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Events for: Tuesday, June 28, 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: Tue, Jun 28, 2016

Time: 10:00am – 6:00pm

Community: Grounds For Sculpture

Book: Into the Beautiful North

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:

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

Date: Tue, Jun 28, 2016

Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

Community: City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs

Book: Fahrenheit 451

Fahrenheit 451

Night at the Museum

Join us at Fire Station No. 30, Engine Company No. 30, a historic fire station and engine company that is now home to the African American Firefighter Museum. This event will include a dynamic discussion of Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 and a tour of the museum. The event will also host a reading for children of the book, "Molly, by Golly" about the first female firefighter in the U.S. For information about the museum, visit

Event Location: African American Firefighter Museum, 1401 S. Central Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90021

Date: Tue, Jun 28, 2016

Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Community: City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs

Book: Fahrenheit 451

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