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NEA Big Read Events: Station Eleven: Book Discussions

The NEA Big Read in Kenosha and Racine will take place from February 12 - March 10, 2018.

"There was a reminder that the library was always seeking books, and that they paid in wine." --Station Eleven

Date & Time                                    Location                                                             Name                        Description         
Feb 13, 2018
6:30 - 8:00 PM
Burlington Public Library
166 E. Jefferson Street
Burlington, WI 53105
Book Discussion at BPL BPL director Joe Davies will lead a lively book discussion about Station Eleven.

Feb 19, 2018
7:00 - 8:30 PM

Rustic Road Brewing Company
5706 6th Avenue
Kenosha, WI 53140

Book Discussion at Rustic Road UWP biology professor Bryan Lewis will lead a book discussion about Station Eleven with a biological twist! Enjoy a glass of Rustic Road's NEA Big Read-inspired beer as you discuss.
Feb 20, 2018
6:30 - 8:00 PM
PUBLIC Craft  Brewing Co.
716 58th Street
Kenosha, WI 53140
Book Discussion at PUBLIC Craft Sip a pint of PUBLIC’s NEA Big Read-inspired brew as UWP English professor Teresa Coronado provides an academic analysis of Station Eleven, followed by a discussion.
Feb 22, 2018
4:30 PM

Jack's Cafe @ Jack Andrea's
2401 60th Street

Kenosha, WI 53140

Book Discussion at Jack's Cafe            

Jack's will make a food creation inspired by the book for attendees to nosh on while discussing Station Eleven.  Hosted by Laura Kastelic. jackandrea.com

Feb 22, 2018
2:00 - 4:00 PM
Kenosha Public Library, NS Branch
1500 27th Avenue
Kenosha, WI 53144
Book Discussion: "The Significance of Shakespeare's Plays in Station Eleven" From the onstage death of actor Arthur Leander during a performance of King Lear before the pandemic that decimated the world as we know it, to the Traveling Symphony's ragtag productions of A Midsummer Night's Dream fifteen years
later--let's discuss the importance of art to civilization as symbolized in young Kirsten's tattoo proclaiming, "because survival is insufficient." Presented by Cathy Polovina.
Feb 24, 2018
2:30 - 3:30 PM
Charles A. Wustum Museum of Fine Arts
2519 Northwestern Avenue
Racine, WI 53404
Book Discussion: "Resilence After Trauma" UWP anthropology professor Kathleen Gillogly will discuss human resilience following traumatic events and the ways in which communities rebuild themselves, much like the various communities found in Station Eleven. ramart.org
Feb 26, 2018
2:30 - 3:30 PM
Kenosha Public Library, NS Branch
1500 27th Avenue
Kenosha, WI 53144
Book Discussion:
"Station Eleven: What Endures and Sustains Us When the Modern World Ends?"

Join Sue Paskiewicz and Patty Bajabir of the Kenosha Public Library to discuss and explore themes within Station Eleven. This surprisingly hopeful, courageous character-driven novel considers the fragility of
contemporary life, the strength of the human spirit, and what truly matters 20 years after the collapse of civilization in the Great Lakes region.

Feb 26, 2018
6:00 - 7:30 PM

Kenosha Public Library,
SW Branch

7979 38th Avenue
Kenosha, WI 53142
Book Discussion: Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Club Join librarian Shannon Urban to discuss Station Eleven as part of KPL's monthly Fantasy/Sci-Fi book club.
Feb 27, 2018
5:00 - 7:30 PM

Colosseum Games

5719 75th Street

Kenosha, WI 53142

Book Discussion and Game Play

Fight the flu! Join KPL staff for a lively discussion about Station Eleven followed by game play. Game experts from Colosseum Games will be on hand to lead sessions of the board game Pandemic, where players work together cooperatively to save the world from infectious disease.
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Feb 27, 2018
6:00 - 7:30 PM

Racine Public Library
75 7th Street
Racine, WI 53403

Book Discussion at RPL Visit Racine’s lovely library on the lake for a lively Station Eleven book discussion led by librarian Mark Krause.
Feb 28, 2018
1:00 - 2:00 PM

Community Library, Twin Lakes Branch

110 S Lake Ave

Twin Lakes, WI 53181

Book Discussion at Community Library Join us as we discuss the 2018 NEA Big Read selection Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel.  Hosted by Community Library.
Feb 28, 2018
2:00 PM
Harborside Common Grounds
5159 6th Avenue
Kenosha, WI 53140

 
Book Discussion at Harborside Common Grounds Enjoy good coffee and good company while discussing Station Eleven. Led by Ed Godula of Kenosha Public Library. foodspot.com/commongrounds
Mar 3, 2018
9:15 - 10:45 AM
Kenosha Public Library,
SW Branch

7979 38th Avenue
Kenosha, WI 53142  
Book Discussion: "War and Disease"

Join Scott Kroes to discuss War and Disease, hosted by KPL Politics and Military Actions Book Club.
In this session we may cover topics such as biological warfare and the unintentional introduction of infectious diseases, such as smallpox and
typhus, into armies or socieites.

Mar 3, 2018
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Garden of Eatin'
4505 38th Avenue
Kenosha, WI 53144
Book Discussion at Garden of Eatin' Come to the Garden of Eatin’ for a book discussion with UWP poli-sci professor Peggy James! Refreshments provided. goekenosha.org

Mar 5, 2018
7:00 - 8:30 PM  

i ov thee dragon Tattoo Studio
614 6th Street
Racine, WI 53403    
Book Discussion: "From Comic Books to the Bible: Literature & Genre in Station Eleven"   UWP art history professor Doug Singsen will discuss the variety of genre-crossing cultural texts referenced in Station Eleven, from Shakespeare to graphic novels to ritual scarification.
Using these references, Mandel weaves a sophisticated tapestry that demonstrates that, as different as they are, all of these genres are capable of conveying valuable insights into the human condition. iovtheedragonstudio.com
Mar 6, 2018
1:30 - 3:30 PM
Woman's Club of Kenosha
6028 8th Avenue
Kenosha, WI 53143
Book Discussion: Station Eleven: An International Perspective Discuss the award-winning novel Station Eleven from an international perspective at this book discussion co-hosted by Kenosha Literacy Council Students from around the world and the Woman's Club of Kenosha. Refreshments will be served! facebook.com/womansclubofkenosha
Mar 7, 2018
6:30 - 8:00 PM

D P Wigley Company

234 Wisconsin Avenue

Racine, WI 53403

Book Discussion: "Shakespeare and Culture in Station Eleven" David Bruce, professor of history at UWP, will discuss the importance of Shakespeare’s works to the revival of human culture in Station Eleven. dpwigley.com
Mar 8, 2018
5:30 - 8:00 PM
Kenosha Public Library,
SW Branch

7979 38th Avenue
Kenosha, WI 53142  
Book Discussion & Game Play Join librarian Rob Nunez to discuss Station Eleven and then stay to play the Pandemic expansions On the Brink and In the Lab.  Hosted by KPL's Board Game Club.
Mar 8, 2018
6:30 - 7:30 PM
Community Library, Salem Branch

24615 89th Street
Salem, WI 53168

Book Discussion at Community Library Join us as we discuss the 2018 NEA Big Read selection Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel.  Hosted by Community Library.

 

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