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Rainy weekend? Keep your mind active with book and film discussions — both on-air and in person.

Garden City: Radio Readers On-Air Book Discussion

High Plains Public Radio’s three-month Spring Read wraps up with an on-air book discussion exploring sense of place in “Plainsong” by Kent Haruf, “Empire of the Summer Moon” by S.C. Gwynne, and “A Strong West Wind” by Gail Caldwell. Supported by a KHC Humanities grant. May 1. Details here. 

Lucas: Paper Moon

Portions of the 1973 film “Paper Moon” were filmed in Ellis and Russell Counties. This panel discussion features David Silverman, film scholar and communications professor at Wesleyan University, and locals who worked as extras and behind the scenes in the film. Sponsored by Lucas Area Chamber of Commerce. April 30 at 2:00 PM at Lucas Area Community Theater. Details here.

Stafford: Waterlily

Written in the 1940s by Ella Cara Deloria, a Sioux Indian and ethnologist, and now published for the first time, Waterlily presents an authoritative account of Sioux beliefs, social conventions, and ceremonies though the life of a young girl named Waterlily. Denise Low leads the TALK book discussion on May 1 at 1:30 PM at Stafford County Historical & Genealogical Society. Details here. 

Find more humanities events on KHC’s Calendar of Events.