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Events for: Thursday, September 18, 2014

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: Thu, Sep 18, 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: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

Community: Montclair Public Library

Book: In the Time of the Butterflies

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: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

Community: Quincy Public Library

Book: The Maltese Falcon

The Maltese Falcon

Find the Falcons

Be a detective yourself and find all the falcon statues that are hidden in Quincy. We've placed them at many of the Quincy businesses, but can you find them all?

Event Location: , Quincy, IL, 62301

Date: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

Community: Quincy Public Library

Book: The Maltese Falcon

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: Thu, Sep 18, 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: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

Community: Salt Lake City Public Library

Book: When the Emperor Was Divine

Into the Beautiful North

Hapeville Library Book Chat

Event Location: 525 King Arnold Street, Hapeville, GA, 30354

Date: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Community: Atlanta History Center's Literary Center

Book: Into the Beautiful North

Into the Beautiful North

Big Read Kick Off: Latino Heritage Month Celebration

Sociedad Latina will kick off the 2014 Big Read of "Into the Beautiful North" on September 18 on the Brigham Circle Plaza. The event will feature a live music by Jesus Pagan y Su Orquesta, Latin cuisine, arts and crafts for all ages, book giveaways and a presentation by Sociedad Latina and this year's Big Read partners!

Event Location: One Brigham Circle Plaza, 1620 Tremont St. , Roxbury, MA, 02120

Date: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

Time: 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Community: Sociedad Latina, Inc.

Book: Into the Beautiful North

A Farewell to Arms

Kick Off Event for A Farewell to Arms

The kick-off event will be held at the centrally located Rutgers-Camden Campus in September 2014. Each participant will receive the book, or a companion book for young readers, and a schedule of activities. Family Friendly Kick-Off Event – Celebration Of Reading with Storyteller, Kyle Jakubowski on hand to delight listeners with Tales of Adventure, part of Camden’s 3rd Thursday events, Thursday, September 18, 2014 from 5-7:30 pm at the Camden County Library, Nilsa I Cruz-Perez Downtown Branch, 301 North 5th Street, Camden

Event Location: Nilsa I Cruz Downtown Branch of the Camden County Library, 301 N. 5th Street, Camden, NJ, 08102-1405

Date: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

Time: 5:00pm – 7:30pm

Community: Rutgers, The State University of NJ

Book: A Farewell to Arms

The Call of the Wild

Primitive Tools

Bob Stewart will demonstrate and display primitive tools

Event Location: 1370 Hwy 22 East, Owenton, KY, 40359-9096

Date: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Community: Owen County Public Library

Book: The Call of the Wild

Their Eyes Were Watching God

THE BIG READ: Zora Neale Hurston "Their Eyes Were Watching God" Kickoff, Keynote Lecture and Film

Emmy-winning writer, scholar and performer Evelyn Moore. Ed.M. Harvard University will deliver the Keynote Lecture at the Kickoff event for THE BIG READ: Zora Neale Hurston's "Their Eyes Were Watching God." Ms. Moore won an Emmy Award in writing for the National SEED Project: “The Bridge” (www.nationalseedproject.org - Seeking Educational Equity and Diversity, a project operating out of the Wellesley Centers for Women at Wellesley College.) She is on the adjunct faculty of Lesley College in Cambridge, MA, where she teaches about Multicultural Education, Drama and Integrated Arts. Ms. Moore is active in Boston in theatre and television, and is a leader in diversity training and gender equality. She acted in the PBS national telecast of "The American Experience: Africans in America." For the Boston Science Museum, she wrote a play, "For Those of Us Who Dream," about the life of Mae Jamison, the first female African-American Astronaut. She served as a contributing writer to the Blueprints for Teaching and Learning About the Harlem Renaissance. Following the Keynote Address, The Library will then screen Oprah Winfrey Presents A Harpo Films Production, Halle Berry "Their Eyes Were Watching God" (2005) based on the novel by Zora Neale Hurston, written for television by Suzan-Lori Parks and Misan Sagay and Bobby Smith, Jr. The film is shown through arrangement with Movie Licensing USA, a division of Swank Motion Pictures, who represent the studio that owns this film and issued a One-Time Showing License to screen this movie in the library.

Event Location: Amherst County Public Library / Madison Heights Branch, 200 River James Shopping Center, Madison Heights, VA, 24572

Date: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

Time: 6:30pm – 9:00pm

Community: Amherst Glebe Arts Response, Inc. (AGAR)

Book: Their Eyes Were Watching God

In the Time of the Butterflies

Adult Book Discussions

The library will host adult book discussions on "In the Time of the Butterflies" at its main and branch libraries using the readers guide. Anticipated participation: 15 per discussion.

Event Location: 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07042-2629

Date: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Community: Montclair Public Library

Book: In the Time of the Butterflies

When the Emperor Was Divine

Fiction Reflects Life Book Group

The Fiction Reflects Life Book Group will be combining a discussion of "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet" with their understanding of "When the Emperor was Divine" at their September meeting. The group is open to the public. To join in the discussion call the Library- 508-222-0157, or register online at: http://attleborolibrary.org/register/

Event Location: 74 North Main St., Attleboro, MA, 02703

Date: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Community: Attleboro Public Library/Attleboro's 1 ABC

Book: When the Emperor Was Divine

The Maltese Falcon

And Then There Were None

Quincy Community Theatre presents, "And Then There Were None," an Agatha Christie mystery. Ten guilty strangers are trapped on an island. One by one they are accused of murder; one by one they start to die. Following the September 14 and 19 performances, QPL's Katie Kraushaar and QCT's Brandon Thomsen will host Talk Back, to add understanding of the mystery genre represented by the play and The Maltese Falcon book. Tickets are $18. Order yours at Quincy Community Theatre, 222-3209. QCT advises that audiences are cautioned for this production.

Event Location: Quincy Community Theatre 300 Civic Center Plaza , Oakley-Lindsay Center, Quincy, IL, 62301

Date: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

Time: 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Community: Quincy Public Library

Book: The Maltese Falcon

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