National Endowment of the Arts - The Big Read

Galesburg Public Library


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40 E Simmons Street
Galesburg, IL 61401

Tel: 309/343-6118
Fax: 309/343-4877
http://www.galesburglibrary.org

The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett

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The Maltese Falcon
Dashiell Hammett

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Events

The Big Write - Submissions Due

Submissions to Galesburg Public Library's annual creative writing contest, The Big Write, are due. Please visit www.galesburglibrary.org and go to The Big Write page to learn more information.

Event Location: 40 E Simmons Street, Galesburg, IL 61401

Date: Mon, Mar 2, 2015
Time: 11:00pm – 11:30pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Kick-Off Event

Join us for a fun night of mystery and free books to kick off The Big Read! The library will be turned into a real life game of Clue. Can you solve the mystery? If you would like to participate in solving the mystery, please sign up at the Reference Desk, but registration is not required. Those who solve the mystery correctly will be entered to win a prize. This event is the first opportunity to pick up a free copy of "The Maltese Falcon." There will also be cake and other fun activities. This event is free and open to all ages. Doors open at 5:45 PM.

Event Location: 40 E Simmons Street, Galesburg, IL 61401

Date: Fri, Mar 6, 2015
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Book Discussion: "The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher" at Galesburg Public Library

Join us for a discussion of The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher by Kate Summerscale and learn about the real life detective who was an inspiration for the character of Sam Spade. Copies of the book are available at the Check-Out Desk.

Event Location: 40 E Simmons Street, Galesburg, IL 61401

Date: Tue, Mar 10, 2015
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Date: Thu, Mar 12, 2015
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Free Documentary at Galesburg Public Library

Are you a fan of the TV show CSI? Come to the library for a free showing of the 60 minute NOVA documentary "Forensics on Trial," which explores the reliability of modern forensic science techniques.

Event Location: 40 E Simmons Street, Galesburg, IL 61401

Date: Tue, Mar 10, 2015
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Movie at the Orpheum Theatre

Come to Galesburg’s historic theatre to see the movie adaption of "The Maltese Falcon" (©Warner Home Video) starring Humphrey Bogart. Free admission. Doors open at 6:30 PM.

Event Location: 57 South Kellogg Street, Galesburg, IL 61401

Date: Fri, Mar 20, 2015
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Movie at Hamilton Public Library

Hamilton Public Library will have a screening of the classic movie adaption of "The Maltese Falcon" by Dashiell Hammett starring Humphrey Bogart (©Warner Home Video).

Event Location: 861 Broadway St., Hamilton, IL 62341

Date: Mon, Mar 23, 2015
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Trivia Night at Galesburg Public Library

Join us for a fun night of general trivia at the Library! Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams. The event is free and open to all, but donations will be accepted for the Friends of the Library. Sign up as a team or an individual at the Reference Desk or by calling 343-6118 or by emailing reference@galesburglibrary.org.

Event Location: 40 E Simmons Street, Galesburg, IL 61401

Date: Tue, Mar 24, 2015
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Book Discussion: "The Maltese Falcon" at Hamilton Public Library

Come to Hamilton Public Library for a discussion of "The Maltese Falcon" by Dashiell Hammett. Copies of the book can be picked up at Hamilton Public Library.

Event Location: 861 Broadway St., Hamilton, IL 62341

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

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Book Discussion: "The Girl is Murder" at Galesburg Public Library

Join Chapter Chompers, the Young Adult Book Club, for a discussion of "The Girl is Murder" by Kathryn Miller Haines. "The Girl is Murder" is our young adult companion book to "The Maltese Falcon" and is about a young private eye in 1942. For teens only.

Event Location: 40 E Simmons Street, Galesburg, IL 61401

Date: Thu, Mar 26, 2015
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Movie at Warren County Public Library

Come to Warren County Public Library for a screening of the classic 1941 adaption of Dashiell Hammett's "The Maltese Falcon" starring Humphrey Bogart (©Warner Home Video).

Event Location: 62 Public Square , Monmouth, IL 61462

Date: Fri, Mar 27, 2015
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Art Exhibit at the Galesburg Civic Art Center

Visit the Civic Art Center from March 28-April 18 and search their galleries and gift store to find three hidden Maltese Falcons. You will receive a chance to win a book basket for each falcon you find.

Event Location: Galesburg Civic Art Center, 114 East Main Street, Galesburg, IL 61401

Date: Sat, Mar 28, 2015 – Sat, Apr 18, 2015

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Family Mystery Activity Night

Join the Children’s Room for a fun night of mystery. Chet Gecko is on the trail for the coveted Malted Falcon ticket. Come help him solve the mystery by decoding 4 clues in the library to locate the ticket. Just like Chet, satisfy your sweet tooth with a chocolaty treat when you follow the clues. For children and families only. Activity based on the "The Malted Falcon" by Bruce Hale.

Event Location: 40 E Simmons Street, Galesburg, IL 61401

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

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Keynote Speaker: Emily Anderson

Come listen to Knox College English professor Emily Anderson discuss both the book and movie versions of "The Maltese Falcon."

Event Location: 40 E Simmons Street, Galesburg, IL 61401

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

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Collages at the Galesburg Civic Art Center

Get creative by making collages at the Galesburg Civic Art Center. Collages will be made using objects and symbols inspired by "The Maltese Falcon." Free and open to all ages. (This is a great activity for kids on Spring Break!)

Event Location: 114 E. Main Street., Galesburg, IL 61401

Date: Tue, Apr 7, 2015
Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Book Discussion: "The Maltese Falcon" at Galesburg Civic Art Center

Have any questions or thoughts about "The Maltese Falcon?" Join us for a discussion of this year’s Big Read title, "The Maltese Falcon" by Dashiell Hammett, at the Galesburg Civic Art Center. Don’t forget to check out the art exhibit while you're there! A free copy of the book can be picked up at the library.

Event Location: 114 East Main Street, Galesburg, IL 61401

Date: Thu, Apr 9, 2015
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Scrabble Competition

Put your spelling skills to the test in a community Scrabble competition sponsored by the Carl Sandburg College Literacy Coalition. There is a $5 to participate. To sign up call 309-344-1631 or email vista1@sandburg.edu.

Event Location: 40 E Simmons Street, Galesburg, IL 61401

Date: Sat, Apr 11, 2015
Time: 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Book Discussion: "The Maltese Falcon" at Galesburg Public Library

Have any questions or thoughts about The Maltese Falcon? Join us for a discussion of this year’s Big Read title, "The Maltese Falcon" by Dashiell Hammett, at the library. A free copy of the book can be picked up at the library. The discussion will be followed by a free movie.

Event Location: 40 E Simmons Street, Galesburg, IL 61401

Date: Tue, Apr 14, 2015
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Free Movie at Galesburg Public Library

Come to the library for a free showing of the mystery-comedy movie "Murder by Death" (© Sony Pictures, 94 minutes) featuring a parody of detective Sam Spade.

Event Location: 40 E Simmons Street, Galesburg, IL 61401

Date: Tue, Apr 14, 2015
Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Book Discussion: "The Maltese Falcon" Carl Sandburg College

Join students and staff at Carl Sandburg College for a discussion of "The Maltese Falcon." Retired Carl Sandburg College professor and avid Hammett fan, Norm Burdick, will lead the discussion. A free copy of the book can be picked up at the college or at the library. Starts at 12:20 PM.

Event Location: 2400 Tom L. Wilson Boulevard, Galesburg, IL 61401

Date: Wed, Apr 15, 2015
Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Book Discussion: "The Maltese Falcon" at Kewanee Public Library

Join Kewanee Public Library for a discussion of "The Maltese Falcon." A free copy of the book can be picked up at the library.

Event Location: 102 S. Tremont St. , Kewanee, IL 61443

Date: Mon, Apr 20, 2015
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Date: Mon, Apr 20, 2015
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Book Discussion: "The Maltese Falcon" at Warren County Public Library

Come to a discussion of "The Maltese Falcon" at Warren County Public Library. A free copy of the book can be picked up at the library.

Event Location: 62 Public Square, Monmouth, IL 61462

Date: Thu, Apr 23, 2015
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Book Discussion: "Something More Than Night" at Hardee's

Join the sci-fi/fantasy book club, the Tome Raiders, for a discussion of "Something More than Night" by Ian Tregillis at Hardee’s on Main Street. If you love both noir detective fiction and science fiction, this book is perfect for you!

Event Location: 913 E. Main St., Galesburg, IL 61401

Date: Fri, Apr 24, 2015
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

The Big Write Reception

A reception for winners, entrants, friends, family, and the community to celebrate The Big Write, the library’s annual creative writing contest. Refreshments will be served and the winners will have the opportunity to read their entries.

Event Location: 40 E Simmons Street, Galesburg, IL 61401

Date: Sat, Apr 25, 2015
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Book Discussion: "The Maltese Falcon" at Clover Public Library

Join Clover Public Library for a book discussion of "The Maltese Falcon."

Event Location: 440 N. Division St., Woodhull, IL 61490

Date: Mon, Apr 27, 2015
Time: 9:30am – 10:30am

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Book Discussion: "The Maltese Falcon" at En Season Cafe

Have any questions or thoughts about The Maltese Falcon? Join us for a discussion of this year’s Big Read title, "The Maltese Falcon" by Dashiell Hammett, at En Season Café. There is a flat $10 fee for lunch. Please pay and register at the Reference Desk.

Event Location: 2900 W. Main St., Galesburg, IL 61401

Date: Thu, Apr 30, 2015
Time: 11:30am – 12:30pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

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