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Eugene Public Library


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100 West 10th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97401-3035

Tel: 541/682-5450
Fax: 541/682-8470
http://www.eugene-or.gov/library

The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett

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The Maltese Falcon
Dashiell Hammett

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Events

"The Maltese Falcon" - NEA Big Read Kickoff

Music to match the mood, and a rousing introduction to NEA Big Read events for "The Maltese Falcon," plus the first big book giveaway.

Event Location: Eugene Public Library, 100 West 10th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-3035

Date: Fri, Jan 6, 2017
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

"The 39 Steps"

Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python, and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit with an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers and some good old-fashioned romance! A man with a boring life meets a woman with a thick accent who says she's a spy. When he takes her home, she is murdered. Soon, a mysterious organization called "The 39 Steps" is hot on the man's trail in a nationwide manhunt that climaxes in a death-defying finale! The play won an Olivier Award, What's On Stage Award, a Drama Desk Award, and two Tony Awards, and was nominated for four more Tonys, including Best Play. Matinee performances on January 22 and 29 include a "talkback" after the performance, with the opportunity to ask questions of actors, other theatre staff, and Noir scholars.

Event Location: Oregon Contemporary Theatre, 194 West Broadway, Eugene, OR 97401-3035

Date: Fri, Jan 13, 2017 – Sat, Jan 14, 2017
Time: 7:30pm – 10:30pm

Date: Thu, Jan 19, 2017 – Sat, Jan 21, 2017
Time: 7:30pm – 10:30pm

Date: Sun, Jan 22, 2017
Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Date: Thu, Jan 26, 2017 – Sat, Jan 28, 2017
Time: 7:30pm – 10:30pm

Date: Sun, Jan 29, 2017
Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Date: Thu, Feb 2, 2017 – Sat, Feb 4, 2017
Time: 7:30pm – 10:30pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

On Dangerous Ground: Film Noir as Art and Politics --- with some recollections of life in Hollywood

Movies called "film noir"--like "Double Indemnity", "The Big Sleep", Touch of Evil", and "Chinatown"--are among the greatest Hollywood has produced. Cheyney Ryan's talk will explore their relation to other films of Hollywood's golden age, as well as their political context in the post-World War Two era. He will also share some stories about the actors in these films. As the son of actor Robert Ryan, he has unique experiences to share! Dr. Ryan is professor emeritus at the University of Oregon, where he taught for many years. He is now senior fellow in politics and director of human rights programs at Oxford University. His father was the movie actor Robert Ryan, known for his work in film noir.

Event Location: Eugene Public Library, 100 West 10th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-3035

Date: Sat, Jan 14, 2017
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Downtown Library Book Discussion

Library staff will lead a fun and lively group discussion of "The Maltese Falcon." Everyone is welcome!

Event Location: Eugene Public Library, 100 West 10th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-3035

Date: Sat, Jan 21, 2017
Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Sara Shepard on Writing Mystery

Sara Shepard, popular author of Pretty Little Liars, The Lying Game, and the new series The Amateurs, talks about her early years writing, how her career began, and the process of constructing a mystery. Two of her series have been turned into television programs. Book Signing to follow.

Event Location: Eugene Public Library, 100 West 10th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-3035

Date: Sat, Feb 4, 2017
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Sheldon Branch Book Discussion

Event Location: Eugene Public Library - Sheldon Branch, 1566 Coburg Road, Eugene, OR 97401

Date: Tue, Feb 7, 2017
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Book Discussion - Sheldon Branch

Discussion of "The Maltese Falcon" led by Eugene Public Library staff. Welcome to all!

Event Location: Eugene Public Library - Sheldon, 1566 Coburg Road, Eugene, OR 97401

Date: Tue, Feb 7, 2017
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

United Lutheran Church Book Club

Open book club reading "The Maltese Falcon" and participating in NEA Big Read. (15 regular members)

Event Location: United Lutheran Church, 2230 Washington St, Eugene, OR 97405

Date: Wed, Feb 8, 2017
Time: 6:30pm – 7:45pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Radio Redux - Explore "The Maltese Falcon"

Pre-talk exploring the ideas and themes of The Maltese Falcon before the show.

Event Location: Hult Center for the Performing Arts, 1 Eugene Center (7th and Willamette), Eugene, OR 97401

Date: Fri, Feb 10, 2017
Time: 6:45pm – 7:15pm

Date: Sun, Feb 12, 2017
Time: 1:15pm – 1:45pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Radio Redux - "The Maltese Falcon"

Sam Spade, a shopworn private detective, gets more than he bargains for when he takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a gorgeous liar, and a priceless statuette. Radio Redux recreates shows heard on the radio during the Golden Age of Radio (1935-60,including classic commercials from the era, with 1940s costumes and plenty of sound effects!

Event Location: Hult Center for the Performing Arts, 1 Eugene Ctr (7th and Willamette), Eugene, OR 97401

Date: Fri, Feb 10, 2017
Time: 7:30pm – 9:00pm

Date: Sun, Feb 12, 2017
Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Downtown Library Book Discussion

Library staff will lead a fun and lively group discussion of "The Maltese Falcon." Everyone is welcome!

Event Location: Eugene Public Library, 100 West 10th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-3035

Date: Wed, Feb 22, 2017
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Tween Scene Book Group

Tweens in Grades 4-6 discuss Lemony Snicket's "Who Could That Be At This Hour?" In this fast-paced whodunit, the inquisitive Snicket must figure out who he can trust and which questions to ask before it's too late! Pre-register and pick up a copy of the book at the Children's Center.

Event Location: Eugene Public Library, 100 West 10th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-3035

Date: Thu, Feb 23, 2017
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Teen Book Group

Teens will read and discuss "The Maltese Falcon." Pre-register and pick up a copy of the book at the Teen Desk beginning February 1.

Event Location: Eugene Public Library, 100 West 10th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-3035

Date: Thu, Feb 23, 2017
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

An Un-Reasonable Amount of Trouble: The Tangled Tale of Hammett, Hellman, and McCarthy

Dashiell Hammett is remembered both for his contributions to hard-boiled crime fiction and for his stand against McCarthyism. Join his granddaughter, Julie M. Rivett, as she recounts his experiences as a communist activist and the far-reaching repercussions on his life, legacy, and literary estate.

Event Location: Eugene Public Library, 100 West 10th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-3035

Date: Sat, Mar 4, 2017
Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

In-Conversation with Richard Layman and Julie M. Rivett

Join Hammett’s granddaughter Julie Rivett and Hammett biographer Richard Layman as they discuss their discoveries in decades of private and professional research on Dashiell Hammett and The Maltese Falcon. Learn about the author, his writings, and his literary legacy from today’s foremost team of Hammett scholars.

Event Location: Eugene Public Library, 100 West 10th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-3035

Date: Sun, Mar 5, 2017
Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Book Discussion - Bethel Branch

Discussion of "The Maltese Falcon" led by Eugene Public Library staff. Welcome to all!

Event Location: Eugene Public Library - Bethel, 1990 Echo Hollow Road, Eugene, OR 97402

Date: Tue, Mar 7, 2017
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Women in Detective Fiction

What happens when women are introduced into this world as detectives, rather than dangerous deceivers, pathetic victims, or faithful secretaries? How does their presence constitute a critique of that world? How do they transform the world? What is the connection between the femme fatale and the female shamus? These are some of the central questions to be explored in this talk by Dr. Kathleen O’Fallon, Senior Instructor in the English Department at the University of Oregon.

Event Location: Eugene Public Library, 100 West 10th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-3035

Date: Tue, Mar 7, 2017
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Film - The Big Sleep

Event Location: Bijou Art Cinemas, 492 East 13th Avenue , Eugene, OR 97401

Date: Thu, Mar 9, 2017
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

“Gangsters, Goons, Femmes Fatale, and Losers: The Leading Role of a Noir’s Supporting Cast”

Dr. Steven Brence, teacher of the popular University of Oregon course, "Philosophy of Film," explores the colorful supporting characters in the world of Noir film.

Event Location: Eugene Public Library, 100 West 10th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-3035

Date: Sat, Mar 11, 2017
Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Film - The Third Man

Event Location: Bijou Art Cinemas, 492 East 13th Avenue , Eugene, OR 97401

Date: Thu, Mar 16, 2017
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

DIY Dolled Up and Hardboiled: Deco Headwear and Sam Spade Ties

Join the Eugene Public Library’s Maker Hub staff to create your own hats, headbands, or neckties. Then, strike your best Sam Spade or Brigid O’Shaughnessy as we celebrate the Maltese Falcon.

Event Location: Eugene Public Library, 100 West 10th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-3035

Date: Wed, Mar 22, 2017
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Film - Double Indemnity

Event Location: Bijou Art Cinemas, 492 East 13th Avenue , Eugene, OR 97401

Date: Thu, Mar 23, 2017
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Downtown Library Book Discussion

A fun and lively discussion of "The Maltese Falcon" led by Library staff. Everyone is welcome!

Event Location: Eugene Public Library, 100 West 10th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-3035

Date: Sat, Mar 25, 2017
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Film - The Maltese Falcon

Event Location: Bijou Art Cinemas, 492 East 13th Avenue , Eugene, OR 97401

Date: Thu, Mar 30, 2017
Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Dance Workshop: Learn to Swing!

Swing dancing developed with the swing style of jazz music in the 1920s-1940s. Sam Spade, Brigid O'Shaughnessy, and Joel Cairo definitely knew of it (and maybe did it!) This is for first time dancers, dancers learning west coast swing for the first time, and anyone who wants to brush up on their basics. Come have some fun and get ready for the April 7th First Friday Big Read Swing Party!

Event Location: Eugene Public Library, 100 West 10th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-3035

Date: Thu, Apr 6, 2017
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Big Read Celebration Party - Blue Skies Band

One of the Northwest's premier dance bands will play original arrangements of classic swing era tunes from Benny Goodman, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Harry James, Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Woody Herman and Glenn Miller. Fronting the band is the tight vocal harmonies of the Jewel Tones. With a sound reminiscent of the great trios of the '30s and '40s, from the Boswell Sisters to the Andrews Sisters, The Jewel Tones are a feast for the eyes and ears. Come dance with us at the Big Read Grand Finale Party!

Event Location: Eugene Public Library, 100 West 10th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401-3035

Date: Fri, Apr 7, 2017
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Book: The Maltese Falcon

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