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Events for: Friday, September 30, 2016

To Kill a Mockingbird

Fox Chapel - Author Marja Mills, "The Mockingbird Next Door" - September 30

Laura Ward, the high school librarian at Fox Chapel Area High School has invited Marja Mills, the author of The Mockingbird Next Door to visit on September 30, 2016. She will be discussing her book with our 9th grade English students in addition to any other interested students and community members. Our ninth grade English students will be going to see the play, To Kill a Mockingbird in November to continue their learning while reading this iconic novel. This opportunity is open to other schools, public libraries and community members. The local Fox Chapel community will be invited to participate through the Cooper Siegel Public Library. Contact us at Laura_Ward@fcasd.edu or tdevlin@questeq.com

Event Location: Fox Chapel High School, 611 Field Club road, Pittsburgh, PA, 15238

Date: Fri, Sep 30, 2016

Time: 8:30am – 9:30am

Community: Prime Stage Theatre

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Their Eyes Were Watching God

Open-Notebook Dance Workshop

A Caribbean-American dancer/choreographer who fuses choreography with personal documentary and social commentary to grapple with identity, post-colonial issues, feminism and juxtapositions of European and African influences, Tania Isaac's exploration of creative method “Open-Notebook” turns a room into a laboratory of performance investigation. This 4-week workshop offers the opportunity to look at Their Eyes Were Watching God as source material and model for creating performance. Participants interweave their narratives with Hurston’s to create small performances of movement, theater and/or voice. The installation space will house notes, questions, interviews, and responses. Participants meet once per week, but the installation is open each day to the public and their comments and responses are folded in. Final presentation will document the passage from the original text to its final re-interpretation in performance.

Event Location: Drexel University | Van Rensselaer Hall, 3320 Powelton Ave, Philadelphia, PA, 19104

Date: Fri, Sep 30, 2016

Time: 9:00am – 9:00pm

Community: Writers Room

Book: Their Eyes Were Watching God

To Kill a Mockingbird

Children's Books for Hope

Collecting new and gently used children's books at all events for the Free Children's Library at Waukesha's Hope Center.

Event Location: Waukesha Public Library & All Other Event Locations, All event locations, Waukesha, WI, 53186

Date: Fri, Sep 30, 2016

Time: 9:00am – 9:00pm

Community: Waukesha Public Library

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird

NEA Big Read Geocache

For information on Waukesha's Mockingbird Cache, visit the Waukesha Reads Facebook page or Geocaching.com.

Event Location: Mockingbird Cache, See Waukesha Reads Facebook Page, Waukesha, WI, 53186

Date: Fri, Sep 30, 2016

Time: 9:00am – 9:00pm

Community: Waukesha Public Library

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird

Flash Fiction Contest: It's Not Fair!

1,000 words or less. Middle school, high school and adult winners! Get details at WaukeshaReads.org or by calling 262-524-3682. Deadline for entry is October 7!

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

Date: Fri, Sep 30, 2016

Time: 9:00am – 9:00pm

Community: Waukesha Public Library

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

In the Time of the Butterflies

Community Maps

Share your family's history by pinpointing your country of origin on the map.

Event Location: Tustin Library, 345 E. Main Street, Tustin, CA, 92780

Date: Fri, Sep 30, 2016

Time: 9:00am – 7:00pm

Community: Orange County Public Library

Book: In the Time of the Butterflies

Love Medicine

Not Vanishing: Contemporary Native American Art, 1977-2015

Included in this exhibition are works by over 17 established and emerging northwest indigenous artists who track the evolution of the Contemporary Native American Arts Movement.

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

Date: Fri, Sep 30, 2016

Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Community: Missoula Public Library

Book: Love Medicine

Love Medicine

Photographing a Culture: Portraits of Native Americans

These photographs on display in MPL's lobby are from local Missoula collections of Native Americans from around the United States. While many are nameless, their faces shed light on their lives. Exhibit courtesy of the Historical Museum at Fort Missoula.

Event Location: Missoula Public Library, 301 E Main St, Missoula, MT, 59802-4735

Date: Fri, Sep 30, 2016

Time: 10:00am – 6:00pm

Community: Missoula Public Library

Book: Love Medicine

Love Medicine

Love, Heartache, Drama and the Objects that Get Stuck In-between

A display of family heirlooms on loan from the Historical Museum at Fort Missoula.

Event Location: Missoula Public Library, 301 E Main St, Missoula, MT, 59802-4735

Date: Fri, Sep 30, 2016

Time: 10:00am – 6:00pm

Community: Missoula Public Library

Book: Love Medicine

A Wizard of Earthsea

Meeting of the Minds Society: Ursula K Le Guin on YouTube & NEABigRead.org

Watch & listen to audio & video about Ursula K Le Guin and discuss our NEA Big Read author. Coffee and refreshments provided.

Event Location: Lewis & Clark Library, Large Meeting Room, 120 S. Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT, 59601

Date: Fri, Sep 30, 2016

Time: 10:30am – 11:30am

Community: Lewis & Clark Library

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

True Grit

Poetry Contest

Let True Grit inspire you to give us your very best in poetry writing! The theme: the Old West. You know: horses and cowboys, outlaws and lawmen, mountain men, Native Americans, buffalo hunting, cattle drives……that’s just to get you started! Now set yourself down and write us a poem! Prizes: Teen category: 13 – 18 years (first place: one $50 cash card second place: one $25 cash card) Adult category: 19 years and over (first place: one $50 cash card second place: one $25 cash card) One entry per person. First 300 entries accepted. Paper entry forms available at Mead Public Library, or use the link at our web site: meadpl.org. Entries accepted from 6:30 p.m., Friday, 9/16 through 5:00 p.m., Saturday, 10/15. Winners announced at The NEA Big Read finale on 10/28. Entrants do not have to be present to win. All judging done by Karl Elder, author, poet, and Jacob and Lucille Fessler Professor of Creative Writing and Poet in Residence at Lakeland College

Event Location: Mead Public Library, 710 North 8th Street, Sheboygan, WI, 53081-4563

Date: Fri, Sep 30, 2016

Community: Mead Public Library

Book: True Grit

True Grit

The Little Read:The Cat in the Rhinestone Suit

Enjoy "The Cat in the Rhinestone Suit" byJohn Carter Cash Throughout the program, during Art Center service hours

Event Location: John Michael Kohler Art Center, 608 New York Avenue, Sheboygan, WI, 53081

Date: Fri, Sep 30, 2016

Community: Mead Public Library

Book: True Grit

Love Medicine

"Love Medicine" Display at Mansfield Library

The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library will feature a display of the 2016 Big Read and Griz Read, "Love Medicine" by Louise Erdrich in the library lobby starting September 15, 2016. The purpose of the Griz Read experience is to provide new students with a common connection through a thought-provoking book.

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

Date: Fri, Sep 30, 2016

Community: Missoula Public Library

Book: Love Medicine

The Call of the Wild

Call of the Wild Cover Art Contest Davison

Patrons create original artwork for a Call of the Wild book cover and submit it for display in the Davison Library where patrons and staff can vote for their favorite. Winners will receive a gift card for a local craft supply store.

Event Location: Davison Library, 203 E. Fourth St., Davison, MI, 48423

Date: Fri, Sep 30, 2016

Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

Community: Genesee District Library

Book: The Call of the Wild

The Call of the Wild

Call of the Wild Cover Art Contest Grand Blanc

Patrons create original artwork for a Call of the Wild book cover and submit it for display in the Grand Blanc Library where patrons and staff can vote for their favorite. Winners will receive a gift card for a local craft supply store.

Event Location: Grand Blanc-McFarlen Library, 515 Perry Rd. , Grand Blanc, MI, 48439

Date: Fri, Sep 30, 2016

Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

Community: Genesee District Library

Book: The Call of the Wild

Love Medicine

Trapper Peak Flavor of the Month

MPL's coffee shoppe, Trapper Peak, will feature a special brew for The Big Read. Stop by anytime during Big Read month a try A Lotta Love Latte, pumpkin latte with cinnamon and nutmeg.

Event Location: Missoula Public Library, 301 E Main St, Missoula, MT, 59802-4735

Date: Fri, Sep 30, 2016

Community: Missoula Public Library

Book: Love Medicine

Love Medicine

Storywalk in MPL's Garden

Take a self-guided reading tour of Caron Lee Cohen's picture book "The Mud Pony" as you walk through MPL's garden.

Event Location: Missoula Public Library, 301 E Main St, Missoula, MT, 59802-4735

Date: Fri, Sep 30, 2016

Community: Missoula Public Library

Book: Love Medicine

The Joy Luck Club

Yixing Teapots from the Howard Kuo Collection

100 Chinese teapots will be on display at Quincy Art Center's Jack W. Boge Memorial Library and Conference Room. All the teapots have been collected from different parts of China. The Collection is predominantly composed of traditional teapots made from clay produced near Yixing in the eastern Chinese province of Jiangsu. Most of the teapots can fit in the palm of your hand.

Event Location: Quincy Art Center, 1515 Jersey Street, Quincy, IL, 62301

Date: Fri, Sep 30, 2016

Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

Community: Quincy Public Library

Book: The Joy Luck Club

A Wizard of Earthsea

NEA Big Read Bookmarks

Make a beautiful bookmark out of one of our templates! We'll exhibit them at the Lewis & Clark Library Helena Branch during the NEA Big Read.

Event Location: Lewis & Clark Library, 120 S. Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT, 59601

Date: Fri, Sep 30, 2016

Community: Lewis & Clark Library

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

A Wizard of Earthsea

NEA Big Read Bingo

Grab a NEA Big Read Bingo card and come to events, read the book and more to get entered to win a fabulous prize donated by the Lewis & Clark Library Foundation.

Event Location: Lewis & Clark Library, 120 S. Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT, 59601

Date: Fri, Sep 30, 2016

Community: Lewis & Clark Library

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

A Wizard of Earthsea

Make n' Take Crafts

Use your imagination and create magical things from basic elements, just like Ged in "A Wizard of Earthsea." From pipe cleaner dragons to wands to zines, we'll provide some materials and the rest is up to you!

Event Location: Lewis & Clark Library Helena Branch, 120 S. Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT, 59601

Date: Fri, Sep 30, 2016

Community: Lewis & Clark Library

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

A Lesson Before Dying

Grant County "A Lesson Before Dying" Photography Competition

Grant County residents will be creating art based on the three themes found in A Lesson Before Dying: Injustice, Facing Responsibility, and Redemption.

Event Location: Grant County Public Library , 201 Barnes Rd, Williamstown, KY, 41097

Date: Fri, Sep 30, 2016

Community: Gateway Community and Technical College

Book: A Lesson Before Dying

To Kill a Mockingbird

Soap Carving

Learn how to creatively carve soap into whimsical and fun objects. All ages. Materials provided and no experience necessary. Details: 262-408-5482 or wcartproject@gmail.com

Event Location: Waukesha Comunity Arts Project, 320 South St., Waukesha, WI, 53186

Date: Fri, Sep 30, 2016

Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm

Community: Waukesha Public Library

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird

Waukesha Reads - NEA Big Read Kickoff Weekend

Free books and program information at The Five Points

Event Location: At The Five Points, Waukesha, WI, 53186

Date: Fri, Sep 30, 2016

Time: 6:30pm – 9:00pm

Community: Waukesha Public Library

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Love Medicine

Film Screening at the Roxy

This compelling and complex portrait of modern day life on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation explores the bond between a brother (John Reddy) and his younger sister (Jashaun St. John), who find themselves on separate paths to rediscovering the meaning of home.

Event Location: Roxy Theater, 718 S Higgins Ave, Missoula, MT, 59802

Date: Fri, Sep 30, 2016

Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Community: Missoula Public Library

Book: Love Medicine

A Lesson Before Dying

Big Read and a Little Jazz Featuring the Fabulous Equinox Jazz Orchestra Quintet

Join us for an evening of New Orleans-style jazz featuring the Savannah-based Fabulous Equinox Jazz Orchestra and an overview of the NEA Big Read's impact on our community. For more information about the Equinox Jazz Orchestra, see: www.EquinoxOrchestra.com This event is open to all EGSC faculty, staff, students, and members of the community. This event is sponsored in part by the Mill Creek Foundation and the EGSC Vision Series.

Event Location: East Georgia State College, Luck Flanders Gambrell Auditorium, 131 College Circle, Swainsboro, GA, 30401

Date: Fri, Sep 30, 2016

Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Community: East Georgia State College

Book: A Lesson Before Dying

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