National Endowment of the Arts - The Big Read

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Helena, MT 59601

Tel: 406/447-1690
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The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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The Great Gatsby
F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Events

Augusta Branch Library Kicks Off The Big Read

Kick off The Big Read with an Open House at the Augusta Library and get your copy of The Great Gatsby!

Event Location: 205 Main Street, Augusta, MT 59410

Date: Tue, Oct 1, 2013
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm

Date: Tue, Oct 1, 2013
Time: 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

The Big Read @ the Cinema: The Great Gatsby (2013)

Watch the 2013 version of The Great Gatsby @ Your Lewis & Clark Library. Free and open to the public.

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

Date: Tue, Oct 1, 2013
Time: 6:30pm – 9:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Exhibit: Capital High Art Students

On view at the Lewis & Clark Library throughout The Big Read is a portfolio of work by artists from Capital High School. The resulting pieces vary in style and medium and are all Gatsby inspired.

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

Date: Wed, Oct 2, 2013 – Thu, Oct 31, 2013
Time: 10:00am – 9:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

The Big Read Lecture Series: Keynote Speaker Kirk Curnutt, Fitzgerald scholar

F. Scott Fitzgerald scholar Kirk Curnutt speaks about The Great Gatsby and its iconic author. Kirk Curnutt is professor and chair of English at Troy University’s Montgomery Campus in Montgomery, Alabama, where he also serves as a director of the Alabama Book Festival. His thirteen books include two novels—Breathing Out the Ghost (2008) and Dixie Noir (2009)—and studies of Gertrude Stein, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, and the Beach Boys' Brian Wilson.

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

Date: Thu, Oct 3, 2013
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Lincoln Library Movie Night

Celebrate The Great Gatsby with a movie at the Lincoln Library! Call (406) 362-4300 for details.

Event Location: 102 9th Street, Lincoln, MT 59639

Date: Thu, Oct 3, 2013
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Gatsby Gala

Join us for the Gatsby Gala as Your Lewis & Clark Library kicks off a month long celebration of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby. Come dressed as your favorite Gatsby character and win prizes! Free and open to the public. Bring a non-perishable food item donation for Helena Food Share or a personal product donation for the YWCA's Placer Pantry.

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

Date: Fri, Oct 4, 2013
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

The Big Read Family Event: Geocaching downtown Helena

Explore Helena and test your knowledge of The Great Gatsby at the same time!

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

Date: Sat, Oct 5, 2013
Time: 11:00am – 2:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

The Big Read Book Discussion @ The Lewis & Clark Library

Discuss The Great Gatsby with friends and neighbors at this moderated discussion. Free and open to the public. In the Small Meeting Room.

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

Date: Mon, Oct 7, 2013
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Date: Mon, Oct 28, 2013
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am

Date: Wed, Oct 30, 2013
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

The Big Read @ the Cinema: A River Runs Through It

Watch the movie and discuss Montana in the 1920s vs. Gatsby's world.

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

Date: Tue, Oct 8, 2013
Time: 6:30pm – 9:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

The Big Read Lecture Series: Wicked Helena in the Rip-Roaring Twenties

Local historian Ellen Baumler talks about speakeasies, the gangland style murder at the Novelty Block in 1929, and other illicit things.

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

Date: Thu, Oct 10, 2013
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

The Big Read Family Event: Tie One On at your East Helena Branch Library

Learn Scarf Magic and bring along a friend!

Event Location: 16 E Main Street, East Helena, MT 59635

Date: Sat, Oct 12, 2013
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

The Big Read Book Discussion @ the HUB

Grab a cup of coffee, join your friends and neighbors to discuss this year's Big Read selection The Great Gatsby. Free and open to the public.

Event Location: 314 N Last Chance Gulch St, Helena, MT 59601

Date: Tue, Oct 15, 2013
Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

The Big Read @ the Cinema: The Last Tycoon

F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel is brought to life in this story of a movie producer slowly working himself to death.

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

Date: Tue, Oct 15, 2013
Time: 6:30pm – 9:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

The Big Read Book Discussion @ Sweet & Savory Cafe

Discuss The Great Gatsby with friends and neighbors at this moderated discussion. Free and open to the public.

Event Location: Placer Building Lobby, Helena, MT 59601

Date: Wed, Oct 16, 2013
Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

The Big Read Book Discussion @ Helena College

Discuss The Great Gatsby with friends and neighbors at the Helena College.

Event Location: 1115 Roberts, Helena, MT 59601

Date: Wed, Oct 16, 2013
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

The Art & Science of the Gatsby Cocktail

In Celebration of F.Scott Fitzgerald's masterpiece, The Great Gatsby, come to EXPLORATIONWORKS in your favorite Gatsby-era garb, grab a cocktail, and learn about prohibition, cocktails of the Gatsby era, and distilling in Montana, past and present from Karen Powell of Helena's TRIPLE DIVIDE SPIRITS. FREE to Public - Reservations REQUIRED - 21 and older Call ExWorks 457-1800 x 1 Sponsored by the Lewis & Clark Library Foundation, Triple Divide Spirits and ExplorationWorks.

Event Location: 995 Carousel Way, Helena, MT 59601

Date: Wed, Oct 16, 2013
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

The Big Read Lecture Series: Art Deco Architecture

Often misunderstood and characterized as merely a short lived superfluous stylistic expression Art Deco in fact formed the foundations of modern design; linking form to purpose, the expression of structural systems, the freedom of the open floor plan, and the potential of mass production. Professor Johnson will illustrate how so much of what we find in architecture today was first explored in the exuberant creations of Art Deco architects. Professor Ralph Johnson has taught modern architectural history, theory and design in the School of Architecture at Montana State University for over 25 years. He is a licensed architect and active member of the American Institute of Architects and the American Planning Association.

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

Date: Thu, Oct 17, 2013
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

The Big Read Book Discussion @ the Lincoln Library

Discuss this year's Big Read selection with your friends and neighbors at the Lincoln Library.

Event Location: 102 9th St, Lincoln, MT 59639

Date: Thu, Oct 17, 2013
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

The Big Read Book Discussion @ East Helena Library

Join your friends and neighbors to discuss this year's Big Read selection The Great Gatsby. Free and open to the public.

Event Location: 16 E Main St, East Helena, MT 59635

Date: Fri, Oct 18, 2013
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

The Big Read Family Event: 1920s Game Day featuring Monopoly

Play games from the 1920s including Monopoly. In the Student Center at Helena College.

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

Date: Sat, Oct 19, 2013
Time: 12:00pm – 3:30pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

The Big Read Book Discussion @ St Paul's Methodist Church

In the Fireside Room at Susanna Wesley Place. Join your friends and neighbors to discuss this year's Big Read selection The Great Gatsby. Free and open to the public.

Event Location: 512 Logan St, Helena, MT 59601

Date: Tue, Oct 22, 2013
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

The Big Read @ the Cinema: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences. Based on the story by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

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

Date: Tue, Oct 22, 2013
Time: 6:30pm – 9:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

The Big Read Family Event: Classical Guitarist Peter Fletcher

Enjoy a cultural night ala Daisy & Tom Buchanan. Award winning artist Peter Fletcher returns to Helena for a free concert of classical music from Bach, Frescobaldi, Mompou, Tarrega, Paganini and more.

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

Date: Wed, Oct 23, 2013
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

The Big Read Book Discussion @ the Augusta Branch Library

Discuss The Great Gatsby with friends and neighbors at this moderated discussion. Free and open to the public.

Event Location: 205 Main Street, Augusta, MT 59410

Date: Thu, Oct 24, 2013
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

East Helena Library Movie Night

Watch the 2013 The Great Gatsby movie! Free and open to the public.

Event Location: 16 E Main St, East Helena, MT 59635

Date: Thu, Oct 24, 2013
Time: 6:30pm – 9:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

The Big Read Lecture Series: Young Adult Author Janet Fox

Montana author Janet Fox writes fiction and non-fiction for middle grade and young adult readers. Her most recent book, Sirens, is set in the 1920s.

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

Date: Thu, Oct 24, 2013
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Lincoln Library Movie Night

Celebrate The Great Gatsby with a movie at the Lincoln Library! Call (406) 362-4300 for details.

Event Location: 102 9th Street, Lincoln, MT 59639

Date: Thu, Oct 24, 2013
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

The Big Read Family Event: Book Making Workshop

Make your own book with Art Deco flourishes! Please register at 447-1690 ext 5.

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

Date: Sat, Oct 26, 2013
Time: 11:00am – 3:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Augusta Library Movie Night

Celebrate The Big Read with a movie! Call (406) 562-3348 for more information.

Event Location: 205 Main Street, Augusta, MT 59410

Date: Tue, Oct 29, 2013
Time: 6:00pm – 8:30pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

The Big Read @ the Cinema: The Great Gatsby (1974)

Robert Redford and Mia Farrow star in this version of Fitzgerald's classic novel.

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

Date: Tue, Oct 29, 2013
Time: 6:30pm – 9:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

The Big Read Book Discussion @ the Original Governor's Mansion

Join your friends and neighbors in discussing this year's Big Read title, The Great Gatsby. Free and open to the public.

Event Location: 304 N Ewing, Helena, MT 59601

Date: Wed, Oct 30, 2013
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

The Big Read Lecture Series: Costumes and Fashions of the 1920s

Learn about 1920s fashion at the Montana Historical Society.

Event Location: Montana Historical Society, 225 N Roberts, Helena, MT 59601

Date: Thu, Oct 31, 2013
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

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