Wing Young Huie

Carver County Library’s Adult Services Team is hosting photographer and author Wing Young Huie for a conversation at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2.WingYoungHuie_sub

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Carver County Library’s Adult Services Team is hosting photographer and author Wing Young Huie for a conversation at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 2.

Wing Young Huie has photographed the complex realities of American society for 40 years. His work has been shown in museums globally and in epic street installations, providing a collective window and mirror of the them who are really us. It is in classrooms where his work has been most impactful, showing students the many ways he’s engaged thousands of strangers. In 2018, he received the McKnight Distinguished Artist Award and won a Minnesota Book Award for his seventh book, "Chinese-ness."

Registration is not required. Visit www.facebook.com/CarverCountyLibrary/videos where the visit will be streamed in real time. If you can’t watch in real time, you can catch the video later.

Place a request on one of Wing Young Huie’s titles in the Carver County Library collection:

“Chinese-ness: The Meanings of Identity and the Nature of Belonging” by Wing Young Huie. Is Chinese identity personal, national, cultural, political? Does it migrate, become malleable or transmuted? What is authentic, sacred, kitsch? Using documentary and conceptual photographic strategies, acclaimed photographer Wing Young Huie explores the meaning of Chinese-ness in his home state of Minnesota, throughout the United States, and in China.

“Their Great Gift: Courage, Sacrifice, and Hope in a New Land” by John Coy, photographs by Wing Young Huie. With lyrical text and thought-provoking photography, “Their Great Gift” explores the experiences of immigrants in the twenty-first century, focusing on the lives of children. Images of families who came to the United States from many different parts of the world celebrate the diversity of our country and contain a vision of hope for the future.

“Looking for Asian America: An Ethnocentric Tour by Wing Young Huie” by Wing Young Huie. In search of contemporary Asian America, celebrated photographer Wing Young Huie — the only member of his family not born in China — traveled with his wife Tara through nearly 40 states to explore and document the funny, touching, and sometimes strange intersection of Asian American and American cultures.

“Dads” by John Coy, photographs by Wing Young Huie. Celebrate all that fathers do: building, fixing, cooking, cleaning, laughing, crying, hugging, playing and more! John Coy and Wing Young Huie reunite for a book that shows a wide range of fathers and children, particularly highlighting families of color and lower-income families, who often aren't depicted in children's books.

EVENTS FOR YOUTH

Trick-or-Treat Downtown Victoria 2021: 1-2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 30. Stop into downtown Victoria for trick-or-treating with local businesses, including the Victoria Library, sponsored by the Victoria Business Association.

Trick-or-Treat Downtown Chaska 2021: Noon-2:30 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 30. Stop into downtown Chaska for trick-or-treating with local businesses, including the Chaska Library, sponsored by the Downtown Chaska Business Alliance and Friends of the Chaska Library.

Dinosaur Storytime: 10:30 a.m., Monday, Nov. 1. Stomp on over to the Victoria Library for a special Dinosaur storytime in honor of Dinovember! We will be reading books, singing songs, and making crafts all about these creatures from long ago.

Monday Funday Online: 6:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 1 on Carver County Library’s Facebook Live page. Monday Nights are Funday Nights! We’ll read books, tell tales, sing songs, and more. Carver County Library Youth Services Librarians and special guests will lead the way!

Pajama Storytime: 10:30 am., Tuesday, Nov. 2. Join us for Pajama Storytime at Chanhassen Library. Put on a pair of cozy pajamas, bring your favorite stuffed toy, and get ready to have fun with your friends at the library! This is the perfect event to help wind kids down before bed. Join us from 6:30pm-7pm as we sing songs, read books, and have fun! Recommended for children ages birth to five years with parent or caregiver. Registration is required. https://carverlib.libcal.com/event/7986754

EVENTS FOR ADULTS

The Loft Literary Center Online – Social Media Strategy Content and Conversation: 10:30 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Nov. 6. In this seminar, we’ll explore what tools to consider, when and how often to post, which content to share, who can help create and extend conversations, and how to analyze your results, diffuse your critics, and amplify your strongest advocates.

STORYTIME

Note: No registration needed for storytime.

Chanhassen:

  • Family Storytime: 3:30 p.m. Sundays and 10:30 a.m., Tuesdays and Wednesdays. For all ages, with a focus on children age 2 and up. Children, parents, and their caregivers are invited to share 30 minutes of singing, playing, reading, writing, and talking that encourages the development of early literacy skills.
  • Toddler Storytime: 10:30 a.m., Mondays. Toddlers and their caregivers are welcome to join us for 20 minutes of action-packed fun with stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and musical movement for this age group. Come shake your sillies out with us. For ages 18-36 months.

Victoria:

  • Family Storytime: 10:30 a.m., Mondays. For all ages, with a focus on children age 2 and up. Children, parents and their caregivers are invited to come and share 30 minutes of singing, playing, reading, writing, and talking that encourages the development of early literacy skills.
  • Toddler Storytime: 10:30 a.m., Wednesdays. Toddlers and their caregivers are welcome to join us for 20 minutes of action-packed fun with stories, rhymes, fingerplays, and musical movement for this busy age group. Come shake your sillies out with us! Recommended for ages 18-36 months.

Chaska:

  • Family Storytime: 10:30 a.m., Tuesdays and Wednesdays. For all ages, with a focus on children age 2 and up. Children, parents, and their caregivers are invited to come and share 30 minutes of singing, playing, reading, writing, and talking that encourages the development of early literacy skills.

Jodi Edstrom is branch manager for the Chaska Library. For questions about services, contact staff at www.carverlib.org/about-us/contact-us or reach out to Edstrom directly at 952-227-7603 or jedstrom@co.carver.mn.us.

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