National Endowment of the Arts - The Big Read

DeKalb Public Library


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309 Oak Street
DeKalb, IL 60115

Tel: 815/756-9568
Fax: 815/756-7837
http://www.dkpl.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

Big Read Toddler Time

Infants through toddler-age children and their parents are invited to join Miss Marti on the dragon carpet for a morning of fun with stories and songs for little ones!

Event Location: DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St., DeKalb, IL 60115

Date: Wed, Oct 1, 2014
Time: 10:30am – 11:00am

Date: Wed, Oct 8, 2014
Time: 10:30am – 11:00am

Date: Wed, Oct 15, 2014
Time: 10:30am – 11:00am

Date: Wed, Oct 22, 2014
Time: 10:30am – 11:00am

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Big Read Kick-Off: Fantasy Fest

Fantasy Fest is a celebration of the fantasy genre with programs for all ages. Participate in our costume contest! Learn the secrets of alchemy! Increase your knowledge of dragons!

Event Location: TBD, DeKalb, IL 60115

Date: Sat, Oct 4, 2014
Time: 11:00am – 3:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Big Read Bedtime Stories

Join Miss Jen on the Dragon Carpet and enjoy several stories! Kids are always welcome to wear pajamas.

Event Location: DeKalb Pubilc Library, 309 Oak St., DeKalb, IL 60115

Date: Mon, Oct 6, 2014
Time: 6:30pm – 7:00pm

Date: Mon, Oct 13, 2014
Time: 6:30pm – 7:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Big Read Keynote Address - Author Howard Andrew Jones: "Why is Fantasy Literature Important?" (Keynote Address)

Howard Andrew Jones is the author of heroic fantasy novels "The Desert of Souls" and "The Bones of the Old Ones," as well as managing editor of Black Gate magazine (www.blackgate.com). He will discuss the importance of fantasy literature both over time and in the 21st century and his experiences as an author.

Event Location: TBD, DeKalb, IL 60115

Date: Mon, Oct 6, 2014
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Big Read: Tales for Twos

This story time program on Tuesday mornings is geared to two-year-old children. The program will last approximately 20 to 25 minutes. Children will receive a coloring sheet after the program, which they may color at the library. Older and younger children are welcome to attend.

Event Location: DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak Street, DeKalb, IL 60115

Date: Tue, Oct 7, 2014
Time: 9:30am – 10:00am

Date: Tue, Oct 14, 2014
Time: 9:30am – 10:00am

Date: Tue, Oct 21, 2014
Time: 9:30am – 10:00am

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

A Wizard of Earthsea - Magic Muffins Tween Book Discussion

In the world of Earthsea, knowing the true name of a thing--or a person--grants power over it. Young Ged has the potential to be one of the greatest wizards ever, but when a prideful mistake unleashes a terrible shadow, Ged must risk his life to restore the balance.

Event Location: 309 Oak Street, DeKalb, IL 60115

Date: Tue, Oct 7, 2014
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Big Read with Carla

Event Location: DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak Street, DeKalb, IL 60115

Date: Thu, Oct 9, 2014
Time: 9:30am – 10:00am

Date: Mon, Oct 20, 2014
Time: 6:30pm – 7:00pm

Date: Tue, Oct 28, 2014
Time: 9:30am – 10:00am

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Wildcard Teen Book Discussion: A Wizard of Earthsea

In the world of Earthsea, knowing the true name of a thing--or a person--grants power over it. Young Ged has the potential to be one of the greatest wizards ever, but when a prideful mistake unleashes a terrible shadow, Ged must risk his life to restore the balance.

Event Location: 309 Oak Street, DeKalb, IL 60115

Date: Thu, Oct 9, 2014
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Wizarding School: Alchemy

Learn the secrets of magic! Like Ged in "A Wizard of Earthsea," you too can attend wizarding school! This week: Archmagus Jeremy Benson from Northern Illinois University's STEM Outreach demonstrates the secrets of alchemy! Come and gain your certificate of wizarding excellence!

Event Location: DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak Street, DeKalb, IL 60115

Date: Sat, Oct 11, 2014
Time: 10:00am – 11:30am

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

General Book Club: A Wizard of Earthsea Book Discussion

In the world of Earthsea, knowing the true name of a thing--or a person--grants power over it. Young Ged has the potential to be one of the greatest wizards ever, but when a prideful mistake unleashes a terrible shadow, Ged must risk his life to restore the balance.

Event Location: 309 Oak Street, DeKalb, IL 60115

Date: Mon, Oct 13, 2014
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Big Read Fantasy Literature Panel Discussion

Come listen to local experts, students, scholars, and enthusiasts of the fantasy genre as we field questions and discuss the fantasy genre with you!

Event Location: Northern Illinois University, Founders Library - Rare Books Room, DeKalb, IL 60115

Date: Tue, Oct 14, 2014
Time: 7:30pm – 8:30pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Big Read Spelling Bee

Big Read is partnering up with Altrusa again, for its annual Spelling Bee! Literacy is a primary focus of Altrusa International. Numerous outstanding literacy programs are already in place in DeKalb County, many of which could be enhanced with additional funding. This past year over $5,000 was used to fund a variety of community literacy projects. proceeds also help to fund the Newspapers in Education program sponsored by the Daily Chronicle.

Event Location: 244 Waterman Street, Sycamore, IL 60178

Date: Thu, Oct 16, 2014
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Wizarding School: Fortune Telling

Wizarding School! Learn the secrets of magic! Today, our seer and fortune teller will teach you the arts of divination and peering into the future! Come and get your wizarding certificate of excellence! (For entertainment purposes only.)

Event Location: DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak Street, DeKalb, IL 60115

Date: Sat, Oct 18, 2014
Time: 10:00am – 11:30am

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Big Read Tween Craft

Create your own magic wand with the aid of our wise and wonderful tween coordinator, Darcy Tatlock!

Event Location: DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak Street, DeKalb, IL 60115

Date: Tue, Oct 21, 2014
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

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