NEA Big Read

Quincy Public Library


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526 Jersey Street
Quincy, IL 62301

Tel: 217/223-1309
Fax: 217/222-5672
http://quincylibrary.org

The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan

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The Joy Luck Club
Amy Tan

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Events

Yixing Teapots from the Howard Kuo Collection

100 Chinese teapots will be on display at Quincy Art Center's Jack W. Boge Memorial Library and Conference Room. All the teapots have been collected from different parts of China. The Collection is predominantly composed of traditional teapots made from clay produced near Yixing in the eastern Chinese province of Jiangsu. Most of the teapots can fit in the palm of your hand.

Event Location: Quincy Art Center, 1515 Jersey Street, Quincy, IL 62301

Date: Fri, Sep 9, 2016 – Thu, Oct 13, 2016
Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

Book: The Joy Luck Club

Monkey Business Story Time

We're celebrating the Year of the Monkey as part of the NEA Big Read/Little Read! Toddlers and preschoolers will enjoy stories, songs, and fingerplays about monkeys. While supplies last, children will receive a free book to keep.

Event Location: Quincy Public Library, 526 Jersey Street, Quincy, IL 62301

Date: Tue, Sep 13, 2016
Time: 10:15am – 11:15am

Date: Thu, Sep 15, 2016
Time: 10:15am – 11:15am

Book: The Joy Luck Club

Kick Off

Join us Thursday, September 15th as we kick-off our community's NEA Big Read celebration. Mayor Kyle Moore will welcome everyone, and keynote speaker Dr. Letty Chen, Washington University associate professor, will talk about cultural diversity and globalization. Enjoy music, light refreshments,and a martial arts demonstration. Kids will enjoy making a paper plate fan, a paper lantern, and trying their hand at the chopstick challenge. Join us to pick up your free copy of "The Joy Luck Club" by Amy Tan or one of the children's titles.

Event Location: Clat Adams Park, 1231 Bonansinga Dr., Quincy, IL 62301

Date: Thu, Sep 15, 2016
Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Book: The Joy Luck Club

Craft a Chinese Hand Drum

QPL and the NEA Big Read will be at Quincy Art Center's Artfest! Come on down to craft a Chinese Hand Drum!

Event Location: Quincy Art Center, 1515 Jersey Street, Quincy, IL 62301

Date: Sat, Sep 17, 2016
Time: 12:00pm – 5:00pm

Book: The Joy Luck Club

Afternoon Monday Movie: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

"Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" became a surprise international success and has won more than 40 awards, including the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.Praised for its martial arts sequences and special effects, it's the story of lost love, a leegendary sword, and a chance at redemption.Popcorn and soda will be served.

Event Location: Quincy Public Library, 526 Jersey Street, Quincy, IL 62301

Date: Mon, Sep 19, 2016
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Book: The Joy Luck Club

Pardon our Youth Book Club

Come join this young at heart group as they discuss "The Joy Luck Club" by Amy Tan.

Event Location: Quincy Public Library, 526 Jersey Street, Quincy, IL 62301

Date: Mon, Sep 19, 2016
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Book: The Joy Luck Club

I See Red Story Time

Red symbolizes joy and good fortune in Chinese culture. Enjoy the NEA Big Read/Little Read with books, songs and fingerplays about the color red, all geared to toddlers and pre-schoolers. While supplies last, children will receive a free book to take and keep.

Event Location: Quincy Public Library, 526 Jersey Street, Quincy, IL 62301

Date: Tue, Sep 20, 2016
Time: 10:15am – 11:15am

Date: Thu, Sep 22, 2016
Time: 10:15am – 11:15am

Book: The Joy Luck Club

Literary Angles Book Club

Associate Professor of English Dr. Lan Dong, University Illinois Springfield, will be joining Literary Angles via Skype. Dr. Dong is the author of "Reading Amy Tan," and teaches Asian American Literature and Memoirs Across Cultures at UIS. We're excited for Dr. Dong to join us as part of the Big Read. All are welcome for this skype discussion with Dr. Dong.

Event Location: Quincy Public Library, 526 Jersey Street, Quincy, IL 62301

Date: Tue, Sep 20, 2016
Time: 1:30pm – 2:30pm

Book: The Joy Luck Club

Introduction to Chinese Medicine

Dr. Breane Schafer of Schafer Chiropractic will discuss traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture. Come learn more about Chinese culture through this study of holistic healthcare. Dr. Breane Schafer is an Illinois board certified chiropractor who graduated from Logan College of Chiropractic. Dr. Schafer also is certified in Illinois to treat patients using acupuncture.

Event Location: Quincy Public Library, 526 Jersey Street, Quincy, IL 62301

Date: Tue, Sep 20, 2016
Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Book: The Joy Luck Club

Now You're Cooking Chinese: A Teen Cooking Class

Teens! If you love Chinese food, this workshop is for YOU! As part of the Big Read celebration of The Joy Luck Club, Quincy Public Library is bringing authentic Chinese chefs from the Hy-Vee store on Broadway to the library for a hands-on demonstration of classic Chinese cooking techniques. Chinese cuisine is based on color, taste and aroma –and it should be beautiful to the eye, flavorful and fragrant. Join the library and our chefs as we chop steam and stir-fry our way to a delicious repast. Patrons will have an opportunity to sample this repast at the end of the lesson, so we respectfully request reservations for this class to ensure adequate supplies. All programs for teens are free and open to the public. We hope to see you there!

Event Location: Quincy Public Library, 526 Jersey Street, Quincy, IL 62301

Date: Sat, Sep 24, 2016
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Book: The Joy Luck Club

Afternoon Monday Movie: Spring in a Small Town

Come enjoy the Oldie but Goodie, Spring in a Small Town. Released in 1948, it is the story a lonely housewife who finds her monotonous life altered when her childhood sweetheart returns to town. Voted the best Chinese-language film of all time by the Hong Kong Film Academy in 2004. No rating is available. Soda and Popcorn will be provided.

Event Location: Quincy Public Library, 526 Jersey Street, Quincy, IL 62301

Date: Mon, Sep 26, 2016
Time: 1:00pm – 1:45pm

Book: The Joy Luck Club

Evening Monday Movie: Spring in a Small Town

Come enjoy the Oldie but Goodie, Spring in a Small Town. Released in 1948, it is the story a lonely housewife who finds her monotonous life altered when her childhood sweetheart returns to town. Voted the best Chinese-language film of all time by the Hong Kong Film Academy in 2004. No rating is available. Soda and Popcorn will be provided.

Event Location: Quincy Public Library, 526 Jersey St., Quincy, IL 62301

Date: Mon, Sep 26, 2016
Time: 1:00pm – 1:45pm

Book: The Joy Luck Club

Celebrate China Storytime

This NEA Big Read/Little Read storytime will feature Chinese food, fireworks, and dragons!

Event Location: Quincy Public Library, 526 Jersey Street, Quincy, IL 62301

Date: Tue, Sep 27, 2016
Time: 10:15am – 11:15am

Book: The Joy Luck Club

Celebrate China Storytime

This NEA Big Read/Little Read storytime will feature Chinese food, fireworks, and dragons!

Event Location: Quincy Public Library, 526 Jersey Street, Quincy, IL 62301

Date: Tue, Sep 27, 2016
Time: 10:15am – 11:15am

Date: Thu, Sep 29, 2016
Time: 10:15am – 11:15am

Book: The Joy Luck Club

Armchair Trip to China

You might not be able to make the trip to China yourself to see the sites from "The Joy Luck Club," so we'll bring the experience to you. Join local travel enthusiast and QPL's Marketing and Events Librarian Ruth Cuthbertson, as she shares photos from her trips to China. Ruth offers a unique experience, having first traveled to China in 1982, viewing a country recovering from the effects of the Cultural Revolution, and most recently in 2012, after China’s transformation to global superpower. You won't want to miss this "trip!"

Event Location: Quincy Public Library, 526 Jersey Street, Quincy, IL 62301

Date: Tue, Sep 27, 2016
Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Book: The Joy Luck Club

Afternoon Monday Movie: Coming Home

Lu and Feng are a devoted couple forced to separate when Lu is arrested and sent to a labor camp as a political prisoner during the Cultural Revolution. He finally returns home only to find that his beloved wife no longer remembers him. Released in 2014, Coming Home received 11 international film awards and over 20 nominations. This foreign flick is rated PG-13. Soda and popcorn will be provided.

Event Location: Quincy Public Library, 526 Jersey Street, Quincy, IL 62301

Date: Mon, Oct 3, 2016
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Book: The Joy Luck Club

Evening Monday Movie: Coming Home

Lu and Feng are a devoted couple forced to separate when Lu is arrested and sent to a labor camp as a political prisoner during the Cultural Revolution. He finally returns home only to find that his beloved wife no longer remembers him. Released in 2014, Coming Home received 11 international film awards and over 20 nominations. This foreign flick is rated PG-13. Soda and popcorn will be provided.

Event Location: Quincy Public Library, 526 Jersey St., Quincy, Il 62301

Date: Mon, Oct 3, 2016
Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Book: The Joy Luck Club

Bookies Book Club

The Bookies Book Club is happy to have guests join the group during Big Read. Bookies meet on the first Wednesday of each month at 1:30 pm at the library.

Event Location: Quincy Public Library, 526 Jersey Street, Quincy, IL 62301

Date: Wed, Oct 5, 2016
Time: 1:30pm – 2:30pm

Book: The Joy Luck Club

Community Book Discussion

Purchase your own Chinese lunch from HyVee and join us in the Cafe to talk about The Joy Luck Club.

Event Location: HyVee - Broadway, 3700 Broadway, Quincy, IL 62301

Date: Thu, Oct 6, 2016
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Book: The Joy Luck Club

Chinese Festival Fun

Kids, bring your parents and friends and enjoy an afternoon of Chinese games, crafts, and refreshments!

Event Location: Quincy Public Library, 526 Jersey Street, Quincy, IL 62301

Date: Sat, Oct 8, 2016
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Book: The Joy Luck Club

Afternoon Monday Movie: The Joy Luck Club

To conclude The Big Read Monday Movie Series, please join us for a screening of The Joy Luck Club based on the book. The Joy Luck Club was released in 1993, only four years after the book was first produced. Directed by Wayne Wang and also written by Amy Tan with Ronald Bass the movie is rated R. Children are allowed only if accompanied by an adult. Popcorn and soda will be provided. Come and see this depiction of the book.

Event Location: Quincy Public Library, 526 Jersey Street, Quincy, IL 62301

Date: Mon, Oct 10, 2016
Time: 1:00pm – 3:30pm

Book: The Joy Luck Club

Renaissance Readers Book Club

Renaissance Readers will discuss The Joy Luck Club. Renaissance Readers is the library's most academic book club; they read anything from Classics to Biographies to new releases.

Event Location: Quincy Public Library, 526 Jersey Street, Quincy, IL 62301

Date: Tue, Oct 11, 2016
Time: 10:15am – 11:15am

Book: The Joy Luck Club

Tai Chi Program

Jessica Myers will lead teens in Tai Chi, the stylized form of martial arts, seen throughout China as a modern-day exercise regimen. Panda Express is graciously donating a Chinese dinner for participants. In order to ensure adequate supplies, please reserve your space at QPL or quincylibrary.org. QPL will be partnering with Teen Reach for this event. Teens needing a ride should meet at QPL at 3 pm.

Event Location: Frederick Ball Community Center, 815 Elm Street, Quincy, IL 62301

Date: Tue, Oct 11, 2016
Time: 3:30pm – 5:30pm

Book: The Joy Luck Club

Calligraphy 102

Please join us for the second class of two studying Calligraphy in conjunction with Amy Tan's "The Joy Luck Club." Carol Nichols will be leading the classes and is excited to share her art. Supplies will be provided by the library and the class is limited to the first 15 people who sign up. Attendance of Calligraphy 101 is required.

Event Location: Quincy Public Library, 526 Jersey St., Quincy, IL 62301

Date: Tue, Oct 11, 2016
Time: 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Book: The Joy Luck Club

All Over the Page Book Club

Members of the All Over the Page book club would love for visitors to join in the discussion of "The Joy Luck Club." As the library's oldest evening club, it meets at different local restaurants each month and is convenient for working professionals. October the meeting will be at Village Inn.

Event Location: Village Inn, 200 N 36th St, Quincy, IL 62301

Date: Tue, Oct 11, 2016
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Book: The Joy Luck Club

Unshelved Book Club

Join in on Unshelved's discussion of "The Joy Luck Club." Unshelved is an energetic group who meets the second Wednesday of each month. Members of Unshelved reads a little bit of everything from fiction to historical fiction to mysteries.

Event Location: Quincy Public Library, 526 Jersey Street, Quincy, IL 62301

Date: Wed, Oct 12, 2016
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Book: The Joy Luck Club

Teen Book Discussion

All teens are welcome to join the Library TAB (Teen Advisory Board) group discuss the graphic novel, "American Born Chinese" by Gene Luen Yang. "American Born Chinese" covers similar themes to our Big Read choice, "The Joy Luck Club."

Event Location: Quincy Public Library, 526 Jersey Street, Quincy, IL 62301

Date: Wed, Oct 12, 2016
Time: 4:30pm – 5:00pm

Book: The Joy Luck Club

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