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Events for: Saturday, April 25, 2015

A Wizard of Earthsea

NSU Broken Arrow Fantasy Bulletin Board Display - Reading Clinic

Castles, Black knights, wizards and dragons! Come and enjoy a collection of fantasy themed art props on display at the NSU Broken Arrow Campus Reading Clinic from March 6 through May 15.

Event Location: 3100 E New Orleans St, Broken Arrow, OK, 74014

Date: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

Time: 8:00am – 5:00pm

Community: Northeastern State University

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

When the Emperor Was Divine

Topaz Internment Camp site visit

Register for a bus trip to learn more about the experience of Japanese internment by visiting the site of Utah's internment camp as well as the Topaz museum. The trip down and back will also be an opportunity to discuss the book, before the context of visiting the site, and then once informed by the site visit.

Event Location: Delta, Utah, Leave from SLC Public Library 210 E. 400 S., Salt Lake City, UT, 84111-2804

Date: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm

Community: Salt Lake City Public Library

Book: When the Emperor Was Divine

Love Medicine

"Spirit, Heart, Home." Art Exhibition at National Park Service St. Croix River Visitor Center

Inspired by the themes of “Love Medicine” artists from all over the St. Croix Valley used photography, painting, ceramics, printmaking and fiber arts to express their Spirit, expose their Heart or celebrate their Home. "Spirit, Heart, Home." is an exhibition in three locations. In addition to the National Park Service St. Croix River Visitor Center in St. Croix Falls, work will be on view at the Great River Road Visitor & Learning Center at Freedom Park in Prescott, WI, and the ArtReach St. Croix Galleries in Stillwater, MN.

Event Location: 401 North Hamilton Street, St. Croix Falls, WI, 54024

Date: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Community: ArtReach St. Croix

Book: Love Medicine

Old School

Massillon AHEAD: Student Artworks Inspired by Old School

On view in Anderson’s in the City from April 25 to May 3. On view in the Massillon Public Library from May 5 to May 24. Free

Event Location: 121 Lincoln Way E, Massillon, OH, 44646

Date: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

Time: 9:30am – 5:00pm

Community: Massillon Museum

Book: Old School

A Wizard of Earthsea

Earthsea on Earth Day: Wizards in the Park at John Hope Franklin Reconciliation Park

Love both A Wizard of Earthsea and Earth Day? This event is for you! This all day festival is a community extravaganza designed for all ages, and plenty of conservation and magic-themed events and activities will be provided. Join us Saturday, April 25th for a spectacular day of fun and educational activities!

Event Location: 321 N. Detroit, Tulsa, OK, 74120

Date: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm

Community: Northeastern State University

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Love Medicine

"Spirit, Heart, Home." Art Exhibition at Great River Road Visitor & Learning Center

Inspired by the themes of “Love Medicine” artists from all over the St. Croix Valley used photography, painting, ceramics, printmaking and fiber arts to express their Spirit, expose their Heart or celebrate their Home. "Spirit, Heart, Home." is an exhibition in three locations. In addition to the Great River Road Visitor & Learning Center in Prescott, work will be on view at the National Park Service St. Croix River Visitor Center in St. Croix Falls, WI, and the ArtReach St. Croix Galleries in Stillwater, MN.

Event Location: Freedom Park, 200 Monroe Street, Prescott, WI, 54021

Date: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Community: ArtReach St. Croix

Book: Love Medicine

Love Medicine

"Everyday Brave, Living in Two Worlds" Photography Exhibit

Stillwater Public Library is proud to present "Everyday Brave, Living in Two Worlds," a photography exhibit featuring portraits of contemporary Native Americans by Star Prairie, WI, photographer Tim Lindfors. The show features portraits commissioned by the Stillwater Public Library Foundation. The exhibit contrasts Lindfor’s early black and white portraits made at powwows with portraits of contemporary Native Americans. Teachers, writers, artists and other community members express in their own words what it means to be brave. Their stories are presented in English and translated into their native languages. The gallery is located on the upper level of the library adjacent to the terrace.

Event Location: Stillwater Public Library, 224 N. 3rd St, Stillwater, MN, 55082

Date: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Community: ArtReach St. Croix

Book: Love Medicine

My Ántonia

Book Discussion - "My Antonia"

Book Discussion. Pick up your free copy of Willa Cather's My Antonia at the Billings Public Library, books are available Monday, March 16.

Event Location: Billings Public Library , 510 North Broadway, Billings, MT, 59101

Date: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm

Community: Billings Public Library

Book: My Ántonia

Into the Beautiful North

Book Discussion at Cafe Sorriso

Book discussion at Cafe Sorriso.

Event Location: 1501 Washington Avenue, San Leandro, CA, 94577

Date: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm

Community: San Leandro Public Library

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Old School

Ludlow Prep Exhibition

A poet and an artist join forces to create a written and visual history of a fictional small-town schoolroom. Old school desks refitted with three-dimensional collages inspired by an unidentified class photograph. Free

Event Location: 121 Lincoln Way E, Massillon, OH, 44646

Date: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

Community: Massillon Museum

Book: Old School

A Wizard of Earthsea

University of Oklahoma -Tulsa Schusterman Library Big Read Digital Exhibit

The University of Oklahoma-Tulsa Schusterman Library is proud to participate in our communities Big Read event! Throughout the month of April, the OU-Tulsa Schusterman Library will host a digital exhibit display loosely based on the novel's theme titled`Mapping the Magical World'. Come learn how maps have been engaged in all genres of literature to create different worlds of magic! Free copies of the book A Wizard of Earthsea, as well as reading guides for the book will be distributed while supplies last. Call April Schweikhard at 918-660-3226 for more information concerning the Big Read at the OU-Tulsa Schusterman Center.

Event Location: 4502 E. 41st Street, Tulsa, OK, 74135

Date: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

Community: Northeastern State University

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Into the Beautiful North

Traditional Mexican Clothing Exhibit

Enjoy an exhibit of traditional clothing from the different regions of Mexico illustrated through Ballet Folklorico costumes on display in the San Leandro Main Library atrium. The clothing can be seen during regular library operating hours. Visit www.sanleandrolibrary.org for hours.

Event Location: 300 Estudillo Avenue, San Leandro, CA, 94577-4706

Date: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

Community: San Leandro Public Library

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Old School

Ready, Set, TYPE Scavenger Hunt

Ernest Hemingway, one of the writers discussed in Tobias Wollf’s 2003 novel Old School, not only wrote tales of love, war, wilderness and loss, but was also an accomplished big game hunter who travelled to far off lands on safari. Hemingway’s exploits became the basis for many of his later tales. As part of The National Endowment for the Arts 2015 The Big Read, Stark Parks and the Massillon Museum invite you to explore Stark County on a scavenger hunt to discover Stark County’s own local big game hunter. Look for typewriter keys at your Stark Parks and the Canalway Center at the Exploration Gateway in Sippo Lake Park to learn the identify of a local conservationist and hunter. Participants who uncover the typewriter key clues and unravel the mystery person’s name can visit the Massillon Museum to be entered into a raffle for a special reward. Keys to the mystery can be found at kiosks in the following locations: Ongoing throughout The Big Read Various Stark Parks Free Ohio & Erie Canal - Lock 4 Trailhead Walborn Reservoir Marina Sippo Lake Park – Exploration Gateway Trailhead or Congressman Ralph Regula Canalway Center Middle Branch Trail – Schneider Park Trailhead Mahoning Valley Trail – Deer Creek Trailhead

Event Location: Stark Parks, 5712 12th Street Northwest, Canton, OH, 44708

Date: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

Community: Massillon Museum

Book: Old School

Old School

Old School Days in Western Stark County Exhibit Opening

Each year, Stark Parks is proud to partner with Massillon Museum and other area partners in the National Endowment for the Arts program, The Big Read. This nationwide program invites communities to come together and discuss literary works, aiming to restore reading as a center of American culture. Selected for the 2015 The Big Read is Tobias Wolff’s 2003 novel, Old School. This year, we invite you to participate in The Big Read! Visit the Congressman Ralph Regula Canalway Center, located in the Exploration Gateway at Stark Parks’ Sippo Lake Park, to pick up your free copy of Old School by Tobias Wolff. Events throughout The Big Read will be held throughout the area. Visit www.massillonmuseum.org for details. Free

Event Location: Stark Parks Exploration Gateway, 5712 12th Street Northwest, Canton, OH, 44646

Date: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

Community: Massillon Museum

Book: Old School

Into the Beautiful North

Spanish Book Discussion: Main Library

Book discussion in Spanish at Main Library.

Event Location: 300 Estudillo Avenue, San Leandro, CA, 94577-4706

Date: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

Time: 12:00pm – 1:30pm

Community: San Leandro Public Library

Book: Into the Beautiful North

A Wizard of Earthsea

Connors State College/NSU Muskogee Library- Fantasy Book Display

We're celebrating the art of fantasy and Ursula Le Guin's "A Wizard of Earthsea"! Come and enjoy a small collection of fantasy book and book cover art on display at the Connors State College/NSU Muskogee library from March 6 through May 15.

Event Location: 2400 W. Shawnee St., Connors State College/NSU Muskogee Library, Muskogee, OK, 74401

Date: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

Community: Northeastern State University

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

A Wizard of Earthsea

Tulsa Community College Southeast Campus Earthsea Book Display

Get your "Wizard" on! Come and enjoy a small collection of fantasy book and book cover art based on the Ursula Le Guin Earthsea series on display at the Tulsa Community College Southeast campus library from March 6 through April 30.

Event Location: 10300 East 81st Street , TCC Southeast campus library, Tulsa, OK, 74133

Date: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

Community: Northeastern State University

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Love Medicine

"Spirit, Heart, Home." Art Exhibition at ArtReach St. Croix

Inspired by the themes of “Love Medicine” artists from all over the St. Croix Valley used photography, painting, ceramics, printmaking and fiber arts to express their Spirit, expose their Heart or celebrate their Home. "Spirit, Heart, Home." is an exhibition in three locations. In addition to the ArtReach Galleries in Stillwater, work will be on view at the National Park Service St. Croix River Visitor Center in St. Croix Falls, WI, and the Great River Road Visitor & Learning Center at Freedom Park in Prescott, WI.

Event Location: 224 N. 4th Street, Stillwater, MN, 55082

Date: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

Time: 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Community: ArtReach St. Croix

Book: Love Medicine

The Maltese Falcon

Find the Falcon!

Visit one of the participating libraries to pick up your Find the Falcon card and then visit the area businesses and libraries listed on the card and find where the Falcon is at that location! Once you have found the Falcon at 8 different businesses and libraries, return your card to any one of the participating libraries to claim your prize! Cards will be available on March 4th and all prizes must be claimed by May 21st!

Event Location: Visit any participating library to pick up your card!

Date: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

Community: Emily Williston Memorial Library and Museum

Book: The Maltese Falcon

A Wizard of Earthsea

NSU Tahlequah Mural Display

This Language and Cultural Center: Display/Class Art Project entitled: “A Wizard of Earthsea: In Time and Place” will be something you won't want to miss! Visit the library between April 6th and May 15 to view the finished piece. The English as Second Language (ESL) program at the Language and Cultural Center (LCC) at Northeastern State University will create a project entitled A Wizard of Earthsea: In Time and Place. The project will be a collaborative effort between the advanced ESL students and the beginning students to produce a timeline approximately 3x25 feet long with a corresponding map of the hero's route. The advanced students will read the text and summarize the storyline organizing the adventures of the protagonist into a sequence for the timeline. These concepts will be verbally communicated by the advanced students to the beginning students who will capture the ideas with artistic representations to be displayed on the timeline and map. The advanced students will write captions for the art as provided by the beginning students. The 25-foot timeline and corresponding map, A Wizard of Earthsea: In Time and Place, will be displayed outside the LCC classroom (Library 118) from April 6 through May 15, 2015. The overall learning objective will be to promote literacy while the immediate objective will be to provide an opportunity for integrative English usage in reading, speaking, writing, and listening.

Event Location: 600 N. Grand Ave., Language and Cultural Center, Ajohn Vaughan Library, Room 118, Tahlequah, OK, 74464-2301

Date: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

Community: Northeastern State University

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

A Wizard of Earthsea

NSU Tahlequah Fantasy Book Display

John Vaughan Library – Big Read Display located on the first floor in front of the atrium, beginning March 2nd through May 15th this display features books from the library’s collection by Ursula K. Le Guin and Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files series, additional fantasy books, and handouts.

Event Location: 600 N. Grand Ave, Tahlequah, OK, 74464

Date: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

Community: Northeastern State University

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Into the Beautiful North

Art Journeys: Free Family Art Workshop

The Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery Museum Education Program will host a free, hands-on, drop-in art workshop. Families will create mixed-media artworks inspired by their imaginations and experiences, such as: dreams, a special journey, a personal hero, discoveries, family and friends. Participants will use a variety of colorful art materials and text to create an artwork that celebrates the book Into the Beautiful North, by Luis Alberto Urrea. All Ages Welcomed! No reservations necessary. All supplies provided. The Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery (LAMAG) is a facility of the Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), City of Los Angeles. For more information: contact Marta Feinstein: met_marta@sbcglobal.net or call 323.644.6269 / FACEBOOK: LOS ANGELES MUNICIPAL ART GALLERY / lamag.org / culturela.org

Event Location: Barnsdall Park, 4800 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 90027

Date: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

Time: 12:00pm – 3:00pm

Community: City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Into the Beautiful North

Book Discussion and Film Screening in Watts

The Alma Reaves Woods - Watts library will host a reading group for "Into the Beautiful North," Luis Alberto Urrea’s tale of a group of teens from a border town in Mexico and the adventure they embark on as they travel to the United States on a quest to save their hometown. The library will also screen the documentary film, "Life on the Line: Coming of Age Between Nations." For more information, call 323.789.2850

Event Location: Watts Branch Library , 10205 Compton Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 90002

Date: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

Community: City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs

Book: Into the Beautiful North

The Great Gatsby

"My American Dream" Poetry Contest"

For the first time, the Lawrence County Public Library Poetry Contest has a theme. In honor of The Big Read we are asking our local poets to sharpen their pencils and write about "My American Dream". In The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby is trying to reach his American Dream and escape the life he knew. What is your dream? Have you achieved it? Or is it just out of reach? Poems can be dropped off at the nearest Briggs Lawrence County Public Library branch any time during the month of April. At the end of April, the poems will be judged. Winners will be announced in May. First place will receive a gift card and a certificate naming them the 2015 Poet Laureate of Briggs Lawrence County Public Library.

Event Location: , Briggs Lawrence County Public Library, Ironton, OH, 45638

Date: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

Community: Paramount Arts Center

Book: The Great Gatsby

Love Medicine

"Love Medicine" Read and Review at Friday Memorial Library

Library patrons and area residents are invited to read "Love Medicine" by Louise Erdrich and write their review of the book. Reviews can be dropped off at the Friday Memorial Library. All reviews dropped off during the month of April will be entered into a drawing for a prize.

Event Location: 155 E 1st St, New Richmond, WI, 54017

Date: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

Community: ArtReach St. Croix

Book: Love Medicine

Love Medicine

"Love Medicine" Book Discussion at Lake Elmo Public Library

Drop in and join your neighbors as they discuss "Love Medicine." Nate will lead the discussion. Book are available at the library.

Event Location: 3537 Lake Elmo Avenue North, Lake Elmo, MN, 55042

Date: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Community: ArtReach St. Croix

Book: Love Medicine

Love Medicine

"Jack's Back Door Cafe" Theatre Production at Friday Memorial Library

The play "Jack's Back Door Cafe" was inspired by the idea of a friend bursting through the back door to relate an encounter with nature. Drawing on stories collected from the community, playwright Ed Moersfelder has woven a tale of community, spiritual connection and our relationship with the natural world.

Event Location: 155 E. 1st Street, New Richmond, WI, 54017

Date: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Community: ArtReach St. Croix

Book: Love Medicine

The Maltese Falcon

The Big Write Reception

A reception for winners, entrants, friends, family, and the community to celebrate The Big Write, the library’s annual creative writing contest. Refreshments will be served and the winners will have the opportunity to read their entries.

Event Location: 40 E Simmons Street, Galesburg, IL, 61401

Date: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Community: Galesburg Public Library

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Old School

The Big Read Kick Off and Book Give-Away

The Massillon Public Library will feature demonstrations of using digital reader’s and teacher’s guides on various devices. Free

Event Location: 121 Lincoln Way E, Massillon, OH, 44646

Date: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

Time: 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Community: Massillon Museum

Book: Old School

The Maltese Falcon

Big Read Dance at Eastworks

Come learn popular dances from the 1920s at the Big Read Dance! Instructors from Dance Northampton will be on hand to demonstrate and teach some of the most popular dances from the 1920s.

Event Location: 116 Pleasant Street, Easthampton, MA, 01027

Date: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

Time: 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Community: Emily Williston Memorial Library and Museum

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Love Medicine

"Jack's Back Door Cafe" Theatre Production at Northern Lakes Center for the Arts

The play "Jack's Back Door Cafe" was inspired by the idea of a friend bursting through the back door to relate an encounter with nature. Drawing on stories collected from the community, playwright Ed Moersfelder has woven a tale of community, spiritual connection and our relationship with the natural world.

Event Location: 113 Elm Street, Amery, WI, 54001

Date: Sat, Apr 25, 2015

Time: 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Community: ArtReach St. Croix

Book: Love Medicine

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