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Events for: Tuesday, May 3, 2016

The Maltese Falcon

Film Noir Poster Exhibit

Noir films may have been dark and shadowy, but their posters were quite the opposite. Visit the Library to view a display of film noir posters. Let the posters help you get into the mood for "The Maltese Falcon". The exhibit is on display during regular operating hours in the Library atrium.

Event Location: San Leandro Public Library, 300 Estudillo Avenue, San Leandro, CA, 94577-4706

Date: Tue, May 3, 2016

Community: San Leandro Public Library

Book: The Maltese Falcon

The Grapes of Wrath

"From a Cloud of Dust" Visual Arts Exhibition at Great River Road Visitor and Learning Center

Local artists respond to images of the Dust Bowl and Great Depression depicting the stark realities of broken land, human migration and struggles for survival. On view through through May 15.

Event Location: Great River Road Visitor and Learning Center at Freedom Park, 200 Monroe St, Prescott, WI, 54021

Date: Tue, May 3, 2016

Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Community: ArtReach St. Croix

Book: The Grapes of Wrath

Into the Beautiful North

The Big Read Story Share

The Big Read Story Share is a participatory project focused on fostering community connection through story exchange. Hamilton residents are encouraged to share a favorite Hamilton memory on postcards that will be collected by Grounds For Sculpture and the Hamilton Free Public Library. These postcards will then be sent to other Hamilton residents to create connections between neighbors. To participate, pick up a postcard at either Grounds For Sculpture or the Hamilton Free Public Library, add your story, and return it to the drop-box at the pickup location by May 31st.

Event Location: Grounds For Sculpture, 80 Sculptors Way, Hamilton, NJ, 08619-3451

Date: Tue, May 3, 2016

Time: 10:00am – 4:30pm

Community: Grounds For Sculpture

Book: Into the Beautiful North

The Maltese Falcon

Fashion of the 1930's-1940's Display

With the cooperation of the Fashion Study Collection at Columbia College Chicago, the Library will feature clothing and accessories inspired by film noir fashion style.

Event Location: 624 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL, 60605

Date: Tue, May 3, 2016

Community: Columbia College Chicago Library

Book: The Maltese Falcon

The Maltese Falcon

Famous Fakes

An ongoing exhibit, similar to Art in the Library, of famous fakes and counterfeits. We print oversize copies of counterfeit items next to the original, with a story explaining the circumstances but not indicating which is which. At the end of the exhibit, participants can find out the real answer.

Event Location: Columbia College Chicago Library, 624 S. Michigan Avenue, 3rd Floor North, Chicago, IL, 60605

Date: Tue, May 3, 2016

Community: Columbia College Chicago Library

Book: The Maltese Falcon

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, May 3, 2016

Community: Literacy Connects

Book: The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

Fahrenheit 451

Little Libraries at Grand Park

WHAT’S PINK, STANDS ON ONE LEG, AND ISN’T A FLAMINGO? Grand Park’s Little Libraries encourages all to drop off a good book and/or pick one up to take home. May we suggest this year’s Big Read title, Fahrenheit 451? Little Libraries are these ridiculously adorable pink dollhouses that have been filled with a variety of books for all ages. You can find these pink dollhouses near Starbucks, on Olive Court, near the Metro station, and across from City Hall. Some things just don’t need much fuss in life. Lending libraries are one of them. They operate on 3 basic principles: 1. You take a book…or…You leave a book 2. You read the book (preferably on some park furniture or under a leafy Grand Park tree)…then 3. You do it all over again Find’em, fill’em, love’em! More info: grandparkla.org/littlelibraries

Event Location: Grand Park, 200 N. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 90012

Date: Tue, May 3, 2016

Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

Community: City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs

Book: Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451

The Million Word Challenge / Reto de Un Millon de Palabras

The Big Read Program in LA has partnered with Families In Schools, an advocacy organization that involves parents and communities in their children’s education to ensure lifelong success. Reading is important for children to succeed in school and life! The Million Word Challenge encourages children, preschool – 12th grade, to read MILLIONS of words outside of school between February 16, 2016 - May 6, 2016. By reading together as a family, parents can help improve their children’s literacy skills and better their chances of graduating from high school. Register to become a participating family! Registration link: http://2016-million-word-family.eventbrite.com La lectura es importante para que los niños tengan éxito en la escuela y en la vida. El Reto de un Millón de Palabras alienta a los niños, desde el nivel preescolar hasta el 12 grado a que lean millones de palabras fuera de la escuela entre el 16 de febrero y el 6 de mayo de 2016. Al leer juntos como familia, los padres pueden ayudar a mejorar las habilidades de alfabetización de sus hijos e incrementar las posibilidades de que se gradúen de la escuela preparatoria. ¡Registrese para participar! Registracion: http://2016-million-word-family.eventbrite.com

Event Location: Families In Schools , various locations , Registration link: http://2016-million-word-family.eventbrite.com, Los Angeles, CA, 90012

Date: Tue, May 3, 2016

Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

Community: City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs

Book: Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451

Hoja la /The Big Read in Boyle Heights

Hoja L.A. is a community reading group at Libros Schmibros, a membership lending library. Stop by to pick up a copy of Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. Libros Schmibros Lending Library seeks to foster the literary and cultural life of Boyle Heights, a once majority-Jewish, now majority-Latino, neighborhood of Los Angeles. Founded in 2010, Libros Schmibros offers low- or no-cost literature and literary events to everybody east of the ocean. Working with local residents, artists, writers, readers, and public officials, Libros Schmibros is dedicated to both the exploration of literature and the study, questioning, celebration, and betterment of Southern California. Libros Schmibros advocates for the literary arts through public presentations, workshops, film series, museum exhibitions, reading groups, symposia, and conferences. For more information, please call 323.302.9408 or email: info@librosschmibros.org.

Event Location: Libros Schmibros Lending Library, 1711 Mariachi Plaza, Los Angeles, CA, 90033

Date: Tue, May 3, 2016

Time: 12:00pm – 7:00pm

Community: City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs

Book: Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451

Los Angeles Public Library Reading Groups and Related Activities

Library Reading Groups will take place at the following branches throughout Los Angeles: Arroyo Seco Baldwin Hills Brentwood Cahugena Central Library Durant El Sereno Granada Hills Malabar Memorial Mid-Valley North Hollywood Northridge Palisades Palms-Rancho Platt Playa Vista Silverlake Studio City Sunland-Tujunga Sylmar Valley Plaza Vernon Washington Irving Watts West Valley Westwood The Los Angeles Public Library hosts reading groups of Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 at various sites throughout Los Angeles, representing every region of the city. The library will distribute free related materials to supplement and enrich the reading experience, including Reader’s Guides and a copy of the book. Select branch sites will also host viewings of the feature film and other related activities. For more information, including dates and times of the reading group at a respective library branch site, please visit: lapl.org.

Event Location: Los Angeles Public Library, various sites, Los Angeles, CA

Date: Tue, May 3, 2016

Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

Community: City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs

Book: Fahrenheit 451

The Grapes of Wrath

"Grapes of Wrath" Book Discussion - Dwight Branch

Join facilitator Kate Rushin in an organic book discussion about the themes, characters and plot in Steinbeck's classic, "Grapes of Wrath."

Event Location: Dwight Branch, 7 New Park Avenue, Hartford, CT

Date: Tue, May 3, 2016

Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Community: Hartford Public Library

Book: The Grapes of Wrath

Fahrenheit 451

Sony Pictures CalArts CAP Media Arts Program

Students from all over Los Angeles participate in this media arts program. Students will read Fahrenheit 451 and create original short films, which will be screened at the culminating event. This 30-week, tuition-free media arts program, held after-school twice a week, is for middle school students aged 10 to 14. Students learn drawing and painting techniques and how to draw from a model, animate, put together an art portfolio, and create artwork on computers. The program culminates in a public exhibition and screening of the artwork produced by the students. This program is part of the Sony Pictures Media Arts Program, a partnership between the CalArts Community Arts Partnership, the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), and Sony Pictures Entertainment. Program sites: Banning’s Landing Community Cultural Center 100 E. Water Street Wilmington, CA 91303 Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock 2225 Colorado Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90041 Charles Mingus Youth Arts Center 10620 Graham Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90002 Pacoima City Hall 13520 Van Nuys Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 91331 William Reagh Los Angeles Photography Center 2332 W. Fourth Street Los Angeles, CA 90057 For more information, please call 661.222.2708.

Event Location: various locations, Los Angeles, CA

Date: Tue, May 3, 2016

Time: 3:30pm – 6:30pm

Community: City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs

Book: Fahrenheit 451

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Who Wouldn't Want to Paint a Fence? Explore Tom Sawyer's World

Do you think life has changed in the last 150 years? Compare what life was like for Tom Sawyer and his friends in the 1800s through activities and discussion.

Event Location: Annapolis Branch Library, 1410 West Street, Annapolis, MD, 21401

Date: Tue, May 3, 2016

Time: 5:00pm – 6:00pm

Community: Chesapeake Children's Museum

Book: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

The Grapes of Wrath

"Grapes of Wrath" Book Discussion - Blue Hills

Join us for a book discussion about the themes, characters and plot in Steinbeck's classic, "Grapes of Wrath."

Event Location: Blue Hills Branch, 655 Blue Hills Avenue, Hartford, CT

Date: Tue, May 3, 2016

Time: 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Community: Hartford Public Library

Book: The Grapes of Wrath

The Grapes of Wrath

"Grapes of Wrath" Book Discussion - Goodwin Branch

Join us for a book discussion about the themes, characters and plot in Steinbeck's classic, "Grapes of Wrath."

Event Location: Goodwin Branch, 460 New Britain Avenue, Hartford, CT

Date: Tue, May 3, 2016

Time: 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Community: Hartford Public Library

Book: The Grapes of Wrath

Sun, Stone, and Shadows

Painted Terra Cotta Pot Class

The Galesburg Civic Art Center and Public Library have partnered for The Big Read! Come to the Art Center and create your own Talavera style flower pot! Materials and instruction provided. Free for all ages. Please register at the Reference Desk.

Event Location: Galesburg Civic Art Center, 114 E. Main St., Galesburg, IL, 61401

Date: Tue, May 3, 2016

Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Community: Galesburg Public Library

Book: Sun, Stone, and Shadows

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