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Community Read Events: Joyland

"We all write fiction when we write about the past."

Ongoing Events

February 1 - February 29, 2020

  • "Chump Hoister" Hazy IPA--PUBLIC Craft Brewing Co.
    PUBLIC Craft Brewing Co., 716 58th Street, Kenosha, WI 53140
    Stop in to PUBLIC Craft Brewing Co throughout the Community Read to try their special brew inspired by Joyland! publiccraftbrewing.com
  • "Freaks & Oddities" Beer--R'Noggin Brewing Company
    R'Noggin Brewing Co., 6521 120th Avenue, Kenosha, WI 53142
    Grab some of this Orange Julius-inspired, tart and slushy-style beer throughout the month at R'Noggin. rnoggin.com
  • "Carny Killer" Blood Orange IPA--Racine Brewing Company
    Racine Brewing Co., 303 Main Street, Racine, WI 53403
    Enjoy a delicious pint of "Carny Killer" at this distinctively Racine microbrewery! racinebrewingcompany.com

February 10 - May 20, 2020

  • Art in the UWP Library - "Abandoned: The Decline & Decay of Amusement"
    UW-Parkside Library, 900 Wood Road, Kenosha, WI 53140
    Art in the UWP Library's Spring 2020 show features haunting photographs of abandoned amusement parks in honor of Joyland.

February

February 12, 2020

  • Stephen King-themed Escape Room for Teens and Adults
    UW-Parkside Library, 900 Wood Road, Kenosha, WI 53144
    3:00 - 6:00 PM
    Drop in the UWP Library and use your knowledge of Stephen King's books and movies to escape the room in 30 minutes or less! Email shauna.edson@uwp.edu to get registered. uwp.edu/library
  • Joyland Book Discussion
    Carthage College Hedberg Library, 2001 Alford Park Drive, Kenosha, WI 53140
    4:00 PM
    Join this Community Read book discussion led by Daphne Adamson and exchange thoughts about Joyland. carthage.edu

February 13, 2020

  • Sweet and Sour Valentine's Day Celebration
    UW-Parkside Library, 900 Wood Road, Kenosha, WI 53144
    All Day
    Roses are red, violets are blue, love can be sweet, but as Devin in Joyland discovered, it can be sour, too! Drop in to the UWP Library and tell us your favorite sweet and/or sour dating story and score some candy to help celebrate Valentine's Day!
  • BINGO with Campus Activities and the Library
    UW-Parkside Library, 900 Wood Road, Kenosha, WI 53144
    6:00 - 7:30 PM
    Like winning free stuff? Join us in the Art in the UWP Library area for a game of BINGO! 

February 14, 2020

  • Sweet and Sour Valentine's Day Celebration
    UW-Parkside Library, 900 Wood Road, Kenosha, WI 53144
    All Day
    Roses are red, violets are blue, love can be sweet, but as Devin in Joyland discovered, it can be sour, too! Drop in to the UWP Library and tell us your favorite sweet and/or sour dating story and score some candy to help celebrate Valentine's Day!

February 17, 2020

  • Joyland Read and Relax
    UW-Parkside Library Friends' Reading Room
    6:00 PM
    A comfortable room, a warm beverage, a virtual fireplace, a great book, and a quiet atmosphere--plus a whiteboard for your comments on the story. What more could a reader want?

February 18, 2020

  • Book Discussion at PUBLIC Craft Brewing Co.
    PUBLIC Craft Brewing Co., 716 58th Street, Kenosha, WI 53140
    7:00 - 8:30 PM

    Sip a pint of PUBLIC’s "Chump Hoister" Hazy IPA  and gather around UWP Geography Professor, Dr. Kenny French for a lively exchange about Joyland. Dr. French will bring his love of pop culture and film to his reading of the novel. Bring your friends and your observations to this confab with one of Parkside’s most engaging educators.

February 19, 2020

  • Crime Scene: Criminal Procedures
    Carthage College Hedberg Library, 2001 Alford Park Drive, Kenosha, WI 53140
    5:00 PM
    Are you interested in how professionals investigate a crime scene? Join Gary Eckstein of the Carthage Criminal Justice department for a fascinating program that will take you beyond what you've seen on CSI.

February 20, 2020

  • Joyland Read and Relax
    UW-Parkside Library Friends' Reading Room
    NOON
    A comfortable room, a warm beverage, a virtual fireplace, a great book, and a quiet atmosphere--plus a whiteboard for your comments on the story. What more could a reader want?
  • Book Discussion at Blue House Books
    Blue House Books, 5615 7th Avenue, Kenosha, WI 53140
    6:00 PM
    The Community Read is coming to Blue House Books! Join us to discuss JOYLAND by Stephen King. We will have a trivia game to help fuel the discussion. The first and second place winners will receive giveaways from Blue House Books and Kenosha Creative Space! blue-house-books.com
  • Books and Brews at Racine Brewing Company
    ​Racine Brewing Co., 303 Main Street, Racine, WI 53403
    7:00 - 9:00 PM
    We've picked 3 books! Get a team of up to 6 people, get reading, then join us for a fun night of book trivia and the "Carny Killer" Blood Orange IPA specialty brew! Questions? Contact Julia Heiser at julia.heiser@racinelibrary.info. Limited to participants 21+.
    Book selections: Joyland (Stephen King), The Night Circus (Erin Morgenstern), Something Wicked This Way Comes (Ray Bradbury)
    TEAM REGISTRATION REQUIRED: bit.ly/RacineBrew1

February 21, 2020

  • Family Fun Night @ Carthage College: The Physics of a Carnival
    Carthage College Hedberg Library, 2001 Alford Park Drive, Kenosha, WI 53140
    6:00 PM
    Bring the whole family to the Hedberg Library to learn fascinating facts about the physics of a carnival with the Society of Physics students! 
  • Community Read Tap Takeover
    Pepi's Pub and Grill, 618 6th Street, Racine, WI 53403
    6:00 - 10:00 PM

    Four local breweries have created beers to celebrate Joyland. Try them all at the tap takeover! Grab a free copy of Joyland, purchase a specialty beer, and get Community Read swag and raffle prizes! facebook.com/pepispubandgrill

February 22, 2020

  • Stephen K-I-N-G-O
    Joey's Yardarm, 920 Erie Street, Racine, WI 53403
    7:00 - 8:30 PM
    Do you know your Stephen King movies and books? Win Yardarm prizes, Stephen King books, and more playing this BINGO game based on the works of the Joyland author. Enjoy tasty food and drink offerings at this nautical-themed seafood bar and grill with your friends while competing to be the KINGO King! joeysyardarm.com

February 24, 2020

  • Stephen King-themed Escape Room for Teens and Adults
    UW-Parkside Library, 900 Wood Road, Kenosha, WI 53144
    3:00 - 6:00 PM
    Drop in the UWP Library and use your knowledge of Stephen King's books and movies to escape the room in 30 minutes or less! Emaishauna.edson@uwp.edu to get registered. 
  • Murder at Joyland: Murder Mystery Event with Sigma Tau Delta
    Carthage College Hedberg Library Room 170, 2001 Alford Park Drive, Kenosha, WI 53140
    6:00 PM
    Join the Joyland story with Carthage English fraternity Sigma Tau Delta. Gather clues, talk to witnesses and suspects, and solve the mystery. Read the book, live the mystery!
    *RSVP REQUIRED! Register Here*

February 25, 2020

  • Virtual Reality Rollercoaster
    UW-Parkside Library, 900 Wood Road, Kenosha, WI 53144
    12:00 - 1:30 PM
    Celebrate the world of the Joyland amusement park with a free ride on a virtual reality rollercoaster. No previous VR experience required. Come give it a shot!
  • Book Discussion at Harborside Common Grounds
    Harborside Common Grounds, 5159 6th Avenue, Kenosha, WI 53140
    4:00 - 5:00 PM
    Discuss Joyland with UW-Parkside Finance professor and avid reader Sahar Bahmani while you enjoy beautiful Lake Michigan views. What did you love about the novel? What will stick with you? Grab a coffee and share ideas!
  • The Haunted Amusement Park: A Discussion of Stephen King's Joyland
    Carthage College Hedberg Library, 2001 Alford Park Drive, Kenosha, WI 53140
    6:00 - 7:00 PM

    Professor Maria Carrig and English major Thomas Cargille lead a discussion of this suspenseful and moving novel about a young man’s memorable summer working at an amusement park that is haunted by the ghost of an unsolved murder.  Both a horror tale and coming-of-age story, Joyland
     speaks to Stephen King’s power as one of the U.S.’s most popular storytellers, who portrays an America struggling between its core values of hard work, good will and community, and the lure of violent, monstrous fantasies.

February 26, 2020

  • Film: The Shining
    UW-Parkside Student Center Cinema, 900 Wood Road, Kenosha, WI 53144
    6:00 PM & 9:00 PM
    You voted and we heard you! Please join us in the UWP Student Center Cinema for the classic horror film The Shining, based on Stephen King's novel. Have no fear: there will be showings at 6PM and 9PM. The movie, parking, and popcorn are all FREE! Rated R.

February 27, 2020

  • Come with me to '73!
    Littleport Brewing Company, 234 Wisconsin Avenue, Racine, WI 53403
    7:00 - 8:30 PM
    Come to Littleport Brewery where a Joyland-themed beer awaits! UW-Parkside professor Ed Schmitt will invite all participants to join him in the year the novel takes place: a year of The Godfather, Roe v. Wade, the Nixon impeachment hearings, the Battle of the Sexes, Delta Dawn, and the Vietnam War. Bring your own stories to share or just listen in! dpwigley.com/littleport-brewing.com

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