Saturday, Jun. 23rd, 2018

5:30-8pm Sat. Jun. 23

An Evening with Andrea Swensson

Andrea Swensson is a, radio host on The Current, a music journalist, and author of Got To Be Something Here: The Rise of the Minneapolis Sound - a Minnesota National Book Award winner. To celebrate her important book, Locavore Mobile Kitchen will be serving dinner from 5:30-7pm with live jazz provided by Josh Gallagher and Shane Leonard.

Kgam Studio 515 Wisconsin Street, Eau Claire

Monday, Jun. 25th, 2018

6-8pm Mon. Jun. 25

B.J. Hollars Author Event

Join B.J. Hollars for a reading and conversation from his new book, The Road South: Personal Stories of the Freedom Riders. Books will be available for purchase. No registration required.

Chippewa Falls Public Library 105 W Central St., Chippewa Falls

Cost: FREE

6:30pm Mon. Jun. 25

Adult Summer Reading Program Book Club

Discuss "The Soloist" by Steve Lopez. It is the true story of Nathaniel Ayers, a musician who becomes schizophrenic and homeless, and his friendship with Steve Lopez, the Los Angeles columnist who discovers and writes about him in the newspaper.

Altoona Public Library 1303 Lynn Ave., Altoona

Cost: FREE

8-9pm Mon. Jun. 25

Campfire Stories: A Night of Fact, Fiction, and Fire

A night of fact, fiction, and fire where local writers, storytellers, and songwriters will perform intimate taste of the local literary community. These performances take place on The Lakely patio (rain backup inside The Gallery) and are free and open to the public.

The Lakely 516 Galloway Street, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Thursday, Jul. 5th, 2018

5pm Thu. Jul. 5

Spoken Art

Join local author and former Eau Claire poet laureate, Bruce Taylor, as he hosts a series of readings on first Thursdays at 5pm in the Janet Carson Gallery at the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center.

Eau Claire Regional Arts Center 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Tuesday, Jul. 10th, 2018

7pm Tue. Jul. 10

Cathy Sultan Reading: "Damascus Street"

Join local author Cathy Sultan for a reading/signing of her newest title "Damascus Street." In her sequel to "The Syrian," author and Middle East expert Cathy Sultan once again uses her unique knowledge of the region to spin a suspenseful web of intrigue and deceit, mirroring the complexities of this ancient place where nothing is as it seems.

The Volume One Gallery Located inside the Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Wednesday, Jul. 11th, 2018

6-9pm Wed. Jul. 11

Wednesday Night Read-Ins

Join book lovers from the Chippewa Valley for sustained silent reading. Take some time for yourself each week to read a book, chat about book recommendations, and sip kombucha and cold brew. Every Wednesday this summer. (EXCEPT: June 27 and July 4).

SHIFT Cyclery & Coffee Bar 615 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Saturday, Jul. 14th, 2018

10am Sat. Jul. 14

Diane Kaufmann and Janelle Thompson Reading: "A Malawi Welcome"

Join local authors Diane Kaufmann and Janelle Thompson and illustrator Janelle Thompson for a reading/signing of their book “A Malawi Welcome”. This will be a multi-media presentation. Travel to Malawi, Africa without leaving Wisconsin and experience the lives of Malawian children through drawings, writing and video of these two Wisconsin travelers.

The Volume One Gallery Located inside the Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Tuesday, Jul. 17th, 2018

7pm Tue. Jul. 17

“Monsters in the Hallway” Reading by Jim Kosmo

Join local author Jim Kosmo for reading of his award winning book "Monsters in the Hallway", a murder mystery set in 1950s Eau Claire.

The Volume One Gallery Located inside the Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Wednesday, Jul. 18th, 2018

6-9pm Wed. Jul. 18

Wednesday Night Read-Ins

Join book lovers from the Chippewa Valley for sustained silent reading. Take some time for yourself each week to read a book, chat about book recommendations, and sip kombucha and cold brew. Every Wednesday this summer. (EXCEPT: June 27 and July 4).

SHIFT Cyclery & Coffee Bar 615 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

7-9pm Wed. Jul. 18

Writers Anonymous

Sit at the back tables or spread out throughout the rest of the cafe. Bring your own ideas or browse their writing prompts. 7-7:30pm is a social hour. Settle in and get a drink. 7:30-8:30pm will start with brief introductions and then quiet writing for an hour. From 8:30-9pm you can keep writing or debrief your table about your progress.

SHIFT Cyclery & Coffee Bar 615 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Wednesday, Jul. 25th, 2018

6-9pm Wed. Jul. 25

Wednesday Night Read-Ins

Join book lovers from the Chippewa Valley for sustained silent reading. Take some time for yourself each week to read a book, chat about book recommendations, and sip kombucha and cold brew. Every Wednesday this summer. (EXCEPT: June 27 and July 4).

SHIFT Cyclery & Coffee Bar 615 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Tuesday, Jul. 31st, 2018

8-9pm Tue. Jul. 31

Campfire Stories: A Night of Fact, Fiction, and Fire

A night of fact, fiction, and fire where local writers, storytellers, and songwriters will perform intimate taste of the local literary community. These performances take place on The Lakely patio (rain backup inside The Gallery) and are free and open to the public.

The Lakely 516 Galloway Street, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Wednesday, Aug. 1st, 2018

6-9pm Wed. Aug. 1

Wednesday Night Read-Ins

Join book lovers from the Chippewa Valley for sustained silent reading. Take some time for yourself each week to read a book, chat about book recommendations, and sip kombucha and cold brew. Every Wednesday this summer. (EXCEPT: June 27 and July 4).

SHIFT Cyclery & Coffee Bar 615 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Thursday, Aug. 2nd, 2018

5pm Thu. Aug. 2

Spoken Art

Join local author and former Eau Claire poet laureate, Bruce Taylor, as he hosts a series of readings on first Thursdays at 5pm in the Janet Carson Gallery at the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center.

Eau Claire Regional Arts Center 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Saturday, Aug. 4th, 2018

2pm Sat. Aug. 4

Margo Lenmark Book Reading & Signing: Light in the Mourning

Margo is the daughter of a former local funeral director. When people close to her have died they left behind very clear messages about life, grief, and how we should live. She shares these moving and transforming stories in her new book, "Light in the Mourning: Memoirs of an Undertaker’s Daughter."

The Volume One Gallery Located inside the Local Store at the Volume One World Headquarters, 205 N. Dewey St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Wednesday, Aug. 8th, 2018

6-9pm Wed. Aug. 8

Wednesday Night Read-Ins

Join book lovers from the Chippewa Valley for sustained silent reading. Take some time for yourself each week to read a book, chat about book recommendations, and sip kombucha and cold brew. Every Wednesday this summer. (EXCEPT: June 27 and July 4).

SHIFT Cyclery & Coffee Bar 615 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Friday, Aug. 10th, 2018

10am-4pm Fri. Aug. 10

The Friends of the Library Book Sale

A wide variety of nonfiction, children’s, adult fiction, young adult books, audiobooks, music CDs, and DVDs. Adult paperbacks start at $1 and hardcovers start at $2. Children and young adult paperbacks start at $.25 and hardcover start at $.50. Bag sale on Saturday features special pricing.

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library 400 Eau Claire St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Saturday, Aug. 11th, 2018

10am-4pm Sat. Aug. 11

The Friends of the Library Book Sale

A wide variety of nonfiction, children’s, adult fiction, young adult books, audiobooks, music CDs, and DVDs. Adult paperbacks start at $1 and hardcovers start at $2. Children and young adult paperbacks start at $.25 and hardcover start at $.50. Bag sale on Saturday features special pricing.

L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library 400 Eau Claire St, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Wednesday, Aug. 15th, 2018

6-9pm Wed. Aug. 15

Wednesday Night Read-Ins

Join book lovers from the Chippewa Valley for sustained silent reading. Take some time for yourself each week to read a book, chat about book recommendations, and sip kombucha and cold brew. Every Wednesday this summer. (EXCEPT: June 27 and July 4).

SHIFT Cyclery & Coffee Bar 615 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

7-9pm Wed. Aug. 15

Writers Anonymous

Sit at the back tables or spread out throughout the rest of the cafe. Bring your own ideas or browse their writing prompts. 7-7:30pm is a social hour. Settle in and get a drink. 7:30-8:30pm will start with brief introductions and then quiet writing for an hour. From 8:30-9pm you can keep writing or debrief your table about your progress.

SHIFT Cyclery & Coffee Bar 615 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Wednesday, Aug. 22nd, 2018

6-9pm Wed. Aug. 22

Wednesday Night Read-Ins

Join book lovers from the Chippewa Valley for sustained silent reading. Take some time for yourself each week to read a book, chat about book recommendations, and sip kombucha and cold brew. Every Wednesday this summer. (EXCEPT: June 27 and July 4).

SHIFT Cyclery & Coffee Bar 615 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Tuesday, Aug. 28th, 2018

8-9pm Tue. Aug. 28

Campfire Stories: A Night of Fact, Fiction, and Fire

A night of fact, fiction, and fire where local writers, storytellers, and songwriters will perform intimate taste of the local literary community. These performances take place on The Lakely patio (rain backup inside The Gallery) and are free and open to the public.

The Lakely 516 Galloway Street, Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Wednesday, Aug. 29th, 2018

6-9pm Wed. Aug. 29

Wednesday Night Read-Ins

Join book lovers from the Chippewa Valley for sustained silent reading. Take some time for yourself each week to read a book, chat about book recommendations, and sip kombucha and cold brew. Every Wednesday this summer. (EXCEPT: June 27 and July 4).

SHIFT Cyclery & Coffee Bar 615 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Thursday, Sep. 6th, 2018

5pm Thu. Sep. 6

Spoken Art

Join local author and former Eau Claire poet laureate, Bruce Taylor, as he hosts a series of readings on first Thursdays at 5pm in the Janet Carson Gallery at the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center.

Eau Claire Regional Arts Center 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Wednesday, Sep. 19th, 2018

7-9pm Wed. Sep. 19

Writers Anonymous

Sit at the back tables or spread out throughout the rest of the cafe. Bring your own ideas or browse their writing prompts. 7-7:30pm is a social hour. Settle in and get a drink. 7:30-8:30pm will start with brief introductions and then quiet writing for an hour. From 8:30-9pm you can keep writing or debrief your table about your progress.

SHIFT Cyclery & Coffee Bar 615 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Thursday, Oct. 4th, 2018

5pm Thu. Oct. 4

Spoken Art

Join local author and former Eau Claire poet laureate, Bruce Taylor, as he hosts a series of readings on first Thursdays at 5pm in the Janet Carson Gallery at the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center.

Eau Claire Regional Arts Center 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Wednesday, Oct. 17th, 2018

7-9pm Wed. Oct. 17

Writers Anonymous

Sit at the back tables or spread out throughout the rest of the cafe. Bring your own ideas or browse their writing prompts. 7-7:30pm is a social hour. Settle in and get a drink. 7:30-8:30pm will start with brief introductions and then quiet writing for an hour. From 8:30-9pm you can keep writing or debrief your table about your progress.

SHIFT Cyclery & Coffee Bar 615 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Thursday, Nov. 1st, 2018

5pm Thu. Nov. 1

Spoken Art

Join local author and former Eau Claire poet laureate, Bruce Taylor, as he hosts a series of readings on first Thursdays at 5pm in the Janet Carson Gallery at the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center.

Eau Claire Regional Arts Center 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Wednesday, Nov. 21st, 2018

7-9pm Wed. Nov. 21

Writers Anonymous

Sit at the back tables or spread out throughout the rest of the cafe. Bring your own ideas or browse their writing prompts. 7-7:30pm is a social hour. Settle in and get a drink. 7:30-8:30pm will start with brief introductions and then quiet writing for an hour. From 8:30-9pm you can keep writing or debrief your table about your progress.

SHIFT Cyclery & Coffee Bar 615 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Thursday, Dec. 6th, 2018

5pm Thu. Dec. 6

Spoken Art

Join local author and former Eau Claire poet laureate, Bruce Taylor, as he hosts a series of readings on first Thursdays at 5pm in the Janet Carson Gallery at the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center.

Eau Claire Regional Arts Center 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Wednesday, Dec. 19th, 2018

7-9pm Wed. Dec. 19

Writers Anonymous

Sit at the back tables or spread out throughout the rest of the cafe. Bring your own ideas or browse their writing prompts. 7-7:30pm is a social hour. Settle in and get a drink. 7:30-8:30pm will start with brief introductions and then quiet writing for an hour. From 8:30-9pm you can keep writing or debrief your table about your progress.

SHIFT Cyclery & Coffee Bar 615 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Thursday, Jan. 3rd, 2019

5pm Thu. Jan. 3

Spoken Art

Join local author and former Eau Claire poet laureate, Bruce Taylor, as he hosts a series of readings on first Thursdays at 5pm in the Janet Carson Gallery at the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center.

Eau Claire Regional Arts Center 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Wednesday, Jan. 16th, 2019

7-9pm Wed. Jan. 16

Writers Anonymous

Sit at the back tables or spread out throughout the rest of the cafe. Bring your own ideas or browse their writing prompts. 7-7:30pm is a social hour. Settle in and get a drink. 7:30-8:30pm will start with brief introductions and then quiet writing for an hour. From 8:30-9pm you can keep writing or debrief your table about your progress.

SHIFT Cyclery & Coffee Bar 615 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Thursday, Feb. 7th, 2019

5pm Thu. Feb. 7

Spoken Art

Join local author and former Eau Claire poet laureate, Bruce Taylor, as he hosts a series of readings on first Thursdays at 5pm in the Janet Carson Gallery at the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center.

Eau Claire Regional Arts Center 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Wednesday, Feb. 20th, 2019

7-9pm Wed. Feb. 20

Writers Anonymous

Sit at the back tables or spread out throughout the rest of the cafe. Bring your own ideas or browse their writing prompts. 7-7:30pm is a social hour. Settle in and get a drink. 7:30-8:30pm will start with brief introductions and then quiet writing for an hour. From 8:30-9pm you can keep writing or debrief your table about your progress.

SHIFT Cyclery & Coffee Bar 615 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Thursday, Mar. 7th, 2019

5pm Thu. Mar. 7

Spoken Art

Join local author and former Eau Claire poet laureate, Bruce Taylor, as he hosts a series of readings on first Thursdays at 5pm in the Janet Carson Gallery at the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center.

Eau Claire Regional Arts Center 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Wednesday, Mar. 20th, 2019

7-9pm Wed. Mar. 20

Writers Anonymous

Sit at the back tables or spread out throughout the rest of the cafe. Bring your own ideas or browse their writing prompts. 7-7:30pm is a social hour. Settle in and get a drink. 7:30-8:30pm will start with brief introductions and then quiet writing for an hour. From 8:30-9pm you can keep writing or debrief your table about your progress.

SHIFT Cyclery & Coffee Bar 615 Graham Avenue, Eau Claire

Thursday, Apr. 4th, 2019

5pm Thu. Apr. 4

Spoken Art

Join local author and former Eau Claire poet laureate, Bruce Taylor, as he hosts a series of readings on first Thursdays at 5pm in the Janet Carson Gallery at the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center.

Eau Claire Regional Arts Center 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Thursday, May. 2nd, 2019

5pm Thu. May. 2

Spoken Art

Join local author and former Eau Claire poet laureate, Bruce Taylor, as he hosts a series of readings on first Thursdays at 5pm in the Janet Carson Gallery at the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center.

Eau Claire Regional Arts Center 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Thursday, Jun. 6th, 2019

5pm Thu. Jun. 6

Spoken Art

Join local author and former Eau Claire poet laureate, Bruce Taylor, as he hosts a series of readings on first Thursdays at 5pm in the Janet Carson Gallery at the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center.

Eau Claire Regional Arts Center 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Thursday, Jul. 4th, 2019

5pm Thu. Jul. 4

Spoken Art

Join local author and former Eau Claire poet laureate, Bruce Taylor, as he hosts a series of readings on first Thursdays at 5pm in the Janet Carson Gallery at the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center.

Eau Claire Regional Arts Center 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Thursday, Aug. 1st, 2019

5pm Thu. Aug. 1

Spoken Art

Join local author and former Eau Claire poet laureate, Bruce Taylor, as he hosts a series of readings on first Thursdays at 5pm in the Janet Carson Gallery at the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center.

Eau Claire Regional Arts Center 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Thursday, Sep. 5th, 2019

5pm Thu. Sep. 5

Spoken Art

Join local author and former Eau Claire poet laureate, Bruce Taylor, as he hosts a series of readings on first Thursdays at 5pm in the Janet Carson Gallery at the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center.

Eau Claire Regional Arts Center 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Thursday, Oct. 3rd, 2019

5pm Thu. Oct. 3

Spoken Art

Join local author and former Eau Claire poet laureate, Bruce Taylor, as he hosts a series of readings on first Thursdays at 5pm in the Janet Carson Gallery at the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center.

Eau Claire Regional Arts Center 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Thursday, Nov. 7th, 2019

5pm Thu. Nov. 7

Spoken Art

Join local author and former Eau Claire poet laureate, Bruce Taylor, as he hosts a series of readings on first Thursdays at 5pm in the Janet Carson Gallery at the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center.

Eau Claire Regional Arts Center 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Thursday, Dec. 5th, 2019

5pm Thu. Dec. 5

Spoken Art

Join local author and former Eau Claire poet laureate, Bruce Taylor, as he hosts a series of readings on first Thursdays at 5pm in the Janet Carson Gallery at the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center.

Eau Claire Regional Arts Center 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Thursday, Jan. 2nd, 2020

5pm Thu. Jan. 2

Spoken Art

Join local author and former Eau Claire poet laureate, Bruce Taylor, as he hosts a series of readings on first Thursdays at 5pm in the Janet Carson Gallery at the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center.

Eau Claire Regional Arts Center 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Thursday, Feb. 6th, 2020

5pm Thu. Feb. 6

Spoken Art

Join local author and former Eau Claire poet laureate, Bruce Taylor, as he hosts a series of readings on first Thursdays at 5pm in the Janet Carson Gallery at the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center.

Eau Claire Regional Arts Center 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages

Thursday, Mar. 5th, 2020

5pm Thu. Mar. 5

Spoken Art

Join local author and former Eau Claire poet laureate, Bruce Taylor, as he hosts a series of readings on first Thursdays at 5pm in the Janet Carson Gallery at the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center.

Eau Claire Regional Arts Center 316 Eau Claire St., Eau Claire

Cost: FREE

Age: All Ages