NEA Big Read

Vigo County Public Library


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One Library Square
Terre Haute, IN 47807

Tel: 812/232-1113
Fax: 812/232-3208
http://www.vigo.lib.in.us

Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston

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Their Eyes Were Watching God
Zora Neale Hurston

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Events

Big Read Book Slam

Were you inspired by "Their Eyes Were Watching God"? Bring your poetry, create a dance, do a reading, or share stories tied to this year's Big Read title.

Event Location: Lifelong Learning Center, Vigo County Public Library, One Library Square, Terre Haute, IN 47807

Date: Mon, Feb 13, 2017
Time: 7:30pm – 8:30pm

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NEA Big Party

The Big Party will be held in a local theater and will feature a production of "Spunk." After the production, a discussion will be facilitated by a university professor to encourage the audience to share their experience of the play and explore its relationship to the book.

Event Location: Indiana Theatre, 683 Ohio Street, Terre Haute, IN 47807

Date: Fri, Feb 17, 2017
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm

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TableScapes Tea

The TableScapes Tea will welcome participants to enjoy tea amidst the creative tables at the TableScapes event and enjoy a book discussion. The tea will include a dramatization of the novel from a local actress.

Event Location: Indiana Theatre , 683 Ohio Street , Terre Haute, IN 47807

Date: Thu, Mar 2, 2017
Time: 12:00pm – 4:00pm

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TableScapes

The VCPL will partner with Arts Illiana to sponsor The Big Read Reception of TableScapes taking place at the historic Indiana Theatre. The VCPL table will creatively promote the book to hundreds of people who attend and continue to market the program when the tablescape is placed in the VCPL lobby.

Event Location: Indiana Theatre, 683 Ohio Street, Terre Haute, IN 47807

Date: Fri, Mar 3, 2017
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm

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Afternoon Book Club

The discussion for the Afternoon Book Club will be focused on Their Eyes Were Watching God.

Event Location: Vigo County Public Library, One Library Square, Terre Haute, IN 47807

Date: Wed, Mar 8, 2017
Time: 1:30pm – 2:30pm

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Marshall Public Library Book Chat

Enjoy a book discuss focused on Their Eyes Were Watching God.

Event Location: Marshalll Public Library, 612 Archer Ave, Marshall, IL 62441

Date: Wed, Mar 15, 2017
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am

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Big Read Special Speaker - Betty Hart

Dr. Betty Hart, professor at the University of Southern Indiana, will discuss Zora Neale Hurston’s life while highlighting her Haitian experiences and Hurston’s deliberate challenges to "the status quo" of the women of her time. The program will include time for discussion.

Event Location: Vigo County Public Library, One Library Square, Terre Haute, IN 47807

Date: Fri, Mar 17, 2017
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

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Sinfonietta

The concert narration will include information on the book "Their Eyes Were Watching God" and the author. Most of the musical selections will relate to the book and the background of the author.

Event Location: Cecelian Auditorium, St Mary of the Woods Campus , St Mary of the Woods, IN 47876

Date: Sun, Mar 19, 2017
Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm

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Trees and Symbolism

The Vigo County Parks and Recreation Department will provide a program based on the symbolism of trees and relate the topic to specific examples in Their Eyes Were Watching God.

Event Location: Vigo County Public Library, One Library Square, Terre Haute, IN 47807

Date: Tue, Mar 21, 2017
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

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Keynote Event

The Keynote event will be presented by Katherine Utley, a retired teacher and professor. Ms. Utley will explore various interpretations and reader responses with the novel.

Event Location: Cunningham Memorial Library , 510 N. 6 1/2 Street, Terre Haute, IN 47807

Date: Thu, Mar 23, 2017
Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm

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Movie and Book Discussion

Enjoy the movie Their Eyes Were Watching God followed by discussion about the movie and the book.

Event Location: Clinton Public Library , 313 S. 4th Street, Clinton, IN 47842

Date: Tue, Mar 28, 2017
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

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Big Read Art Exhibition Reception

The Big Read Art Exhibition Reception is an event to celebrate works based on Their Eyes Were Watching God. Local artists will submit their art pieces at the beginning of March and the exhibition will be on display for a month. At the conclusion of the reception, awards are provided and a discussion is held about each artist's featured work.

Event Location: Vigo County Public Library, One Library Square, Terre Haute, IN 47807

Date: Wed, Mar 29, 2017
Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm

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Wabash Activity Center Book Discussion

Join a book discussion focused on Their Eyes Were Watching God at the Wabash Activity Center. A Vigo County Public Library librarian will lead the discussion.

Event Location: Wabash Activity Center , 300 S. 5th Street, Terre Haute, IN 47807

Date: Tue, Apr 4, 2017
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

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