2015–2016 Events


Our official Read kicked-off on April 4th, 2016! Students and staff in the School District of Janesville began learning about Malala’s story and made pledges to read the book throughout the first half of the month. Additionally, Craig High School students taught lessons and shared Malala’s story with elementary and middle school students during this time. Everyone in the Rock County community is encouraged to read the book!

On Monday, April 18th, 2016 from 6:30–8PM, there was a screening of He Named Me Malala at Craig High School in the Small Auditorium. This movie focuses on Malala’s story and the roots of her activism.

On Tuesday, April 19th, 2016 from 6:30–8:30PM, speakers from the Janesville Muslim Dawa Circle visited the Library and Media Center at Craig High School for a discussion and Q&A session about their faith. For those unable to attend, the Circle hosts open discussions about Islam weekly on Tuesdays at 6PM in their location at 200 S. High Street. These discussions are free and open to all members of the community.

Craig High School hosted a screening of Girl Rising in their Small Auditorium on Thursday, April 21, 2016 from 6:30–8:30PM. This movie tells the story of several girls around the world who face difficult challenges in pursuing an education from a young age onward. Community members are welcome to attend this event.

In February The Women’s Fund of Rock County sponsored an essay contest: “How Has Malala Inspired You?” The contest ended on February 12, 2016. For more information, see the contest poster.


Various groups will be hosting book discussions across Rock County from Fall 2015 to Spring 2016. If you are planning a book discussion and would like it to be listed here, please contact us.

Teen book discussions  Other book discussions
  • Craig High School will be hosting student book discussions during lunchtimes on Wednesday, April 20, 2016.