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Events for: Monday, October 20, 2014

The Things They Carried

Culinary Aspects of Vietnam Display

Event Location: Missoula College Library, Missoula, MT, 59802-4735

Date: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

Time: 7:30am – 7:00pm

Community: Missoula Public Library

Book: The Things They Carried

Fahrenheit 451

Book Distribution

Come grab your FREE copy of "Fahrenheit 451" as we officially begin the Big Read 2014! Book Distribution Locations: UW-Parkside Library, Kenosha Public Library Branches, Racine Public Library, Gateway Technical College Campuses, Third Coast Bikes, D. P. Wigley

Event Location: Various Locations, Racine and Kenosha, WI

Date: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

Time: 9:00am – 9:00pm

Community: University of Wisconsin-Parkside Library

Book: Fahrenheit 451

The Things They Carried

Helen McAuslan: Kent State

The McAuslan paintings are very important works from the Vietnam era. These are part of an exhibition to begin dialog surrounding the Vietnam experience. The paintings are reflective of the cultural fabric and inspired human passion of the time. Speakers to accompany the exhibit are George Gogas, teacher and artist, portraying the Korean War and Haddon Huffor, a photographer in Vietnam and Silversmith.

Event Location: Missoula Art Museum, 335 N Pattee St, Missoula, MT, 59802-4735

Date: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Community: Missoula Public Library

Book: The Things They Carried

A Farewell to Arms

One True Sentence project

The "One True Sentence" project will provide the focus for public and education projects surrounding Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms in Fall of 2014. This concept was inspired by Hemingway himself, who wrote in his memoirs, "All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know." There will be multiple installations on campus, including the Stedman Gallery Lobby and the Nilsa I Cruz Downtown Branch of the Camden County Library. Participants of all ages from all of The Big Read Hemingway programs will write their one true sentence, contributing to the ever-growing installations.

Event Location: Camden Center for the Arts, 314 Linden Street, Camden, NJ, 08102-1405

Date: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Community: Rutgers, The State University of NJ

Book: A Farewell to Arms

Fahrenheit 451

Farhrenheit 451 Film

Viewing of Fahrenheit 451, a 1966 British Dystopian science fiction drama film directed by François Truffaut and starring Oskar Werner, Julie Christie, and Cyril Cusack.

Event Location: CCAC South Campus, 1750 Clartion Road, West Mifflin, PA, 15122

Date: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

Time: 12:00pm – 2:30pm

Community: Community College of Allegheny County

Book: Fahrenheit 451

The Things They Carried

Vietnam Collection

Black and white photo collection of the Vietnam era. The exhibit will include music.

Event Location: University of Montana Mansfield Library, 32 Campus Drive, Missoula, MT, 59812

Date: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

Community: Missoula Public Library

Book: The Things They Carried

The Things They Carried

5th Grade Art Tour

Missoula Art Museum will host an artist whose work echoes the themes of the Big Read. Each weekday between October 1 and December 23, all fifth grade students will take a field trip to the museum to visit the Galleries. After seeing the galleries, the students will come to MPL to take a tour. YS Staff will talk about the art found at the museum, using books related to the theme of the Big Read.

Event Location: 301 E Main St, Missoula Public Library Children's Dept, Missoula, MT, 59802-4735

Date: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

Community: Missoula Public Library

Book: The Things They Carried

The Maltese Falcon

Crime Fiction from the 1930s and 1940s

Event Location: Wichita Public Library - Central Library, 223 South Main, Wichita, KS, 67202

Date: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

Community: Wichita Public Library

Book: The Maltese Falcon

The Maltese Falcon

Hats of the 1930s and 1940s

Hats provided by Jack Kellogg, Hatman Jack's in Delano.

Event Location: Wichita Public Library - Central Library, 223 South Main, Wichita, KS, 67202

Date: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

Community: Wichita Public Library

Book: The Maltese Falcon

In the Time of the Butterflies

Virtual Book Discussion

The library will host adult book discussions on "In the Time of the Butterflies" at its main and branch libraries, as well as a virtual discussion on GoodReads.com. Anticipated participation: 30.

Event Location: 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07042-2629

Date: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

Community: Montclair Public Library

Book: In the Time of the Butterflies

The Great Gatsby

Exhibit: Banking in the Twentieth Century

The locally-based bank will mount a historical exhibit about banking, with emphasis on the Roaring Twenties and featuring vintage photos and memorabilia from the era. The exhibit can be viewed during banking hours, Monday through Friday 8:30-5:00 and Saturday 9:00-12:00.

Event Location: Fairfield County Bank, 374 Main Street, Ridgefield, CT, 06877

Date: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

Community: The Ridgefield Playhouse for Movies and the Performing Arts, Inc.

Book: The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby

Exhibit: Prohibition

Amendment 18 – National Prohibition – was passed by three fourths of the states in 1919. Ridgefield had both proponents of the law and those who developed methods to remedy the lack of potent beverages. Ridgefield’s diverse population at that time provides some fascinating stories of conflict between law enforcement and their opponents, and the ingenious methods they developed to subvert that law.

Event Location: Ridgefield Historical Society, 4 Sunset Lane, Ridgefield, CT, 06877

Date: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

Community: The Ridgefield Playhouse for Movies and the Performing Arts, Inc.

Book: The Great Gatsby

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Adventure Scrapbook

Tom Sawyer's adventures are more than just fun stories -- they help shape who Tom is, and who he becomes. So too do our own adventures make us who we are. We invite you to share with us your adventures for our scrapbook. Tell us about something you experienced that, like Tom's adventures, helped shape the person you are now. Maybe it's an actual adventure you went on, or a particular experience on a holiday. Maybe it's a friendship you have, or just a conversation you had once that made you look at something in a different way. All submissions will be posted on the Tom Sawyer Big Read website, www.tomsawyerbigread.com and a physical copy will be pinned to the white washed fence at the Lewis and Clark Library!

Event Location: 120 S. Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT, 59601

Date: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

Community: Lewis & Clark Library

Book: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Fahrenheit 451

Linnea Bakery's "Fahrenheit 451" Treats

Throughout the Big Read, Linnea Bakery will be creating "Fahrenheit 451"-themed treats: book cookies, flame-patterned shortbread, "hot" cupcakes, and more! All ages. www.linneabakery.com

Event Location: Linnea Bakery, 512 56th Street, Kenosha, WI, 53140

Date: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

Community: University of Wisconsin-Parkside Library

Book: Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451

Third Coast Bicycles "Big Read Big Ride" 451 km Challenge

Cyclists are invited to accept the Big Read 451 km biking challenge! During the period of Big Read programing (Sept 24 - October 25), anyone who rides a total of 451 km (226 miles) should report their name to Third Coast Bicycles in person or by email. All riders completing this challenge will be entered into a drawing for a great prize from Third Coast Bicycles! All ages. www.3rdcoastbikes.com

Event Location: Third Coast Bicycles, 401 6th Street, Racine, WI, 53403

Date: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

Community: University of Wisconsin-Parkside Library

Book: Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451

Art on Fire

Lemon Street Gallery artists will create an all-media exhibition of "Fahrenheit 451"-themed artworks. These works will be shown at three Kenosha Public Library branches: Uptown, Southwest, and Northside. All ages. www.lemonstreetgallery.org

Event Location: Kenosha Public Libraries, Uptown, Southwest, and Northside Branches, Kenosha, WI

Date: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

Community: University of Wisconsin-Parkside Library

Book: Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451

Kenosha Public Library: "In a World Without Libraries"

Stop by any time to participate in KPL's interactive display and answer the question, "What book could you not live without?" All ages. www.mykpl.info

Event Location: Kenosha Public Library Southwest Branch, 7979 38th Avenue, Kenosha, WI, 53142

Date: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

Community: University of Wisconsin-Parkside Library

Book: Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451

Kenosha Public Library: "In a World Without Libraries"

Stop by any time to participate in KPL's interactive display and answer the question, "What book could you not live without?" All ages. www.mykpl.info

Event Location: Kenosha Public Library Northside Branch, 1500 27th Avenue, Kenosha, WI, 53140

Date: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

Community: University of Wisconsin-Parkside Library

Book: Fahrenheit 451

The Things They Carried

Exhibit: The Things They Carried War Memorabilia (Coffeyville)

Visit the Coffeyville Public Library to view the exhibit of items that Coffeyville-area soldiers carried during their time in combat.

Event Location: 311 W. 10th St., Coffeyville, KS, 67337

Date: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

Community: Kansas Humanities Council

Book: The Things They Carried

The Things They Carried

Project: Community Story Collection (Coffeyville)

Community members are invited to contribute their personal war stories (combat or stateside) for inclusion in a community scrapbook.

Event Location: 311 W. 10th St., Coffeyville, KS, 67337

Date: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

Community: Kansas Humanities Council

Book: The Things They Carried

The Things They Carried

Project: Letters to Veterans through "Project Gratitude" (Coffeyville)

Spend time at the library writing letters to veterans, which will be mailed through Project Gratitude.

Event Location: 311 W. 10th St., Coffeyville, KS, 67337

Date: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

Community: Kansas Humanities Council

Book: The Things They Carried

The Things They Carried

Project: Clothing Drive for the Vietnam Veterans of America (Coffeyville)

Bring clean clothing items to the Coffeyville Public Library for donation to those in need through the Vietnam Veterans of America.

Event Location: 311 W. 10th St., Coffeyville, KS, 67337

Date: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

Community: Kansas Humanities Council

Book: The Things They Carried

The Things They Carried

Trail 103.3 Book Club on Goodreads.com

Join others during the month of October as the Big Read Book, "The Things They Carried" is discussed. Follow the URL to get connected. http://tinyurl.com/trailbookgroup1

Event Location: http://tinyurl.com/trailbookgroup1, Missoula, MT, 59802-4735

Date: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

Community: Missoula Public Library

Book: The Things They Carried

When the Emperor Was Divine

GoodReads Bookgroup

Join us for an online discussion of Julie Otsuka's "When the Emperor was Divine"

Event Location: https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/120558-salt-lake-city-public-library, Salt Lake City, UT, 84111-2804

Date: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

Community: Salt Lake City Public Library

Book: When the Emperor Was Divine

The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

Bookclub-in-a-Bag discussion kits

Come by the library and borrow a Bookclub-in-a-Bag kit. Create your own book discussion at home, work, or church with your family, friends and neighbors, or co-workers. We provide the books and materials.

Event Location: Archibald Library, 7368 Archibald Ave. , Paul A. Biane Library, 12505 Cultural Center Dr., Rancho Cucamonga, CA, 91730/91739

Date: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

Community: Rancho Cucamonga Library Services: Archibald Library / Paul A. Biane Library at Victoria Gardens

Book: The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

Fahrenheit 451

Workshop - Little Readers Write

Kids in grades K - 5 explore what makes an awesome story and then build a new story together.

Event Location: 93 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, NY, 12601

Date: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Community: Poughkeepsie Public Library District

Book: Fahrenheit 451

The Things They Carried

Poetry Workshop

Emily Walter will share her expertise in poetry writing. Vietnam themes will be the topics of the writing. This is a six week course once a week for 2 hours.

Event Location: 301 E Main St, Board Room, Missoula, MT, 59802-4735

Date: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Community: Missoula Public Library

Book: The Things They Carried

The Things They Carried

Movie (please call the library)

Chris Taylor (Charlie Sheen) leaves his university studies to enlist in combat duty in Vietnam in 1967. Once he's on the ground in the middle of battle, his idealism fades. Infighting in his unit between Staff Sergeant Barnes (Tom Berenger), who believes nearby villagers are harboring Viet Cong soldiers, and Sergeant Elias (Willem Dafoe), who has a more sympathetic view of the locals, ends up pitting the soldiers against each other as well as against the enemy. Library Staff will lead the discussion following the movie.

Event Location: 301 E Main St, Large Meeting Room, Missoula, MT, 59802-4735

Date: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Community: Missoula Public Library

Book: The Things They Carried

The Things They Carried

Movie Screening - Dear America: Letters Home from Vietnam

Feature-length documentary film featuring real-life letters written by American soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines during the Vietnam War to their families and friends back home. Archive footage of the war and news coverage thereof augment the first-person "narrative" by men and women who were in the war, some of whom did not survive it.

Event Location: Tryon Branch Library, 1200 Langley Avenue, Pensacola, FL, 32504

Date: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Community: West Florida Public Library

Book: The Things They Carried

Fahrenheit 451

"Our Own Bit of Saving: The Public Library and the Right to Know"

Dr. Joyce Latham, assistant professor at the School of Information Studies at UW-Milwaukee, will speak about the role of the public library in intellectual freedom. She is the coordinator of the Public Library Leadership concentration at SOIS and she teaches courses on intellectual freedom, public libraries, and adult services. Adults. www.racinelibrary.info

Event Location: Racine Public Library, 75 7th Street, Racine, WI, 53403

Date: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Community: University of Wisconsin-Parkside Library

Book: Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451

La Censura de 451 de Bradbury, a la Censura de los Immigrantes en Estados Unidos

Inspired by Fahrenheit 451 and personal observation, Andres Martinez de Velasco and Mariel Fiori discuss both explicit and indirect censorship in literature and mainstream media. In Spanish and English.

Event Location: 93 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, NY, 12601

Date: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Community: Poughkeepsie Public Library District

Book: Fahrenheit 451

A Wizard of Earthsea

Big Read with Carla

Join Carla from the Kishwaukee College Family Literacy program for a fun-filled time of stories and crafts related to this month's Big Read book, "A Wizard of Earthsea"!

Event Location: DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak Street, DeKalb, IL, 60115

Date: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

Time: 6:30pm – 7:00pm

Community: DeKalb Public Library

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Fahrenheit 451

Big Read Book Discussion

Readers get to the heart of Fahrenheit 451 in this open book discussion.

Event Location: Hyde Park Free Library, 2 Main Street, Hyde Park, NY, 12538

Date: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Community: Poughkeepsie Public Library District

Book: Fahrenheit 451

The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

New England Horror: From Poe to King

Explore the history of horror fiction in New England starting with Edgar Allan Poe in Baltimore and Philadelphia, moving north to H. P. Lovecraft in Rhode Island, and finishing with Stephen King in Maine. Details: 262-524-3682

Event Location: Waukesha Public Library, 321 Wisconsin Avenue, Waukesha, WI, 53186

Date: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Community: Waukesha Public Library

Book: The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Aunt Polly's Night at the Music Hall: Peter Fletcher Classical Guitar Concert

Enjoy an evening that even Aunt Polly would approve of! Classical guitarist Peter Fletcher will offer a free concert. This is a great way to introduce kids to classical music! This concert is part of a nationwide tour to promote Fletcher’s new Edvard Grieg CD which will be for sale at the concert. Other works will include Bach, folk songs, a Spanish fandango and a traditional Shaker hymn, Simple Gifts.

Event Location: 120 S. Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT, 59601

Date: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Community: Lewis & Clark Library

Book: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

A Wizard of Earthsea

Magical Companion Craft

Create a magical companion to aid you as you learn the secrets of magic! October 6: Toad Puppet. October 13: Cat Mask. October 20: Hanging Bat.

Event Location: DeKalb Public Library, 309 Oak Street, DeKalb, IL, 60115

Date: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

Time: 7:00pm – 7:30pm

Community: DeKalb Public Library

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Fahrenheit 451

Book Discussion

Join a group of readers at the library in a lively discussion of Ray Bradbury's book, Fahrenheit 451.

Event Location: Monroeville Public Library, 4000 Gateway Campus, Monroeville, PA, 15146

Date: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Community: Community College of Allegheny County

Book: Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451

Book Club

Join a group of readers at the library in a lively discussion of Ray Bradbury's book, Fahrenheit 451.

Event Location: Pleasant Hills Public Library, 302 Old Clairton Road, Pittsburgh, PA, 15236

Date: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Community: Community College of Allegheny County

Book: Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451

Movie and Discussion

Viewing of Fahrenheit 451, a 1966 British Dystopian science fiction drama film directed by François Truffaut and starring Oskar Werner, Julie Christie, and Cyril Cusack. Discussion follows.

Event Location: Northland Public Library, 300 Cumberland Rd, Pittsburgh, PA, 15237

Date: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

Time: 7:00pm – 9:30pm

Community: Community College of Allegheny County

Book: Fahrenheit 451

To Kill a Mockingbird

Hush Little Baby Storytime

Join us for this special "Mockingbird" themed story time for preschool children, ages 3 to 5 years.

Event Location: Central Irving Library, 801 W. Irving Blvd., Irving, TX, 75060

Date: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

Time: 7:30pm – 8:00pm

Community: Irving Public Library

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

The Grapes of Wrath

Round Table Book Club

The Round Table Book Club, an organization that's been in existence since before John Steinbeck published "The Grapes of Wrath" in 1939, will read and discuss the novel at its monthly meeting on October 20, 2014 from 8 to 10PM.

Event Location: 6330 St. Charles Avenue, New Orleans, LA, 701138

Date: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

Time: 8:00pm – 10:00pm

Community: Southern Food and Beverage Museum

Book: The Grapes of Wrath

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