Live! Frozen Staged Reading
Tuesday, September 3, 7:30 p.m.
Civic Theatre of Greater Lafayette, 313 N. 5th St, Lafayette
Kickoff: The Devil & One Size Fits All
Thursday, September 5, 6:30 p.m.
West Lafayette Public Library, 208 W Columbia St, West Lafayette
Paris Comes to the Prairie
Tuesday, September 10, 7:00 p.m.
The great Chicago fair was one of a long line of international expositions, many of them most notable hosted by the city of Paris. Neil Harris, author and professor emeritus of history at the University of Chicago, will place the Chicago event in the context of earlier expositions, explore its debts to Paris and Chicago's connections to Paris, and analyze the Columbian Exposition's innovations and impact. Using a large number of images he will document the fair's appearance, both as it was experienced by visitors and as it was popularized throughout the world.
One Great Read Book Group Leaders Help Sessions
Wednesday, September 11, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m., and Thursday, September 12, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Do you want to discuss Devil in the White City with your book group, but not sure where to begin? In this program we will discuss how to talk about our One Great Read book. Participants will receive a packet of helpful materials.
Mobs, Murder, and Mayhem
Tuesday, September 17, 7:00 p.m.
Beneath the shining facade of the 1893 World's Fair, there was a crime spree of staggering proportions. Find out from Purdue professor Susan Curtis how the social, cultural, and economic changes of the Gilded Age created a dark underside where mobs, murder, and mayhem.
Gallery Walk: One Great Read & TAF
Friday, September 20, 6:00 p.m.
Wells Community Cultural Center
Monday, September 23, 7:00 p.m.
Join us to discuss The Devil in the White City.
Women in the White City
Tuesday, September 24, 7:00 p.m.
Doctor TJ Boisseau, director of Purdue Women's Studies, will speak about the Women's activities at the 1893 World's Fair. The Women's Exposition was one of the most successful parts of the fair, allowing representative women from around the world to make their case for suffrage and demonstrate their role in society on the world stage.
Thursday, September 26, 6:00 p.m.
Play ring toss, cornhole, and classic carnival games. Learn to make balloon animals. Create photo booth props and take silly pictures. Munch popcorn! Talk about One Great Read.
EXPO: Magic of the White City
Tuesday, October 1, 7:00 p.m.
Klondike Branch Library
Enjoy a marvel of sights and sounds as 1893 comes to life. Narrator Gene Wilder explores the plans, exhibits, and photos (2005, 116 min).
The History Behind The Haan Mansion
Wednesday, October 2, 7:00 p.m.
A pictorial presentation and discussion by Bob & Ellie Haan about how this home arrived in Lafayette after the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair.
Group Read: The Beast Below
Saturday, October 5, 3:00 p.m.
Robots & Rogues Bookstore, 531 Main St, Lafayette.
Join us for a group reading of the graphic novel, "The Beast of Chicago". The images have been digitized and will be projected for attendees to take turns reading. This will take place at the Robots and Rogues Bookstore, 531 Main Street, Lafayette.
Criminal Investigation and Forensics: Giving the Devil His Due
Tuesday, October 8, 6:30 p.m.
Campus Library (Ivy Tech Community College, Ivy Hall Lilly Room 1114)
Ever wonder how detective and forensic work has changed since the days of H.H. Holmes? John Mishler, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice at Ivy Tech Community College in Lafayette, shares advances in techniques that help police catch criminals and what remains the same.
From the Wild West to White City: The World of Buffalo Bill
Thursday, October 10, 7:00 p.m.
From his Wyoming childhood, to a fellowship at the Smithsonian Institute, to his vice presidency and work as the chief curator Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, James H. Nottage has studied American Indian history, art, and the culture of the American West. He writes, edits, and contributed to "From Cody to the World: The First Seventy-five Years of the Buffalo Bill Memorial Association," published by The Western Historical Quarterly, Vol. 25, No. 3 (Autumn, 1994), pp. 417-418.
One Great Read Book Discussion
Wednesday, October 16, 2:00 or 6:30 p.m.
Discuss Erik Larson's The Devil in the White City.
Brown Bag Book Discussion
Tuesday, October 22, 12:00 p.m.
Bring your lunch and discuss The Devil in the White City.
The Gunness Mystery
Wednesday, October 23, 7:00 p.m.
Bruce Johnson presents his film The Gunness Mystery. In the late 1800s, Belle Gunness began reaching out to men across the Midwest through a series of want ads. Those who answered her ads were promised a bright future as a partner in her farm in La Porte, Indiana, but they were never seen again. If you enjoyed the true crime story in Devil in the White City, you will be fascinated by this killer tale.