Join us for literary presentations and small-group informal discussions of Czech and Slovak books in English translation. Over the last several years Czech and Slovak Cultural Center has met monthly.  Authors of books include: Milan Kundera, Ivan Klima, Former President Vaclav Havel and several more.

Everyone is welcome. Discussions are cosponsored by the Czech and Slovak Cultural Center of Minnesota, Office of the Honorary Consul for the Czech Republic, and Czech & Slovak Sokol Minnesota. Book discussions are held from 10:00 a.m.-noon on the 1st floor of the C.S.P.S. Hall, 383 Michigan Street, Saint Paul, MN 55102.

Questions? gwen@cs-center.org

2017-2018

Saturday, September 16, 9:00-11:00 a.m.

The Gág Family: German-Bohemian Artists in America by Julie L’Enfant – Book discussion

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 Saturday, October 21

That Alluring Land: Slovak Stories by Božena Slančiková Timrava – Book discussion

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 Saturday, November 18

Povídky: Short Stories by Czech Women edited by Nancy Hawker – Book discussion

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 Saturday, December 16

Homecoming and The Voices: Prague 1968 by Joseph Wechsberg – Book discussion

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 Saturday, January 20

Performing Captivity, Performing Escape: Cabarets and Plays from the Terezin/Theresienstadt Ghetto edited and with an introduction by Lisa Peschel – Play reading by all attendees

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 Saturday, February 17

Dreams of a Great Small Nation by Kevin J. McNamara – Book discussion

Author Event: Saturday, April 7th, 2018, Amherst H. Wilder Foundation, 451 Lexington Parkway North, Saint Paul, Minnesota 55104

Book Signing, Sunday, April 8th, 2018, Common Good Books, St. Paul, MN

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 Saturday, March 17

Popism: The Warhol Sixties by Andy Warhol and Pat Hackett – Book discussion

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Saturday, April 21

The Emperor and the Peasant by Kenneth Janda – Book discussion

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 Saturday, May 19

HHhH: Himmler’s Brain is Called Heydrich by Laurent Binet – Book discussion

Literary Ventures Annual Talk, 1:00 p.m., second floor, C.S.P.S. Hall, with refreshments:

John Palka, author of My Slovakia, My Family: One Family’s Role in the Birth of a Nation will discuss “The Czech and Slovak Marriage: What the Partners Brought to the Union”

 

Authors: Václav Havel, Karel Čapek, Mariusz Szczygiel, Thomas Bell, Michael Viewegh, Iva Klestilová Volánková, Michael Žantovský, Benjamin Kuras, Petra Hulová, Jan Novák, Jarda Červenka, Daniel E. Freeman, Rainer Maria Rilke, Jiří Hajíček, Kim Hruba, Tom Stoppard, Charles Novaček, Egar Lukes, Edith Pargeter, Edna St. Vincent Milay, Elena Lappin, Ivan Margolius, C. J. Hribal, Madeleine Albright, Alexandr Kliment, Maria Anne Hirschmann, Ota Pavel, Joan Mohr, Jaroslava Skleničková, Heda Margolius Kovály, Jeanne W. Němcová, Ivan Olbracht, Zdena Salivarová, Marcy Arlin, Gwynn MacDonald, Daniel Gerould, Karel Hynek Mácha, Zdena Salivarová, Jaroslav Seifert, Rebecca West, Josef Škvorecký, Josefa Slanska, Alexandra Buchler, Bohumil Hrabal, Franz Kafka, Josef Baudies, Rudolf Vrba, Milan Kundera, Paul Wilson, Božena Němcová, Gene Deitch, Jan Neruda, Dominika Derry, Ivan Klíma, Derek Sayer, Petr Sís, Jiří Weil, Bruce Chatwin, Pavel Kohout, John Comenius, C. Winston Chrislock, Charles Jonas, Clinton Machann, James W. Mendl, Jr., Leo Pervitz, Jaroslav Seifert, Mark Wansa, John Palka, Petru Popescu

Elections to the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic

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Elections to the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic

Elections to the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic The President of the Czech Republic announced the elections to the Chamber of Deputies of the Parliament of the Czech Republic to take place on Friday, October 20 and Saturday, October 21, 2017. Czech citizens living or residing abroad will be able to vote in these elections also at the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Chicago, however, due to the time difference already on Thursday 19 and Friday 20 October, 2017, from 2 pm to 9 pm. Complete Article...

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Keeping a Heritage Language Alive in Minnesota: A Case of the Czech & Slovak School Twin Cities

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Keeping a Heritage Language Alive in Minnesota: A Case of the Czech & Slovak School Twin Cities

Keeping a Heritage Language Alive in Minnesota: A Case of the Czech & Slovak School Twin Cities by Jitka Sebek Tenemos las mejores enchiladas. Ven a visitarnos. Todo para la comunidad. It is March, time for spring break, but Renáta Tichá, President of the Czech and Slovak Cultural Center, and I are not strolling down Cancun beaches. We are wrapped in our coats, gloves, and scarves, and squinting into the Cicero, Illinois sunshine. Despite the Latino storefront signs, our long weekend will be filled with Czech language, culture, and...

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US Bank to Support CSCC Via Employee Matching and Dollars for Doing

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CSCC has been accepted as an organization to be supported by US Bank via their Employee Matching and Dollars for Doing programs.  Contact Jan Knudtson of the Board if you would like further details about these opportunities.

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CSCC to Continue Monthly Informal Czech Conversation Group

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CSCC to Continue Monthly Informal Czech Conversation Group

Our group meets every third Saturday of the month at Kramarczuk’s in NE Minneapolis, 4:00-5:30 PM.  Please contact info@cs-center.org for any questions. Find us on Meetup, Twin Cities Czech & Slovak Language Meetup.

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CSCC Sponsors Banjo Romantika and Malina Brothers

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CSCC Sponsors Banjo Romantika and Malina Brothers

Film Showing of Banjo Romantika sponsored by Czech and Slovak Cultural Center of Minnesota Minnesota Bluegrass and Old-time Music Association: www.minnesotabluegrass.org The Harvest Jam Acoustic Music Experience, November 17-19, 2017 Malina Brothers Bluegrass band from the Czech Republic Saturday, November 18th, 2017 Banjo Romantika About the Film: BANJO ROMANTIKA introduces the musicians who play this unique bluegrass hybrid. Czechs first heard bluegrass during World War II when the Armed Forces Network broadcast American music for soldiers....

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Czech and Slovak Cultural Center of Minnesota Planning Meeting

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Czech and Slovak Cultural Center of Minnesota Planning Meeting

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CSCC to be at Czech and Slovak Sokol Fall Festival September 24, 2017

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CSCC to be at Czech and Slovak Sokol Fall Festival September 24, 2017, 11 AM- 5 PM.

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