Cedarburg Reads Sponsors NEA Big Read Ozaukee County 2020

NEA Big Read: Ozaukee County 2020

Read with us! One book. One community.

This year, Cedarburg Library is joining the NEA Big Read with support of Cedarburg Reads!

Limited free copies are available Cedarburg Public Library and other participating Ozaukee County libraries. Find the complete calendar of events here. Below are Cedarburg Library and Cedarburg Friends of the LIbrary sponsored events only.

Friday, Oct. 2 @ 11am-5:30pm: CFOL Kickoff – Pick up a free copy of “Lab Girl” by Hope Jahren, a Grab-n-Grow kit, and a free book from our Buy the Book Used Book Store table. While supplies last.

Friday, Oct. 2 @ 7:00pm: NEA Big Read Ozaukee County Kickoff – Keynote address by Dr. Jo Handelsman. Virtual event, register online: https://www.wjnlib.org/event/nea-big-read-ozaukee-county-2020-keynote-address-with-dr-jo-handelsman/. (Link to the event recording: https://youtu.be/es48726eco8)

Thursday, Oct. 8 @ 6:30pm: CPL Cooking Club at Cedar Creek Park. Celebrating plant-based recipes for the NEA Big Read! Bring your own picnic supper, chair and beverage to meet at the picnic shelter. Find details here.

Sunday, Oct. 11 @ 1pm: Cedarburg Trees of Distinction Walk. Glenn Herold, retired horticulture professor, will introduce you to 13 tree species on this 1.5 mile walk around Cedarburg. A video of the walk is available at www.cedarburggreen.org. Weather permitting, no registration required.

Monday, Oct. 12 @ 9:30am-8:00pm: Grab-n-Grow Your Own Herb Plant for Adults. No registration required, pick up in person while supplies last. Curbside pickup available if needed.

Thursday, Oct. 15 @ 6:30pm: Virtual UW-Madison Badgertalk. Please join us for a virtual evening with Claudia Solis-Lemus, University of Wisconsin assistant professor in the Department of Plant Pathology for a virtual talk called “Through the Looking-Glass of Data Science.” In this presentation, Ms. Solis-Lemus will discuss the fact that “statistics exploits the power of big data, redefining the way in which we do science by allowing us to spark discovery out of the massive amounts of data that are being collected in every scientific field. In particular, Data Science is revolutionizing the way we study plants and microbes”. Hope you can join us! A link to the meeting will be sent after registration.

Friday, October 16 @ Noon: CPL Radio’s The Jack Henke Show will interview Kevin Westphal, Cedarburg Forester, about Cedarburg’s urban forest and related questions.

Monday, Oct. 19 @ 6:30-7:45pm: CPL Adult Book Club chatting about “Lab Girl.” Virtual event, registration required: https://cedarburglibrary.libcal.com/event/6378449.

Complete calendar of events at participating libraries can be accessed here.


About the Author of Lab Girl

“Geobiologist Hope Jahren has spent her life studying trees, flowers, seeds, and soil. Lab Girl is her revelatory treatise on plant life—but it is also a celebration of the lifelong curiosity, humility, and passion that drive every scientist. In these pages, Hope takes us back to her Minnesota childhood, where she spent hours in unfettered play in her father’s college laboratory. She tells us how she found a sanctuary in science, learning to perform lab work “with both the heart and the hands.” She introduces us to Bill, her brilliant, eccentric lab manager. And she extends the mantle of scientist to each one of her readers, inviting us to join her in observing and protecting our environment. Warm, luminous, compulsively readable, Lab Girl vividly demonstrates the mountains that we can move when love and work come together.” (Penguin Random House description)


About Cedarburg Reads

Cedarburg Reads is a community-wide program with the singular goal of helping Cedarburg residents in meeting your neighbors one conversation at a time.

Designed to bring people together through the reading and discussion of a common book, programs like this one have been implemented throughout the country to create a shared experience of civic unity through the reading of literature.


About Cedarburg Friends of the Library

The Cedarburg Reads program is sponsored by the Cedarburg Friends of the Library, a vibrant, active group of citizens who are dedicated to supporting the Cedarburg Public Library (CPL) through fundraising, volunteer support, and community events.

The Friends organize several major book sales, including the library’s permanent Book Nook installation, southeastern Wisconsin’s largest used-book sale (the Summer Book Sale), and the Winter Fiction Sale. These sales raise funds for enhancements and programs including the 3D printer, the CPL website, the children’s summer reading program, additional bestseller novels, genealogy materials, Great Decisions programs, and more.