National Endowment of the Arts - The Big Read

Pioneer Library System


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300 Norman Center Court
Norman, OK 73072

Tel: 405/801-4520
Fax: 405/801-4523
http://www.pioneerlibrarysystem.org

A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin

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A Wizard of Earthsea
Ursula K. Le Guin

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Events

Fantasy Art Workshop: A Balance of Earthsea

To accompany Pioneer Library System's 2015 The Big Read programs, come learn about the art style of Notan with the Norman West Library! Students will learn the history and use of Notan and then create their own unique piece of artwork in the style. All pieces created at the program will be eligible for The Big Read Fantasy Art Contest.

Event Location: Norman Public Library West, 300 Norman Center Court, Norman, OK 73072

Date: Sat, Oct 4, 2014
Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Fantasy Art Workshop: A Fog of Earthsea

This fantasy art workshop is a lesson in visibility and the illusion of depth with a controlled collage. It is one program within Pioneer’s The Big Read 2015 celebration of A Wizard of Earthsea, a fantasy novel by Ursula Le Guin. Join us and create your own unique piece of artwork illustrating a passage in the novel. All pieces created at the program will be eligible for The Big Read Fantasy Art Contest. http://www.pioneer.lib.ok.us/art-contest

Event Location: McLoud Public Library, 133 N. Main, McLoud, OK 74851

Date: Thu, Oct 16, 2014
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Fantasy Art Workshop: A Map of Earthsea

A lesson in cartography and creativity from randomness. It is one program within Pioneer’s The Big Read 2015 celebration of A Wizard of Earthsea, a fantasy novel by Ursula Le Guin. Join us and create your own unique piece of artwork illustrating a passage in the novel. All pieces created at the program will be eligible for The Big Read Fantasy Art Contest. http://www.pioneer.lib.ok.us/art-contest

Event Location: Norman Public Library West, 300 Norman Center Court, Norman, OK 73072

Date: Sat, Nov 1, 2014
Time: 5:30pm – 5:30pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Fantasy Art Workshop: A Balance of Earthsea

To accompany Pioneer Library System's 2015 Big Read programs, come learn about the art style of Notan. Students will learn the history and use of Notan and then create their own unique piece of artwork in the style. All pieces created at the program will be eligible for the Big Read Fantasy Art Contest.

Event Location: Noble Public Library, 204 North Fifth, Noble, OK 73068

Date: Mon, Nov 3, 2014
Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Fantasy Art Workshop: A Map of Earthsea

A lesson in cartography and creativity from randomness. It is one program within Pioneer’s The Big Read 2015 celebration of A Wizard of Earthsea, a fantasy novel by Ursula Le Guin. Join us and create your own unique piece of artwork illustrating a passage in the novel. All pieces created at the program will be eligible for the Big Read Fantasy Art Contest. http://www.pioneer.lib.ok.us/art-contest

Event Location: Newcastle Public Library, 705 NW 10th, Newcastle, OK 73065

Date: Mon, Nov 3, 2014
Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Fantasy Art Workshop: A Light of Earthsea

A lesson in etching and creating light from dark. It is one program within Pioneer’s The Big Read 2015 celebration of A Wizard of Earthsea, a fantasy novel by Ursula Le Guin. Join us and create your own unique piece of artwork illustrating a passage in the novel. All pieces created at the program will be eligible for the Big Read Fantasy Art Contest. http://www.pioneer.lib.ok.us/art-contest

Event Location: McLoud Public Library, 133 N. Main Street, McLoud, OK 74851

Date: Wed, Nov 5, 2014
Time: 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Fantasy Art Workshop: A Fog of Earthsea

This program corresponds with the 2015 The Big Read "A Wizard Of Earthsea" The presenter will demonstrate an art lesson in visibility and the illusion of depth with controlled collage. materials provided.

Event Location: Purcell Public Library, 919 N, Ninth, Purcell, OK 73080

Date: Thu, Nov 6, 2014
Time: 4:00pm – 5:30pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Fantasy Art Workshop: A Balance of Earthsea

To accompany Pioneer Library System's 2015 The Big Read programs, come learn about the art style of Notan. Students will learn the history and use of Notan and then create their own unique piece of artwork in the style. All pieces created at the program will be eligible for The Big Read Fantasy Art Contest.

Event Location: Tecumseh Public Library , 114 North Broadway, Tecumseh, OK 74873

Date: Wed, Nov 12, 2014
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Fantasy Art Workshop: A Light of Earthsea

This program corresponds with the 2015 The Big Read "A Wizard Of Earthsea" The presenter will demonstrate an art lesson in etching and creating light from dark. Materials provided

Event Location: Purcell Public Library, Purcell, OK 73080

Date: Thu, Nov 13, 2014
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Fantasy Art Workshop: A Balance of Earthsea

Wizard of Earthsea Art Workshop: The Balance of Earthsea - Learn about Notan, the Japanese design concept that creates harmony with the juxtaposition of light and dark. Supplies provided.

Event Location: Norman Public Library Central, 225 N. Webster, Norman, OK 73072

Date: Fri, Nov 14, 2014
Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Fantasy Art Workshop: A Light of Earthsea

A lesson in etching and creating light from dark. It is one program within Pioneer’s The Big Read 2015 celebration of "A Wizard of Earthsea," a fantasy novel by Ursula Le Guin. Join us and create your own unique piece of artwork illustrating a passage in the novel. All pieces created at the program will be eligible for The Big Read Fantasy Art Contest. http://www.pioneer.lib.ok.us/art-contest

Event Location: Norman Public Library Central, 255 N. Webster, Norman, OK 73069

Date: Sun, Nov 16, 2014
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Fantasy Art Workshop: A Light of Earthsea

A lesson in etching and creating light from dark. It is one program within Pioneer’s The Big Read 2015 celebration of A Wizard of Earthsea, a fantasy novel by Ursula Le Guin. Join us and create your own unique piece of artwork illustrating a passage in the novel. All pieces created at the program will be eligible for the Big Read Fantasy Art Contest. http://www.pioneer.lib.ok.us/art-contest

Event Location: Noble Public Library, 204 N. Fifth, Noble, OK 73068

Date: Mon, Nov 17, 2014
Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Fantasy Art Workshop: A Fog of Earthsea

This fantasy art workshop is a lesson in visibility and the illusion of depth with a controlled collage. It is one program within Pioneer’s The Big Read 2015 celebration of "A Wizard of Earthsea," a fantasy novel by Ursula Le Guin. Join us and create your own unique piece of artwork illustrating a passage in the novel. All pieces created at the program will be eligible for The Big Read Fantasy Art Contest. http://www.pioneer.lib.ok.us/art-contest

Event Location: Newcastle Public Library, 705 NW 10th, Newcastle, OK 73065

Date: Mon, Nov 17, 2014
Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Fantasy Art Workshop: A Light of Earthsea

Teens will participate in an art experience exploring etching, exposing light from dark. The project will involve covering a CD with dark paint and crosshatching a drawing to expose the shiny disc.

Event Location: Moore Public Library, 225 S. Howard, Moore, OK 73160

Date: Mon, Nov 17, 2014
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Fantasy Art Workshop: A Map of Earthsea

A lesson in cartography and creativity from randomness. It is one program within Pioneer’s The Big Read 2015 celebration of "A Wizard of Earthsea," a fantasy novel by Ursula Le Guin. Join us and create your own unique piece of artwork illustrating a passage in the novel. All pieces created at the program will be eligible for The Big Read Fantasy Art Contest. http://www.pioneer.lib.ok.us/art-contest

Event Location: Noble Public Library, 204 N. Fifth, Noble, OK 73068

Date: Mon, Nov 24, 2014
Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Fantasy Art Workshop: A Map of Earthsea

This program corresponds with the 2015 Big Read "A Wizard Of Earthsea" The presenter will demonstrate an art lesson in cartography and creativity from randomness. Materials provided.

Event Location: Purcell Public Library, 919 N. Ninth Street, Purcell, OK 73080

Date: Thu, Dec 4, 2014
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Fantasy Art workshop: A Balance of Earthse

To accompany Pioneer Library System's 2015 Big Read programs, come learn about the art style of Notan. Students will learn the history and use of Notan and then create their own unique piece of artwork in the style. All pieces created at the program will be provided.

Event Location: Blanchard Public Library, 205 NE 10th, Blanchard, OK 73010

Date: Thu, Dec 4, 2014
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Fantash Art Workshop: A Balance of Earthsea

To accompany Pioneer Library System's 2015 Big Read programs, come learn about the art style of Notan. Students will learn the history and use of Notan and then create their own unique piece of artwork in the style. All pieces created at the program will be eligible for the Big Read Fantasy Art Contest.

Event Location: McLoud Public Library, 133 N. Main Street, McLoud, OK 74851

Date: Wed, Dec 10, 2014
Time: 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Fantasy Art Workshop: A Fog of Earthsea

This program will feature an art project based on the Big Read title, "The Wizard of Earthsea." Participants will produce a fantasy work of art using a lesson in visibility and the illusion of depth.

Event Location: Tecumseh Public Library, 114 N. Broadway, Tecumseh, OK 74873

Date: Wed, Dec 10, 2014
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Fantasy Art Workshop: A Fog of Earthsea

This program will feature an art project based on the Big Read title, "The Wizard of Earthsea." Participants will produce a fantasy work of art using a lesson in visibility and the illusion of depth

Event Location: Blanchard Public Library, 205 N.E. 10th Street, Blanchard, OK 73010

Date: Thu, Dec 11, 2014
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Fantasy Art Workshop: A Balance of Earthsea

This program corresponds with the 2015 The Big Read, "A Wizard Of Earthsea" The presenter will demonstrate an art lesson in Notan and the balance of light and dark. Materials provided.

Event Location: Purcell Public Library, 919 N. Ninth Street, Purcell, OK 73080

Date: Thu, Dec 11, 2014
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Fantasy Art Workshop: A Light of Earthsea

A lesson in etching and creating light from dark. It is one program within Pioneer’s The Big Read 2015 celebration of "A Wizard of Earthsea," a fantasy novel by Ursula Le Guin. Join us and create your own unique piece of artwork illustrating a passage in the novel. All pieces created at the program will be eligible for The Big Read Fantasy Art Contest. http://www.pioneer.lib.ok.us/art-contest

Event Location: Norman Public Library West, 300 Norman Center Court, Norman, OK 73072

Date: Sat, Dec 27, 2014
Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Rock the Talk Book Club

Rock The Talk teen book club will have its monthly meeting to discuss the Big Read book, A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula Le Guin. Enjoy a lively discussion about the book along with a snack.

Event Location: Shawnee Public Library, 101 N. Philadelphia, Shawnee, OK 74801

Date: Tue, Jan 20, 2015
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Fantasy Art Workshop: A Fog of Earthsea

This fantasy art workshop is a lesson in visibility and the illusion of depth with a controlled collage. It is one program within Pioneer's The Big Read 2015 celebration of A Wizard of Earthsea, a fantasy novel by Ursula Le Guin. Join us and create your own unique piece of artwork illustrating a passage in the novel.

Event Location: Southmoore High School, Moore, OK 73060

Date: Tue, Feb 17, 2015
Time: 8:00am – 9:00am

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Big Read Book Discussion

Join us to discuss this years The Big Read Book, "A Wizard of Earthsea," by Ursula LeGuin. Books will be available at the Information Desk.

Event Location: Shawnee Public Library, 101 N. Philadelphia, Shawnee, OK 74801

Date: Thu, Mar 5, 2015
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Fantasy Art Workshop: A Fog of Earthsea

The Blanchard Middle School Gifted and Talented Book Clubs will have their end-of-the-year for book club celebration at the library. They will do a The Big Read art project that corresponds.

Event Location: Blanchard Public Library, 205 N.E. 10th Street, Blanchard, OK 73010

Date: Thu, Mar 12, 2015
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

The Big Read Teen Book Club

In celebrating The big Read our teen book this month is "A Wizard of Earthsea" by Ursula K. Le Guin. This is a tale about Ged and his testing. How he mastered the mighty words of power, tamed an ancient dragon, and crossed death's threshold to restore the balance. Join us for a lively conversation, snacks, and a craft.

Event Location: Newcastle Public Library, 705 NW 10th, Newcastle, OK 73065

Date: Thu, Mar 12, 2015
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Fantasy Art Workshop: A Fog of Eathsea

This fantasy art workshop is a lesson in visibility and the illusion of depth with a controlled collage. It is one program within Pioneer's The Big Read 2015 celebration of A Wizard of Earthsea, a fantasy novel by Ursula Le Guin. Join us and create your own unique piece of artwork illustrating a passage in the novel.

Event Location: Shawnee Public Library, 101 N. Philadelphia, Shawnee, OK 74801

Date: Fri, Mar 20, 2015
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

The Big Read Kickoff With Michael Chabon

Keynote speaker Michael Chabon, Pulitzer Prize-winning Novelist, will kickoff The Big Read: "A Wizard of Earthsea" by speaking about the value and benefits of fantasy fiction in our society. Chabon has spoken world-wide and to such groups as the creative teams at Pixar Animation Studios about fantasy and childhood. There will be a Q&A period followed by a book signing.

Event Location: Oklahoma Baptist University, 500 W University St, Shawnee, OK 74804

Date: Thu, Mar 26, 2015
Time: 10:00am – 11:30am

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

The Big Read Kickoff With Michael Chabon

Keynote speaker Michael Chabon, Pulitzer Prize-winning Novelist, will kickoff The Big Read: "A Wizard of Earthsea" by speaking about the value and benefits of fantasy fiction in our society. Chabon has spoken world-wide and to such groups as the creative teams at Pixar Animation Studios about fantasy and childhood. There will be a Q&A period followed by a book signing.

Event Location: The Sam Noble Museum of Natural History @ the University of Oklahoma, 2401 Chautauqua Ave., Norman, OK 73072

Date: Thu, Mar 26, 2015
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

PLS A Wizard of Earthsea @ the Medieval Fair

Come to the Medieval Fair to visit with PLS staff hosting a "Wizard of Earthsea" booth at the state's largest weekend event and the third largest event in Oklahoma. Try your hand at fantasy art, discuss the book, and get you own free copy as supplies last.

Event Location: Reaves Park, Norman, OK 73072

Date: Fri, Mar 27, 2015 – Sun, Mar 29, 2015

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

PLS Community Book Discussion A Wizard of Earthsea

A lively and entertaining book discussion led by a panel of Oklahoma scholars and fantasy fiction authors. The panel will discuss the themes, plot devices, and ethical significance of the Ursula Le Guin classic. Preceding the community book discussion, the Pioneer Library System Foundation will host a wine and cheese reception in the lower gallery of the art museum.

Event Location: Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, 555 Elm Avenue, Norman, OK 73069

Date: Wed, Apr 1, 2015
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Fantasy Art Workshop: A Balance of Earthsea

To accompany Pioneer Library System's 2015 Big Read programs, come learn about the art style of Notan. Students will learn the history and use of Notan and then create their own unique piece of artwork in the style. All pieces created at the program will be eligible for the Big Read Fantasy Art Contest.

Event Location: Newcastle Public Library, 705 NW 10th, Newcastle, OK 73065

Date: Mon, Apr 6, 2015
Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

A Map of Earthsea: A Big Read Fantasy Art Workshop

Create and explore your own world and learn about the art of cartography. Celebrating our Big Read The Wizard of Earthsea, participants will create a map using water colored paint splatters. Once dry place names and details of their world will be added with markers, pencils and brushes.

Event Location: Moore Public Library, 225 S. Howard, Moore, OK 73160

Date: Mon, Apr 6, 2015
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Big Read Scholar Discussion with Mel Odom

OU professor and award-winning author Mel Odom will lead a discussion on "AWizard of Earthsea" by Ursula K. Le Guin, the PLS The Big Read. Books are available at the library and light snacks will be served.

Event Location: Purcell Public Library, 919 N. Ninth Street, Purcell, OK 73080

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

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Penn Avenue Literary Society Book Discussion: The Big Read

Penn Avenue Literary Society will be discussing the Pioneer Library System The Big Read Book "A Wizard Of Earthsea." Our Scholar Guest Discussion Leader is Mathew Price the Co-owner, Speeding Bullet Comics and Features Editor at The Oklahoman. Mr. Price has also been a screenwriter on The Posthuman Project feature film. The books for the discussion can be picked up at the Information Services Desk and returned at the book discussion.

Event Location: Southwest Oklahoma City Public Library, 2201 S.W. 134th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73170

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

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Big Read Book Discussion

Author Mel Odom will visit the library at 7 p.m. to lead a book discussion of The Big Read title, "The Wizard of Earthsea" by Ursula Le Guin. Join us for a lively discussion of this classic fantasy book. Come by the library to pick up your copy of the book. Registration required.

Event Location: Shawnee Public Library, 101 N. Philadelphia, Shawnee, OK 74801

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

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

"A Wizard of Earthsea" Discussion

Come one, come all, and bring your opinions, as Norman hosts a community book discussion of the Pioneer Library System's The Big Read book for this year: "A Wizard of Earthsea," by Ursula K. Le Guin. Anyone who has read the book and wants to talk about it with others is welcome to attend. This event is free and open to the public.

Event Location: Norman Public Library Central, 225 N. Webster, Norman, OK 73069

Date: Sun, Apr 12, 2015
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

"A Wizard of Earthsea" Book Discussion

Join the Norman West library for a lively and entertaining discussion of this year's The Big Read book, "A Wizard of Earthsea," led by bestselling author Mel Odom. Odom is the author of multiple fantasy and science fiction titles, and he will lead the discussion of Ursula Le Guin's fantasy classic. Copies of the book are available at the Norman West library.

Event Location: Norman Public Library West, 300 Norman Center Court, Norman, OK 73072

Date: Sun, Apr 12, 2015
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Fantasy Art Workshop: A Light of Earthsea

A lesson in etching and creating light from dark. It is one program within Pioneer’s The Big Read 2015 celebration of "A Wizard of Earthsea," a fantasy novel by Ursula Le Guin. Join us and create your own unique piece of artwork illustrating a passage in the novel. All pieces created at the program will be eligible for The Big Read Fantasy Art Contest. http://www.pioneer.lib.ok.us/art-contest

Event Location: Newcastle Public Library, 705 NW 10th, Newcastle, OK 73065

Date: Mon, Apr 20, 2015
Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Fantasy Art Workshop: A Balance of Earthsea

This program will feature an art project based on the 2015 The Big Read title, "A Wizard of Earthsea." The presenter will demonstrate an art lesson on Notan and the balance of light and dark.

Event Location: Blanchard Public Library, 205 N. E. 10th Street, Blanchard, OK 73010

Date: Tue, Apr 21, 2015
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Ravenous Readers discuss A Wizard of Earthsea

Bring a covered dish, and a friend and listen to The Big Read scholar Mel Odom as we talk about the 2015 The Big Read book "A Wizard of Earthsea" by Ursula K Le Guin

Event Location: McLoud Public Library, 133 N. Main Street, McLoud, OK 74851

Date: Tue, Apr 21, 2015
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Little Read Program "Catwings"

Join us in celebrating the Little Read Program. Featuring author Ursula Le Guin and her children's fiction book "Catwings." Registration Required. Join us for a Story Time, Crafts, Activities, and Treats.

Event Location: South Oklahoma City Public Library, 2201 SW 134th Stree, Oklahoma City, OK 73170

Date: Thu, Apr 30, 2015
Time: 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Moore Reads Book Discussioni

This month's selection will be "A Wizard of Earthsea" by Ursula K Le Guin. Discussion will be led by local author and scholar, Mel Odom. Copies of the book are available. For more information call the Moore Public Library.

Event Location: Moore Public Library, 225 S. Howard, Moore, OK 73160

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

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

The Big Read Book Discussion

The Big Read Book Discussion with scholar Deborah Chester with light refreshments.

Event Location: Noble Public Library, 204 N. Fifth Street, Noble, OK 73068

Date: Tue, May 5, 2015
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

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