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Fresno County Public Library


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2420 Mariposa Street
Fresno, CA 93721

Tel: 559/600-6226
Fax: 559/600-7628
http://www.fresnolibrary.org

The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett

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The Maltese Falcon
Dashiell Hammett

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Events

Maltese Falcon Memorabilia

Maltese Falcon Movie Memorabilia. On loan from the collection of Sawl & Associates

Event Location: Woodward Park Library, 944 E Perrin Ave, Fresno, CA 93720

Date: Mon, Feb 9, 2015
Time: 9:00am – 9:00pm

Date: Fri, Mar 13, 2015 – Sat, Apr 18, 2015
Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

A Talk on the Darkside: The Mind of a Psychopath

A presentation on thee mind of a psychopath by California State University Fresno professor of Criminology, Dr. Hickey.

Event Location: Woodward Park Library, 944 E Perrin Ave, Fresno, CA 93720

Date: Mon, Feb 9, 2015
Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Junior Detective Preschool Story time

Event Location: Clovis Library, 4150 East Clinton Avenue, Clovis, CA 93703

Date: Wed, Feb 11, 2015
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Learn all about being a Detective

PI Thomas Haverty founder and lead of investigations of Fresno-based Strategic Investigative Services will speak on what is required to become a private investigator. Detective Haverty will also highlight various career opportunities that are available to licensed investigators.

Event Location: Woodward Park Library, 944 E Perrin Ave, Fresno, CA 93720

Date: Wed, Feb 11, 2015
Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Junior Detective Preschool Story time

Join us for a Big Read story time with a detective and mystery theme.

Event Location: Fowler Library, 306 S. 7th Street , Fowler, CA 93625

Date: Mon, Mar 9, 2015
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Junior Detective Preschool Story time

Join us for a Big Read story times with detective and mystery theme.

Event Location: Politi Library, Fresno, CA 93710

Date: Tue, Mar 10, 2015
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Junior Detective Preschool Story time

Join us for a Big Read story times with detective and mystery theme

Event Location: Woodward Park Library, 944 E Perrin Ave, Fresno, CA 93720

Date: Wed, Mar 11, 2015
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am

Date: Wed, Mar 11, 2015
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Cover Designs for The Maltese Falcon

Cover Art by Doug Hansen’s Illustration class, Fresno State University. Students designs of The Maltese Falcon book cover.

Event Location: Woodward Park Library, 944 E Perrin Ave, Fresno, CA 93720

Date: Fri, Mar 13, 2015 – Sat, Apr 18, 2015
Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Letterbox Game

Follow a list of clues leading to the location of a hidden letterbox at participating branches. Write your name in the log book in the letterbox to be entered in a drawing for a replica of The Maltese Falcon by our resident artist Kait Vickers. Each participant who finds the letter box and stamps their list of clues will receive a prize as well. Participating branches: Caruthers Cedar Clinton Central Clovis Gillis Sanger West Fresno

Event Location: Check your local branch library, Fresno, CA 93721

Date: Fri, Mar 13, 2015 – Sat, Apr 18, 2015

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Geocaching Game

Geocaching is an recreational activity, in which participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers. Log on to the library’s website at www.fresnolibrary.org to play a geocaching game in downtown Fresno. Smartphone required

Event Location: 2420 Mariposa Street, www.fresnolibrary.org, Fresno, CA 93721

Date: Fri, Mar 13, 2015 – Sat, Apr 18, 2015

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Kick off Event for The Big Read 2015

Kickoff event. Enjoy a sampling of the music and dance of the 30’s to set the stage for this year’s Big Read, The Maltese Falcon

Event Location: Woodward Park Library, 944 E Perrin Ave, Fresno, CA 93720

Date: Fri, Mar 13, 2015
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

The Fresno Connection

Freelance author and pulp magazine historian Warren Harris will be speaking on the Fresno connection to the case the Maltese Falcon was based on. Co-sponsored by the Sisters-in Crime. Reservations necessary; call 431-4360 by 3/12 Lunch may be purchased by any attendee at the event directly from restaurant staff

Event Location: Yosemite Falls Cafe, 4278 West Ashlan Ave, Fresno, CA 93722

Date: Sat, Mar 14, 2015
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Movie viewing of the film classic: The Maltese Falcon

Event Location: Sunnyside Library, 5566 East Kings Canyon Road, Fresno, CA 93727

Date: Sun, Mar 15, 2015
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

The Maltese Falcon Book Discussions:

Event Location: Fig Garden Library, 3071 West Bullard Avenue , Fresno, CA 93711

Date: Sun, Mar 15, 2015
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Book Discussion

Clovis Library mystery book club will be reading "The Thin Man" by Dashiell Hammett.

Event Location: 2420 Mariposa Street, Fresno, CA 93721

Date: Sun, Mar 15, 2015
Time: 2:30pm – 3:30pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Junior Detective Preschool Story time

Join us for a Big Read story times with detective and mystery theme

Event Location: Sunnyside Library, 5566 East Kings Canyon, Fresno, CA 93727

Date: Tue, Mar 17, 2015
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew Program-afterschool program

Join us for a Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew-inspired detective club program. We will work together to solve mysteries.

Event Location: Bear Mountain Library, 30733 East Kings Canyon Road, Squaw Valley, CA 93675

Date: Tue, Mar 17, 2015
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Jazz Greats from the Thirties

JazzFresno presents an evening of music from the Nineteen Thirties featuring the music from some of the great names in Jazz music.

Event Location: Fresno county Public Library, 944 E Perrin, Fresno, CA 93720

Date: Tue, Mar 17, 2015
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew Program-afterschool program

Join us for a Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew-inspired detective club program. We will work together to solve mysteries.

Event Location: Sanger Library, 1812 Seventh Street , Sanger, CA 93657

Date: Wed, Mar 18, 2015
Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Birds of Prey

Fresno wildlife Rescue will give a presentation on birds of prey featuring live birds.

Event Location: Fowler Library, 306 S. 7th Street , Fowler, CA 93625

Date: Thu, Mar 19, 2015
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

The Maltese Falcon Book Discussion

Event Location: Woodward Park Library, 944 East Perrin Avenue, Fresno, CA 93720

Date: Thu, Mar 19, 2015
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

An Afternoon with Dashiell Hammett's granddaughter, Julie Rivett

Join us for an afternoon with Hammett scholar and granddaughter Julie M. Rivett as she explores her grandfather’s life and works. Rivett has said, “The book is fun, fascinating and literate. I hope to help readers see it a little bit the way I do—as a book that can be read on many levels. It’s a romp, a romantic drama, a hardboiled crime adventure and a deeply insightful exploration of the human experience.” One of four grandchildren of Dashiell Hammett and a trustee for the Hammett literary estate, she has worked with Hammett biographer Richard Layman and edited four books by or about her grandfather. ‘Selected Letters of Dashiell Hammett 1921-1960’ and her mother’s memoir, ‘Dashiell Hammett: A Daughter Remembers,’ both nominated for Edgar Awards, were released in 2001.

Event Location: Fresno County Public Library, 944 E Perrin Ave, Fresno, CA 93720

Date: Sat, Mar 21, 2015
Time: 1:30pm – 3:00pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Birds of Prey

Fresno wildlife Rescue will give a presentation on birds of prey featuring live birds.

Event Location: Cedar-Clinton, 4150 East Clinton Avenue, Fresno, CA 93703

Date: Sat, Mar 21, 2015
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Date: Sat, Mar 21, 2015
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew Program-afterschool program

Join us for a Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew-inspired detective club program. We will work together to solve mysteries.

Event Location: Easton Library, 25 East Fantz Avenue, Easton, CA 93706

Date: Mon, Mar 23, 2015
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

A discussion of Film Noir

A discussion of film noir lead by Professor Paul Kaser featuring clips from some of the classics.

Event Location: Fig Garden Library, 3071 West Bullard Avenue , Fresno, CA 93711

Date: Mon, Mar 23, 2015
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Junior Detective Preschool Story time

Join us for a Big Read story times with detective and mystery theme

Event Location: Cedar- Clinton Library, 4150 East Clinton Avenue, Fresno, CA 93703

Date: Tue, Mar 24, 2015
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew Program-afterschool program

Join us for a Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew-inspired detective club program. We will work together to solve mysteries.

Event Location: Fowler Library, 306 S. 7th Street, Fowler, CA 93625

Date: Wed, Mar 25, 2015
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Movie viewing of the film classic: The Maltese Falcon

Event Location: Gillis Library, 629 West Dakota Avenue, Fresno, CA 93705

Date: Wed, Mar 25, 2015
Time: 5:30pm – 8:00pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew Program-afterschool program

Join us for a Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew-inspired detective club program. We will work together to solve mysteries.

Event Location: Auberry Library, 33049 Auberry Road, Auberry, CA 93602

Date: Thu, Mar 26, 2015
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

A Talk on the Darkside: The Mind of a Psychopath

A presentation by CSU Fresno Criminology professor Dr. Hickey

Event Location: Woodward park Library, 944 E Perrin Ave, Fresno, CA 93720

Date: Thu, Mar 26, 2015
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Raptors at the River Center

Join the River Parkway Trust and Nature Walk Guide George Folsom for an exploration of raptors along the San Joaquin River. From the River Center a 2-mile round trip walk to Owl Hollow. Along the way, we’ll look for kestrels, red tail hawks, coopers hawks, and bald eagles. Bring binoculars. We’ll also have pairs to lend out. To register visit www.riverparkway.org or call 559-248-8480 ext.101

Event Location: San Joaquin River Parkway, 11605 Old Friant Road, Fresno, CA 93730

Date: Sat, Mar 28, 2015
Time: 8:30am – 12:00pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Get A Clue: Murder in the Library

Murder in the Library; a whodunit extravaganza. Spend an engaging evening in the Fresno City College Library interacting with a colorful cast of characters. Featuring murder and mayhem, culminating in an arresting state of affairs. An evening of Music and dance of 30’s. Period dress and dancing shoes encouraged. Refreshments and no Host bar

Event Location: Fresno City College Library, 1101 E. University Ave, Fresno, CA 93741

Date: Sat, Mar 28, 2015
Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Birds of Prey

Fresno wildlife Rescue will give a presentation on birds of prey featuring live birds.

Event Location: Kerman Library, 15081 Kearney Plaza, Fresno, CA 93630

Date: Mon, Mar 30, 2015
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Date: Mon, Mar 30, 2015
Time: 4:00pm – 4:30pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew Program-afterschool program

Join us for a Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew-inspired detective club program. We will work together to solve mysteries.

Event Location: Politi Library, 5771 N First Street , Fresno, CA 93710

Date: Mon, Mar 30, 2015
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Junior Detective Preschool Story time

Join us for a Big Read story times with detective and mystery theme.

Event Location: Shaver Lake Library, 41344 Tollhouse Road , Fresno, CA 93664

Date: Tue, Mar 31, 2015
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew Program-afterschool program

Join us for a Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew-inspired detective club program. We will work together to solve mysteries.

Event Location: Reedley Library, 1027 E Street, Reedley, CA 93654

Date: Wed, Apr 1, 2015
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew Program-afterschool program

Join us for a Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew-inspired detective club program. We will work together to solve mysteries.

Event Location: Orange Cove Library, 815 Park Blvd, Orange Cove, CA 93646

Date: Wed, Apr 1, 2015
Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Junior Detective Preschool Story time

Event Location: Clovis Library, 1155 Fifth Street, Clovis, CA 93612

Date: Wed, Apr 1, 2015
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Everything you always wanted to know about being a Private Investagator

PI Thomas Haverty founder and lead of investigations of Fresno-based Strategic Investigative Services will speak on what is required to become a private investigator. Detective Haverty will also highlight various career opportunities that are available to licensed investigators

Event Location: Woodward Park Library, 944 E Perrin Ave, Fresno, CA 93720

Date: Wed, Apr 1, 2015
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew Program-afterschool program

Join us for a Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew-inspired detective club program. We will work together to solve mysteries.

Event Location: Sunnyside Library, 5566 East Kings Canyon Road, Fresno, CA 93727

Date: Thu, Apr 2, 2015
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

The Maltese Falcon Book Discussion

Event Location: Sanger Library, 1812 Seventh Street, Fresno, CA 93657

Date: Sat, Apr 4, 2015
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew Program-afterschool program

Join us for a Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew-inspired detective club program. We will work together to solve mysteries.

Event Location: Riverdale Library, 20975 Malsbary Avenue, Riverdale, CA 93656

Date: Mon, Apr 6, 2015
Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew Program-afterschool program

Join us for a Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew-inspired detective club program. We will work together to solve mysteries.

Event Location: Caruthers Library, 13382 South Henderson Road, Caruthers, CA 93609

Date: Mon, Apr 6, 2015
Time: 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew Program-afterschool program

Join us for a Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew-inspired detective club program. We will work together to solve mysteries.

Event Location: Gillis Library, 629 West Dakota Avenue, Fresno, CA 93705

Date: Tue, Apr 7, 2015
Time: 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Junior Detective Preschool Story time

Join us for a Big Read story times with detective and mystery theme.

Event Location: Bear Mountain library , 30733 East Kings Canyon Road , Squaw Valley, CA 93675

Date: Wed, Apr 8, 2015
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew Program-afterschool program

Join us for a Hardy Boys and Nancy Drew-inspired detective club program. We will work together to solve mysteries.

Event Location: Kingsburg Library, 1399 Draper Street, Fresno, CA 93631

Date: Thu, Apr 9, 2015
Time: 3:30pm – 3:30pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

The Maltese Falcon Book Discussions:

Event Location: Fowler Library, 306 S. 7th Street , Fowler, CA 93625

Date: Thu, Apr 9, 2015
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Movie viewing of the film classic: The Maltese Falcon

Event Location: Fowler Library, 306 S. 7th Street , Fresno, CA 93625

Date: Thu, Apr 9, 2015
Time: 5:00pm – 6:30pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

A Discussion of Film Noir

A discussion of film noir lead by Professor Paul Kaser featuring clips from some of the classics.

Event Location: Sunnyside Library, 5566 East Kings Canyon Road, Fresno, CA 93727

Date: Thu, Apr 9, 2015
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Open Preserve Day at McKenzie Mtn; find hidden treasure in your own backyard

Join us for our Open Preserve Day on the McKenzie. Bring your friends and family for a day of fun! Stroll along the Discovery Trail, picnic alongside the creek, or take an invigorating hike to the Table Top - the view will amaze you. Don't miss out, this opportunity won't happen again until next season! Parking fee $2. No reservations are needed.

Event Location: 2420 Mariposa Street, Fresno, CA 93721

Date: Sat, Apr 11, 2015
Time: 9:00am – 4:00pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Bus Trip to San Francisco: Following in the footsteps of Dashiell Hammett A walking tour

A walking tour following in the footsteps of Dashiell Hammett’s life and characters. Hammett Tour by Don Herron $45.00 per person, non-refundable after April 7. Call 600-6227 to reserve space beginning March 13. Must be able to walk/stand for 3 hour walking tour Sunday, April 12 Leave Fresno 8am Stop Casa de Fruita- 25mins Arrive Union Square at Noon Lunch 12-1pm on your own Tour 1pm-4pm Shopping 4-5pm Depart SF at 5pm Arrive Fresno approx. 8:30pm

Event Location: 2420 Mariposa Street, Fresno, CA 93721

Date: Sun, Apr 12, 2015
Time: 8:00am – 9:00pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Birds of prey

Fresno wildlife Rescue will give a presentation on birds of prey featuring live birds.

Event Location: Woodward park Library, 944 E Perrin Ave, Fresno, CA 93720

Date: Sun, Apr 12, 2015
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

The Maltese Falcon A Live Radio Play!

Join us as we bring to life Dashiell Hammett’s captivating classic The Maltese Falcon as a LIVE 1940s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble of actors that brings many characters to the stage, Sam Spade’s story jumps to life in front of your eyes! Tickets are free at any library branch.

Event Location: Fresno City College, Old Administration Building Auditorium,1101 East University Avenue, Fresno, CA 93741

Date: Fri, Apr 17, 2015 – Sat, Apr 18, 2015
Time: 8:00pm – 10:00pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

The Maltese Falcon Book Discussions

Event Location: Orange Cove Library, 815 Park Blvd , Orange Cove, CA 93646

Date: Sat, Apr 18, 2015
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am

Book: The Maltese Falcon

The Maltese Falcon A Live Radio Play!

Join us as we bring to life Dashiell Hammett’s captivating classic The Maltese Falcon as a LIVE 1940s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble of actors that brings many characters to the stage, Sam Spade’s story jumps to life in front of your eyes! Tickets are free at any library branch.

Event Location: Fresno City College, Old Administration Building Auditorium, 1104 E University Ave, Fresno, CA 93741

Date: Sat, Apr 18, 2015 – Sun, Apr 19, 2015
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Beyond Hard-Boiled: Politics, Sociology, and Myth in The Maltese

A discussion by professor David Borofka. While Hammett’s work spawned any number of imitators in the hard-boiled detective genre, we will take a look at how The Maltese Falcon reflected the social and political realities of its time while also making use of classic literary and mythic conventions.

Event Location: Fresno City College, Old Admistration Building rm 251, 1104 University Ave, Fresno, CA 93741

Date: Wed, Apr 22, 2015
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

The Maltese Falcon Book Discussion

Event Location: Kingsburg Library, 1399 Draper Street, Kingsburg, CA 93631

Date: Thu, Apr 23, 2015
Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

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