National Endowment of the Arts - The Big Read

Florida Center for the Book at Broward County Library


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100 S. Andrews Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Tel: 954/357-7386
Fax: 954/357-7323
http://www.broward.org/library

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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A Wizard of Earthsea Book discussion

Ages 13 and up

Event Location: Carver Ranches Library, 4735 SW 18 Street, West Park, FL 33023

Date: Mon, Jan 11, 2016
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

A Wizard of Earthsea Book Discussion

Event Location: South Regional / Broward College Library, 7300 Pines Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33024

Date: Tue, Jan 12, 2016
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

A Wizard of Earthsea Book Discussion

Event Location: Deerfield Beach Library, 837 E. Hillsboro Blvd., Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Date: Sat, Jan 16, 2016
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

The Big Read @ MLK Day Parade

Event Location: African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, , Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311

Date: Mon, Jan 18, 2016

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Big Read Kickoff Event

The Big Read Kickoff Party: Create your fantasy world with artist Cory Laub, discuss your favorite fantasy novels, refreshments and free copies of A Wizard of Earthsea while supplies last, ages 13-18.

Event Location: Alvin Sherman Library Nova Southeastern University, 3100 Ray Ferrero Jr. Blvd,, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314

Date: Thu, Jan 21, 2016
Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Collaborative Storytelling Event

Join the Creation Station staff as they host a collaborative storytelling event using the Once Upon a Time award-winning storytelling card game that encourages creativity and collaborative play. Customized cards with details from A Wizard of Earthsea will be included in play. Come tell your own fantastic tales of brave heroes and daring adventure!

Event Location: Main Library, 100 S. Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Date: Sat, Jan 23, 2016
Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

A Wizard of Earthsea Dragon Painting

Participants can be enchanted by the fantasy realm of dragons and wizards by illustrating their own mystical world using paint on canvas boards and easels. YAA Special Guest Artist & Educator, Sue Aguilera will teach guests about famous fantasy artists and then guide them step-by-step to create their own beautiful fantasy painting. Guests will also have a chance to create their own dragon character, sketch the dragon and embed it into their fantasy painting. Registration required. Program is limited to 30 participants. Call 954-765-1585 to register.

Event Location: West Regional Library , 8601 W. Broward Blvd., Plantation, FL 33324

Date: Sat, Jan 23, 2016
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

A Wizard of Earthsea Dragon Painting

Participants can be enchanted by the fantasy realm of dragons and wizards by illustrating their own mystical world using paint on canvas boards and easels. YAA Special Guest Artist & Educator, Sue Aguilera will teach guests about famous fantasy artists and then guide them step-by-step to create their own beautiful fantasy painting. Guests will also have a chance to create their own dragon character, sketch the dragon and embed it into their fantasy painting. Registration required. Program is limited to 30 participants. Call 954-357-5420 to register.

Event Location: Weston Library, 4205 Bonaventure Blvd., Weston, FL 33332

Date: Mon, Jan 25, 2016
Time: 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

A Wizard of Earthsea Book Discussion for Teens

Event Location: Miramar Library and Education Center, 2050 Civic Center Place, Miramar, FL 33025

Date: Mon, Jan 25, 2016
Time: 5:00pm – 6:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Taoist Longevity Breathing Class

An instructor from the White Crane Healing Arts Center will demonstrate the Taoist philosophy on mind-body interaction through breathing and meditation exercises.

Event Location: North Regional / Broward College Library, 1100 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek, FL 33066

Date: Tue, Jan 26, 2016
Time: 10:00am – 11:30am

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

A Wizard of Earthsea Film & Book Discussion

Event Location: Northwest Regional Library, 3151 University Drive, Coral Springs, FL 33065

Date: Tue, Jan 26, 2016
Time: 3:00pm – 5:30pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

A Wizard of Earthsea Book Discussion

Event Location: North Regional / Broward College Library, 1100 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek, FL 33066

Date: Wed, Jan 27, 2016
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Wizard School

Wizard School Potions Class: Cool Chemistry and a Take-Home Wizard's Wand! Ages 8-14

Event Location: Pembroke Pines Library, 955 NW 129 Avenue, Pembroke Pines, FL 33038

Date: Wed, Jan 27, 2016
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Reel to Reel Talk Film Forum

Reel to Real Talk Film Forum, featuring discussion by Kandi Haggerty. Animated adventure about a man and a young boy in a mythical land, investigating a series of unusual occurrences, 2006/PG-13, please call library for title,

Event Location: North Regional / Broward College Library, 1100 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek, FL 33066

Date: Thu, Jan 28, 2016
Time: 12:00pm – 2:30pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

LeGuin's The Wizard of Earthsea: A Hero's Journey

Event Location: West Regional Library , 8601 W. Broward Blvd., Plantation, FL 33324

Date: Thu, Jan 28, 2016
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

T.G.I.M (Thank Goodness It's A Movie)

Event Location: Hollywood Branch Library, 2600 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, FL 33020

Date: Fri, Jan 29, 2016
Time: 3:00pm – 5:30pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Wizard Academy

Wizard Academy: Master your magical skills through our academy’s potions, spells, fortune tellers and more, ages 8 and up

Event Location: North Regional / Broward College Library, 1100 Coconut Creek Blvd., Coconut Creek, FL 33066

Date: Sat, Jan 30, 2016
Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

A Wizard of Earthsea Book Discussion

Event Location: Dania Beach Library, 1 Park Avenue East, Dania Beach, FL 33304

Date: Sat, Jan 30, 2016
Time: 2:00pm – 2:30pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

A Wizard of Earthsea Book Discussion

Event Location: Florida Center for the Book at Broward County Library, 100 S. Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Date: Tue, Feb 2, 2016
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

A Wizard of Earthsea Book Discussion

Event Location: Northwest Regional Library, 3151 University Drive, Coral Springs, FL 33065

Date: Wed, Feb 3, 2016
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Live Hawk Sketch Art Workshop

Learn about the animal that gives Sparrowhawk, the main character of A Wizard of Earthsea, his name. Participants will learn about the habitat of Florida’s bird of prey and the technique of sketching a live hawk as they explore the concepts of lines, shapes, angles, proportions, balance, and depth. A falconer from a local organization will be on-hand with a live hawk and speak about the birds’ habitat, behavior, and history. Artist Megan Boehm will demonstrate step-by-step drawing techniques that participants may follow using their own sketch pads & drawing pencils. Each participant will gain knowledge of Florida’s birds of prey, learn art vocabularies and techniques, and go home with their own Hawk Illustration Masterpiece! Registration is required. Call 954-357-7504. Program is limited to 30 participants.

Event Location: Florida Center for the Book at Broward County Library, 100 S. Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Date: Sat, Feb 6, 2016
Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

The Big Read @ Fort Lauderdale Jazz Fest

Event Location: Riverwalk, , Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Date: Sun, Feb 7, 2016

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

The Left Hand (and Right Foot) of Tai Chi Ch'uan: An Embodied Understanding of Ursula K. LeGuin's Taoist Inspirations

Ursula K. LeGuin once said in an Esquire interview that the best way to illuminate the Taoist strands in her fiction would be to read her translation of Lao Tzu’s ancient book, the Tao Te Ching. Le Guin is distinctly sensitive to the impossibility of neatly summarizing Eastern ideas to the satisfaction of the Western intellect. With this limitation in mind, Dr. Flemons will introduce participants to the quirky logic of Taoism through the practice of tai chi ch’uan, a soft-style martial art that is grounded in Taoist principles. He will demonstrate a portion of the Yang style tai chi long-form and then invite everyone to join him in trying out some of the essential movements. In the process, participants will develop an embodied grasp of Taoism that they can bring with them into their reading of Le Guin. Dr. Douglas Flemons is Professor of Family Therapy and Co-Director of the Office of Suicide and Violence Prevention at Nova Southeastern University. He is co-translator of the proto-Taoist text, I Ching, and the author of a book (Completing Distinctions) that uses Taoist and Zen ideas to etch out a holistic approach to psychotherapy. He has been practicing tai chi ch’uan for over 35 years.

Event Location: Pembroke Pines Library, 955 NW 129 Avenue, Pembroke Pines, FL 33028

Date: Mon, Feb 8, 2016
Time: 5:00pm – 6:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

A Wizard of Earthsea Book Discussion

Event Location: African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33311

Date: Mon, Feb 8, 2016
Time: 5:45pm – 7:45pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Dragon Fest Stories and Firey Dragon Art

Event Location: Hollywood Branch Library, 2600 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, FL 33020

Date: Tue, Feb 9, 2016
Time: 3:30pm – 4:15pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Create a Dragon Egg

Event Location: Northwest Regional Library, 100 S. Andrews Avenue, Coral Springs, FL 33065

Date: Thu, Feb 11, 2016
Time: 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

A Wizard of Earthsea Book Discussion

Event Location: Parkland Library, 6620 University Drive, Parkland, FL 33067

Date: Sat, Feb 13, 2016
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

The Left Hand (and Right Foot) of Tai Chi Ch'uan: An Embodied Understanding of Ursula K. LeGuin's Taoist Inspirations

Ursula K. LeGuin once said in an Esquire interview that the best way to illuminate the Taoist strands in her fiction would be to read her translation of Lao Tzu’s ancient book, the Tao Te Ching. Le Guin is distinctly sensitive to the impossibility of neatly summarizing Eastern ideas to the satisfaction of the Western intellect. With this limitation in mind, Dr. Flemons will introduce participants to the quirky logic of Taoism through the practice of tai chi ch’uan, a soft-style martial art that is grounded in Taoist principles. He will demonstrate a portion of the Yang style tai chi long-form and then invite everyone to join him in trying out some of the essential movements. In the process, participants will develop an embodied grasp of Taoism that they can bring with them into their reading of Le Guin. Dr. Douglas Flemons is Professor of Family Therapy and Co-Director of the Office of Suicide and Violence Prevention at Nova Southeastern University. He is co-translator of the proto-Taoist text, I Ching, and the author of a book (Completing Distinctions) that uses Taoist and Zen ideas to etch out a holistic approach to psychotherapy. He has been practicing tai chi ch’uan for over 35 years.

Event Location: Alvin Sherman Library Nova Southeastern University, 3100 Ray Ferrero Jr. Blvd,, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33314

Date: Sat, Feb 13, 2016
Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

A Wizard of Earthsea Family Book Discussion

The Big Read Family Program: Listen to a brief reading from A Wizard of Earthsea, enjoy a snack and make a craft, all ages.

Event Location: Tamarac Library, 8701 W. Commercial Blvd., Tamarac, FL 33351

Date: Sat, Feb 13, 2016
Time: 3:00pm – 4:30pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Recycled Fantasy Book Art

Participants will be invited to think GREEN as they create a one-of-a-kind art using torn or broken books. Through an interactive presentation, artist Stacey Tannehill will introduce participants to renowned artists who use recycled books as their canvas and reveal how guests can also use books as their painting surface. Each participant will then receive a recycled book to use to create their own imaginary scene using paint, magazine cut outs, and other objects. The participants will get a chance to make their own stories come to life on the pages of an open book. Registration is required. Call 954-357-8585. Program is limited to 30 participants.

Event Location: Young at Art Broward County Library, 751 SW 121 Avenue, Davie, FL 33325

Date: Sat, Feb 13, 2016
Time: 3:00pm – 4:30pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

A Wizard of Earthsea Book Discussion

Event Location: Davie / Cooper City Library, 4600 SW 83 Avenue, Davie, FL 33328

Date: Tue, Feb 16, 2016
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Wizards, Dragons, Secrets and Shadows: Welcome to the World of Earthsea Storytelling Event

Long before Harry Potter studied at Hogwarts Ursula K. Le Guin introduced a school for wizards, confrontations with dragons and a land filled with secrets and shadows. Celebrate The Big Read: A Wizard of Earthsea with a staged reading of excerpts by dynamic storyteller Carrie Sue Ayvar as she makes the text come alive. As the author herself has said “It is one thing to read about dragons and another to meet them.” A book discussion will follow the reading.

Event Location: Florida Center for the Book at Broward County Library, 100 S. Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Date: Tue, Feb 16, 2016
Time: 6:00pm – 7:45pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

A Wizard of Earthsea Book Discussion

Event Location: West Regional Library , 8601 W. Broward Blvd., Plantation, FL 33324

Date: Wed, Feb 17, 2016
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

A Wizard of Earthsea: The Power Within

Family-based book discussion with special guest appearance by a professional magician.

Event Location: Collier City Learning Libraru, 2800 NW 9th Court, Pompano Beach, FL 33069

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

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

A Wizard of Earthsea Book Discussion

Event Location: Miramar Library and Education Center, 2050 Civic Center Place, Miramar, FL 33025

Date: Wed, Feb 17, 2016
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Earthsea: From the Book to Drawing

Earthsea: From the Book to Drawing. Come prepared for the discussion of the book Earthsea and submit your drawing relating to the novel . You will have the chance to win wonderful prizes.

Event Location: Sunrise Dan Pearl Library, 10500 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Sunrise, FL 33351

Date: Wed, Feb 17, 2016
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

A Wizard of Earthsea Book Discussion

Event Location: Pompano Library, 1213 E. Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach, FL 33060

Date: Sat, Feb 20, 2016
Time: 10:30am – 11:45am

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Altered Name Art

Event Location: Northwest Regional Library, 3151 University Drive, Coral Springs, FL 33065

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

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Beyond Harry Potter: a Review of YA Literature from Ursula K. LeGuin to....Erin Morgenstern

Young Adult authors, Steven dos Santos and Stacie Ramey will analyze why YA fantasy/ scifi/ and magical realism novels are favorite genres. Starting with Ursula K. Le Guin’s iconic A Wizard of Earthsea, and progressing to contemporary stories like "Bone Gap," by Laura Ruby, Ramey and dos Santos will discuss the ways authors use epic landscape, suspense, symbols, language, and art to build a complex and satisfying world, which readers will want to revisit. This exploration will provide the audience with new titles to discover and expand their YA reading lists.

Event Location: Main Library, 100 S. Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Date: Sat, Feb 20, 2016
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

A Wizard of Earthsea Book Discussion

Event Location: Hallandale Beach Library, 300 S. Federal Highway, Hallandale Beach, FL 33020

Date: Sat, Feb 20, 2016
Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

A Wizard of Earthsea Book Discussion for Teens

Event Location: Miramar Library and Education Center, 2050 Civic Center Place, Miramar, FL 33025

Date: Sat, Feb 20, 2016
Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

A Wizard of Earthsea Book Discussion

Event Location: Riverland Library, 2710 W. Davie Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

Date: Tue, Feb 23, 2016
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

A Wizard of Earthsea Book Discussion

Event Location: Galt Ocean Mile Reading Center, 3403 Galt Ocean Drive, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33308

Date: Tue, Feb 23, 2016
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Big Read Read-a-thon

Event Location: North Lauderdale Library, 6901 Kimberly Blvd., North Lauderdale, FL 33068

Date: Tue, Feb 23, 2016
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

A Wizard of Earthsea Book Discussion

Event Location: Southwest Regional Library, 16835 Sheridan Street, Pe, FL 33024

Date: Wed, Feb 24, 2016
Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Young Adult Fantasy Book Talk

Big Read Pizza Party & Young Adult Fantasy Book Talk for Teens and Adults. Come hear about The Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula LeGuin and staff picks from our YA Fantasy collection.

Event Location: Margate Catharine Young Library, 5810 Park Drive, Margate, FL 33063

Date: Thu, Feb 25, 2016
Time: 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Teen Rap Contest

Celebrate Big Read with a Teen Rap Contest – Teens will perform a rap centered around the book A Wizard of Earthsea in groups of three or four. Prizes will be awarded for the best rap!

Event Location: Lauderdale Lakes Branch Library and Educational Center, 3580 W. Oakland Park Blvd., Lauderdale Lakes, FL 33311

Date: Sat, Feb 27, 2016
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

A Wizard of Earthsea Book Discussion

Event Location: Century Plaza Branch Library, 1856 A . West Hillsboro Blvd., Deerfield Beach, FL 33441

Date: Mon, Feb 29, 2016
Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Reader's Theater

Event Location: Florida Center for the Book at Broward County Library, 100 S. Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

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

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

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