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Events for: Thursday, October 30, 2014

The Things They Carried

Culinary Aspects of Vietnam Display

Event Location: Missoula College Library, Missoula, MT, 59802-4735

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

Time: 7:30am – 7:00pm

Community: Missoula Public Library

Book: The Things They Carried

A Farewell to Arms

Hemingway Exhibition at the Paul Robeson Library

The Paul Robeson Library will feature a collection of Hemingway's works, memoirs, correspondence, biographies, and criticism.Included in the exhibit are film adaptations of his works.Participate in "One True Sentence" live at the libary or Share your One True Sentence with us on Twitter. #rutgerscamden #rutgerslibraries #paulrobesonlibrary #bigread #hemingway

Event Location: Rutgers-Camden Campus, Camden, NJ, 08102-1405

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Community: Rutgers, The State University of NJ

Book: A Farewell to Arms

The Things They Carried

Helen McAuslan: Kent State

The McAuslan paintings are very important works from the Vietnam era. These are part of an exhibition to begin dialog surrounding the Vietnam experience. The paintings are reflective of the cultural fabric and inspired human passion of the time. Speakers to accompany the exhibit are George Gogas, teacher and artist, portraying the Korean War and Haddon Huffor, a photographer in Vietnam and Silversmith.

Event Location: Missoula Art Museum, 335 N Pattee St, Missoula, MT, 59802-4735

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Community: Missoula Public Library

Book: The Things They Carried

A Farewell to Arms

One True Sentence project

The "One True Sentence" project will provide the focus for public and education projects surrounding Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms in Fall of 2014. This concept was inspired by Hemingway himself, who wrote in his memoirs, "All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know." There will be multiple installations on campus, including the Paul Robeson Library on the Rutgers-Camden Campus and the Nilsa I Cruz Downtown Branch of the Camden County Library. Participants of all ages from all of The Big Read Hemingway programs will write their one true sentence, contributing to the ever-growing installations.

Event Location: Camden Center for the Arts, 314 Linden Street, Camden, NJ, 08102-1405

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Community: Rutgers, The State University of NJ

Book: A Farewell to Arms

A Wizard of Earthsea

A Wizard of Earthsea Book Discussion Group [Calais]

Calais Free Library is hosting two discussion groups on Ursula LeGuin's A Wizard of Earthsea. You can join patrons and community members Thursday October 30th at either 10-11:30 am or 7:00-8:30 pm. Or you're welcome to sign up for both discussions. To reserve your free copy of A Wizard of Earthsea and sign up for a discussion group contact Kathleen Staples at kstaples@calais.lib.me.us or (207)454-2758. You can also register and pick up your book in person at the library. Books are available after September 24th.

Event Location: Calais Free Library, 9 Union St, Calais, ME, 04619

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

Time: 10:00am – 11:30am

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Community: Porter Memorial Library

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

To Kill a Mockingbird

Student Art Exhibit: Inspired by "To Kill a Mockingbird"

Students at Staten Island Academy will exhibit their original art, inspired by Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird". Led by Island artist and SIA art teacher Kristi Pfister, the student exhibition will be presented in the atrium of Haugen Hall, at the school's main entrance.

Event Location: Staten Island Academy, 715 Todt Hill Road, Staten Island, NY, 10304

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Community: Staten Island OutLOUD

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Fahrenheit 451

Book Discussion

Participate in an engaging discussion about the themes of the book and its relevance today.

Event Location: CCAC North Campus, 8701 Perry Highway, Pittsburgh, PA, 15237

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

Time: 10:00am – 11:00am

Community: Community College of Allegheny County

Book: Fahrenheit 451

In the Time of the Butterflies

Speaker Panel, Film & Lunch

Speaker Panel on The Latino Experience in Monmouth County, NJ. PBS Latino American Episode IV. The New Latinos (featuring Julia Alvarez) & Lunch

Event Location: Brookdale Community College, Long Branch Center, 213 Broadway , Long Branch, NJ, 07740

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

Time: 11:30am – 1:00pm

Community: Center for Holocaust, Human Rights & Genocide Education at Brookdale Community College

Book: In the Time of the Butterflies

The Things They Carried

Vietnam Collection

Black and white photo collection of the Vietnam era. The exhibit will include music.

Event Location: University of Montana Mansfield Library, 32 Campus Drive, Missoula, MT, 59812

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

Community: Missoula Public Library

Book: The Things They Carried

Fahrenheit 451

Utopia/Dystopia: Art in the UW-Parkside Library

This semester's Art in the UW-Parkside Library exhibition will examine ideas of utopia and dystopia, seen through the eyes of Parkside students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

Event Location: UW-Parkside Library, 900 Wood Rd, Kenosha, WI, 53144-1133

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

Community: University of Wisconsin-Parkside Library

Book: Fahrenheit 451

The Maltese Falcon

Crime Fiction from the 1930s and 1940s

Event Location: Wichita Public Library - Central Library, 223 South Main, Wichita, KS, 67202

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

Community: Wichita Public Library

Book: The Maltese Falcon

The Maltese Falcon

Hats of the 1930s and 1940s

Hats provided by Jack Kellogg, Hatman Jack's in Delano.

Event Location: Wichita Public Library - Central Library, 223 South Main, Wichita, KS, 67202

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

Community: Wichita Public Library

Book: The Maltese Falcon

The Great Gatsby

Exhibit: Banking in the Twentieth Century

The locally-based bank will mount a historical exhibit about banking, with emphasis on the Roaring Twenties and featuring vintage photos and memorabilia from the era. The exhibit can be viewed during banking hours, Monday through Friday 8:30-5:00 and Saturday 9:00-12:00.

Event Location: Fairfield County Bank, 374 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT, 06877

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

Community: The Ridgefield Playhouse for Movies and the Performing Arts, Inc.

Book: The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby

Exhibit: Prohibition

Amendment 18 – National Prohibition – was passed by three fourths of the states in 1919. Ridgefield had both proponents of the law and those who developed methods to remedy the lack of potent beverages. Ridgefield’s diverse population at that time provides some fascinating stories of conflict between law enforcement and their opponents, and the ingenious methods they developed to subvert that law.

Event Location: Ridgefield Historical Society, 4 Sunset Lane, Ridgefield, CT, 06877

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

Community: The Ridgefield Playhouse for Movies and the Performing Arts, Inc.

Book: The Great Gatsby

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Adventure Scrapbook

Tom Sawyer's adventures are more than just fun stories -- they help shape who Tom is, and who he becomes. So too do our own adventures make us who we are. We invite you to share with us your adventures for our scrapbook. Tell us about something you experienced that, like Tom's adventures, helped shape the person you are now. Maybe it's an actual adventure you went on, or a particular experience on a holiday. Maybe it's a friendship you have, or just a conversation you had once that made you look at something in a different way. All submissions will be posted on the Tom Sawyer Big Read website, www.tomsawyerbigread.com and a physical copy will be pinned to the white washed fence at the Lewis and Clark Library!

Event Location: 120 S. Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT, 59601

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

Community: Lewis & Clark Library

Book: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

The Things They Carried

Exhibit: The Things They Carried War Memorabilia (Coffeyville)

Visit the Coffeyville Public Library to view the exhibit of items that Coffeyville-area soldiers carried during their time in combat.

Event Location: 311 W. 10th St., Coffeyville, KS, 67337

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

Community: Kansas Humanities Council

Book: The Things They Carried

The Things They Carried

Project: Community Story Collection (Coffeyville)

Community members are invited to contribute their personal war stories (combat or stateside) for inclusion in a community scrapbook.

Event Location: 311 W. 10th St., Coffeyville, KS, 67337

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

Community: Kansas Humanities Council

Book: The Things They Carried

The Things They Carried

Project: Letters to Veterans through "Project Gratitude" (Coffeyville)

Spend time at the library writing letters to veterans, which will be mailed through Project Gratitude.

Event Location: 311 W. 10th St., Coffeyville, KS, 67337

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

Community: Kansas Humanities Council

Book: The Things They Carried

The Things They Carried

Project: Clothing Drive for the Vietnam Veterans of America (Coffeyville)

Bring clean clothing items to the Coffeyville Public Library for donation to those in need through the Vietnam Veterans of America.

Event Location: 311 W. 10th St., Coffeyville, KS, 67337

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

Community: Kansas Humanities Council

Book: The Things They Carried

The Things They Carried

Trail 103.3 Book Club on Goodreads.com

Join others during the month of October as the Big Read Book, "The Things They Carried" is discussed. Follow the URL to get connected. http://tinyurl.com/trailbookgroup1

Event Location: http://tinyurl.com/trailbookgroup1, Missoula, MT, 59802-4735

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

Community: Missoula Public Library

Book: The Things They Carried

When the Emperor Was Divine

GoodReads Bookgroup

Join us for an online discussion of Julie Otsuka's "When the Emperor was Divine"

Event Location: https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/120558-salt-lake-city-public-library, Salt Lake City, UT, 84111-2804

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

Community: Salt Lake City Public Library

Book: When the Emperor Was Divine

Fahrenheit 451

View It! Read It! Compare It! Film and Contest

A week long event -- Students will discuss both the book and film, looking at similaries and differences between the two.

Event Location: Penn Hills High School Library, 309 Collins Drive, Pittsburgh, PA, 15235

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

Time: 12:00pm – 2:30pm

Community: Community College of Allegheny County

Book: Fahrenheit 451

The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

Bookclub-in-a-Bag discussion kits

Come by the library and borrow a Bookclub-in-a-Bag kit. Create your own book discussion at home, work, or church with your family, friends and neighbors, or co-workers. We provide the books and materials.

Event Location: Archibald Library, 7368 Archibald Ave. , Paul A. Biane Library, 12505 Cultural Center Dr., Rancho Cucamonga, CA, 91730/91739

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

Community: Rancho Cucamonga Library Services: Archibald Library / Paul A. Biane Library at Victoria Gardens

Book: The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

Fahrenheit 451

Big Read Matinee - Finding Forrester

Our Big Read Matinee series highlights in film a different theme from Fahrenheit 451 each week. In Finding Forrester, a 2000 hit movie, a talented young writer seeks direction from a gifted but reclusive older author. The film stars Sean Connery, Rob Brown and F. Murray Abraham.

Event Location: 93 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, NY, 12601

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

Time: 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Community: Poughkeepsie Public Library District

Book: Fahrenheit 451

The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

FrankenToys

Children in grades 1-6 can construct their own Frankenstein out of old toy parts. Registration begins October 13. Details: 262-524-3692

Event Location: Waukesha Public Library, 321 Wisconsin Avenue, Waukesha, WI, 53186

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

Time: 1:30pm – 3:00pm

Community: Waukesha Public Library

Book: The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

Fahrenheit 451

Debate - Bradbury's Burning Question: Is Censorship Ever Appropriate?

Fahrenheit 451 raises many questions about censorship. Marist College's School of Liberal Arts hosts local high school students for a debate/trial on book censorship. Students will be invited to prepare a 2 - 3 minute defense of a book - why is the book important to be read/not censored? A jury of their peers will vote on the effectiveness of the case presented. The public is welcome to attend.

Event Location: Marist College - Fontaine Hall 301, 3399 North Road, Poughkeepsie, NY, 12601

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

Time: 3:30pm – 5:00pm

Community: Poughkeepsie Public Library District

Book: Fahrenheit 451

The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

Poe for Kids - Public Library

Poe for Kids - crafts, storytelling and book talks for kids

Event Location: 312 W Church Street, Laurinburg, NC, 28353-2154

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Community: Storytelling Arts Center of the Southeast

Book: The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Big Read Book Discussion @ Lewis & Clark Library

You are invited to discuss Mark Twain's Tom Sawyer with friends and neighbors!

Event Location: 120 S. Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT, 59601

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Community: Lewis & Clark Library

Book: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Fahrenheit 451

Music, Poetry, and Discussion

Students will provide their reactions to "Fahrenheit 451" through music, poetry, and general discussion.

Event Location: Urban Pathways Charter High School, 914 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, 15222

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

Time: 4:00pm – 5:30pm

Community: Community College of Allegheny County

Book: Fahrenheit 451

Into the Beautiful North

Into the Beautiful North Book Discussions at Sociedad Latina

Sociedad Latina will facilitate discussions on Into the Beautiful North with youth from ages 6-21. In partnership with Mission Hill schools, Sociedad Latina will ensure that the book is made readily available to children and youth in our community. Discussions will focus on themes present in the book.

Event Location: 1530 Tremont St., Roxbury, MA, 02120-2929

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Community: Sociedad Latina, Inc.

Book: Into the Beautiful North

The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

Poe Reading Group: The Horror of Discovery

Although The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym is Edgar Allan Poe’s only novel, it is one of his least read and most unusual works—a strange seafaring adventure tale about an Antarctic exploration gone wrong—that has had an enduring impact on writers since its publication in 1838. Borges described it as his “greatest work,” and it influenced Jules Verne, H. P. Lovecraft, and is famously considered an inspiration for Herman Melville’s Moby Dick. We’ll read Poe’s novel and his other sea-inspired short story Ms. Found in a Bottle, H. P. Lovecraft’s novella-length sequel At the Mountains of Madness, and Mat Johnson’s recent and acclaimed novel, Pym, a satirical fantasy about an African-American scholar who journeys to Antarctica in search of answers about Poe’s enigmatic novel. We’ll look closely at themes of travel and adventure, racial symbolism, and the horror and fantasy of discovering new worlds. This class will be led by A.N. Devers.

Event Location: 17 E. 47th Street, New York, NY, 10017

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Community: The Center for Fiction

Book: The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

Poetry Reading/Poetry Slam

Hear the poetry of Poe and others poets, including student contest winners. Bring a poem of your own if you wish to join in the open mic fun! Details: Bette Winkler at bwinkler@wctc.edu or 262-695-6518

Event Location: WCTC Broadway Campus, 327 E. Broadway, Waukesha, WI, 53186

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Community: Waukesha Public Library

Book: The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

When the Emperor Was Divine

Oral History Writing Skills Workshops

The Big Read Writers Workshop will embark on a mission to provide a community forum for "When the Emperor Was Divine" by Julie Otsuka. The historical novel evokes a humanistic look at the displacement and cultural ramifications endured by the American Japanese during World War II. The workshop sessions will endeavor to provide literary and cultural paradigm from different perspectives. The elements of cultural identity and displacement will serve as book discussions and the writing of a key event in one’s life. Writing strategies and skills are to be presented in an easy format for the creation of the KEY Event. The workshop goal is to bring out the passionate writer within all of us with the extraordinary storytelling of Julie Otsuka. You must plan on attending all six sessions when you register. To sign up call the Library at 508-222-0157 or register at http://attleborolibrary.org/register/

Event Location: 74 North Main St., Attleboro, MA, 02703

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Community: Attleboro Public Library/Attleboro's 1 ABC

Book: When the Emperor Was Divine

A Wizard of Earthsea

Wizard Party Masquerade

Let your inner wizard shine at the Wizard Party Masquerade! Come dressed as your favorite wizard or other character. All ages welcome. Children's Costume Parade begins at 7 p.m. Wizard Fashion Show begins at 8 p.m. Frolic by the light of the fireplace fire at Porter Memorial Library in Machias. Join us for music, games, storytelling, refreshments and a book sale table. For more information contact Lee McBride at 207-255-3933, librarian@porter.lib.me.us

Event Location: 92 Court St, Porter Memorial Library, Machias, ME, 04654-2102

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Community: Porter Memorial Library

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

The Things They Carried

Book Discussion: The Things They Carried (Coffeyville)

Event Location: 311 W. 10th St., Coffeyville, KS, 67337

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Community: Kansas Humanities Council

Book: The Things They Carried

The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

Book Discussion at The Book Cafe

Join us to discuss the Great Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe. Details: 262-574-7575

Event Location: 304 N. East Ave, Waukesha, WI, 53186

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Community: Waukesha Public Library

Book: The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

Fahrenheit 451

Big Read Book Cover Redesign

Teens and tweens put a creative twist on a new book cover for Fahrenheit 451 in this workshop.

Event Location: Highland Public Library, 30 Church Street, Highland, NY, 12528

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Community: Poughkeepsie Public Library District

Book: Fahrenheit 451

The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

Keynote: The Fever Called Living by Paul Collins

Looming large in the popular imagination as a serious poet and lively drunk who died in penury, Edgar Allan Poe was also the most celebrated and notorious writer of his day. He died broke and alone at the age of forty, but not before he had written some of the greatest works in the English language, from the chilling “The Tell-Tale Heart” to “The Murders in the Rue Morgue”—the first modern detective story—to the iconic poem “The Raven.” Poe’s life was one of unremitting hardship. His father abandoned the family, and his mother died when he was three. Poe was thrown out of West Point, and married his beloved thirteen-year-old cousin, who died of tuberculosis at twenty-four. He was so poor that he burned furniture to stay warm. He was a scourge to other poets, but more so to himself. In the hands of Paul Collins, one of our liveliest historians, this mysteriously conflicted figure emerges as a genius both driven and undone by his artistic ambitions. Collins illuminates Poe’s huge successes and greatest flop (a 143-page prose poem titled Eureka), and even tracks down what may be Poe’s first published fiction, long hidden under an enigmatic byline. Clear-eyed and sympathetic, Edgar Allan Poe is a spellbinding story about the man once hailed as “the Shakespeare of America.”

Event Location: 17 E. 47th Street, New York, NY, 10017

Date: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

Time: 7:30pm – 9:00pm

Community: The Center for Fiction

Book: The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

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