Category: Programming

The “Poe-try” of Poe Limericks

Those attending the Waukesha Reads – The Big Read Brown Bag Conversation in October had some fun with poetry and the Poe theme. Check out these creative limericks.

There once was a poet named Poe,
Whose ma said, “Now, Edgar, you know,
That with some jocularity
Plus a touch hilarity
Using less gloom might be apropos.

There once was a poet named Poe
Whose writings are famous, you know.
His mysteries and fantasies
Affect me emotionally.
I cease to say “mo” about Poe.

There once was a poet named Poe
Whose years were filled with great woe.
He moved from city to city
With a wife who was quite pretty,
But wealth he never did know.

There once was a poet named Poe
Whose life was a tale of woe.
He missed his dead wife
All of his life,
So his sadness would never go.

There once was a poet named Poe
Whose drug and alcohol use brought him low.
So his writing was creepy,
And his poems sadly weepy,
Resulting in great tales of woe.

There once was poet named Poe
Whose soul was enveloped in woe.
He wrote out his pain
In the bleak and the rain;
He proved that you reap what you sow.

There once was a poet named Poe
Who wrote many poems of woe,
Like the grief of Lenore
And the Raven’s “Nevermore;”
None of which earned him much dough

There once was a poet named Poe
Who one day ran out of dough;
So he wrote a story
That was really gory,
And now he is “Poe” no “mo.”

There once was a poet named Poe;
Had all his ducks in a row,
Bringing quacks of good cheer,
And never a fear;
And this is as far as we’ll go.

There once was a poet named Poe
Who was stranded in a large flow;
With a skill so outstanding
And courage so demanding
He faced the world with a glow.

There once was a poet named Poe
Who did not make very much dough.
Some days he was sad;
Some days he was glad.
His writings were mostly of woe.

Dinner and a Movie

Dinner and a Movie

The Magnificent  Seven

Sunday, November 3, 6:00 p.m.

Marcus Majestic Cinema
770 N. Springdale Road, Brookfield

Enjoy dinner, the 1960 film starring Yul Brynner and Steven McQueen and a special cabaret performance featuring Candace Decker and Phil Smith.

Ticketed event: $20 reservations required, seating is limited. Contact Joan at 262-524-3694 or jquinlan@waukesha.lib.wi.us by October 30.

Check out the Waukesha Reads ~ THE BIG READ calendar for detailed program information.
The Bracero Program

The Bracero Program

Tuesday, October 22, 6:00 p.m.

Waukesha County Technical College, Broadway Campus
327 E. Broadway, Waukesha

The Bracero Program was a cooperative agreement between Mexico and the U.S. designed to address worker shortages during World War II. This was the beginning of migrant labor in the U.S.

Local expert Michael Goodman discusses the history and the long lasting
effects of the Bracero program on the U.S. economy.
Refreshments will be served.
For more information, call 262-695-6518.

 Check out the Waukesha Reads ~ THE BIG READ calendar for detailed program information.

 

Seven Samurai

Seven Samurai

Sunday, October 20, 12:00-4:00 p.m.

Shattuck Music Center, Carroll University
100 N. East Ave., Waukesha

This award-winning 1954 film tells the story of a group of samurai that protect a village being attacked by bandits. The Magnificent Seven is the western-style remake of this Japanese film. (Subtitled)

For details, call (262) 650-4887.

 Check out the Waukesha Reads ~ THE BIG READ calendar for detailed program information.
Food for Thought … Snacks and Scholars

Food for Thought … Snacks and Scholars

Literary, Historical and Cultural Connections with the Novel

Monday, October 21, 6:00 p.m.

Waukesha Public Library
321 Wisconsin Ave., Waukesha

Join us for refreshments and an intriguing discussion with local scholars.

Reluctant Amazons: Narratives of Women Without Men
Elizabeth Zanichkowsky (UW-Waukesha)

Hybrid Language of a Hybrid Identity: Spanish, English, and Spanglish in Into the Beautiful North
Debbie Paprocki (UW-Waukesha)

Tijuana Past and Present as the Portal Into The Beautiful North
Bert Kreitlow (UW-Whitewater)

Literature and Social Justice: The Author as Witness in the Work of Luis Alberto Urrea
John Allen (MATC)

Check out the Waukesha Reads ~ THE BIG READ calendar for detailed program information.

 

Food for Thought…Snacks and Scholars

Food for Thought…Snacks and Scholars

Impact of Film: Inside and Outside the Novel

Monday, October 7 at 6:00 p.m.

Waukesha Public Library
321 Wisconsin Ave., Waukesha

Join us for refreshments and an intriguing discussion with local scholars.

 

Irish on One Side, Mexican on the Other. . . and Me in the Middle: The Role of Popular Narratives in Framing Perspective.
Joe Foy (UW-Waukesha)

Salt of the Earth: A Film Without an Audience?
Tim Thering and Ellyn Lem (UW-Waukesha)

Like Water for Chocolate: The Film/Book that Opened the Border Between the U.S. and Mexico
Ellyn Lem (UW-Waukesha)

Waukesha Reads ~ THE BIG READ Kickoff

Don’t miss a chance to get a free copy of Luis Alberto Urrea’s Into the Beautiful North.

Join us for Freeman Friday Night Live on Friday, September 27 from 6:30-9:00 p.m.

  • Free books and program information at the Five Points!
  • The Power of the Postcard at Waukesha Community Art Project, 320 South Street
  • Lots of live music!

Check out the Waukesha Reads ~ THE BIG READ calendar of events for detailed program information.

Waukesha Welcomes Author Luis Alberto Urrea

Saturday, October 26

La Casa de Esperanza
410 Arcadian Avenue, Waukesha

6:00-7:30 p.m. – Meet the author and enjoy delicious Mexican specialties.
Ticketed event: $15, reservations required
Contact Joan: jquilan@waukesha.lib.wi.us or (262) 524-3694

7:30 p.m. FREE Author Presentation and Book Signing
Enjoy mariachi music and the History of Latinos in Waukesha art exhibit!

Check out the Waukesha Reads ~ THE BIG READ calendar for all program details!

Dinner and a Movie

Dinner and a Movie

Sunday, October 28 at 6:30 p.m.
Marcus Majestic Cinema
770 N. Springdale Road, Brookfield

Join us for dinner and the original 1956 film starring Edmund O’Brien and Michael Redgrave.

You won’t want to miss this year’s opening act – a 1984 themed cabaret featuring Candace Decker and Phil Smith!

This is a ticketed event, with a cost of $20. Reservations are required by October 24 and seating is limited. Make your reservation today by calling Joan at (262) 524-3694 or by email to jquinlan@waukesha.lib.wi.us.

Sponsored by the Friends of Waukesha Public Library and Marcus Corporation.

Sundays with TED.com

Sundays with TED.com

Let’s Take Back the Internet and Tracking the Trackers

Sunday, October 14 from 1:30-3:00 p.m.

Waukesha Public Library
321 Wisconsin Ave., Waukesha
View TEDTalk videos by Rebecca MacKinnon (New America Foundation) and Gary Kovacs (Mozilla), who look at issues of internet privacy and your right to know what data is being collected about you.
Explore ideas with Michael Zimmer, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, School of Information Studies and Director, Center for Information Policy Research, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Join the Conversation!

Riveting talks by remarkable people, free to the world!

Food for Thought: Snacks and Scholars

Food for Thought: Snacks and Scholars

Politics, Philosophy and Propaganda in Orwell’s Work

Wednesday, October 10 at 6:00 p.m.
Waukesha Public Library
321 Wisconsin Ave., Waukesha

Join us for refreshments and intriguing discussion with local scholars:
Barbara Reinhart (UW-Waukesha)
Tim Dunn (UW-Waukesha)
Dean Kowalski (UW-Waukesha)
Kevin Guilfoy (Carroll University)

Literary Implications of Orwell’s Work

Thursday, October 18 at 6:00 p.m.
Waukesha Public Library
321 Wisconsin Ave., Waukesha

Join us for refreshments and intriguing discussion with local scholars:
Ellyn Lem (UW-Waukesha)
Sheila Carmody (UW-Waukesha)
Paula Friedman (Cardinal Stritch)
Joe Foy (UW-Waukesha)

 

Downtown Art Crawl and 2084: City of the Future

Downtown Art Crawl and 2084: City of the Future

Art Crawl in downtown Waukesha

Saturday, October 6 from 4:00-10:00 p.m.

Includes a special exhibit opening at 4:00 p.m. at the Almont Gallery, 342 W. Main St.
Don’t miss the special Waukesha Reads Exhibit created by artist Chuck Wickler.

2084: City of the Future

Saturday, October 6 from 1:00-8:00 p.m.

Waukesha Community Art Project, 820 N. Grand Ave.
Join us and build a vehicle or building for a city of 2084. Materials provided. A FREE family friendly event!