High School

13-18 years

Neng Now: Speaking with Music

This program will introduce attendees to Hmong music and what makes it unique. Hmong music is the last surviving musical language in the world. It is able to mimic Hmong speech by using musical intervals, ornamentation, and chords to mimic linguistic tones, consonants, and vowels. This enables Hmong musicians to speak with music. As such, Hmong music not only gives us a window into where music and language meet, but also into the ability of human brains to assign and attribute meaning and significance.

Banned Book Club: Sci-Fi & Fantasy

The Foundation Sci Fi & Fantasy Book Group

Monthly theme: Banned in the USA

The books are science fiction, but the banning is very much the stuff of real life. Choose from Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, The Amulet Of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud, Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, and The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. Remember: The best way to get people to read something is by banning it!

Louis V Clark III (Two Shoes) Author Visit

Louis V Clark III (Two Shoes) was born and raised on the Oneida Reservation in northeastern Wisconsin. He turned to poetry to continue the oral tradition of his people. Clark's unique voice takes readers on a deeply personal and profound quest through his life while he discovers fro himself what it means to be an American Indian.

No registration is required.

A live stream will be available here for those who cannot attend in person (link will be added on E.D. Locke Public Library's website on the day of the event).

Mike Curato: Author Talk & Book Signing (Banned Books Con)

Mike Curato is the award-winning author/illustrator of the wildly popular Little Elliot picture books. His debut young adult graphic novel, Flamer, received critical acclaim and earned several awards including the Lambda Literary Award for Young Adult. Curato will talk about his journey to publish Flamer, and what has happened since.

For those who can't make it in person, view the live stream here: https://youtube.com/live/j8fOHZlSaas?feature=share (This event will not be recorded.)