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.
Sun Prairie Public Library
Join us October
Join us for a panel discussion on the principles of intellectual freedom. This event will kick off Banned Books Week, a celebration of the freedom to read hosted by public libraries throughout Dane County.
Moderator: Bianca Martin, host of City Cast Madison (Best Podcast of Madison 2023)
Dr. Ashley White, Asst. Professor at UW-Madison and Inaugural Education Fellow for the NAACP
Erick Plumb, Director of Waunakee Public Library
Brittany Gitzlaff, Children's Librarian at Waunakee Public Library
In this presentation Prenicia tells her story of overcoming society putting young Black girls in a box and what it really means to create your own path in life. Prenicia to this day constantly challenges the stereotypes of Black women and uses her story to inspire youth.
Black Girls Don't Sing Opera!
What does it mean to be a Black girl performing in a predominantly white field?
Black Girls Don't Lead!
What does it mean to be a Black girl breaking barriers and leading a community?
Black Girls Don't Read!
Community Altar: Discover the Importance of the Day of the Dead
Wednesday, October 26 | 6-7:30pm
- Everyone is INVITED! Build a community altar!
- Come and eat traditional Day of the Dead bread and Mexican hot chocolate
- Stories & activities for the whole family!
Día de los Muertos: Un Altar para la Comunidad de Sun Prairie!
Miércoles, 26 de Octubre | 6-7:30pm
Women’s Wellness Night, Our Stories of Survival, and Move Your Body with Robbi Domínguez
Wednesday, October 19 | 6-7:30pm
- Join Roots for Change for a meditation program
- Hear Latina Coach Melky's story of surviving cancer
- Move your body with #GymBestie Robbi Domínguez
- Latina Night, women’s night at the Sun Prairie library
Noche de Salud para la Mujer: Nuestra historías y Mueva su Cuerpo con Robbi Domínguez!
Miércoles, 19 de Octubre | 6-7:30pm
Family Story Time: Telling Our Stories & Resources for Families
- Latino Resources for the community
- Bilingual Storytime for kids and adults!
- Connect with your neighbors and discover the joys of Sun Prairie Public Library
Cuentos para Toda la Familia: Noche de Recursos
- Mesa de Recursos
- Cuentos para toda la familia
- Familiarizarte con la biblioteca
- Premios para aquellos que nos acompañen
Presenter: Araceli Esparza / Midwest Mujeres
At age six, January ("Jani") Schofield was diagnosed with one of the most severe cases of child-onset schizophrenia on record. A passionate and inspirational account, January First is a father's soul-bearing memoir of the daily challenges and unwavering commitment to save his daughter from the edge of insanity while doing everything he can to keep his family together.
The Sun Prairie Public Library will have one or more of our regular book groups read and discuss this powerful story and the impact that mental illness can have on the entire family.