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Events for: Thursday, May 28, 2015

Into the Beautiful North

The Immigration Act of 1965: 50 Years Later

In conjunction with the 2015 Big Read Program in LA, the Chinese American Museum (CAM) will host a panel discussion and explore the issue of immigration and the 50th anniversary of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965. The bill signed by President Lyndon Johnson changed the method by which immigrants are admitted to America. For more information, visit camla.org.

Event Location: Chinese American Museum, 425 North Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles, CA, 90012

Date: Thu, May 28, 2015

Time: 6:30am – 8:30am

Community: City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs

Book: Into the Beautiful North

The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

Adult Online Book Discussion

Join Nancy Kishpaugh for an online book discussion over Poe's works. This discussion will be throughout the month of May.

Event Location: 220 East Maple, Independence, KS, 67301-3810

Date: Thu, May 28, 2015

Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

Community: Independence Public Library

Book: The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

Teen Online Book Discussion

Teens can join Kriztina for an online book discussion through out the month of May.

Event Location: 220 East Maple, Independence, KS, 67301-3810

Date: Thu, May 28, 2015

Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

Community: Independence Public Library

Book: The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Twain Treasures: Antiquarian Book Display

Coinciding with The Big Read, the library is displaying early editions of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, including an edition illustrated by Norman Rockwell while he was living in New Rochelle and another illustrated by Edward Kemble, also a prominent New Rochelle artist.

Event Location: New Rochelle Public Library, 1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle, NY, 10801-6346

Date: Thu, May 28, 2015

Community: New Rochelle Public Library

Book: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

True Grit

Book Discussion

Come to the June Lake Library for a discussion of the Charles Portis novel "True Grit".

Event Location: June Lake Library, 90 West Granite Ave, June Lake, CA, 93529

Date: Thu, May 28, 2015

Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Community: Mono County Libraries

Book: True Grit

The Things They Carried

The Things They Carried - Book Discusion

Join us for a discussion of Tim O'Brien's "The Things They Carried". The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

Event Location: El Sobrante Library, 4191 Appian Way, El Sobrante, CA, 94803

Date: Thu, May 28, 2015

Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Community: Contra Costa County Library

Book: The Things They Carried

True Grit

True Grit Film Screening

The June Lake Library will be showing the 1969 version of the film True Grit based on the novel of the same title by Charles Portis directly following a book discussion of the novel.

Event Location: 90 West Granite Ave, June Lake, CA, 93529

Date: Thu, May 28, 2015

Time: 7:00pm – 9:30pm

Community: Mono County Libraries

Book: True Grit

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