NEA Big Read

Cross Plains Public Library


Contact Info

149 N. Main Street
Cross Plains, TX 76443

Tel: 254/725-7722
Fax: 254/725-6629
http://www.crossplainslibrary.com

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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The Great Gatsby
F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Events

Roaring 20's Mardi Gras Party (Kick-off Event)

Join in the fun as we celebrate Mardi Gras with a "Roaring Good Time." Mayor Bob Kirkham will kick things off with a city proclamation, designating March as NEA Big Read Month. Enjoy a feast of crayfish, shrimp, corn, and potatoes cooked by our Cajun Crew. Top the evening off with Vivian's traditional King Cake (you might be the lucky one who gets the baby in their piece of cake - that means good luck for the year!) Enjoy jazz music while you dine and before you leave be sure to take the dance floor for a photo op.

Event Location: Cross Plains Senior Citizens Center, 108 N. Main Street, Cross Plains, TX 76443

Date: Tue, Feb 28, 2017
Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

"Pleased to Meet You, Mr. Fitzgerald"

"Like" us on Facebook to receive daily trivia about F. Scott Fitzgerald and his writings. Postings also include daily events in both Cross Plains and Coleman. Sponsored by our friends at 'Tween Peaks.

Event Location: Cross Plains and Coleman Public Library Facebook Pages, https://www.facebook.com/crossplainslibrary, https://www.facebook.com/Coleman-Public-Library-182339128443107/, Cross Plains, TX 76443

Date: Wed, Mar 1, 2017 – Fri, Mar 31, 2017
Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

T-Shirt Design Contest

In preparation for our celebration of The Big Read, a T-shirt design contest, open to all ages, was held in February. The winning artwork will be unveiled today with the winner's name added to the design before printing. Then, the T-shirts will be given away to participants during our celebration. Sponsored by our friends at Rock Chalk Ranch.

Event Location: Cross Plains Public Library, 149 N. Main Street, Cross Plains, TX 76443

Date: Wed, Mar 1, 2017
Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Open House

Join us for refreshments and peruse our special selection of books by F. Scott Fitzgerald and other famous authors of the 1920's. Can't join us today? Items will be on display throughout the month for your convenience.

Event Location: Cross Plains Public Library, 149 N. Main Street, Cross Plains, TX 76443

Date: Wed, Mar 1, 2017
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

ASAP - "The Great Gardener"

The Cross Plains Garden Club will present our ASAP (After School Adventure Program). Members will teach the basics of gardening and assist each child in preparing and planting their own seedlings. Children will be instructed on how to care and manage the plants they get to take home.

Event Location: Cross Plains Public Library, 149 N. Main Street, Cross Plains, TX 76443

Date: Wed, Mar 1, 2017
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

"Trash-to-Treasure" Craft Class

Join us for Christine's Crafts as we recycle "trash" into useful items with our nifty craft projects. You can bring your own projects to work on, or we will provide the materials to make headbands, "pearl" necklaces, and centerpieces for our Roaring 20's events. Not very crafty? That's okay, as we will be discussing talking points from "The Great Gatsby" and welcome your input.

Event Location: Cross Plains Senior Citizens Center, 108 N. Main Street, Cross Plains, TX 76443

Date: Mon, Mar 6, 2017
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am

Date: Mon, Mar 13, 2017
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am

Date: Mon, Mar 20, 2017
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am

Date: Mon, Mar 27, 2017
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am

Book: The Great Gatsby

Gatsby Games

Each Tuesday, stop by the library and pick up a new word game to challenge your knowledge. Bring completed entries to the library by Thursday, March 30. Correct entries will be entered in a drawing for 2 movie passes.

Event Location: Cross Plains Public Library, 149 N. Main Street, Cross Plains, TX 76443

Date: Tue, Mar 7, 2017
Time: 11:00am – 7:00pm

Date: Tue, Mar 14, 2017
Time: 11:00am – 7:00pm

Date: Tue, Mar 21, 2017
Time: 11:00am – 7:00pm

Date: Tue, Mar 28, 2017
Time: 11:00am – 7:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

ASAP - "Uncle Willie and the Soup Kitchen"

Our ASAP (After School Adventure Program) will read "Uncle Willie and the Soup Kitchen" and leaders Miss Linda and Miss Sue will guide the discussion to helping others who are less fortunate as a tie-in with the theme of "The Great Gatsby." Participants will continue work on the annual children's quilt and draw pictures from this book for the blocks.

Event Location: Cross Plains Public Library, 149 N. Main Street, Cross Plains, TX 76443

Date: Wed, Mar 15, 2017
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Meals-on-Wheels

Volunteer drivers will deliver decorated bags of goodies to "Meals-On-Wheels" recipients with their meals. Each client will receive a copy of "The Great Gatsby" and a feather boa to "put yourself in the mood" of the Roaring 20's.

Event Location: Cross Plains Senior Citizens Center, 108 N. Main St., Cross, TX 76443

Date: Wed, Mar 22, 2017
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am

Book: The Great Gatsby

ASAP - Book-to-Movie

Our ASAP (After School Adventure Program) will read "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" in February and then view the movie "Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" at the Senior Center, followed by a discussion led by Miss Linda and Miss Sue, who will guide the discussion of rich vs. poor to tie in with the theme of "The Great Gatsby." The children will return to the library and draw pictures from this book for quilt blocks to be added to our annual children's quilt.

Event Location: Cross Plains Senior Citizens Center, 108 N. Main Street, Cross Plains, TX 76443

Date: Wed, Mar 22, 2017
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

ASAP - "Rich Cat, Poor Cat"

Our ASAP (After School Adventure Program) will read "Rich Cat, Poor Cat" and leaders Miss Linda and Miss Sue will guide the discussion of rich vs. poor to tie in with the theme of "The Great Gatsby." Participants will continue work on their quilt and draw pictures from this book for the blocks.

Event Location: Cross Plains Public Library, 149 N. Main Street, Cross Plains, TX 76443

Date: Wed, Mar 29, 2017
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Pictorial Postmark Design Contest

Stop in the Cross Plains Post Office today and take advantage of our 1-day-only pictorial postmark to celebrate F. Scott Fitzgerald. Original artwork was judged in January and the winner will be announced as the postmark is unveiled. Sponsored by our friends at KASLE Energy, Inc.

Event Location: Cross Plains Public Library, 149 N. Main Street, Cross Plains, TX 76443

Date: Fri, Mar 31, 2017

Book: The Great Gatsby

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