The Big Read-Hopkinsville

Book Reading and Coloring Contest

Join us for Book Reading and Coloring Contest hosted by the Christian County Literacy Council.
Friday, November 4, 2022 @ 5:30 PM
Location: The Corner Coffeehouse 1100 S. Main St. Hopkinsville
At this family fun event we will share excerpts from our Community Reader Day book selections, engage in child-friendly book discussions, and sponsor a coloring contest!
Cost: Free
Age appropriate: Children and Families

Storytime

Join us for Story hosted by Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library and Trail of Tears.
Wednesday, November 2, 2022 @ 10 AM
Location: Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library
Kristina Scott will read a story in her native dress, interacting with the children using puppets. She and her assistant will then do a Native American craft with the children.
Cost: Free
Age appropriate: 0-5 years old

The Native Runway

Join us for The Native Runway: An Exploration of Ceremonial Dress hosted by Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County
Tuesday, November 1, 2022 @ 6 PM
Location: Pennyroyal Area Museum
Museum Collections Manager Sacra Fallen examines ceremonial clothing from the Cherokee, Shawnee, and Chickasaw peoples. Fallen will show off a beaded headpiece from the museum’s artifact collection and discuss its origins and meanings. Guests will be led in a hands-on activity to make their own wampum belt.
Cost: Free
Age appropriate: Teen-Adult

The Native American Experience in the Wilderness of American Law

Join us for a discussion with local lawyer Tom Glover on ‘The Native American Experience in the Wilderness of American Law. Who Exactly Are the Savages Here?’ at the Hopkinsville Brewing Company @ 6 PM.
October 25th, 2022 starting at 6 PM
This discussion will touch upon three themes that have consistently appeared in the interactions between Native Americans and the various colonial and American legal systems.
1. The imposition upon Native Americans of a variety of legal systems
2. The legal relationship of conqueror and conquered
3. A cultural genocide perpetrated against Native American language and culture by American law
Cost: Free
Age Appropriate: Adult

Barrida Limpia Healing Session

Join us for a Barrida Limpia Healing Session hosted by the Human Rights Commission.
October 22nd, 2022 @ 11 AM
Location: Amphitheater next to the Public Library
Michelle Rodríguez Cook is an Indigenous Healer and Certified Reiki Master Teacher of Four Winds Healing located in Christian County, KY. Her healing and clearing methods are deeply rooted in Mesoamerican culture and have been passed down from generation to generation. Michelle is a Certified Reiki Master Teacher in the Usui Tibetan Reiki Tradition. She looks forward to opening a path for your healing.
Michelle will be offering Barrida Limpias with flowers and limpia de huevos.
Limited to 10 individuals but others may watch from the seats at the amphitheater. No flash photography or videography.
Cost: TBD
Age appropriate: 18 years and old
Registrants must be registered and vetted before the event.

EPIC HOUR

Join us for EPIC HOUR hosted by the Hopkinsville Christian County Public Library Youth Services Department.
Tuesday, October 18th, 2022 @ 5 PM
Location: Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library
Kids’ Club (Grades K-3) will be playing Native American games, Be*Tween (Grades 4-7) will be making corn husk dolls, and Teens (Grades 8-12) will be rock painting.
Cost: Free
Age appropriate: kindergarten through 12th grade

Museum After Hours

Join us for Museum After Hours hosted by Museums of Historic Hopkinsville-Christian County
Friday, October 14, 2022 @ 5:30 PM
Location: Pennyroyal Area Museum
An in-depth viewing and study of the folk art piece that depicts the Trail of Tears by local artist George Barrette Floyd will be the centerpiece of this evening event. Carved out of a felled red oak tree, this massive sculpture includes more than 70 figures of people and animals on the forced removal known as the Trail of Tears. Light refreshments will be served.
Cost: Free
Age appropriate: Adult

Fry Bread Competition

Join us for a Fry Bread Competition for families with kids Pre K – 12th grade!
Cook up your best Fry Bread & bring it to the Christian Co. Public Schools table at the Chili Festival to be judged on Oct. 14th at 4:30 PM.
1st & 2nd place prizes & gift cards will be rewarded!