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Events for: Monday, November 24, 2014

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: Mon, Nov 24, 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: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Community: Staten Island OutLOUD

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

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: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

Community: University of Wisconsin-Parkside Library

Book: Fahrenheit 451

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 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

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

Date: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

Community: Friends of the Seward Memorial Library

Book: The Call of the Wild

A Wizard of Earthsea

Fantasy Art Workshop: A Map of Earthsea

A lesson in cartography and creativity from randomness. It is one program within Pioneer’s The Big Read 2015 celebration of A Wizard of Earthsea, a fantasy novel by Ursula Le Guin. Join us and create your own unique piece of artwork illustrating a passage in the novel. All pieces created at the program will be eligible for the Big Read Fantasy Art Contest.

Event Location: Noble Public Library, 204 N. Fifth, Noble, OK, 73068

Date: Mon, Nov 24, 2014

Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Community: Pioneer Library System

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

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