Deerfield Public Library

So We Won the Vote, Then What?

Women across the state, nation, and world fought for the right to vote. We will discuss the fight and the victory as well as the fact that enfranchisement did not change everything women wanted. Learn about the social, economic, and political climate of the 1920s and 1930s while we explore how women’s everyday lives, clothing, and careers were impacted (or not impacted) by the ratification of the 19th Amendment.

Christine Brookes is the Outreach Coordinator at Lake Geneva's Black Point Estate and Gardens, one of Wisconsin's twelve Historic Sites.

Music of the West African Kora with Sean Gaskell

Sean Gaskell features traditional songs on the 21 stringed West African Kora.

The Kora is native to the Mande peoples who live within the countries of Gambia, Senegal, Mali, Guinea, and Guinea Bissau. The music is traditionally played by oral and musical historians known as Griots (Gree-ohs). The Kora is a melodic and seemingly peaceful instrument, which is somewhat contrary to its musical repertoire.

Alice's Ordinary People

Documentary film maker, Craig Dudnick, will introduce his film, “Alice’s Ordinary People,” which is about the work of civil rights activist, Alice Tregay, of the Chicago Freedom Movement, which spanned several decades.

The film will be followed by a question and answer period with Mr. Dudnick.

Out of the Fire: The Banned Books Monologues with Forward Theater

Forward Theater Company has been performing monologues in the libraries since 2010 and audiences continue to ask for more! Every other year, Forward puts out a call for original monologues based on a common theme. The best twelve are chosen and performed by professional actors in a weekend of shows at Overture Center. Those same actors (and monologues) are available to perform at your library.

OUT OF THE FIRE: THE BANNED BOOKS MONOLOGUES

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Book Discussion of Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians but Were Afraid to Ask

Come join us for a discussion of the book Everything You Wanted to Know about Indians but Were Afraid to Ask by Anton Truer.  Discussion leader: David O’Connor.

David O’Connor (Bad River Ojibwe) is the American Indian Studies Consultant at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. In David’s role, he supports school districts’ efforts to provide instruction on Wisconsin American Indian history, culture, tribal sovereignty, also known as American Indian Studies & Wisconsin Act 31, and the education of American Indian students.

Book Discussion of Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians but Were Afraid to Ask

Come join us for a discussion of the book Everything You Wanted to Know about Indians but Were Afraid to Ask by Anton Truer.  Discussion leader: David O’Connor.

David O’Connor (Bad River Ojibwe) is the American Indian Studies Consultant at the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction. In David’s role, he supports school districts’ efforts to provide instruction on Wisconsin American Indian history, culture, tribal sovereignty, also known as American Indian Studies & Wisconsin Act 31, and the education of American Indian students.