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Events for: Wednesday, March 29, 2017

The Things They Carried

Innocent Souls: Photos from Vietnam, 1968

A display of photos taken by American serviceman Glenn Hoover of his experiences during the Vietnam War. Opening night includes an address by the photographer.

Event Location: SUNY Broome Community College, 907 Front Street, Library Art Gallery, Binghamton, NY, 13902

Date: Wed, Mar 29, 2017

Community: SUNY Broome Community College

Book: The Things They Carried

The Grapes of Wrath

In the Eyes of the Hungry: Florida's Changing Landscape

Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts Big Read, inspired by John Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Grapes of Wrath (1939), and curated by UCF Assistant Professor of Art History, In the Eyes of the Hungry: Florida’s Changing Landscape explores Florida’s demographic, geographic and ecological shifts over the last century. Working in photography, painting, printmaking, installation and textiles, the selected artists, including Cesar Cornejo, Mark Messersmith, Lilian Garcia-Roig, Noelle Mason, Peter Schreyer, Dorothea Lange, Gordon Parks, Emil Holzhauer, William Jenkins, Doris Leeper, J. André Smith, and the Lake Apopka farmworkers, provide immediate yet transcendental responses to Florida’s changing landscape and explore ideas ranging from agriculture and industrialization to migration and tourism to ecology and conservation. The UCF Art Gallery also will be the drop off location for the Big Read food drive (canned goods and other non-perishable food items).

Event Location: Terrace Gallery at Orlando City Hall, 400 S Orange Avenue, Orlando, FL, 32801

Date: Wed, Mar 29, 2017

Time: 8:00am – 9:00pm

Community: University of Central Florida

Book: The Grapes of Wrath

True Grit

Active Transportation Engagement

Ride your bike to any Massillon Big Read event, such as the Kickoff, Keynote Address, or a book discussion, and enter a raffle to win a prize. This incentive is a collaboration between the Massillon Museum NEA Big Read, Live Well Stark County, Creating Healthy Communities, Your Move Ohio, Stark Parks, and Ernie's Bike Shop to provide incentives for active transportation to the Big Read events.

Event Location: Massillon NEA Big Read events, 121 Lincoln Way E. (and other Massillon locations), Massillon, OH, 44646

Date: Wed, Mar 29, 2017

Time: 9:00am – 9:00pm

Community: Massillon Museum

Book: True Grit

True Grit

"Westward Ho!: 'True Grit' Themes in Costumes and Artifacts" Exhibit

Academy Award Nominee Mary Zophres’ costumes from the Coen Brothers’ 2010 Paramount Pictures film "True Grit," along with Western American Indian artifacts from the Museum's collection, will be on view through May 14, 2017. Exhibit opening Saturday, March 11, from 3:00-5:00pm. The Massillon Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday 9:30am - 5:00pm and Sunday 2:00pm - 5:00pm; the Museum is closed on Mondays and major holidays.(New Year's Day, Easter, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas).

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

Date: Wed, Mar 29, 2017

Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Community: Massillon Museum

Book: True Grit

In the Time of the Butterflies

Teen Dance of Light Poetry Contest

The Dance of Light is an annual liberal arts opportunity for students in grades 7-12 to learn the fine arts of photography, poetry and prose. The publication is supported by 3 workshops throughout the school year. The Dance of Light promotion is highlighted in Spring by an Awards Reception (May). Dates for this event are: Start – Thursday, March 2 End - Thursday, March 30 Awards – Thursday, May 18, 4pm

Event Location: Rancho Santa Margarita Library, 30902 La Promesa, Rancho Santa Margarita, CA, 92688

Date: Wed, Mar 29, 2017

Time: 10:00am – 7:00pm

Community: Orange County Public Library

Book: In the Time of the Butterflies

The Maltese Falcon

Birds: An Exhibition of Avian in Acrylic

The Stillwater Public Library Gallery will host a sampling of Tim Nyberg’s bird paintings in March and April 2017. The exhibition will feature both Tim’s trademark whimsical creations and more serious bird paintings incorporated into abstracts and Seuss-like vegetation. The paintings span over 15 years of Nyberg’s transition from commercial artist to fine (he prefers “fun”) artist.

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

Date: Wed, Mar 29, 2017

Time: 10:00am – 8:00pm

Community: ArtReach St. Croix

Book: The Maltese Falcon

The Great Gatsby

"Pleased to Meet You, Mr. Fitzgerald"

"Like" us on Facebook to receive daily trivia about F. Scott Fitzgerald and his writings, and about the 1920's. Postings also include daily events being held to celebrate the NEA Big Read Sponsored by our friends at 'Tween Peaks.

Event Location: Cross Plains Public Library Facebook Page, https://www.facebook.com/crossplainslibrary, Cross Plains, TX, 76443

Date: Wed, Mar 29, 2017

Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

Community: Cross Plains Public Library

Book: The Great Gatsby

Silver Sparrow

#BLACKOWNEDCVILLE

Photography by Lorenzo Dickerson of Charlottesville business owned by African Americans.

Event Location: Jefferson Madison Regional Library, 201 East Market Street, Charlottesville, VA, 22902-5209

Date: Wed, Mar 29, 2017

Community: Jefferson Madison Regional Library

Book: Silver Sparrow

Silver Sparrow

BLUE RIDGE BIRDERS BIRD PHOTOGRAPHY

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

Date: Wed, Mar 29, 2017

Community: Jefferson Madison Regional Library

Book: Silver Sparrow

Silver Sparrow

PICTURING FAMILY: COMMUNITY PHOTO DISPLAY

Submit one photo of what family looks like to you. All images will be displayed at April’s First Friday art event at Central Library; other branches will display selections later in the spring. For more information, including submission guidelines, please check jmrl.org/bigread in March.

Event Location: Jefferson Madison Regional Library, 201 East Market Street, Charlottesville, VA, 22902-5209

Date: Wed, Mar 29, 2017

Community: Jefferson Madison Regional Library

Book: Silver Sparrow

Silver Sparrow

MAKE AND TAKE ART: POST SECRET

Unburden yourself by telling your secrets with anonymous postcard art in the vein of PostSecret. All materials provided.

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

Date: Wed, Mar 29, 2017

Community: Jefferson Madison Regional Library

Book: Silver Sparrow

Silver Sparrow

WHO’S IN YOUR FAMILY

Pick up a “house canvas” and add your family’s portrait to our art wall.

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

Date: Wed, Mar 29, 2017

Community: Jefferson Madison Regional Library

Book: Silver Sparrow

Silver Sparrow

FOCUS ON FAMILIES

All month long in honor of the Big Read book Silver Sparrow books about families will be featured throughout the library. Fun family activities to pick up at the library for your family are: March 6 to March 11: Shopping BINGO March 13 to March 18: Disney Quote Trivia Game March 20 to March 25: Family Bucket LIst March 27 to April 1: Family Minute to Win It Game

Event Location: Nelson Memorial Library , 8521 Thomas Nelson Highway, Lovingston, VA, 22949

Date: Wed, Mar 29, 2017

Community: Jefferson Madison Regional Library

Book: Silver Sparrow

Silver Sparrow

FAMILY STORIES

Pick up a storytelling or writing prompt to share the stories of your family at the dinner table, in the car, at the library or anywhere.

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

Date: Wed, Mar 29, 2017

Community: Jefferson Madison Regional Library

Book: Silver Sparrow

Silver Sparrow

SILVER SPARROW SEARCH

Find all the silver sparrows that have landed in the library. Each one will give you a letter to unscramble a message a little bird told us.

Event Location: Jefferson Madison Regional Library, 201 East Market Street, Charlottesville, VA, 22902-5209

Date: Wed, Mar 29, 2017

Community: Jefferson Madison Regional Library

Book: Silver Sparrow

Silver Sparrow

SILVER SPARROW SEARCH

Find all the silver sparrows that have landed in the library. Each one will give you a letter to unscramble a message a little bird told us.

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

Date: Wed, Mar 29, 2017

Community: Jefferson Madison Regional Library

Book: Silver Sparrow

Silver Sparrow

YOUTH ART MONTH ART COLLABORATION

Stop by the children’s desk and decorate a popsicle stick. At the end of the month they will be pieced together as a beautiful piece of collaborative art.

Event Location: Northside Library, 705 W. Rio Rd, Charlottesville, VA, 22901

Date: Wed, Mar 29, 2017

Community: Jefferson Madison Regional Library

Book: Silver Sparrow

Silver Sparrow

MAKE AND TAKE: FIBONACCI COLORING SHEETS

Relax with by coloring the spirals created by the Fibonacci sequence. All materials provided.

Event Location: Jefferson Madison Regional Library, 201 East Market Street, Charlottesville, VA, 22902-5209

Date: Wed, Mar 29, 2017

Community: Jefferson Madison Regional Library

Book: Silver Sparrow

Silver Sparrow

MAKE AND TAKE: FIBONACCI COLORING SHEETS

Relax with by coloring the spirals created by the Fibonacci sequence. All materials provided.

Event Location: Northside Library, 705 W. Rio Rd, Charlottesville, VA, 22901

Date: Wed, Mar 29, 2017

Community: Jefferson Madison Regional Library

Book: Silver Sparrow

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: Wed, Mar 29, 2017

Community: Peoria Public Library

Book: Silver Sparrow

The Maltese Falcon

Sculptures on Tour…at the Bayport Public Library

See how local artists interpreted of The Maltese Falcon. The traveling installation will include work by Barbara Riegel Bend (textiles), Alan Honn (glass) and James Shoop (bronze).

Event Location: Bayport Public Library, 582 N 4th St, Bayport, MN, 55003

Date: Wed, Mar 29, 2017

Time: 12:00pm – 8:00pm

Community: ArtReach St. Croix

Book: The Maltese Falcon

True Grit

“Revenge: Vengeance Through Art” Exhibit

The Walsh University Library will display prints of classical through contemporary artwork that focuses on the themes of revenge and vengeance, whether the art depicts an act of revenge or the art itself is an act of revenge. The display will include an interactive component. Exhibit closes April 13 at 2pm.

Event Location: Walsh University Br. Edmond Drouin Library, Farrell Hall, 2020 East Maple St., North Canton, OH, 44720

Date: Wed, Mar 29, 2017

Community: Massillon Museum

Book: True Grit

True Grit

"Wild (Mid)West" Exhibit

Located in the lower level of the Massillon Museum, this exhibit will be a picture timeline of nineteenth-century downtown Massillon. Exhibit opening Saturday, March 11, from 3:00-5:00pm. On view through summer 2017. The Massillon Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday 9:30am - 5:00pm and Sunday 2:00pm - 5:00pm; the Museum is closed on Mondays and major holidays. (New Year's Day, Easter, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas).

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

Date: Wed, Mar 29, 2017

Community: Massillon Museum

Book: True Grit

The Maltese Falcon

Book Giveaway

Free copies of "The Maltese Falcon" - while supplies last

Event Location: St George Library, 5 Hyatt St, Staten Island, NY, 10301

Date: Wed, Mar 29, 2017

Time: 12:00pm – 3:00pm

Community: Staten Island OutLOUD

Book: The Maltese Falcon

The Poetry of Emily Dickinson

Book Discussion: "Profound by Accident: Galesburg Reads Emily Dickinson" at Carl Sandburg College Library

Retired Carl Sandburg College professor Norm Burdick will lead a discussion of Dickinson’s poetry. Some poems will be read aloud. Free copies of the book are available as long as supplies last.

Event Location: Carl Sandburg College Library, 2400 Tom L. Wilson Blvd., Galesburg, IL, 61401

Date: Wed, Mar 29, 2017

Time: 12:15pm – 1:15pm

Community: Galesburg Public Library

Book: The Poetry of Emily Dickinson

True Grit

Tracks and Trails

Learn how to read the signs left by wild animals – from tracks to browse to scat! Then, go out on the trail to learn about the animals of the forest and to discover what they have been doing.

Event Location: The Wilderness Center, 9877 Alabama Ave. SW, Wilmot, OH, 44689

Date: Wed, Mar 29, 2017

Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Community: Massillon Museum

Book: True Grit

The Great Gatsby

Buildings of the 1920's Art Show

Local artist Steve Knotts will be displaying fifteen of his original oil paintings of historic buildings in Texas, including the Cross Plains Review building and the Robert E. Howard House. Paintings will be available for purchase. Join us during library hours.

Event Location: Cross Plains Public Library, 149 N. Main Street, Cross Plains, TX, 76443

Date: Wed, Mar 29, 2017

Time: 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Community: Cross Plains Public Library

Book: The Great Gatsby

The Grapes of Wrath

SCPL Big Read Program for School Age Kids

Seminole County Public Library will have a Farming Fun themed program for each of our Library Explorers Clubs. Kids will explore the science of farming, participate in a hands-on activity, enjoy a puppet show, and learn about what caused the Dust Bowl. Library Explorers Clubs are free and open to all K-5th graders. Parents welcome, but not required. Children do not need to have attended previous clubs.

Event Location: SCPL East Branch Library , 310 Division Street, Oviedo, FL, 32765

Date: Wed, Mar 29, 2017

Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Community: University of Central Florida

Book: The Grapes of Wrath

Silver Sparrow

LEGO

Build up STEM skills with the library's LEGO collection.

Event Location: Greene County Library, 222 Main St, Standardsville, VA, 222973

Date: Wed, Mar 29, 2017

Time: 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Community: Jefferson Madison Regional Library

Book: Silver Sparrow

The Great Gatsby

ASAP - "Rich Cat, Poor Cat"

Our ASAP (After School Adventure Program) will read "Rich Cat, Poor Cat" and leaders Miss Linda and Miss Sue will guide the discussion of rich vs. poor to tie in with the theme of "The Great Gatsby." Participants will continue work on their quilt and draw pictures from this book for their blocks.

Event Location: Cross Plains Public Library, 149 N. Main Street, Cross Plains, TX, 76443

Date: Wed, Mar 29, 2017

Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Community: Cross Plains Public Library

Book: The Great Gatsby

Their Eyes Were Watching God

Big Read Art Exhibition Reception

The Big Read Art Exhibition Reception is an event to celebrate works based on Their Eyes Were Watching God. Local artists will submit their art pieces at the beginning of March and the exhibition will be on display for a month. At the conclusion of the reception, awards are provided and a discussion is held about each artist's featured work.

Event Location: Vigo County Public Library, One Library Square, Terre Haute, IN, 47807

Date: Wed, Mar 29, 2017

Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Community: Vigo County Public Library

Book: Their Eyes Were Watching God

Silver Sparrow

FINALE

Participants in a WriterHouse mentorship program for middle school aged girls will read aloud from their work.

Event Location: CitySpace, 100 5th St NE, Charlottesville, VA, 22902

Date: Wed, Mar 29, 2017

Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Community: Jefferson Madison Regional Library

Book: Silver Sparrow

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