Book Discussion at the Simmons Library

Led by Kristin Kornkven of the Kenosha Public Library. (This book discussion location has stairs.)

Event Location: Simmons Library, 711 59th Pl, Kenosha, WI 53142

Date: Thu, Oct 8, 2015
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

"To Kill a Mockingbird": An African-American Perspective

Reggie Jackson, Board Chair and Head Griot at America's Black Holocaust Museum (www.abhmuseum.org) will speak about "To Kill a Mockingbird" from an African-American perspective.

Event Location: Racine Public Library, 75 7th St, Racine, WI 53403

Date: Thu, Oct 8, 2015
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Film Screening

Come see the film based on this year's Big Read selection.

Event Location: Southwest Library, 7979 38th Ave., Kenosha, WI 53141-1414

Date: Fri, Oct 9, 2015
Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

The Big Read for Educators

Educators, stop by Barnes & Noble to learn more about The Big Read and how you and your classes can participate!

Event Location: Barnes & Noble, Regency Point Shopping Center, 2710 S. Green Bay Rd, Racine, WI 53406

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

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Fall Festival

Visit the Big Read table at Fall Festival in Downtown Kenosha! Fall Festival is a fun, family-oriented celebration in beautiful Library Park featuring free activities and entertainment, sponsored by Downtown Kenosha.

Event Location: Library Park, 711 59th Pl., Kenosha, WI 53141-1414

Date: Sat, Oct 10, 2015
Time: 12:00pm – 3:00pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

"Go Set a Watchman" Dramatic Reading

Enjoy Lakeside Players' dramatic reading of several key moments from Harper Lee's new novel, "Go Set A Watchman," followed by a literary discussion of the new novel and how it impacts our understanding of "To Kill A Mockingbird." The discussion will be led by Cathy Polovina, PhD, of the Kenosha Public Library.

Event Location: Rhode Center for the Arts, 514 56th St, Kenosha, WI 53141-1414

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

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

"To Kill a Mockingbird" Workshop

Join us to expose a new generation’s understanding of racism and its impact in America, using “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee. Using The Diversity Circle’s “Fishbowl” format, we’ll provide students with the opportunity to discuss their perspectives on race and racism compared to Scout’s, the main character in the novel. For students in 6th – 12th grade. Led by Roseann Mason and Lena Cooksey.

Event Location: Northside Library, 1500 27th Ave., Kenosha, WI 53141-1414

Date: Sun, Oct 11, 2015
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Book Discussion at the ELCA Outreach Center

Led by Karl Erickson of the ELCA Urban Outreach Center.

Event Location: ELCA Outreach Center, 6218 26th Ave, Kenosha, WI 53141-1414

Date: Mon, Oct 12, 2015
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

"To Kill a Mockingbird" and “Raptivism”

UW-Parkside professor Dr. Keneth "Kenny" French, a geographer who studies the rise and spread of rap and hip hop, will talk about rap activists—Raptivists! He’ll bring examples of these artist’s music, showing how they use art to highlight the nation’s struggle with protecting civil rights, much like Harper Lee did in writing "To Kill a Mockingbird."

Event Location: UW- Parkside Library, 900 Wood Rd, Kenosha, WI 53141-1414

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

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

“Mockingbird” Made Modern: A look at Harper Lee’s first novel from a current perspective

Join Chicago-based attorney Niya Kelly to discuss themes within “To Kill a Mockingbird” and how they relate to current issues of the Civil Rights and Black Lives Matter Movements, mass incarceration, police excessive use of force, among other newsworthy topics. Kelly currently serves as the Policy Specialist for the Chicago Coalition for the Homeless, and has formerly worked in the Child Protection Division of the Circuit Court of Cook County. She received her law degree from Loyola University Chicago, as well as a BA and MA in Women and Gender Studies, also from Loyola University Chicago. Kelly is engaged in the Black Lives Matters Movement, and is also in the midst of organizing a social justice collective for women of color in the law. A light dinner will be served.

Event Location: UW-Parkside Student Center Hickory Room, 900 Wood Rd., Kenosha, WI

Date: Mon, Oct 12, 2015
Time: 5:00pm – 6:00pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Life in the Pre-Civil Rights South

Cynthia Bryan will tell stories of her life in the South before the Civil Rights Era.

Event Location: Southwest Library, 7979 38th Ave, Kenosha, WI 53142

Date: Mon, Oct 12, 2015
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Book Discussion hosted by The Kenosha Literacy Council and The Woman's Club of Kenosha

Visit this fun book discussion co-hosted by The Kenosha Literacy Council and the Woman's Club of Kenosha - it's a Big Read tradition! Snacks and beverages will be served.

Event Location: Woman's Club of Kenosha, 6028 8th Ave, Kenosha, WI 53142

Date: Tue, Oct 13, 2015
Time: 1:30pm – 2:30pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Call-In Book Discussion

If you have a hard time getting out of the house, but still want to talk about the Big Read book, try this unique book discussion! Just like an old-time party line or modern conference call, you just call the special phone number, and we all can hear each other. The discussion happens every 2nd Tuesday of the month, and October’s title is "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee. This is a program of Kenosha Area Family and Aging Services (KAFASI), with the discussion led by a Kenosha Public Library librarian. Please call KAFASI at 658-3508, ext. 110 or 118 to register and get the phone number to call on the day of the discussion.

Event Location: On the telephone!, Call KAFASI at 262-658-3508, ext. 110 or 118, Kenosha,

Date: Tue, Oct 13, 2015
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

African American Men and the American Criminal Justice System

A lecture by Professor Danielle Geary, Carthage College. Political discussions have highlighted the need for criminal justice reform, specifically, the rate of incarceration and terms of sentences in the United States. One population largely impacted is African American men. Black men account for 1 million of the total 2.3 million incarcerated persons in the U.S., and are incarcerated at a rate nearly six times that of whites. This raises questions regarding disparities in the criminal justice system and contributing factors outside of prison walls. This lecture will highlight the historical foundations of how such inequity in our criminal justice system arose, how it impacts our society as a whole, and how we can end the “school to prison pipeline” for our nation’s most vulnerable. Professor Geary is the Chair of the Social Work Department at Carthage College. As a social worker and advocate, she is particularly interested in topics involving oppression, discrimination and privilege, and is working toward ending inequities across our nation.

Event Location: Kenosha History Center, 220 51st Place, Kenosha, WI

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

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Kenosha Public Museum Presents Museum Munchkins on the Road!

In collaboration with the Kenosha Public Library's Big Read Program, the Kenosha Public Museum is reaching out to new neighborhoods to introduce the Museum Munchkins program to new audiences. Please join us on the road! Every Wednesday in October, at a different location each week.

Event Location: Community Library- Salem, 24615 89th St., Salem, Salem, WI

Date: Wed, Oct 14, 2015
Time: 9:30am – 10:00am

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Film Screening: "The Green Mile"

Enjoy a free screening of "The Green Mile" in the UW-Parkside cinema. Paul Edgecomb (Tom Hanks), a guard on death row, encounters John Coffey (Michael Clarke Duncan), a black man convicted of a brutal killing. Coffey had the size and strength to kill anyone, but not the demeanor. Paul begins to question whether Coffey was truly guilty of murdering the two girls. A brief discussion of issues raised in the film and in "To Kill a Mockingbird" will be presented by history professor Ed Schmitt. The film and parking are FREE and open to the public. Rated R. Based on a book by Stephen King.

Event Location: UW- Parkside, Student Center Cinema, 900 Wood Rd, Kenosha, WI

Date: Wed, Oct 14, 2015
Time: 6:00pm – 10:00pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Early Bird Book Discussion: Justice in "To Kill a Mockingbird"

Let’s get together over an early morning cup of coffee or tea and explore the meaning and expression of “justice” in Harper Lee’s 1930’s Maycomb, Alabama. Is there “liberty and justice for all”? What do the characters in the book do to create a more just society? Does this hold any relevance for us today? Led by Donna Ives-Kimpel of the Kenosha Public Library.

Event Location: Linnea's Bakery, 512 56th St, Kenosha, WI 53141-1414

Date: Thu, Oct 15, 2015
Time: 7:00am – 8:00am

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Book Discussion at the Southwest Library

Led by Kristin Kornkven of the Kenosha Public Library.

Event Location: Southwest Library, 7979 38th Ave, Kenosha, Wi 53141

Date: Thu, Oct 15, 2015
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Film: "Our Mockingbird"

“Our Mockingbird” is a feature-length documentary that uses Harper Lee's 1960 novel "To Kill a Mockingbird" as a lens to view race, class, gender and justice -- then and now. Woven through “Our Mockingbird” is the story of two extraordinarily different high schools in Birmingham, Alabama who collaborate on a remarkable production of the adapted play, "To Kill a Mockingbird." Director Sandra Jaffe will Skype in to discuss the film and answer questions. Admission and parking are free. www.ourmockingbird.com

Event Location: University of Wisconsin - Parkside Library, 900 Wood Road, Kenosha, WI 53141-1414

Date: Thu, Oct 15, 2015
Time: 6:00pm – 8:30pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

"Ida B. Wells" Presented by The Civil War Museum Theatre Program

See "Ida B. Wells" performed by The Civil War Museum Theatre Program, and stay for a book discussion of "To Kill a Mockingbird," led by Kenosha Public Library Director Barbara Brattin.

Event Location: Civil War Museum, 5400 1st Ave., Kenosha, WI 53141-1414

Date: Thu, Oct 15, 2015
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Book Discussion: "To Kill a Mockingbird" and "Go Set a Watchman"

Come discuss Harper Lee's whole story by taking a look at both "To Kill a Mockingbird" and her newly released novel, "Go Set a Watchman." Led by Cathy Polovina, PhD, of the Kenosha Public Library.

Event Location: Northside Library, 1500 27th Ave, Kenosha, WI 53142

Date: Fri, Oct 16, 2015
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

"To Kill a Mockingbird" and “Raptivism”

UW-Parkside professor Dr. Kenneth "Kenny" French, a geographer who studies the rise and spread of rap and hip hop, will talk about rap activists—Raptivists! He’ll bring examples of these artists' music, showing how they use art to highlight the nation’s struggle with protecting civil rights, much like Harper Lee did in writing "To Kill a Mockingbird."

Event Location: Southwest Library, 7979 38th Ave, Kenosha, WI 53141

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

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Atticus Finch in Today's World: Criminal Defense Attorneys in 2015

Join attorneys from the State Public Defender's Kenosha office for a panel presentation on what a criminal defense attorney does, why they chose their profession, why they believe it's important. Also, explore some of the differences between what Atticus Finch dealt with and how indigent criminal defense works today in Wisconsin.

Event Location: Kenosha Public Museum, 5500 1st Ave, Kenosha, WI 53141-1414

Date: Mon, Oct 19, 2015
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Film Screening

See the film based on this year's Big Read selection. 129 minutes, not rated.

Event Location: Racine Public Library, 75 7th St, Racine, Wi 53403

Date: Tue, Oct 20, 2015
Time: 11:00am – 1:30pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Stories & Statistics: Race in Wisconsin

A forum with expert speakers on Wisconsin incarceration, employment, and economics with the opportunity for small group discussion. The purpose of this event is to spark a series of deeper discussions and actions in our local community. Sponsored by First United Methodist Church of Kenosha.

Event Location: UAW Local 72 Hall, 3615 Washington Rd, Kenosha, WI 53142

Date: Tue, Oct 20, 2015
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Kenosha Public Museum Presents Museum Munchkins on the Road!

In collaboration with the Kenosha Public Library's Big Read Program, the Kenosha Public Museum is reaching out to new neighborhoods to introduce the Museum Munchkins program to new audiences. Please join us on the road! Every Wednesday in October, at a different location each week.

Event Location: Racine Public Library, 75 7th Street, Racine, Wi 53403

Date: Wed, Oct 21, 2015
Time: 9:30am – 10:00am

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

The Civil War Amendments - Discussion Groups

Between 1865 and 1870, the United States passed the Civil War Amendments, or, as they are usually called, the Reconstruction Amendments, which include the Thirteenth (1865), Fourteenth (1868), and Fifteenth (1870) Amendments. Some historians have argued that these Amendments helped to transform the United States from a nation that was "half slave and half free," while others argued that these Amendments did little more than perpetuate “slavery by another name.” Two discussion sessions, on Oct. 7 & 21, based upon historical documents from the Civil War, Reconstruction, and the Supreme Court decisions, will enable participants to discover for themselves the extent to which the Reconstruction Amendments have contributed to freedom and liberty in the United States. The discussions will be followed by a public lecture on Oct. 28, given by Dr. Eric Pullin of Carthage College. Free and Open to the Public Pre-Discussion Reading Materials Available at the Civil War Museum's Website, www.thecivilwarmuseum.org

Event Location: Civil War Museum, 5400 1st Ave, Kenosha, WI 53142

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

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Afternoon Coffee Break Book Club

Join us for this monthly book club featuring some great novels, and refreshments, too; we meet every 3rd Wednesday of the month. This month, we'll be joining The Big Read by discussing "To Kill a Mockingbird" by Harper Lee.

Event Location: Northside Library, 1500 27th Ave., Kenosha, WI

Date: Wed, Oct 21, 2015
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Book Discussion at the Kenosha County Job Center

Come discuss “To Kill a Mockingbird” with Adelene Greene of Kenosha County Division of Workforce Development and JeTaun Colbert of the Kenosha Public Library.

Event Location: Kenosha County Job Center, South 9 Conference Room, 8600 Sheridan Rd, Kenosha, WI 53142

Date: Wed, Oct 21, 2015
Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

TKaM Evening Extravaganza and Art in the UW-Parkside Library Reception

Join us for an evening at a Southern County Fair, complete with games, treats, and a costume contest! Also, enjoy the opening reception for the Fall 2015 Art in the UW-Parkside Library reception! Admission and parking are free.

Event Location: UW-Parkside Library, 900 Wood Rd., Kenosha, WI 53141-1414

Date: Wed, Oct 21, 2015
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Discusión de la novela:" Matar a un ruiseñor" por Haper Lee

Ven y descubre porqué "Matar a un ruiseñor" se convirtió en una de las novelas más influyentes de la literatura americana. Comparte tu impresión sobre la novela con otros lectores y participa de una discusión amena en español con otros hispanohablantes. Miércoles, 21 de octubre de 2015, 7:00 pm

Event Location: Northside Library, 1500 27th Ave, Kenosha, WI

Date: Wed, Oct 21, 2015
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Tequila Mockingbird Open Mic Night

An evening of social justice songs: come perform a song or two, or just enjoy the music! Sample the special tequila cocktail, created just for this Big Read event.

Event Location: tg's, 4120 7th Ave, Kenosha, WI 53141-1414

Date: Wed, Oct 21, 2015
Time: 8:30pm – 11:30pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

The Big Read Family Literacy Night

Come celebrate literacy and the Big Read with a fun evening of family activities hosted by the Kenosha Literacy Council and the Kenosha Public Library.

Event Location: Kenosha Literacy Council, 2419 63rd St., Kenosha, WI 53141-1414

Date: Thu, Oct 22, 2015
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Book Discussion at Public Craft Brewing Co.

Come discuss “To Kill a Mockingbird”, and try the special Big Read brew! Led by Tom Carson of the Kenosha Public Library.

Event Location: 716 58th St., Kenosha, WI 53141-1414

Date: Thu, Oct 22, 2015
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Book Discussion: "To Kill a Mockingbird" and "Go Set a Watchman"

Join UW-Parkside English professor Teresa Coronado for a discussion of both of Harper Lee's novels at Racine's lovely library on the lake.

Event Location: Racine Public Library, 75 7th Street, Racine, WI

Date: Thu, Oct 22, 2015
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Book Discussion at Community Library- Twin Lakes

Join the Twin Lakes Book Club to discuss "To Kill a Mockingbird".

Event Location: Community Library, 110 S Lake Ave, Twin Lakes, WI

Date: Fri, Oct 23, 2015
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Bridging the Divide

"Bridging the Divide" is an event inspired by this year's Big Read, "To Kill a Mockingbird". This classic novel addresses issues that we still struggle with as a society, and gives possible solutions to those issues. Join us as we explore the past and look forward to the future with a night of music, poetry, reflection, and dialogue at Kenosha's own organic and vegan restaurant - Sol D'licious! Hosted by Nico Moore.

Event Location: Sol D'Licious Cafe, 1351 52nd St., Kenosha, WI 53140

Date: Fri, Oct 23, 2015
Time: 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Lakeside Players present "To Kill a Mockingbird"

Come get a sneak peek of the Lakeside Players production of "To Kill a Mockingbird"! The 90 minute production will be followed by a question & answer session with the cast. Directed by Alex Metalsky, with Assistant Director Carol Larsen. The full production of the play opens on Friday November 6 at the Rhode Center for the Arts,514 56th St. Kenosha . For tickets to the November shows at the Rhode, see www.rhodecenter.org

Event Location: Northside Library, 1500 27th Ave., Kenosha, WI 53141-1414

Date: Sat, Oct 24, 2015
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Bonk! for Justice: Featuring Afaa Michael Weaver, Laynie Browne and surprise musical guest!

The Racine Public Library and The Kenosha/Racine Poets Laureate Program present: BONK! for Justice; featuring Afaa Michael Weaver, Laynie Browne and surprise musical guest! BONK! is a nationally renowned poetry and music performance series run as part of the Racine Public Library's monthly programming. This event will mark it's 7 year anniversary and will be justice-themed in order to celebrate The Big Read. Come early to explore the gorgeous trails along the Root River and stay for the 3 internationally acclaimed feature artists of the night. This evening will also be special in that the current Poets Laureate of Racine and Kenosha will announce the New Poets Laureate of both cities! This BONK! event will mark the beginning of the two-year term for the new Laureates. For more information on the program, visit Kenosha/Racine Poets Laureate program on Facebook. Poet Afaa Michael Weaver is author of numerous collections and his honors include The Phillis Wheatley Award, a Fulbright Scholarship, fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts and Pew Foundation, 3 Pushcart Prizes and the prestigious Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. Dr. Henry Louis Gates of Harvard University has described Professor Weaver as "...one of the most significant poets writing today." Laynie Browne is the award-winning author of ten collections of poetry and two novels. Her most recent collection of poems, Lost Parkour Ps(alms) was just released in two editions, one in English, and another in French. She is co-editor of I’ll Drown My Book: Conceptual Writing by Women; and her work has been widely anthologized. Currently she teaches at University of Pennsylvania and at Swarthmore College. Browne will embark on an international reading tour, including appearances in NYC, Boston, Providence, LA, Paris, Cambridge, London, and Tucson in September 2015. She is saving the best, though, for last.....when she visits Racine in October!

Event Location: River Bend Nature Center, Main Lodge, 3600 N. Green Bay Road, Racine, WI

Date: Sat, Oct 24, 2015
Time: 6:00pm – 8:30pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Northern Mockingbird - The Great Mimicker

Rick Fare of the Hoy Audubon Society presents a program on real mockingbirds! The Northern Mockingbird is well known for its musical qualities and its ability to vocally mimic other birds. Learn about the mockingbird's annual life cycle, along with its behavior, range, and ecology. Learn about its influence on literature, music, folklore, and politics.

Event Location: Southwest Library, 7979 38th Ave., Kenosha, WI 53141-1414

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

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Kenosha Public Museum Presents Museum Munchkins on the Road!

Transportation from Racine for this session provided for free, leaving from the Racine Public Library, 75 7th St., Racine at 9am and returning at 10:30 am. In collaboration with the Kenosha Public Library's Big Read Program, the Kenosha Public Museum is reaching out to new neighborhoods to introduce the Museum Munchkins program to new audiences. This final session brings everyone together to meet new friends!

Event Location: Kenosha Public Museum, 5500 1st Ave, Kenosha, WI 53142

Date: Wed, Oct 28, 2015
Time: 9:30am – 10:00am

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Film Screening

See the film based on this year's Big Read selection, starring Gregory Peck.

Event Location: Community Library- Twin Lakes, 110 S Lake Ave, Twin Lakes, Wi

Date: Wed, Oct 28, 2015
Time: 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Civil War Amendments - Public Lecture

Between 1865 and 1870, the United States passed the Civil War Amendments or, as they are usually called, the Reconstruction Amendments, which include the Thirteenth (1865), Fourteenth (1868), and Fifteenth (1870) Amendments. Some historians have argued that these Amendments helped to transform the United States from a nation that was "half slave and half free," while others argued that these Amendments did little more than perpetuate “slavery by another name.” Presented by Dr. Eric Pullin of Carthage College. Reading Materials Available at the Civil War Museum's Website, www.thecivilwarmuseum.org

Event Location: Civil War Museum, 5400 1st Ave, Kenosha, WI 53141-1414

Date: Wed, Oct 28, 2015
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Book Discussion at Lemon Street Gallery

Join us at the this lovely local gallery to discuss "To Kill a Mockingbird." Led by local artist Juli Janovicz.

Event Location: Lemon Street Gallery, 4601 Sheridan Rd., Kenosha, WI 53142

Date: Thu, Oct 29, 2015
Time: 7:30pm – 8:30pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Lakeside Players Present "To Kill a Mockingbird" Opening Night

Kenosha’s own Lakeside Players present a full stage production of “To Kill a Mockingbird”, adapted by Christopher Sergel from the novel by Harper Lee. For tickets see www.rhodecenter.org Shows on November 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, and 21.

Event Location: Rhode Center for the Arts, 514 56th St., Kenosha, WI 53141-1414

Date: Fri, Nov 6, 2015
Time: 7:30pm – 9:00pm

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

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