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Events for: Sunday, February 7, 2016

To Kill a Mockingbird

Book Discussion Online

The Volusia County Public Library's online book club, "Chapter Chat" will be discussing "To Kill a Mockingbird" and "Go Set a Watchman" February 1-29.

Event Location: Volusia County Public Library's Online Book Club, Chapter Chat, www.volusialibrary.org

Date: Sun, Feb 7, 2016

Time: 12:00am – 11:45pm

Community: Volusia County Public Library

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird

Book Discussion Online Teen

The Volusia County Public Library's online Teen Book Group will be discussing "To Kill a Mockingbird" February 1-29.

Event Location: Volusia County Public Library's Online Book Club, www.volusialibrary.org

Date: Sun, Feb 7, 2016

Time: 12:00am – 11:45pm

Community: Volusia County Public Library

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

When the Emperor Was Divine

“When the Emperor was Divine”

An exhibit of art and artifacts from the Japanese culture on display at the Northwestern Connecticut Community College Library.

Event Location: NCCC Library, Park Place, Winsted, CT, 06098-1509

Date: Sun, Feb 7, 2016

Time: 8:00am – 8:00pm

Community: Beardsley & Memorial Library

Book: When the Emperor Was Divine

Their Eyes Were Watching God

"New Windows Looking Back" Public Art Project

"New Windows Looking Back" is a public art project featuring site-specific glass artist Therman Statom. Therman Statom is an American Studio Glass artist whose primary medium is sheet glass. He cuts, paints, and assembles the glass - adding found glass objects along the way – to create three-dimensional sculptures. Many of these works are large in scale. Statom is known for his site-specific installations in which his glass structures dwarf the visitor. Sound and projected digital imagery are also features of the environmental works. "New Windows Looking Back" is a weekend-long event that will involve children at the Midway Safe Harbor Community Center in the creation of a monumental glass sculpture inspired by Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God.

Event Location: Midway Safe Harbor Community Center, 2405 Rightway, Sanford, FL, 32771

Date: Sun, Feb 7, 2016

Time: 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Community: University of Central Florida

Book: Their Eyes Were Watching God

Their Eyes Were Watching God

Guiding Lights - Gallery Exhibition

The public kick-off program features the opening of the exhibition Guiding Lights: Inspired by Folklore and Literature at The Gordon Parks Gallery. Artist and guest curator Seitu Jones will moderate a panel discussion.The exhibition features the artwork of five local emerging African-American artists who have created mixed media works inspired by African-American folklore and literature. Participants include: Jeremiah Bey-Ellison, Minneapolis, Loretta Day, Saint Paul, Christopheraaron Deanes, Minneapolis, Chrys Carroll, Minneapolis, and Jordan Hamilton, Minneapolis. Regarding the exhibition, curator Seitu Jones says,“The participating artists consistently approach their work as interventions in eliminating systemic racism, while maintaining their individual artistic visions. Their artwork is framed by tradition, vision and culture.” The kick-off event on Thursday, Jan. 28 is free and open to the public. The art exhibition reception opens at 5 p.m. The panel discussion runs from 6 to 6:45 p.m. The keynote address begins at 7 p.m. The exhibition is on display through Feb. 26. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday to Thursday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Friday and Saturday. The gallery is located in the Library and Learning Center, 645 East Seventh Street, on the Saint Paul Campus.

Event Location: 700 East 7th Street, St. Paul, MN, 55106-5003

Date: Sun, Feb 7, 2016

Community: Metropolitan State University

Book: Their Eyes Were Watching God

The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

Children's Museum Tucson Presents Love of Literacy

The Children's Museum Tucson brings the love of literacy to families of Southern Arizona with a month long celebration of literacy! Throughout the month, Children's Museum Tucson will invite visitors to participate in child-appropriate Poe-themed stories and hands-on arts and literacy activities, inspiring an appreciation of all things Poe!

Event Location: Children's Museum Tucson, 200 S Sixth Avenue, Tucson, AZ, 85701

Date: Sun, Feb 7, 2016

Community: Literacy Connects

Book: The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

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: Sun, Feb 7, 2016

Community: Literacy Connects

Book: The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

Their Eyes Were Watching God

Artist Cassandra Gillens Art Exhibit at St. Helena Branch Library

Exhibit viewable during St. Helena Branch Library's operating hours. cassandragillensart.com

Event Location: St. Helena Branch Library, 6355 Jonathan Francis Sr. Road, St. Helena, SC, 29920

Date: Sun, Feb 7, 2016

Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

Community: Beaufort County Library

Book: Their Eyes Were Watching God

A Wizard of Earthsea

The Big Read @ Fort Lauderdale Jazz Fest

Event Location: Riverwalk, , Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33301

Date: Sun, Feb 7, 2016

Community: Florida Center for the Book at Broward County Library

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

The Bridge of San Luis Rey and Our Town

Golden Age Exhibit

The Golden Age Exhibit seeks to build a bridge to the theater that forms such a central role in "The Bridge of San Luis Rey." Come learn about Spanish playwrights, theaters, and the plays mentioned in Wilder's novel. The exhibit will also open a window to the creation of sound effects and lighting during early theater. If that were not enough, this year's exhibit will include the first physical display of the world's largest collection of Spanish Golden Age theater plot summaries, 1,700 summaries written by Richard Tyler of plays that he read over several decades of an illustrious career as a Spanish professor.

Event Location: Linscheid Library, 1100 East 14th Street, Ada, OK, 74820-6999

Date: Sun, Feb 7, 2016

Community: East Central University

Book: The Bridge of San Luis Rey and Our Town

A Lesson Before Dying

"Troublemakers and Trailblazers" Exhibit

This exhibition presents the more colorful characters of the Chattahoochee Valley, people who were criticized or ostracized for being outside the mainstream or going against dominant power structures. Race, class, gender, and sexuality are the topics of discussion, as well as what it means to “do the right thing.” An overarching theme is how we perceive “trouble” and how these troublemakers are sometimes, but not always, seen differently through the long lens of history. Featured individuals include author Carson McCullers, musician Ma Rainey, anti-corruption lawyer Albert Patterson, civil rights activist Dr. Thomas Brewer, suffragette H. Augusta Howard, and journalists Julian and Julia Harris. Millworkers on strike, the Nancy Harts all-women militia in LaGrange, groundbreaking female architects, and local Unionists during the Civil War are also highlighted. Please visit The Columbus Museum website www.columbusmuseum.com for information on exhibit hours.

Event Location: Columbus Museum, 1251 Wynnton Road, Columbus, GA, 31906

Date: Sun, Feb 7, 2016

Time: 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Community: Chattahoochee Valley Libraries

Book: A Lesson Before Dying

To Kill a Mockingbird

"To Kill a Mockingbird", the film at DeLand Regional Library

The Deland Regional Library will be screening the award winning film version of the book at 1:15pm on Sunday, February 7.

Event Location: DeLand Regional Library, 130 E. Howry Ave., DeLand, FL, 32724

Date: Sun, Feb 7, 2016

Time: 1:15pm – 3:30pm

Community: Volusia County Public Library

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

The Maltese Falcon

Movie Screening: The Thin Man (4)

Watch the classic 1934 film starring William Powell and Myrna Loy based on Dashiell Hammett’s novel. Nick and Nora Charles are Hammett's most enchanting creations, a rich, glamorous couple who solve homicides in between wisecracks and martinis. The movie is 1 hour and 33 minutes with a short discussion afterwards.

Event Location: West Regional Library, West Regional Library, Cary, NC, 27519

Date: Sun, Feb 7, 2016

Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Community: Wake County Public Libraries (WCPL)

Book: The Maltese Falcon

To Kill a Mockingbird

Local Musicians Celebrate American music from the 1930s Daytona Beach

Imagine Scout, Jem and Atticus sitting in their living room listening to the radio on a sultry Sunday evening in Macomb, Alabama. Chances are they would be tuned into a program featuring a variety of music styles ranging from Broadway, art, song, jazz and classical. They would be listening to the works of American composers such as George Gershwin, Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein, Irving Berlin and Samuel Barber. Vocalist Curtis Rayam Jr., clarinetist Jason Hastings, and concert pianist Rose Grace will take us back in time to this memorable era during a free concert at 2 p.m. Sunday, February 7, in the Davidson Theater at the News-Journal Center, 221 N. Beach St., Daytona Beach. Jason M. Hastings is a visiting instructor of music at Bethune-Cookman University who has spent the majority of his professional career as a performer and educator in Mexico. While there, he held the position of principal clarinet with La Orquesta Sinfónica Sinaloa de las Artes and also served as professor of clarinet at La Escuela de Artes José Limón. Curtis Rayam Jr. is an international opera and concert singer. He is a lecturer and artist-in-residence at Bethune-Cookman College and an adjunct professor of voice at Rollins College in Winter Park. Rose Shlyam Grace is a Russian-born pianist who has performed throughout the United States as a soloist and chamber music recitalist. She is an associate professor of piano at Bethune-Cookman University and an adjunct professor of piano at Daytona State College.

Event Location: Davidson Theater at the News-Journal Center at Daytona State College, 221 N. Beach St., Daytona Beach, FL, 32114

Date: Sun, Feb 7, 2016

Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Community: Volusia County Public Library

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird

"Hey, Atticus!" original play at Ormond Beach Regional Library

Local playwright Karen Poulsen pays tribute to “To Kill a Mockingbird” with her original play, “Hey, Atticus!” The play explains how Nelle Harper Lee crafted the novel in her New York City apartment in the late 1950s. She meets new friends and an editor who encourages her to write what would become a Pulitzer Prize winning modern classic of American literature. Local performers depict the lives of the author, her editor and friends. Lee, played by Terri Schmidt, is the plucky author struggling to write her novel with the encouragement and unwavering belief of her editor, Tay, portrayed by Carrie Van Tol. Friends Joy and Michael, portrayed by Valerie Orzel and Terence Van Auken, offer Nelle support and a generous opportunity. Assisting with this production are Stage Manager Heidi Ackerson and Stage Assistant Kay Matheny. Seating is limited and will begin 30 minutes before the show.

Event Location: Ormond Beach Regional Library, 30 S. Beach St., Ormond Beach, FL, 32174

Date: Sun, Feb 7, 2016

Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Community: Volusia County Public Library

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

A Lesson Before Dying

Screeening of "Dead Man Walking"

In "A Lesson Before Dying" Grant Wiggins is enlisted to help Jefferson face his execution with dignity and redemption. Similarly, "Dead Man Walking" tells the true story of a man facing execution and Sister Hele Prejean's efforts to help him find peace. Capital punishment expert and UT Law Professor, Penny White, will introduce the movie and discuss the nuances of the death penalty.

Event Location: Lawson McGhee Library, 500 West Church Avenue, Knoxville, TN, 37902-2505

Date: Sun, Feb 7, 2016

Time: 2:00pm – 4:30pm

Community: Friends of the Knox County Public Library

Book: A Lesson Before Dying

Their Eyes Were Watching God

Film Screening: Their Eyes Were Watching God

A drama set in the 1920s, where free-spirited Janie Crawford's search for happiness leads her through several different marriages, challenging the morals of her small town. Based on the novel by Zora Neale Hurston. Director: Darnell Martin Writers: Zora Neale Hurston (novel), Suzan-Lori Parks (teleplay) Stars: Halle Berry, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, Mel Winkler

Event Location: Rice Street Library, 1011 Rice St, St. Paul, MN, 55117

Date: Sun, Feb 7, 2016

Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Community: Metropolitan State University

Book: Their Eyes Were Watching God

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

On Stage Sunday - "Mark Twain at 70"

The year is 1905. The audience are friends of Mark Twain, invited to his Fifth Avenue, New York City home on the occasion of his 70th birthday. His guests are treated to the incomparable entertainment of Twain's humorous stories and the songs he loves to sing while strumming a guitar. Rod Rawlings brings to the stage a striking and memorable portrayal of the immortal character based on years of reading, research and rehearsal. He uses Twain's timeless words from start to finish. And when he plays guitar and sings, just as Twain enjoyed doing, we are reminded of the simple joy of the tuneful music of Twain's time. Advanced Tickets: Members $10/Nonmembers $15. Day of Show: Members $15/Nonmembers $20. Students always $5.

Event Location: Historic Ritz Theatre, 1530 Newcastle Street, Brunswick, GA, 31520

Date: Sun, Feb 7, 2016

Time: 3:00pm – 4:30pm

Community: Golden Isles Arts and Humanities Association

Book: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

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