National Endowment of the Arts - The 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 Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett

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The Maltese Falcon
Dashiell Hammett

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Events

Twitter Mystery

Follow us on twitter as we tweet out a mystery with the #QPLclue tagged to it. How will the mystery end? You tell us. At the end of The Big Read tweet us what you think the best ending would be and we'll choose a winner!

Event Location: Twitter.com, Quincy, IL 62301

Date: Thu, Sep 11, 2014 – Sat, Oct 11, 2014

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Kick off Swing Party

Event Location: , Mt. Sterling, IL 62353

Date: Thu, Sep 11, 2014
Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Find the Falcons

Be a detective yourself and find all the falcon statues that are hidden in Quincy. We've placed them at many of the Quincy businesses, but can you find them all?

Event Location: , Quincy, IL 62301

Date: Thu, Sep 11, 2014 – Sat, Sep 20, 2014
Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Big Read Kickoff

Kick Off The Big Read by picking up your copy of The Maltese Falcon (adults and teens) or for younger readers - The Malted Falcon or The Lost Dinosaur Bone. Mayor Kyle Moore will welcome us to The Big Read. Dr. Nancy West, University of Missouri professor, will present the keynote address on The Maltese Falcon book and film, crime films, and Mary Astor. The Quincy Notre Dame band will perform. Light refreshments. Books and refreshments served on a first-come basis.

Event Location: Quincy Museum 1601 Maine St., Quincy, IL 62301

Date: Thu, Sep 11, 2014
Time: 4:00pm – 7:00pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Mt. Sterling Kick Off

The Big Read kicks off in Mt. Sterling at Brown County Public Library. Pick up your free copy of The Maltese Falcon.

Event Location: Brown County Public Library, Mt. Sterling, IL 62353

Date: Thu, Sep 11, 2014
Time: 4:00pm – 7:00pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

And Then There Were None

Quincy Community Theatre presents, "And Then There Were None," an Agatha Christie mystery. Ten guilty strangers are trapped on an island. One by one they are accused of murder; one by one they start to die. Following the September 14 and 19 performances, QPL's Katie Kraushaar and QCT's Brandon Thomsen will host Talk Back, to add understanding of the mystery genre represented by the play and The Maltese Falcon book. Tickets are $18. Order yours at Quincy Community Theatre, 222-3209. QCT advises that audiences are cautioned for this production.

Event Location: Quincy Community Theatre 300 Civic Center Plaza , Oakley-Lindsay Center, Quincy, IL 62301

Date: Thu, Sep 11, 2014 – Sat, Sep 13, 2014
Time: 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Date: Sun, Sep 14, 2014
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Date: Thu, Sep 18, 2014 – Sat, Sep 20, 2014
Time: 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Date: Sun, Sep 21, 2014
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Talk Back - And Then There Were None

What are the similarities between And Then There Were None and The Maltese Falcon? QPL's Katie Kraushaar and QCT's Brandon Thomsen will host a question and answer session following the Sunday, September 14 performance.

Event Location: 526 Jersey Street, Quincy, IL 62301

Date: Sun, Sep 14, 2014
Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

The Big Sleep : Film Noir

Private detective Philip Marlowe is hired by a rich family. Before the complex case is over, he's seen murder, blackmail, and what might be love.

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

Date: Mon, Sep 15, 2014
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Date: Mon, Sep 15, 2014
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Life Size CLUE

Have your kids come be pieces in a life size game of CLUE. Figure out who the murderer is, where they did it, and with what weapon the crime was committed in this classic board game brought to real life size.

Event Location: YMCA, Mt. Sterling, IL 62353

Date: Tue, Sep 16, 2014
Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Police Dog Presentation

Officer Mike Tyler will be coming to the library to talk about the police dogs and their role in the police force.

Event Location: 526 Jersey Street, Quincy, IL 62301

Date: Tue, Sep 16, 2014
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Literary Angles Discussion

The Literary Angle book group will be discussing "The Maltese Falcon."

Event Location: 526 Jersey Street, Quincy, IL 62301

Date: Tue, Sep 16, 2014
Time: 1:30pm – 3:00pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Talk Back - And Then There were None

What are the similarities between And Then There Were None and The Maltese Falcon? QPL's Katie Kraushaar and QCT's Brandon Thomsen will host a question and answer session following the Friday, September 19 performance.

Event Location: 526 Jersey Street, Quincy, IL 62301

Date: Fri, Sep 19, 2014
Time: 7:30pm – 10:30pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Murder on the Boardwalk: A Teen Murder Mystery Party

It was the height of prohibition in the late 20’s and the underground mob scene was prospering with rum running, loan sharking, protection rackets, and illicit speakeasies and gaming halls. Crime bosses from major cities across the United States were meeting in Quincy to create a commission to see who would run the rackets. Tensions were high and this is where the story begins…Join us for a murder mystery party at the library just for teens and be sure to come in 1920’s costume. This program is free and open to the public but reservations are requested in order to ensure parts for all players. Spacing is limited so be sure to get your reservation in!

Event Location: 526 Jersey Street, Quincy, IL 62301

Date: Sat, Sep 20, 2014
Time: 1:00pm – 3:30pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Art Fest

Here's your chance to win one of the hand-made falcon sculptures at the silent auction during Quincy Art Center's Art Fest. Enjoy art demonstrations and hands-on kids activities.

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

Date: Sat, Sep 20, 2014
Time: 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

L.A. Confidential : Film Neo-Noir

As corruption grows in 1950s LA, three policemen - one strait-laced, one brutal, and one sleazy - investigate a series of murders with their own brand of justice.

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

Date: Mon, Sep 22, 2014
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Date: Mon, Sep 22, 2014
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Dark Side of Quincy

QPL's Iris Nelson (who is also a local historian) will bring light to the history of Quincy's dark side with this talk about crime in early Quincy.

Event Location: 526 Jersey Street, Quincy, IL 62301

Date: Tue, Sep 23, 2014
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

School Night for The Big Read

Students from Quincy Public Schools seven early elementary schools and their parents are invited to enjoy this fun story time. Presenters will be teachers from QPS. Parents will be given information on reading to and with their children. Families are invited to stay afterwards to learn what resources are available in the QPL children's department and to sign up for library cards.

Event Location: 526 Jersey Street, Quincy, IL 62301

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

Book: The Maltese Falcon

P.I.'s - State Police Detective Seminar

Learn about real life crime-solving by experts from the state police.

Event Location: , Mt. Sterling, IL 62353

Date: Wed, Sep 24, 2014
Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Washington School Story Time

Students at Washington School are invited to bring their parents and younger siblings for a special dinosaur story time. Each child who attends will receive a copy of The Lost Dinosaur Bone.

Event Location: 1400 N. 8th St., Quincy, IL 62301

Date: Thu, Sep 25, 2014
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Touch of Evil : Film Noir

A stark, perverse story of murder, kidnapping, and police corruption in a Mexican border town.

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

Date: Mon, Sep 29, 2014
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Date: Mon, Sep 29, 2014
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

American P.I.

Former private investigator Lynn Niewohner will talk about her 15 years of crime-solving experiences.

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

Date: Tue, Sep 30, 2014
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Bookies Discussion

The Bookies book group will be discussing "The Maltese Falcon."

Event Location: 526 Jersey Street, Quincy, IL 62301

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

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Mt. Sterling Book Discussion

Brown County Public Library's book discussion of The Maltese Falcon brings The Big Read to a convenient location for Mt. Sterling residents.

Event Location: , Mt. Sterling, IL 62353

Date: Thu, Oct 2, 2014
Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

From Book to Film

Quincy University professors Dr. Deirdre Fagan and Dr. Beth Tressler will discuss the making of the movie from The Maltese Falcon book.

Event Location: 526 Jersey Street, Quincy, IL 62301

Date: Fri, Oct 3, 2014
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am

Date: Tue, Oct 7, 2014
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Maltese Falcon at Krazy Cakes

Come discuss The Maltese Falcon with members of the public in a casual setting in the wonderful Krazy Cakes. Grab a drink and discuss the mystery.

Event Location: 512 Hampshire St, Quincy, IL 62301

Date: Sat, Oct 4, 2014
Time: 9:30am – 10:30am

Book: The Maltese Falcon

The Maltese Falcon : Film Noir

A private detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a gorgeous liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette.

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

Date: Mon, Oct 6, 2014
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Date: Mon, Oct 6, 2014
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Renaissance Readers Discussion

The Renaissance Readers book group will be discussing "The Maltese Falcon."

Event Location: 526 Jersey Street, Quincy, IL 62301

Date: Tue, Oct 7, 2014
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am

Book: The Maltese Falcon

The Maltese Falcon film

Humphrey Bogart and Mary Astor star in this classic crime flick.

Event Location: , Mt. Sterling, IL 62353

Date: Tue, Oct 7, 2014
Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

All Over The Page Discussion

The All Over The Page book group will be discussing "The Maltese Falcon."

Event Location: Panera Bread, Quincy, IL 62301

Date: Tue, Oct 7, 2014
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Unshelved Book Discussion

The Unshelved book group will be discussing "The Maltese Falcon."

Event Location: 526 Jersey Street, Quincy, IL 62301

Date: Wed, Oct 8, 2014
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Teen Book Discussion

The teens will be discussing The Maltese Falcon after their TAB meeting.

Event Location: 526 Jersey Street, Quincy, IL 62301

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

Book: The Maltese Falcon

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