Friday, August 30th @ 7pm on Mass Street
Look for us wandering up and down Mass Street, books in hand, during the Final Friday of August. Pachamama’s, Frank’s North Star Tavern and Sandbar will be participating in The Worst Hard Time specials, so be sure to show your library tattoos or your book to cash in on the cheap drinks.
Tuesday, September 10 7:00-8:30pm at Pioneer Ridge Assisted Living, 4851 Harvard Road
The public is invited to a discussion of The Worst Hard Time and to share reminisces of the Dust Bowl. Refreshments will be served. For information about the event, contact Pattie Johnston, Lawrence Public Library, 843-3833 extension 115.
Wednesday, September 11 @ 7:00 pm at Pachamama’s
It’s like the Discovery Channel… with beer! The theme this month is a paean to the Dust Bowl and the Depression. Be there and be square. More info on Nerd Nite here.
Thursday, September 12 @ 5:30-7:30 pm at Watson Library, 3 West, 1425 Jayhawk Boulevard
Join KU Libraries and the campus community for the opening of a display of scholarly materials and photos dealing with the Dust Bowl, along with a presentation. Visit lib.ku.edu/events events for additional details. RSVP by September 6 to Rachel Karwas, (785) 864-8961 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thursday, September 26th @ 7:30 pm at the Lied Center
Timothy Egan, author of the 2013-14 KU Common Book The Worst Hard Time, will present a keynote. This Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and author will speak to his experience writing The Worst Hard Time, as well as take questions from the audience. A book signing will follow the event.
Sunday, September 29th @ 11:00 am at Liberty Hall
The quintessential Dust Bowl film, John Ford’s award winning Grapes of Wrath should be required viewing for all. It’s not church, just a bunch of nerds who love film. We’re partnering with Liberty Hall to present the film.
Monday, September 30 @ 10:00-11:00 am at Brandon Woods at Alvamar, 1501 Inverness Drive
The public is invited to a discussion of the book and to share reminisces of the time period. You need not be a resident of Brandon Woods to participate. For information about the event, contact Pattie Johnston, Lawrence Public Library, 843-3833 extension 115.