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Events for: Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The Things They Carried

Culinary Aspects of Vietnam Display

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

Date: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

Time: 7:30am – 7:00pm

Community: Missoula Public Library

Book: The Things They Carried

Fahrenheit 451

Read In

The library staff will host an all day "read in" of the book.

Event Location: Woodland Hills High School Library, 2550 Greensburg Pike, Pittsburgh, PA, 15221

Date: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

Time: 8:30am – 2:30pm

Community: Community College of Allegheny County

Book: Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451

Book Distribution

Come grab your FREE copy of "Fahrenheit 451" as we officially begin the Big Read 2014! Book Distribution Locations: UW-Parkside Library, Kenosha Public Library Branches, Racine Public Library, Gateway Technical College Campuses, Third Coast Bikes, D. P. Wigley

Event Location: Various Locations, Racine and Kenosha, WI

Date: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

Time: 9:00am – 9:00pm

Community: University of Wisconsin-Parkside Library

Book: Fahrenheit 451

The Grapes of Wrath

Dorothea Lange Photography Exhibit

From 1935 to 1939, Dorothea Lange's photography for the Resettlement Administration and the Farm Security Administration brought the plight of the poor and the forgotten to public attention, particularly the plight of sharecroppers, displaced farm families, and migrant workers. Distributed free to newspapers across the country, her poignant images became icons of the era. In partnership with Sacramento Theatre Company's stage production of The Grapes of Wrath, a story which focuses on a displaced farm family during the Dust Bowl era, the University Library will have their Dorothea Lange collection of photographs on display in the Gallery. The exhibit is free and open to the public from October 21 - 24, 2014, 10:00am - 5:00pm. Map & Parking Info: http://www.al.csus.edu/sota/ulg/parkingandmap.html

Event Location: California State University Sacramento, University Library Gallery, 2000 State University Drive, Sacramento, CA, 95819

Date: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Community: Sacramento Theatre Company

Book: The Grapes of Wrath

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: Wed, Oct 22, 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 Stedman Gallery Lobby 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: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Community: Rutgers, The State University of NJ

Book: A Farewell to Arms

The Great Gatsby

Book Discussion: The AM Book Group Reads "The Great Gatsby"

Mary Rindfleisch, the Library's Assistant Director, will lead this discussion. All are welcome. Check at the Circulation Desk for copies or purchase at a special Big Read discount at Books on the Common.

Event Location: Ridgefield Library, 472 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT, 06877

Date: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm

Community: The Ridgefield Playhouse for Movies and the Performing Arts, Inc.

Book: The Great Gatsby

The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

Tombstone Tales Cemetery Tour

Discover the symbolism behind the Cemetery’s most interesting tombstones and the tales of people they represent. Waukesha County Museum staff will guide the tour and perform readings from Poe’s works to create a unique atmosphere. Ticketed event: $10 per person, registration by October 15, Kristen Hoeker, education@wchsm.org, 262-521-2859, ext. 224

Event Location: Prairie Home Cemetery, 605 S. Prairie Ave., Waukesha, WI, 53186

Date: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

Time: 10:00am – 11:30am

Community: Waukesha Public Library

Book: The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

A Wizard of Earthsea

Big Read Toddler Time

Infants through toddler-age children and their parents are invited to join Miss Marti on the dragon carpet for a morning of fun with stories and songs for little ones!

Event Location: DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St., DeKalb, IL, 60115

Date: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

Time: 10:30am – 11:00am

Community: DeKalb Public Library

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

A Wizard of Earthsea

Sailboat Craft

Create your own magical sailboat for use in the bath, and be like Ged from "A Wizard of Earthsea"!

Event Location: DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak Street, DeKalb, IL, 60115

Date: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

Time: 11:00am – 11:30am

Community: DeKalb Public Library

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

The Things They Carried

50th Anniversary Retrospective of the Gulf of Tonkin Incident

This is a permanent display at the Museum.

Event Location: Rocky Mountain Museum of Military History, Buildings T310 and T316 Fort Missoula, Missoula, MT, 59803

Date: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

Time: 12:00pm – 5:00pm

Community: Missoula Public Library

Book: The Things They Carried

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: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

Community: Missoula Public Library

Book: The Things They Carried

The Things They Carried

5th Grade Art Tour

Missoula Art Museum will host an artist whose work echoes the themes of the Big Read. Each weekday between October 1 and December 23, all fifth grade students will take a field trip to the museum to visit the Galleries. After seeing the galleries, the students will come to MPL to take a tour. YS Staff will talk about the art found at the museum, using books related to the theme of the Big Read.

Event Location: 301 E Main St, Missoula Public Library Children's Dept, Missoula, MT, 59802-4735

Date: Wed, Oct 22, 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: Wed, Oct 22, 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: Wed, Oct 22, 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: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

Community: Wichita Public Library

Book: The Maltese Falcon

In the Time of the Butterflies

Virtual Book Discussion

The library will host adult book discussions on "In the Time of the Butterflies" at its main and branch libraries, as well as a virtual discussion on GoodReads.com. Anticipated participation: 30.

Event Location: 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07042-2629

Date: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

Community: Montclair Public Library

Book: In the Time of the Butterflies

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: Wed, Oct 22, 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: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

Community: The Ridgefield Playhouse for Movies and the Performing Arts, Inc.

Book: The Great Gatsby

Fahrenheit 451

"Utopia/Dystopia" Gallery Reception

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. Light refreshments provided. All ages. http://blogs.uwp.edu/libraryart/

Event Location: UW-Parkside Library, 900 Wood Road, Kenosha, WI, 53144-1133

Date: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Community: University of Wisconsin-Parkside Library

Book: Fahrenheit 451

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: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

Community: Lewis & Clark Library

Book: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Fahrenheit 451

Linnea Bakery's "Fahrenheit 451" Treats

Throughout the Big Read, Linnea Bakery will be creating "Fahrenheit 451"-themed treats: book cookies, flame-patterned shortbread, "hot" cupcakes, and more! All ages. www.linneabakery.com

Event Location: Linnea Bakery, 512 56th Street, Kenosha, WI, 53140

Date: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

Community: University of Wisconsin-Parkside Library

Book: Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451

Third Coast Bicycles "Big Read Big Ride" 451 km Challenge

Cyclists are invited to accept the Big Read 451 km biking challenge! During the period of Big Read programing (Sept 24 - October 25), anyone who rides a total of 451 km (226 miles) should report their name to Third Coast Bicycles in person or by email. All riders completing this challenge will be entered into a drawing for a great prize from Third Coast Bicycles! All ages. www.3rdcoastbikes.com

Event Location: Third Coast Bicycles, 401 6th Street, Racine, WI, 53403

Date: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

Community: University of Wisconsin-Parkside Library

Book: Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451

Art on Fire

Lemon Street Gallery artists will create an all-media exhibition of "Fahrenheit 451"-themed artworks. These works will be shown at three Kenosha Public Library branches: Uptown, Southwest, and Northside. All ages. www.lemonstreetgallery.org

Event Location: Kenosha Public Libraries, Uptown, Southwest, and Northside Branches, Kenosha, WI

Date: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

Community: University of Wisconsin-Parkside Library

Book: Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451

Kenosha Public Library: "In a World Without Libraries"

Stop by any time to participate in KPL's interactive display and answer the question, "What book could you not live without?" All ages. www.mykpl.info

Event Location: Kenosha Public Library Southwest Branch, 7979 38th Avenue, Kenosha, WI, 53142

Date: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

Community: University of Wisconsin-Parkside Library

Book: Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451

Kenosha Public Library: "In a World Without Libraries"

Stop by any time to participate in KPL's interactive display and answer the question, "What book could you not live without?" All ages. www.mykpl.info

Event Location: Kenosha Public Library Northside Branch, 1500 27th Avenue, Kenosha, WI, 53140

Date: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

Community: University of Wisconsin-Parkside Library

Book: Fahrenheit 451

The Maltese Falcon

Flat Falcon Photo Contest

Find your Flat Falcon in the Kentucky New Era beginning on September 24th and continuing each Wednesday through October! Take a selfie with the falcon as you travel around Hopkinsville or the world and email us your photo to be posted on our website and Facebook pages!

Event Location: ANYWHERE, Hopkinsville, KY, 42240

Date: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

Community: Pennyroyal Arts Council

Book: The Maltese Falcon

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: Wed, Oct 22, 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: Wed, Oct 22, 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: Wed, Oct 22, 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: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

Community: Kansas Humanities Council

Book: The Things They Carried

The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

The Love of Mystery & Storytelling: Poe & the Power of Hispanic Tales

Compare and contrast the art of storytelling of the mysterious, strange and unanticipated by Poe, Horacio Quiroga and Jorge Luis Borges. Bilingual. Includes film shorts. Details: edecosta@carrollu.edu or 262-524-7284

Event Location: Carroll University Main, Room 201, 100 N. East Avenue, Waukesha, WI, 53186

Date: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Community: Waukesha Public Library

Book: The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

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: Wed, Oct 22, 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: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

Community: Salt Lake City Public Library

Book: When the Emperor Was Divine

Fahrenheit 451

Concert - Censored Music of the Past

Stephen Pietrowski directs Beacon High School jazz musicians and guest artists in this concert of jazz music once considered inflammatory and too risque for public consumption.

Event Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main Street, Beacon, NY, 12508

Date: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

Time: 12:00pm – 1:30pm

Community: Poughkeepsie Public Library District

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: Wed, Oct 22, 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

The Love of Mystery & Storytelling: Poe & the Power of Hispanic Tales

Compare and contrast the art of storytelling of the mysterious, strange and unanticipated by Poe, Horacio Quiroga and Jorge Luis Borges. Bilingual. Includes film shorts. Class begins at 1:20 p.m. Details: edecosta@carrollu.edu or 262-524-7284

Event Location: Carroll University Main, Room 309, 100 N. East Avenue, Waukesha , WI, 53186

Date: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Community: Waukesha Public Library

Book: The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

To Kill a Mockingbird

"Mockingbird" at the SI Children's Museum

Staten Island OutLOUD presents The Big Read for young readers at the SI Children's Museum's Storytime. We'll read a beautiful book on Ruby Bridges, the brave little girl who helped desegregate a school in the Deep South. And if some older youth are in attendance, we'll also have an age-appropriate excerpt from "To Kill a Mockingbird"

Event Location: Staten Island Children's Museum, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY, 10301

Date: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Community: Staten Island OutLOUD

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

A Wizard of Earthsea

Big Read Bilingual Craft

A host of crafts related to wizardry! Make magical companions who will help you on your path to becoming a wizard. October 1: Dragon Craft; October 8: Toad Puppet Craft; October 15: Cat Mask; October 22: Hanging Bat

Event Location: DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak St., DeKalb, IL, 60115

Date: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Community: DeKalb Public Library

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

To Kill a Mockingbird

Family Movie - The Watsons Go to Birmingham

Families are invited to watch the movie "The Watsons Go to Birmingham" (2013), based on the novel by Christopher Paul Curtis.

Event Location: East Branch Library, 440 S. Nursery Road, Irving, TX, 75060

Date: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

Time: 4:30pm – 6:30pm

Community: Irving Public Library

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

The Maltese Falcon

Book Discussion: The Maltese Falcon

This is a regular meeting of the Alford Masters of Mystery monthly book discussion group.

Event Location: Wichita Public Library - Lionel Alford Regional Library, 3447 S Meridian, Wichita, KS, 67217

Date: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

Time: 5:00pm – 6:00pm

Community: Wichita Public Library

Book: The Maltese Falcon

A Farewell to Arms

Hemingway's Fish Lecture and Reception

Ernest Hemingway’s Fish Robert M. Peck, Senior Fellow The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at 5:30 pm Stedman Gallery, Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts Robert M. Peck, Senior Fellow, will speak about Hemingway’s assistance in collecting fish for an Academy research project in the 1930s. Peck is just back from his trip to Cuba to help commemorate the 60th anniversary of Hemingway’s receiving the Nobel Prize for literature, as well as the 90th anniversary of Hemingway’s collecting of fish for the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. Peck recently travelled to Cuba with two of Hemingway’s grandsons and a number of Hemingway scholars.

Event Location: Rutgers-Camden Center for the Arts, Camden, NJ, Camden, NJ, 08102-1405

Date: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Community: Rutgers, The State University of NJ

Book: A Farewell to Arms

In the Time of the Butterflies

Book Discussion - Booktowne

Book Discussion

Event Location: 171 Main Street, Manasquan, NJ, 08736

Date: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Community: Center for Holocaust, Human Rights & Genocide Education at Brookdale Community College

Book: In the Time of the Butterflies

In the Time of the Butterflies

Art Exhibit - Carlos Frias

Art Exhibit featuring Dominican Artist Carlos Frias, including new work created for "In the Time of the Butterflies". Runs through November 9, 2014. (Museum Fee)

Event Location: Monmouth Museum - 765 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, NJ, 07738-1543

Date: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Community: Center for Holocaust, Human Rights & Genocide Education at Brookdale Community College

Book: In the Time of the Butterflies

Fahrenheit 451

Big Read Extravaganza

The UW-Parkside Library's Big Read season will close with a bang! Join us in the library on October 22nd as we celebrate Fahrenheit 451 with food, crafts and art. Learn about book censorship throughout time and take a photo with your favorite banned book! Free event with free parking. All ages.

Event Location: UW-Parkside Library, 900 Wood Rd, Kenosha, WI, 53144-1133

Date: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Community: University of Wisconsin-Parkside Library

Book: Fahrenheit 451

The Maltese Falcon

Writer's Workshop: Crime Fiction with Gaylord Dold

Attention writers! Author Gaylord Dold will lead participants through a three-part workshop on crafting crime fiction. Open to those ages 16 and older with an interest in creative writing. Registration is required. Contact the Library at 261-8500 for more information.

Event Location: Wichita Public Library - Central Library, 223 South Main, Wichita, KS, 67202

Date: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Community: Wichita Public Library

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Fahrenheit 451

Book Discussion

Participate in an engaging discussion about the themes of the book and its relevance today.

Event Location: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Mt. Washington, 315 Grandview Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA, 15211

Date: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Community: Community College of Allegheny County

Book: Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451

Friends Book Club Discussion

Adults 18 and older are invited to this open discussion of Fahrenheit 451 led by the Friends of the Highland Public Library.

Event Location: Highland Public Library, 30 Church Street, Highland, NY, 12528

Date: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Community: Poughkeepsie Public Library District

Book: Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451

Big Read Book Discussion

Gain new insights into Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 at this open discussion. Light refreshments served.

Event Location: LaGrange Association Library, 488 Freedom Plains Road, Poughkeepsie, NY, 12603

Date: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Community: Poughkeepsie Public Library District

Book: Fahrenheit 451

The Grapes of Wrath

The Grapes of Wrath, Adapted for the Stage by Frank Galati

Frank Galati's 1988 stage adaptation of John Steinbeck's 1939 novel The Grapes of Wrath will play on Sacramento Theatre Company's Main Stage from October 1, 2014 through October 26, 2014. Tickets go on sale September 2, 2014 and can be purchased by calling 916-443-6722 or at tickets.sactheatre.org. School groups should contact Sacramento Theatre Company's Group Sales Manager at 916-446-7501. Subsidized tickets are available for those school groups who qualify, and special school performances can be added to the performance calendar. The Sacramento Public Library is STC's partner on The Big Read and this production; guests of The Grapes of Wrath who do not already have one will enjoy the opportunity to sign up for a library card while at the theatre.

Event Location: Sacramento Theatre Company Main Stage, 1419 H Street, Sacramento, CA, 95814-1901

Date: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

Time: 6:30pm – 9:00pm

Community: Sacramento Theatre Company

Book: The Grapes of Wrath

The Things They Carried

Book Discussion - Lolo Branch Library

Branch staff will facilitate a discussion of Cracker - our choice of a for the middle read.

Event Location: Lolo Elementary School , Highway 93, Lolol, MT, 59802-4735

Date: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Community: Missoula Public Library

Book: The Things They Carried

The Maltese Falcon

Book Discussion: Beyond the Falcon

Did you know that The Thin Man was penned by Dashiell Hammett? Participants will discuss The Maltese Falcon and other titles by Hammett to compare and contrast the styles of the books. Refreshments will be served.

Event Location: Wichita Public Library - Rockwell Branch, 5939 E 9th St N, Wichita, KS, 67208

Date: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Community: Wichita Public Library

Book: The Maltese Falcon

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Big Read Book Discussion @ Helena College

Discuss Mark Twain's works with Helena College faculty members and students. Free and open to the public.

Event Location: Helena College, 1115 Roberts, Helena, MT, 59601

Date: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Community: Lewis & Clark Library

Book: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

To Kill a Mockingbird

Based on Reality Book Club discusses The Mockingbird Next Door

The Based on Reality book club will discuss The Mockingbird Next Door, the new biography of Harper Lee by Marja Mills.

Event Location: Central Irving Library, 801 W. Irving Blvd., Irving, TX, 75060

Date: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Community: Irving Public Library

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

House of Usher in Silent Film

Compare Poe’s work with Jean Epstein’s 1928 silent film. Details: 262-524-3682

Event Location: Waukesha Public Library, 321 Wisconsin Avenue, Waukesha, WI, 53186

Date: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Community: Waukesha Public Library

Book: The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Mark Twain Impersonator Stephen Hollen

Stephen Hollen is a humorist, storyteller, performer, writer and poet… and a Mark Twain Impersonator. Stephen became a “Twainiac” some time ago when he began to read Twain’s books. The irony and wit Twain as a Humorist had as he appeared on stage shows forth easily in his speeches and lectures. It was simply serendipity that led Stephen Hollen to impersonate Mark Twain. The first time someone told him he looked like Twain, he simply smiled. After it happened dozens of times, someone finally said. “you know… you like to tell stories, you look like Mark Twain and you love his wit… why not be Twain?”

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

Date: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Community: Lewis & Clark Library

Book: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

A Wizard of Earthsea

Big Read Spanish Book Discussion - Un Mago de Terramar

En el mundo de Terramar, sabiendo el verdadero nombre de una cosa - o una persona - entrega poder sobre una persona. Joven Ged tiene el potencial de ser uno de los más grandes magos del mundo, pero cuando un error orgulloso desata una terrible sombra, Ged tiene que arriesgar su vida para restaurar el equilibrio.

Event Location: DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak Street, DeKalb, IL, 60115

Date: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Community: DeKalb Public Library

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Fahrenheit 451

Readers Rendezvous Book Club

This regular meeting of the Readers Rendezvous Book Club is open to readers interested in discussing Fahrenheit 451.

Event Location: Grinnell Public Library, 2642 Main Street, Wappingers Falls, NY, 12590

Date: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Community: Poughkeepsie Public Library District

Book: Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451

Friends Book Discussion

C. Ryan Kinlaw, of the Friends of Poughkeepsie Public Library District, leads the discussion, exploring some of the psychological themes in Bradbury's disturbing Fahrenheit 451.

Event Location: 93 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, NY, 12601

Date: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Community: Poughkeepsie Public Library District

Book: Fahrenheit 451

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