National Endowment of the Arts - The Big Read

Miami University Middletown


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4200 N. University Blvd
Middletown, OH 45042

Tel: 513/727-3222
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http://www.mid.muohio.edu/library/bigread2013.htm

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 Distribution of The Things They Carried at MUM

Free copies of "The Things They Carried" will be available at the Gardner-Harvey Library during its regular hours (see http://www.mid.muohio.edu/library/hours.htm). Each book will also include a Reader's Guide. Get your copy of the book so that you are ready to participate in upcoming book discussions and other programs!

Event Location: 4200 N. University Blvd, Gardner-Harvey Library, Middletown, OH 45042

Date: Tue, Oct 1, 2013 – Fri, Nov 1, 2013

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Book Distribution of The Things They Carried at MidPointe PL

Free copies of "The Things They Carried" will be available at the MidPointe Library Middletown during its regular hours (see http://www.midpointelibrary.org/about-the-library/midpointe-middletown/). Each book will also include a Reader's Guide. Get your copy of the book so that you are ready to participate in upcoming book discussions and other programs!

Event Location: 125 South Broad Street, Middletown, OH 45044

Date: Tue, Oct 1, 2013 – Fri, Nov 1, 2013

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The Things They Carried: Let the Discussion Begin!

Help us kick-off our month-long discussion of Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried at a reception at Verity Lodge on the MUM Campus. Local historian Sam Ashworth will speak about Middletown during the time of the Vietnam War. An overview of the book will be presented. Free copies of the book and reader's Guides will be available. Light refreshments will be served.

Event Location: Verity Lodge - Miami University Middletown, 4200 N. University Blvd, Middletown, OH 45042

Date: Mon, Oct 28, 2013
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

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Letters on the Edge: Miami Students Through the Wars

Kim Tully, Special Collections Librarian at Miami University in Oxford, will present letters written by Miami University students serving in wartime.

Event Location: Cincinnati State Technical and Community College Middletown Campus, 1 North Main Street, Middletown, OH 45042

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

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The Things They Carried Book Discussion

Join Gina Petonito, professor of Sociology & Gerontology, for a discussion of Tim O'Brien's "The Things They Carried." Light refreshments will be served.

Event Location: 4200 N. University Blvd, Gardner-Harvey Library, Middletown, OH 45042

Date: Thu, Nov 7, 2013
Time: 1:30pm – 2:30pm

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James Westheider at MidPointe Library Middletown

Dr. James Westheider will speak about his publications on the African American experience in the Vietnam War and reflect on themes presented in The Things They Carried.

Event Location: 125 South Broad Street, Middletown, OH 45044

Date: Thu, Nov 7, 2013
Time: 6:30pm – 9:00pm

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Veterans Day Ceremony - Film Screening of "The Day Remembered"

Veterans Day Ceremony and lunch at noon; followed by a screening of "The Day Remembered" at 1:00pm. The film is a documentary on the wounded members of a U.S. Marine battalion in Afghanistan.

Event Location: Miami University Middletown - 142 Johnston Hall, 4200 N. University Blvd, Middletown, OH 45042

Date: Mon, Nov 11, 2013
Time: 12:00pm – 2:00pm

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Film Screening of "Restrepo: One Platoon, One Valley, One Year"

Come view the documentary "Restrepo: One Platoon, One Valley, One Year." It profiles an American Army platoon in Afghanistan. Following the film we will have a brief discussion of how the modern military experience compares to Tim O'Brien's experience in Vietnam. Light refreshments will be served.

Event Location: 4200 N. University Blvd, 142 Johnston Hall, Middletown, OH 45042

Date: Tue, Nov 12, 2013
Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm

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The Things They Carried Book Discussion

A discussion of Tim O'Brien's "The Things They Carried."

Event Location: MidPointe Library Middletown, 125 South Broad Street, Middletown, OH 45044

Date: Thu, Nov 14, 2013
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm

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True Theatre of Cincinnati

True Theatre of Cincinnati presents a program on storytelling in connection with Middletown's participation in the Big Read.

Event Location: Middletown Area Senior Center, 140 N Verity Pkwy, Middletown, OH 45042

Date: Sat, Nov 16, 2013
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

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True Theatre of Cincinnati

True Theatre of Cincinnati presents a program on storytelling in connection with Middletown's participation in the Big Read.

Event Location: Miami University Middletown, 4200 N. University Blvd, Middletown, OH 45042

Date: Sat, Nov 16, 2013
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

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StoryCorps, Miami Style

Anyone is welcome to come to the library to record a brief story of their own during the library’s open hours. We will be archiving the stories and making them available on YouTube. We will hold a live storytelling event from 7:00p-8:30p for anyone who would like to tell their story in front of a group (or hear the stories of others).

Event Location: Gardner-Harvey Library, 4200 N. University Blvd, Middletown, OH 45042

Date: Mon, Nov 18, 2013
Time: 8:00am – 9:00pm

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Verity Traditions - The Thought Sherpas - The Things They Carried

MUM faculty members Brian Domino and Lauren Matus facilitate a discussion on a few of the many themes featured in Tim O'Brien's book The Things They Carried. Topics may include: physical and emotional burdens, the fear of shame as motivation and fiction as a mirror of the truth. Participants will be invited to share their experiences as well as suggest related topics.

Event Location: 4200 N. University Blvd, Verity Lodge, Middletown, OH 45042

Date: Tue, Nov 19, 2013
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm

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The Big Read Student Displays and Book Fair

During student-teacher conferences, students will be on hand in the media center to discuss posters they have created after reading The Things They Carried. There will also be a book fair.

Event Location: Middletown High School, 601 N. Breiel Blvd., Middletown, OH 45042

Date: Thu, Nov 21, 2013
Time: 2:30pm – 8:00pm

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Tim O'Brien's "The Things They Carried" (A Dramatic Presentation)

Join us for a dramatic look at the stories within "The Things They Carried", adapted for the stage by Bekka Easton Reardon. The event will be held at Miami University Middletown's Dave Finkelman Auditorium. Admission is free.

Event Location: Miami University Middletown, 4200 N. University Blvd, Middletown, OH 45042

Date: Thu, Nov 21, 2013
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

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