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Events for: Sunday, April 19, 2015

A Wizard of Earthsea

NSU Broken Arrow Fantasy Bulletin Board Display - Reading Clinic

Castles, Black knights, wizards and dragons! Come and enjoy a collection of fantasy themed art props on display at the NSU Broken Arrow Campus Reading Clinic from March 6 through May 15.

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

Date: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

Time: 8:00am – 5:00pm

Community: Northeastern State University

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Love Medicine

"Spirit, Heart, Home." Art Exhibition at National Park Service St. Croix River Visitor Center

Inspired by the themes of “Love Medicine” artists from all over the St. Croix Valley used photography, painting, ceramics, printmaking and fiber arts to express their Spirit, expose their Heart or celebrate their Home. "Spirit, Heart, Home." is an exhibition in three locations. In addition to the National Park Service St. Croix River Visitor Center in St. Croix Falls, work will be on view at the Great River Road Visitor & Learning Center at Freedom Park in Prescott, WI, and the ArtReach St. Croix Galleries in Stillwater, MN.

Event Location: 401 North Hamilton Street, St. Croix Falls, WI, 54024

Date: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Community: ArtReach St. Croix

Book: Love Medicine

A Wizard of Earthsea

University of Oklahoma -Tulsa Schusterman Library Big Read Digital Exhibit

The University of Oklahoma-Tulsa Schusterman Library is proud to participate in our communities Big Read event! Throughout the month of April, the OU-Tulsa Schusterman Library will host a digital exhibit display loosely based on the novel's theme titled`Mapping the Magical World'. Come learn how maps have been engaged in all genres of literature to create different worlds of magic! Free copies of the book A Wizard of Earthsea, as well as reading guides for the book will be distributed while supplies last. Call April Schweikhard at 918-660-3226 for more information concerning the Big Read at the OU-Tulsa Schusterman Center.

Event Location: 4502 E. 41st Street, Tulsa, OK, 74135

Date: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

Community: Northeastern State University

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

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: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

Community: San Leandro Public Library

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: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

Community: Northeastern State University

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

A Wizard of Earthsea

Connors State College/NSU Muskogee Library- Fantasy Book Display

We're celebrating the art of fantasy and Ursula Le Guin's "A Wizard of Earthsea"! Come and enjoy a small collection of fantasy book and book cover art on display at the Connors State College/NSU Muskogee library from March 6 through May 15.

Event Location: 2400 W. Shawnee St., Connors State College/NSU Muskogee Library, Muskogee, OK, 74401

Date: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

Community: Northeastern State University

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

A Wizard of Earthsea

Tulsa Community College Southeast Campus Earthsea Book Display

Get your "Wizard" on! Come and enjoy a small collection of fantasy book and book cover art based on the Ursula Le Guin Earthsea series on display at the Tulsa Community College Southeast campus library from March 6 through April 30.

Event Location: 10300 East 81st Street , TCC Southeast campus library, Tulsa, OK, 74133

Date: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

Community: Northeastern State University

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

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: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

Community: Emily Williston Memorial Library and Museum

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Love Medicine

"Spirit, Heart, Home." Art Exhibition at Great River Road Visitor & Learning Center

Inspired by the themes of “Love Medicine” artists from all over the St. Croix Valley used photography, painting, ceramics, printmaking and fiber arts to express their Spirit, expose their Heart or celebrate their Home. "Spirit, Heart, Home." is an exhibition in three locations. In addition to the Great River Road Visitor & Learning Center in Prescott, work will be on view at the National Park Service St. Croix River Visitor Center in St. Croix Falls, WI, and the ArtReach St. Croix Galleries in Stillwater, MN.

Event Location: Freedom Park, 200 Monroe Street, Prescott, WI, 54021

Date: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

Time: 12:00pm – 5:00pm

Community: ArtReach St. Croix

Book: Love Medicine

A Wizard of Earthsea

NSU Tahlequah Mural Display

This Language and Cultural Center: Display/Class Art Project entitled: “A Wizard of Earthsea: In Time and Place” will be something you won't want to miss! Visit the library between April 6th and May 15 to view the finished piece. The English as Second Language (ESL) program at the Language and Cultural Center (LCC) at Northeastern State University will create a project entitled A Wizard of Earthsea: In Time and Place. The project will be a collaborative effort between the advanced ESL students and the beginning students to produce a timeline approximately 3x25 feet long with a corresponding map of the hero's route. The advanced students will read the text and summarize the storyline organizing the adventures of the protagonist into a sequence for the timeline. These concepts will be verbally communicated by the advanced students to the beginning students who will capture the ideas with artistic representations to be displayed on the timeline and map. The advanced students will write captions for the art as provided by the beginning students. The 25-foot timeline and corresponding map, A Wizard of Earthsea: In Time and Place, will be displayed outside the LCC classroom (Library 118) from April 6 through May 15, 2015. The overall learning objective will be to promote literacy while the immediate objective will be to provide an opportunity for integrative English usage in reading, speaking, writing, and listening.

Event Location: 600 N. Grand Ave., Language and Cultural Center, Ajohn Vaughan Library, Room 118, Tahlequah, OK, 74464-2301

Date: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

Community: Northeastern State University

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Into the Beautiful North

The Big Read in Boyle Heights

Stop by Libros Schmibros, a membership lending library, to pick up a copy in English or Spanish of “Into the Beatiful North” by Luis Albero Urrea and a brochure of related Big Read in LA activities being held throughout Los Angeles, from April - June. 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 Latinos, Jews and everybody else 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 works with residents, writers, and public officials as catalysts towards the greater revitalization of Boyle Heights and the enrichment of the literary life around greater Los Angeles. We advocate for the literary arts through public presentations, workshops, film series, museum exhibitions, reading groups, symposia, and conferences. For more information, call (323) 302-9408 or email: info@librosschmibros.org

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

Date: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

Community: City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs

Book: Into the Beautiful North

The Great Gatsby

"My American Dream" Poetry Contest"

For the first time, the Lawrence County Public Library Poetry Contest has a theme. In honor of The Big Read we are asking our local poets to sharpen their pencils and write about "My American Dream". In The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby is trying to reach his American Dream and escape the life he knew. What is your dream? Have you achieved it? Or is it just out of reach? Poems can be dropped off at the nearest Briggs Lawrence County Public Library branch any time during the month of April. At the end of April, the poems will be judged. Winners will be announced in May. First place will receive a gift card and a certificate naming them the 2015 Poet Laureate of Briggs Lawrence County Public Library.

Event Location: , Briggs Lawrence County Public Library, Ironton, OH, 45638

Date: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

Community: Paramount Arts Center

Book: The Great Gatsby

Love Medicine

"Love Medicine" Read and Review at Friday Memorial Library

Library patrons and area residents are invited to read "Love Medicine" by Louise Erdrich and write their review of the book. Reviews can be dropped off at the Friday Memorial Library. All reviews dropped off during the month of April will be entered into a drawing for a prize.

Event Location: 155 E 1st St, New Richmond, WI, 54017

Date: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

Community: ArtReach St. Croix

Book: Love Medicine

Love Medicine

"Chickadee" Book-A-Thon

Join us for a Read-a-thon of "Chickadee" by Louise Erdich. Snacks and stretch time will be provided.

Event Location: Marine Community Library, 121 Judd Street, Marine on St. Croix, MN, 55057

Date: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Community: ArtReach St. Croix

Book: Love Medicine

The Maltese Falcon

The Maltese Falcon A Live Radio Play!

Join us as we bring to life Dashiell Hammett’s captivating classic The Maltese Falcon as a LIVE 1940s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble of actors that brings many characters to the stage, Sam Spade’s story jumps to life in front of your eyes! Tickets are free at any library branch.

Event Location: Fresno City College, Old Administration Building Auditorium, 1104 E University Ave, Fresno, CA, 93741

Date: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Community: Fresno County Public Library

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Love Medicine

"Jack's Back Door Cafe" Theatre Production at Great River Road Visitor and Learning Center

The play "Jack's Back Door Cafe" was inspired by the idea of a friend bursting through the back door to relate an encounter with nature. Drawing on stories collected from the community, playwright Ed Moersfelder has woven a tale of community, spiritual connection and our relationship with the natural world.

Event Location: 200 Monroe Street, Prescott, WI, 54021

Date: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Community: ArtReach St. Croix

Book: Love Medicine

The Maltese Falcon

Maltese Falcon Film at the Academy of Music

The Maltese Falcon, (1941) starring Humphrey Bogart and Mary Astor, was filmed in six weeks on a low budget and was John Huston’s directorial debut. The stylistic film is a mixture of mystery, romance, and thriller. It is mostly known for a number of memorable portrayals of corrupt, deceitful, hard-nosed villains...low-life quirky crooks ...and tough heroes, interwoven complex interactions between vividly-played characters, double-crossing intrigues and deceptions ...posturings, betrayals and materialistic greed. Everything is contained in marvelous characterizations and lines of dialogue. -Tim Dirks: filmsite.org Some film histories consider “The Maltese Falcon” the first film noir. It put down the foundations for that native American genre of mean streets, knife-edged heroes, dark shadows and tough dames. -Roger Ebert Tickets are $7 each and can be purchased from the Academy of Music. Participants of book discussions will receive a free ticket.

Event Location: 274 Main St, Northampton, MA, 01060

Date: Sun, Apr 19, 2015

Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Community: Emily Williston Memorial Library and Museum

Book: The Maltese Falcon

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