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Events for: Monday, February 20, 2017

The Things They Carried

Exit Wounds: Life After War - Soldier's Stories

A collaborative photo and oral history project about the trials of homecoming by Jim Lommasson and returning veterans from the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars.

Event Location: 211 E 2nd St, , Wallowa, OR, 97885

Date: Mon, Feb 20, 2017

Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Community: Fishtrap, Inc.

Book: The Things They Carried

A Wizard of Earthsea

Dragons and Other Fantastical Creatures!

Elementary school artists create their interpretations of dragons and other fantasy creatures in a variety of different mediums.

Event Location: Brunswick-Glynn County Library, 208 Gloucester Street, Brunswick, GA, 31520

Date: Mon, Feb 20, 2017

Time: 9:30am – 5:00pm

Community: Golden Isles Arts and Humanities Association

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

A Wizard of Earthsea

Ed Hose: Fantasy and The World of Art

Local artist Ed Hose displays her vision of fantastical creatures and where to find them.

Event Location: Brunswick-Glynn County Library, 208 Gloucester Street, Brunswick, GA, 31520

Date: Mon, Feb 20, 2017

Time: 9:30am – 5:00pm

Community: Golden Isles Arts and Humanities Association

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

The Bridge of San Luis Rey and Our Town

On-Air Radio Book Discussion

Tune in to KBBI AM 890 for a live book discussion with mystery author Dana Stabenow and poet Erin Hollowell! It's sure to be a lively discussion. Call-in and share your thoughts on the Big Read books The Bridge of San Luis Rey and Our Town

Event Location: KBBI, 3913 Kachemak Way, Homer, AK, 99603-7849

Date: Mon, Feb 20, 2017

Time: 10:00am – 11:00am

Community: Friends of the Homer Public Library

Book: The Bridge of San Luis Rey and Our Town

The Great Gatsby

Get ready to ROAR! Celebrate the NEA Big Read and The Great Gatsby with Volusia County Public Library, 1920s style.

The system’s 13 branches will hand out free copies of “The Great Gatsby” and a calendar of events for the NEA Big Read program, which runs through February 21, 2017. Visitors at each library branch may enter a drawing to win a prize basket that includes a copy of the book, the film and other gifts from community merchants. Each branch will select its winner on Monday, February 20th. Other passive programming during the NEA Big Read includes 1920s crafts and coloring sheets, photo booth with props, and scavenger hunts. Visit volusialibrary.org for locations and branch hours.

Event Location: Volusia County Public Library - All Branches, , Daytona Beach, FL, 32124-1038

Date: Mon, Feb 20, 2017

Community: Volusia County Public Library

Book: The Great Gatsby

Fahrenheit 451

Freedom To Read Art and Poetry Contest Display

Junior high and high school students from across Anaheim will create art and poetry celebrating intellectual freedom. Stop by the Central Library throughout The NEA Big Read to view, and be inspired by, the winning entries!

Event Location: Anaheim Public Library, 500 W Broadway, Anaheim, CA, 92805

Date: Mon, Feb 20, 2017

Community: Anaheim Public Library

Book: Fahrenheit 451

Brother, I'm Dying

Clarkston Community Center Residency

Students will read Brother, I'm Dying and create an artistic response. Discussions of book themes and concepts will guide their creations. A final presentation will conclude the residency in which family, friends, teachers and students will be invited. Dates to be determined and finalized.

Event Location: Clarkston Community Center, 3701 College Ave, Clarkston, GA, 30021

Date: Mon, Feb 20, 2017

Community: 7 Stages Theatre

Book: Brother, I'm Dying

Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451 Manuscript Exhibit

Visit the Central Library throughout The Big Read to view Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 manuscripts. See his original, typed prose and handwritten edits as he shaped his masterpiece. Various editions of the book, including a first edition and signed copies, will also be on display. These books and manuscripts are generously on loan from the California State university Fullerton archives.

Event Location: Central Library, 500 W Broadway, Anaheim, CA, 92805

Date: Mon, Feb 20, 2017

Community: Anaheim Public Library

Book: Fahrenheit 451

Brother, I'm Dying

Pictorial Exhibition and Jour des Aieux Oral History Project: Dixon Hendry Campus

Visit the Dixon Hendry Campus this week to check out the Pictorial Exhibition and be a part of our Jour des Aieux Oral History Project, powered by StoryCorps. We’ll provide questions (and space!) for you to interview a friend or classmate about their families and stories for inclusion in the #IRSCReadsDanticat collection. Don’t have a partner? Come and we’ll take care of the rest!

Event Location: IRSC Dixon Hendry Campus, 2229 NW 9th Ave, Okeechobee, FL, 34972

Date: Mon, Feb 20, 2017

Community: Indian River State College

Book: Brother, I'm Dying

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

Karen Allen Discusses Her New Movie

Hollywood legend KAREN ALLEN ("Raiders of the Lost Ark") will discuss her new short film "A Tree. A Rock. A Cloud." in this public presentation. The movie will premiere on Sunday February 19 at the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts. Come meet an artist as iconoclastic as Ms. McCullers!

Event Location: University Hall - Columbus State University, 4225 University Avenue, Columbus, GA, 31907

Date: Mon, Feb 20, 2017

Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Community: Chattahoochee Valley Libraries

Book: The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

The We of Me: The Chosen Families of Carson McCullers

Using original documents and artifacts from the collections of the Columbus Museum, the Columbus State University Archives, and the Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians, The We of Me examines McCullers’ childhood in Columbus, her circle of friends in New York, and the influence of these two different worlds in her writing. Much of the material will be on public display for the first time. PLEASE VISIT WWW.COLUMBUSMUSEUM.COM for days and hours the exhibit is open.

Event Location: Columbus Museum - Yarbrough Gallery, 1251 Wynnton Road, Columbus, GA, 31906

Date: Mon, Feb 20, 2017

Community: Chattahoochee Valley Libraries

Book: The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

Carson's Columbus: Race, Class, and Gender in 20th Century Columbus

Drawn from the Columbus State University's extensive collection of Carson McCullers material, this exhibit analyzes the social milieu in which the author grew up in Columbus. Please visit library.columbusstate.edu for a complete list of Schwob Memorial Library hours.

Event Location: Schwob Memorial Library - Columbus State University, 4225 Macon Road, Columbus, GA, 31906

Date: Mon, Feb 20, 2017

Community: Chattahoochee Valley Libraries

Book: The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

The Namesake

Virtual Reality Tours of India

The Creation Station at Main Library will be offering Virtual Reality tours of India! Stop in and take the trip of a lifetime!

Event Location: Creation Station @ Main Library, 100 S. Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33301

Date: Mon, Feb 20, 2017

Time: 12:00pm – 6:00pm

Community: Florida Center for the Book at Broward County Library

Book: The Namesake

The Namesake

The Big Read Florida Memories Project

Do you have an interesting Florida immigrant story you want to share? Your culture clash tale? Share it with Florida Center for the Book in writing and the Main Library’s Creation Station: Memory will add it to its fledgling archives. Tell us your story of coming to Florida, culture clashes you’ve experienced or how you live or experience the various cultures represented in our state. All entrants will receive a free copy of The Namesake. Guidelines: • 800-1000 words, typed and e-mailed to tzimmerm@broward.org • Please attach a family photo or photo of yourself • In the subject line, please type: The Big Read Florida Memories Project • Submission period: now – February 28 • You will be asked to sign a release allowing archiving. Please note stories might be edited for length and grammar. Want to tell your story in a medium other than writing? Florida Center for the Book will accept your Big Read Florida Memories stories as represented through the visual arts. Including photography, painting and film. Please e-mail Florida Center for the Book with questions or attach a scan or copy of your work. Digitized oral histories will also be accepted, on a case-by-case basis.

Event Location: Florida Center for the Book at Broward County Library, 100 S. Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33301

Date: Mon, Feb 20, 2017

Community: Florida Center for the Book at Broward County Library

Book: The Namesake

The Namesake

Chair Yoga with Esther

Event Location: Main Library, 100 S. Andrews Avenue, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33301

Date: Mon, Feb 20, 2017

Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Community: Florida Center for the Book at Broward County Library

Book: The Namesake

Silver Sparrow

Barbers Love Books

As a tie-in to the community reading of "Silver Sparrow," Peoria Public Schools Hines Primary School is teaming up with Peoria Public Library to encourage youngsters to read at the barber shop! Youngsters who read while they are waiting or during their haircut will receive a discount on their visit. Headz Up is one of six participating barber shops in central Peoria. Contact participating barbers for their hours of service.

Event Location: Headz Up Barber Shop, 2441 North Knoxville Avenue, Peoria, IL, 61604

Date: Mon, Feb 20, 2017

Community: Peoria Public Library

Book: Silver Sparrow

The Poetry of Emily Dickinson

Sony Pictures Media Arts Program

Students from all over Los Angeles participate in this media arts program. Students will read the poetry of Emily Dickinson and create original short films, which will be screened at the culminating event. This 30-week, tuition-free media arts program, held after-school twice a week, is for middle school students aged 10 to 14. Students learn drawing and painting techniques and how to draw from a model, animate, put together an art portfolio, and create artwork on computers. The program culminates in a public exhibition and screening of the artwork produced by the students. This program is part of the Sony Pictures Media Arts Program, a partnership between the CalArts Community Arts Partnership, the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA), and Sony Pictures Entertainment. Program sites: Banning’s Landing Community Cultural Center 100 E. Water Street Wilmington, CA 91303 Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock 2225 Colorado Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90041 Charles Mingus Youth Arts Center 10620 Graham Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90002 Pacoima City Hall 13520 Van Nuys Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 91331 William Reagh Los Angeles Photography Center 2332 W. Fourth Street Los Angeles, CA 90057 For more information, please call 661.222.2708.

Event Location: various locations, , Los Angeles, CA, 90012

Date: Mon, Feb 20, 2017

Time: 3:30pm – 6:30pm

Community: City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs

Book: The Poetry of Emily Dickinson

The Maltese Falcon

Falcon Film and Fun Night 5

An introduction to the evening and its event will be made describing "The Big Read" and our goals. Advertisements of upcoming events will be made as well as fliers with the same information will be given to all attendees. Free books of "The Maltese Falcon" will be distributed to members of the audience and a screening of the movie "The Maltese Falcon" will be presented with plenty of free popcorn for all.

Event Location: Manhattan Beach Library, , 1320 Highland Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA, 90266

Date: Mon, Feb 20, 2017

Time: 6:00pm – 9:30pm

Community: Shakespeare At Play

Book: The Maltese Falcon

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