National Endowment of the Arts - The Big Read

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Fredonia, NY 14063

Tel: 716/673-3181
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Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

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Their Eyes Were Watching God
Zora Neale Hurston

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Events

Big Read Community Wide Book Discussion

Hazeltine Library will host a community wide book discussion.

Event Location: Hazeltine Library, 891 Busti Sugar Grove Rd., Jamestown, NY 140701

Date: Wed, Feb 17, 2016
Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm

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Let's Learn About Stories From the African-American Tradition!

Let's Learn About Stories From the African-American Tradition! Join us as we celebrate Black History Month and The Big Read with stories, a video and crafts. All children welcome. No registration necessary.

Event Location: Darwin R. Barker Library, 7 Day Street, Fredonia, NY 14063

Date: Sat, Feb 20, 2016
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm

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Big Read Family Activity

Big Read All Day Family Activity – Women in African American History- matching game and word search.

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

Date: Sat, Feb 20, 2016

Book: Their Eyes Were Watching God

Minecraft Club – Big Read

Minecraft Club – Big Read Theme: Learning the importance of being independent

Event Location: James Prendergast Library, 509 Cherry St., Jamestown, NY 14701

Date: Mon, Feb 22, 2016
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

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Hazeltine Library Story Time

Story time for children that ties in Strong African American Women leaders, authors, illustrators, etc.

Event Location: Hazeltine Library, 891 Busti Sugar Grove Rd., Jamestown, NY 14701

Date: Thu, Feb 25, 2016
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am

Book: Their Eyes Were Watching God

Lego Club – Big Read

Lego Club – Big Read Theme: Learning the importance of being independent

Event Location: James Prendergast Library, 509 Cherry St., Jamestown, NY 14701

Date: Thu, Feb 25, 2016
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

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Big Read Kick Off Event & Poetry Slam

James Prendergast Library will be hosting the 2016 Big Read Kick Off Event & Poetry Slam in honor of the National Endowment for the Arts 2016 Big Read. Poets desiring to perform are asked to bring three original, or non-original poems relevant to topics found in Zora Neale Hurston’s book, “Their Eyes Were Watching God”. Such examples include women’s suffrage, civil rights, and the culture of the 1930’s. Come as a competing poet or audience member and enjoy an evening of family fun and poetic entertainment as we learn about a great American writer.

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

Date: Fri, Feb 26, 2016
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

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Big Read Family Activity

All Day Family Activity – Men in African American History - matching game and word search

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

Date: Sat, Feb 27, 2016

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Big Read: Book Discussion Zora Neale Hurston’s book, “Their Eyes Were Watching God”

Book Discussion Zora Neale Hurston’s book, “Their Eyes Were Watching God”

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

Date: Mon, Feb 29, 2016
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

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Poetry Slam at Weeks Gallery

Slam Master Autumn Echo and Pulse Poetry Slam will lead a slam featuring poetry on themes from Their Eyes Were Watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston.

Event Location: Weeks Gallery, located in the second floor of the Arts and Sciences Center, Jamestown Community College, 525 Falconer Street, Jamestown, NY 14702

Date: Tue, Mar 1, 2016
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

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Their Eyes Were Watching God: Book Discussion

Book Discussion: Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God.

Event Location: Ellicottville Memorial Library, 6499 Maples Road, Ellicottville, NY 14731

Date: Wed, Mar 2, 2016
Time: 1:30pm – 2:30pm

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Book Discussion Zora Neale Hurston’s book, “Their Eyes Were Watching God”

Book Discussion Zora Neale Hurston’s book, “Their Eyes Were Watching God”

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

Date: Wed, Mar 2, 2016
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

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Poetry slam based on Hurston's Poetry

Slam Master Brandon Williamson and Pure Ink Poetry will hold a Big Read slam featuring poetry based on the characters Janie and Teacake from the book, Their Eyes Were Watching God , by Zora Neale Hurston.

Event Location: SUNY Fredonia , Daniel A. Reed Library, Fredonia, NY 14063

Date: Thu, Mar 3, 2016
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

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Big Read Family Activity

Identifying the warning signs of a tornado

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

Date: Sat, Mar 5, 2016

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"Literally Figurative"

Literally Figurative", an evening of creative and thought provoking discussion and activities based on Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God.

Event Location: Ahira Hall Memorial Library, 37 W. Main Street, Brocton, NY 14716

Date: Wed, Mar 9, 2016
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

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Big Read Keynote: “A Great Fish-Net”: Metaphor and Memory

Dr. Jennifer Ryan-Bryant; Associate Professor, English Department SUNY – Buffalo State Keynote speaker for the 2016 Big Read. “A Great Fish-Net”: Metaphor and Memory in Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God. This talk will explore Zora Neale Hurston’s background in anthropology, her approach to literary composition, and the peaks and valleys of her career in order to conceptualize her position as the most historically significant woman writer to emerge from the Harlem Renaissance.

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

Date: Wed, Mar 9, 2016
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

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Watching God

Watching God is the moving, coming of age story of young Janie Starks, an African-American woman struggling to find her way in the unstable South during the turbulent years following the Civil War. Her story of love, loss and unlimited hope are a testament to the triumph of the human spirit. Watching God is an original stage adaptation of Zora Neale Hurston’s novel Their Eyes Were Watching God. This one-hour drama was adapted for the stage by Venture Productions in cooperation with Reed Library and the State University of New York. Funding provided by the National Endowment for the Arts Big Read.

Event Location: SUNY Fredonia , Daniel A. Reed Library, 280 Central Ave, Fredonia, NY 14063

Date: Thu, Mar 10, 2016
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Book: Their Eyes Were Watching God

Big Read Teen Movie: "The Color Purple"

Teen Movie - The Color Purple

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

Date: Fri, Mar 11, 2016
Time: 3:15pm – 5:00pm

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Big Read: All Day Family Activity

Big Read Event: All Day Family Activity – How to be prepared for an earthquake

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

Date: Sat, Mar 12, 2016

Book: Their Eyes Were Watching God

Barker Library Book Club

Our next meeting will be held on Saturday, March 12th at 2pm in the Library's Steele Room. At that meeting, we will be discussing this year's SUNY Fredonia Reed Library BIG READ selection, Zora Neale Hurston's THEIR EYES WERE WATCHING GOD.

Event Location: Barker Library , Day Street, Fredonia, NY 14063

Date: Sat, Mar 12, 2016
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

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Big Read: Minecraft Club

Big Read: Minecraft Club – Coping with Natural Disasters

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

Date: Mon, Mar 14, 2016
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

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Smith Memorial Library Big Read "Snack & Chat"

Smith Library, Chautauqua: On Monday March 14 from 6 to 6:45 pm, an adult “Snack/Chat @ The Smith: Their Eyes Were Watching God.”

Event Location: Smith Memorial Library, 21 Miller St., Chautauqua, NY 14722

Date: Mon, Mar 14, 2016
Time: 6:00pm – 6:45pm

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Watching God

Watching God is the moving, coming of age story of young Janie Starks, an African-American woman struggling to find her way in the unstable South during the turbulent years following the Civil War. Her story of love, loss and unlimited hope are a testament to the triumph of the human spirit. Watching God is an original stage adaptation of Zora Neale Hurston’s novel Their Eyes Were Watching God. This one-hour drama was adapted for the stage by Venture Productions in cooperation with Reed Library and the State University of New York. Funding provided by the National Endowment for the Arts Big Read.

Event Location: Dunkirk Sr. High School, W. Sixth Street, Dunkirk, NY 14048

Date: Mon, Mar 14, 2016
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

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Lakewood Memorial Library Book Group

Lakewood Memorial Library: We will be discussing this year’s Big Read "Their Eyes Were Watching God" selection at our monthly Meeting of the 3rd Tuesday Book Group.

Event Location: Lakewood Memorial Library, 12 W. Summit St., Lakewood, NY 14750

Date: Tue, Mar 15, 2016
Time: 2:30pm – 3:30pm

Book: Their Eyes Were Watching God

Big Read: Lego Club– Coping with Natural Disasters

Big Read: Lego Club – Coping with Natural Disasters

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

Date: Thu, Mar 17, 2016
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

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Big Read: Teen Movie - "Their Eyes Were Watching God"

Big Read: Teen Movie - Their Eyes Were Watching God Discussion to follow.

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

Date: Fri, Mar 18, 2016
Time: 3:30pm – 5:00pm

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