High School

Book Discussion: Darius the Great is Not Okay by Adib Khorram

When: 
Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 1:00pm
Where: 
Sugar River Senior Center (Belleville, WI)

Darius doesn't think he'll ever be enough, in America or in Iran. Darius Kellner speaks better Klingon than Farsi, and he knows more about Hobbit social cues than Persian ones. He's about to take his first-ever trip to Iran, and it's pretty overwhelming--especially when he's also dealing with clinical depression, a disapproving dad, and a chronically anemic social life. In Iran, he gets to know his ailing but still formidable grandfather, his loving grandmother, and the rest of his mom's family for the first time. And he meets Sohrab, the boy next door who changes everything.

Bluegrass: A History of an American Art Form

When: 
Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 7:00pm
Where: 
Middleton Public Library

Bluegrass is an American art form that grew out of the traditional music styles of the working class South, and resonated with music lovers across the world. Renowned country music historian, Bill Malone, will discuss the sociological and cultural influences which informed bluegrass’ development for audiences at four Dane County public libraries.

 

Alexander Hamilton: The Historian and Playwright

When: 
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 7:00pm
Where: 
Verona Public Library

John Kaminski, Ph.D., Director at the UW-Madison Center for the Study of the American Constitution, will discuss Hamilton's spectacular rise from obscurity in the West Indies to the heights of power directing the new nation's finances and serving as the leader of one of the two great political parties of the 1790's. Kaminski will also highlight the strengths and shortcomings of Lin-Manuel Miranda's play, Hamilton.

Dr. Kaminski's book, Alexander Hamilton: From Obscurity to Greatness, will be available for sale and signing.

Hamilton: How a Musical about History is Making Musical History

When: 
Monday, November 4, 2019 - 6:30pm
Where: 
Verona Public Library

HAMILTON: An American Musical tells the story of the founding of the country and the Revolution, while also commenting on contemporary issues in America today. With a soundtrack and script that fuses classical musical theatre and poetry with elements of popular music and hip hop, its storytelling both builds on the past and looks to the future. Sarah Marty, Faculty Affiliate at the UW-Madison Division of the Arts, will discuss how both Hamilfans and those new to HAMILTON will enjoy learning more about this award-winning show.

Let's Talk About It: A Conversation about Mental Illness w/ author Adib Khorram

When: 
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 8:00am to 4:00pm
Where: 
Belleville High School

Author of Darius the Great is Not Okay, Adib Khorram, will be speaking with the middle and high school students throughout the day about mental illness and the impact it has on people's lives.  In the evening, adults and students can hear the author speak at 6:30 pm at the Belleville High School Library.

Let's Talk About It: A Conversation about Mental Illness w/ author Adib Khorram

When: 
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 6:30pm
Where: 
Belleville High School Library

Author of Darius the Great is Not Okay, Adib Khorram, will be speaking with the middle and high school students throughout the day about mental illness and the impact it has on people's lives.  In the evening, adults and students can hear the author speak at 6:30 pm at the Belleville High School Library.