NEA Big Read Ozaukee County – October 2020

Join us for the NEA Big Read Ozaukee County 2020 during the month of October 2020! Our title selection is Lab Girl by Hope Jahren. Limited free copies will be given out at area locations, including the partnership libraries of W.J. Niederkorn Library (Port Washington), USS Liberty Memorial Library (Grafton), Frank L. Weyenberg Library (Mequon-Thiensville), and Cedarburg Public Library.

Author Hope Jahren in field of wildflowers
Hope Jahren, author of Lab Girl. Visit her author blog at hopejahrensurecanwrite.com

Huge thank you to the NEA (National Endowment for the Arts) Big Read, a partnership with Arts Midwest, for providing the funding for this important community initiative, helping us to broaden our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book.

NEA Big Read Ozaukee County partners including logos for USS Liberty Memorial Library in Grafton, Cedarburg Public Library, Cedarburg Friends of the Library, Frank L. Weyenberg Library of Mequon-Thiensville, and W.J. Niederkorn Library of Port Washington

Calendar of Events:

Thursday, Oct 1 @ 6 PM — Citizen Science in Your Garden (Virtual/Zoom event, register online). Sponsor: Frank L. Weyenberg Library of Mequon-Thiensville

Headshot of Dr. Jo Handelsman in front of plants
Fri, Oct 2: Keynote Address by Dr. Jo Handelsman, Director of the WI Institute for Discovery at UW-Madison. Served as a science advisor to President Barack Obama.

Friday, Oct 2 @ 7 PM — NEA Big Read Ozaukee County Kickoff – Keynote Address by Dr. Jo Handelsman (Virtual event, register online.) Sponsor: Cedarburg Public Library

Tuesday, Oct 6 @ 6 PM — Mini Zen Gardens for Adults (Pick up craft bag in person the week before, virtual event, registration required.) Sponsor: W.J. Niederkorn Library (Port Washington)

Thursday, Oct 8 @ 6:30-7:45 PM — Plant Based CPL Cooking Club at Cedar Creek Park! (No registration required; event is weather permitting.) Sponsor: Cedarburg Public Library

Monday, Oct 12 @ 9:30 AM-8 PM — Grab & Go Grow Your Own Herb Plant for Adults! (No registration required, pick up in person while supplies last.) Sponsor: Cedarburg Public Library

Tuesday, Oct 13 – Friday, Oct 16 @ 9 AM-8 PM — Discovery Kits for Kids (Registration required.) Sponsor: Frank L. Weyenberg Library of Mequon-Thiensville

Tuesday, Oct 13 @ 6-7 PM — Book Discussion – Mental Health (Virtual event, registration required.) Sponsor: W.J. Niederkorn Library (Port Washington)

Wednesday, Oct 14 @ 10-11 AM — Book Discussion – Mental Health (Virtual event, registration required.) Sponsor: W.J. Niederkorn Library (Port Washington)

Thursday, Oct 15 @ 6:30 PM — Port Conversations – Science and Ethics 101 with Elizabeth Buchanan, Ph.D. (Virtual event, registration required.) Sponsor: W.J. Niederkorn Library (Port Washington)

Monday, Oct 19 @ 12-1 PM — Book Discussion – Women in Science (Virtual event, registration required.) Sponsor: W.J. Niederkorn Library (Port Washington)

Monday, Oct 19 @ 6:30-7:45 PM — NEA Big Read Ozaukee County – CPL Adult Book Club (Virtual event, registration required.) Sponsor: Cedarburg Public Library

Tuesday, Oct 20 @ 6-7:30 PM — In-Person Book Discussion – Lab Girl by Hope Jahren (In-person event, registration required.) Sponsor: USS Liberty Memorial Public Library (Grafton)

Thursday, Oct 22 @ 6:30-7:30 PM — NEA Big Read Ozaukee County Book Discussion (Virtual event, registration required.) Sponsor: Frank L. Weyenberg Library of Mequon-Thiensville

Friday, Oct 23 @ 9:30-10:30 AM — NEA Big Read Ozaukee County Book Discussion (Virtual event, registration required.) Sponsor: Frank L. Weyenberg Library of Mequon-Thiensville

Thursday, Oct 29 @ 6-7 PM —Book Discussion – Family & Friendship (Virtual event, registration required.) Sponsor: W.J. Niederkorn Library (Port Washington)

WE HOPE YOU ARE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE! ONE BOOK. ONE COMMUNITY.