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Events for: Friday, February 12, 2016

To Kill a Mockingbird

Book Discussion Online

The Volusia County Public Library's online book club, "Chapter Chat" will be discussing "To Kill a Mockingbird" and "Go Set a Watchman" February 1-29.

Event Location: Volusia County Public Library's Online Book Club, Chapter Chat, www.volusialibrary.org

Date: Fri, Feb 12, 2016

Time: 12:00am – 11:45pm

Community: Volusia County Public Library

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird

Book Discussion Online Teen

The Volusia County Public Library's online Teen Book Group will be discussing "To Kill a Mockingbird" February 1-29.

Event Location: Volusia County Public Library's Online Book Club, www.volusialibrary.org

Date: Fri, Feb 12, 2016

Time: 12:00am – 11:45pm

Community: Volusia County Public Library

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

The Maltese Falcon

Film Noir Poster Exhibit

Noir films may have been dark and shadowy, but their posters were quite the opposite. Visit the Library to view a display of film noir posters. Let the posters help you get into the mood for "The Maltese Falcon". The exhibit is on display during regular operating hours in the Library atrium.

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

Date: Fri, Feb 12, 2016

Community: San Leandro Public Library

Book: The Maltese Falcon

When the Emperor Was Divine

“When the Emperor was Divine”

An exhibit of art and artifacts from the Japanese culture on display at the Northwestern Connecticut Community College Library.

Event Location: NCCC Library, Park Place, Winsted, CT, 06098-1509

Date: Fri, Feb 12, 2016

Time: 8:00am – 8:00pm

Community: Beardsley & Memorial Library

Book: When the Emperor Was Divine

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

"The Adventures of YOUR NAME HERE" Exhibit

Students and community members create artwork inspired by their own adventures. The exhibit opens during the First Friday Big Read Kick Off with a reception from 5 pm to 8 pm. The Ritz Theatre Gallery is open Wednesday - Friday 9 am to 5 pm and Saturdays 10 am to 2 pm or by appointment.

Event Location: Golden Isles Arts and Humanities Association, 1530 Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA, 31520

Date: Fri, Feb 12, 2016

Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Community: Golden Isles Arts and Humanities Association

Book: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Inspired by Pigasso and Mootisse

Elementary school students create artwork inspired by the Little Big Read Book, "When Pigasso Met Mootisse." The exhibit will open during First Friday and The Big Read Kick Off and is available to be seen during the libraries' regular hours.

Event Location: Brunswick Library, 200 Gloucester Stree, Brunswick, GA, 31520

Date: Fri, Feb 12, 2016

Time: 9:30am – 5:00pm

Community: Golden Isles Arts and Humanities Association

Book: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

The Maltese Falcon

Treasured: A Community Collective on Value ART PROJECT

You are invited to write about your items of value, adding them to our large Maltese Falcon replica on display. Multi-color paper is available in the art gallery. This project will take place January through February. Grand unveiling is March 4.

Event Location: Matthews Opera House and Arts Center, 612 N Main St, Spearfish, SD, 57783-2445

Date: Fri, Feb 12, 2016

Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Community: Matthews Opera House and Arts Center

Book: The Maltese Falcon

The Maltese Falcon

Graphic Novel ART EXHIBITION

Enjoy this art exhibition featuring 3 local graphic novel artists. It takes place in the Art Gallery. The show will run during gallery hours until February 26, 2016.

Event Location: Matthews Opera House and Arts Center, 612 N Main St, Spearfish, SD, 57783-2445

Date: Fri, Feb 12, 2016

Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Community: Matthews Opera House and Arts Center

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Their Eyes Were Watching God

Guiding Lights - Gallery Exhibition

The public kick-off program features the opening of the exhibition Guiding Lights: Inspired by Folklore and Literature at The Gordon Parks Gallery. Artist and guest curator Seitu Jones will moderate a panel discussion.The exhibition features the artwork of five local emerging African-American artists who have created mixed media works inspired by African-American folklore and literature. Participants include: Jeremiah Bey-Ellison, Minneapolis, Loretta Day, Saint Paul, Christopheraaron Deanes, Minneapolis, Chrys Carroll, Minneapolis, and Jordan Hamilton, Minneapolis. Regarding the exhibition, curator Seitu Jones says,“The participating artists consistently approach their work as interventions in eliminating systemic racism, while maintaining their individual artistic visions. Their artwork is framed by tradition, vision and culture.” The kick-off event on Thursday, Jan. 28 is free and open to the public. The art exhibition reception opens at 5 p.m. The panel discussion runs from 6 to 6:45 p.m. The keynote address begins at 7 p.m. The exhibition is on display through Feb. 26. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday to Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday and Saturday. The gallery is located in the Library and Learning Center, 645 East Seventh Street, on the Saint Paul Campus.

Event Location: 700 East 7th Street, St. Paul, MN, 55106-5003

Date: Fri, Feb 12, 2016

Community: Metropolitan State University

Book: Their Eyes Were Watching God

The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

Children's Museum Tucson Presents Love of Literacy

The Children's Museum Tucson brings the love of literacy to families of Southern Arizona with a month long celebration of literacy! Throughout the month, Children's Museum Tucson will invite visitors to participate in child-appropriate Poe-themed stories and hands-on arts and literacy activities, inspiring an appreciation of all things Poe!

Event Location: Children's Museum Tucson, 200 S Sixth Avenue, Tucson, AZ, 85701

Date: Fri, Feb 12, 2016

Community: Literacy Connects

Book: The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

The Pima County Public Library Edgar Allan Poe Book Discussion Series

The Pima County Public Library will be featuring the works by and inspired by Edgar Allan Poe throughout their library system in a number of Group Book Discussion sessions. Mystery Book Clubs, Horror Book Clubs, Detective Book Clubs, Poetry Book Clubs and simply Poe Book Clubs will be reading and discussion the works of Poe throughout the Big Read Connects Tucson program from Fall 2015 - Spring of 2016. Come join the discussion!

Event Location: Various Library Branches Throughout Pima County, Tucson, AZ, 85705-3650

Date: Fri, Feb 12, 2016

Community: Literacy Connects

Book: The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

Their Eyes Were Watching God

Artist Cassandra Gillens Art Exhibit at St. Helena Branch Library

Exhibit viewable during St. Helena Branch Library's operating hours. cassandragillensart.com

Event Location: St. Helena Branch Library, 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr. Road, St. Helena, SC, 29920

Date: Fri, Feb 12, 2016

Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

Community: Beaufort County Library

Book: Their Eyes Were Watching God

The Bridge of San Luis Rey and Our Town

Golden Age Exhibit

The Golden Age Exhibit seeks to build a bridge to the theater that forms such a central role in "The Bridge of San Luis Rey." Come learn about Spanish playwrights, theaters, and the plays mentioned in Wilder's novel. The exhibit will also open a window to the creation of sound effects and lighting during early theater. If that were not enough, this year's exhibit will include the first physical display of the world's largest collection of Spanish Golden Age theater plot summaries, 1,700 summaries written by Richard Tyler of plays that he read over several decades of an illustrious career as a Spanish professor.

Event Location: Linscheid Library, 1100 East 14th Street, Ada, OK, 74820-6999

Date: Fri, Feb 12, 2016

Community: East Central University

Book: The Bridge of San Luis Rey and Our Town

To Kill a Mockingbird

"Hey, Atticus!" original play at New Smyrna Beach Regional Library

Local playwright Karen Poulsen pays tribute to “To Kill a Mockingbird” with her original play, “Hey, Atticus!” The play explains how Nelle Harper Lee crafted the novel in her New York City apartment in the late 1950s. She meets new friends and an editor who encourages her to write what would become a Pulitzer Prize winning modern classic of American literature. Local performers depict the lives of the author, her editor and friends. Lee, played by Terri Schmidt, is the plucky author struggling to write her novel with the encouragement and unwavering belief of her editor, Tay, portrayed by Carrie Van Tol. Friends Joy and Michael, portrayed by Valerie Orzel and Terence Van Auken, offer Nelle support and a generous opportunity. Assisting with this production are Stage Manager Heidi Ackerson and Stage Assistant Kay Matheny. Seating is limited and will begin 30 minutes before the show.

Event Location: New Smyrna Beach Regional Library, 1001 S. Dixie Freeway, New Smyrna Beach, FL, 32168

Date: Fri, Feb 12, 2016

Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Community: Volusia County Public Library

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Cruisin' Down The River

This month’s program ,“Cruising Down the River”, salutes our Big Read, Tom Sawyer and the works of Mark Twain. We invite you to take a trip down some of the world’s greatest rivers and streams. Enjoy the scenery, jog a few memories, and maybe do a little fishing.

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

Date: Fri, Feb 12, 2016

Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Community: Golden Isles Arts and Humanities Association

Book: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Their Eyes Were Watching God

Artist Talk: Rachel Simmons

Rachel Simmons's work is featured in "The Encounters" exhibition. Join us in the UCF Art Gallery for an artist's talk. Simmons holds an MFA from Louisiana State University. Since 2000 she has been actively involved in socially engaged art projects as an artist-educator at Rollins College. In 2009, she was given the Florida Campus Compact Service-Learning Faculty Award for the State of Florida. That same year, Rachel journeyed to Antarctica for the second time to make work about climate change and ecotourism. Most recently, Simmons traveled across the desert landscapes of Namibia to research ecotourism in southwestern Africa.

Event Location: University of Central Florida Art Gallery, 12421 Aquarius Agora Drive, Orlando, FL, 32816

Date: Fri, Feb 12, 2016

Time: 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Community: University of Central Florida

Book: Their Eyes Were Watching God

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Little Big Read Fun: The Prince and the Pauper and Pigasso vs. Mootisse

"The Prince and the Pauper" (1990) Based on the story by Mark Twain this animated version features Mickey Mouse as poor boy and a prince who exchange identities and lives while the villainous Captain of the Guard plots to take advantage of this. Rated G 25 minutes. Before the film, get ready to hear the Little Big Read story "When Pigasso Met Mootissee" in a special story time.

Event Location: St Simons Island Library, 550 Beachview Drive, St Simons Island, GA, 31522

Date: Fri, Feb 12, 2016

Time: 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Community: Golden Isles Arts and Humanities Association

Book: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

The Bridge of San Luis Rey and Our Town

Bridge Building

Take part in a bridge building contest that will also be taken to surrounding public schools. Participants will receive craft (popsicle) sticks and glue to construct bridges in an effort to involve people of all ages in the community Big Read list of events. You can enter your bridge into the competition as a group or as an individual . . . or you can just build a bridge for the fun of it.

Event Location: Ada Public Library, 124 S Rennie Ave, Ada, OK, 74820-6999

Date: Fri, Feb 12, 2016

Time: 3:30pm – 5:00pm

Community: East Central University

Book: The Bridge of San Luis Rey and Our Town

The Maltese Falcon

Tough Guys & Femme Fatales: There's a Book for That!

Do people who defy the odds inspire you? From gangsters to heroes, we've got some great books for you! Drop in during the times listed to browse a great selection of books chosen by librarians.

Event Location: North Regional Library, 7009 Harps Mill Rd., Raleigh, NC, 2765

Date: Fri, Feb 12, 2016

Time: 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Community: Wake County Public Libraries (WCPL)

Book: The Maltese Falcon

The Maltese Falcon

Birds of Prey

Meet birds of prey from the American Wildlife Refuge and learn secrets about their lives in the wild. This School Age Super Special program is for grades K-5 and their families.

Event Location: East Regional Library, 946 Steeple Square Court, Knightdale, NC, 27545

Date: Fri, Feb 12, 2016

Time: 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Community: Wake County Public Libraries (WCPL)

Book: The Maltese Falcon

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Book vs. Movie

Ann Mason leads a discussion comparing The Big Read novel and the film version(s).

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

Date: Fri, Feb 12, 2016

Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Community: Golden Isles Arts and Humanities Association

Book: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

The Maltese Falcon

Detective Cosplay Game Night

Cosplay dress-up event that includes detective and mystery themed games, fashion show, and awards for the best male and female detective costumes. Food. For ages 15 and up.

Event Location: Matthews Opera House and Arts Center, 612 N Main St, Spearfish, SD, 57783-2445

Date: Fri, Feb 12, 2016

Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Community: Matthews Opera House and Arts Center

Book: The Maltese Falcon

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Film Friday: Boys Will Be Boys series

Every Friday in February screens a fun film in the "Boys Will Be Boys" Film series. "Stand By Me" Based on a Stephen King short story, a writer recounts a boyhood journey to find the body of a missing boy. Starring Wil Wheaton and River Phoenix. 1986. Rated R. 89 minutes

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

Date: Fri, Feb 12, 2016

Time: 7:30pm – 9:00pm

Community: Golden Isles Arts and Humanities Association

Book: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

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