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Events for: Monday, March 2, 2015

Into the Beautiful North

Into the Beautiful North Art Contest Exhibit

Our community partner, the Dustin Michael Sekula Memorial Library, will host a Big Read themed art contest and exhibit. The art works will be on display March 2nd through March 8th at the library. The awards in three categories will be announced on March 5th at the FESTIBA authors' reception.

Event Location: 1906 S. Closner, Edinburg, Texas, 78539

Date: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

Time: 9:00am – 8:00pm

Community: The University of Texas-Pan American

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Their Eyes Were Watching God

"Eyes, Bud & Tar": Student Big Read Showcase

Student artists exhibit work inspired by The Big, Middle and Little Read titles - "Their Eyes Were Watching God," "Bud, Not Buddy" and "Tar Beach."

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

Date: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

Time: 9:30am – 5:00pm

Community: Golden Isles Arts and Humanities Association

Book: Their Eyes Were Watching God

The Bridge of San Luis Rey and Our Town

Book Discussion Groups

Tuesday afternoons over the course of six weeks, book groups will meet to discuss the book.

Event Location: Columbus-Lowndes Public Library, Columbus, MS, 39701

Date: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Community: Columbus Arts Council

Book: The Bridge of San Luis Rey and Our Town

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: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

Community: San Leandro Public Library

Book: Into the Beautiful North

The Namesake

The Art of the Saree Exhibit

The beautiful fabrics of the saree, a traditional South Asian garment for women, are works of art unto themselves. See a variety of these stunning textiles up close and on display.

Event Location: Central Library, 201 East Market Street, Charlottesville, VA, 22902-5209

Date: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

Community: Jefferson Madison Regional Library

Book: The Namesake

True Grit

What True Grit Might have Looked Like: Photographs by F.M.Steele

Event Location: 1515 SW 10th Ave, Topeka, KS, 66604-1374

Date: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

Community: Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library

Book: True Grit

The Namesake

India Enigma Exhibit by Michael Petrus

This exhibition of photography will explore how ancient traditions collide with the modern global experiment in India. Michael Petrus is co-founder of Crisman+Petrus Architects.

Event Location: Crozet Library, 2020 Library Avenue, Crozet, VA, 22932

Date: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

Community: Jefferson Madison Regional Library

Book: The Namesake

The Namesake

The Name Game: A Big Read Scavenger Hunt

A rose by any other name would smell as sweet – right? Follow these clues to track down some outstanding names in YA books. Find all of the clues and win a prize. Grades 6-12. At participating library branches.

Event Location: 201 East Market Street, Charlottesville, VA, 22902-5209

Date: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

Community: Jefferson Madison Regional Library

Book: The Namesake

The Namesake

Time to Design: Rangoli to Mehndi (All Ages)

Create designs from India. We will have beautiful rangoli, from simple to intricate, available to color, as well as hand cut-outs on which to create your own mehndi pattern. Take your creations home or leave them to decorate the Library.

Event Location: Gordon Avenue Library, 1500 Gordon Avenue, Charlottesville, VA, 22903

Date: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

Community: Jefferson Madison Regional Library

Book: The Namesake

The Namesake

Family Lego Challenge

Showcase your designs and creativity. Visit Northside Library each week to get your challenge card. Build your design at home with your Lego bricks, take a picture, and email it to northside@jmrl.org. We’ll post pictures to the JMRL Facebook page and let the community vote. Each week, the picture with the most votes will win a prize! All ages.

Event Location: Northside Library, 705 Rio Road West, Charlottesville, VA, 22901

Date: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

Community: Jefferson Madison Regional Library

Book: The Namesake

The Namesake

Make and Take Mehndi (All Ages)

Enjoy crafts but short on time? Stop by the Information Desk for quick and easy mehndi projects to do at your own pace, or take them to go. Materials provided. Central and Northside Libraries.

Event Location: 201 East Market Street, Charlottesville, VA, 22902-5209

Date: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

Community: Jefferson Madison Regional Library

Book: The Namesake

Into the Beautiful North

Reading Groups at the Los Angeles Public Library

The Los Angeles Public Library will bring The Big Read program to its local branch locations, serving some 4 million residents. Participating library branches will host a book group to read and discuss this year's title, "Into The Beautiful North" by Luis Alberto Urrea. Libraries will also host a complementary program, such as a film screening, lecture, or other related activity. The library will provide a copy of the book to each library patron who signs up for The Big Read program in LA. The program is FREE. For information about specific library branches participating in The Big Read in LA, go to lapl.org, or call 213.202.5567.

Event Location: various sites, Los Angeles, CA, 90012

Date: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

Community: City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs

Book: Into the Beautiful North

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: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

Community: Northeastern State University

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

The Namesake

Yoga Mondays

No experience necessary. Wear loose, comfortable clothing, and don’t eat a heavy meal before class. You can bring your own mat, but it’s not required. Please call Northside to confirm classes are scheduled as the instructor may not be available for all dates.

Event Location: Northside Library, 705 Rio Road West, Charlottesville, VA, 22901

Date: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

Time: 1:30pm – 2:30pm

Community: Jefferson Madison Regional Library

Book: The Namesake

Into the Beautiful North

Toy Design - Art in 3D

Create an action figure based on the characters in the book, "Into The Beautiful North" by Luis Alberto Urrea, by sculpting, painting, and designing clothes and accessories. This class is highly creative and very hands on, from concept to final product. Participants are taught by leading artists and toy and entertainment design professionals. Activities also include reading and discussing the Big Read title as the basis for the source material. Sun Valley Youth Arts Center is a facility of the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs. It is listed in the register of Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments (#644 ). Known as the “Stone House,” the structure’s exterior surface is covered by native river rock and gives it its distinguished character. The Arts Center opened in November, 2006, as a Proposition K site with a mission to provide arts instruction and arts program to youth. The site consists of two structures, the main building (“Stone House”) and an art studio. The Stone House’s art programs are taught by dedicated and experienced artists and art instructors. The center offers exhibitions, special cultural events, and a regular schedule of studio art classes that for all ages throughout the year. For more information, call 818.252.4619.

Event Location: Sun Valley Youth Arts Center - Stone House, 8642 Sunland Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 91352

Date: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

Time: 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Community: City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Into the Beautiful North

Rattler Book Club B Book Discussion

Book discussion of Into the Beautiful North.

Event Location: Rio Grande City High School, Rio Grande City, Texas

Date: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

Time: 5:00pm – 6:00pm

Community: The University of Texas-Pan American

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Into the Beautiful North

Rattler Book Club C Book Discussion

Book discussion of Into the Beautiful North.

Event Location: Rio Grande City High School, Rio Grande Vity, Texas

Date: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

Time: 5:00pm – 6:00pm

Community: The University of Texas-Pan American

Book: Into the Beautiful North

The Bridge of San Luis Rey and Our Town

Theatrical Presentation of "Our Town"

Theatrical community production of Thornton Wilder's play at the Columbus Arts Council. Tickets are $10

Event Location: Omnova Theater, 501 Main Street, Columbus, MS, 39701

Date: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Community: Columbus Arts Council

Book: The Bridge of San Luis Rey and Our Town

The Namesake

Monday Night Book Group

Join Crozet Library's book group for informal discussions of The Namesake.

Event Location: Crozet Library, 2020 Library Avenue, Crozet, VA, 22932

Date: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Community: Jefferson Madison Regional Library

Book: The Namesake

The Maltese Falcon

The Big Write - Submissions Due

Submissions to Galesburg Public Library's annual creative writing contest, The Big Write, are due. Please visit www.galesburglibrary.org and go to The Big Write page to learn more information.

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

Date: Mon, Mar 2, 2015

Time: 11:00pm – 11:30pm

Community: Galesburg Public Library

Book: The Maltese Falcon

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