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Community College of Allegheny County


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800 Allegheny Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15233-1804

Tel: 412/469-6227
Fax: 412/469-4311
http://www.ccac.edu

The Things They Carried  by Tim O'Brien

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The Things They Carried
Tim O'Brien

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Events

Book Display

Book Display through 3/15

Event Location: Carnegie Library Oakland (Main), 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Date: Sat, Mar 1, 2014 – Sat, Mar 15, 2014

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Kickoff Celebration

Kickoff Celebration for "The Things They Carried" written by Tim O'Brien. This event will feature a theatre and dance performance, food, music and keynote speaker, Jan Scruggs, Founder and President, Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund.

Event Location: Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum, 4141 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Date: Mon, Mar 3, 2014
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm

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Veterans Breakfast Club

Join us for breakfast, fellowship and storytelling involving a group of Pittsburgh area veterans and hear about their military experiences.

Event Location: South Campus Gym, 1750 Clairton Road, West Mifflin, PA 15122

Date: Tue, Mar 4, 2014
Time: 8:30am – 10:00am

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Guest Speaker

Attend this event to hear Thuan Nguyen, President of the National Asian Deaf Congress in Washington, DC discuss topics from the novel.

Event Location: Western PA School for the Deaf, 300 Swissvale Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15218

Date: Wed, Mar 5, 2014
Time: 1:30pm – 3:00pm

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Veterans Breakfast Club Lecture

Dr. Todd DePastino will share some extraordinary WWII stories of veterans living in the region and his quest to preserve and celebrate them.

Event Location: Carnegie Library, Beechview, 1910 Broadway Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15216

Date: Thu, Mar 6, 2014
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm

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Dance and Drama Performance

Dance and Drama Performance Featuring CCAC’s Humanities students.

Event Location: South Campus Gym, 1750 Clairton Road, West Mifflin, PA 15122

Date: Thu, Mar 6, 2014 – Sat, Mar 8, 2014
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

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Veterans' Oral History Panel Discussion

Discussion Join us for an enlightening discussion involving faculty, veterans and students.

Event Location: North Campus, Conference Room 3002, 8701 Perry Highway, Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Date: Mon, Mar 10, 2014
Time: 11:00am – 1:00pm

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Film

After viewing a documentary film about the Vietnam War, participants will engage in discussion about the themes of the book and its relevance today.

Event Location: South Campus, Tiger's Lair, A306, 1750 Clairton Road, West Mifflin, PA 15122

Date: Mon, Mar 10, 2014
Time: 12:00pm – 3:00pm

Date: Mon, Mar 10, 2014
Time: 4:00pm – 7:00pm

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Book Discussion

Join us for a lively book discussion. Copies will be available at the circulation desk. Refreshments will be served.

Event Location: Carnegie Library Woods Run, 1201 Woods Run Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15212

Date: Tue, Mar 11, 2014
Time: 11:30am – 1:00pm

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Book/Buzz Discussion

Explore the Vietnam War and discuss the book The Things They Carried.

Event Location: Carnegie Library Lawrenceville, 279 Fisk Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201

Date: Tue, Mar 11, 2014
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm

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Book Discussion

Join us for a stimulating discussion involving the themes of The Things They Carried.

Event Location: Carnegie Library Carrick, 1910 Broadway Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15216

Date: Tue, Mar 11, 2014
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm

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Veterans Speakers

Come and hear some insightful comments from several veterans who will discuss their experience in the military.

Event Location: CCAC West Hills Center, 1000 McKee Road, Oakdale, PA 15071

Date: Wed, Mar 12, 2014
Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm

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Chris Moore Documentary and Discussion

Come to see Chris Moore’s documentary “In Country: A Vietnam Story” and engage in a stimulating discussion afterwards. Chris Moore is a local television personality who served in Vietnam and returned in 2006 with three other Vietnam veterans to film this documentary.

Event Location: Allegheny Campus, SSC Auditorium, 808 Ridge Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15233

Date: Wed, Mar 12, 2014
Time: 12:00pm – 1:30pm

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Community/Medical Panel

Panel Participate in a panel discussion consisting of faculty, student services staff and students around the issue of medicine

Event Location: Boyce Campus, SWG Auditorium, 595 Beatty Road, Monroeville, PA 15146

Date: Thu, Mar 13, 2014
Time: 12:00pm – 1:30pm

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Bound Together

Participate in an engaging discussion about the themes of the book and its relevance today.

Event Location: Carnegie Library Oakland (Main), 1st Floor, 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Date: Thu, Mar 13, 2014
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

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Book Discussion

Book Discussion Participate in an engaging discussion about the themes of the book and its relevance today.

Event Location: Carnegie Library Mt. Washington, 315 Grandview Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15211

Date: Thu, Mar 13, 2014
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

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Writing Marathon

Students will gather at a variety of locations and respond in writing to writing prompts before sharing their writing in a debriefing session. (ALTERNATE SNOW DATE - March 26)

Event Location: University of Pittsburgh, Wesley Posvar Hall, Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Date: Fri, Mar 14, 2014
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm

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Photo Display

Photo display through March 21, 2014.

Event Location: South Campus, 1750 Clairton Road, West Mifflin, PA 15122

Date: Mon, Mar 17, 2014 – Fri, Mar 21, 2014

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Book Discussion

Participate in an engaging discussion about the themes of the book and its relevance today.

Event Location: Pleasant Hills Library, 302 Old Clairton Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15236

Date: Mon, Mar 17, 2014
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

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Film

Come and explore the film Return with Honor to compare to the novel, The Things They Carried.

Event Location: Carnegie Library Downtown & Business, 612 Smithfield Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Date: Tue, Mar 18, 2014
Time: 12:00pm – 2:00pm

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Film and Discussion

Film and Discussion on historic Tuskegee Airmen focusing especially on those men and women from the Hill District community.

Event Location: Carnegie Library Hill District, 2177 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Date: Tue, Mar 18, 2014
Time: 1:00pm – 3:30pm

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Panel Discussion

Participate in a fascinating panel discussion with a Vietnam War Veteran nurse, a historian, faculty and direction of CCAC Veteran Services Center.

Event Location: South Campus. Tiger's Lair, A306, 1750 Clairton Road, West Mifflin, PA 15122

Date: Wed, Mar 19, 2014
Time: 12:00pm – 1:30pm

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Veterans Symposium Discussion

Discussion with local Veterans.

Event Location: CCAC Washington County Center, 1500 West Chestnut Street , Washington, PA 15301

Date: Wed, Mar 19, 2014
Time: 12:00pm – 1:30pm

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Panel Discussion

A guest speaker who is a Vietnam veteran will provide some provocative insights into the Vietnam war.

Event Location: Woodlands Hills High School, 2550 Greensburg Pike, Pittsburgh, PA 15221

Date: Wed, Mar 19, 2014
Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm

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Book Discussion

Participate in an engaging discussion about the themes of the book and its relevance today.

Event Location: Monroeville Public Library, 4000 Gateway Campus Blvd., Monroeville, PA 15146

Date: Wed, Mar 19, 2014
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

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Veterans Speaker and Discussion

Join students as they learn about a former Penn Hills High School student’s experience who is a Vietnam Veteran. A book signing will follow the discussion.

Event Location: Penn Hills High School Library, 309 Collins Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15235

Date: Thu, Mar 20, 2014
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

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Film

After viewing a documentary on the Vietnam War, participants will engage in a discussion about the themes of the book and its relevance today.

Event Location: South Campus. Tiger's Lair, A306, 1750 Clairton Road, West Mifflin, PA 15122

Date: Thu, Mar 20, 2014
Time: 2:00pm – 4:30pm

Date: Tue, Mar 25, 2014
Time: 12:00pm – 3:00pm

Date: Tue, Mar 25, 2014
Time: 4:00pm – 7:00pm

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Film

After viewing a documentary film about the Vietnam War, participants will engage in an engaging discussion about the themes of the book and its relevance today.

Event Location: South Campus. Tiger's Lair, A306, 1750 Clairton Road, West Mifflin, PA 15233

Date: Thu, Mar 20, 2014
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm

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Open Mic Night

Students will showcase their original poetry and other creative interpretations of the novel, The Things They Carried.

Event Location: Andrew Street High School Auditorium, 605 E. 10th Avenue, Munhall, PA 15120

Date: Thu, Mar 20, 2014
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm

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Photo Display

Photo display through March 21, 2014.

Event Location: Boyce Campus, 595 Beatty Road, Monroeville, PA 15146

Date: Mon, Mar 24, 2014 – Fri, Mar 28, 2014

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Book Discussion

Participate in an engaging discussion about the themes of the book and its relevance today.

Event Location: Carnegie Library Beechview, 1910 Broadway Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15216

Date: Tue, Mar 25, 2014
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

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Vietnam War Documentary

Vietnam War Documentary

Event Location: Carnegie Library Carrick, 1910 Broadway Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15216

Date: Tue, Mar 25, 2014
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

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Guest Speaker

Join us to hear Thomas Conroy of the Pittsburgh Veterans Center share his views on the the novel and issues that Veterans today face.

Event Location: Monroeville Public Library, 4000 Gateway Campus Blvd, Monroeville, PA 15146

Date: Tue, Mar 25, 2014
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

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Discussion on the book "Fallen Angels"

Discussion on the book Fallen Angels by Walter Dean Myers and its relevance to the novel, The Things They Carried. Call 412-682-3668 for room location.

Event Location: Carnegie Library Lawrenceville, 279 Fisk Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201

Date: Tue, Mar 25, 2014
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

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Writing Slam

Join students as they showcase their various forms of writing in response to the novel, The Things They Carried.

Event Location: South Campus, G311, 1750 Clairton Road, West Mifflin, PA 15122

Date: Wed, Mar 26, 2014
Time: 11:00am – 1:30pm

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Art, Poetry, and Discussion

Join us to hear the fascinating sounds of the student steel pan group, view original artwork, participate in engaging roundtable discussions and experience provocative poetry.

Event Location: Urban Pathways Charter High School, 914 Penn Avneue #300, Pittsburgh, PA 15222

Date: Thu, Mar 27, 2014
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

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Film and Discussion

Watch and discuss a classic film about a young man who volunteers to fight but quickly discovers that the Viet Cong are not his greatest enemies. This academy award winning film is rated R and includes extreme violence and language. Participation in this program is limited to individuals aged 18 and up.

Event Location: Carnegie Library Lawrenceville, 279 Fisk Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15201

Date: Sat, Mar 29, 2014
Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm

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Poetry Slam

Come and experience the poetic interpretations of the novel as seen through the eyes of students.

Event Location: Imani Christian Academy, 2150 E. Hills Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15221

Date: Mon, Mar 31, 2014
Time: 9:30am – 12:00pm

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Photo Display

Photo Display through April 4

Event Location: North Campus, 8701 Perry Highway, Pittsburgh, PA 15237

Date: Mon, Mar 31, 2014 – Fri, Apr 4, 2014

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Books in the Afternoon

Discussions of "The Things They Carried."

Event Location: Carnegie Library Oakland, 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Date: Thu, Apr 17, 2014
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Date: Thu, Apr 17, 2014
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

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Closing Celebration

Closing celebration featuring student contest winners, speakers, oral history presentations, performances and view the documentary film of the program.

Event Location: Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall and Museum, 4141 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Date: Wed, Apr 23, 2014
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm

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