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Events for: Thursday, October 23, 2014

The Things They Carried

Culinary Aspects of Vietnam Display

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

Date: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

Time: 7:30am – 7:00pm

Community: Missoula Public Library

Book: The Things They Carried

Fahrenheit 451

Banned Book Party

The school district will host an all day event recognizing banned books in our society and presenting discussions based on the banned books.

Event Location: West Mifflin High School, 91 Commonweath Avenue, West Mifflin, PA, 15122

Date: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

Time: 8:30am – 2:30pm

Community: Community College of Allegheny County

Book: Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451

Book Distribution

Come grab your FREE copy of "Fahrenheit 451" as we officially begin the Big Read 2014! Book Distribution Locations: UW-Parkside Library, Kenosha Public Library Branches, Racine Public Library, Gateway Technical College Campuses, Third Coast Bikes, D. P. Wigley

Event Location: Various Locations, Racine and Kenosha, WI

Date: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

Time: 9:00am – 9:00pm

Community: University of Wisconsin-Parkside Library

Book: Fahrenheit 451

The Grapes of Wrath

Dorothea Lange Photography Exhibit

From 1935 to 1939, Dorothea Lange's photography for the Resettlement Administration and the Farm Security Administration brought the plight of the poor and the forgotten to public attention, particularly the plight of sharecroppers, displaced farm families, and migrant workers. Distributed free to newspapers across the country, her poignant images became icons of the era. In partnership with Sacramento Theatre Company's stage production of The Grapes of Wrath, a story which focuses on a displaced farm family during the Dust Bowl era, the University Library will have their Dorothea Lange collection of photographs on display in the Gallery. The exhibit is free and open to the public from October 21 - 24, 2014, 10:00am - 5:00pm. Map & Parking Info: http://www.al.csus.edu/sota/ulg/parkingandmap.html

Event Location: California State University Sacramento, University Library Gallery, 2000 State University Drive, Sacramento, CA, 95819

Date: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Community: Sacramento Theatre Company

Book: The Grapes of Wrath

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 23, 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 Stedman Gallery Lobby 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 23, 2014

Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Community: Rutgers, The State University of NJ

Book: A Farewell to Arms

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 23, 2014

Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

Community: Missoula Public Library

Book: The Things They Carried

The Things They Carried

5th Grade Art Tour

Missoula Art Museum will host an artist whose work echoes the themes of the Big Read. Each weekday between October 1 and December 23, all fifth grade students will take a field trip to the museum to visit the Galleries. After seeing the galleries, the students will come to MPL to take a tour. YS Staff will talk about the art found at the museum, using books related to the theme of the Big Read.

Event Location: 301 E Main St, Missoula Public Library Children's Dept, Missoula, MT, 59802-4735

Date: Thu, Oct 23, 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 23, 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 23, 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 23, 2014

Community: Wichita Public Library

Book: The Maltese Falcon

In the Time of the Butterflies

Virtual Book Discussion

The library will host adult book discussions on "In the Time of the Butterflies" at its main and branch libraries, as well as a virtual discussion on GoodReads.com. Anticipated participation: 30.

Event Location: 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07042-2629

Date: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

Community: Montclair Public Library

Book: In the Time of the Butterflies

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 23, 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 23, 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 23, 2014

Community: Lewis & Clark Library

Book: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Fahrenheit 451

Third Coast Bicycles "Big Read Big Ride" 451 km Challenge

Cyclists are invited to accept the Big Read 451 km biking challenge! During the period of Big Read programing (Sept 24 - October 25), anyone who rides a total of 451 km (226 miles) should report their name to Third Coast Bicycles in person or by email. All riders completing this challenge will be entered into a drawing for a great prize from Third Coast Bicycles! All ages. www.3rdcoastbikes.com

Event Location: Third Coast Bicycles, 401 6th Street, Racine, WI, 53403

Date: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

Community: University of Wisconsin-Parkside Library

Book: Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451

Art on Fire

Lemon Street Gallery artists will create an all-media exhibition of "Fahrenheit 451"-themed artworks. These works will be shown at three Kenosha Public Library branches: Uptown, Southwest, and Northside. All ages. www.lemonstreetgallery.org

Event Location: Kenosha Public Libraries, Uptown, Southwest, and Northside Branches, Kenosha, WI

Date: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

Community: University of Wisconsin-Parkside Library

Book: Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451

Kenosha Public Library: "In a World Without Libraries"

Stop by any time to participate in KPL's interactive display and answer the question, "What book could you not live without?" All ages. www.mykpl.info

Event Location: Kenosha Public Library Southwest Branch, 7979 38th Avenue, Kenosha, WI, 53142

Date: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

Community: University of Wisconsin-Parkside Library

Book: Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451

Kenosha Public Library: "In a World Without Libraries"

Stop by any time to participate in KPL's interactive display and answer the question, "What book could you not live without?" All ages. www.mykpl.info

Event Location: Kenosha Public Library Northside Branch, 1500 27th Avenue, Kenosha, WI, 53140

Date: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

Community: University of Wisconsin-Parkside Library

Book: Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451

Linnea Bakery's "Fahrenheit 451" Treats

Throughout the Big Read, Linnea Bakery will be creating "Fahrenheit 451"-themed treats: book cookies, flame-patterned shortbread, "hot" cupcakes, and more! All ages. www.linneabakery.com

Event Location: Linnea Bakery, 512 56th Street, Kenosha, WI, 53140

Date: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

Community: University of Wisconsin-Parkside Library

Book: Fahrenheit 451

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 23, 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 23, 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 23, 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 23, 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 23, 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 23, 2014

Community: Salt Lake City Public Library

Book: When the Emperor Was Divine

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 23, 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 Book Discussion

Join a lively dissection of Bradbury's work with the Fulton Avenue Book Club.

Event Location: Collegeview Tower, 141 Fulton Avenue, Poughkeepsie, NY, 12603

Date: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Community: Poughkeepsie Public Library District

Book: Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451

Movie Screening - Fahrenheit 451

Light refreshments served at this screening of the 1966 version of Fahrenheit 451.

Event Location: LaGrange Association Library, 488 Freedom Plains Road, Poughkeepsie, NY, 12603

Date: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Community: Poughkeepsie Public Library District

Book: Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451

Big Read Matinee - Network

Our Big Read Matinee series highlights in film a different theme from Fahrenheit 451 each week. In the 1950s Ray Bradbury was very concerned about the negative impact that television would have on American culture and family life, a message he incorporated into Fahrenheit 451. Today's film, Network, was produced in 1976 and is a scathing portrayal of television network news.

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

Date: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

Time: 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Community: Poughkeepsie Public Library District

Book: Fahrenheit 451

In the Time of the Butterflies

Book Discussion - Booktowne

Book Discussion

Event Location: 171 Main Street, Manasquan, NJ, 08736

Date: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

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

Book: In the Time of the Butterflies

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Big Read Book Discussion

Discuss Tom Sawyer with friends and neighbors at this free and open to the public event.

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

Date: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Community: Lewis & Clark Library

Book: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

The Things They Carried

Next Stop is Vietnam: The War on Record 1961 - 2008

Audio/visual presentation tracking timeline & themes such as draft, going to war, teenage soldiers, protest, anti-protest, peace movement and war's aftermath through music.

Event Location: Drummond High School, Drummond, MT, 59732

Date: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

Time: 2:30pm – 4:00pm

Community: Missoula Public Library

Book: The Things They Carried

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 23, 2014

Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Community: Storytelling Arts Center of the Southeast

Book: The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

The Little Read - What's In The Night Sky? (planetarium program)

What's in the Night Sky, A Little Read program for ages 6-11. Walk-ins welcome.

Event Location: Paul A. Biane Library, Victoria Gardens, 12505 Cultural Center Drive, Rancho Cucamonga, CA, 91739

Date: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

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

Book: The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

The Things They Carried

Hugo Keesing & Doug Bradley Open Discussion & No-Host Dinner

All interested will meet at Parker's Restaurant (Front Street) for an informal question and answer time with Mr. Keesing and Mr. Bradley. No-Host Dinner.

Event Location: Parker's Restaurant, Front Street, Drummond, MT, 59732

Date: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

Time: 5:00pm – 6:30pm

Community: Missoula Public Library

Book: The Things They Carried

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 23, 2014

Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Community: Sociedad Latina, Inc.

Book: Into the Beautiful North

The Maltese Falcon

Investigating Crimes

Is it like we read in books or see on TV? Come and hear a panel of local detectives and private investigators about what the crime solving life is really like.

Event Location: Hopkinsville Christian County Public Library, 1101 Bethel St, Hopkinsville, KY, 42240

Date: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Community: Pennyroyal Arts Council

Book: The Maltese Falcon

The Things They Carried

Lecture: The Vietnam War

Dr. Derek Zumbro, UWF Department of History, will discuss the history of the Vietnam War, from its origins in colonialism through its continuing impact on American society.

Event Location: Tryon Branch Library, 1200 Langley Avenue, Pensacola, FL, 32504

Date: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Community: West Florida Public Library

Book: The Things They Carried

Fahrenheit 451

P.E.O. Book Discussion

The women's group P.E.O. will sponsor an open discussion of Fahrenheit 451.

Event Location: Troy Country Club, Troy, AL, 36079

Date: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Community: Troy University

Book: Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451

Book Discussion: Rustic Road Brewing Co.

Come to Rustic Road Brewery and discuss "Fahrenheit 451" while enjoying our special ale named after the book. Must be 21+ to attend. www.rusticbrewing.com

Event Location: Rustic Road Brewing Co., 510 56th Street, Kenosha, WI, 53144-1133

Date: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Community: University of Wisconsin-Parkside Library

Book: Fahrenheit 451

A Lesson Before Dying

Community Art Project @ Night Out Against Crime

Join our celebration of our Big Read event with a public art project during the Pekin Police Dept's Night Out Against Crime.

Event Location: 3401 Griffin Avenue, Pekin, IL, 61554-4219

Date: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Community: Pekin Public Library

Book: A Lesson Before Dying

Fahrenheit 451

Book Club Discussion

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

Event Location: CCAC Braddock Hills Center, Pittsburgh, PA, 15233-1804

Date: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Community: Community College of Allegheny County

Book: Fahrenheit 451

The Grapes of Wrath

The Grapes of Wrath, Adapted for the Stage by Frank Galati

Frank Galati's 1988 stage adaptation of John Steinbeck's 1939 novel The Grapes of Wrath will play on Sacramento Theatre Company's Main Stage from October 1, 2014 through October 26, 2014. Tickets go on sale September 2, 2014 and can be purchased by calling 916-443-6722 or at tickets.sactheatre.org. School groups should contact Sacramento Theatre Company's Group Sales Manager at 916-446-7501. Subsidized tickets are available for those school groups who qualify, and special school performances can be added to the performance calendar. The Sacramento Public Library is STC's partner on The Big Read and this production; guests of The Grapes of Wrath who do not already have one will enjoy the opportunity to sign up for a library card while at the theatre.

Event Location: Sacramento Theatre Company Main Stage, 1419 H Street, Sacramento, CA, 95814-1901

Date: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

Time: 6:30pm – 9:00pm

Community: Sacramento Theatre Company

Book: The Grapes of Wrath

The Maltese Falcon

Hats of the 1930s and 1940s - A Lecture

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

Date: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Community: Wichita Public Library

Book: The Maltese Falcon

The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

Teen Scream Halloween - A Poe-tacular Event!

Event Location: Archibald Library, 7368 Archibald Ave, Rancho Cucamonga, CA, 91730

Date: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

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

Book: The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

Profs on Poe: Poe's Influence Beyond Fiction

An intriguing discussion with local scholars. Elizabeth Zanichkowsky (UW-Waukesha): The Poe-Freud Connection Shai Klima (UW-Waukesha): Poe's Influence on Vincent Price and Tim Burton Lilly Goren (Carroll University): Poe's Influence on TV Ellyn Lem (UW-Waukesha): Poe as Literary Critic Refreshments provided. Details: 262-524-3682

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

Date: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Community: Waukesha Public Library

Book: The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

A Wizard of Earthsea

TAG: Teen Advisory Group

In addition to our usual activities, tonight we'll be getting a bit crafty and making our own magic wands!

Event Location: DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak Street, DeKalb, IL, 60115

Date: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Community: DeKalb Public Library

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Fahrenheit 451

Big Read Book Discussion

Examine Bradbury's famous book together.

Event Location: Beekman Library, 11 Town Center Blvd, Hopewell Junction, NY, 12533

Date: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Community: Poughkeepsie Public Library District

Book: Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451

Workshop - Creating Hand-Stitched Journals

A creative, hands-on workshop where each participant builds their own hand-stitched journal. Led by artist Amina Chaudhri.

Event Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main Street, Beacon, NY, 12508

Date: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Community: Poughkeepsie Public Library District

Book: Fahrenheit 451

The Things They Carried

Book Discussion: The Things They Carried (Coffeyville)

Join Dr. Kim Stanley (McPherson College) in a book discussion of The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien.

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

Date: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Community: Kansas Humanities Council

Book: The Things They Carried

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 23, 2014

Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Community: Attleboro Public Library/Attleboro's 1 ABC

Book: When the Emperor Was Divine

To Kill a Mockingbird

Valley Ranch Reads To Kill a Mockingbird

Valley Ranch's adult book club discusses Harper Lee's classic novel, To Kill a Mockingbird

Event Location: Valley Ranch Library, 401 Cimarron Trail, Irving, TX, 75063

Date: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Community: Irving Public Library

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

The Things They Carried

Book Discussion - Lolo Branch Library

Library staff will facilitate a discussion on the Big Read title "The Things They Carried."

Event Location: Lolo Elementary School, Highway 93, Lolo, MT, 59802-4735

Date: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Community: Missoula Public Library

Book: The Things They Carried

The Things They Carried

More Than Songs: What Music Tells Us About the Vietnam War

Audio/visual event focusing on how historical songs of the Vietnam Era functioned as a lifeline for one's sanity and to the world outside of war.

Event Location: Drummond School Community Library, Edwards Street, Drummond, MT, 59732

Date: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Community: Missoula Public Library

Book: The Things They Carried

To Kill a Mockingbird

Mockingbirds, Justice and Race: A Conversation

A panel discussion of To Kill a Mockingbird, hosted by the Irving Heritage Society.

Event Location: Central Irving Library, 801 W. Irving Blvd., Irving, TX, 75060

Date: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Community: Irving Public Library

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Big Read Movie @ Lincoln Branch Library: Tom & Huck (1995)

Tom and Huck team up to save a man from being wrongly convicted of a crime.

Event Location: 102 9th St., Lincoln, MT, 59639

Date: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Community: Lewis & Clark Library

Book: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

When the Emperor Was Divine

Julie Otsuka, author of "When the Emperor was Divine"

Join author Julie Otsuka as she discusses her novel, "When the Emperor was Divine." julie otsuka photo by Robert Bessoir About JULIE OTSUKA Julie Otsuka was born and raised in California. After studying art as an undergraduate at Yale University she pursued a career as a painter for several years before turning to fiction writing at age 30. She received her MFA from Columbia. She is a recipient of the PEN/Faulkner Award, the Asian American Literary Award, the American Library Association Alex Award, France’s Prix Femina Étranger, an Arts and Letters Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and was a finalist for the National Book Award, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and The International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award.

Event Location: 210 East 400 South, Main Library Auditorium, Salt Lake City, UT, 84111-2804

Date: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Community: Salt Lake City Public Library

Book: When the Emperor Was Divine

Fahrenheit 451

Save a Book Discussion

Talk with others about the books we would save if books were endangered. The discussion will result in a 'save a book' display. For adults 18 and older.

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

Date: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Community: Poughkeepsie Public Library District

Book: Fahrenheit 451

The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

Notes on Fiction: Edgar Allan Poe

Pulling from both Poe’s famous and lesser-known works, The Curiosity Cabinet, an ensemble founded by composer Whitney George, will perform an evening length concert of works inspired by the famous poet alongside 1920s American experimental silent films…and puppets! Old meets new with Poe's work set to sounds by Ms. George, Arthur Bergh, and other eclectic composers.

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

Date: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

Time: 7:30pm – 9:00pm

Community: The Center for Fiction

Book: The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

The Things They Carried

1960's Party (Coffeyville)

Following the book discussion, community members are invited to stay and learn about the culture and time period of the late 1960s.

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

Date: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

Time: 8:30pm – 9:30pm

Community: Kansas Humanities Council

Book: The Things They Carried

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