All Ages

NEA Big Read - Stateline-Ballet Folklorico Quetzalcoatl

For all ages. See the Ballet Folklorico Quetzalcoatl, a nationally recognized Mexican folk dance troupe, perform at the Fruzen Intermediate School. Free and open to the public.

Libraries & Legislators

Libraries & Legislators - New Date & Time

In the last year, state legislators helped pass THREE library related bills! Please join us to show your support for your library as we thank our Wisconsin legislators for supporting libraries across the state! Refreshments provided after the presentation.

NEA Big Read - Stateline-Feature Film-A Bug's Life

For all ages. Join us for storytelling, crafts and "A Bug's Life."

Beloit Public Library Meeting Room.

NEA Big Read - Stateline Keynote: An Evening with Luis Albert Urrea

Hailed by NPR as a "literary badass" and a "master storyteller with a rock and roll heart," Luis Alberto Urrea is a prolific and acclaimed writer who uses his dual-culture life experiences to explore greater themes of love, loss and triumph.

Meet and hear author Luis Alberto Urrea, "Into the Beautiful North," talk about and answer questions about his Big Read book! For all ages.

Beloit Public Library Meeting Room.

NEA Big Read - Stateline Kickoff Fiesta

Join us for multiple events around the Stateline Area, all based on reading "Into the Beautiful North" by Luis Alberto Urrea. It all starts with a Kickoff Fiesta on Sept. 18 from 1-3 p.m. at the Beloit Public Library. Live music by a mariachi band, food, a performance by the Even Start dancers, and more!

Free copies of the book available! Quantities limited.

Watch our website for information about our month of NEA Big Read - Stateline programming.


The Essential Houdini-Halloween Program

For all ages.  Join William Pack, Magician, Mentalist, Entertainer and Storyteller, for a great Halloween Program all about Harry Houdini.  Mr. Pack will go beyond the myth and bring to life the true story of this American icon.

BPL/Grinnell Bookies

For Adults.  Discussing NEA Big Read - Stateline book "Into the Beautiful North" by Luis Alberto Urrea.


Music @605 Series presents Get Back Wisconsin!

 For all ages.  Join us for special end of summer fun as we enjoy the music of the Beatles performed by the Madison-based quintet, Get Back Wisconsin ( You bring your lawn chairs and a picnic, we will provide soft drinks, the band provides Musical. Scholarly. Fun. No admission charge.


Book Release Party

Meet author Aaron Wilson and hear about his work as a writer and his newly released book, Tree Bomber and Other Stories. Books will be available for purchase and signing.