National Endowment of the Arts - The Big Read

Tom Green County Library System


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33 West Beauregard Ave.
San Angelo, TX 76903

Tel: 325/655-7321
Fax: 325/659-4027
http://www.tgclibrary.com

Into the Beautiful North by Luis Alberto Urrea

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Into the Beautiful North
Luis Alberto Urrea

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Events

Quilt Reveal and Book Discussion from the Sew N' Sews

Join a local quilting group at the Stephens Central Library for a quilt reveal and book discussion. The group created quilted “Postcards from Nayeli,” inspired by the novel. Book discussion to follow the quilt reveal.

Event Location: 33 West Beauregard Ave., San Angelo, TX 76903

Date: Tue, Oct 1, 2013
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Creating a Community Heritage Tree

Visitors of all ages will have the opportunity to leave their mark on the Heritage Tree, a display in the Teen Republic that serves as a homage to family. Blank leaves and crafting materials will be made available to the public, to be filled with pictures, family sayings, and stories, and then added to the tree's branches. The tree will remain on display throughout the month, and community members are encouraged to add to it throughout the month.

Event Location: 33 West Beauregard Ave., San Angelo, TX 76903

Date: Sat, Oct 5, 2013
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

The Origin Map

A large map will be posted outside of the Teen Republic on the day of our Kick-Off for visitors to mark where in the United States - or the World! - they or their family originates. This is a one-day opportunity to chronicle the origins of the people of Tom Green County; after the opening, this will be on display in the Teen Republic for the rest of the month and re-displayed yearly during September.

Event Location: 33 West Beauregard Ave., San Angelo, TX 76903

Date: Sat, Oct 5, 2013
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Art inspired by Into the Beautiful North

Visit the Tom Green County Stephens Central Library to view artwork inspired by Into the Beautiful North. Artwork will be on display along the art wall from October 5 through October 31.

Event Location: 33 West Beauregard Ave., San Angelo, TX 76903

Date: Sat, Oct 5, 2013

Date: Mon, Oct 7, 2013 – Sat, Oct 12, 2013

Date: Mon, Oct 14, 2013 – Sat, Oct 19, 2013

Date: Mon, Oct 21, 2013 – Sat, Oct 26, 2013

Date: Mon, Oct 28, 2013 – Thu, Oct 31, 2013

Book: Into the Beautiful North

The Little Read: I Love Saturdays y Domingos

I Love Saturdays y Domingos by Alma Flor Ada will be given away as the children’s featured book for The Big Read at our kickoff event on Saturday October 5, 10 to 11 A.M. in the community room at the Stephens Central Library. The library’s children’s department will celebrate with Ballet Folklorico dancers, short talks, and displays of books and items representing Anglo and Latino Cultures. The child in the story enjoys Saturdays and Sundays because on Saturdays she visits Grandma and Grandpa of European-American Background and on Sundays “los domingos” she visits Abuelito y Abuelita who are Mexican–American. Love brings them all together. Everyone is invited to hear the story, learn about our cultures, enjoy dancing, music, Mexican cookies and take home a free copy of the book.

Event Location: 33 West Beauregard Ave., San Angelo, TX 76903

Date: Sat, Oct 5, 2013
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Border Studies Display

Stephens Central library will present “Border Studies,” an exhibition by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, created with support from the Texas Commission on the Arts. The Texas-Mexico border is more than a line between two countries. It is a realm unto itself with a culture of its own, shaped partly by forces from the interior on both sides, but more decisively by the millions who choose to live and work there. The border is a cradle of hope—and anxiety—for the well-being of both Mexico and the United States. "Border Studies" features images by eight gifted photographers and maps showing historical relocations of the border. This exhibition highlights the vitality of places, people and patterns of culture along the Texas-Mexico Border.

Event Location: 33 West Beauregard Ave., San Angelo, TX 76903

Date: Sat, Oct 5, 2013

Date: Mon, Oct 7, 2013 – Sat, Oct 12, 2013

Date: Mon, Oct 14, 2013 – Sat, Oct 19, 2013

Date: Mon, Oct 21, 2013 – Sat, Oct 26, 2013

Date: Mon, Oct 28, 2013 – Wed, Oct 30, 2013

Book: Into the Beautiful North

The Big Read Kickoff

Stephens Central Library will kick off the 2013 Big Read, a common community read program, with activities for all ages. Pick up a copy of the book to read and share. Listen to the experiences of individuals whose families straddle the United States-Mexico border, enjoy a bilingual story time and experience Ballet Folklorico dancing. Finally, watch the film, The Magnificent Seven, which inspires out protagonist, Nayeli, to go Into the Beautiful North.

Event Location: 33 West Beauregard Ave., San Angelo, TX 76903

Date: Sat, Oct 5, 2013

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Teen Republic Film Festival

Come celebrate Hispanic culture through film during the Big Read Kickoff week. The Teen Republic will host screenings of several popular films featuring cool heroes and wonderful rhythms. Oct. 7th - The Mask of Zorro Oct. 8th - Selena Oct. 9th - La Bamba Oct. 10th - The Buena Vista Social Club

Event Location: 33 West Beauregard Ave., San Angelo, TX 76903

Date: Mon, Oct 7, 2013 – Thu, Oct 10, 2013
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Film Series: Seven Samurai

Come watch the Criterion collection film that inspired John Sturges' western The Magnificent Seven, Seven Samurai. One of the most thrilling movie epics of all time, it tells the story of a sixteenth-century village whose desperate inhabitants hire the eponymous warriors to protect them from invading bandits. This three-hour ride from Akira Kurosawa—featuring legendary actors Toshiro Mifune and Takashi Shimura—seamlessly weaves philosophy and entertainment, delicate human emotions and relentless action, into a rich, evocative, and unforgettable tale of courage and hope.

Event Location: 33 West Beauregard, San Angelo, Texas 76903

Date: Tue, Oct 8, 2013
Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Mask of Zorro

Come enjoy the adventures of the masked hero in the Teen Republic. Starring Antonio Banderas and Catherine Zeta-Jones, you won't want to miss it. Event for teens only.

Event Location: 33 West Beauregard Ave., San Angelo, TX 76903

Date: Sat, Oct 12, 2013
Time: 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

SMART Workshop: Common Read Book Club

Join ASU's First Year Experience staff for a book discussion of Into the Beautiful North.

Event Location: Angelo State University, Plaza Verde Clubhouse 2nd Floor, 1620 University Ave, San Angelo, TX 76904

Date: Mon, Oct 14, 2013
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Young Writer's Club, Heritage Edition

Young Writer's Club, Heritage Edition. After giving out our YA book, The Revolution of Evelyn Serrano, we will re-convene our Writer's Club to discuss the novel as well as writing books on issues such as heritage, immigration, family, and social issues in the US from a teen's perspective. This will be on the 15th at 6 PM, with members meeting in the Teen Republic.

Event Location: 33 West Beauregard Ave., San Angelo, TX 76903

Date: Tue, Oct 15, 2013
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Film Series: Under the Same Moon (La Misma Luna)

Under the Same Moon (La Misma Luna) tells the parallel stories of nine-year-old Carlitos and his mother, Rosario. In the hopes of providing a better life for her son, Rosario works illegally in the U.S. while her mother cares for Carlitos back in Mexico. Unexpected circumstances drive both Rosario and Carlitos to embark on their own journeys in a desperate attempt to reunite. Along the way, mother and son face challenges and obstacles but never lose hope that they will one day be together again.

Event Location: 33 West Beauregard Ave., San Angelo, TX 76903

Date: Tue, Oct 15, 2013
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

An Evening with the author: Luis Alberto Urrea discusses Into the Beatuiful North

Author of Into the Beautiful North, Luis Alberto Urrea, will discuss his book at a keynote address in the Stephens Central Library community room. Following the lecture Mr. Urrea will answer questions from the audience and sign copies of his books.

Event Location: 33 West Beauregard Ave., San Angelo, TX 76903

Date: Wed, Oct 16, 2013
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Dinner and Discussion with Luis Alberto Urrea

Join Luis Alberto Urrea at St. Paul Presbyterian Church at 6:30 on Thursday, October 17, for dinner and discussion of the issues his book raises and the context in which the story is set. During dinner, small group discussions will be led by facilitators at each table. After dinner, Mr. Urrea will answer questions raised by the small discussion groups.

Event Location: St Paul Presbyterian Church, 11 N Park St, San Angelo, TX 76901

Date: Thu, Oct 17, 2013
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Classy Red Hatters Book Discussion

Join the Classy Red Hatters at the Stephens Central Library for a discussion of Into The Beautiful North.

Event Location: 33 West Beauregard Ave., San Angelo, TX 76903

Date: Thu, Oct 17, 2013
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Meet the Author: Luis Alberto Urrea

Join ASU students, faculty, and staff for a reception and student artwork display with author Luis Alberto Urrea.

Event Location: Angelo State University Carr Education Fine Arts Building., 1620 University Ave, San Angelo, TX 76904

Date: Fri, Oct 18, 2013
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am

Book: Into the Beautiful North

First Christian Church Book Club Book Discussion

Join the First Christian Church Book Club for a discussion of Into The Beautiful North.

Event Location: 29 North Oakes, San Angelo, TX 76903

Date: Sun, Oct 20, 2013
Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Film Series: Crossing Arizona & Dying to Get In

Crossing Arizona is an up-to-the-moment look at the hotly debated issues of illegal immigration and border security on the U.S./Mexico border. Crossing Arizona reveals the surprising political stances people take when immigration and border policy fails everyone. Dying to Get In provides an intimate perspective of border crossing and the people who cross. Discussion to follow.

Event Location: 33 West Beauregard Ave., San Angelo, TX 76903

Date: Tue, Oct 22, 2013
Time: 6:30pm – 9:00pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Film Series: Quinceanera

Quinceanera is a look at what happens when teenage sexuality, age-old rituals, and real estate prices collide. It is a story fueled by the racial, class, and sexual tensions of a Latino neighborhood in transition. Rated R for language, some sexual content and drug use.

Event Location: 33 West Beauregard Ave., San Angelo, TX 76903

Date: Tue, Oct 29, 2013
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Atomiko Style Self Defense

Atomiko Style Self-Defense - Sponsored by the Angelo State University Police Department, learn a few self-defense moves, Atomiko style. Open to women on the campus and in the community.

Event Location: ASU Campus University Center, 203/204 Nasworthy Suite , San Angelo, TX 76903

Date: Thu, Nov 14, 2013
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Noche En Sinaloa

Join the Angelo State University Multicultural Center staff for Noche en Sinaloa—An Evening in Sinaloa with food, music, and fun! Open to the campus and community.

Event Location: ASU Campus Pavillion, San Angelo, TX 76903

Date: Fri, Nov 22, 2013
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Book: Into the Beautiful North

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