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Events for: Friday, September 4, 2015

The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

The University of Arizona Poetry Center Presents Streaming POEtry on the Tucson Streetcar

Ride the Sun Link street car through five of Tucson’s most unique districts and read some Poe along the way. LED monitors at select street car stops will continuously stream Poe’s poetry curated by the UA Poetry Center. Enjoy!

Event Location: All Along the Streetcar Route, Tucson, AZ, 85701

Date: Fri, Sep 4, 2015

Time: 7:00am – 11:30pm

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: Fri, Sep 4, 2015

Community: Literacy Connects

Book: The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

Fahrenheit 451

Decatur Book Festival

Largest independent book festival in the United States. 7 Stages will be present throughout the festival with free copies of 'Fahrenheit 451', extensive info on our Big Read book clubs and other activities, games with give-aways and prizes, discussion groups, as well as live performances of artistic responses to Bradbury's novel, performed by local professional actors and circus performers.

Event Location: 101 E. Court Sq., Decatur, GA, 30030

Date: Fri, Sep 4, 2015

Time: 10:00am – 6:00pm

Community: 7 Stages Theatre

Book: Fahrenheit 451

In the Time of the Butterflies

Art of Sizzle and Soul Painting Class

Candido Bido is considered one of the most famous and important contemporary painters in the Dominican Republic. Along with exhibiting worldwide and obtaining many national and international awards, he also founded an art center, a cultural center, an art school and a museum in his hometown of Bonao. The sun is a hallmark of much of his work and the colors are intense. His paintings portray everyday life, nature and mothers, and reflect great love of the people in his native valley where he drew his inspiration. Standing next to one of his paintings is like standing in the shimmering humid heat of the Caribbean at midday. In this 4-week class we will paint in his style, using three of his paintings for inspiration. In acrylics, we will apply vivid colors and layer with dots and dashes, creating a rich and vibrant painting. Please register online at Just register once to attend all four sessions. Registration for this event begins on August 4th. The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

Event Location: 82 Main Street, Peabody, MA, 01960-5553

Date: Fri, Sep 4, 2015

Time: 10:00am – 12:00pm

Community: Peabody Institute Library

Book: In the Time of the Butterflies

Fahrenheit 451

GSU Art Exhibit: "Not Allowed to be Seen"

Please stop by to visit the interactive art exhibit, "Not Allowed to be Seen" in the GSU Library Skylight Gallery. The exhibit is designed to elicit a response from the viewer.

Event Location: Governors State University Library Skylight Gallery, One University Parkway, University Park, IL, 60484-0975

Date: Fri, Sep 4, 2015

Community: Governors State University

Book: Fahrenheit 451

True Grit

The Big Read Kickoff Event

Join the Oceanside Public Library at First Friday ArtWalk to celebrate the community-wide read of the classic western novel True Grit by Charles Portis. Enjoy photographs from the UCR California Museum of Photography's Keystone-Mast Collection, unique stereo-graphic works from the time period of the novel. Cowboy Poet Gary Robertson will inspire audiences with live readings from the book, follow along on free copies which will be available as long as they last! Bring the whole family, living displays of women's attire from the era from the California Women's Museum will be on hand and pony rides are available to children!

Event Location: 330 N. Coast Highway, Oceanside, CA, 92054-2824

Date: Fri, Sep 4, 2015

Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Community: Oceanside Public Library

Book: True Grit

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