National Endowment of the Arts - The Big Read

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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

Big Read Family Literacy Challenge

Big Read Family Literacy Challenge – Children and teens can take part in a tic-tac-toe game 3/23-4/24. The game will encourage families to read together, explore The Great Gatsby, learn about the 1920s, and become more familiar with library resources. All entries must be completed by 4/24. Game board will be available in the Children’s Room.

Event Location: Prendergast Library, 509 Cherry Street, Jamestown, NY 14701

Date: Mon, Mar 23, 2015
Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Early Learning Storytime and the Big Read

Stories will tie in themes from The Great Gatsby. Geared for ages 3-5 and their caregivers.

Event Location: Prendergast Library, 509 Cherry Street, Jamestown, NY 14701

Date: Tue, Mar 24, 2015
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am

Date: Tue, Mar 31, 2015
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am

Date: Tue, Apr 7, 2015
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am

Date: Tue, Apr 14, 2015
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am

Date: Mon, Apr 20, 2015
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am

Book: The Great Gatsby

First Years Storytime and The Big Read

Stories will tie in themes from The Great Gatsby. Geared for ages 0-2 & their caregivers.

Event Location: Prendergast Library, 509 Cherry Street, Jamestown, NY 14701

Date: Wed, Mar 25, 2015
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am

Date: Wed, Apr 1, 2015
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am

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

Date: Thu, Apr 16, 2015
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am

Date: Wed, Apr 22, 2015
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am

Book: The Great Gatsby

Lego Club and The Big Read

To celebrate The Big Read Lego Club will learn about fast car and create a fast car to enter into a Lego Race in April. Geared for children ages 5 – 13.

Event Location: Prendergast Library, 509 Cherry Street, Jamestown, NY 14701

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

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

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

Date: Thu, Apr 16, 2015
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Date: Thu, Apr 23, 2015
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby Kickoff at Prendergast Library

Prendergast library welcomes all to come in a join an evening of the Great Gatsby Era. We are excited to announce that Autumn Echo Swanson will be hosting a Poetry Slam at the Prendergast Library on Thursday March 26th from 6-7pm. This event will be a kickoff event for the Chautauqua – Cattaraugus Library System’s Big Read. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Event Location: 509 Cherry Street, Jamestown, NY 14701

Date: Thu, Mar 26, 2015
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

GATSBY

A mysterious millionaire seeks to reignite an old flame with the help of a naïve neighbor. But, can his millions turn back the hands of time? How far will he go to win her love, and who will be hurt along the way? Return to the roaring twenties and the mystery that is, GATSBY! There will be a brief discussion after the play with the Fredonia Theatre students. There is no charge for this event and is open to the public.

Event Location: Reg Lenna Center for the Arts, 116 East 3rd Street, Jamestown, NY 14701

Date: Fri, Mar 27, 2015
Time: 10:00am – 11:30am

Book: The Great Gatsby

The Big Read Teen Movie Night

Movies will relate to Great Gatsby, 1920s, etc. All Teens are welcome to this free event.

Event Location: Prendergast Library, 509 Cherry Street, Jamestown, NY 14701

Date: Fri, Mar 27, 2015
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Date: Fri, Apr 3, 2015
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Date: Fri, Apr 10, 2015
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Date: Fri, Apr 17, 2015
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Date: Fri, Apr 24, 2015
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

GATSBY

A mysterious millionaire seeks to reignite an old flame with the help of a naïve neighbor. But, can his millions turn back the hands of time? How far will he go to win her love, and who will be hurt along the way? Return to the roaring twenties and the mystery that is, GATSBY! There will be a brief discussion after the play with the Fredonia Theatre students. There is no charge for this event and is open to the public.

Event Location: Daniel A. Reed Library, 280 Central Ave, Fredonia, NY 14063

Date: Fri, Mar 27, 2015
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

The Big Read Saturday Family Activities

Crafts and activities for the whole family to enjoy. Activities will tie in The Great Gatsby themes, 1920s, jazz music, etc. Families are welcome.

Event Location: Prendergast Library, 509 Cherry Street, Jamestown, NY 14701

Date: Sat, Mar 28, 2015
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm

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

Date: Sat, Apr 11, 2015
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Date: Sat, Apr 18, 2015
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby with Leonardo DeCaprio

Myers Memorial Library will be showing The Great Gatsby with Leonardo DeCaprio on Tuesday, March 31 at 3:30 & 6:30. This event is free and open to the public.

Event Location: Myers Memorial Library, 23 Ivory Street, Frewsburg, NY 14738

Date: Tue, Mar 31, 2015
Time: 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Date: Tue, Mar 31, 2015
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Big Read Movie Night at Prendergast Library

Geared for adults. This movie will celebrate the roaring ‘20s’ and lifestyles similar to characters in The Great Gatsby. Visit the Information desk for title information. Adult. This is a free event.

Event Location: 509 Cherry Street, Jamestown, NY 14701

Date: Tue, Mar 31, 2015
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby: Teen Snack and Chat at Prendergast Library

"State University of New York at Fredonia Senior English Majors will facilitate discussions of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Life and the history and contexts of the novel". This is a free event is open for all teens. Snacks provided.

Event Location: 509 Cherry Street, Jamestown, NY 14701

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

Book: The Great Gatsby

Big Read Movie Night at Prendergast Library

This comedy movie, set in the 1920s, will feature some of ‘larger than life’ personalities and lifestyles similar to some of characters in The Great Gatsby. Visit the Information desk for title information. Adult. This is a free event.

Event Location: 509 Cherry Street, Jamestown, NY 14701

Date: Tue, Apr 7, 2015
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby Book Discussion at Myers Memorial Library

We will then be discussing the book at our regular book discussion time, Tuesday, April 7 at 6:30. Light refreshments will be served including a non-alcoholic Mint Julip. This event is free and open to the public

Event Location: 23 Ivory Street, Frewsburg, NY 14738

Date: Tue, Apr 7, 2015
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby at Ellicottville Memorial Library

"State University of New York at Fredonia Senior English Majors will facilitate discussions of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Life and the history and contexts of the novel". This event is free and open to the public.

Event Location: 6499 Maples Road, Ellicottville, NY 14731

Date: Wed, Apr 8, 2015
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Thrifty Crafters: The Great Gatsby art project

Adult crafters will create an upcycled art project relating to "The Great Gatsby" and the 1920s. Adult. This is a free event and open to the public.

Event Location: Prendergast Library, 509 Cherry Street, Jamestown, NY 14701

Date: Thu, Apr 9, 2015
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby from Three Perspectives: Literature, History and Music.

The Great Gatsby from Three Perspectives: Literature, History and Music. Please join American Music Historian Tom Bingham, American Cultural Historian Ellen Litwicki, and Cocktail Culturist Shannon McRae

Event Location: Daniel A. Reed Library, 280 Central Ave, Fredonia, NY 14063

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

Book: The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby Book Discussion, Memorial Library at Little Valley

Come and join us for a book discussion of "The Great Gatsby". This event is free and open to the public.

Event Location: Memorial Library of Little Valley, 110 Rock City Street, Little Valley, NY 14755

Date: Thu, Apr 9, 2015
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby at Randolph Library

"State University of New York at Fredonia Senior English Majors will facilitate discussions of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Life and the history and contexts of the novel". This event is free and open to the public.

Event Location: 26 Jamestown Street, Randolph, NY 14772

Date: Sat, Apr 11, 2015
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Baz Luhrmann’s film, "The Great Gatsby" (2013)

Join us Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 1pm for a viewing of Baz Luhrmann’s film, "The Great Gatsby" (2013). Popcorn and sparkling punch will be served, so come raise a glass to F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic American novel. PLEASE NOTE: This film is rated PG-13 and is not for suitable for young children. This event is free and open to the public.

Event Location: Darwin R. Barker Library, 7 Day Street, Fredonia, NY 14063

Date: Sat, Apr 11, 2015
Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby Book Discussion at Falconer Public Library

"State University of New York at Fredonia Senior English Majors will facilitate discussions of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Life and the history and contexts of the novel". This event is free and open to the public.

Event Location: 101 West Main Street, Falconer, NY 14733

Date: Mon, Apr 13, 2015
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am

Book: The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby Book Discussion at Ahira Hall Memorial Library

"State University of New York at Fredonia Senior English Majors will facilitate discussions of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Life and the history and contexts of the novel". This event is free and open to the public.

Event Location: 37 West Main Street, Brocton, NY 14716

Date: Mon, Apr 13, 2015
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Great Gatsby book discussion

JCC English instructor, Gilbert Higgins, will be moderating the book discussion. Refreshments will be served. This event is free and open to the public. Stop by the Reference Desk at the Hultquist Library to register in advance for this event. “The first 15 participants to register for this event will receive a free copy of the book.”

Event Location: Jamestown Community College Hultquist Library, 525 Falconer Street, Jamestown, NY 14702

Date: Wed, Apr 15, 2015
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby at Daniel A. Reed Library

"State University of New York at Fredonia Senior English Majors will facilitate discussions of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Life and the history and contexts of the novel". This event is free and open to the public.

Event Location: Fredonia, State University of New York, 280 Central Ave., Fredonia, NY 14063

Date: Wed, Apr 15, 2015
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby at Dunkirk Free Library

"State University of New York at Fredonia Senior English Majors will facilitate discussions of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Life and the history and contexts of the novel". This event is free and open to the public.

Event Location: 536 Central Avenue, Dunkirk, NY 14048

Date: Thu, Apr 16, 2015
Time: 5:00pm – 6:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby at Patterson Library

"State University of New York at Fredonia Senior English Majors will facilitate discussions of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Life and the history and contexts of the novel". This event is free and open to the public.

Event Location: 40 S. Portage Street, Westfield, NY 14787

Date: Thu, Apr 16, 2015
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Keynote Event: "I might have cocktailed"--The Great Gatsby and Jazz Age Drinking Culture"

At midnight on January 17th, 1920, The 18th Amendment to the Constitution, the Prohibition Act, went into effect. America's response tot he popular law it had just enacted was to throw the biggest party ever. This was the birth of American cocktail culture. This talk will discuss The Great Gatsby and other artistic works from the same era which capture that giddy mood. It will include information about jazz, speakeasy culture, and the artistic movement called modernism inspired by it. Shannon McRae is a Professor of English and coordinator of American Studies and Film Studies at SUNY Fredonia. She currently specializes in mythic and folkloric elements in American popular culture, has just completed a collaborative article on religious forms in American cocktail culture to be published this summer, and is currently collaborating on a full-length book on the same topic. She is passionate about vintage cocktails, and will make you one if you ask very nicely.

Event Location: The 1891 Fredonia Opera House, Fredonia Village Hall, Fredonia, NY 14063

Date: Thu, Apr 16, 2015
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby: Adult Snack and Chat at Prendergast Library

"State University of New York at Fredonia Senior English Majors will facilitate discussions of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Life and the history and contexts of the novel". This event is free and open to adults. Snacks will be provided.

Event Location: 509 Cherry Street, Jamestown, NY 14701

Date: Thu, Apr 16, 2015
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby Book Discussion at Ripley Free Library

"State University of New York at Fredonia Senior English Majors will facilitate discussions of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Life and the history and contexts of the novel". This event is free and open to the public.

Event Location: 67 Main Street, Ripley, NY 14775

Date: Sat, Apr 18, 2015
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby at Barker Library

"State University of New York at Fredonia Senior English Majors will facilitate discussions of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Life and the history and contexts of the novel". This event is free and open to the public.

Event Location: 7 Day St, Fredonia, NY 14063

Date: Sat, Apr 18, 2015
Time: 2:30pm – 4:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby at Literacy Volunteers

"State University of New York at Fredonia Senior English Majors will facilitate discussions of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Life and the history and contexts of the novel". This event is free and open to the public.

Event Location: 21 East Second Street, Dunkirk, NY 14048

Date: Sat, Apr 18, 2015
Time: 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby at Anderson Lee Library

"State University of New York at Fredonia Senior English Majors will facilitate discussions of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Life and the history and contexts of the novel". This event is free and open to the public.

Event Location: 43 Main Street, Silver Creek, NY 14136

Date: Mon, Apr 20, 2015
Time: 3:30pm – 5:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Big Read Movie Night at Prendergast Library

1972 movie version of a popular novel will be shown. Geared for adults. This event is free and open to the adult public.

Event Location: 509 Cherry Street, Jamestown, NY 14701

Date: Wed, Apr 22, 2015
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby book discussion at Hazeltine Library

“Come to the Hazeltine Public Library to discuss “The Great Gatsby” in a book club format. The library is located in Busti, NY.” This event is free and open to the public.

Event Location: Hazeltine Public Library, 891 Busti-Sugar Grove Road, Jamestown, NY 14701

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

Book: The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby Book Discussion at Lakewood Memorial Library

"State University of New York at Fredonia Senior English Majors will facilitate discussions of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Life and the history and contexts of the novel". This event is free and open to the public.

Event Location: 12 West Summit Street, Lakewood, NY 14750

Date: Thu, Apr 23, 2015
Time: 5:00pm – 6:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby at Alexander Findley Community Library

"State University of New York at Fredonia Senior English Majors will facilitate discussions of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Life and the history and contexts of the novel". This event is free and open to the public.

Event Location: 2883 North Road, Findley Lake, NY 14736

Date: Thu, Apr 23, 2015
Time: 5:00pm – 6:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby at Chautauqua's Smith Memorial Library

"State University of New York at Fredonia Senior English Majors will facilitate discussions of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Life and the history and contexts of the novel". This event is free and open to the public.

Event Location: 21 Miller Street, Chautauqua, NY 14722

Date: Mon, Apr 27, 2015
Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

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