National Endowment of the Arts - The Big Read

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Fredonia, NY 14063

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The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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The Great Gatsby
F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Events

Big Read Family Literacy Challenge

Big Read Family Literacy Challenge – Children and teens can take part in a tic-tac-toe game 3/23-4/24. The game will encourage families to read together, explore The Great Gatsby, learn about the 1920s, and become more familiar with library resources. All entries must be completed by 4/24. Game board will be available in the Children’s Room.

Event Location: Prendergast Library, 509 Cherry Street, Jamestown, NY 14701

Date: Mon, Mar 23, 2015
Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby Kickoff at Prendergast Library

Prendergast library welcomes all to come in a join an evening of the Great Gatsby Era. We are excited to announce that Autumn Echo Swanson will be hosting a Poetry Slam at the Prendergast Library on Thursday March 26th from 6-7pm. This event will be a kickoff event for the Chautauqua – Cattaraugus Library System’s Big Read. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Event Location: 509 Cherry Street, Jamestown, NY 14701

Date: Thu, Mar 26, 2015
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

GATSBY

A mysterious millionaire seeks to reignite an old flame with the help of a naïve neighbor. But, can his millions turn back the hands of time? How far will he go to win her love, and who will be hurt along the way? Return to the roaring twenties and the mystery that is, GATSBY! There will be a brief discussion after the play with the Fredonia Theatre students. There is no charge for this event and is open to the public.

Event Location: Reg Lenna Center for the Arts, 116 East 3rd Street, Jamestown, NY 14701

Date: Fri, Mar 27, 2015
Time: 10:00am – 11:30am

Book: The Great Gatsby

The Big Read Saturday Family Activities

Crafts and activities for the whole family to enjoy. Activities will tie in The Great Gatsby themes, 1920s, jazz music, etc. Families are welcome.

Event Location: Prendergast Library, 509 Cherry Street, Jamestown, NY 14701

Date: Sat, Mar 28, 2015
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Date: Sat, Apr 4, 2015
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Date: Sat, Apr 11, 2015
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Date: Sat, Apr 18, 2015
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby with Leonardo DeCaprio

Myers Memorial Library will be showing The Great Gatsby with Leonardo DeCaprio on Tuesday, March 31 at 3:30 & 6:30. This event is free and open to the public.

Event Location: Myers Memorial Library, 23 Ivory Street, Frewsburg, NY 14738

Date: Tue, Mar 31, 2015
Time: 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Date: Tue, Mar 31, 2015
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Big Read Movie Night at Prendergast Library

Geared for adults. This movie will celebrate the roaring ‘20s’ and lifestyles similar to characters in The Great Gatsby. Visit the Information desk for title information. Adult. This is a free event.

Event Location: 509 Cherry Street, Jamestown, NY 14701

Date: Tue, Mar 31, 2015
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Big Read Movie Night at Prendergast Library

This comedy movie, set in the 1920s, will feature some of ‘larger than life’ personalities and lifestyles similar to some of characters in The Great Gatsby. Visit the Information desk for title information. Adult. This is a free event.

Event Location: 509 Cherry Street, Jamestown, NY 14701

Date: Tue, Apr 7, 2015
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby Book Discussion at Myers Memorial Library

We will then be discussing the book at our regular book discussion time, Tuesday, April 7 at 6:30. Light refreshments will be served including a non-alcoholic Mint Julip. This event is free and open to the public

Event Location: 23 Ivory Street, Frewsburg, NY 14738

Date: Tue, Apr 7, 2015
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Thrifty Crafters: The Great Gatsby art project

Adult crafters will create an upcycled art project relating to "The Great Gatsby" and the 1920s. Adult. This is a free event and open to the public.

Event Location: Prendergast Library, 509 Cherry Street, Jamestown, NY 14701

Date: Thu, Apr 9, 2015
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Great Gatsby book discussion

JCC English instructor, Gilbert Higgins, will be moderating the book discussion. Refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public. Stop by the Reference Desk at the Hultquist Library to register in advance for this event. “The first 15 participants to register for this event will receive a free copy of the book.”

Event Location: Jamestown Community College Hultquist Library, 525 Falconer Street, Jamestown, NY 14702

Date: Wed, Apr 15, 2015
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Keynote Event: "I might have cocktailed"--The Great Gatsby and Jazz Age Drinking Culture"

At midnight on January 17th, 1920, The 18th Amendment to the Constitution, the Prohibition Act, went into effect. America's response tot he popular law it had just enacted was to throw the biggest party ever. This was the birth of American cocktail culture. This talk will discuss The Great Gatsby and other artistic works from the same era which capture that giddy mood. It will include information about jazz, speakeasy culture, and the artistic movement called modernism inspired by it. Shannon McRae is a Professor of English and coordinator of American Studies and Film Studies at SUNY Fredonia. She currently specializes in mythic and folkloric elements in American popular culture, has just completed a collaborative article on religious forms in American cocktail culture to be published this summer, and is currently collaborating on a full-length book on the same topic. She is passionate about vintage cocktails, and will make you one if you ask very nicely.

Event Location: The 1891 Fredonia Opera House, Fredonia Village Hall, Fredonia, NY 14063

Date: Thu, Apr 16, 2015
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Big Read Movie Night at Prendergast Library

1972 movie version of a popular novel will be shown. Geared for adults. This event is free and open to the adult public.

Event Location: 509 Cherry Street, Jamestown, NY 14701

Date: Wed, Apr 22, 2015
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

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