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Events for: Tuesday, February 9, 2016

To Kill a Mockingbird

Book Discussion Online

The Volusia County Public Library's online book club, "Chapter Chat" will be discussing "To Kill a Mockingbird" and "Go Set a Watchman" February 1-29.

Event Location: Volusia County Public Library's Online Book Club, Chapter Chat, www.volusialibrary.org

Date: Tue, Feb 9, 2016

Time: 12:00am – 11:45pm

Community: Volusia County Public Library

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird

Book Discussion Online Teen

The Volusia County Public Library's online Teen Book Group will be discussing "To Kill a Mockingbird" February 1-29.

Event Location: Volusia County Public Library's Online Book Club, www.volusialibrary.org

Date: Tue, Feb 9, 2016

Time: 12:00am – 11:45pm

Community: Volusia County Public Library

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

When the Emperor Was Divine

“When the Emperor was Divine”

An exhibit of art and artifacts from the Japanese culture on display at the Northwestern Connecticut Community College Library.

Event Location: NCCC Library, Park Place, Winsted, CT, 06098-1509

Date: Tue, Feb 9, 2016

Time: 8:00am – 8:00pm

Community: Beardsley & Memorial Library

Book: When the Emperor Was Divine

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Inspired by Pigasso and Mootisse

Elementary school students create artwork inspired by the Little Big Read Book, "When Pigasso Met Mootisse." The exhibit will open during First Friday and The Big Read Kick Off and is available to be seen during the libraries' regular hours.

Event Location: Brunswick Library, 200 Gloucester Stree, Brunswick, GA, 31520

Date: Tue, Feb 9, 2016

Time: 9:30am – 8:00pm

Community: Golden Isles Arts and Humanities Association

Book: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

The Maltese Falcon

Treasured: A Community Collective on Value ART PROJECT

You are invited to write about your items of value, adding them to our large Maltese Falcon replica on display. Multi-color paper is available in the art gallery. This project will take place January through February. Grand unveiling is March 4.

Event Location: Matthews Opera House and Arts Center, 612 N Main St, Spearfish, SD, 57783-2445

Date: Tue, Feb 9, 2016

Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Community: Matthews Opera House and Arts Center

Book: The Maltese Falcon

The Maltese Falcon

Graphic Novel ART EXHIBITION

Enjoy this art exhibition featuring 3 local graphic novel artists. It takes place in the Art Gallery. The show will run during gallery hours until February 26, 2016.

Event Location: Matthews Opera House and Arts Center, 612 N Main St, Spearfish, SD, 57783-2445

Date: Tue, Feb 9, 2016

Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Community: Matthews Opera House and Arts Center

Book: The Maltese Falcon

A Lesson Before Dying

Hubbard Public Library

Book discussions and movie screenings of A Lesson Before Dying and The Watson's go to Birmingham. Also included is a story time hour of the companion book Stand Tall by Molly Lou Melon.

Event Location: 12929 W.McNichols, Detroit, MI, 48235

Date: Tue, Feb 9, 2016

Time: 10:30am – 11:30am

Community: Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency

Book: A Lesson Before Dying

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

"Mark Twain: Missouri Boy and World Traveller"

Dr. James Golden, Education Director of the Mark Twain House in Hartford, CT, gives a talk about Twain's youth and his travels. Sponsored by the Literary Guild of St Simons Island.

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

Date: Tue, Feb 9, 2016

Time: 10:30am – 11:30am

Community: Golden Isles Arts and Humanities Association

Book: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

The Maltese Falcon

Storytime - All About Birds

Preschool aged children get the chance to learn more about birds and do activities and crafts.

Event Location: Grace Balloch Memorial Library, 625 N Fifth St, Spearfish, South Dakota, 57783

Date: Tue, Feb 9, 2016

Time: 10:30am – 11:30am

Community: Matthews Opera House and Arts Center

Book: The Maltese Falcon

To Kill a Mockingbird

Book Discussion Daytona Beach

If it’s February 2016 in Volusia County, then the book everyone is talking about is “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee. The Volusia County Public Library has arranged book discussions throughout the county at convenient locations and times. Join library staff, fellow residents and guest moderators as we all talk about “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

Event Location: Daytona Beach Regional Library, 105 E. Magnolia Ave., Daytona Beach, FL, 32114

Date: Tue, Feb 9, 2016

Time: 11:30am – 12:30pm

Community: Volusia County Public Library

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Their Eyes Were Watching God

Guiding Lights - Gallery Exhibition

The public kick-off program features the opening of the exhibition Guiding Lights: Inspired by Folklore and Literature at The Gordon Parks Gallery. Artist and guest curator Seitu Jones will moderate a panel discussion.The exhibition features the artwork of five local emerging African-American artists who have created mixed media works inspired by African-American folklore and literature. Participants include: Jeremiah Bey-Ellison, Minneapolis, Loretta Day, Saint Paul, Christopheraaron Deanes, Minneapolis, Chrys Carroll, Minneapolis, and Jordan Hamilton, Minneapolis. Regarding the exhibition, curator Seitu Jones says,“The participating artists consistently approach their work as interventions in eliminating systemic racism, while maintaining their individual artistic visions. Their artwork is framed by tradition, vision and culture.” The kick-off event on Thursday, Jan. 28 is free and open to the public. The art exhibition reception opens at 5 p.m. The panel discussion runs from 6 to 6:45 p.m. The keynote address begins at 7 p.m. The exhibition is on display through Feb. 26. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday to Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday and Saturday. The gallery is located in the Library and Learning Center, 645 East Seventh Street, on the Saint Paul Campus.

Event Location: 700 East 7th Street, St. Paul, MN, 55106-5003

Date: Tue, Feb 9, 2016

Community: Metropolitan State University

Book: Their Eyes Were Watching God

The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

Children's Museum Tucson Presents Love of Literacy

The Children's Museum Tucson brings the love of literacy to families of Southern Arizona with a month long celebration of literacy! Throughout the month, Children's Museum Tucson will invite visitors to participate in child-appropriate Poe-themed stories and hands-on arts and literacy activities, inspiring an appreciation of all things Poe!

Event Location: Children's Museum Tucson, 200 S Sixth Avenue, Tucson, AZ, 85701

Date: Tue, Feb 9, 2016

Community: Literacy Connects

Book: The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

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: Tue, Feb 9, 2016

Community: Literacy Connects

Book: The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

Their Eyes Were Watching God

Artist Cassandra Gillens Art Exhibit at St. Helena Branch Library

Exhibit viewable during St. Helena Branch Library's operating hours. cassandragillensart.com

Event Location: St. Helena Branch Library, 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr. Road, St. Helena, SC, 29920

Date: Tue, Feb 9, 2016

Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

Community: Beaufort County Library

Book: Their Eyes Were Watching God

The Bridge of San Luis Rey and Our Town

Golden Age Exhibit

The Golden Age Exhibit seeks to build a bridge to the theater that forms such a central role in "The Bridge of San Luis Rey." Come learn about Spanish playwrights, theaters, and the plays mentioned in Wilder's novel. The exhibit will also open a window to the creation of sound effects and lighting during early theater. If that were not enough, this year's exhibit will include the first physical display of the world's largest collection of Spanish Golden Age theater plot summaries, 1,700 summaries written by Richard Tyler of plays that he read over several decades of an illustrious career as a Spanish professor.

Event Location: Linscheid Library, 1100 East 14th Street, Ada, OK, 74820-6999

Date: Tue, Feb 9, 2016

Community: East Central University

Book: The Bridge of San Luis Rey and Our Town

A Lesson Before Dying

Elmwood Public Library

Book discussions and movie screenings of A Lesson Before Dying and The Watson's go to Birmingham. Also included is a story time hour of the companion book Stand Tall by Molly Lou Melon.

Event Location: 550 Chene, Detroit, MI, 48207

Date: Tue, Feb 9, 2016

Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Community: Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency

Book: A Lesson Before Dying

Their Eyes Were Watching God

SPCL East Branch Library (Oviedo) Book Club

All six of Seminole County Public Libraries' Book Clubs will read Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God, beginning in January 2016. Clubs will host book discussions (open to the public) at the February 2016 Book Club meetings.

Event Location: Seminole County Public Library East Branch, 310 Division Street, Oviedo, FL, 32765

Date: Tue, Feb 9, 2016

Time: 1:00pm – 2:15pm

Community: University of Central Florida

Book: Their Eyes Were Watching God

To Kill a Mockingbird

Scout's Treasure Box: an acrylics craft program for adults DeLand Regional Library

Join Danette Olday, at the DeLand Regional Library, for an adult craft program that will use acrylics to re-create Scout's Treasure Box. All materials will be provided.Reservations are required and can be made by calling, 386-822-6430 Ext. 4

Event Location: DeLand Regional Library, 130 E. Howry Ave., DeLand, FL, 32724

Date: Tue, Feb 9, 2016

Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Community: Volusia County Public Library

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird

Book Discussion Lake Helen

If it’s February 2016 in Volusia County, then the book everyone is talking about is “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Harper Lee. The Volusia County Public Library has arranged book discussions throughout the county at convenient locations and times. Join library staff, fellow residents and guest moderators as we all talk about “To Kill a Mockingbird.”

Event Location: Lake Helen Public Library, 221 N. Euclid Ave., Lake Helen, FL, 32744

Date: Tue, Feb 9, 2016

Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Community: Volusia County Public Library

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Their Eyes Were Watching God

"Their Eyes Were Watching God" Film Showing & Book Discussion at Bluffton

Event Location: Bluffton Branch Library, 120 Palmetto Way, Bluffton, SC, 29910

Date: Tue, Feb 9, 2016

Time: 2:30pm – 3:30pm

Community: Beaufort County Library

Book: Their Eyes Were Watching God

The Maltese Falcon

Mystery & Crime: There's a Book for That!

Whether you like reading police stories, cozy mysteries, thrillers or true tales of murder, we've got just the book for you. Drop in during the hour listed to browse a selection of mysteries, thrillers, and true crime books chosen by librarians.

Event Location: Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh, NC, 27605

Date: Tue, Feb 9, 2016

Time: 2:30pm – 3:30pm

Community: Wake County Public Libraries (WCPL)

Book: The Maltese Falcon

A Wizard of Earthsea

Dragon Fest Stories and Firey Dragon Art

Event Location: Hollywood Branch Library, 2600 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, FL, 33020

Date: Tue, Feb 9, 2016

Time: 3:30pm – 4:15pm

Community: Florida Center for the Book at Broward County Library

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

The Maltese Falcon

Tough Guys & Femme Fatales: There's a Book for That!

Do people who defy the odds inspire you? From gangsters to heroes, we've got some great books for you! Drop in during the times listed to browse a great selection of books chosen by librarians.

Event Location: East Regional Library, 946 Steeple Square Court, Knightdale, NC, 27545

Date: Tue, Feb 9, 2016

Time: 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Community: Wake County Public Libraries (WCPL)

Book: The Maltese Falcon

The Maltese Falcon

Community Art Project: Secret Books

Every second Tuesday during Big Read (Jan.-March), a free community art project will take place in the art gallery. In February, we will be hollowing out old books and making secret book boxes. These can be decorated and made into creative shadow boxes for special items. RECOMMENDED for ages 10 and up. The project requires the use of sharp exacto knives.

Event Location: Matthews Opera House and Arts Center, 612 N Main St, Spearfish, SD, 57783-2445

Date: Tue, Feb 9, 2016

Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Community: Matthews Opera House and Arts Center

Book: The Maltese Falcon

The Maltese Falcon

Hollywood: There's a Book for That!

Are you a movie buff? From unforgettable films to leading ladies, and from demanding directors to movie critics, we've got some great books for you! Drop in during the times listed to browse a great selection of books chosen by librarians. No registration required.

Event Location: Eva Perry Regional Library, 2100 Shepherd's Vineyard Drive, Apex, NC, 27502

Date: Tue, Feb 9, 2016

Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Community: Wake County Public Libraries (WCPL)

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Fahrenheit 451

Art of Science Fiction: Graphic Novels

Our YA Comic Book Talks are always some of our most popular events, and we hope you'll be able to make it to this special edition! We'll read excerpts from Fahrenheit 451 and compare and contrast with the graphic novel. Then, we'll dig a little deeper into the design process and learn about storyboard-making and the other techniques unique to the graphic design process.

Event Location: Waukegan Public Library, 128 North County Street, Waukegan, IL, 60085-4306

Date: Tue, Feb 9, 2016

Time: 5:00pm – 6:30pm

Community: Waukegan Public Library

Book: Fahrenheit 451

The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

Cranial Capacity of Corvids: What It Really Means to Be a "Bird Brain"

Birds that are members of the taxonomic family Corvidae are known to be among the smartest of all the birds (and maybe other creatures as well!). Blue Jays, Gray Jays, American Crows, and Common Ravens are included in this fascinating and globally distributed group of birds. Their animated lifestyles and “deep thinking” have carved out a place in many international cultures and literature, including Edgar Allen Poe’s famous poem, "The Raven." Join corvid researcher Dr. Star Kraven-Madd of Concorvidae University (in partnership with Naturalist Dorothy McLeer and the University of Michigan-Dearborn's Environmental Interpretive Center) for a look at the antics and problem-solving abilities of these intriguing Michigan residents. All ages.

Event Location: Henry Ford Centennial Library, Room 30, 16301 Michigan Ave., Dearborn, MI, 48126-2792

Date: Tue, Feb 9, 2016

Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Community: Dearborn Public Library

Book: The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Book Discussion-"Death on the Mississippi"

The Belladonna Book Club discusses "Death on the Mississippi" by Peter Heck. This is the first in a series that features Mark Twain and his secretary solving mysteries.

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

Date: Tue, Feb 9, 2016

Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Community: Golden Isles Arts and Humanities Association

Book: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

A Lesson Before Dying

Book Discussion - A Lesson Before Dying

Join facilitator Lorie Matthews for a two-part discussion of A Lesson Before Dying. Dinner will be served. RSVP: 577-7976 Books will be provided.

Event Location: South Knoxville Elementary - Community School, 801 Sevier Avenue, Knoxville, TN, 37920

Date: Tue, Feb 9, 2016

Time: 6:00pm – 7:45pm

Community: Friends of the Knox County Public Library

Book: A Lesson Before Dying

The Maltese Falcon

Book Discussion: The Maltese Falcon

Join the Big Read and come discuss The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett. Each month, join us for a librarian-led book discussion and share your insights and experiences with others. Each regional library offers a variety of books and topics to pique your literary interest. For information about titles read each month, or a full list of all of our book discussions, please visit www.wakegov.com/libraries

Event Location: Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh, NC, 27605

Date: Tue, Feb 9, 2016

Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Community: Wake County Public Libraries (WCPL)

Book: The Maltese Falcon

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Book Discussion: "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer"

Ann Mason leads a discussion of The Big Read novel, "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer"

Event Location: Ida Hilton Public Library, 1105 Northway, Darien, GA, 31305

Date: Tue, Feb 9, 2016

Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Community: Golden Isles Arts and Humanities Association

Book: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Keynote Address: "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer": Facts Behind the Fiction

Dr. James Golden, Education Director of the Mark Twain House & Museum in Hartford, CT, shares the truths behind Mark Twain's classic novel.

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

Date: Tue, Feb 9, 2016

Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Community: Golden Isles Arts and Humanities Association

Book: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Their Eyes Were Watching God

Book Discussion

Event Location: East Side Freedom Library, 1105 Greenbrier St, St. Paul, MN, 55106

Date: Tue, Feb 9, 2016

Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Community: Metropolitan State University

Book: Their Eyes Were Watching God

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