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Events for: Tuesday, February 21, 2017

A Wizard of Earthsea

Dragons and Other Fantastical Creatures!

Middle and high school artists create their interpretations of dragons and other fantasy creatures in a variety of different mediums.

Event Location: Historic Ritz Theatre, 1530 Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA, 31520

Date: Tue, Feb 21, 2017

Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Community: Golden Isles Arts and Humanities Association

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

The Things They Carried

Exit Wounds: Life After War - Soldier's Stories

A collaborative photo and oral history project about the trials of homecoming by Jim Lommasson and returning veterans from the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars.

Event Location: 211 E 2nd St, , Wallowa, OR, 97885

Date: Tue, Feb 21, 2017

Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Community: Fishtrap, Inc.

Book: The Things They Carried

A Wizard of Earthsea

Dragons and Other Fantastical Creatures!

Elementary school artists create their interpretations of dragons and other fantasy creatures in a variety of different mediums.

Event Location: Brunswick-Glynn County Library, 208 Gloucester Street, Brunswick, GA, 31520

Date: Tue, Feb 21, 2017

Time: 9:30am – 8:00pm

Community: Golden Isles Arts and Humanities Association

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

A Wizard of Earthsea

Ed Hose: Fantasy and The World of Art

Local artist Ed Hose displays her vision of fantastical creatures and where to find them.

Event Location: Brunswick-Glynn County Library, 208 Gloucester Street, Brunswick, GA, 31520

Date: Tue, Feb 21, 2017

Time: 9:30am – 8:00pm

Community: Golden Isles Arts and Humanities Association

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

In the Time of the Butterflies

Big Read Kickoff Launch

We will kickoff our Big Read at the FESTIBA Press conference (International Festival of Books and Arts) at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley. The kickoff will take place at the UTRGV Medical School. University administrators, locally elected public officials, and the press will be invited.

Event Location: University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, 1201 West University Drive, Edinburg, TX, 78539-2999

Date: Tue, Feb 21, 2017

Time: 10:00am – 11:00am

Community: University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

Book: In the Time of the Butterflies

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: Schnebly Recreation Center, 1101 N. Atlantic Ave., , Daytona Beach, FL, 32118

Date: Tue, Feb 21, 2017

Time: 10:00am – 11:00am

Community: Volusia County Public Library

Book: The Great Gatsby

A Wizard of Earthsea

Little Big Read Storytime: "Dragons Love Tacos"

Storytime focuses on the Little Big Read book "Dragons Love Tacos." Bring the little ones for dragons, stories and more!

Event Location: St Simons Island Library, 550 Beachview Drive, St Simons Island, GA, 31522

Date: Tue, Feb 21, 2017

Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm

Community: Golden Isles Arts and Humanities Association

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

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: Tue, Feb 21, 2017

Community: Volusia County Public Library

Book: The Great Gatsby

Fahrenheit 451

Freedom To Read Art and Poetry Contest Display

Junior high and high school students from across Anaheim will create art and poetry celebrating intellectual freedom. Stop by the Central Library throughout The NEA Big Read to view, and be inspired by, the winning entries!

Event Location: Anaheim Public Library, 500 W Broadway, Anaheim, CA, 92805

Date: Tue, Feb 21, 2017

Community: Anaheim Public Library

Book: Fahrenheit 451

Brother, I'm Dying

Clarkston Community Center Residency

Students will read Brother, I'm Dying and create an artistic response. Discussions of book themes and concepts will guide their creations. A final presentation will conclude the residency in which family, friends, teachers and students will be invited. Dates to be determined and finalized.

Event Location: Clarkston Community Center, 3701 College Ave, Clarkston, GA, 30021

Date: Tue, Feb 21, 2017

Community: 7 Stages Theatre

Book: Brother, I'm Dying

Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451 Manuscript Exhibit

Visit the Central Library throughout The Big Read to view Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 manuscripts. See his original, typed prose and handwritten edits as he shaped his masterpiece. Various editions of the book, including a first edition and signed copies, will also be on display. These books and manuscripts are generously on loan from the California State university Fullerton archives.

Event Location: Central Library, 500 W Broadway, Anaheim, CA, 92805

Date: Tue, Feb 21, 2017

Community: Anaheim Public Library

Book: Fahrenheit 451

Brother, I'm Dying

Pictorial Exhibition and Jour des Aieux Oral History Project: Dixon Hendry Campus

Visit the Dixon Hendry Campus this week to check out the Pictorial Exhibition and be a part of our Jour des Aieux Oral History Project, powered by StoryCorps. We’ll provide questions (and space!) for you to interview a friend or classmate about their families and stories for inclusion in the #IRSCReadsDanticat collection. Don’t have a partner? Come and we’ll take care of the rest!

Event Location: IRSC Dixon Hendry Campus, 2229 NW 9th Ave, Okeechobee, FL, 34972

Date: Tue, Feb 21, 2017

Community: Indian River State College

Book: Brother, I'm Dying

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

The We of Me: The Chosen Families of Carson McCullers

Using original documents and artifacts from the collections of the Columbus Museum, the Columbus State University Archives, and the Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians, The We of Me examines McCullers’ childhood in Columbus, her circle of friends in New York, and the influence of these two different worlds in her writing. Much of the material will be on public display for the first time. PLEASE VISIT WWW.COLUMBUSMUSEUM.COM for days and hours the exhibit is open.

Event Location: Columbus Museum - Yarbrough Gallery, 1251 Wynnton Road, Columbus, GA, 31906

Date: Tue, Feb 21, 2017

Community: Chattahoochee Valley Libraries

Book: The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

Carson's Columbus: Race, Class, and Gender in 20th Century Columbus

Drawn from the Columbus State University's extensive collection of Carson McCullers material, this exhibit analyzes the social milieu in which the author grew up in Columbus. Please visit library.columbusstate.edu for a complete list of Schwob Memorial Library hours.

Event Location: Schwob Memorial Library - Columbus State University, 4225 Macon Road, Columbus, GA, 31906

Date: Tue, Feb 21, 2017

Community: Chattahoochee Valley Libraries

Book: The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

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: Tue, Feb 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: Tue, Feb 21, 2017

Community: Florida Center for the Book at Broward County Library

Book: The Namesake

Silver Sparrow

Barbers Love Books

As a tie-in to the community reading of "Silver Sparrow," Peoria Public Schools Hines Primary School is teaming up with Peoria Public Library to encourage youngsters to read at the barber shop! Youngsters who read while they are waiting or during their haircut will receive a discount on their visit. Headz Up is one of six participating barber shops in central Peoria. Contact participating barbers for their hours of service.

Event Location: Headz Up Barber Shop, 2441 North Knoxville Avenue, Peoria, IL, 61604

Date: Tue, Feb 21, 2017

Community: Peoria Public Library

Book: Silver Sparrow

When the Emperor Was Divine

Origami Workshop - Brown Bag Lunch

Sue Neff from the Origami Club of Pittsburgh will lead a demonstration on how to fold an origami peace crane. Please bring your lunch to this event. Refreshments will be provided.

Event Location: Duquesne University, Gumberg Library, Curriculum Center, 5th Floor, 600 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, 15282-0001

Date: Tue, Feb 21, 2017

Time: 12:00pm – 1:30pm

Community: Duquesne University

Book: When the Emperor Was Divine

Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451 Movie Screening

You've read the book, now it's time to join us for a viewing of the classic 60s movie, snacks included!

Event Location: Euclid Library, 1340 S Euclid, Anaheim, CA, 92804

Date: Tue, Feb 21, 2017

Time: 3:00pm – 5:30pm

Community: Anaheim Public Library

Book: Fahrenheit 451

A Wizard of Earthsea

Magical Movies: "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

"Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" When Jacob discovers clues to a mystery that stretches across time, he finds Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children. But the danger deepens after he gets to know the residents and learns about their special powers. Directed by Tim Burton. 2016. Rated PG-13.

Event Location: Ida HIlton Public Library, 1105 North Way, Darien, GA, 31305

Date: Tue, Feb 21, 2017

Time: 4:00pm – 6:15pm

Community: Golden Isles Arts and Humanities Association

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

A Lesson Before Dying

Wine & Conversation

A conversation about the book at a popular wine spot, moderated by an expert.

Event Location: JavaVino, 2311 State Rd., La Crosse, WI, 54601-3742

Date: Tue, Feb 21, 2017

Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Community: La Crosse Community Big Read

Book: A Lesson Before Dying

The Namesake

What's in a Name?

How do we get our names? What do our names mean to us and the people around us? Did you know some countries have restrictions or traditions regarding names? Join the discussion and share the stories behind your names and more! This program is for adults.

Event Location: Jacksonville Public Library, Main Library, Jax Makerspace, 303 Laura Street North, Jacksonville, FL, 32202

Date: Tue, Feb 21, 2017

Time: 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Community: Jacksonville Public Library

Book: The Namesake

The Namesake

Who am I?

What does your name say about you? Does your name define who you are? We will explore names and naming around the world, and you will create your own name art. This program is for tweens and teens.

Event Location: Brown Eastside Branch Library, 1390 Harrison St., Jacksonville, FL, 32206

Date: Tue, Feb 21, 2017

Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Community: Jacksonville Public Library

Book: The Namesake

The Maltese Falcon

Maltese Murder Mystery

An Introduction to "The Big Read" and its focus will be made which will lead directly into a professional Murder Mystery that all present will be involved in. The theme of the Mystery is based completely on "The Maltese Falcon." Free books and bookmarks will be distributed as well as fliers with our other events listed.

Event Location: La Canada Flintridge Library, 4545 North Oakwood Avenue, La Canada Flintridge, CA, 91011

Date: Tue, Feb 21, 2017

Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Community: Shakespeare At Play

Book: The Maltese Falcon

The Namesake

The Poetry of India Through the Ages

Join us for small sampling of the incredible wealth of poetry that exists in India, from thousands of years ago to the present day, read aloud in English by Rick McKenzie, local poet and co-author of the poetry collection "Money.”

Event Location: South Regional / Broward College Library, 7300 Pines Blvd., Pembroke Pines, FL, 33024

Date: Tue, Feb 21, 2017

Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Community: Florida Center for the Book at Broward County Library

Book: The Namesake

A Wizard of Earthsea

Hattie's Book Club: "A Wizard of Earthsea"

The monthly meeting of Hattie's Book Club discusses the Big Read novel "A Wizard of Earthsea."

Event Location: Brunswick-Glynn County Library, 208 Gloucester Street, Brunswick, GA, 31520

Date: Tue, Feb 21, 2017

Time: 6:15pm – 7:30pm

Community: Golden Isles Arts and Humanities Association

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

Lecture

February 21 – LECTURE: “‘Homesick most for the places we have never known’: Recreating Carson McCullers’s Historical Landscape “” with Emily Arendt, PhD. Pick up you copy of The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter and sign up for one of several books discussions that will happen in March!

Event Location: L.A. Building Room 205, 1500 North 30th, Billings, MT, 59101

Date: Tue, Feb 21, 2017

Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Community: The Writer's Voice

Book: The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

The Illness Expericence in Carson McCullers' Life and Work

Dr. Casey Kayser, Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Arkansas and President of the Carson McCullers Society, will present this intriguing look at how illness impacted the life and work of Ms. McCullers. You won't want to miss this presentation by one of the nation's pre-eminent McCullers scholars.

Event Location: Chattahoochee Valley Libraries, 3000 Macon Road, Columbus, GA, 31906

Date: Tue, Feb 21, 2017

Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Community: Chattahoochee Valley Libraries

Book: The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

In the Time of the Butterflies

Book Discussion @ the Wine Cellar

Join us for a lively discussion over wine (or the beverage of your choice) in La Parilla's wine cellar.

Event Location: Wine Cellar @ La Parilla, 724 Massachusetts Street, Lawrence, KS, 66044

Date: Tue, Feb 21, 2017

Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Community: Lawrence Public Library

Book: In the Time of the Butterflies

The Namesake

Book Discussion: The Namesake

Join us for a lively discussion of the book by Pulitzer Prize winning author Jhumpa Lahiri that “deftly demonstrates how the familiar struggles between new and old, assimilation and cultural preservation, striving toward the future and longing for the past, play out in one particular set of foreign-born parents and their American-born children.” (from NEA Big Read)

Event Location: Mandarin Branch Library, 3330 Kori Road, Jacksonville, FL, 32257

Date: Tue, Feb 21, 2017

Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Community: Jacksonville Public Library

Book: The Namesake

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