Events Calendar

Tuesday, February 13 2024

February 13, 2024 - 10:30am - 11:30am

Tuesdays in the Garden

2024 Winter Session (January 9-February 27): Select Tuesdays, 10:30 am-11:30 am
2024 Spring Session (March 5-May 28): Tuesdays, 10:30 am-11:30 am

Tuesdays in the Garden, designed for children aged 1-3, provides a nurturing environment where children’s curiosity and wonder are extended through play and exploration, and children and their caregivers learn and discover side-by-side. Join art educators Claudia Orjuela and Denice Niebuhr for hands-on art making and all-senses-engaged exploration of the outdoor world at Lynden. We’ll consider different themes, each designed to connect Lynden’s environment with children’s interests. We will encourage experimentation and the manipulation of art and natural materials to tell stories, solve problems, and develop relationships.

Fee: $16/$12 members for one adult and one child.
Registration: Group size is limited; advance registration is required. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration does not guarantee admission. Once we receive your completed registration form, we will follow up via e-mail with an invoice for payment – or a notification that you've been added to the waitlist – and a confirmation after payment is received. Register online now.

To view a list of the session themes, click here.

February 13, 2024 - 6:30pm

Fee: Registration: Register online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kaveh-akbar-author-of-martyr-an-in-person-boswell-event-tickets-773329006877
This event takes place at Boswell Book Company, 2559 North Downer Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53211.
To order a copy of the book: https://www.boswellbooks.com/opening-letter-0

HOME joins Boswell Book Company in hosting Kaveh Akbar, an award-winning poet and now author of the stunning debut novel Martyr!, an electrifying, funny, and wholly original book about faith, addiction, art, life, and death. He will be joined in conversation by artist and 2024 Nohl Fellow Nina Ghanbarzadeh.

In Akbar’s first novel, the newly sober, orphaned son of an Iranian immigrant grapples with an inheritance of violence and loss: his mother’s death in a plane shot down over the skies of the Persian Gulf, and his father’s life in America, one circumscribed by his work killing chickens at a factory farm in the Midwest. Cyrus is a drunk, an addict, and a poet, whose obsession with martyrs leads him to examine the mysteries of his past, including an uncle who rode through Iranian battlefields dressed as the angel of death and his mother, who may not have been who or what she seemed.

From Pulitzer-finalist Tommy Orange: "I haven’t loved a book this much in years. Kaveh Akbar is one of my favorite writers. Ever."

Kaveh Akbar is author of two poetry collections, Pilgrim Bell and Calling a Wolf a Wolf, in addition to a chapbook, Portrait of the Alcoholic. He is also editor of The Penguin Book of Spiritual Verse: 110 Poets on the Divine. His poems appear in the New Yorker, the New York Times, and The Paris Review.


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