Join us for this community wide reading event and participate in activities related to books by author Kao Kalia Yang. Inver Grove Heights Reads encourages residents of our richly diverse community to connect through a shared reading experience. Inver Grove Heights Reads promotes community discussion, understanding and interaction with others.

 

Migrants and Refugees 101

Learn about the ancient roots of human migration and the refugees and immigrants living in Minnesota today. Dr. Katie Nelson, professor of anthropology and specialist in migration at Inver Hills Community College, will guide a discussion on immigrant contributions in Minnesota and the ways in which we can all be considered migrants. Geared for adults. Sponsored by the Friends of the Inver Glen Library.

Inver Glen Library

Monday, Oct. 3, 6-7:30 p.m.

The Most Beautiful Thing

Hear author Kao Kalia Yang discuss her children's book The Most Beautiful Thing, a story drawn from her childhood experience as a Hmong refugee. Geared for children 3 and older with their families.

Inver Glen Library

Saturday, Oct. 8, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Somewhere in the Unknown World

Read Somewhere in the Unknown World: A Collective Refugee Memoir by Kao Kalia Yang and join others in discussing the book. Sponsored by the Friends of the Inver Glen Library.

Inver Glen Library

Monday, Oct. 17, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Zoom Virtual Event

Tuesday, Oct. 18, 4-5 p.m. Register now.

Nanilo Sings

Hear songs and stories of how music has traveled with communities across borders and time. Presented by COMPAS teaching artist group Nanilo - a multicultural trio representing Balkan, Gujarati and Yiddish heritages. Geared for children ages 5 and older. Sponsored by the Friends of the Inver Glen Library.

Inver Glen Library

Saturday, Oct. 22, 1-2 p.m.

Hmong Embroidery

Join us to learn about the art of Hmong embroidery in this hands-on workshop. Presented by the Center for Hmong Arts and Talent. Sponsored by the Friends of the Inver Glen Library. Geared for adults. Registration required.

Inver Glen Library

Monday, Oct. 24, 6-7:30 p.m. Register now.

About the author

Kao Kalia Yang is a Hmong-American award-winning author, speaker and teacher. She lives in Minnesota with her family and teaches and speaks across the country about refugee and immigrant experiences.

Sponsored by the Friends of Inver Glen Library.