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Events for: Thursday, March 5, 2015

Into the Beautiful North

Into the Beautiful North Art Contest Exhibit

Our community partner, the Dustin Michael Sekula Memorial Library, will host a Big Read themed art contest and exhibit. The art works will be on display March 2nd through March 8th at the library. The awards in three categories will be announced on March 5th at the FESTIBA authors' reception.

Event Location: 1906 S. Closner, Edinburg, Texas, 78539

Date: Thu, Mar 5, 2015

Time: 9:00am – 8:00pm

Community: The University of Texas-Pan American

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Their Eyes Were Watching God

"Eyes, Bud & Tar": Student Big Read Showcase

Student artists exhibit work inspired by The Big, Middle and Little Read titles - "Their Eyes Were Watching God," "Bud, Not Buddy" and "Tar Beach."

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

Date: Thu, Mar 5, 2015

Time: 9:30am – 8:00pm

Community: Golden Isles Arts and Humanities Association

Book: Their Eyes Were Watching God

When the Emperor Was Divine

Book Discussion: When the Emperor Was Divine

Miami Beach regional branch library book discussion group will talk about the themes found in When the Emperor Was Divine and how its themes might relate to the state of our current society. Free copies of the book are given to each discussion group participant.

Event Location: Miami Beach regional Library, 227 22nd Street, Miami Beach, FL, 33139

Date: Thu, Mar 5, 2015

Time: 10:00am – 11:30am

Community: The Center for Literature and Theatre @ MDC

Book: When the Emperor Was Divine

Into the Beautiful North

Traditional Mexican Clothing Exhibit

Enjoy an exhibit of traditional clothing from the different regions of Mexico illustrated through Ballet Folklorico costumes on display in the San Leandro Main Library atrium. The clothing can be seen during regular library operating hours. Visit www.sanleandrolibrary.org for hours.

Event Location: 300 Estudillo Avenue, San Leandro, CA, 94577-4706

Date: Thu, Mar 5, 2015

Community: San Leandro Public Library

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Into the Beautiful North

Keynote Panel for Into the Beautiful North

This event will feature Sonia Nazario, author of Enrique's Journey, Professor Marci McMahon, director of the Mexican American Studies program at UTPA, and Professor Steven Schneider, Big Read grant coordinator, discussing the themes and motifs in Luis Urrea's novel Into the Beautiful North. This event will take place during FESTIBA 2015 in the Student Union Auditorium on the UTPA campus.

Event Location: 1201 W. University Drive, Edinburg, Texas, 78539

Date: Thu, Mar 5, 2015

Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Community: The University of Texas-Pan American

Book: Into the Beautiful North

The Namesake

The Art of the Saree Exhibit

The beautiful fabrics of the saree, a traditional South Asian garment for women, are works of art unto themselves. See a variety of these stunning textiles up close and on display.

Event Location: Central Library, 201 East Market Street, Charlottesville, VA, 22902-5209

Date: Thu, Mar 5, 2015

Community: Jefferson Madison Regional Library

Book: The Namesake

True Grit

What True Grit Might have Looked Like: Photographs by F.M.Steele

Event Location: 1515 SW 10th Ave, Topeka, KS, 66604-1374

Date: Thu, Mar 5, 2015

Community: Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library

Book: True Grit

The Namesake

India Enigma Exhibit by Michael Petrus

This exhibition of photography will explore how ancient traditions collide with the modern global experiment in India. Michael Petrus is co-founder of Crisman+Petrus Architects.

Event Location: Crozet Library, 2020 Library Avenue, Crozet, VA, 22932

Date: Thu, Mar 5, 2015

Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

Community: Jefferson Madison Regional Library

Book: The Namesake

The Namesake

The Name Game: A Big Read Scavenger Hunt

A rose by any other name would smell as sweet – right? Follow these clues to track down some outstanding names in YA books. Find all of the clues and win a prize. Grades 6-12. At participating library branches.

Event Location: 201 East Market Street, Charlottesville, VA, 22902-5209

Date: Thu, Mar 5, 2015

Community: Jefferson Madison Regional Library

Book: The Namesake

The Namesake

Time to Design: Rangoli to Mehndi (All Ages)

Create designs from India. We will have beautiful rangoli, from simple to intricate, available to color, as well as hand cut-outs on which to create your own mehndi pattern. Take your creations home or leave them to decorate the Library.

Event Location: Gordon Avenue Library, 1500 Gordon Avenue, Charlottesville, VA, 22903

Date: Thu, Mar 5, 2015

Community: Jefferson Madison Regional Library

Book: The Namesake

The Namesake

Family Lego Challenge

Showcase your designs and creativity. Visit Northside Library each week to get your challenge card. Build your design at home with your Lego bricks, take a picture, and email it to northside@jmrl.org. We’ll post pictures to the JMRL Facebook page and let the community vote. Each week, the picture with the most votes will win a prize! All ages.

Event Location: Northside Library, 705 Rio Road West, Charlottesville, VA, 22901

Date: Thu, Mar 5, 2015

Community: Jefferson Madison Regional Library

Book: The Namesake

The Namesake

Make and Take Mehndi (All Ages)

Enjoy crafts but short on time? Stop by the Information Desk for quick and easy mehndi projects to do at your own pace, or take them to go. Materials provided. Central and Northside Libraries.

Event Location: 201 East Market Street, Charlottesville, VA, 22902-5209

Date: Thu, Mar 5, 2015

Community: Jefferson Madison Regional Library

Book: The Namesake

The Maltese Falcon

Find the Falcon!

Visit one of the participating libraries to pick up your Find the Falcon card and then visit the area businesses and libraries listed on the card and find where the Falcon is at that location! Once you have found the Falcon at 8 different businesses and libraries, return your card to any one of the participating libraries to claim your prize! Cards will be available on March 4th and all prizes must be claimed by May 21st!

Event Location: Visit any participating library to pick up your card!

Date: Thu, Mar 5, 2015

Community: Emily Williston Memorial Library and Museum

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Into the Beautiful North

Reading Groups at the Los Angeles Public Library

The Los Angeles Public Library will bring The Big Read program to its local branch locations, serving some 4 million residents. Participating library branches will host a book group to read and discuss this year's title, "Into The Beautiful North" by Luis Alberto Urrea. Libraries will also host a complementary program, such as a film screening, lecture, or other related activity. The library will provide a copy of the book to each library patron who signs up for The Big Read program in LA. The program is FREE. For information about specific library branches participating in The Big Read in LA, go to lapl.org, or call 213.202.5567.

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

Date: Thu, Mar 5, 2015

Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

Community: City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs

Book: Into the Beautiful North

A Wizard of Earthsea

NSU Tahlequah Fantasy Book Display

John Vaughan Library – Big Read Display located on the first floor in front of the atrium, beginning March 2nd through May 15th this display features books from the library’s collection by Ursula K. Le Guin and Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files series, additional fantasy books, and handouts.

Event Location: 600 N. Grand Ave, Tahlequah, OK, 74464

Date: Thu, Mar 5, 2015

Community: Northeastern State University

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Into the Beautiful North

Toy Design - Art in 3D

Create an action figure based on the characters in the book, "Into The Beautiful North" by Luis Alberto Urrea, by sculpting, painting, and designing clothes and accessories. This class is highly creative and very hands on, from concept to final product. Participants are taught by leading artists and toy and entertainment design professionals. Activities also include reading and discussing the Big Read title as the basis for the source material. Sun Valley Youth Arts Center is a facility of the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs. It is listed in the register of Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monuments (#644 ). Known as the “Stone House,” the structure’s exterior surface is covered by native river rock and gives it its distinguished character. The Arts Center opened in November, 2006, as a Proposition K site with a mission to provide arts instruction and arts program to youth. The site consists of two structures, the main building (“Stone House”) and an art studio. The Stone House’s art programs are taught by dedicated and experienced artists and art instructors. The center offers exhibitions, special cultural events, and a regular schedule of studio art classes that for all ages throughout the year. For more information, call 818.252.4619.

Event Location: Sun Valley Youth Arts Center - Stone House, 8642 Sunland Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 91352

Date: Thu, Mar 5, 2015

Time: 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Community: City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Into the Beautiful North

Writing Workshop for Teens with Author Malin Alegria

Grades 6-12 Becoming Your Dream: how to write a novel, get famous and other misadventures in this journey called life. So you have this great idea. Maybe you even wrote it down. Your mom loves it. But how do you make your writing dreams come true? In this workshop young adult author Malín will share her journey in publishing. Participants will get tools for devising a road map to success, get to ask questions and do some writing. This event is for teens in grades 6-12. Register at the Main Library children’s desk starting Monday, February 2.

Event Location: 300 Estudillo Avenue, San Leandro, CA, 94577-4706

Date: Thu, Mar 5, 2015

Time: 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Community: San Leandro Public Library

Book: Into the Beautiful North

The Call of the Wild

Sled Dog Racing/Mushing

Members of the Inland Empire Dog Sled Association provide an overview of sled dog racing -- both in the past and in the present day, and talk about their personal experiences with the sport.

Event Location: Otis Orchards Library, 22324 E Wellesley Ave, Otis Orchards, WA

Date: Thu, Mar 5, 2015

Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Community: Spokane County Library District

Book: The Call of the Wild

A Wizard of Earthsea

NSU Broken Arrow Reading Clinic Read-Alouds

Join us at the Northeastern State University's Broken Arrow campus where tutors from our Reading Clinic will offer read-alouds for children, reading circle discussions and more based on Ursula Le Guin's fantasy book 'A Wizard of Earthsea'! For children, 1st through 5th grade.

Event Location: 3100 E New Orleans St, Broken Arrow, OK, 74014

Date: Thu, Mar 5, 2015

Time: 4:30pm – 5:00pm

Community: Northeastern State University

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears

Book Discussion

Event Location: St. Agnes Library, 444 Amsterdam, New York, NY, 10024-1904

Date: Thu, Mar 5, 2015

Time: 5:00pm – 6:30pm

Community: Goddard-Riverside Community Center

Book: The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears

A Wizard of Earthsea

NSU Broken Arrow Reading Clinic - Arts & Crafts

Join us at the Reading Clinic for arts and crafts events on Thursday evenings directly following read-alouds. For children, 1st through 5th grade. March 5: Wizard Wands, March 26: Cat Masks, April 16: Wizard Hats

Event Location: 3100 E. New Orleans, Reading Clinic, Broken Arrow, OK, 74014

Date: Thu, Mar 5, 2015

Time: 5:00pm – 6:00pm

Community: Northeastern State University

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

The Call of the Wild

Cordova Public Library Adult Book Discussion

The Cordova Public Library will host a book discussion for Cordova residents on the evening of Thursday, March 5th. Miriam Dunbar, the Library Director will offer this opportunity to discuss the parallels of the human characters in the story with Cordova's gold rush past. For more information about getting your copy of Jack London's "Call of the Wild" provided by the National Endowment for the Arts and Arts Midwest to read before this group discussion please contact Miriam at 907-424-6667

Event Location: 622 1st Street,, Cordova, AK, 99574

Date: Thu, Mar 5, 2015

Time: 5:00pm – 7:00pm

Community: KCHU

Book: The Call of the Wild

The Call of the Wild

Adult Book Discussion for The Call of the Wild

The Call of the Wild Adult Book Discussions hosted at the Valdez Consortium Library. Community members will gather to discuss The Call of the Wild. Drinks and snacks will be provided.

Event Location: Valdez Consortium Library, Valdez, AK, 99686-0467

Date: Thu, Mar 5, 2015

Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Community: KCHU

Book: The Call of the Wild

When the Emperor Was Divine

Book Discussion: When the Emperor Was Divine

Pinecrest branch library book discussion group will talk about the themes found in When the Emperor Was Divine and how its themes might relate to the state of our current society. Free copies of the book are given to each discussion group participant.

Event Location: Pinecrest Library Branch, 5835 SW 111 St., Miami, FL, 33156

Date: Thu, Mar 5, 2015

Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Community: The Center for Literature and Theatre @ MDC

Book: When the Emperor Was Divine

When the Emperor Was Divine

Book Discussion: When the Emperor Was Divine

Palmetto Bay branch library book discussion group will talk about the themes found in When the Emperor Was Divine and how its themes might relate to the state of our current society. Free copies of the book are given to each discussion group participant.

Event Location: Palmetto Bay Library Branch, 17641 Old Cutler Road , Palmetto Bay, FL, 33157

Date: Thu, Mar 5, 2015

Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Community: The Center for Literature and Theatre @ MDC

Book: When the Emperor Was Divine

The Namesake

Thursday Night Book Discussion Group

Join Greene County Library''s book group for informal discussions of The Namesake.

Event Location: Greene County Library, 222 Main Street, Stanardsville, VA, 22973

Date: Thu, Mar 5, 2015

Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Community: Jefferson Madison Regional Library

Book: The Namesake

Into the Beautiful North

Lark Branch Library Book Club Book Discussion

Book discussion of Into the Beautiful North.

Event Location: 2601 Lark Ave., McAllen, Texas

Date: Thu, Mar 5, 2015

Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Community: The University of Texas-Pan American

Book: Into the Beautiful North

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