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NEA Big Read 2021: The Latehomecomer 
Hedberg Public Library is participating in UW-Whitewater's Young Auditorium's 2021 Big Read Project. Managed by Arts Midwest, the Big Read initiative offers grants to support innovative community reading programs designed around a single book. This year's selection, The Latehomecomer by Kao Kalia Yang, focuses on the experience of Hmong families making the journey from the war-torn jungles of Laos to the overcrowded refugee camps of Thailand and onward to America.

Join us for the following library programs in partnership with Big Read UW-Whitewater.

COMMUNITY IMMIGRATION STORIES: AN INTERACTIVE DISPLAY
for teens and adults
April 1 - 30
HEDBERG PUBLIC LIBRARY
Stop in to help us map the migration of our community.

LIBRARY SHORTS: MAPPING for kids ages 4-10
Monday, April 5
ARROWHEAD LIBRARY SYSTEM YOUTUBE
Enjoy a video full of activities to try at home.

BIG READ BOOK GIVEAWAY for adults
Monday, April 5, 9 a.m.
HEDBERG PUBLIC LIBRARY
Stop in to grab a free copy of The Latehomecomer by Kao Kalia Yang. While supplies last. One book per adult.

LITERATURE TO LIFE WORKSHOP for adults
Thursday, April 8, 6-7:30 p.m.
ZOOM
Watch a professionally staged adaptation of Kao Kalia Yang's The Latehomecomer performed by a single actor, followed by a post-show discussion facilitated by a Literature to Life Teaching Artist. Click the Zoom link to join. Learn more at LiteraturetoLife.org

NEA BIG READ AUTHOR READING: A MAP INTO THE WORLD for kids
Friday, April 9, 5 p.m.
UW-WHITEWATER YOUNG AUDITORIUM VIRTUAL LIVE EVENT
Registration is required. Register online or call 608-758-6600.

MAPPING YOUR WORLD: AN NEA BIG READ BOOK EXPLORATION & ACTIVITY
for kids ages 9-12
Monday, April 1, 4:30 p.m.
MS TEAMS
Explore maps and create your own using the NEA Big Read children's book A Map Into the World by Kao Kalia Yang as our inspiration. Registration is required. Register online or call 608-758-6585.

NEA BIG READ BOOK DISCUSSION for adults
Thursday, April 15, 6:30 p.m.
MS TEAMS
Discuss The Latehomecomer by Kao Kalia Yang. The first 15 registrants recieve a free copy of the book! Registration is required. Register online or call 608-758-6600.

Established by Congress in 1965, the National Endowment for the Arts is the independent federal agency whose funding and support gives Americans the opportunity to participate in the arts, exercise their imaginations, and develop their creative capacities. Through partnerships with state arts agencies, local leaders, other federal agencies, and the philanthropic sector, the Arts Endowment supports arts learning, affirms and celebrates America's rich and diverse cultural heritage, and extends its work to promote equal access to the arts in every community across America. Visit arts.gov to learn more.

Arts Midwest promotes creativity, nurtures cultural leadership, and engages people in meaningful arts experiences, bringing vitality to Midwest communities and enriching people's lives. Based in Minneapolis, Arts Midwest connects the arts to audiences throughout the nine-state region of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. One of six non-profit regional arts organizations in the United States, Arts Midwest's history spans more than 35 years. For more information, please visit artsmidwest.org.

Funded in part by a grant from Wisconsin Humanities, with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this project do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Wisconsin Humanities strengthens the roots of community life through educational and cultural programs that inspire civic participation and individual imagination.



 

 
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