National Endowment of the Arts - The Big Read

Jennings County Public Library


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2375 North State Hwy 3
North Vernon, IN 47265-7483

Tel: 812/346-2091
Fax: 812/346-2127
http://www.jenningslib.org

The Call of the Wild by Jack London

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The Call of the Wild
Jack London

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Events

Big Read Kick-off

Come to our Big Read kick-off event for "The Call of the Wild" by Jack London. We'll have free copies of the book and reading guides. For the younger readers there will be free copies of "Snow Dog" by Jim Kjelgaard and "The Bravest Dog Ever: the True Story of Balto" by Natalie Standiford. John Basile from Big Run Wolf Ranch will be here so we can learn about wolves and see them up close.

Event Location: 2375 North State Hwy 3, North Vernon, IN 47265-7483

Date: Sat, Sep 28, 2013
Time: 1:00pm – 3:30pm

Book: The Call of the Wild

Wild Things Story Time

Join Miss Annie all month for stories about dogs, puppies, wolves, Alaska, and gold. We'll have a craft to go with each week's theme. This story time is geared toward preschool-aged children.

Event Location: 2375 North State Hwy 3, North Vernon, IN 47265-7483

Date: Tue, Oct 1, 2013
Time: 1:30pm – 2:00pm

Date: Tue, Oct 8, 2013
Time: 1:30pm – 2:00pm

Date: Tue, Oct 15, 2013
Time: 1:30pm – 2:00pm

Date: Thu, Oct 24, 2013
Time: 1:30pm – 2:00pm

Date: Tue, Oct 29, 2013
Time: 1:30pm – 2:00pm

Book: The Call of the Wild

Pajama-Rama Family Storytime

The whole family is invited to put on your PJ's and enjoy listening to tales and adventures that are sure to conjure up sweet dreams. Bring a cozy blanket for a fun-filled evening of stories about dogs, and then have fun making your own dog craft! Don't forget to bring your teddy bear!

Event Location: 2375 North State Hwy 3, North Vernon, IN 47265-7483

Date: Tue, Oct 1, 2013
Time: 6:30pm – 7:00pm

Date: Tue, Oct 8, 2013
Time: 6:30pm – 7:00pm

Date: Tue, Oct 15, 2013
Time: 6:30pm – 7:00pm

Date: Thu, Oct 24, 2013
Time: 6:30pm – 7:00pm

Date: Tue, Oct 29, 2013
Time: 6:30pm – 7:00pm

Book: The Call of the Wild

Wild Things Story Time

Join Miss Annie all month for stories about dogs, puppies, wolves, Alaska, and gold. We'll have a craft to go with each week's theme. This story time is geared toward preschool-aged children.

Event Location: 2375 North State Hwy 3, North Vernon, IN 47265-7483

Date: Wed, Oct 2, 2013
Time: 10:00am – 10:30am

Date: Wed, Oct 9, 2013
Time: 10:00am – 10:30am

Date: Wed, Oct 16, 2013
Time: 10:00am – 10:30am

Date: Fri, Oct 25, 2013
Time: 10:00am – 10:30am

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

Book: The Call of the Wild

"The Call of the Wild" Panel Discussion

The Jennings County Public Library is hosting a panel discussion for this year's Big Read book "The Call of the Wild." Jennifer Ertel, from the JCHS English department, will lead the discussion. This panel discussion is designed to provide an opportunity for the community to hear several perspectives from those knowledgeable about the novel. This panel hopes to help the audience further clarify and evaluate their positions regarding specific issues or topics about the book and increase their understanding of the positions of others.

Event Location: 2375 North State Hwy 3, North Vernon, IN 47265-7483

Date: Thu, Oct 3, 2013
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Book: The Call of the Wild

The Call of the Wild: the Jack London Story

California based actor/scholar Michael Oakes of Live Oakes Educational Theater will recount the greatest story Jack London ever wrote: his own rags-to riches, adventurous life. From the time he was a child, London toiled as a sweat shop "wage-slave," an oyster pirate, sailor, writer, and rancher. During his 40 short years, he sailed the globe from the Klondike, to the South Seas, from Europe to Asia. He wrote over 50 books, and a thousand essays and short stories. This rebel writer provides insights into the great Labor, Temperance, and Suffrage Movements of his day, which are still relevant today.

Event Location: 2375 North State Hwy 3, North Vernon, IN 47265-7483

Date: Sat, Oct 5, 2013
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Book: The Call of the Wild

Pawsitive Outcomes in Pet Therapy

Hear the heartwarming story of Bentley, the therapy dog. Build awareness of how dogs can help all of us. See what life lessons dogs teach people. Learn how Bentley gives to others. Watch Bentley demonstrate how he entertains patients. Discover how Bentley's new story can help all children.

Event Location: 2375 North State Hwy 3, North Vernon, IN 47265-7483

Date: Tue, Oct 8, 2013
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Book: The Call of the Wild

The Library League

Join Miss Annie for the kick-off of The Library League, a book club for kids. This month we will be doing a craft/activity related to and talking about "The Call of the Wild" by Jack London. And since it's the kick-off, there's going to be free pizza! This group is aimed at children who are old enough to be independent readers, but who don't yet fit into the teen group. If you need a copy of the book to read, please pick one up at the Big Read Kick-Off on Sept. 28th or at the Information Desk. Don't forget to register for this event so we know how much pizza to order!

Event Location: 2375 North State Hwy 3, North Vernon, IN 47265-7483

Date: Wed, Oct 9, 2013
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Book: The Call of the Wild

Gold Prospectors

GPAA (gold prospectors) is a local chapter from Southern Indiana. Gold prospecting is the fastest growing outdoor recreation in Indiana, it’s important to get started right. For most, this is just a hobby and a way to get out of the house and into the creek. There are some people who make money prospecting (in Indiana). They will discuss how to get started, where to look and how to go about prospecting. It’s a great hobby and a lot of fun for the family.

Event Location: 2375 North State Hwy 3, North Vernon, IN 47265-7483

Date: Thu, Oct 10, 2013
Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Book: The Call of the Wild

Make Your Own Dog Toy

Tired of having to pay outrageous prices to keep your dog happy? Learn how to make your own dog toy.

Event Location: 2375 North State Hwy 3, North Vernon, IN 47265-7483

Date: Fri, Oct 11, 2013
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Book: The Call of the Wild

'Go Wild for Dogs' Craft Project

The entire family is invited to join us for this ter-ruff-ic craft workshop. We will be beading our own doggie-inspired bracelets, painting dog sun catchers, painting puppies, creating fun things with shrinky dink paper, and more! Don't miss out.

Event Location: 2375 North State Hwy 3, North Vernon, IN 47265-7483

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

Book: The Call of the Wild

NVPD K-9 - Heroes

Local police Officer Andrew Richmond and Heroes of the department K-9 division will give a presentation on the training, the bond and the partnership between dog and policeman.

Event Location: 2375 North State Hwy 3, North Vernon, IN 47265-7483

Date: Sat, Oct 12, 2013
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm

Book: The Call of the Wild

Book Club @ the Senior Center

You don't have to be a senior to join us for a lively book discussion at the Senior Center at 515 Buckeye Street. This month we'll be reading the Big Read selection "The Call of the Wild" by Jack London. Pick up a free copy of the book and Reader's Guide at the Kick-off event or the Information Desk.

Event Location: 515 Buckeye Street, North Vernon, IN 47265

Date: Tue, Oct 15, 2013
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am

Book: The Call of the Wild

Vet Talk with Dr. Vayo

Dr. Vayo from the Jennings Veterinarians, Inc. will be here to share tips from feeding and exercise to grooming; as well as information about how to keep your pet safe.

Event Location: 2375 North State Hwy 3, North Vernon, IN 47265-7483

Date: Tue, Oct 15, 2013
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Book: The Call of the Wild

"Call of the Wild" @ the Park Theatre Civic Center

Join us for a free screening of "Call of the Wild" starring Rick Schroder at the Park Theatre. There will be a book discussion before the movie from 6:00 to 6:30. Pick up your free tickets at the Kick-Off or Information Desk in the library. Tickets are limited to the first 300 people.

Event Location: Park Theatre Civic Center, 25 N. Madison Avenue, North Vernon, IN 47265

Date: Thu, Oct 17, 2013
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Book: The Call of the Wild

Pet Expo - Dog Show

Calling all dogs! Purebreds or Mutts! Does your Fido or Fluffy have what it takes to win Best in Show or maybe Dog that Most Resembles Their Owner? Dog parents bring your dog to the Library's first ever dog show. We will have seven fun categories and an 8th and final category of Best in Show. If you do not have a dog come join the fun and come out to see local vendors and local shelters! Dog Show participants are asked to bring a shelter donation item for each category they register their dog under up to 2 categories. These items will be going to the shelters. Dog Show Categories: Dog Most Resembling Owner, Dog in Literature or Television Look a like, Best Rescue Story, Most Unique Dog, Cutest Eyes, Precious Puppy, Best Dressed, Best In Show

Event Location: 2375 North State Hwy 3, North Vernon, IN 47265-7483

Date: Sat, Oct 19, 2013
Time: 9:30am – 2:00pm

Book: The Call of the Wild

Black & White Photography Show: 'Take a Pic of your Pet'

Take your best shot of your dog or pet. Enter your best black & white photograph into our photography competition. Submissions will be accepted from October 1st through October 18th. Applications are available online or you may ask for an application at the Information Desk. Cash prizes awarded to top 3 places.

Event Location: 2375 North State Hwy 3, North Vernon, IN 47265-7483

Date: Fri, Oct 25, 2013
Time: 5:00pm – 6:00pm

Book: The Call of the Wild

Jennings County Players Dinner Theatre

In Cooperation with the Jennings County Players, the Jennings County Public Library presents: "The Black Husky." Sergeant Preston of the Northwest Mounted Police and his wonder dog, Yukon King, help a young man cope with the recent death of his father in a bizarre mining accident. Tickets are $10.00 to cover the cost of the catered meal and need to be purchased by Friday October 18.

Event Location: 2375 North State Hwy 3, North Vernon, IN 47265-7483

Date: Fri, Oct 25, 2013
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Book: The Call of the Wild

Library Iditarod

It's a race to the finish in the Library Iditarod. With multiple ways to win awesome prizes, this event is sure to be a hit with the whole family! How well do you know the Big Read? Familiar faces from our community will be reading excerpts from "The Call of the Wild" aloud, but will you be able to list them in the correct order? Or perhaps a scavenger hunt is more your speed? And if neither of these options sounds like something you would do well at, try our timed challenges based on your knowledge of Call of the Wild instead. Everyone who participates will receive a small prize just for joining in on the fun!

Event Location: 2375 North State Hwy 3, North Vernon, IN 47265-7483

Date: Sat, Oct 26, 2013
Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm

Book: The Call of the Wild

Spirit of the North

Join local residents Dave and Robin Vogelsang as they share their experiences from living 20+ years in Alaska and the Yukon.

Event Location: 2375 North State Hwy 3, North Vernon, IN 47265-7483

Date: Mon, Oct 28, 2013
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Book: The Call of the Wild

Karen Land and Borage

The Jennings County Public Library is going to the dogs when Iditarod Sled Dog Race musher Karen Land and her sled dog, Borage, make a special appearance during The Big Read on Saturday November 2nd. A native Hoosier from Indianapolis, Karen is a three-time veteran of the Iditarod, a grueling 1,150-mile sled dog race from Anchorage to Nome, Alaska. The public is invited to come and hear Karen share her daring experiences and meet her brave dog Borage.

Event Location: 2375 North State Hwy 3, North Vernon, IN 47265-7483

Date: Sat, Nov 2, 2013
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm

Book: The Call of the Wild

"The Call of the Wild" Book Discussion

This book discussion of "The Call of the Wild" is designed to provide an opportunity for the community to add their perspectives from what they read or got from the novel.

Event Location: 2375 North State Hwy 3, North Vernon, IN 47265-7483

Date: Thu, Dec 5, 2013
Time: 1:00pm – 1:30pm

Date: Fri, Dec 6, 2013
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Date: Mon, Dec 9, 2013
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Date: Wed, Jan 8, 2014
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Book: The Call of the Wild

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