BEA Reads “Wonder”

Wonder is the fourth book in our community reads initiative. We encourage you to read it and pass it on to a neighbor, co-worker, friend, relative, or stranger and then join us for one or more of the opportunities for discussion and growth at our local libraries.  This is a spare, warm, uplifting story that will have readers laughing one minute and wiping away tears the next. The book depicts life around August “Auggie” Pullman, who had a medical condition known as Treacher Collins Syndrome. Life for Auggie isn’t easy and it does not get any easier when the home schooled student goes to public school.


Discuss the Book
April 11 at 3:30pm
Elmore Public Library
April 19 at 6pm
Blue Earth Community Library
April 23 at 7pm
Muir Library – Winnebago


Wonder Days at your Library
April 7 at 10am-12pm
Muir Library – Winnebago
April 10 at 3-7pm
Blue Earth Community Library
April 18 at 4-6pm
Elmore Public Library


Wonder Storytime
April 5 at 10:30am
Blue Earth Community Library
April 16 at 10am
Muir Library – Winnebago
(This is most appropriate for families with toddlers and preschoolers.)


Steve’s Chapter
Steve Bensen, who was born with Treacher Collins Syndrome, will be speaking about his life.  Steve is married to his wife Casey (Barnes), lives in Golden Valley, MN and is a graduate of the University of Minnesota. Steve proves that living life with fake ears can be just as exciting as with real ears!

April 24 at 7pm
Muir Library – Winnebago
April 25 at 6pm
Elmore Public Library
April 26 at 6pm
Blue Earth Community Library


The events are free and open to the public.

Please contact any of the following people with your comments, suggestions and questions:
Heidi Schutt – Library Director, Muir Library – Winnebago, MN
Eva Gaydon – Library Director, Blue Earth Community Library – Blue Earth, MN
Elmore Public Library – Elmore, MN

Partners in this initiative include:
Blue Earth Community Library, Elmore Public Library, Muir Library-Winnebago, Blue Earth Area School District,
Friends of the Blue Earth Community Library, Friends of the Elmore Public Library, Friends of the Muir Library.

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