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Events for: Friday, October 31, 2014

The Things They Carried

Culinary Aspects of Vietnam Display

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

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

Time: 7:30am – 7:00pm

Community: Missoula Public Library

Book: The Things They Carried

A Farewell to Arms

Hemingway Exhibition at the Paul Robeson Library

The Paul Robeson Library will feature a collection of Hemingway's works, memoirs, correspondence, biographies, and criticism.Included in the exhibit are film adaptations of his works.Participate in "One True Sentence" live at the libary or Share your One True Sentence with us on Twitter. #rutgerscamden #rutgerslibraries #paulrobesonlibrary #bigread #hemingway

Event Location: Rutgers-Camden Campus, Camden, NJ, 08102-1405

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Community: Rutgers, The State University of NJ

Book: A Farewell to Arms

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: Fri, Oct 31, 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 Paul Robeson Library on the Rutgers-Camden Campus 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: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Community: Rutgers, The State University of NJ

Book: A Farewell to Arms

To Kill a Mockingbird

Student Art Exhibit: Inspired by "To Kill a Mockingbird"

Students at Staten Island Academy will exhibit their original art, inspired by Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird". Led by Island artist and SIA art teacher Kristi Pfister, the student exhibition will be presented in the atrium of Haugen Hall, at the school's main entrance.

Event Location: Staten Island Academy, 715 Todt Hill Road, Staten Island, NY, 10304

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Community: Staten Island OutLOUD

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Little Tykes Trick or Treaters "Ha'nted House"

Little Tykes Trick-or-Treaters are invited to our age appropriate Tom Sawyer "ha'nted house" in the Large Meeting Room!

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

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

Time: 11:00am – 4:00pm

Community: Lewis & Clark Library

Book: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

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: Fri, Oct 31, 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: Fri, Oct 31, 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: Fri, Oct 31, 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: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

Community: Wichita Public Library

Book: The Maltese Falcon

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: Fri, Oct 31, 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: Fri, Oct 31, 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: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

Community: Lewis & Clark Library

Book: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

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: Fri, Oct 31, 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: Fri, Oct 31, 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: Fri, Oct 31, 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: Fri, Oct 31, 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: Fri, Oct 31, 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: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

Community: Salt Lake City Public Library

Book: When the Emperor Was Divine

Fahrenheit 451

View It! Read It! Compare It! Film and Contest

A week long event -- Students will discuss both the book and film, looking at similaries and differences between the two.

Event Location: Penn Hills High School Library, 309 Collins Drive, Pittsburgh, PA, 15235

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

Time: 12:00pm – 2:30pm

Community: Community College of Allegheny County

Book: Fahrenheit 451

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: Fri, Oct 31, 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

The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

Poe wrap-up

Visit the library on Halloween to wrap up the Edgar Allan Poe Big Read. Wear a costume, and receive a treat!

Event Location: Archibald Library, 7368 Archibald Ave., Biane Library, 12505 Cultural Center Dr., Rancho Cucamonga, CA, 91730/91739

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

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

Book: The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

The Call of the Wild

'The Call of the Wild' book cover art contest

This contest is open to all 6th - 12th grade art students. In conjunction with the GFWC art show in February, 2015, there will be a special category for 'The Call of the Wild' Book Cover. This is a chance to have your art students read the book and come up with a unique cover. EVERY STUDENT WHO ENTERS RECEIVES A FREE COPY OF THE BOOK. Please e-mail to let us know how many students will need a book. E-mail request to vikki.gremel@cune.edu. Covers can be created using any media. Covers will be displayed along with the GFWC art show at the Seward Civic Center in February, 2015. Covers will be highlighted on the Seward Big Read webpage at www.sewardbigread.org.

Event Location: 233 S. 5th Street, Seward, NE, 68434

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

Community: Friends of the Seward Memorial Library

Book: The Call of the Wild

The Maltese Falcon

After School Downtown Trick or Treat Event

Christian County Literacy Council will be at Farmer's Market location dispensing treat bags of "Maltesed" candies. "Peregrinny" the long-lost, elusive, migrating Maltese Falcon just might fly in for a visit-will he catch you READING?

Event Location: Farmers Market, Hopkinsville, KY, 42240

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Community: Pennyroyal Arts Council

Book: The Maltese Falcon

The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

Halloween in the Park

Halloween in the Park featuring Poe Stories, Hayrides, maze and other scary events for the whole family.

Event Location: P.O. Box 2154, Laurinburg, NC, 28353-2154

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

Time: 6:00pm – 10:00pm

Community: Storytelling Arts Center of the Southeast

Book: The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

Fahrenheit 451

Bradbury Movie Series

This movie series highlights films that are in some way related to Ray Bradbury's work. Tonight, screen and discuss the 1968 movie The Illustrated Man.

Event Location: Hyde Park Free Library, 2 Main Street, Hyde Park, NY, 12538

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Community: Poughkeepsie Public Library District

Book: Fahrenheit 451

The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

Catholic Memorial Haunted House

The CMH Haunted House will frighten and entertain! Come see what students have created with Poe as inspiration. Ticket event: $7.00, all proceeds benefit Fisher House, a” home away from home” for veterans seeking treatment at the Milwaukee V.A. Details: Mary McNulty 262-993-4434, marymcnulty53@gmail.com

Event Location: Catholic Memorial High School, 601 E. College Ave., Waukesha, WI, 53186

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Community: Waukesha Public Library

Book: The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

To Kill a Mockingbird

Neighborhood "Mockingbird" Halloween Reading

Staten Island OutLOUD & friends join the seasonal UUCSI community gathering, as we read excerpts from Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird"

Event Location: Unitarian Church of Staten Island, 312 Fillmore St, Staten Island, NY, 10301

Date: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Community: Staten Island OutLOUD

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

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