NEA Big Read

Lewis & Clark Library


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120 S. Last Chance Gulch
Helena, MT 59601

Tel: 406/447-1690
Fax: 406/447-1687
http://www.lclibrary.org

A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin

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A Wizard of Earthsea
Ursula K. Le Guin

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Events

Story Time

Listen to stories about dragons, knights, birds, names, friendship and animals in September and October for this year's Big Read.

Event Location: Lewis & Clark Library, 120 S. Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT 59601

Date: Thu, Sep 1, 2016
Time: 10:30am – 11:00am

Date: Thu, Sep 8, 2016
Time: 10:30am – 11:00am

Date: Thu, Sep 15, 2016
Time: 10:30am – 11:00am

Date: Thu, Sep 22, 2016
Time: 10:30am – 11:00am

Date: Thu, Sep 29, 2016
Time: 10:30am – 11:00am

Date: Thu, Oct 6, 2016
Time: 10:30am – 11:00am

Date: Thu, Oct 13, 2016
Time: 10:30am – 11:00am

Date: Thu, Oct 20, 2016
Time: 10:30am – 11:00am

Date: Thu, Oct 27, 2016
Time: 10:30am – 11:00am

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

NEA Big Read Bookmarks

Make a beautiful bookmark out of one of our templates! We'll exhibit them at the Lewis & Clark Library Helena Branch during the NEA Big Read.

Event Location: Lewis & Clark Library, 120 S. Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT 59601

Date: Thu, Sep 1, 2016 – Mon, Oct 31, 2016

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

NEA Big Read Bingo

Grab a NEA Big Read Bingo card and come to events, read the book and more to get entered to win a fabulous prize donated by the Lewis & Clark Library Foundation.

Event Location: Lewis & Clark Library, 120 S. Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT 59601

Date: Thu, Sep 1, 2016 – Mon, Oct 31, 2016

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Make n' Take Crafts

Use your imagination and create magical things from basic elements, just like Ged in "A Wizard of Earthsea." From pipe cleaner dragons to wands to zines, we'll provide some materials and the rest is up to you!

Event Location: Lewis & Clark Library Helena Branch, 120 S. Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT 59601

Date: Thu, Sep 1, 2016 – Mon, Oct 31, 2016

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

NEA Big Read Kickoff Movie for Teens

Kickoff the East Helena Branch's Big Read with a free movie for teens! Call 227-5750 for more information.

Event Location: East Helena Branch , 16 Main St, East Helena, MT 59635

Date: Thu, Sep 1, 2016
Time: 3:45pm – 5:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

NEA Big Read Kickoff with Big Brothers & Big Sisters

Join the Library and Big Brothers Big Sisters in launching NEA Big Read this year! With a light dinner, make-a-map, and games we’ll celebrate the theme of awesome mentors both in "A Wizard of Earthsea" and in real life. Donations of board games are encouraged.

Event Location: Lewis & Clark Library Helena Branch, Large Meeting Room & Lobby, 120 S. Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT 59601

Date: Thu, Sep 1, 2016
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Game Night

Play fantasy card games, learn about Dungeons & Dragons, enjoy classic board and card games with friends and family. Co-sponsored by White Knight Toys & Hobbies.

Event Location: Lewis & Clark Library, Large Meeting Room, 120 S. Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT 59601

Date: Tue, Sep 6, 2016
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Date: Tue, Sep 20, 2016
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Date: Tue, Sep 27, 2016
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Date: Tue, Oct 4, 2016
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Date: Tue, Oct 11, 2016
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Date: Tue, Oct 18, 2016
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Date: Tue, Oct 25, 2016
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Story Time

Listen to stories about dragons, knights, birds, names, friendship and animals in September and October for this year's Big Read.

Event Location: Lewis & Clark Library, 120 S. Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT 59601

Date: Wed, Sep 7, 2016
Time: 10:30am – 11:00am

Date: Wed, Sep 14, 2016
Time: 10:30am – 11:00am

Date: Wed, Sep 21, 2016
Time: 10:30am – 11:00am

Date: Wed, Sep 28, 2016
Time: 10:30am – 11:00am

Date: Wed, Oct 5, 2016
Time: 10:30am – 11:00am

Date: Wed, Oct 12, 2016
Time: 10:30am – 11:00am

Date: Wed, Oct 19, 2016
Time: 10:30am – 11:00am

Date: Wed, Oct 26, 2016
Time: 10:30am – 11:00am

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Helena Knitting Club

Join in for conversation and weave your own fiber arts spells! Patterns for crochet and knit fantasy-based ideas will be available. Bring your own supplies and experience is needed. Meets every Wednesday from 1-3 PM in the Small Meeting Room.

Event Location: Lewis & Clark Library, Small Meeting Room, 120 S. Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT 59601

Date: Wed, Sep 7, 2016
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Date: Wed, Sep 14, 2016
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Date: Wed, Sep 21, 2016
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Date: Wed, Sep 28, 2016
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Date: Wed, Oct 5, 2016
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Date: Wed, Oct 12, 2016
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Date: Wed, Oct 19, 2016
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Date: Wed, Oct 26, 2016
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Teens Make Edible Wands

For teens only. Call 227-5750 for more information.

Event Location: East Helena Branch , 16 Main St, East Helena, MT 59635

Date: Thu, Sep 8, 2016
Time: 3:45pm – 5:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Magical Movies @ the Library

Enjoy snacks and a free PG 13 movie. Call 447-1690 for more information.

Event Location: Lewis & Clark Library, Large Meeting Room, 120 S. Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT 59601

Date: Fri, Sep 9, 2016
Time: 6:30pm – 9:00pm

Date: Fri, Oct 14, 2016
Time: 6:30pm – 9:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Geocache Quest

Enjoy a journey guided by coordinates and clues from "A Wizard of Earthsea". The event will start with a tutorial in the Large Meeting Room at 11 AM. When you’ve completed your quest, return to the Small Meeting Room at the Library.

Event Location: Lewis & Clark Library, 120 S. Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT 59601

Date: Sat, Sep 10, 2016
Time: 11:00am – 2:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Art + Space + Time

Large Meeting Room, Lewis & Clark Library Helena Branch Here’s your chance to show the world how A Wizard of Earthsea affected you. Work on your masterpiece in an open space with big tables waiting for you to use! Collage and scrapbook supplies will be available. BYO other materials. The Library will exhibit submitted artwork during the month of October. Fabric art, paintings, drawings, 3D art...we welcome whatever best expresses your vision of this fantasy classic.

Event Location: Lewis & Clark Library, 120 S. Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT 59601

Date: Sun, Sep 11, 2016
Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Lego Club

Build a dragon and celebrate the NEA Big Read with creative creature making fun! For grades 3-5.

Event Location: Lewis & Clark Library, Large Meeting Room, 120 S. Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT 59601

Date: Mon, Sep 12, 2016
Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Date: Mon, Oct 17, 2016
Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Young Adult Literature Panel Discussion

Teen services Librarian Heather Dickerson will lead a panel discussion highlighting the role stories play in the lives of teen readers. We will hear from teen readers, teachers, and librarians with opportunities for audience questions.

Event Location: Lewis & Clark Library, Large Meeting Room, 120 S. Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT 59601

Date: Tue, Sep 13, 2016
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Teens Make Parchment Paper

After creating the paper, it'll stay at the library to dry. Call 227-5750 for more information.

Event Location: East Helena Branch , 16 Main St, East Helena, MT 59635

Date: Thu, Sep 15, 2016
Time: 3:45pm – 5:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Book Discussion about Education in "A Wizard of Earthsea"

“Education is a central issue…Ged gets one type of education from the wizard Ogion and another from the wizard school (Roke), and then Ged gets another sort of education from hunting down his shadow. We might say that one of the most important elements of Ged's education is that it teaches him his place in the universe, and the consequences of his choices.” (from www.schmoop.com) Let’s talk about it!

Event Location: Lewis & Clark Library, Small Meeting Room, 120 S. Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT 59601

Date: Tue, Sep 20, 2016
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Write with Runes on Parchment Paper (Teens Only)

Call 227-5750 for more information.

Event Location: East Helena Branch , 16 Main St, East Helena, MT 59635

Date: Thu, Sep 22, 2016
Time: 3:45pm – 5:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Saturday Storytime & Craft

Enjoy a Saturday morning Storytime, dragon craft and coloring pages!

Event Location: Lewis & Clark Library, Large Meeting Room, 120 S. Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT 59601

Date: Sat, Sep 24, 2016
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am

Date: Sat, Oct 29, 2016
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

ComiCon @ the Holter Museum of Art

Holter Museum of Art (downtown Helena and the Lewis & Clark Library for the scavenger hunt. Find your way through Helena’s downtown with a scavenger hunt between the Library and the Holter! For more information on the ComiCon, visit www.holtermuseum.org or call 442-6400.

Event Location: Holter Museum, 12 E Lawrence, Helena, MT 59601

Date: Sat, Sep 24, 2016

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

"Fantasy Reads" Book Jam

Like a fantasy book? Read it and come talk about it! For kids in grades 3-5. In the Large Meeting Room.

Event Location: Lewis & Clark Library, 120 S. Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT 59601

Date: Mon, Sep 26, 2016
Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Book Discussion about the Misuse Of Power in "A Wizard of Earthsea"

Explore this hot topic (it’s an election year!) as it relates to the fantastic realm of this story.

Event Location: Helena College, 1115 Roberts, Helena, MT 59601

Date: Wed, Sep 28, 2016
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Fantastic Book Tasting

Does the sheer variety of bookish fantasy overwhelm you? Are you a die-hard fantasy reader looking to branch out? Find something for everyone at our Book Tasting. You'll sample some delicious reads from across the fantasy genre while nibbling tasty snacks from some of the most popular fantastic worlds.

Event Location: Lewis & Clark Library, 120 S. Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT 59601

Date: Wed, Sep 28, 2016
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Book Discussion about Favorite Coming-Of-Age Stories and A Wizard of Earthsea

Bring a lunch and share your favorite coming-of-age novel or movie and why you remember it so vividly.

Event Location: The Capitol Building, Room 137, 1301 East Sixth Ave, Helena, MT 59601

Date: Thu, Sep 29, 2016
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Book Discussion "A Wizard of Earthsea"

Teens in grades 6-12. Read and talk about Ged and his quest in Earthsea. Call 227-5750 for more information.

Event Location: East Helena Branch , 16 Main St, East Helena, MT 59635

Date: Thu, Sep 29, 2016
Time: 3:45pm – 4:45pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Meeting of the Minds Society: Ursula K Le Guin on YouTube & NEABigRead.org

Watch & listen to audio & video about Ursula K Le Guin and discuss our NEA Big Read author. Coffee and refreshments provided.

Event Location: Lewis & Clark Library, Large Meeting Room, 120 S. Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT 59601

Date: Fri, Sep 30, 2016
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Book Discussion about Characters in "A Wizard of Earthsea"

Who are your favorite characters? Who could have been better? Who was the worst? Why? Come share your opinions and ideas!

Event Location: Lewis & Clark Library, Small Meeting Room, 120 S. Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT 59601

Date: Sat, Oct 1, 2016
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Make Your Own Magical Book

Spells & true names figure prominently in "A Wizard of Earthsea". Make and decorate your own book and fill it with your own magical ideas!

Event Location: Lewis & Clark Library, Large Meeting Room, 120 S. Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT 59601

Date: Sat, Oct 1, 2016
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

First Saturday Movie Night (teens only)

Games, a movie about Earthsea and snacks. For teens in grades 6-12. Call 447-1690 for more information.

Event Location: Lewis & Clark Library, 120 S. Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT 59601

Date: Sat, Oct 1, 2016
Time: 7:00pm – 9:30pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Art + Space + Time

Large Meeting Room, Lewis & Clark Library Helena Branch Here’s your chance to show the world how A Wizard of Earthsea affected you. Work on your masterpiece in an open space with big tables waiting for you to use! Collage and scrapbook supplies will be available. BYO other materials. The Library will exhibit submitted artwork during the month of October. Fabric art, paintings, drawings, 3D art...we welcome whatever best expresses your vision of this fantasy classic.

Event Location: Lewis & Clark Library, 120 S. Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT 59601

Date: Sun, Oct 2, 2016
Time: 11:00am – 2:00pm

Date: Sun, Oct 9, 2016
Time: 11:00am – 2:00pm

Date: Sun, Oct 16, 2016
Time: 11:00am – 2:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Sunday Matinee

Enjoy a free movie at the Library! Call 447-1690 for more information.

Event Location: Lewis & Clark Library, Large Meeting Room, 120 S. Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT 59601

Date: Sun, Oct 2, 2016
Time: 2:30pm – 4:30pm

Date: Sun, Oct 9, 2016
Time: 2:30pm – 4:30pm

Date: Sun, Oct 16, 2016
Time: 2:30pm – 4:30pm

Date: Sun, Oct 30, 2016
Time: 2:30pm – 4:30pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Teen Book Group discusses "A Wizard of Earthsea"

Teens in grades 6-12. Talk about Ged and his quest.

Event Location: Lewis & Clark Library, 120 S. Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT 59601

Date: Tue, Oct 4, 2016
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Bonus Round at Trivia at Miller's

Test your knowledge about "A Wizard of Earthsea" at Trivia at Miller's. Books provided in September, the rounds start in October!

Event Location: Millers Crossing Bar and Grill, 52 S Park Ave, Helena, MT 59601

Date: Tue, Oct 4, 2016
Time: 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Date: Tue, Oct 11, 2016
Time: 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Date: Tue, Oct 18, 2016
Time: 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Date: Tue, Oct 25, 2016
Time: 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Book Discussion about Pride & Hubris in "A Wizard of Earthsea"

Why does “pride go before a fall”? Explore the landscape between pride and humility. BYO lunch.Co-sponsored by the Lewis & Clark Library and First Interstate Bank.

Event Location: First Interstate Bank Eastside Branch, 2728 Colonial Drive, Helena, MT 59601

Date: Wed, Oct 5, 2016
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Make Dragon Eyes & Write Your Name in Runes

Craft a dragon's eye and learn your true name in runes at the Augusta Branch of the Lewis & Clark Library. Call 406-562-3348 for more information. October 5 event for after-school program; October 12 event for teens.

Event Location: Augusta Branch , 205 Main, Augusta, MT 59410

Date: Wed, Oct 5, 2016
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Date: Wed, Oct 12, 2016
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Wizard Gaming Day

For teens only! Call 227-5750 for details.

Event Location: East Helena Branch , 16 Main St, East Helena, MT 59635

Date: Thu, Oct 6, 2016
Time: 3:45pm – 5:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Make Parchment Paper & Dragon Eyes

Make your own parchment paper to write on later this month. The paper stays at the Library to dry. Also make your own eye of a dragon. For kids grades 6-12.

Event Location: Lincoln Library, 102 9th St., Lincoln, MT 59639

Date: Thu, Oct 6, 2016
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Lewis & Clark Library Foundation After-Hours Reception

The Lewis & Clark Library Foundation invites the public to a reception with a no-host bar and light refreshments celebrating the NEA Big Read. Then stimulate your mind at 7:30 PM with a fascinating talk with Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Michael Dirda as he discusses one of the most beloved works of modern American literature, A Wizard of Earthsea.

Event Location: Lewis & Clark Library, 120 S. Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT 59601

Date: Fri, Oct 7, 2016
Time: 6:15pm – 7:30pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Keynote Speaker Michael Dirda: Embracing the Dark Side: An Introduction to Ursula K Le Guin's Classic Fantasy, "A Wizard of Earthsea"

In this Big Read presentation Pulitzer Prize-winning critic Michael Dirda will discuss one of the most beloved works of modern American literature, situating Ursula K. Le Guin's A Wizard of Earthsea in the history of 20th-century fantasy, laying out its major themes, and touching on the book's sequels and influence. A discussion period will follow the talk, and Mr. Dirda encourages questions and comments from the audience.

Event Location: Lewis & Clark Library, Large Meeting Room, 120 S. Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT 59601

Date: Fri, Oct 7, 2016
Time: 7:30pm – 9:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Canvas & Cocoa at the Holter Museum of Art

For ages 8 and up. Paint a picture inspired by our “Little Read” Catwings by Ursula K Le Guin. Get a free copy of the book for inspiration! Call 442-6400 to register.

Event Location: Holter Museum, 12 E Lawrence, Helena, MT 59601

Date: Sat, Oct 8, 2016
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

World Building Writers Workshop

Taught by Brian Buckbee, co-founder of the 406 Writers’ Workshop and English Instructor at University of Montana. This free workshop will explore how fiction writers of any genre--from literary to science fiction--can use fantastical elements to get readers to escape our world, question our world and see our world. Registration required. Call 447-1690 to sign up. Co-Sponsored by the Lewis & Clark Library.

Event Location: Helena College, 1115 N Roberts, Helena, MT 59601

Date: Sat, Oct 8, 2016
Time: 10:00am – 3:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Lincoln Branch Discusses "A Wizard of Earthsea"

Event Location: Lincoln Branch, 102 9th St., Lincoln, MT 59639

Date: Tue, Oct 11, 2016
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Conquering Our Dragons Book Discussion of A Wizard of Earthsea

Consider the feats of courage you’ve survived and thrived with and share them with others! Let’s talk about how the fantasy genre offers ways to mentally and emotionally explore fears and uncomfortable topics which then may give us bravery to challenge them in real life.

Event Location: HUB Coffee, 314 N Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT 59601

Date: Thu, Oct 13, 2016
Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Make Dragon Eyes

For teens only! Call 227-5750 for details.

Event Location: East Helena Branch , 16 Main St, East Helena, MT 59635

Date: Thu, Oct 13, 2016
Time: 3:45pm – 5:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Teen Night: Make Dragon Eyes

For teens only! Make dragon eyes from glass beads and foil and magic.

Event Location: Lewis & Clark Library Augusta Branch, 205 Main St, Augusta, MT 59410

Date: Thu, Oct 13, 2016
Time: 5:00pm – 6:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Write in runes on your own parchment paper

Discover the long-lost language of Runes and learn to write your name! We'll use the parchment paper we made together the week before.

Event Location: Lincoln Library, 102 9th St, Lincoln, MT 59639

Date: Fri, Oct 14, 2016
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Kids Fall Fest

Celebrate autumn in Downtown Helena with the Kids Fall Fest, a free family-friendly event. Join Downtown Helena, Inc., the Helena Business Improvement District and many local groups and businesses as they bring you fun activities. Check out our fantasy games and crafts in the Large Meeting Room too!

Event Location: Pioneer Park behind the Library, 120 S. Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT 59601

Date: Sat, Oct 15, 2016
Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Architecture in A Wizard of Earthsea

Building is a huge theme in fantasy. Worlds, species, characters, houses and castles…it’s all up for grabs! Come talk about the architecture of a good story. Bring your own lunch and come around to the back door that leads to the basement.

Event Location: Original Governor's Mansion, 304 N Ewing St, Helena, MT 59601

Date: Mon, Oct 17, 2016
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Book Discussion about the Supernatural in "A Wizard of Earthsea"

Wizards and spells and shadows oh my! Talk about your take on the supernatural in "A Wizard of Earthsea".

Event Location: Lewis & Clark Library, Small Meeting Room, 120 S. Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT 59601

Date: Mon, Oct 17, 2016
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Make Parchment Paper

Here's a chance for grown ups to make their own parchment paper!

Event Location: Lincoln Library, 102 9th St, Lincoln, MT 59639

Date: Wed, Oct 19, 2016
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Naturopathy with Dr Liz Cavin

In A Wizard of Earthsea, Ged learns about herbal magic. Now it’s your turn to learn about the power of herbs and naturopathic medicine with Dr Liz Cavin with a lecture and hands on activity. She has a diverse background in natural health care. She obtained her doctorate medical degree from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine (NCNM) in 2006. Prior to becoming a naturopathic doctor, Dr Cavin practiced as a licensed massage therapist for 14 years. Dr. Liz Cavin studied botanical medicine with Dr. Tiearona LowDog, MD and Paul Bergner master herbalist. She also studied Ayurvedic Medicine, the traditional medicine of India, and completed a three hundred hour course at the Ayurvedic Institute in Albuquerque New Mexico.

Event Location: Lewis & Clark Library, Large Meeting Room, 120 S. Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT 59601

Date: Wed, Oct 19, 2016
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Make Ming China Plates

For teens only! Call 227-5750 for details.

Event Location: East Helena Branch , 16 Main St, Helena, MT 59635

Date: Thu, Oct 20, 2016
Time: 3:45pm – 5:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Movie Night @ the Lincoln Library

Enjoy a screening of "Tales from Earthsea."

Event Location: Lincoln Library, 102 9th St, Lincoln, MT 59639

Date: Thu, Oct 20, 2016
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Taoist Philosophy and A Wizard of Earthsea with Dr Eric Hall

"A Wizard of Earthsea is full of Taoist imagery. The whole idea of a vital balance which is never still, which is not at rest. The wise wizards are working for a kind of balance. Young Ged gets out of balance. He's got to fix it or else it'll kill him." -Ursula K Le Guin. Carroll College's Dr Eric Hall will introduce Taoist philosophy as it relates to other ancient Chinese philosophies and its relevance to our lives.

Event Location: Lewis & Clark Library, Large Meeting Room, 120 S. Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT 59601

Date: Thu, Oct 20, 2016
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Reading Circle Discusses "A Wizard of Earthsea"

Event Location: East Helena Branch , 16 Main St, East Helena, MT 5935

Date: Fri, Oct 21, 2016
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Helena Teen Movie-Makers Premier

Watch a great short film made by Helena teens! The Roxy Film Academy from Missoula is teaching teens how to make a movie. On Sunday, October 23 we’ll premier that film for the public at the Myrna. Followed by a reception in the lobby.

Event Location: Myrna Loy Center, 15 N Ewing, Helena, MT 59601

Date: Sun, Oct 23, 2016
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Book Discussion at Triple Divide Spirits

Discuss your favorite mixes of adult beverages and the wizarding medicinals of Earthsea. Must be 21. Free and open to the public.

Event Location: Triple Divide Spirits, 790 Front St, Helena, MT 59601

Date: Mon, Oct 24, 2016
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Augusta Book Discussion

Event Location: Augusta Branch , 205 Main, Augusta, MT 59410

Date: Tue, Oct 25, 2016
Time: 5:00pm – 6:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

"To Hell with It": Ursula K Le Guin's Place in the Literary Scene

At Helena College. As reported in a recent New York Times article, Le Guin often says “What the hell,” and refuses to be shoved off the literary scene. This lecture explores the 86-year-old author’s prolific publishing life, focusing especially on her role as a woman and the societal categorization of science-fiction / fantasy writers.

Event Location: Helena College, 1115 N Roberts, Helena, MT 59601

Date: Tue, Oct 25, 2016
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

“Finding Your Power” Book Discussion at the Holter Museum of Art

Explore ways to find your own power in real life and compare it to Ged’s experiences in A Wizard of Earthsea. Plus it’s after hours at the Holter!

Event Location: Holter Museum of Art, 12 E Lawrence, Helena, MT 59601

Date: Tue, Oct 25, 2016
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Write in Runes on Your Own Parchment Paper

Learn how to write in runes on the parchment paper we made previously.

Event Location: Lincoln Library, 102 9th St, Lincoln, MT 59639

Date: Wed, Oct 26, 2016
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Make a Dragon Paper Mask

For teens only! Call 227-5750 for details.

Event Location: East Helena Branch , 16 Main St, East Helena, MT 59635

Date: Thu, Oct 27, 2016
Time: 3:45pm – 5:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Book Discussion on the Power of Names & Naming People, Places and Things

One of the most powerful experiences in A Wizard of Earthsea is the power of learning the true names of things. Once you learn a thing’s true name, you have power over it. Explore this theme as it plays out in the fantasy genre and then stay for the lecture “Montana Place Names from Alzada to Zortman” with Brian Shovers at 6:30 PM.

Event Location: Montana Historical Society, 225 N Roberts, Helena, MT 59601

Date: Thu, Oct 27, 2016
Time: 5:00pm – 6:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

"Montana Place Names from Alzada to Zortman" with Brian Shovers

Experience the power of naming something as well as discovering the names of already-named-before-you-got-there places just like Ged in "The Wizard of Earthsea." Brian Shovers, co-author of "Montana Place Names from Alzada to Zortman" will talk about the book and the fascinating process of naming everything from streets to buttes to towns.

Event Location: Montana Historical Society, 225 N Roberts, Helena, MT 59601

Date: Thu, Oct 27, 2016
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Morning Minds Society: Book to Book Trailers to Movies

Watch a couple book trailers and then storyboard your own! If your life was a movie who would play you? Learn about new reads!

Event Location: Lewis & Clark Library, Large Meeting Room, 120 S. Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT 59601

Date: Fri, Oct 28, 2016
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

2nd Annual Fandom Tea Party

Geek out and get your Ged on! Come dressed as your favorite character from your favorite fandom. food, games, and prizes. We'll also create fantastic works. For teens in grades 6-12.

Event Location: Lewis & Clark Library, 120 S. Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT 59601

Date: Fri, Oct 28, 2016
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Use-Eums at the Holter Museum of Art

Call 442-6400 to register. Get a copy of our “Little Read” book Catwings by Ursula K Le Guin. Make art relating to the book. About Catwings: Mrs. Jane Tabby can't explain why her four precious kittens were born with wings, but she's grateful that they are able to use their flying skills to soar away from the dangerous city slums where they were born. However, once the kittens escape the big city, they learn that country life can be just as difficult!

Event Location: Holter Museum, 12 E Lawrence, Helena, MT 59601

Date: Sat, Oct 29, 2016
Time: 10:30am – 11:45am

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Little Tykes Trick or Treat

Dress up in your favorite costumes and join Downtown Helena, Inc. and the Helena Business Improvement District for the Little Tykes Trick or Treat on Halloween throughout Downtown Helena. Local daycare centers, pre-schools, kindergartens, families and friends are invited to bring their kids, 5th grade and younger, downtown for an exciting afternoon of trick or treating along the most historic mile in Montana.

Event Location: Lewis & Clark Library, Downtown Helena, Helena, MT 59601

Date: Mon, Oct 31, 2016
Time: 11:00am – 4:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

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