NEA Big Read

Poughkeepsie Public Library District


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93 Market Street
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Tel: 845/485-3445
Fax: 845/485-3789
http://www.poklib.org

Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea

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Into the Beautiful North
Luis Alberto Urrea

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Events

NEA Big Read Kick-Off

This year's Big Read kicks-off with a mini-concert and movie screening at the historic Bardavon 1869 Opera House. At 7, the local group Banda Vientos de Mexico will rock the house with a mini-concert of banda music. Banda music originated in the Sinaloa region, which is the setting for this year's Big Read book, Into the Beautiful North. At 7:30, we will screen the 1960 classic film, The Magnificent Seven. This is the same movie that inspires the main character of the book to begin her quest. Tickets are $6 or FREE with a library card!

Event Location: Bardavon 1869 Opera House, 35 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Date: Fri, Oct 14, 2016
Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Big Read Saturday Matinee: Seven Samurai

The Seven Samurai, from famed director Akira Kurosawa, debuted in 1954 and inspired artists from all genres, including several notable 'remakes'. The Magnificent Seven was inspired by this film. Come see the 'root' story that continues to grow in our culture today. Subtitled. 3.5 hours

Event Location: Poughkeepsie Public Library District, Boardman Road Branch Library, 141 Boardman Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

Date: Sat, Oct 15, 2016
Time: 1:30pm – 5:00pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

NEA Big Read Perspectives Series - US Immigration Policy, Past and Present

Vassar College Associate Professor of History, Dr. Leslie Offutt, will give us a brief history of US Immigration Policy and then focus in on 20th and 21st century Mexican-US Immigration Policy and related issues. Dr. Offutt teaches and writes about Latin American History, International Studies and Cuban Transitions. Q & A will follow.

Event Location: Poughkeepsie Public Library District, Boardman Road Branch Library, 141 Boardman Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

Date: Sun, Oct 16, 2016
Time: 2:30pm – 4:30pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Monarch Butterfly Migration (Little Read)

Kids in grades K through 5 are invited to learn about the fantastic journey of the beautiful Monarch Butterfly. Why do they go to Mexico? How do they survive the trip? When will we see them again? These delicate creatures have quite a migration story to tell.

Event Location: Poughkeepsie Public Library District, Boardman Road Branch Library, 141 Boardman Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

Date: Mon, Oct 17, 2016
Time: 4:00pm – 4:45pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Book Discussion en Espanol: Rumbo al Hermoso Norte

Foro de discusion de La Novela: Rumbo al hermoso norte, de Luis Alberto Urrea, en el que incluiremos temas de experiencias migratorias y la vida en la frontera. Guest Susie Balutis-Mallory.

Event Location: Poughkeepsie Public Library District, Adriance Memorial Library, 93 Market street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Date: Mon, Oct 17, 2016
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

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Big Read Book Discussion: Into the Beautiful North

The Hyde Park library invites readers to share their insights and perspectives on this year's NEA Big Read book, Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea.

Event Location: Hyde Park Free Library Annex, 2 Main Street, Hyde Park, NY 12538

Date: Mon, Oct 17, 2016
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Frida Kahlo Self-Portraits

Teens are invited to explore the art of Mexican painter Frida Kahlo and then paint a self-portrait in Kahlo's style. Paint and canvas supplied.

Event Location: Poughkeepsie Public Library District, Adriance Memorial Library, 93 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Date: Tue, Oct 18, 2016
Time: 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Little Read After School Book Discussion

Students in grades 2 through 5 are welcome to join the discussion of 'Any Small Goodness' by Tony Johnston.

Event Location: Hyde Park Free Library, 2 Main Street, Hyde Park, NY 12538

Date: Tue, Oct 18, 2016
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Big/Middle Read Book Discussion: Crossing the Wire

The Hyde Park Free Library welcomes tweens, teens and adults to join the discussion of the Young Adult book 'Crossing the Wire' by Will Hobbs. This tender tale of a fifteen year old on a quest to find work and support his family back home in Mexico is a great read for adults as well as tweens and teens.

Event Location: Hyde Park Free Library, 2 Main Street, Hyde Park, NY 12538

Date: Tue, Oct 18, 2016
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

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Big Read Book Discussion: Into the Beautiful North

The Staatsburg Library welcomes readers to a stimulating discussion of Luis Alberto Urrea's novel, 'Into the Beautiful North.'

Event Location: Staatsburg Library, 70 Old Post Road, Staatsburg, NY 12580

Date: Tue, Oct 18, 2016
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

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Spack Readers Book Discussion

Although not strictly required, appetizers often accompany discussions at this relaxed book discussion group. Everyone is welcome to join the Big Read fun as the Spack Readers discuss Urrea's book 'Into the Beautiful North.'

Event Location: Coyote Grill, 2629 South Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Date: Wed, Oct 19, 2016
Time: 3:30pm – 5:00pm

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Big Read Book Discussion: Into the Beautiful North

Pleasant Valley Free Library welcomes the public to discuss Luis Alberto Urrea's novel 'Into the Beautiful North.'

Event Location: Pleasant Valley Free Library, 1584 Main Street, Pleasant Valley, NY 12569

Date: Wed, Oct 19, 2016
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

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Literary Luncheon Book Discussion: Into the Beautiful North

Lunch with new friends while you explore the Big Read literature together. Discussion today will focus on Luis Alberto Urrea's book 'Into the Beautiful North.'

Event Location: Poughkeepsie Public Library District, 93 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Date: Thu, Oct 20, 2016
Time: 12:00pm – 1:30pm

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Big Read Book Discussion: Into the Beautiful North

The Fulton Avenue Book Club welcomes readers to a discussion of 'Into the Beautiful North.' Space is limited.

Event Location: Fulton Avenue Book Club, Collegeview Tower, 141 Fulton Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Date: Thu, Oct 20, 2016
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

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Mexican Altar Boxes (Little Read)

Kids in grades 5 through 8 are invited to make a traditional Mexican altar box from a not-so-traditional Altoids tin.

Event Location: Poughkeepsie Public Library District, Adriance Memorial Library, 93 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Date: Thu, Oct 20, 2016
Time: 4:00pm – 4:45pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Family/Immigration Story Collage

This creative workshop is a two session event. Each attendee will prepare and create a collage that represents his/her (or ancestors') immigration to the United States. It will also include some of the traditions they brought with them. During the second session (11/10), the collages will be completed, and those who wish can share their stories. Please bring copies of relevant photos, maps or memorabilia. Other art materials will be supplied.

Event Location: Beekman Library, 11 Town Center Road, Hopewell Junction, NY 12533

Date: Thu, Oct 20, 2016
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Date: Thu, Nov 10, 2016
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Big Read Evening of Poetry with Selections written by Luis Alberto Urrea

Join us for a casual evening of poetry at the library. Tonight we will be reading the poetry of Big Read author Luis Alberto Urrea.

Event Location: Poughkeepsie Public Library District, Adriance Memorial Library, 93 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Date: Thu, Oct 20, 2016
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Big Read Book Discussion

Hyde Park Free Library welcomes readers to a stimulating discussion of Luis Alberto Urrea's novel 'Into the Beautiful North.'

Event Location: Hyde Park Free Library, 2 Main Street, Hyde Park, NY 12538

Date: Fri, Oct 21, 2016
Time: 12:00pm – 1:30pm

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Big Read Film Festival: Bless Me, Ultima

Enjoy some great feature films on Friday nights at the library. All the movies have themes related to the NEA Big Read book, 'Into the Beautiful North.'

Event Location: Hyde Park Free Library Annex, 2 Main Street, Hyde Park, NY 12538

Date: Fri, Oct 21, 2016
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm

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Book Brunch Discussion - Big Read

Join the Book Brunch group, led by Big Read Coordinator Jewel Ratzlaff, for a lively discussion of Luis Alberto Urrea's Into the Beautiful North. Light brunch included.

Event Location: Poughkeepsie Public Library District, Adriance Memorial Library, 93 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Date: Sat, Oct 22, 2016
Time: 10:00am – 11:30am

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Day of the Dead Makeup Workshop

In anticipation of the upcoming celebration of the Day of the Dead, teens can have a blast at this makeup workshop while learning about this traditional Mexican holiday honoring loved ones who have passed away.

Event Location: Grinnell Public Library District, 2642 East Main Street, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

Date: Sat, Oct 22, 2016
Time: 11:00am – 1:00pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Mexican Food with Chef Susan Baldassano

Join us for a cooking demonstration and learn about traditional ingredients used in Mexican cuisine.

Event Location: Beekman Library, 11 Town Center Blvd, Hopewell Junction, NY 12533

Date: Sat, Oct 22, 2016
Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Big Read Documentary: Beyond Borders: The Debate Over Human Migration

Screening of 2007 documentary 'Beyond Borders: The Debate Over Human Migration'. This film takes and in-depth look at the hot-button issues of legal and illegal immigration, and gives voice to those on the front lines. Includes candid interviews with border patrol agents, radio celebrities, demographers, potential migrants, and a host of experts including Noam Chomsky and Gustavo Arellano. The film asks the question: Is migration a basic human right? 75 minutes.

Event Location: Poughkeepsie Public Library District, Boardman Road Branch Library, 141 Boardman Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

Date: Sat, Oct 22, 2016
Time: 2:30pm – 4:30pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Lecture and Concert

Peter Leonard, columnist for the Poughkeepsie Journal, starts the evening with a reflection on the Growth of our Latino Community in Poughkeepsie. Next, we present a concert by 'Bohemio', an intergenerational group of Mexican musicians performing on acoustic guitar. A reception follows the performance. Free admission, donations accepted.

Event Location: Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center Theater, 12 Vassar Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Date: Sat, Oct 22, 2016
Time: 8:00pm – 9:30pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Open Mic Concert: Immigration Themes & Latin Music

Our monthly Open Mic Concert salutes the Big Read with emphasis on immigration themes and Latin music. The featured act is Deuce's Child.

Event Location: Hyde Park Free Library Annex, 2 Main Street, Hyde Park, NY 12538

Date: Sun, Oct 23, 2016
Time: 1:30pm – 3:00pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

NEA Big Read Perspectives Series - Understanding Migratory Mourning

Maria Elena Ferrer of Humanamente in Kingston speaks about Migratory Mourning. Ferrer has migrated twice in her life and speaks powerfully from her own experience. Migratory mourning describes the traumatic emotional and psychological impact of uprooting from one place and landing in another, whether that migration be voluntary or involuntary. Q and A will follow.

Event Location: Poughkeepsie Public Library District, Boardman Road Branch Library, 141 Boardman Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

Date: Sun, Oct 23, 2016
Time: 2:30pm – 4:30pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Big Read Workshop: Create Your Own Journey Book

Big Read Coordinator Jewel Ratzlaff and Illustrator/Paper Artist Yvonne Laube lead this 3 week workshop for participants who want to reflect on and document a life journey (whether an internal journey of self-discovery/self-development or a physical journey with photos and memoirs). Jewel and Yvonne will guide participants in planning their Journey Memory Book and then provide supplies necessary to create a creative accordian-style book. No particular experience required - just bring your story!

Event Location: Poughkeepsie Public Library District, Adriance Memorial Library, 93 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Date: Mon, Oct 24, 2016
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm

Date: Mon, Oct 31, 2016
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm

Date: Mon, Nov 7, 2016
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Big Read Matinee: The Magnificent Seven (1960)

The Magnificent Seven figures prominently in our Big Read book selection 'Into the Beautiful North.' Come enjoy an afternoon screening of this classic film.

Event Location: LaGrange Association Library, 488 Freedom Plains Road, Suite 109, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

Date: Tue, Oct 25, 2016
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Ojo de Dios: God's Eye

Teens are invited to learn a simple Mexican craft and weave a God's Eye to take home.

Event Location: Poughkeepsie Public Library District, Adriance Memorial Library, 93 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Date: Tue, Oct 25, 2016
Time: 3:00pm – 4:30pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Celebrating Frida Kahlo (Little Read)

Learn about Mexican artist Frida Kahlo through stories, her artwork, and a few Frida-friendly crafts. For young patrons in grades K - 5.

Event Location: Poughkeepsie Public Library District, Adriance Memorial Library, 93 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Date: Tue, Oct 25, 2016
Time: 4:00pm – 4:45pm

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Big Read: Lincoln Center Local

Villalobos Brothers. Masterfully blending the indigenous rhythms and melodies of their native Veracruz, Mexico with the intricate harmonies of jazz and classical music, The Villalobos Brothers deliver an intoxicating brew of musical brilliance that awakens the senses as it redefines the notions behind Latin music. The Villalobos Brothers are considered one of today’s leading World Music and Contemporary Mexican ensembles. A trio of virtuoso violinists, singer-songwriters, composers, and arrangers. 58 minutes; recorded September 27, 2014.

Event Location: Poughkeepsie Public Library District, Boardman Road Branch Library, 141 Boardman Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

Date: Tue, Oct 25, 2016
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Big Read Culinary Expedition

Travel with us on a Mexican-flavored culinary expedition with Chef Dafna Mizrahi of Monte's Kitchen.

Event Location: Millbrook Library, 3 Friendly Lane, Millbrook, NY 12545

Date: Wed, Oct 26, 2016
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

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Big Read Book Discussion: Into the Beautiful North

All readers are welcome to join the discussion of Luis Alberto Urrea's book 'Into the Beautiful North.'

Event Location: LaGrange Association Library, 488 Freedom Plains Road, Suite 109, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

Date: Wed, Oct 26, 2016
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

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Readers' Rendezvous Book Club

This month, the Grinnell Library's book group, Readers' Rendezvous, invites the public to join the discussion as they take on Luis Alberto Urrea's book Into the Beautiful North.

Event Location: Grinnell Public Library District, 2642 East Main Street, Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

Date: Wed, Oct 26, 2016
Time: 7:00pm – 8:15pm

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Day of the Dead/Dia De Los Muertos Celebration (Little Read)

Learn all about this Mexican tradition. We'll talk about sugar skills, papel picado banners, and ofrendas, and explore some fun activities. For kids in grades K through 5.

Event Location: Poughkeepsie Public Library District, Boardman Road Branch Library, 141 Boardman Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

Date: Thu, Oct 27, 2016
Time: 4:00pm – 4:45pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Beekman Book Club Discussion - Big Read

Join us as we dig into Luis Alberto Urrea's meaty, but humorous novel 'Into the Beautiful North.'

Event Location: Beekman Library, 11 Town Center Blvd, Hopewell Junction, NY 12603

Date: Thu, Oct 27, 2016
Time: 6:30pm – 7:15pm

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Big/Middle Read Book Discussion - Crossing the Wire

'Crossing the Wire' by Will Hobbs is a great read for tweens, older siblings and parents; a gripping tale of one boy's attempt to cross the Mexico-US border. Tonight's book discussion is just for tweens, grades 6-8.

Event Location: Hyde Park Free Library, 2 Main Street, Hyde Park, NY 12538

Date: Thu, Oct 27, 2016
Time: 7:00pm – 8:15pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Big Read Film Festival: Under the Same Moon

Enjoy some great feature films on Friday nights at the library. All the movies have themes related to the NEA Big Read book, 'Into the Beautiful North.'

Event Location: Hyde Park Free Library Annex, 2 Main Street, Hyde Park, NY 12538

Date: Fri, Oct 28, 2016
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Dance Fest with Grupo Folclorico de Poughkeepsie

Our local traditional Mexican dance troupe, Grupo Folclorico de Poughkeepsie, demonstrates dances, explains the traditional costumes and traditions, then gets the audience involved for a big dance party, Mexican style! Families welcome!

Event Location: Poughkeepsie Public Library District, Boardman Road Branch Library, 141 Boardman Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

Date: Sat, Oct 29, 2016
Time: 10:00am – 11:30am

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Painting on Day of the Dead Skull Masks

Join artist Debbie Lane to paint papier mache masks at the beginning of Day of the Dead celebrations. Space is limited. All supplies are included in this free event.

Event Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main Street, Beacon, NY 1212508

Date: Sat, Oct 29, 2016
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Salsa and Guacamole Sampling

Sample salsa and guacamole from local restaurants right in the front lobby of the library. The Friends of the Poughkeepsie Public Library District rounded up some chips and locally made dips....come see which ones you like best! Then stick around and meet our Big Read author, Luis Alberto Urrea, at 2:30 pm.

Event Location: Poughkeepsie Public Library District, Boardman Road Branch Library, 141 Boardman Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

Date: Sat, Oct 29, 2016
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Author Event - Luis Alberto Urrea

Luis Alberto Urrea is the author of 16 books, including our NEA Big Read selection for this year 'Into the Beautiful North'. Born to a Mexican father and American mother, Luis grew up quite literally in two countries, with two cultures and two languages. His writing speaks to the joys, struggles and contradictions of the US-Mexico border region. He currently teaches at the University of Chicago, but loves speaking to Big Read communities. Q & A will follow.

Event Location: Poughkeepsie Public Library District, Boardman Road Branch Library, 141 Boardman Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

Date: Sat, Oct 29, 2016
Time: 2:30pm – 4:30pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

NEA Big Read Perspectives Series - Effects of Migration on Youth

A panel presents perspectives on how migration, and illegal immigration status, impacts young people in our community. Representatives from the Hyde Park School District, Rural and Migrant Ministry, and Vassar College's Sociology Department will speak, moderated by Vassar College Psychology Professor Emeritus Anne Constantinople.

Event Location: Poughkeepsie Public Library District, Boardman Road Branch Library, 141 Boardman Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

Date: Sun, Oct 30, 2016
Time: 2:30pm – 4:30pm

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Scholar Led Book Discussion: Into the Beautiful North

Mount Saint Mary College English Professor, Dr. Cotter, will lead a stimulating book discussion focused on 'Into the Beautiful North'. Light refreshments will be served.

Event Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main Street, Beacon, NY 12508

Date: Tue, Nov 1, 2016
Time: 2:30pm – 4:00pm

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Opening Reception: Shrine Installation

Join us for the Opening Reception of a unique exhibit to run through November 11. Mill Street Loft joins the NEA Big Read and downtown celebrations of Day of the Dead with an exhibit of shrines created by our students. This installation is in remembrance of our students' family members who have passed away. Both the reception and the exhibit are open to the public.

Event Location: Mill Street Loft, 45 Pershing Ave, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Date: Tue, Nov 1, 2016
Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Big Read: Armchair Travel to Mexico

Experience Mexico! Join educator and seasoned traveler Marion Imperatore for an exciting cultural immersion. Light refreshments will be served.

Event Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main Street, Beacon, NY 12508

Date: Thu, Nov 3, 2016
Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Tortilla Mexican Folk Art (Little Read)

Paint a Mexican folk art scene on a tortilla shell. For grades 4-8.

Event Location: Poughkeepsie Public Library District, Boardman Road Branch Library, 141 Boardman Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

Date: Thu, Nov 3, 2016
Time: 4:00pm – 4:45pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Day of the Dead Paper Collage (Little Read)

In celebration of the traditional Mexican holiday honoring loved ones who have passed away, join us for a collage craft. For ages 5-10.

Event Location: LaGrange Association Library, 488 Freedom Plains Road, Suite 109, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

Date: Thu, Nov 3, 2016
Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Big Read Movie Screening: The Magnificent Seven (1960)

See for yourself the movie that ignited Nayeli's passion to go 'Into the Beautiful North' and bring back seven strong men to protect her village from the encroaching drug lords. This classic film has a star-studded cast and iconic soundtrack.

Event Location: Beekman Library, 11 Town Center Blvd, Hopewell Junction, NY 12533

Date: Thu, Nov 3, 2016
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Big Read Movie Night: The Magnificent Seven (1960)

Enjoy this classic film with a star-studded cast and iconic soundtrack. The Magnificent Seven inspired Nayeli, the main character of 'Into the Beautiful North,' to begin her quest.

Event Location: Pleasant Valley Free Library, 1584 Main Street, Pleasant Valley, NY 12569

Date: Fri, Nov 4, 2016
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Big Read Film Festival: Bread and Roses

Enjoy some great feature films on Friday nights at the library. All the movies have themes related to the NEA Big Read book, 'Into the Beautiful North.'

Event Location: Hyde Park Free Library Annex, 2 Main Street, Hyde Park, NY 12538

Date: Fri, Nov 4, 2016
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Pinata Extravaganza (Little Read)

This is a two-part creative workshop for kids eight-years and older. Create a pinata of papier mache, then paint it anyway you imagine.

Event Location: Pleasant Valley Free Library, 1584 Main Street, Pleasant Valley, NY 12569

Date: Sat, Nov 5, 2016
Time: 11:00am – 1:00pm

Date: Tue, Nov 8, 2016
Time: 11:00am – 1:00pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Little Read Story Time: Immigration Tales

Immigrant Tales! Stop by the Friends Book Store today for a special treat. Children are invited to listen to stories about immigrant experiences including read-alouds by local celebrities at 11:30, 12:30, and 1:30 pm. For families with children of all ages.

Event Location: Poughkeepsie Public Library District, Friends Book Store , 141 Boardman Road , Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

Date: Sat, Nov 5, 2016
Time: 11:00am – 2:00pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Big Read: Local Documentary Double Feature

Today we screen two documentaries made right here in the Mid-Hudson Valley: meet the Director of one and the subjects of the other. Paper State: Undocumented, Unafraid, Undeterred (2013) 25 min. Director Elena Gaby Four undocumented teenagers in the Hudson Valley struggle to rise above their legal status. 2014 Cannes Film Festival Winner of Best Student Documentary. DREAMers Among US (2015) 22 min. Director Ilene Cutler A testament to the plight of undocumented young people and the need for passage of the Dream Act. Produced locally by Youth Arts Group, overseen by Rural & Migrant Ministry. Film won Best Short Film at 2015 Hudson Valley Film Festival and Best Documentary at the Greater Washington Immigration Film Festival.

Event Location: Poughkeepsie Public Library District, Boardman Road Branch Library, 141 Boardman Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

Date: Sat, Nov 5, 2016
Time: 2:30pm – 4:30pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Big Read Literary Salon

Community members are encouraged to participate in this event where people will read aloud works that they have written or excerpts of favorites by others. The theme is IMMIGRATION, because it is a central motif running through our Big Read book, 'Into the Beautiful North'. We will also be sharing pieces written by the Creative Writing Group at Green Haven Correctional Facility. Please note that this is a grown-up event, as some material may not be appropriate for children. Wine and light desserts will be served.

Event Location: Beekman Library, 11 Town Center Blvd, Hopewell Junction, NY 12533

Date: Sat, Nov 5, 2016
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

NEA Big Read Perspectives Series - Migration Stories that Shape History and Literature

This Marist College scholar panel discussion focuses on global issues of migration, and how these themes are addressed in our literature and culture. Professors from the Departments of Political Science, History, and Modern Language & Culture will speak about Urrea's saga Into the Beautiful North from the perspective of their own disciplines.

Event Location: Poughkeepsie Public Library District, Boardman Road Branch Library, 141 Boardman Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12604

Date: Sun, Nov 6, 2016
Time: 2:30pm – 4:30pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Writing Your Journey

Do you dream of writing your family's unique immigration story? By writing it, you celebrate that voyage, and preserve the facts for the younger generation. But how to begin? This workshop is a great place to start. In a relaxed and nurturing setting, guided by experienced teacher and writer Constance Skedgell, you'll be amazed how easy (and fun) it is to tell your tale. Connie will offer writing pointers and personalized comments. Come write, laugh, share and honor your journey.

Event Location: Hyde Park Free Library, 2 Main Street, Hyde Park, NY 12538

Date: Mon, Nov 7, 2016
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Explore Hojalata: Mexican Tin Art (Little Read)

Hojalata is a beautiful Mexican art form worked in tin. You are welcome to drop in and try your hand at creating your own. For all ages.

Event Location: LaGrange Association Library, 488 Freedom Plains Road, Suite 109, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

Date: Tue, Nov 8, 2016
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Yummy Quesadillas

Teens - come hang out at the library and some spicy, cheesy Mexican snacks to share.

Event Location: Poughkeepsie Public Library District, Adriance Memorial Library, 93 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Date: Tue, Nov 8, 2016
Time: 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Revolutionary: Mexican Mural Art

Artist and teacher P. Emmett McLaughlin will focus on the lives and works of Mexican muralists, with special focus on the big three: Diego Rivera, Jose Clemente Orozco, and David Alfaro Siqueiros.

Event Location: Poughkeepsie Public Library District, Boardman Road Branch Library, 141 Boardman Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

Date: Wed, Nov 9, 2016
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Fiesta y Siesta (Little Read)

Make your own tacos to enjoy while listening to Mexican folklore and music. Grades K-5.

Event Location: Poughkeepsie Public Library District, Adriance Memorial Library, 93 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Date: Thu, Nov 10, 2016
Time: 4:00pm – 4:45pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Big Read Film Festival: El Mariachi

Enjoy some great feature films on Friday nights at the library. All the movies have themes related to the NEA Big Read book, 'Into the Beautiful North.'

Event Location: Hyde Park Free Library Annex, 2 Main Street, Hyde Park, NY 12538

Date: Fri, Nov 11, 2016
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Big Read Cooking Demo: Make Your Own Tortillas

In honor of the Big Read and our band of intrepid travelers (from Into the Beautiful North), meet in the kitchen for a guided lesson on how to make your own corn tortillas. A local Mexican cook will share her tips for making these tasty treats, translation and supplies provided. It might 'knead' some muscles but you'll enjoy the end results! Space is limited for this hands-on workshop.

Event Location: Poughkeepsie Public Library District, Adriance Memorial Library, 93 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Date: Sat, Nov 12, 2016
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

BYOL Book Discussion and Indie Film Screening

Bring your own lunch book discussion of 'Into the Beautiful North' by Luis Alberto Urrea. We will also screen a local short directed by Nile Clarke entitled 'New'.

Event Location: Ebenezer Baptist Church, 9 Winnikee Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Date: Sat, Nov 12, 2016
Time: 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Big Read Documentary: The Other Side of Immigration

The Other Side of Immigration, 2009 Based on over 700 interviews in rural Mexican towns where about half the population has left to work in the US, this documentary asks why so many Mexicans come to the US and what happens to the families and communities they leave behind. 55 minutes

Event Location: Poughkeepsie Public Library District, Boardman Road Branch Library, 141 Boardman Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

Date: Sat, Nov 12, 2016
Time: 2:30pm – 4:30pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Savor the Poetry of Luis Alberto Urrea & Have Fun Learning Spanish

Discover the rich poetry of Luis Alberto Urrea, author of 'Into the Beautiful North', redolent of the intoxicating sights, sounds and fragrances of Mexico and the border region. Also have a great time learning a little Spanish in a relaxed, interactive and joyous way...that's nothing like 8th grade! Your guide to both is Constance Skedgell, and experienced and gifted teacher of literature and Spanish.

Event Location: Hyde Park Free Library, 2 Main Street, Hyde Park, NY 12538

Date: Sun, Nov 13, 2016
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Big Read Film Festival EXTRA: Rodriguez Double Feature

We couldn't squeeze all the films we wanted to show into our Friday night series, so here's the Film Festival EXTRA night! A double feature of films directed by Robert Rodriguez: Desperado at 6:30 pm and Once Upon A Time in Mexico at 8:30 pm.

Event Location: Hyde Park Free Library Annex, 2 Main Street, Hyde Park, NY 12538

Date: Wed, Nov 16, 2016
Time: 6:30pm – 10:30pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Gallery Talk - Migration in American Mural Art of the 30s and 40s

Patti Phagan leads a guided walk through the Art Center's Galleries, focusing on the theme of migration as it appears in the sketches for American murals from the 1930s and 40s. Space is limited.

Event Location: Vassar College, Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, 124 Raymond Ave, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

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

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Big Read Film Festival: West Side Story

Enjoy some great feature films on Friday nights at the library. All the movies have themes related to the NEA Big Read book, 'Into the Beautiful North.'

Event Location: Hyde Park Free Library Annex, 2 Main Street, Hyde Park, NY 12538

Date: Fri, Nov 18, 2016
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

NEA Big Read Closing Event

We'll wrap up our multi-cultural exploration of Into the Beautiful North with an exhibit, some music, a retrospective of the 2016 Big Read, and an announcement of next year's book selection. Journey Books created by local residents will be available for viewing.

Event Location: Poughkeepsie Public Library District, Boardman Road Branch Library, 141 Boardman Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

Date: Sat, Nov 19, 2016
Time: 2:30pm – 4:00pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Big Read Grand Finale: HV Philharmonic Concert

The Big Read Grand Finale features the Hudson Valley Philharmonic in a concert entitled The Immigrant Experience. Maestro Randall Fleischer has selected works that mirror themes in this year’s Big Read book, including the quest for a better life, the challenging yet beautiful blending of cultures, the immigrant experience in a new world, and the harsh realities of both ‘staying’ and ‘leaving’ one’s homeland. Ticket holders are invited to a pre-concert talk by Maestro Fleischer with soloists and/or members of the orchestra at 7 pm. The program opens with Elmer Bernstein’s iconic Overture to the 1960 John Sturges film The Magnificent Seven. Also on the program is Heitor Villa-Lobos’ Bachianas Brasileiras #4, scored for piano and orchestra. In Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story - Symphonic Dances, we are reminded of the clash of cultures in 1950’s New York City. The program concludes with Dmitri Shostakovich’s Symphony #10. Contact the Bardavon Box Office for tickets.

Event Location: Bardavon 1859 Opera House, 35 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Date: Sat, Nov 19, 2016
Time: 8:00pm – 10:30pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

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