WBCA Nea Big Read

Current & Upcoming

Book Club in a Bag

Aug 01, 2022—Aug 01, 2023

Ramsey County Library is including The Bear in its Book Club in a Bag program. Each bag contains 10 copies of the title and a notebook with discussion questions, author information, recommended reading lists, bookmarks, information on the library, suggested reading lists, web resources, and information on how Book Club in a Bag works. For…

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BR06 – Sharing the Stories of our Lives, Nature, and Family

Jan 17, 2023 7:00PM—Feb 07, 2023 8:30PM

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BR06 – Sharing the Stories of our Lives, Nature, and Family Instructor: Laura Packer Join storyteller Laura Packer for a three-session workshop that explores stories from life, nature, and family, inspired by The Bear. The workshop will conclude with a fourth session where participants will share their stories with friends, family, and community. This storytelling…

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BR04 – Virtual Reading with Author Andrew Krivak

Jan 26, 2023 7:00PM—8:00PM

Live on Zoom

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BR04 – Virtual Reading with Author Andrew Krivak White Bear Center for the Arts is pleased to welcome author Andrew Krivak for a virtual reading and conversation on Zoom. This event will connect the WBCA community with the author of our Big Read book choice, The Bear. Andrew Krivak is the author of three novels,…

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BR14 – Marking Time

Feb 02, 2023 6:30PM—8:30PM

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BR14 – Marking Time Instructor: Sue Swanson In Andrew Krivak’s The Bear, the girl tells time by reading signs in the natural world. How do we mark the passage of time now? How do we keep track of the seasons? We will study the Celtic cross quarter days as well as rituals to honor the…

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BR15 – Northern Lights

Feb 04, 2023 1:00PM—3:30PM

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BR15 – Northern LightsInstructor: Aryn Lill Paint a colorful aurora borealis silhouette in acrylic paint on a 12”x16” stretched canvas. You will be guided step-by-step to learn about the practice of painting through close observation. Shape, pattern, texture, contrast, and painting basics will be instructed. Watch live demonstrations, experiment with a variety of materials, practice,…

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BR07 – Storytelling Performance

Feb 07, 2023 7:00PM—8:30PM

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BR07 – Storytelling Performance Instructor: Laura Packer Please join us for a special performance from the students of WBCA’s Big Read class, Sharing the Stories of Our Lives, Nature, and Family. For three weeks this winter, these students have unearthed stories from their personal and family histories. During this immersive evening, hosted by teaching artist…

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‘The Bear’ Book Discussions

Feb 15, 2023 2:00PM—Mar 03, 2023 8:00PM

Join White Bear Center for the Arts for an in-depth conversation about The Bear at these in-person book discussions throughout the community! You’ll be invited to connect with other readers in the community, and share your thoughts and impressions of the book. A facilitator will be present to help guide conversation and foster connection. Century…

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BR05 – Virtual Talk with Jim Rock

Feb 21, 2023 7:00PM—8:00PM

Live on Zoom

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BR05 – Virtual Talk with Jim Rock James Rock is a citizen of the Dakota nation and Director of Indigenous Programming for the Marshall W. Alworth Planetarium at the University of Minnesota Duluth, where he also teaches ethno- and archaeoastronomy. Rock is an activist, consultant and author on archaeo- and ethno-astronomy and for sacred sites…

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