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Events for: Saturday, January 21, 2017

The Great Gatsby

Get Your Gatsby On!

Chapter Chat On-Line Book Discussion Book Club will be discussing F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. This novel depicts 1922 New York as Nick Carroway, Gatsby’s neighbor, tells the story of Jay Gatsby and his quest for money and love.

Event Location: volusialibrary.org,

Date: Sat, Jan 21, 2017

Community: Volusia County Public Library

Book: The Great Gatsby

The Things They Carried

Out of the Mouths of Babes - Writing Workshop

This writing class will give an opportunity for “Babes” of Vietnam veterans to express stories of their experiences beyond Vietnam. The range of battles fought by these special women- worrying when no letters arrive home, adjusting to changes in relational and family dynamics both during and after the Vietnam conflict, navigating the Veterans Administration to meet the health needs of their husbands- carry stories of resilience, fortitude and most of all, love that have been silent for over 40 years. Fishtrap’s Big Read selection, “The Things They Carried,” will be the source of writing prompts for poetry or prose from participants. Taught by Katherine Stickroth, freelance writer and widow of a Vietnam veteran, this class will provide a private, confidential and supportive space for members to find the voice of their stories through the written word. No previous writing experience is required. “Out of the Mouths of Babes: Voices of the Other Vietnam Warriors” will meet for four Saturdays: January 7, 14, 21 and 28, from 9 a.m.- 11 a.m. at the Fishtrap building on Grant Street. Seating is limited. Please call 541-426-3623 to pre-register.

Event Location: Fishtrap, Inc., 400 E. Grant Street, Enterprise, OR, 97828

Date: Sat, Jan 21, 2017

Time: 9:00am – 11:00am

Community: Fishtrap, Inc.

Book: The Things They Carried

The Great Gatsby

Book Discussion

F. Scott Fitzgerald published one of his greatest classic novels The Great Gatsby in 1925. This novel depicts 1922 New York as Nick Carroway, Gatsby’s neighbor, tells the story of Jay Gatsby and his quest for money and love.

Event Location: Sweet Marlay’s , 214 S Beach St, Daytona Beach, FL, 32114

Date: Sat, Jan 21, 2017

Time: 10:00am – 11:00am

Community: Volusia County Public Library

Book: The Great Gatsby

The Namesake

Meditation: Relax and Breathe

stress-relieving meditation class

Event Location: Southwest Regional Library, 16835 Sheridan Street, Pembroke Pines, FL, 33331

Date: Sat, Jan 21, 2017

Time: 10:30am – 11:30am

Community: Florida Center for the Book at Broward County Library

Book: The Namesake

The Namesake

Stories from India with Crafts

Event Location: Northwest Regional Library, 3151 University Drive, Coral Springs, FL, 33065

Date: Sat, Jan 21, 2017

Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm

Community: Florida Center for the Book at Broward County Library

Book: The Namesake

The Great Gatsby

Get ready to ROAR! Celebrate the NEA Big Read and The Great Gatsby with Volusia County Public Library, 1920s style.

The system’s 13 branches will hand out free copies of “The Great Gatsby” and a calendar of events for the NEA Big Read program, which runs through February 21, 2017. Visitors at each library branch may enter a drawing to win a prize basket that includes a copy of the book, the film and other gifts from community merchants. Each branch will select its winner on Monday, February 20th. Other passive programming during the NEA Big Read includes 1920s crafts and coloring sheets, photo booth with props, and scavenger hunts. Visit volusialibrary.org for locations and branch hours.

Event Location: Volusia County Public Library - All Branches, , Daytona Beach, FL, 32124-1038

Date: Sat, Jan 21, 2017

Community: Volusia County Public Library

Book: The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby

Get your Gatsby on, for teens!

On-Line Teen Book Club will be discussing F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. This novel depicts 1922 New York as Nick Carroway, Gatsby’s neighbor, tells the story of Jay Gatsby and his quest for money and love. Join the Chapter Chat group and post in the teen discussion folder.

Event Location: Volusia County Public Library, volusialibrary.org, Daytona Beach, FL, 32124-1038

Date: Sat, Jan 21, 2017

Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

Community: Volusia County Public Library

Book: The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby

ARTiculating Gatsby

Local emerging and professional artists display work connecting art and The Great Gatsby novel. On display from January 2 to 31, 2017 - continuous during business hours.

Event Location: Thomas C. Kelly Administration Center, 123 W. Indiana Ave., DeLan, FL, 32720

Date: Sat, Jan 21, 2017

Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

Community: Volusia County Public Library

Book: The Great Gatsby

The Namesake

Virtual Reality Tours of India

The Creation Station at Main Library will be offering Virtual Reality tours of India! Stop in and take the trip of a lifetime!

Event Location: Creation Station @ Main Library, 100 S. Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33301

Date: Sat, Jan 21, 2017

Time: 12:00pm – 6:00pm

Community: Florida Center for the Book at Broward County Library

Book: The Namesake

The Namesake

The Big Read Florida Memories Project

Do you have an interesting Florida immigrant story you want to share? Your culture clash tale? Share it with Florida Center for the Book in writing and the Main Library’s Creation Station: Memory will add it to its fledgling archives. Tell us your story of coming to Florida, culture clashes you’ve experienced or how you live or experience the various cultures represented in our state. All entrants will receive a free copy of The Namesake. Guidelines: • 800-1000 words, typed and e-mailed to tzimmerm@broward.org • Please attach a family photo or photo of yourself • In the subject line, please type: The Big Read Florida Memories Project • Submission period: now – February 28 • You will be asked to sign a release allowing archiving. Please note stories might be edited for length and grammar. Want to tell your story in a medium other than writing? Florida Center for the Book will accept your Big Read Florida Memories stories as represented through the visual arts. Including photography, painting and film. Please e-mail Florida Center for the Book with questions or attach a scan or copy of your work. Digitized oral histories will also be accepted, on a case-by-case basis.

Event Location: Florida Center for the Book at Broward County Library, 100 S. Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33301

Date: Sat, Jan 21, 2017

Community: Florida Center for the Book at Broward County Library

Book: The Namesake

The Namesake

Namaste India Children's Program

Event Location: Tyrone Bryant Library, 2230 NW 21 Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33311

Date: Sat, Jan 21, 2017

Time: 12:00pm – 2:00pm

Community: Florida Center for the Book at Broward County Library

Book: The Namesake

The Namesake

Big Read Kick-off: Passport to India

Passport to India, Broward County's Big Read Kick-off event will feature a colorful, unique blend of traditional and contemporary Indian dance, music and art. Attendees will taste and learn about Indian spices and sweets, decorate with henna, learn to drape a saree and find out the country where Jhumpa Lahiri's book begins.

Event Location: Northwest Regional Library, 3151 N. University Drive, Coral Springs, FL, 33069

Date: Sat, Jan 21, 2017

Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Community: Florida Center for the Book at Broward County Library

Book: The Namesake

The Great Gatsby

Flappers - film

Living in the era of The Great Gatsby, flappers succeeded in breaking through the barricades of gender prejudice and social inequality on a large scale. Using vibrant archival film clips and interviews with women who came of age during the Roaring ‘20s in Britain, this program chronicles the emergence of the modern woman in the aftermath of World War I. Higher education for women, the entry of women into politics and the professions, women’s suffrage, new attitudes toward sexuality, and other topics are addressed within the historical context of the early 1900s.

Event Location: DeBary Public Library, 200 N Charles Richard Beall Blvd, DeBary, FL, 32713

Date: Sat, Jan 21, 2017

Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Community: Volusia County Public Library

Book: The Great Gatsby

The Namesake

Bengali Elephant Textile Art Workshop

Library visitors will get a chance to create a beautiful and colorful Bengali elephant textile. Among the variety of arts and crafts in Bengal, one of the most famous is their fine embroidery. A Young At Art Educator will showcase several traditional examples of designs including folk stories, flowers, birds, animals and geometric patterns - Elephant designs, symbolizing wisdom, courage, stature and strength, are the most popular among the many patterns.

Event Location: Young at Art Museum, 751 SW 121 Avenue, Davie, FL, 33325

Date: Sat, Jan 21, 2017

Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Community: Florida Center for the Book at Broward County Library

Book: The Namesake

The Namesake

The Namesake Film Screening

Event Location: Laudehill Library, 3810 NW 11 Place, Lauderhill, FL, 33311

Date: Sat, Jan 21, 2017

Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Community: Florida Center for the Book at Broward County Library

Book: The Namesake

The Great Gatsby

“On the Radiola” original play

“On the Radiola” an original play written for the NEA Big Read. Local playwright, Karen Poulsen, pays tribute to the beginning of the Golden Age of Radio with her original play, “On the Radiola”. Join Frank (Wes Jones) and Flora (Jeanna Carley) during 1919-1920 as they entertain listeners with an amateur radio station. The fun begins when friends, Lila (Jennifer Kinsey) and Jack (Spencer Meehl), come up with their own ideas for broadcasting. Eventually Flora and Lila’s obsession with F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda Sayre lead to wild adventures On the Radiola!

Event Location: DeBary Hall Historic Site, 198 Sunrise Blvd, DeBary, FL, 32713

Date: Sat, Jan 21, 2017

Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Community: Volusia County Public Library

Book: The Great Gatsby

The Maltese Falcon

Dashiell's Discussion 9

An energetic book discussion hosted by employees of the library that have been involved with members of the community who have signed up earlier to read and have been reading the "Maltese Falcon" will take place. Guests who arrive will receive free copies of the book and will be encouraged to join in future discussions. Information about "The Big Read" and our other events will be distributed along with bookmarks.

Event Location: Willowbrook Library, 11838 Wilmington Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 90059

Date: Sat, Jan 21, 2017

Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Community: Shakespeare At Play

Book: The Maltese Falcon

The Namesake

Ayurveda

Event Location: Carver Ranches Library, 4735 SW 18 Street, West Park, FL, 33023

Date: Sat, Jan 21, 2017

Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Community: Florida Center for the Book at Broward County Library

Book: The Namesake

The Namesake

The Namesake Film Screening

Event Location: West Regional Library, 8601 W. Broward Blvd., Plantation, FL, 33324

Date: Sat, Jan 21, 2017

Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Community: Florida Center for the Book at Broward County Library

Book: The Namesake

The Maltese Falcon

Downtown Library Book Discussion

Library staff will lead a fun and lively group discussion of "The Maltese Falcon." Everyone is welcome!

Event Location: Eugene Public Library, 100 West 10th Avenue, Eugene, OR, 97401-3035

Date: Sat, Jan 21, 2017

Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Community: Eugene Public Library

Book: The Maltese Falcon

The Namesake

Book Discussion with Librarian Morgan Reeves

Event Location: North Regional / Broward College Library, 1100 Coconut Creek Boulevard, Coconut Creek, FL, 33066

Date: Sat, Jan 21, 2017

Time: 3:30pm – 5:00pm

Community: Florida Center for the Book at Broward County Library

Book: The Namesake

The Great Gatsby

Book discussion

F. Scott Fitzgerald published one of his greatest classic novels The Great Gatsby in 1925. This novel depicts 1922 New York as Nick Carroway, Gatsby’s neighbor, tells the story of Jay Gatsby and his quest for money and love.

Event Location: 95 and Vine Wine Shop, 1655 Dunlawton Ave #5, Port Orange, FL, 32127

Date: Sat, Jan 21, 2017

Time: 5:00pm – 6:00pm

Community: Volusia County Public Library

Book: The Great Gatsby

The Maltese Falcon

"The 39 Steps"

Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python, and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit with an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers and some good old-fashioned romance! A man with a boring life meets a woman with a thick accent who says she's a spy. When he takes her home, she is murdered. Soon, a mysterious organization called "The 39 Steps" is hot on the man's trail in a nationwide manhunt that climaxes in a death-defying finale! The play won an Olivier Award, What's On Stage Award, a Drama Desk Award, and two Tony Awards, and was nominated for four more Tonys, including Best Play. Matinee performances on January 22 and 29 include a "talkback" after the performance, with the opportunity to ask questions of actors, other theatre staff, and Noir scholars.

Event Location: Oregon Contemporary Theatre, 194 West Broadway, Eugene, OR, 97401-3035

Date: Sat, Jan 21, 2017

Time: 7:30pm – 10:30pm

Community: Eugene Public Library

Book: The Maltese Falcon

The Maltese Falcon

Dancing the Maltese Falcon

Staten Island OutLOUD's Big Read finale performance will be a collaboration with choreographer Larissa Schiavo-Gonzalez, dancer Rosita Roldan and others, in a dance performance with spoken word, inspired by Dashiell Hammett's "The Maltese Falcon". Be Yoga and Dance is located in the Rosebank section of Staten Island, on Bay Street between St John's and Maryland Ave. Accessible via public transportation; plenty of free parking on the surrounding streets.

Event Location: Be Yoga and Dance , 1270 Bay St, Staten Island, NY, 10305

Date: Sat, Jan 21, 2017

Time: 8:00pm – 9:30pm

Community: Staten Island OutLOUD

Book: The Maltese Falcon

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