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Events for: Friday, May 27, 2016

Into the Beautiful North

Education Gallery Exhibition: Into the Beauful North: A Big Read Mural Project

This spring, as part of a National Endowment for the Arts funded Big Read project centered on the book, "Into The Beautiful North" by Luis Alberto Urrea, Grounds For Sculpture and the Hamilton Township Public Schools partnered to engage students in a project that brought literature and the visual arts together. Working with Artist Karina Raude, students spent time discussing the book, learning about the history of Latin American muralism, and creating a mural exploring themes including identity, family, and community.

Event Location: Grounds For Sculpture, 80 Sculptors Way, Hamilton, NJ, 08619-3451

Date: Fri, May 27, 2016

Time: 10:00am – 6:00pm

Community: Grounds For Sculpture

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Into the Beautiful North

The Big Read Story Share

The Big Read Story Share is a participatory project focused on fostering community connection through story exchange. Hamilton residents are encouraged to share a favorite Hamilton memory on postcards that will be collected by Grounds For Sculpture and the Hamilton Free Public Library. These postcards will then be sent to other Hamilton residents to create connections between neighbors. To participate, pick up a postcard at either Grounds For Sculpture or the Hamilton Free Public Library, add your story, and return it to the drop-box at the pickup location by May 31st.

Event Location: Grounds For Sculpture, 80 Sculptors Way, Hamilton, NJ, 08619-3451

Date: Fri, May 27, 2016

Time: 10:00am – 4:30pm

Community: Grounds For Sculpture

Book: Into the Beautiful North

The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

The Pima County Public Library Edgar Allan Poe Book Discussion Series

The Pima County Public Library will be featuring the works by and inspired by Edgar Allan Poe throughout their library system in a number of Group Book Discussion sessions. Mystery Book Clubs, Horror Book Clubs, Detective Book Clubs, Poetry Book Clubs and simply Poe Book Clubs will be reading and discussion the works of Poe throughout the Big Read Connects Tucson program from Fall 2015 - Spring of 2016. Come join the discussion!

Event Location: Various Library Branches Throughout Pima County, Tucson, AZ, 85705-3650

Date: Fri, May 27, 2016

Community: Literacy Connects

Book: The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

Fahrenheit 451

Little Libraries at Grand Park

WHAT’S PINK, STANDS ON ONE LEG, AND ISN’T A FLAMINGO? Grand Park’s Little Libraries encourages all to drop off a good book and/or pick one up to take home. May we suggest this year’s Big Read title, Fahrenheit 451? Little Libraries are these ridiculously adorable pink dollhouses that have been filled with a variety of books for all ages. You can find these pink dollhouses near Starbucks, on Olive Court, near the Metro station, and across from City Hall. Some things just don’t need much fuss in life. Lending libraries are one of them. They operate on 3 basic principles: 1. You take a book…or…You leave a book 2. You read the book (preferably on some park furniture or under a leafy Grand Park tree)…then 3. You do it all over again Find’em, fill’em, love’em! More info: grandparkla.org/littlelibraries

Event Location: Grand Park, 200 N. Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA, 90012

Date: Fri, May 27, 2016

Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

Community: City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs

Book: Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451

Hoja la /The Big Read in Boyle Heights

Hoja L.A. is a community reading group at Libros Schmibros, a membership lending library. Stop by to pick up a copy of Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. Libros Schmibros Lending Library seeks to foster the literary and cultural life of Boyle Heights, a once majority-Jewish, now majority-Latino, neighborhood of Los Angeles. Founded in 2010, Libros Schmibros offers low- or no-cost literature and literary events to everybody east of the ocean. Working with local residents, artists, writers, readers, and public officials, Libros Schmibros is dedicated to both the exploration of literature and the study, questioning, celebration, and betterment of Southern California. Libros Schmibros advocates for the literary arts through public presentations, workshops, film series, museum exhibitions, reading groups, symposia, and conferences. For more information, please call 323.302.9408 or email: info@librosschmibros.org.

Event Location: Libros Schmibros Lending Library, 1711 Mariachi Plaza, Los Angeles, CA, 90033

Date: Fri, May 27, 2016

Time: 12:00pm – 7:00pm

Community: City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs

Book: Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451

Los Angeles Public Library Reading Groups and Related Activities

Library Reading Groups will take place at the following branches throughout Los Angeles: Arroyo Seco Baldwin Hills Brentwood Cahugena Central Library Durant El Sereno Granada Hills Malabar Memorial Mid-Valley North Hollywood Northridge Palisades Palms-Rancho Platt Playa Vista Silverlake Studio City Sunland-Tujunga Sylmar Valley Plaza Vernon Washington Irving Watts West Valley Westwood The Los Angeles Public Library hosts reading groups of Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 at various sites throughout Los Angeles, representing every region of the city. The library will distribute free related materials to supplement and enrich the reading experience, including Reader’s Guides and a copy of the book. Select branch sites will also host viewings of the feature film and other related activities. For more information, including dates and times of the reading group at a respective library branch site, please visit: lapl.org.

Event Location: Los Angeles Public Library, various sites, Los Angeles, CA

Date: Fri, May 27, 2016

Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

Community: City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs

Book: Fahrenheit 451

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