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447 S. Salina Street
Syracuse, NY 13202-2494

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The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri

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The Namesake
Jhumpa Lahiri

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Events

Immigration in Central New York

Dennis Connor, Curator of History at the Onondaga Historical Association, will present a multi-media overview of immigration in the area. Following the presentation and a q & a session, he will conduct a tour of the OHA's current exhibit, "Immigration History."

Event Location: Onondaga Historical Association, 321 Montgomery Street, Syracuse, NY 13202-2494

Date: Sun, Jan 5, 2014
Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm

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Book Discussion

"The Namesake" book discussion.

Event Location: Manlius Library, 1 Arkie Albanese Ave, Manlius, NY 13104

Date: Tue, Jan 7, 2014
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

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The Big Read Kick-off

A celebration of Indian culture and diversity will kick off The Big Read in Central New York. Held at the historic Landmark Theater in downtown Syracuse, the event will feature staged readings from The Namesake, yoga classes, henna art, Indian dance and music, and free samples of Indian cuisine.

Event Location: The Landmark Theater, 362 South Salina Street, P.O. Box 1400, Syracuse, NY 13201

Date: Sun, Jan 12, 2014
Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm

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Discover Your Family Tree

Interested in tracing your family’s history? A librarian from OCPL’s Genealogy Department will explain the resources available to you.

Event Location: Hazard Branch Library, 1620 W. Genesee Street, Syracuse, NY 13204

Date: Tue, Jan 14, 2014
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm

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Book Discussion

The popular Central Library book group will discuss "The Namesake."

Event Location: Robert P. Kinchen Central Library, 447 S. Salina Street, Syracuse, NY 13202-2494

Date: Tue, Jan 14, 2014
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

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Book Discussion

"The Namesake" will be discussed.

Event Location: Petit Branch Library, 105 Victoria Place, Syracuse, NY 13210

Date: Thu, Jan 16, 2014
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

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Film Series: "Slum Dog Millionaire"

The film "Slum Dog Millionaire" will be shown and discussed.

Event Location: Veteran's Administration Medical Center, 800 Irving Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13210

Date: Fri, Jan 17, 2014
Time: 9:30am – 11:30am

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Book Discussion

Discuss "The Namesake" by Jhumpa Lahiri.

Event Location: Creekside Books and Coffee, 35 Fennell Street, Skaneateles, NY 13152

Date: Wed, Jan 22, 2014
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

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Book Discussion

"The Namesake" will be discussed.

Event Location: Maxwell Memorial Library, 14 Genesee Street, Camillus, NY 13031

Date: Mon, Jan 27, 2014
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

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Barnes and Noble Book Discussion

A discussion of "The Namesake" will be held at Barnes and Noble.

Event Location: Barnes and Noble DeWitt, 3454 Erie Blvd East , Syracuse, NY 13214

Date: Tue, Jan 28, 2014
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm

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Book Discussion

"The Namesake" book discussion.

Event Location: Solvay Public Library, 615 Woods Road, Solvay, NY 13209

Date: Wed, Jan 29, 2014
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

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Book Discussion

"The Namesake" will be discussed.

Event Location: Sahota Palace, 668 Old Liverpool Rd, Liverpool, NY 13088

Date: Fri, Feb 7, 2014
Time: 7:30pm – 8:30pm

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Film Series: "The Namesake"

The film "The Namesake" will be shown and discussed.

Event Location: Robert P. Kinchen Central Library, 447 S. Salina Street, Syracuse, NY 13202-2494

Date: Sat, Feb 8, 2014
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

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Moravia Book Club

The book "The Namesake" will be discussed.

Event Location: Locke Town Hall , 906 Main Street, Locke, NY 13092

Date: Sun, Feb 16, 2014
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

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Book Discussion

"The Namesake" book discussion.

Event Location: Fairmount Community Library, 406 Chapel Drive, Syracuse, NY 13219

Date: Thu, Feb 20, 2014
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

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Film Series: "American Chai"

The film "American Chai" will be shown and discussed.

Event Location: White Branch Library, 763 Butternut Street, Syracuse, NY 13208

Date: Sat, Feb 22, 2014
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

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Book Discussion

"The Namesake" will be discussed.

Event Location: NOPL at Brewerton, 5437 Library Street, Brewerton, NY 13029

Date: Tue, Feb 25, 2014
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

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Book and Film Discussion

The film "The Namesake" will be shown and the book and film discussed

Event Location: Sullivan Free Library, 101 Falls Boulevard, Chittenango, NY 13037

Date: Wed, Feb 26, 2014
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

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Cooking Up Literacy

Reading, math, and following-direction skills will be developed as children learn to make Jhal Muri, a street snack sold in India.

Event Location: Beauchamp Branch Library, 2111 S. Salina Street, Syracuse, NY 13205

Date: Sat, Mar 1, 2014
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

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Book Discussion

"The Namesake" book discussion.

Event Location: DeRuyter Free Library, 735 Utica Street, DeRuyter, NY 13052

Date: Fri, Mar 7, 2014
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

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Film Series: "The Namesake"

The film "The Namesake" will be shown.

Event Location: Hazard Branch Library, 1620 W. Genesee Street, Syracuse, NY 13204

Date: Sat, Mar 8, 2014
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

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OASIS film and discussion

The film "Monsoon Wedding" will be shown. "Love, lust and hope envelop an upper middle-class Indian family and their world-wide guests as they celebrate for four days the arranged marriage of their daughter to an East Indian man from Texas." (OCPL Web site) A discussion of the themes and how they relate to "The Namesake" will follow.

Event Location: Syracuse OASIS, 6333 Route 298, East Syracuse, NY 13057

Date: Tue, Mar 11, 2014
Time: 2:30pm – 5:00pm

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OASIS Book Discussion

The Big Read Join a discussion of this year’s Big Read book, "The Namesake" by Jhumpa Lahiri. Learn about the Big Read and share in discussion of the book’s characters, themes, and motifs. “Meet the Ganguli family, new arrivals from Calcutta, trying their best to become Americans even as they pine for home. The name they bestow on their firstborn, Gogol, betrays all the conflicts of honoring tradition in a new world — conflicts that will haunt Gogol on his own winding path through divided loyalties, comic detours, and wrenching love affairs.” (Back cover)

Event Location: Syracuse OASIS, 6333 Route 298, East Syracuse, NY 13057

Date: Tue, Mar 18, 2014
Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm

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Book Discussion

"The Namesake" book discussion.

Event Location: Betts Branch Library, 4862 S. Salina Street, Syracuse, NY 13205

Date: Tue, Mar 18, 2014
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

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Film Series: The Namesake

The film "The Namesake" will be screened.

Event Location: Cazenovia Library, 100 Albany Street (Rte. 20), Cazenovia, NY 13035

Date: Wed, Mar 19, 2014
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm

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Book Discussion

"The Namesake" book discussion.

Event Location: WCNY, 415 W. Fayette Street, Syracuse, NY 13204

Date: Thu, Mar 20, 2014
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

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Film Series: "Best Exotic Marigold Hotel"

The film "Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" will be shown and discussed.

Event Location: Betts Branch Library, 4862 South Salina Street, Syracuse, NY 13205

Date: Sun, Mar 23, 2014
Time: 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Book: The Namesake

Book Discussion

The Namesake will be discussed.

Event Location: Cazenovia Library, 100 Albany Street (Rte. 20), Cazenovia, NY 13035

Date: Wed, Mar 26, 2014
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

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Big Read Capstone Event

The final event of the Big Read will feature a meet and greet and lecture by "The Namesake" authority Lalita Arogyaswamy. Meet and greet at 1:30 PM., lecture at 2:00 PM. Lalita will speak on The Namesake book, movie, Indian culture, and the immigrant experience. A question and answer session will follow.

Event Location: WCNY Broadcast and Education Center, 415 West Fayette Street, Syracuse, NY 13204

Date: Sun, Mar 30, 2014
Time: 1:30pm – 4:00pm

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Book and Film Discussion

The film "The Namesake" will be shown and the book and film will be discussed.

Event Location: Canastota Public Library, 102 W Center Street, Canastota , NY 13032

Date: Mon, Mar 31, 2014
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm

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