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Fresno County Public Library


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2420 Mariposa Street
Fresno, CA 93721

Tel: 559/600-6226
Fax: 559/600-7628
http://www.fresnolibrary.org

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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The Great Gatsby
F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Events

Women Artists at Arte Americas

Women Artists at Arte Americas. Exhibit exclusively of Women Artists in honor of Zelda Fitzgerald and Women’s History Month.

Event Location: Arte Americas Casa de Cultura, 1630 Van Ness Ave, Fresno, CA 93721

Date: Wed, Mar 5, 2014 – Sat, Mar 8, 2014
Time: 11:00am – 5:00pm

Date: Sun, Mar 9, 2014
Time: 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Date: Wed, Mar 12, 2014 – Sun, Mar 16, 2014
Time: 11:00am – 5:00pm

Date: Wed, Mar 19, 2014 – Sun, Mar 23, 2014
Time: 11:00am – 5:00pm

Date: Wed, Mar 26, 2014 – Sun, Mar 30, 2014
Time: 11:00am – 5:00pm

Date: Wed, Apr 2, 2014 – Sun, Apr 6, 2014
Time: 11:00am – 5:00pm

Date: Wed, Apr 9, 2014 – Sun, Apr 13, 2014
Time: 11:00am – 5:00pm

Date: Wed, Apr 16, 2014 – Sat, Apr 19, 2014
Time: 11:00am – 5:00pm

Date: Wed, Apr 23, 2014 – Sun, Apr 27, 2014
Time: 11:00am – 5:00pm

Date: Tue, Apr 29, 2014 – Sun, May 4, 2014
Time: 11:00am – 5:00pm

Date: Wed, May 7, 2014 – Sun, May 11, 2014
Time: 11:00am – 5:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Children's Jazzy Afterschool Craft

Kids will create colorful collages inspired by the works of artist Romare Bearden.

Event Location: Orange Cove Library, 815 Park Blvd, Orange Cove, CA 93646

Date: Wed, Mar 5, 2014
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

The Big Read Kickoff at Cuvee

Kick off event for Fresno County Public Library's The Big Read 2014.Featuring The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Live Jazz music and appetizers while local celebrities read exerpts from the book. No Host bar. Must be 21 and over to attend.

Event Location: 1140 N Van Ness, Fresno, CA 93728

Date: Wed, Mar 5, 2014
Time: 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Children's Jazzy Afterschool Craft

Kids will create colorful collages inspired by the works of artist Romare Bearden.

Event Location: Selma Library, 2200 Selma St, Selma, CA 93662

Date: Thu, Mar 6, 2014
Time: 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Roaring Twenties Adult & Teen Craft

Create a feathered headband or a bow tie straight out of the roaring Twenties!

Event Location: Selma Library, 2200 Selma St, Selma, CA 93662

Date: Thu, Mar 6, 2014
Time: 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Roaring Twenties Adult & Teen Craft

Create a feathered headband or a bow tie straight out of the roaring Twenties!

Event Location: Clovis Library, 1155 Fifth St, Clovis, CA 93612

Date: Thu, Mar 6, 2014
Time: 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Silent Movie Night at the Warnors Theater

With the rise of “talkies,” movies with words and sound, in the late 1920s, the Warnors Theatre in Fresno had only two years after opening to screen the silent films for which it was designed. As part of FCPLs The Big Read, Come and see Sir Arthur Conan Doyles: The Lost World. Pick up free tickets at your local library. Must have ticket for free admittance

Event Location: 1400 Fulton St, Fresno, CA 93720

Date: Thu, Mar 6, 2014
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Learn Popular Dances of the Twenties

Dance classes: Learn the popular dances of the Twenties, Charleston and more. Free. Must pre-register, limited to 25 students. To make reservations: 559-224-7280

Event Location: Terry Clark Dance Studios, 4936 N Blackstone Ave, Fresno, CA 93726

Date: Sat, Mar 8, 2014
Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Roaring Twenties Adult & Teen Craft

Create a feathered headband or a bow tie straight out of the roaring Twenties!

Event Location: Woodward park Library, 944 E Perrin Ave, Fresno, CA 93720

Date: Sun, Mar 9, 2014
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Jazz Storytime

Preschool storytime featuring stories about Jazz music and as well as a craft activity.

Event Location: Central Library, 2420 Mariposa St, Fresno, CA 93721

Date: Sun, Mar 9, 2014
Time: 1:30pm – 2:30pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Children's Jazzy Afterschool Crafts

Kids will create colorful collages inspired by the works of artist Romare Bearden.

Event Location: Kerman Library, 15081 Kearney Plaza, Kerman, CA 93630

Date: Mon, Mar 10, 2014
Time: 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Children's Jazzy Afterschool Craft

Kids will create colorful collages inspired by the works of artist Romare Bearden.

Event Location: Shaver Lake Library, 41344 Tollhouse Rd, Shaver Lake, CA 93664

Date: Mon, Mar 10, 2014
Time: 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Jazz Storytime

Preschool storytime featuring stories about Jazz music and as well as a craft activity.

Event Location: Clovis Branch Library, 1155 E Fifth St, Clovis, CA 93612

Date: Tue, Mar 11, 2014
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am

Book: The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby Book Cover Display

Fresno State students reinterpret the novel's cover. All submissions are from the illustration class of local artist, illustrator and Fresno State professor Doug Hansen.

Event Location: 944 E Perrin Ave, Fresno, CA 93720

Date: Wed, Mar 12, 2014 – Tue, Apr 15, 2014
Time: 9:00am – 9:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Jazz Storytime

Preschool storytime featuring stories about Jazz music and as well as a craft activity.

Event Location: Selma Library, 2200 Selma St, Selma, CA 93662

Date: Wed, Mar 12, 2014
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am

Book: The Great Gatsby

Children's Jazzy Afterschool Craft

Kids will create colorful collages inspired by the works of artist Romare Bearden.

Event Location: 1155 Fifth St, Clovis, CA 93612

Date: Wed, Mar 12, 2014
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Jazz Storytime

Preschool storytime featuring stories about Jazz music and as well as a craft activity.

Event Location: Clovis Library, 1155 Fifth St, Clovis, CA 93612

Date: Thu, Mar 13, 2014
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am

Date: Fri, Mar 14, 2014
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Radio Theater program

Turn back the clock to the Twenties when families sat around the radio and listened to to stories for entertainment. Come join us for evening of fun gathered around radio listening to shows such as The Shadow, Red Ryder and Little Orphan Annie.

Event Location: 5566 E Kings Canyon Road, Fresno, CA 93727

Date: Thu, Mar 13, 2014
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Discovering F. Scott Fitzgerald

Fitzgerald Scholar, Professor David Borofka of Reedley College will present a talk on the life and works of F. Scott Fizgerald

Event Location: Fresno City College, Old Adminstration Building (OAB125), 1101 E University Ave, Fresno, CA 93741

Date: Fri, Mar 14, 2014
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Learn Popular Dances of the Twenties

Dance classes: Learn the popular dances of the Twenties, Charleston and more. Free. Must pre-register, limited to 25 students. To reserve space call 559-224-7280.

Event Location: Terry clark Dance Studios, 4936 N Blackstone Ave, Fresno, CA 93726

Date: Sat, Mar 15, 2014
Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Roaring Twenties Adult & Teen Craft

Create a feathered headband or a bow tie straight out of the roaring Twenties!

Event Location: Reedley Library, 1027 E St, Reedley, CA 93556

Date: Sat, Mar 15, 2014
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Book Discussion

Book discussion of The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Event Location: Fig Garden Library, 3071 West Bullard, Fresno, CA 93722

Date: Sun, Mar 16, 2014
Time: 2:30pm – 3:30pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Book Discussion

Book discussion of The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Event Location: Clovis Library, 1155 Fifth St, Colvis, CA 93612

Date: Sun, Mar 16, 2014
Time: 2:30pm – 3:30pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Roaring Twenties Adult & Teen Craft

Create a feathered headband or a bow tie straight out of the roaring Twenties!

Event Location: Shaver Lake Library, 41344 Tollhouse Road, Shaver Lake, CA 93644

Date: Mon, Mar 17, 2014
Time: 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Roaring Twenties Adult & Teen Craft

Create a feathered headband or a bow tie straight out of the roaring Twenties!

Event Location: Sunnyside Library, 5566 East KingsCanyon, Fresno, CA 93727

Date: Tue, Mar 18, 2014
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

The Birth of Jazz

Educational and entertaining program on how Jazz was born. Presented by Jazz Fresno, featuring music of the Jazz Age.

Event Location: Woodward Park Library, 944 E Perrin Ave, Fresno, CA 93711

Date: Tue, Mar 18, 2014
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Jazz Storytime

Preschool storytime featuring stories about Jazz music and as well as a craft activity.

Event Location: Woodward Park Library, 944 E Perrin Ave, Fresno, CA 93720

Date: Wed, Mar 19, 2014
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am

Book: The Great Gatsby

Jazz Storytime

Preschool storytime featuring stories about Jazz music and as well as a craft activity.

Event Location: Woodward Park Library, 944 E Perrin, Fresno, CA 93720

Date: Wed, Mar 19, 2014
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Roaring Twenties Adult & Teen Craft

Create a feathered headband or a bow tie straight out of the roaring Twenties!

Event Location: Easton library, 25 East Fanz Ave, Easton, CA 93706

Date: Wed, Mar 19, 2014
Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Children's Jazzy Afterschool Craft

Kids will create colorful collages inspired by the works of artist Romare Bearden.

Event Location: Fig Garden Library, 3071 W Bullard Ave, Fresno, CA 93711

Date: Wed, Mar 19, 2014
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Roaring Twenties Adult & Teen Craft

Create a feathered headband or a bow tie straight out of the roaring Twenties!

Event Location: Bear Mountain Library, 30733 East Kings Canyon Rd, Squaw Valley, CA 93675

Date: Wed, Mar 19, 2014
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Book Discussion

Book discussion of The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Event Location: Reedley Library, 1027 E St, Reedley, CA 93656

Date: Wed, Mar 19, 2014
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Roaring Twenties Adult & Teen Craft

Create a feathered headband or a bow tie straight out of the roaring Twenties!

Event Location: Fig Garden Library, 3071 West Bullard, Fresno, CA 93722

Date: Thu, Mar 20, 2014
Time: 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Children's Jazzy Afterschool Craft

Kids will create colorful collages inspired by the works of artist Romare Bearden.

Event Location: Auberry Library, 33049 Auberry Rd, Auberry, CA 93602

Date: Thu, Mar 20, 2014
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Roaring Twenties Adult & Teen Craft

Create a feathered headband or a bow tie straight out of the roaring Twenties!

Event Location: Kingburg Library, 1399 Draper St, Kingsburg, CA 93631

Date: Thu, Mar 20, 2014
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Book disscussion

Event Location: Auberry Branch Library, 33049 Auberry Road, Auberry, CA 93602

Date: Thu, Mar 20, 2014
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby Live Theater Performance

The California Public Theater Brings the novel to life. Tickets are free from any Library branch.

Event Location: 1401 Fulton St, Fresno, CA 93720

Date: Thu, Mar 20, 2014
Time: 8:00pm – 10:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Book Discussion

Book discussion of The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Event Location: Fresno City College, Library Conference Rm, 1110 E University Ave, Fresno, CA 93742

Date: Fri, Mar 21, 2014
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby live Theater Performance

The California Public Theater Brings the novel to life. Tickets are free from any Library branch.

Event Location: 1401 fulton St, Fresno, CA 93720

Date: Fri, Mar 21, 2014
Time: 8:00pm – 10:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Learn Popular Dances of the Twenties

Dance classes: Learn the popular dances of the Twenties, Charleston and more. Free. Must pre-register, limited to 25 students. To reserve space call 559-224-7280.

Event Location: 4936 N Blacstone Ave, Fresno, CA 93726

Date: Sat, Mar 22, 2014
Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby live Theater Performance

The California Public Theater Brings the novel to life. Tickets are free from any Library branch.

Event Location: 1401 Fulton St, Fresno, CA 93720

Date: Sat, Mar 22, 2014
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby Live Theater Performance

The California Public Theater Brings the novel to life. Tickets are free from any Library branch.

Event Location: 1401 Fulton St, Fresno, CA 93720

Date: Sat, Mar 22, 2014
Time: 8:00pm – 10:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby Live Theater Performance

The California Public Theater Brings the novel to life. Tickets are free from any Library branch.

Event Location: 1401 Fulton St, Fresno, CA 93720

Date: Sun, Mar 23, 2014
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Save Me the Waltz: A Toast To Zelda Fitzgerald

A program on Zelda Fitzgerald, an amazing artist and dancer in her own right often over shadowed by her husband.

Event Location: Arte Americas Casa de Cultura, 1630 Van Ness Ave, Fresno, CA 93721

Date: Sun, Mar 23, 2014
Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Children's Jazzy Afterschool Craft

Kids will create colorful collages inspired by the works of artist Romare Bearden.

Event Location: Easton Library, 25 East Fanz Ave, Fresno, CA 93706

Date: Mon, Mar 24, 2014
Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Book Discussion

Event Location: Shaver Lake Branch Library, 41344 Tollhouse Road, Shaver Lake, CA 93664

Date: Tue, Mar 25, 2014
Time: 2:30pm – 3:30pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Book Discussion

Book discussion of The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Event Location: Cedar Clinton Library, 4150 East Clinton Ave, Fresno, CA 93703

Date: Tue, Mar 25, 2014
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Gargoyles, Chevrons and Zigzags...oh my!

Gargoyles, chevrons and zigzags… oh my! Art deco was the design aesthetic popular during the jazz age. In this illustrated talk Karana Hattersley-Drayton, the City of Fresno’s Historic Preservation Manger, will discuss the origins of the style and its application to buildings in the United States, including Fresno.

Event Location: 3071 West Bullard, Fresno, CA 93711

Date: Tue, Mar 25, 2014
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Afterschool Jazzy Children's Craft

Kids will create colorful collages inspired by the works of artist Romare Bearden.

Event Location: Sanger Library, 1812 Seventh St, Sanger, CA 93650

Date: Wed, Mar 26, 2014
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Roaring Twenties Adult & Teen Craft

Create a feathered headband or a bow tie straight out of the roaring Twenties!

Event Location: Orange Cove, 815 Park Blvd, Orange Cove, CA 93646

Date: Wed, Mar 26, 2014
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Jazz Storytime

Preschool storytime featuring stories about Jazz music and as well as a craft activity.

Event Location: West Fresno Library, 188 E California Ave, Fresno, CA 93706

Date: Thu, Mar 27, 2014
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Fitzgerald on Film

A film discussion featuring film clips from the Twenties by professor Paul Kaser

Event Location: Fig Garden Library, 3071 West Bullard, Fresno, CA 93711

Date: Thu, Mar 27, 2014
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Poetry, Music and Dance of the Harlem Renaissance

Come join us for a rhythymic evening featuring the music and dance of Harlem Renaissance as well as the poetry of Langston Hughes .

Event Location: African American Historical and Cultural Museum, 1857 Fulton St, Fresno, CA 93720

Date: Fri, Mar 28, 2014
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Roaring Twenties Adult & Teen Craft

Create a feathered headband or a bow tie straight out of the roaring Twenties!

Event Location: Sanger Library, 1812 Seventh St, Sanger, CA 93756

Date: Sat, Mar 29, 2014
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Speakeasy

Great Gatsby Speakeasy Party. Party of the celebrating in the Roaring Twenties in style. Featuring live music, dance and flapper contest. Hors d' oeurvres will be served. No host bar featuring cocktails from the Twenties. Everyone is encouraged to come dressed in costume

Event Location: Fresno City College Library, 1101 E University Ave, Fresno, CA 93741

Date: Sat, Mar 29, 2014
Time: 8:00pm – 10:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Discussion on F. Scott Fitzgerald

A discussion of the life and works of F. Scott Fitzgerald by professor Paul Kaser. Co-sponsored by the Sister in Crime. There is a $15.00 charge for lunch. Please RSVP Reservations: reservationsfor sisters@outlook.com or call 260-7516

Event Location: Yosemite Falls Restaurant, 4278 West Ashland, Fresno, CA 93722

Date: Sat, Apr 5, 2014
Time: 10:30am – 1:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Bus Trip To Hearst Castle

Explore the opulence of the Roaring Twenties by visiting one of the homes of one of the most influential men of the times. Hearst Castle is a National and California Historical Landmark mansion located on the Central Coast of California. It was designed by architect Julia Morgan in 1919 for newspaper magnate William Randolph Hearst. The estate is a pastiche of historic architectural styles that its owner admired in his travels around Europe. Hearst Castle features 56 bedrooms, 61 bathrooms, 19 sitting rooms, 127 acres of gardens, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts, a movie theater, an airfield, and the world's largest private zoo. During the 20's and 30's the Hollywood and political elite often visited Hearst'Castle by invitation only. Visitors included Charlie Chaplin, Cary Grant, the Marx Brothers, Charles Lindbergh, Joan Crawford, Clark Gable, James Stewart, Bob Hope, Calvin Coolidge, Franklin Roosevelt, Dolores Del Rio, and Winston Churchill were among Hearst's A-list guests.

Event Location: Hearst Castle, 750 Hearst Castle Dr. , San Simeon, CA 93452

Date: Sat, Apr 5, 2014
Time: 11:00am – 11:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Film Screening of the 1949 classic

Get in the mood and join us as we view the 1949 The Great Gatsby film classic starring Alan Ladd and Betty Field in a theater of the period

Event Location: Caruthers Branch Library, 1101 E. University, Caruthers, CA 93609

Date: Mon, Apr 7, 2014
Time: 3:30pm – 5:30pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Movie screening of 1974 The Great Gatsby

Movie viewing and discussion.

Event Location: Caruthers Branch Library, 13382 South Henderson, Caruthers, CA 93609

Date: Tue, Apr 8, 2014
Time: 3:30pm – 5:30pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Book Discussions

Event Location: Gillis Branch Library, 629 W Dakota Ave, Fresno, CA 93705

Date: Fri, Apr 18, 2014
Time: 2:00pm – 2:30pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

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