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Archery Club for Kids
Join us for Archery Club. We provide the equipment but if you have your own feel free to bring it. We look forward to shooting with you! Dates are subject to change depending on the weather. Watch the Great Plains Nature Center Facebook page for updates.
Tuesday, September 4, 6:30-8 p.m., Great Plains Nature Center, 6232 E. 29th St. N.
Archery Club for Adults
Join us for Archery Club. We provide the equipment but if you have your own feel free to bring it. We look forward to shooting with you! Dates are subject to change depending on the weather. Watch the Great Plains Nature Center Facebook page for updates.
Wednesday, September 5, 6:30-8 p.m., Great Plains Nature Center, 6232 E. 29th St. N.
Archery Club
Join us every other week for Archery Club! We provide the equipment but if you have your own feel free to bring it. We look forward to shooting with you!
  • Novice Kids: 1-2:15
  • Experienced Kids: 2:30-3:45
  • Adults: 4-5:30
Dates are subject to change depending on the weather. Watch the Great Plains Nature Center Facebook page for updates.
Sunday, September 16, Great Plains Nature Center, 6232 E. 29th St. N.
Archery Club
Join us every other week for Archery Club! We provide the equipment but if you have your own feel free to bring it. We look forward to shooting with you!
  • Novice Kids: 1-2:15
  • Experienced Kids: 2:30-3:45
  • Adults: 4-5:30
Dates are subject to change depending on the weather. Watch the Great Plains Nature Center Facebook page for updates.
Sunday, September 30, Great Plains Nature Center, 6232 E. 29th St. N.
The Last Writing Challenge on Earth
Teens are welcome to participate in Derby Public Library's post-apocalyptic writing challenge. Teens in grades 6-12 can write a minimum-2,000-word short story, poem collection, or play set in a world destroyed by sickness.
Writing challenge runs October 1-31, Derby Public Library, 1600 E. Walnut Grove
Art Start: 1,000 Books and Counting
Art Start is a free program for children ages 3 to 5 to engage with art, imagine, and learn together. The theme changes each month. October's theme is 1,000 Books and Counting: Become author and illustrator as you make a book unique to the artist who designed it – YOU! Registration is required; for more information, visit wichitaartmuseum.org.
Tuesday, October 2, 10-11 a.m., Wichita Art Museum, 1400 W. Museum Blvd.
Art Start: 1,000 Books and Counting
Art Start is a free program for children ages 3 to 5 to engage with art, imagine, and learn together. The theme changes each month. October's theme is 1,000 Books and Counting: Become author and illustrator as you make a book unique to the artist who designed it – YOU! Registration is required; for more information, visit wichitaartmuseum.org.
Tuesday, October 2, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Wichita Art Museum, 1400 W. Museum Blvd.
Beyond Survival ICT: Influenza Panel
This year's Big Read selection, Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel, explores the idea of life in a post-apocalyptic world of survival. This series asks the question: How well prepared are we for future disasters?

Influenza viruses that spread worldwide have happened at intervals throughout history, causing high levels of mortality. Panelists include: George Dehner, History Professor at WSU and expert on the Spanish Flu of 1918; Kaylee L. Hervey, Epidemiology Program Manager for the Sedgwick County Division of Health; and C. Dean Benton, pharmacist with Dillon’s Pharmacy.
Tuesday, October 2, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Advanced Learning Library, 711 W. 2nd
Book Discussion
This is a regularly scheduled discussion of the Evergreen Branch Library's First Thursdays book discussion group.
Thursday, October 4, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Evergreen Branch Library, 2601 N. Arkansas
Big Read Flash Dine
The Big Read Flash Dine has been cancelled due to weather conditions.
You're invited to a Big Read Wichita themed community picnic! It's a 100% free, family-friendly, Bring-Your-Own-Everything community dinner designed to connect and engage Wichitans of all ages and backgrounds. The location is secret and will be announced via email at noon the day of the event. Following dinner, we will welcome attendees to join in a jam session. Don't worry! The location is beautiful, scenic, centrally-located, and iconic.

Suggested Checklist:
  • copy of Station Eleven
  • folding table (banquet or card table)
  • folding chairs
  • table cloth
  • table decorations (candles, etc) if you feel inclined
  • food and beverage
  • plates, utensils
  • a willingness to make new friends
  • musical instrument
Friday, October 5, 6-8 p.m., Location TBA
Big Read Murder Mystery
Come for a night of fun, food, and mystery-solving in the library as we delve into a mystery based in a post-apocalyptic world. Registration is required. You can register online.
Saturday, October 6, 7 p.m., Derby Public Library, 1600 E. Walnut Grove
Derby Book Discussion
This is a regularly scheduled discussion of the Derby Public Library's Hauntingly Good Reads book club.
Monday, October 8, 7-8 p.m., Derby Public Library, 1600 E. Walnut Grove
Art Start: 1,000 Books and Counting
Art Start is a free program for children ages 3 to 5 to engage with art, imagine, and learn together. The theme changes each month. October's theme is 1,000 Books and Counting: Become author and illustrator as you make a book unique to the artist who designed it – YOU! Registration is required; for more information, visit wichitaartmuseum.org.
Tuesday, October 9, 10-11 a.m., Wichita Art Museum, 1400 W. Museum Blvd.
Art Start: 1,000 Books and Counting
Art Start is a free program for children ages 3 to 5 to engage with art, imagine, and learn together. The theme changes each month. October's theme is 1,000 Books and Counting: Become author and illustrator as you make a book unique to the artist who designed it – YOU! Registration is required; for more information, visit wichitaartmuseum.org.
Tuesday, October 9, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Wichita Art Museum, 1400 W. Museum Blvd.
"Can You Survive the Apocalypse?" Emergency Prep Class
The Emergency Readiness Group will come to McConnell AFB Library to talk about how to prepare for. Sign up at the Library.
Tuesday, October 9, 6-8 p.m., McConnell AFB Library, 53476 Wichita St.
Beyond Survival ICT: Natural Disasters Panel
This year's Big Read selection, Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel, explores the idea of life in a post-apocalyptic world of survival. This series asks the question: How well prepared are we for future disasters?

Tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, and floods cause massive damage to property and human life each year. Panelists include: Cody Charvat from the Sedgwick County’s Emergency Management office; a representative from the American Red Cross; and representatives from the Wichita Police Department and the Wichita Fire Department.
Tuesday, October 9, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Advanced Learning Library, 711 W. 2nd
Book Discussion
This is a regularly scheduled discussion of the Rockwell Branch Library's We Rock book discussion group.
Wednesday, October 10, 1-2 p.m., Rockwell Branch Library, 5939 E. 9th
Big Read Movie: The Book of Eli
Set in 2043, in a post-apocalyptic America, a man fights his way across the country, protecting a sacred book that holds the key to saving mankind. The film stars Denzel Washington. (rated R; 118 min)
Thursday, October 11, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Evergreen Branch Library, 2601 N. Arkansas
Goddard Book Discussion
This is a regularly scheduled discussion of the Goddard Public Library's Books & Blessings Book Club.
Thursday, October 11, 7-8 p.m., Goddard Public Library, 201 N. Main
Craftaholics Anon. Book Discussion and Crafting
We will discuss Station Eleven as we craft our story. Each attendee will receive a canvas to show what makes them human, or what makes humanity.
Friday, October 12, 6-8 p.m., McConnell AFB Library, 53476 Wichita St.
Mystery Dinner Theater: "Stay Shunned Eleven"
A unique take on this year's Big Read Wichita title! After the country has been decimated by a virus, a valiant troupe of actors and musicians tour settlements bringing joy to those few who are also left. What caused the virus? How do you avoid it? See if you can discover the answer. Tickets are $25, or 2 for $47.50. Includes full meal and prizes. Seating is limited; call (316) 524-5242 for tickets or more information.
Friday, October 12, 6:30 p.m., Haysville Community Library, 210 S. Hays
Shakespeare Uncovered: Much Ado About Nothing with Helen Hunt
Explore this exquisite comedy of comparison and contrast with Oscar-winner Helen Hunt.
Friday, October 12, 9-10 p.m.
Shakespeare Uncovered: The Merchant of Venice with F. Murray Abraham
Untangle the controversies of The Merchant of Venice with host F. Murray Abraham.
Friday, October 12, 10-11 p.m.
Geek Con
The theme of Clearwater Public Library's second annual Geek Con is Station Eleven! More information is upcoming.
Saturday, October 13, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Clearwater Public Library, 109 E. Ross
Watermark Book Discussion
As part of the kick-off of its specialty drink for the Big Read Wichita Brew Tour, Watermark Books & Café will offer free samples of "The King Lear" at this book discussion.
Saturday, October 13, 9-11 a.m., Watermark Books & Café, 4701 E. Douglas
The Library Book book cover
Saturday Storytime with Melissa
Join Children's Event Coordinator Melissa for storytime for children ages 4-8 featuring companion title The Library Book by Tom Chapin & Michael Mark.
Saturday, October 13, 10:30-11 a.m., Watermark Books & Café, 4701 E. Douglas
Digital Dystopian Film: Ready Player One
Join us for a screening of Ready Player One. This science fiction action adventure dystopian film directed by Steven Spielberg is based on Ernest Cline's bestseller of the same name. The film is set in 2045, with the world on the brink of chaos and collapse. The people have found salvation in the OASIS, an expansive virtual reality universe created by the brilliant and eccentric James Halliday. (rated PG-13; 139 min.)
Saturday, October 13, 2:30-5 p.m., Rockwell Branch Library, 5939 E. 9th
Mystery Dinner Theater: "Stay Shunned Eleven"
A unique take on this year's Big Read Wichita title! After the country has been decimated by a virus, a valiant troupe of actors and musicians tour settlements bringing joy to those few who are also left. What caused the virus? How do you avoid it? See if you can discover the answer. Tickets are $25, or 2 for $47.50. Includes full meal and prizes. Seating is limited; call (316) 524-5242 for tickets or more information.
Saturday, October 13, 6:30 p.m., Haysville Community Library, 210 S. Hays
Archery Club
Join us every other week for Archery Club! We provide the equipment but if you have your own feel free to bring it. We look forward to shooting with you!
  • Novice Kids: 1-2:15
  • Experienced Kids: 2:30-3:45
  • Adults: 4-5:30
Dates are subject to change depending on the weather. Watch the Great Plains Nature Center Facebook page for updates.
Sunday, October 14, Great Plains Nature Center, 6232 E. 29th St. N.
Post Apocalypse LEGO® Party
Civilization has collapsed. It is time to rebuild... with LEGO® bricks. In this LEGO® party for adults, you will get to use the Library’s LEGO® bricks to reconstruct a town. Join us for refreshments and an informal discussion of the book Station Eleven.
Monday, October 15, 6-7:30 p.m., Andover Public Library, 1511 E. Central Ave.
Art Start: 1,000 Books and Counting
Art Start is a free program for children ages 3 to 5 to engage with art, imagine, and learn together. The theme changes each month. October's theme is 1,000 Books and Counting: Become author and illustrator as you make a book unique to the artist who designed it – YOU! Registration is required; for more information, visit wichitaartmuseum.org.
Tuesday, October 16, 10-11 a.m., Wichita Art Museum, 1400 W. Museum Blvd.
Book Discussion
This is a regularly scheduled discussion of the Westlink Branch Library's Third Tuesdays book discussion group.
Tuesday, October 16, 1-2 p.m., Westlink Branch Library, 8515 Bekemeyer
Art Start: 1,000 Books and Counting
Art Start is a free program for children ages 3 to 5 to engage with art, imagine, and learn together. The theme changes each month. October's theme is 1,000 Books and Counting: Become author and illustrator as you make a book unique to the artist who designed it – YOU! Registration is required; for more information, visit wichitaartmuseum.org.
Tuesday, October 16, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Wichita Art Museum, 1400 W. Museum Blvd.
Teen Tuesday: The Resistance
Teens, join us to play the epic card game, The Resistance! A tyrannical government has taken over the world, but a group of freedom fighters form the Resistance to defeat them. The problem is a spy lurks in their ranks. Who will you trust and who will you betray?
Tuesday, October 16, 4-5 p.m., Derby Public Library, 1600 E. Walnut Grove
El Dorado Book Discussion
We will meet to discuss Station Eleven. Books will be available to check out. Refreshments provided.
Tuesday, October 16, 6-7:30 p.m., Bradford Memorial Library, 611 S. Washington St.
Beyond Survival ICT: Terrorist Threat Panel
This year's Big Read selection, Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel, explores the idea of life in a post-apocalyptic world of survival. This series asks the question: How well prepared are we for future disasters?

Dealing with potential threats from acts of terrorism has been a major focus for first responders, who must be prepared for threats to the water supply, the electrical grid, and poisonous or infectious attacks. Panelists include: a representative from Westar Energy; and a representative from Wichita’s Public Works Department.
Tuesday, October 16, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Advanced Learning Library, 711 W. 2nd
#ICTBC Book Discussion
Wichita Public Library hosts a monthly book discussion live on Facebook! Add your questions and comments as librarians Sara and Racine talk about Station Eleven.
Wednesday, October 17, 12:30-1 p.m., www.facebook.com/wichitapubliclibrary
KMUW Literary Feast
KMUW's Literary Feast is a book club just for public radio listeners. Participants take part in a group book discussion of books selected by KMUW's Lu Anne Stephens, Beth Golay, and Sarah Jane Crespo. The discussion is led by Lu Anne, Beth, and Sarah Jane. October's book is Station Eleven. It's free to attend, but space is limited. Reserve your seat at kmuw.org. A light dinner is provided by Public at the Brickyard and guests are invited to bring a beverage to share.
Wednesday, October 17, 6-7:30 p.m., KMUW, 121 N. Mead, Suite 200
Pharmacy Presentation & Vaccines
In Big Read Wichita novel Station Eleven, the world's population has been devastated by a fictional pandemic. Learn about epidemics in this presentation by a local pharmacist.
Thursday, October 18, 1-2 p.m., Clearwater Community Center, 921 E. Janet Ave.
The Big Read Wichita at the Kansas Aviation Museum
We will have the Museum of Curiosities as well as a survival scavenger hunt! Find necessities for comfort and survival in a dystopian society. Work collaboratively with other "survivors" to live in the airport. This event is open to anyone in grades 6-12 and free; however, registration is required and closes at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, October 17. Space is limited, so sign up early!
Please note: to create the best experience, cell phones are to be kept off during this event.
Thursday, October 18, 6:30-8:45 p.m., Kansas Aviation Museum, 3350 S. George Washington Blvd.
Newton Book Discussion
This is a regularly scheduled discussion of Newton Public Library's Third Thursday book club.
Thursday, October 18, 7-8 p.m., Newton Public Library, 720 N. Oak
Big Read Movie: The Road
Set in a post-apocalyptic world of the not-too-distant future, this film depicts a father and son who are walking south, looking for a more hospitable environment. The film stars Viggo Mortensen and Charlize Theron and is rated R.
Thursday, October 18, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Evergreen Branch Library, 2601 N. Arkansas
Graphic Novels: Why?
Graphic novels are books written in visual panels, much like a comic book, usually with a longer storyline. Why do some authors choose to tell their story in a graphic novel format? One of the themes in this year's Big Read selection is a particular graphic novel written by one of the characters which impacts the story in many ways. Dr. Darren DeFrain from the WSU Creative Writing school will delve into the whys of graphic novels and, if it's a new genre to you, give you a good idea of where to start.
Thursday, October 18, 6-7 p.m., Advanced Learning Library, 711 W. 2nd
Little Big Read: Shakespeare's Seasons
Join us for your first Shakespeare experience! Children in grades 2 & 3 will enjoy excerpts from Shakespearean plays as collected in Shakespeare's Seasons by Miriam Weiner. Afterwards, make an Elizabethan collar to wear while you recite your favorite lines.
Friday, October 19, 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Advanced Learning Library, 711 W. 2nd
The Last Kids on Earth book cover
Little Big Read: Last Kids on Earth
What would you do if you were one of the last kids on Earth?! Discover the book series The Last Kids on Earth by Max Brallier, then play some video games on our big screens. For grades 4-5.
Friday, October 19, 2:30-3:30 p.m., Advanced Learning Library, 711 W. 2nd
Shakespeare Uncovered: Measure for Measure with Romola Garai
Delve deeper into Measure for Measure with host Romola Garai.
Friday, October 19, 9-10 p.m.
Shakespeare Uncovered: Julius Caesar with Brian Cox
Analyze the implications of Julius Caesar in today’s world with host Brian Cox.
Friday, October 19, 10-11 p.m.
Book Discussion
Discussion of Big Read Wichita book Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. Part of the Big Read Wichita Brew Tour.
Saturday, October 20, 11 a.m., SENTE: Games & Refreshments, 132 E. Douglas
Wichita Symphony’s Own Traveling Symphony
In Station Eleven, a group of musicians and actors known as the Traveling Symphony wander from settlement to settlement dedicated to keeping art and humanity alive by performing works of Beethoven and Shakespeare. With their own modern-day version of the Traveling Symphony, musicians from the Wichita Symphony will travel to various local venues to perform Beethoven’s String Quartet No. 1. Find us at Dillons (Harry and Edgemoor), Watermark Books, Reverie Coffee Roasters, on stage at Roxy’s Downtown with the Tallgrass Film Festival, and at the Advanced Learning Library!
Saturday, October 20, 2-4:30 p.m., various locations
Imagination or Omen? An Exploration of Science Fiction
Curious about science fiction? Wichita State University Instructor John Jones will define it, talk about how it has changed over time, discuss if this year's Big Read selection Station Eleven qualifies, and offer some reading suggestions for the novice as well as the extreme fan.
Saturday, October 20, 2:30-3:30 p.m., Westlink Branch Library, 8515 W. Bekemeyer
Preschool Storytime
We'll read The Library Book by Tom Chapin and have lots of other library-related fun, including songs and games.
Tuesday, October 23, 10-10:40 a.m., Derby Public Library, 1600 E. Walnut Grove
Art Start: 1,000 Books and Counting
Art Start is a free program for children ages 3 to 5 to engage with art, imagine, and learn together. The theme changes each month. October's theme is 1,000 Books and Counting: Become author and illustrator as you make a book unique to the artist who designed it – YOU! Registration is required; for more information, visit wichitaartmuseum.org.
Tuesday, October 23, 10-11 a.m., Wichita Art Museum, 1400 W. Museum Blvd.
Art Start: 1,000 Books and Counting
Art Start is a free program for children ages 3 to 5 to engage with art, imagine, and learn together. The theme changes each month. October's theme is 1,000 Books and Counting: Become author and illustrator as you make a book unique to the artist who designed it – YOU! Registration is required; for more information, visit wichitaartmuseum.org.
Tuesday, October 23, 1:30-2:30 p.m., Wichita Art Museum, 1400 W. Museum Blvd.
Beyond Survival ICT: Agricultural Risk
This year's Big Read selection, Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel, explores the idea of life in a post-apocalyptic world of survival. This series asks the question: How well prepared are we for future disasters?

Risks to the food supply could be disastrous and lead to massive starvation on a global scale. Ron Trewyn from the National Agro-Defense Facility in Manhattan, Kansas, will be the speaker for this topic.
Tuesday, October 23, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Advanced Learning Library, 711 W. 2nd
Teen Dystopian Book Battle
The Big Read book Station Eleven imagines a dystopian future where people are fighting for survival. Would you make it in a dystopian world? Discuss your favorite teen dystopian books like Divergent, Maze Runner, Red Queen and more. For teens ages 12-17.
Thursday, October 25, 4-5 p.m., Alford Branch Library, 3447 S. Meridian
Shakespeare Uncovered: The Winter's Tale with Simon Russell Beale
Uncover the romance and betrayals in The Winter’s Tale with host Simon Russell Beale.
Friday, October 26, 9-10 p.m.
Shakespeare Uncovered: Richard III With Sir Anthony Sher
Learn more about the historical figure behind Shakespeare’s Richard III.
Friday, October 26, 10-11 p.m.
Big Read Movie: Contagion
This medical disaster thriller focuses on the rapid spread of a lethal flu-like virus causing pandemic chaos. A box-office success, the 2011 Steven Soderbergh film was praised by scientists for its accuracy as well as riveting performances by Matt Damon, Marion Cotillard and Laurence Fishburne. (rated PG-13; 106 minutes)
Saturday, October 27, 10:30 a.m.-12:20 p.m., Advanced Learning Library, 711 W. 2nd
Book Discussion
Join us as we discuss the many facets of Emily St. John Mandel's Station Eleven.
Saturday, October 27, 11-11:45 a.m., Derby Public Library, 1600 E. Walnut Grove
Family ArtVenture: The Little Read
Families are invited to attend this ArtVenture that brings the joy of reading and the arts together. Complimentary copies of Big Read youth companion book, The Last Kids on Earth by Max Braillier, will be given to families completing all ArtVenture activities (while very limited supplies last; one book per family).
Saturday, October 27, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Wichita Art Museum, 1400 W. Museum Blvd.
Big Read Tweens Book Discussion
Come have some fun with other 3rd-6th graders talking about The Last Kids on Earth by Max Brallier. What would it be like to be one of the last kids on earth?
Saturday, October 27, 1-1:45 p.m., Derby Public Library, 1600 E. Walnut Grove
Big Read Movie: The Day After
A deadly nuclear exchange occurs between the United States and Russia resulting in tragic and devastating effects globally. This American television film airing in 1983 received extraordinary high ratings and is still considered a classic look on nuclear holocaust. Lawrence, Kansas plays a pivotal role! (rated PG-13; 126 minutes)
Saturday, October 27, 1:30-3:40 p.m., Advanced Learning Library, 711 W. 2nd
Archery Club
Join us every other week for Archery Club! We provide the equipment but if you have your own feel free to bring it. We look forward to shooting with you!
  • Novice Kids: 1-2:15
  • Experienced Kids: 2:30-3:45
  • Adults: 4-5:30
Dates are subject to change depending on the weather. Watch the Great Plains Nature Center Facebook page for updates.
Sunday, October 28, Great Plains Nature Center, 6232 E. 29th St. N.
Book Discussion
Discussion of Big Read Wichita book Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. Part of the Big Read Wichita Brew Tour.
Friday, November 2, 10 a.m., Espresso To Go Go, 120 E. 1st
Army Jazz Band
Big Read Wichita novel Station Eleven includes a band of traveling musicians. Come to Clearwater Public Library to enjoy live jazz music.
Friday, November 2, 6-8 p.m., Clearwater Community Center, 921 E. Janet Ave.
Big Read Movie: Outbreak
Based on Richard Preston's non-fiction book The Hot Zone, a deadly Ebola-like virus breaks out in the U.S. The film speculates on how military and civilian entities could possibly contain this deadly disaster. (rated R; 128 minutes)
Saturday, November 3, 10:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m., Advanced Learning Library, 711 W. 2nd
Tween Escape Room
The flu pandemic has hit! Can you unlock the cure? Registration is required for each of the four escape room opportunities:
Saturday, November 3, Derby Public Library, 1600 E. Walnut Grove
Big Read Movie: It Comes at Night
It Comes at Night follows a family as they attempt to survive a highly contagious plague, but will new visitors put their safety at risk? (rated R; 91 minutes)
Saturday, November 3, 2:30-4:10 p.m., Advanced Learning Library, 711 W. 2nd
CSB Books & Brews Book Discussion
Discussion of Big Read Wichita book Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. Part of the Big Read Wichita Brew Tour.
Sunday, November 4, Noon - 2 p.m., Central Standard Brewing, 156 S. Greenwood
Writing Dystopian Fiction
Dystopian fiction in the tradition of Station Eleven is in the midst of its golden era, enjoying widespread popularity, particularly among young adult readers. Two-time Bram Stoker award-winning author Sam Weller, the authorized biographer of Ray Bradbury (the genius behind the dystopian masterwork Fahrenheit 451), leads this fun and imaginative creative writing workshop, teaching the foundations of writing dystopian fiction. No creative writing experience is necessary to participate. Weller is a creative writing professor at Columbia College Chicago, and is a former keynote speaker for the Big Read Wichita. Registration is required; call 261-8500 or register online.
Sunday, November 4, 1:30-4:30 p.m., Advanced Learning Library, 711 W. 2nd
Pre-Reader Story Time
We will read the preschool Big Read Wichita title The Library Book by Tom Chapin and other Library titles and let the little ones learn about the Library.
Tuesday, November 6, 10-11 a.m., McConnell AFB Library, 53476 Wichita St.
Book Discussion
This is a regularly scheduled discussion of the Evergreen Branch Library's First Tuesdays book discussion group.
Tuesday, November 6, 1-2 p.m., Evergreen Branch Library, 2601 N. Arkansas
Teen Tuesday: Live Action Pandemic
The brilliant board game Pandemic comes to life at this Teen Tuesday event. You and your team of professionals must battle against a raging disease that threatens to destroy the world. Can you cure the illness before the outbreak?
Tuesday, November 6, 4-5 p.m., Derby Public Library, 1600 E. Walnut Grove
Shakespeare's Seasons book cover
Kanza Kids
School aged kids get together and talk Shakespeare! We will base our program around Shakespeare's Seasons by Miriam Weiner. There will be verses from Shakespeare that kids will re-imagine to fit modern times. For grades 1-5.
Wednesday, November 7, 4:30-5:30 p.m., McConnell AFB Library, 53476 Wichita St.
Book Discussion
Discussion of Big Read Wichita book Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. Part of the Big Read Wichita Brew Tour.
Wednesday, November 7, 7-9 p.m., Third Place Brewing, 630 E. Douglas #150
Read & Watch
We will be reading The Hot Zone by Richard Preston and watching the movie adaptation Outbreak (rated R). Come to the front desk to check out a book and sign up for the movie. Lunch will be provided. Registration is required. You can register at the front desk or online starting Oct. 18.
Thursday, November 8, Noon-2:30 p.m., Derby Public Library, 1600 E. Walnut Grove
The Station Eleven Trail: Can You Survive?
Oregon Trail is a beloved game, but what if you had to live it out? Join us as we play a live action game based off the classic video game Oregon Trail with a Station Eleven twist. Compete in trivia, a scavenger hunt, and race to survive the trail around the library. For grades 6-12.
Thursday, November 8, 5-6 p.m., Advanced Learning Library, 711 W. 2nd
Wine as Medicine & Culture
Ages 21 and up. Wyldewood Cellars will give an informative presentation along with wine sampling and the opportunity to buy some wine to take home.
Thursday, November 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Clearwater Public Library, 109 E. Ross
Museum of Insufficient Survival
Student groups will present in an interactive setting, research projects connected to Station Eleven. Topics include PTSD, History of Comics, End of World Theories, Cults, and Traveling Troupes. All ages are welcome. Free admission and refreshments.
Thursday, November 8, 8 p.m., Andover Central High School, 603 E. Central Ave.
Book Discussion
Discussion of Big Read Wichita book Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. Part of the Big Read Wichita Brew Tour.
Sunday, November 11, 1-3 p.m., Hopping Gnome Brewing Company, 1710 E. Douglas
Refuel 22
Teens in grades 6-12 will work on some graphic novel panels to illustrate what life after a disaster might look like.
Wednesday, November 14, 4:30-5:30 p.m., McConnell AFB Library, 53476 Wichita St.
Metamorphosis Exhibition
Come to Fiber Studio on Commerce Street for a special reception of this Station Eleven-inspired work from artist Nancy Steele-Makasci, Dr. Lori Santos, WSU, and WSU Art Education. The work will be on display during November's Final Friday.
Friday, November 23, 5-8 p.m., Fiber Studio, 418 S. Commerce
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