NEA Big Read

Cross Plains Public Library


Contact Info

149 N. Main Street
Cross Plains, TX 76443

Tel: 254/725-7722
Fax: 254/725-6629
http://www.crossplainslibrary.com

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

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The Great Gatsby
F. Scott Fitzgerald

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Events

Roaring 20's Mardi Gras Party (Kick-off Event)

Join in the fun as we celebrate Mardi Gras with a "Roaring Good Time." Mayor Bob Kirkham will kick things off with a city proclamation, designating March as NEA Big Read Month. Enjoy a feast of crayfish, shrimp, corn, and potatoes cooked by our Cajun Crew. Top the evening off with Vivian's traditional King Cake (you might be the lucky one who gets the baby in their piece of cake - that means good luck for the year!) Enjoy jazz music while you dine and before you leave be sure to take to the dance floor for a photo op.

Event Location: Cross Plains Senior Citizens Center, 108 N. Main Street, Cross Plains, TX 76443

Date: Tue, Feb 28, 2017
Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

"Pleased to Meet You, Mr. Fitzgerald"

"Like" us on Facebook to receive daily trivia about F. Scott Fitzgerald and his writings, and about the 1920's. Postings also include daily events being held to celebrate the NEA Big Read Sponsored by our friends at 'Tween Peaks.

Event Location: Cross Plains Public Library Facebook Page, https://www.facebook.com/crossplainslibrary, Cross Plains, TX 76443

Date: Wed, Mar 1, 2017 – Fri, Mar 31, 2017
Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Buildings of the 1920's Art Show

Local artist Steve Knotts will be displaying fifteen of his original oil paintings of historic buildings in Texas, including the Cross Plains Review building and the Robert E. Howard House. Paintings will be available for purchase. Join us during library hours.

Event Location: Cross Plains Public Library, 149 N. Main Street, Cross Plains, TX 76443

Date: Wed, Mar 1, 2017 – Thu, Mar 2, 2017
Time: 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Date: Mon, Mar 6, 2017
Time: 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Date: Tue, Mar 7, 2017
Time: 11:00am – 7:00pm

Date: Wed, Mar 8, 2017 – Thu, Mar 9, 2017
Time: 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Date: Mon, Mar 13, 2017
Time: 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Date: Tue, Mar 14, 2017
Time: 11:00am – 7:00pm

Date: Wed, Mar 15, 2017 – Thu, Mar 16, 2017
Time: 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Date: Mon, Mar 20, 2017
Time: 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Date: Tue, Mar 21, 2017
Time: 11:00am – 7:00pm

Date: Wed, Mar 22, 2017 – Thu, Mar 23, 2017
Time: 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Date: Mon, Mar 27, 2017
Time: 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Date: Tue, Mar 28, 2017
Time: 11:00am – 7:00pm

Date: Wed, Mar 29, 2017 – Thu, Mar 30, 2017
Time: 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Open House

Join us for refreshments and peruse our special selection of books by F. Scott Fitzgerald and other famous authors of the 1920's. Can't join us today? Items will be on display throughout the month for your convenience.

Event Location: Cross Plains Public Library, 149 N. Main Street, Cross Plains, TX 76443

Date: Wed, Mar 1, 2017
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

ASAP - "The Great Gardener"

The Cross Plains Garden Club will present our ASAP (After School Adventure Program). Members will teach the basics of gardening and assist each child in preparing and planting their own seedlings. Children will be instructed on how to care and manage the plants they get to take home.

Event Location: Cross Plains Public Library, 149 N. Main Street, Cross Plains, TX 76443

Date: Wed, Mar 1, 2017
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

A Roarin' Good Movie

Join us for a weekly viewing of an F. Scott Fitzgerald film or biographical film. We will discuss the works of Fitzgerald as compared to "The Great Gatsby."

Event Location: Cross Plains Senior Citizens Center, 108 N. Main Street, Cross Plains, TX 76443

Date: Thu, Mar 2, 2017
Time: 1:00pm – 3:30pm

Date: Thu, Mar 9, 2017
Time: 1:00pm – 3:30pm

Date: Thu, Mar 16, 2017
Time: 1:00pm – 3:30pm

Date: Thu, Mar 23, 2017
Time: 1:00pm – 3:30pm

Date: Thu, Mar 30, 2017
Time: 1:00pm – 3:30pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Rich or Poor Book Sale

Join us for our monthly book sale, where even a poor man can afford to buy a book! Suggested donation is just $1 per sack. Check out our special section of works by F. Scott Fitzgerald and other books by authors of the 20's at our book building located across from Lawrence Farm & Ranch on Highway 36. This month's sale is sponsored by members of Project Pride.

Event Location: Cross Plains Public Library Book Building, 516 South Avenue B, Cross Plains, TX 76443

Date: Sat, Mar 4, 2017
Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

"Trash-to-Treasure" Crafts

Join us for Christine's Crafts as we recycle "trash" into useful items with our nifty craft projects. You can bring your own projects to work on, or we will provide the materials to make headbands, "pearl" necklaces, and centerpieces for our Roaring 20's events. Not very crafty? That's okay, as we will be discussing "The Great Gatsby" and welcome your input.

Event Location: Cross Plains Senior Citizens Center, 108 N. Main Street, Cross Plains, TX 76443

Date: Mon, Mar 6, 2017
Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Date: Mon, Mar 13, 2017
Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Date: Mon, Mar 20, 2017
Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Date: Mon, Mar 27, 2017
Time: 12:30pm – 1:30pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Gatsby Games

Each Tuesday, stop by the library and pick up a new word game to challenge your knowledge. Bring completed entries to the library by Thursday, March 30. Correct entries will be entered in a drawing for 2 movie passes. Sponsored by our friends at Rock Chalk Ranch.

Event Location: Cross Plains Public Library, 149 N. Main Street, Cross Plains, TX 76443

Date: Tue, Mar 7, 2017
Time: 11:00am – 7:00pm

Date: Tue, Mar 14, 2017
Time: 11:00am – 7:00pm

Date: Tue, Mar 21, 2017
Time: 11:00am – 7:00pm

Date: Tue, Mar 28, 2017
Time: 11:00am – 7:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

ASAP - Book-to-Movie "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory"

Keep the kids busy during spring break! Our ASAP (After School Adventure Program) will read "Charlie and the Chocolate Factory" in February and then view the movie "Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" at the Senior Center, followed by a discussion led by Miss Linda and Miss Sue, who will guide the discussion of rich vs. poor to tie in with the theme of "The Great Gatsby." One lucky child will draw the "Golden Ticket" and win a prize package valued at over $100. Sponsored by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. This Book-to-Movie event is sponsored by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Event Location: Cross Plains Senior Citizens Center, 108 N. Main Street, Cross Plains, TX 76443

Date: Wed, Mar 15, 2017
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

"The Great Gatsby" Book-to-Movie Event 1974

Join us for a viewing of the 1974 version of "The Great Gatsby," starring Robert Redford and Mia Farrow, followed by a Dutch-treat dinner at Jean's Feed Barn to discuss the book vs. the movie. Sponsored by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Event Location: Cross Plains Public Library, 149 N. Main Street, Cross Plains, TX 76443

Date: Thu, Mar 16, 2017
Time: 5:30pm – 9:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

"Puttin' on the Ritz" Brunch

Join us for an elegant brunch to celebrate NEA Big Read's "The Great Gatsby!" Wear your riches (we will help with headbands, pearls, and boas! Popular vote will declare the best-dressed) and dine on menu items popular in the 1920's. There will be a cooking demonstration and loads of door prizes! Cost is $15 or $75 for a table of six. Tickets are on sale at the library through March 14th - but hurry, as seating is limited!

Event Location: First United Methodist Church, 1000 N. Main Street, Cross Plains, TX 76443

Date: Sat, Mar 18, 2017
Time: 11:00am – 1:30pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Meals-on-Wheels

Volunteer drivers will deliver decorated bags of goodies to "Meals-On-Wheels" recipients with their meals. Each client will receive a copy of "The Great Gatsby," a Reader's Guide, bookmark, bag of treats, and a hand-made boa to "put yourself in the mood" of the Roaring 20's.

Event Location: Cross Plains Senior Citizens Center, 108 N. Main St., Cross, TX 76443

Date: Tue, Mar 21, 2017
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am

Book: The Great Gatsby

ASAP - "Uncle Willie and the Soup Kitchen"

Our ASAP (After School Adventure Program) will read "Uncle Willie and the Soup Kitchen" and leaders Miss Linda and Miss Sue will guide the discussion to helping others who are less fortunate as a tie-in with the theme of "The Great Gatsby." Participants will continue work on the annual children's quilt and draw pictures from this book for their blocks.

Event Location: Cross Plains Public Library, 149 N. Main Street, Cross Plains, TX 76443

Date: Wed, Mar 22, 2017
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Riders On the Orphan Train

Novelist and Humanities Scholar Alison Moore and singer/songwriter Phil Lancaster have combined audio visual elements, historical fiction and musical ballads into a collaborative performance that brings the Orphan Train movement, a largely-unknown chapter in American history, to public awareness. The one-and-a-half-hour multi-media presentation, Riders on the Orphan Train, tells the story of the 250,000 orphans and unwanted children who were put on trains in New York between 1854 and 1929 and sent all over the United States to be given away. The presentation is comprised of original music, an audio-visual presentation of archival photographs and interviews with two surviving orphan train riders, followed by a dramatic recitation from the new novel "Riders on the Orphan Train" by Alison Moore. After the presentation, there is an informal discussion between presenters and audience on the historical and social significance of the Orphan Trains. This event is co-sponsored by the Callahan County Historical Commission. This program is supported in part by Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Event Location: First United Methodist Church, 1000 N. Main Street, Cross Plains, TX 76443

Date: Sat, Mar 25, 2017
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

ASAP - "Rich Cat, Poor Cat"

Our ASAP (After School Adventure Program) will read "Rich Cat, Poor Cat" and leaders Miss Linda and Miss Sue will guide the discussion of rich vs. poor to tie in with the theme of "The Great Gatsby." Participants will continue work on their quilt and draw pictures from this book for their blocks.

Event Location: Cross Plains Public Library, 149 N. Main Street, Cross Plains, TX 76443

Date: Wed, Mar 29, 2017
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

"The Great Gatsby" Book-to-Movie Event 2013

Join us for a viewing of the 2013 version of "The Great Gatsby," starring Leonardo Dicaprio, followed by a Dutch-treat dinner at Jean's Feed Barn to discuss the book vs. the movie. We will also reflect back on the old version of the movie, and compare the integrity of both movies to the book. Sponsored by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Event Location: Cross Plains Public Library, 149 N. Main Street, Cross Plains, TX 76443

Date: Thu, Mar 30, 2017
Time: 5:30pm – 9:00pm

Book: The Great Gatsby

Pictorial Postmark Day

Stop in the Cross Plains Post Office today and take advantage of our 1-day-only pictorial postmark to celebrate F. Scott Fitzgerald. Original artwork was submitted in January by Helen Parson. Sponsored by our friends at KASLE Energy, Inc.

Event Location: Cross Plains Post Office, First Street and Avenue D, Cross Plains, TX 76443

Date: Fri, Mar 31, 2017

Book: The Great Gatsby

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