National Endowment of the Arts - The Big Read

Attleboro Public Library/Attleboro's 1 ABC


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74 North Main St.
Attleboro, MA 02703

Tel: 508/222-0157
Fax: 508/226-3326
http://attleborolibrary.org

A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin

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A Wizard of Earthsea
Ursula K. Le Guin

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Events

Wizard of Earthsea Publicity Kickoff

Imagination is key to this year's The Big Read/Attleboro's 1 ABC programming. In celebration of International Literacy Day, The Literacy Center, Attleboro Public Library, Boston Super Heroes, Rotary Club of Attleboro, Battlegrounds Games and Hobbies, and YMCA of Attleboro will host this publicity kickoff at the Park with a family friendly oriented Super Heroes/Imaginary Figures day of activities in the Balfour Riverwalk: Feats of bravery; maze challenges, role playing games, international folktale/fable stories, Sciencetellers "Dreams and Dragons", the Wizard, and The Big Read materials and book giveaway. The Boston Super Heroes is a group made up of talented costumers all around New England dedicated to bringing your favorite comic book characters to life for local events. Come dressed as your favorite superhero and join the fun! for more info: jpilking@sailsinc.org; 508-222-0157. Rain location: Attleboro YMCA.

Event Location: Balfour Riverwalk Park, next to the Library, Attleboro, MA 02703

Date: Sat, Sep 12, 2015
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Fantastical Discussion of the Written Word

The Council on Aging Writers Group enthusiastically supports The Big Read. Letting their imaginations go wild, the writers will discuss "A Wizard of Earthsea" as they also share their own fantasy and imaginative based writings.

Event Location: Council on Aging Writers Group, 25 South Main St., Attleboro, MA 02703

Date: Tue, Sep 15, 2015
Time: 9:30am – 11:00am

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Big Read Writers Workshop

Let your imagination take flight on a magical journey to the fantasy world of EarthSea, Create your own fantasy world in a six session Big Read Writers Workshop. If you can imagine it, you can write it. Find your magical world in the writing genres of Fantasy, Sci-fiction, or Superheroes that you have had lurking in the corner of your mind since childhood. So dust off that wizard wand and hat! It is now time to escape to that fantasy world where you can make them come alive. Writing on your own or with others, learn how to caste your wizardry spell in a fun imaginative workshop. The workshop is to be held on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month. At the workshop, you will receive a complimentary copy of EarthSea along with related workshop materials and even a writing wand. To Register, go to attleborolibrary.org event listing page. Click on the register link. or call: 508-222-0157.

Event Location: Attleboro Public Library, 74 North Main St., Attleboro, MA 02703

Date: Thu, Sep 17, 2015
Time: 7:00am – 8:00am

Date: Thu, Oct 1, 2015
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Date: Thu, Oct 15, 2015
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Read and Ride at the Y

Join the Read and Ride Excercise Group- using imagination imagery and virtual fantasy bike rides the group will experience "A Wizard of Earthsea" as they read and discuss the book. To join the group contact: Cyndee Goodinson-Lindsey at Cgoodinsonlindsey@attleboroymca.org; or call 508-409-0767.

Event Location: 71 North Main St., Attleboro, MA 02703

Date: Fri, Sep 18, 2015
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am

Date: Fri, Sep 25, 2015
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am

Date: Fri, Oct 2, 2015
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am

Date: Fri, Oct 9, 2015
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Teen Book Club

Teen Book Club- The Wizard of Earthsea by, Ursula LeGuin Teens age 13+ are welcome to join us in discussing The Wizard of Earthsea by, Ursula LeGuin. Copies of the book will be available at the children’s room desk beginning at the end of August. To register please visit attleborolibrary.org. and check the calendar of events.

Event Location: Attleboro Public Library, 74 North Main St., Attleboro, MA 02703

Date: Fri, Sep 18, 2015
Time: 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

The Balance of Nature Art Exhibition and Keynote Presentation

In response to "A Wizard of Earthsea's" emphasis on the natural world and overarching theme of essential harmony, the Attleboro Arts Museum presents an invitational exhibition entitled "The Balance of Nature." Fantasy-inspired artwork that explores the equality of forces that govern the natural world will be on display. Exhibition dates: September 18th - 25th (closed Sunday and Monday). Opening reception on September 18th from 7-9pm. Includes a keynote presentation from Michael Hughes on "Magic in the Wizard of Earthsea" and an artist recognition ceremony. The exhibit will be available until Saturday, September 26th.

Event Location: Attleboro Arts Museum, 86 Park Street, Attleboro, MA 02703

Date: Fri, Sep 18, 2015
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Lee's Pond Festival Welcomes The Big Read

Attleboro's 1 ABC will join the Lee's Pond Festivities to discuss "A Wizard of Earthsea", hand out books, calendars, and "imaginary" information.

Event Location: 30 Gardner Ave., South Attleboro, MA, Attleboro, MA 02703

Date: Sat, Sep 19, 2015
Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Fairy Tales Rule the Day at Lunch Bunch

Project Connect Family Center and the Children's Librarian, Krystal Brown present Fairy Tales and related activites for participants in this week's Lunch Bunch.

Event Location: Attleboro Public Library, 74 North Main St., Attleboro, MA 02703

Date: Wed, Sep 23, 2015
Time: 11:30am – 1:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Parent Book Group Fantasy Night Out

It is a fantasy night out as the parents wend their way through "A Wizard of Earthsea".This group will discover how even the greatest flights of fancy relate to every day life as they follow Ged's quest to understand the demons that follow him.

Event Location: Attleboro Public Library, 74 North Main St., Attleboro, MA 02703

Date: Wed, Sep 23, 2015
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

3-5 yr old Book Group Imaginative Tales

Through readings and crafts, the 3-5 year old group will let their imaginations lead them through the land of Fairy Tales.

Event Location: Attleboro Public Library, 74 North Main St., Attleboro, MA 02703

Date: Fri, Sep 25, 2015
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Sunset Woodland Fairy Walk at Oak Knoll

Join the staff of Mass. Audubon Oak Knoll Wildlife Sanctuary for an enchanting walk through the woods of Oak Knoll at sunset. As we wind our way through the oaks, beech and remnants of the once mighty American chestnut trees, we will learn the folklore of the trees and the magic that takes place in the woodlands at sunset.

Event Location: Oak Knoll Wildlife Sanctuary, 1417 Park St., Attleboro, MA 02703

Date: Sat, Sep 26, 2015
Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

"Flight of the Phoenix" Parent/Child Book Group

The Parent/Child discussion group will be reading "Flight of the Phoenix" to help stir up the imaginative energy within.

Event Location: Attleboro Public Library, 74 North Main St., Attleboro, MA 02703

Date: Mon, Sep 28, 2015
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Graphic Art with Omigos

Art by Ogmios. Watch and learn as a professional graphic artist, illustrator and author creates scenes for fantasy graphic stories and digitally draws imaginative illustrations, many based on ancient Celtic mythology. The program will include an exhibit of his extensive art work, and this informal session will include time for questions from attendees.

Event Location: Attleboro Public Library, 74 North Main St., Attleboro, MA 02703

Date: Wed, Sep 30, 2015
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Earthsea comes to BCC

"Earthsea" the movie will be featured at Bristol Community College and co-sponsored by Bridgewater Community College. A reckless youth is destined to become the greatest sorcerer that the mythical land of Earthsea has ever known. When the young wizard discovers that he possesses infinite magical powers, he seeks to master the ancient arts. As he journeys to manhood he will combat dragons, fall in love, cross death's threshold, and ultimately wield the power to reunite the kingdom. Seating will start at 5:30 p.m.

Event Location: Bristol Community College, 11 Field Rd., 2nd floor, Room 228, Attleboro, MA 02703

Date: Fri, Oct 2, 2015
Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Big Read Comes to Attleboro Farmers Market

Members of Attleboro's 1ABC will be part of the activities at the weekly Farmers Market. Books, Big Read Materials, and discussion of "A Wizard of Earthsea" will keep the booth busy.

Event Location: Capron Park- O'Connell Field, near the High School, 201 County St., Attleboro, MA 02703

Date: Sat, Oct 3, 2015
Time: 9:00am – 1:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

"A Heroe's Quest" Geocaching

Following a GPS geocache locator on your phone or a GPS device, participants will be guided by Land Trust members on trails through forests, over swamps, into meadows and woodlands to locate 5 hidden treasure chests containing clues to discover the secret behind the wizard of Earthsea’s power! Land Trust members can assist participants in downloading the geocaching app on site but it would help if you downloaded the app in advance. With an android smartphone register for a free user account called C:Geo at www.geocaching.com. For an iphone, install the free app called Geocaching Intro. Geocaching is super fun activity for kids and adults of all ages. Small groups of participants will be following Ged’s quest and solving a puzzle as well as locating and getting credit for the 5 official geocaches located on site! Don't have a phone- no worries, someone in the group will have one. Register for the event at attleborolandtrust@gmail.com.

Event Location: Nickerson Walking Woods Preserve, 195 Richardson Ave., Attleboro, MA 02703

Date: Sat, Oct 3, 2015
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Wednesday Morning Book Group Discussion

The Wednesday morning Book Group will use their powers of imagination in a lively discussion of "A Wizard of Earthsea". Fantasy fiction will be a new genre for the group of dedicated readers.

Event Location: 74 North Main St., Attleboro, MA 02703

Date: Wed, Oct 7, 2015
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Fantasy Trivia Night

Liona and Amy will lead you through a trivia, but certainly not trivial, evening of questions, answers, and discussion on "A Wizard of Earthsea" and other popular fantasy works.

Event Location: Scorpios Restaurant, Attleboro, MA 02703

Date: Thu, Oct 8, 2015
Time: 7:30pm – 8:30pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

The Literacy Center Multilingual Discussion

Join us as we take an imaginative multicultural look at "A Wizard of Earthsea". Find out what stories from around the world share themes, adventure, and endings similar to this work by Ursula Le Guin.

Event Location: The Literacy Center, 80 North Main St., Attleboro, MA 02703

Date: Tue, Oct 13, 2015
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Design Your Own Dragon and Write a Story

Youth in grades 5th-12th are welcome to join us for this part craft, part writing program! Participants will first create their own dragon mobile and then use their imagination to write a short story or poem about the dragon’s life. Registration for this program is required, to register please visit attleborolibrary.org.

Event Location: Attleboro Public Library, 74 North Main St., Attleboro, MA 02703

Date: Wed, Oct 14, 2015
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Dragons Abound at Ugly Dog Books

Join "Ugly Dogs" owner Kim Storch- share tales of dragons as you make your own dragon stick puppet. Activities and tales are appropriate for ages 5 years and up. To register, call Ugly Dog Books at: 508-226-0100.

Event Location: 75 Union St., Attleboro, MA 02703

Date: Fri, Oct 16, 2015
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

The Breakfast Place Cooks Fantastic

There will be readings from the book and an opportunity for open discussion among diners at this popular Attleboro restaurant at 187 Pleasant St. in Attleboro, where the menu that day will feature some specials based on “A Wizard of Earthsea.” Dinosaur eggs, anyone? Expect an appearance by The Wizard.

Event Location: Pleasant St., Attleboro, MA 02703

Date: Sat, Oct 17, 2015
Time: 9:00am – 11:00am

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Fiction Reflects Life Journey of Self Discovery

The members of the group will be looking at the personal quest of self discovery and reflection as depicted in "A Wizard of Earthsea."

Event Location: Attleboro Public Library, 74 North Main St., Attleboro, MA 02703

Date: Thu, Oct 22, 2015
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Star Wars Symposium

Our Finale Event will feature a Star Wars Symposium bringing together sci fi and fantasy enthusiasts for a final celebration of the fantasy life.Come down to the Library and meet a Star Wars Expert! Peter Struzziero has been teaching children and families about Star Wars for over 5 years. Come and experience the Star Wars Symposium that has already reached 6000 other fans of Star Wars since 2010. Peter will present a Star Wars history lesson, some Star Wars Pop culture videos, take us through a character Identification Game, some Star Wars Trivia, a Costume Contest, and don't forget his 1 of a kind Star Wars Museum which we'll have set up in our program space for hands on touch and play. Don't miss out on all the fun.

Event Location: 74 North Main St., Attleboro, MA 02703

Date: Sat, Oct 24, 2015
Time: 11:00am – 1:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

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