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Events for: Friday, April 28, 2017

The Maltese Falcon

Sculptures on Tour…at the Pleasant Hill 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: Pleasant Hill Library, 1490 S. Frontage Rd., Hastings, MN, 54033

Date: Fri, Apr 28, 2017

Time: 10:00am – 5:30pm

Community: ArtReach St. Croix

Book: The Maltese Falcon

The Maltese Falcon

"Know My Story" Gallery Exhibition

When Minnesota was on the verge of becoming a state, Stillwater became home to the territory’s first prison. Today, 1,600 men are housed in the Stillwater Correctional Facility. “Know My Story,” an exhibition at ArtReach St. Croix, invites the community to see the work created by the inmates in the fine art and creative writing classes. As part of NEA Big Read in the St. Croix Valley, “Know My Story” will explore themes that are often uncomfortable not unlike the themes of cynicism, fatalism and moral ambiguity found in Dashiell Hammett’s “The Maltese Falcon,” this year’s book selection.

Event Location: ArtReach St. Croix, 224 N 4th St, Stillwater, MN, 55082-4807

Date: Fri, Apr 28, 2017

Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Community: ArtReach St. Croix

Book: The Maltese Falcon

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: Fri, Apr 28, 2017

Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Community: ArtReach St. Croix

Book: The Maltese Falcon

The Great Gatsby

1920's Fashion Exhibit

Fashion and other artifacts from the 1920’s will be on display all month long at the Gloucester County Historical Society Museum. For more information, call (856) 848-8531.

Event Location: Gloucester County Historical Society Museum, , Woodbury, NJ, 08096

Date: Fri, Apr 28, 2017

Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Community: Gloucester County Library System

Book: The Great Gatsby

In the Time of the Butterflies

Storytime with Butterflies

Spring has sprung! Celebrate the season and MPL’s Big Read selection “In the Time of the Butterflies” with a butterfly-themed story time and craft.

Event Location: Tippecanoe Branch, Milwaukee Public Library, 3912 S. Howell Ave., Milwaukee, WI, 53207

Date: Fri, Apr 28, 2017

Time: 10:30am – 11:30am

Community: Milwaukee Public Library

Book: In the Time of the Butterflies

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: Fri, Apr 28, 2017

Community: Peoria Public Library

Book: Silver Sparrow

The Poetry of Emily Dickinson

Carl Sandburg Festival

One of Galesburg Public Library’s partners for the NEA Big Read, the Carl Sandburg Festival annually celebrates Sandburg’s legacy and the art of writing. This year the festival will feature poet Christina Lovin, live music, a poetry slam, and more! Visit www.sandburg.edu\festival for a full schedule and more information.

Event Location: Galesburg, Various Locations, Galesburg, IL, 61401

Date: Fri, Apr 28, 2017

Community: Galesburg Public Library

Book: The Poetry of Emily Dickinson

The Poetry of Emily Dickinson

Book Discussion: "Lexicon"

Join Tome Raiders, the sci-fi/fantasy book club, for a discussion of "Lexicon" by Max Berry, a thriller in which "poets" are taught to use words to manipulate others. Food is pay-your-own-way. Copies of the book are available for checkout on the Hold Shelf about one month in advance.

Event Location: Hardee's , 913 E. Main St. , Galesburg, IL, 61401

Date: Fri, Apr 28, 2017

Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Community: Galesburg Public Library

Book: The Poetry of Emily Dickinson

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