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Wichita Public Library


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223 South Main
Wichita, KS 67202

Tel: 316/261-8500
Fax: 316/262-4540
http://www.bigreadwichita.org

The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett

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The Maltese Falcon
Dashiell Hammett

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Events

FEATURED EVENT: The Maltese Falcon Pre-Party

Start the Big Read Wichita off right with book giveaways, jazz music, reader's theatre, trivia, refreshments, vintage automobiles and more.

Event Location: Wichita Art Museum, 1400 W Museum Boulevard, Wichita, KS 67202

Date: Sat, Sep 20, 2014
Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

The Maltese Falcon Reading Challenge

Take this opportunity to delve deeply into the 2014 Big Read Wichita selection. We will explore the life of the author, the time period and genre while discussing the novel in small doses.

Event Location: Wichita Public Library Alford Branch, 3447 S Meridian, Wichita, KS 67217

Date: Tue, Sep 23, 2014
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Crime Fiction from the 1930s and 1940s

Event Location: Wichita Public Library - Central Library, 223 South Main, Wichita, KS 67202

Date: Wed, Oct 1, 2014 – Sat, Nov 15, 2014

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Hats of the 1930s and 1940s

Hats provided by Jack Kellogg, Hatman Jack's in Delano.

Event Location: Wichita Public Library - Central Library, 223 South Main, Wichita, KS 67202

Date: Wed, Oct 1, 2014 – Sat, Nov 15, 2014

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Book Discussion: The Maltese Falcon

This is a regularly scheduled meeting of the Evergreen branch Thursday evening book club.

Event Location: Wichita Public Library Evergreen Branch, 2601 N Arkansas, Wichita, KS 67204

Date: Thu, Oct 2, 2014
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

FEATURED EVENT: American Crime Fiction

Gaylord Dold is the author of twenty works of fiction including the highly acclaimed private detective series featuring Mitch Roberts, a well as numerous contemporary crime thrillers. Many of his novels have been singled out for awards and praise by a number of critics and writer’s organizations.

Event Location: Wichita Public Library - Central Library, 223 South Main, Wichita, KS 67202

Date: Sun, Oct 5, 2014
Time: 2:30pm – 3:30pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Great Gumshoes and Gritty Dames

Hard-boiled mysteries usually have three elements: a tough guy, a mystery and a dame. We will discuss The Maltese Falcon with a special eye toward the ladies of mystery. Refreshments will be served.

Event Location: Wichita Public Library - Central LIbrary, 223 South Main, Wichita, KS 67202

Date: Tue, Oct 7, 2014
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Senior Wednesday: Know your Gems & Jewels

Kathy Delker, gemolgist, will discuss previous stones - where they come from and what makes them valuable as well as how they are cut, sold and exchanged throughout the world.

Event Location: Wichita Public Library - Central Library, 223 South Main, Wichita, KS 67202

Date: Wed, Oct 8, 2014
Time: 1:30pm – 2:30pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

FEATURED EVENT: The Maltese Falcon in Film

Join us as we screen three films based on Dashiell Hammett's novel "The Maltese Falcon." Learn more about what makes each one unique with commentary that highlights what to look for in each film and that reveals how each film differs from the others in the series. The Maltese Falcon (1931 with Ricardo Cortez, 80 minutes) 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Satan Met a Lady (1936 with Bette Davis, 74 minutes) 1:00 - 2:30 p.m. The Maltese Falcon (1941 with Humphrey Bogard, 101 minutes) 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. Film screenings offered in conjunction with the Tallgrass Film Festival

Event Location: Wichita Public Library - Central Library, 223 South Main, Wichita, KS 67202

Date: Fri, Oct 17, 2014
Time: 10:30am – 5:00pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Book Discussion: The Maltese Falcon

This is a regularly scheduled meeting of the Westlink branch monthly book club.

Event Location: Wichita Public Library - Westlink Branch, 8515 Bekemeyer, Wichita, KS 67212

Date: Tue, Oct 21, 2014
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Book Discussion: The Maltese Falcon

This is a regular meeting of the Alford Masters of Mystery monthly book discussion group.

Event Location: Wichita Public Library - Lionel Alford Regional Library, 3447 S Meridian, Wichita, KS 67217

Date: Wed, Oct 22, 2014
Time: 5:00pm – 6:00pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Writer's Workshop: Crime Fiction with Gaylord Dold

Attention writers! Author Gaylord Dold will lead participants through a three-park workshop on crafting crime fiction. Open to those ages 16 and older with an interest in creative writing. Registration is required. Contact the Library at 261-8500 for more information.

Event Location: Wichita Public Library - Central Library, 223 South Main, Wichita, KS 67202

Date: Wed, Oct 22, 2014
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Date: Wed, Oct 29, 2014
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Date: Wed, Nov 5, 2014
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Book Discussion: Beyond the Falcon

Did you know that The Thin Man was penned by Dashiell Hammett? Participants will discuss The Maltese Falcon and other titles by Hammett to compare and contrast the styles of the books. Refreshments will be served.

Event Location: Wichita Public Library - Rockwell Branch, 5939 E 9th St N, Wichita, KS 67208

Date: Wed, Oct 22, 2014
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Hats of the 1930s and 1940s - A Lecture

Event Location: Wichita Public Library Central Library, 223 South Main, Wichita, KS 67202

Date: Thu, Oct 23, 2014
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Book Discussion: The Maltese Falcon

This meeting of the Evergreen Tuesday Book Club will feature a discussion of The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett.

Event Location: Wichita Public Library - Evergreen Branch, 2601 N Arkansas, Wichita, KS 672024

Date: Tue, Nov 4, 2014
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Pajama Detectives

What could possibly make solving a great mystery even better? Solving it in your pajamas of course! Come dressed in your favorite crime solving pajamas and help us solve the mystery. We will be using all of the best detective tools: flashlight, magnifying glass and note pad as well as your super powers of observation to solve the mystery. Are you up to the challenge? For ages 5-8.

Event Location: Wichita Public Library - Central Library, 223 South Main, Wichita, KS 67202

Date: Thu, Nov 6, 2014
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Book Discussion: The Maltese Falcon

This is a regular meeting of the Orchard Park monthly book discussion group. The one hour discussion will begin at 2:15 p.m.

Event Location: Wichita Public Library - Orchard Park Branch, 4808 W 9th St. , Wichita, KS 67212

Date: Fri, Nov 7, 2014
Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

FEATURED EVENT: Falcon Day Finale

Join us for an afternoon of festivities celebrating all things Falcon. Master falconer Vanessa Avara will be on hand to share information about the handling of falcons. Jazz music by Roberto Bernardinelli will set the mood. Learn more about these great animals of the plain through other resources of the Great Plains Nature Center.

Event Location: Great Plains Nature Center, 6232 E. 29th St N., Wichita, KS 67220

Date: Sat, Nov 8, 2014
Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Birds of Prey

The Maltese Falcon could not fly, but these live birds can. Learn more about real birds of prey. For children ages 4-17.

Event Location: Wichita Public Library - Lionel Alford Regional Library, 3447 S Meridian, Wichita, KS 67217

Date: Mon, Nov 10, 2014
Time: 2:30pm – 3:30pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

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