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Events for: Sunday, March 1, 2015

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, Mar 1, 2015

Community: San Leandro Public Library

Book: Into the Beautiful North

The Namesake

The Art of the Saree Exhibit

The beautiful fabrics of the saree, a traditional South Asian garment for women, are works of art unto themselves. See a variety of these stunning textiles up close and on display.

Event Location: Central Library, 201 East Market Street, Charlottesville, VA, 22902-5209

Date: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

Community: Jefferson Madison Regional Library

Book: The Namesake

True Grit

What True Grit Might have Looked Like: Photographs by F.M.Steele

Event Location: 1515 SW 10th Ave, Topeka, KS, 66604-1374

Date: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

Community: Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library

Book: True Grit

The Namesake

India Enigma Exhibit by Michael Petrus

This exhibition of photography will explore how ancient traditions collide with the modern global experiment in India. Michael Petrus is co-founder of Crisman+Petrus Architects.

Event Location: Crozet Library, 2020 Library Avenue, Crozet, VA, 22932

Date: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

Community: Jefferson Madison Regional Library

Book: The Namesake

The Namesake

The Name Game: A Big Read Scavenger Hunt

A rose by any other name would smell as sweet – right? Follow these clues to track down some outstanding names in YA books. Find all of the clues and win a prize. Grades 6-12. At participating library branches.

Event Location: 201 East Market Street, Charlottesville, VA, 22902-5209

Date: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

Community: Jefferson Madison Regional Library

Book: The Namesake

The Namesake

Time to Design: Rangoli to Mehndi (All Ages)

Create designs from India. We will have beautiful rangoli, from simple to intricate, available to color, as well as hand cut-outs on which to create your own mehndi pattern. Take your creations home or leave them to decorate the Library.

Event Location: Gordon Avenue Library, 1500 Gordon Avenue, Charlottesville, VA, 22903

Date: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

Community: Jefferson Madison Regional Library

Book: The Namesake

The Namesake

Family Lego Challenge

Showcase your designs and creativity. Visit Northside Library each week to get your challenge card. Build your design at home with your Lego bricks, take a picture, and email it to northside@jmrl.org. We’ll post pictures to the JMRL Facebook page and let the community vote. Each week, the picture with the most votes will win a prize! All ages.

Event Location: Northside Library, 705 Rio Road West, Charlottesville, VA, 22901

Date: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

Community: Jefferson Madison Regional Library

Book: The Namesake

The Namesake

Make and Take Mehndi (All Ages)

Enjoy crafts but short on time? Stop by the Information Desk for quick and easy mehndi projects to do at your own pace, or take them to go. Materials provided. Central and Northside Libraries.

Event Location: 201 East Market Street, Charlottesville, VA, 22902-5209

Date: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

Community: Jefferson Madison Regional Library

Book: The Namesake

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, Mar 1, 2015

Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

Community: City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs

Book: Into the Beautiful North

The Call of the Wild

Iditarod Contest

All 5th grade through high school students are invited to attend the Iditarod kickoff at the Seward Public Library. Each student is allowed to choose one musher and follow them through the 1,000 mile race. A copy of The Call of the Wild will be given to each entrant, and prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place will be awarded after the Iditarod is finished.

Event Location: 233 S. 5th Street, Seward, NE, 68434

Date: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Community: Friends of the Seward Memorial Library

Book: The Call of the Wild

The Call of the Wild

Sled Dog Racing/Mushing

Members of the Inland Empire Dog Sled Association provide an overview of sled dog racing -- both in the past and in the present day, and talk about their personal experiences with the sport.

Event Location: Spokane Valley Library, 12004 E Main, Spokane Valley, WA

Date: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Community: Spokane County Library District

Book: The Call of the Wild

The Namesake

Terracotta Jewelry Workshop

Join artist Vasantha Reddi as she demonstrates the traditional Indian art of terracotta jewelry making, and make a lovely piece to take with you. Grades 6-12. Required registration begins February 15.

Event Location: Central Library, 201 East Market Street, Charlottesville, VA, 22902-5209

Date: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

Time: 2:00pm – 2:00pm

Community: Jefferson Madison Regional Library

Book: The Namesake

The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears

The Grass Is Always Greener

Presented by the Anabella Lenzu Dance Company: interpretive dance about experience of immigration followed by an audience discussion.

Event Location: The Bernie Wohl Center, 647 Columbus Avenue, New York, NY, 10025

Date: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

Time: 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Community: Goddard-Riverside Community Center

Book: The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears

The Call of the Wild

1997 Call of the Wild movie at Rivoli Theater in Seward

The Rivoli will show the 1997 movie version of 'The Call of the Wild', starring Rutger Hauer. This version is the closest to the actual book, and will be offered free to the public. Books will be given away to the first 100 attendees.

Event Location: 533 Main Street, Seward, NE, 68434

Date: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

Time: 3:00pm – 4:30pm

Community: Friends of the Seward Memorial Library

Book: The Call of the Wild

Old School

Cromaine Book Club for Adults

Discuss "Old School" with other readers. Drop-in - Village.

Event Location: Cromaine Library - Village Community Room, 3688 N. Hartland Road, Hartland, MI, 48353

Date: Sun, Mar 1, 2015

Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Community: Cromaine District Library

Book: Old School

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