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Events for: Tuesday, September 30, 2014

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: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Community: Rutgers, The State University of NJ

Book: A Farewell to Arms

Fahrenheit 451

Incendiary Illustrations: Tim Hamilton's "Fahrenheit 451"

The Mathis Gallery will display Tim Hamilton's original artwork from the graphic novel Fahrenheit 451. This graphic novel was authorized by Ray Bradbury and was nominated for an Eisner award in the "Best Adaptation of Another Work" category. www.uwp.edu/engage/artgalleries.cfm (All Ages)

Event Location: UW-Parkside Rita Tallent Picken Regional Center for Arts & Humanities, Mathis Gallery, 900 Wood Road, Kenosha, WI, 53144-1133

Date: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Community: University of Wisconsin-Parkside Library

Book: Fahrenheit 451

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: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

Community: Montclair Public Library

Book: In the Time of the Butterflies

A Farewell to Arms

Keynote Session-Lecture by Dr. Tyler Hoffman

Tyler Hoffman, Ph.D., will lecture on Ernest Hemingway and his place in American literature. The lecture will take place in the Stedman Gallery from 12:15 - 1:15 pm. Everyone in attendance will receive a copy of A Farewell to Arms. Ernest Hemingway and the Art of Composition Dr. Tyler Hoffman Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 12:15 pm Stedman Gallery Two key stylistic devices that structure Hemingway’s writing are repetition and omission. Dr. Tyler Hoffman, Professor of English and chair of the English department, will explore these devices with examples from Hemingway’s work. He also will reveal what Hemingway learned from Gertrude Stein in Paris about literary method, what future minimalist writers learned from him, and what all of this has to do with icebergs. Dr. Hoffman is the author of three books–Robert Frost and the Politics of Poetry (University Press of New England, 2001; winner of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association Studies Book Award); Teaching with The Norton Anthology of Poetry: A Guide for Instructors (Norton, 2005); and American Poetry in Performance: From Walt Whitman to Hip Hop (University of Michigan Press, 2011). He has published many articles and book chapters, including on John Brown and children’s literature; American Civil War verse; American political poets and naturalism; Walt Whitman; Emily Dickinson; Vachel Lindsay; Robert Frost; Wallace Stevens; Elizabeth Bishop; Gary Snyder; Thom Gunn; and the contemporary slam poetry scene. He is past president of the International Robert Frost Society, and currently serves as editor of the electronic Whitman studies journal The Mickle Street Review and associate editor of the Robert Frost Review.

Event Location: Stedman Gallery, Fine Arts Building, Rutgers-Camden Campus, Camden, NJ, 08102-1405

Date: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Community: Rutgers, The State University of NJ

Book: A Farewell to Arms

The Maltese Falcon

Twitter Mystery

Follow us on twitter as we tweet out a mystery with the #QPLclue tagged to it. How will the mystery end? You tell us. At the end of The Big Read tweet us what you think the best ending would be and we'll choose a winner!

Event Location: Twitter.com, Quincy, IL, 62301

Date: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

Community: Quincy Public Library

Book: The Maltese Falcon

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: Tue, Sep 30, 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: Tue, Sep 30, 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: Tue, Sep 30, 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: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

Community: University of Wisconsin-Parkside Library

Book: Fahrenheit 451

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: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

Community: University of Wisconsin-Parkside Library

Book: Fahrenheit 451

When the Emperor Was Divine

Photo Reproductions from J. Willard Marriott Library Mitsugi M. Kasai Memorial Japanese American Archive

On exhibit in LUR photo reproductions from the J. Willard Marriott Library’s Mitsugi M. Kasai Memorial Japanese American Archive including images of Topaz War Relocation Center. The story told by this archive begins with the arrival of the first Japanese immigrants who came here to work in the railroad, mining, and agricultural industries. Included are records, photographs, journals, oral histories, and films from their settlement. Salt Lake City’s Japantown, the 442nd Regimental Combat Team and other U. S. military involvement, relocation to internment camps, and the establishment of Japanese Buddhist and Christian churches are included in the archive.

Event Location: 210 East 400 South, Lower Urban Room, Salt Lake City, UT, 84111-2804

Date: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

Community: Salt Lake City Public Library

Book: When the Emperor Was Divine

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: Tue, Sep 30, 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: Tue, Sep 30, 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

The Maltese Falcon

American P.I.

Former private investigator Lynn Niewohner will talk about her 15 years of crime-solving experiences.

Event Location: Quincy Public Library, 526 Jersey Street, Quincy, IL, 62301

Date: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Community: Quincy Public Library

Book: The Maltese Falcon

To Kill a Mockingbird

Family Movie - The Watsons Go to Birmingham

Families are invited to watch the movie "The Watsons Go to Birmingham" (2013), based on the novel by Christopher Paul Curtis.

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

Date: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

Time: 4:30pm – 6:30pm

Community: Irving Public Library

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird

Book Discussion: "To Kill a Mockingbird"

A community discussion on Harper Lee's classic novel.

Event Location: Stapleton Branch Library, 132 Canal St, Staten Island, NY, 10304

Date: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Community: Staten Island OutLOUD

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Fahrenheit 451

Film Festival

Capote will be shown. Dr. Theron Montgomery will be the discussion leader.

Event Location: 600 University Ave, Patterson 101, Troy, AL, 36082

Date: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Community: Troy University

Book: Fahrenheit 451

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