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Events for: Friday, February 27, 2015

Their Eyes Were Watching God

Cultural Expressions 2015

Local and regional African-American artists display their individual work bound in a common theme – a reflection of pride in the many dimensions of their African-American cultural experiences.

Event Location: Ritz Theatre Gallery, 1530 Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA, 31520

Date: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Community: Golden Isles Arts and Humanities Association

Book: Their Eyes Were Watching God

Their Eyes Were Watching God

Coastal Georgia Quilts On Display

Members of the Coastal Georgia Quilt Guild will display their quilts to bring attention to the Little Big Read book "Tar Beach" by Faith Ringgold.

Event Location: Brunswick-Glynn County Library, 208 Gloucester Street, Brunswick, GA, 31520

Date: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

Time: 9:30am – 5:00pm

Community: Golden Isles Arts and Humanities Association

Book: Their Eyes Were Watching God

Their Eyes Were Watching God

"Eyes, Bud & Tar": Student Big Read Showcase

Student artists exhibit work inspired by The Big, Middle and Little Read titles - "Their Eyes Were Watching God," "Bud, Not Buddy" and "Tar Beach."

Event Location: Brunswick-Glynn County Library, 208 Gloucester Street, Brunswick, GA, 31520

Date: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

Time: 9:30am – 5:00pm

Community: Golden Isles Arts and Humanities Association

Book: Their Eyes Were Watching God

True Grit

Young Guns & Gallant Geezers: Age & Heroism in True Grit (Topeka Magazine)

Hear presentations about the role of age in the narrative of True Grit and enjoy the folk music group “Jeff and Deb with Bill” as they present 5 period-authentic songs based on the heroes and villains of True Grit.

Event Location: Shepherd's Center, 3033 SW MacVicar, Topeka, KS, 66611

Date: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm

Community: Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library

Book: True Grit

The Namesake

It's Bin Fun: Sensory Play for Infants and Toddlers

Captivate your little scientist with open-ended, child-led play to engage the senses. Children will explore bins containing a variety of sensory materials. Inspired by Holi, the Indian festival of colors, the materials will be especially vibrant. Things will get messy, so dress appropriately. Ages 6-36 months. Requested registration begins February 9. Drop-ins welcome.

Event Location: Crozet Library, 2020 Library Avenue, Crozet, VA, 22932

Date: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

Time: 10:30am – 11:30am

Community: Jefferson Madison Regional Library

Book: The Namesake

Into the Beautiful North

Traditional Mexican Clothing Exhibit

Enjoy an exhibit of traditional clothing from the different regions of Mexico illustrated through Ballet Folklorico costumes on display in the San Leandro Main Library atrium. The clothing can be seen during regular library operating hours. Visit www.sanleandrolibrary.org for hours.

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

Date: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

Community: San Leandro Public Library

Book: Into the Beautiful North

To Kill a Mockingbird

Big Read Teen Art Display

Event Location: Pembroke Pines Library, Pembroke Pines, FL, 33028

Date: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

Community: Florida Center for the Book at Broward County Library

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

True Grit

What True Grit Might have Looked Like: Photographs by F.M.Steele

Event Location: 1515 SW 10th Ave, Topeka, KS, 66604-1374

Date: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

Community: Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library

Book: True Grit

Into the Beautiful North

Reading Groups at the Los Angeles Public Library

The Los Angeles Public Library will bring The Big Read program to its local branch locations, serving some 4 million residents. Participating library branches will host a book group to read and discuss this year's title, "Into The Beautiful North" by Luis Alberto Urrea. Libraries will also host a complementary program, such as a film screening, lecture, or other related activity. The library will provide a copy of the book to each library patron who signs up for The Big Read program in LA. The program is FREE. For information about specific library branches participating in The Big Read in LA, go to lapl.org, or call 213.202.5567.

Event Location: various sites, Los Angeles, CA, 90012

Date: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

Community: City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs

Book: Into the Beautiful North

To Kill a Mockingbird

Film Screening and Discussion - To Kill a Mockingbird

Event Location: Hollywood Branch, Hollywood, FL, 33020

Date: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

Time: 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Community: Florida Center for the Book at Broward County Library

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

True Grit

Big Read film series: True Grit (1969)

Garnering John Wayne his only Oscar for Best Actor, the role of U.S. Marshall Rooster Cogburn is a one-eyed, unwashed, fat old man who just maybe has a heart of gold. Mattie Ross convinces him to take on her father’s killer and bring him to justice. 1969 | 128 minutes | Rated G

Event Location: 1515 SW 10th Ave, Topeka, KS, 66604-1374

Date: Fri, Feb 27, 2015

Time: 6:30pm – 9:00pm

Community: Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library

Book: True Grit

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