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Events for: Sunday, November 29, 2015

The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

The Pima County Public Library Edgar Allan Poe Book Discussion Series

The Pima County Public Library will be featuring the works by and inspired by Edgar Allan Poe throughout their library system in a number of Group Book Discussion sessions. Mystery Book Clubs, Horror Book Clubs, Detective Book Clubs, Poetry Book Clubs and simply Poe Book Clubs will be reading and discussion the works of Poe throughout the Big Read Connects Tucson program from Fall 2015 - Spring of 2016. Come join the discussion!

Event Location: Various Library Branches Throughout Pima County, Tucson, AZ, 85705-3650

Date: Sun, Nov 29, 2015

Community: Literacy Connects

Book: The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

Into the Beautiful North

2015 Tamale Festival

The 2015 Tamale Festival will feature tamale and salsa contests, over 15 tamale vendors, and performances by local favorite Mariachi Divas. La Habra Branch Library will have a table promoting the Big Read with book giveaways.

Event Location: La Habra Community Center, 101 W. La Habra Blvd., La Habra, CA, 90631

Date: Sun, Nov 29, 2015

Time: 12:00pm – 6:00pm

Community: Orange County Public Library

Book: Into the Beautiful North

My Ántonia

"Women, Words, and Wisdom" Exhibit

“Women, words, and wisdom: Fort Atkinson women authors” temporary exhibit at Hoard Historical Museum, complete with hands on activities allowing visitors to enjoy the creative process of word craft. The exhibit will explore various local women authors and their published works.

Event Location: Hoard Historical Museum, 401 Whitewater Ave., Fort Atkinson, WI, 53538

Date: Sun, Nov 29, 2015

Community: Young Auditorium

Book: My Ántonia

The Things They Carried

"Vietnam: A Window to War" Exhibit

James Thompson exhibits his 1971 photo study of the military life of American GIs and of the local population as they both deal with the everyday life of war. The exhibit includes black and white photographs from restored negatives. Thompson was the battalion photographer for the 101st Airborne during the Vietnam War. This exhibit will run from November 2 through December 17, 2015 at the Shakopee Library. Exhibit is free and open to the public; it is available to view during the library's open hours. A special exhibit opening reception will take place on Sunday, November 8 from 2:00-4:00pm.

Event Location: Shakopee Library, 235 Lewis Street S., Shakopee, MN, 55379-1320

Date: Sun, Nov 29, 2015

Community: Scott County Historical Society

Book: The Things They Carried

The Things They Carried

Our Heroes' Tree

Stop by any Peoria Public Library location between November 7th and December 31st to create an ornament for the Our Heroes' Tree. Craft supplies will be available to make an ornament, or you may make one at home and bring it in to decorate one of our trees to honor your special Veteran anytime during regular library hours. These trees will allow the community to thank the men and women who have or who are currently wearing the military uniform. View the trees at the following Library locations: Main Library (107 NE Monroe), Lakeview Branch (1137 W Lake), Lincoln Branch (1312 W Lincoln), McClure Branch (312 W McClure), and North Branch (3001 W Grand Parkway). Be sure to pick up a copy of The Big Read Peoria Reads 2016 book "The Things They Carried" by Tim O'Brien along with a preliminary events list.

Event Location: Peoria Public Library, All Library Locations, Peoria, IL, 61602

Date: Sun, Nov 29, 2015

Community: Peoria Public Library

Book: The Things They Carried

The Great Gatsby

"Winter Dreams"

The finale of Staten Island OutLOUD's Big Read series on "The Great Gatsby" features a spoken-word performance inspired by F. Scott Fitzgerald's short story "Winter Dreams" - which features traces of his Gatsby themes. We'll enjoy a dessert buffet and conversation about "Gatsby" and Fitzgerald's life and work. Free

Event Location: St Johns University , Black Box Theatre, 300 Howard Ave, Staten Island, NY, 10301

Date: Sun, Nov 29, 2015

Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Community: Staten Island OutLOUD

Book: The Great Gatsby

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