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Events for: Monday, February 8, 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: Mon, Feb 8, 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: Mon, Feb 8, 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: Mon, Feb 8, 2016

Time: 8:00am – 8:00pm

Community: Beardsley & Memorial Library

Book: When the Emperor Was Divine

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Inspired by Pigasso and Mootisse

Elementary school students create artwork inspired by the Little Big Read Book, "When Pigasso Met Mootisse." The exhibit will open during First Friday and The Big Read Kick Off and is available to be seen during the libraries' regular hours.

Event Location: Brunswick Library, 200 Gloucester Stree, Brunswick, GA, 31520

Date: Mon, Feb 8, 2016

Time: 9:30am – 5:00pm

Community: Golden Isles Arts and Humanities Association

Book: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

To Kill a Mockingbird

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

The Deltona Regional Library will be screening the award winning film version of the book at 11:00am on Monday, February,8.

Event Location: Deltona Regional Library, 2150 Eustace Ave., Deltona, FL, 32725

Date: Mon, Feb 8, 2016

Time: 11:00am – 1:15pm

Community: Volusia County Public Library

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

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: Mon, Feb 8, 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: Mon, Feb 8, 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: Mon, Feb 8, 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: Mon, Feb 8, 2016

Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

Community: Beaufort County Library

Book: Their Eyes Were Watching God

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: Mon, Feb 8, 2016

Community: East Central University

Book: The Bridge of San Luis Rey and Our Town

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Ten Things You (Probably) Don’t Know About Mark Twain

Dr. James Golden, Education Director of The Mark Twain House in Hartford, CT speaks on the Big Read author.

Event Location: Brunswick-Glynn County Library, 208 Gloucester Street, Brunswick, GA, 31520

Date: Mon, Feb 8, 2016

Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Community: Golden Isles Arts and Humanities Association

Book: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

When the Emperor Was Divine

“Japanese Internment during WWII” – Lecture

Prof. Todd Bryda will present an historical lecture on the Japanese Internment camps during WW2.

Event Location: Northwestern Ct Community College, Park Place, Winsted, CT, 06098-1509

Date: Mon, Feb 8, 2016

Time: 3:00pm – 4:00pm

Community: Beardsley & Memorial Library

Book: When the Emperor Was Divine

The Maltese Falcon

Teen Scene: Murder Mystery Party

Tweens and teens in 6th - 10th grade are cordially invited to join us for a night of murder and intrigue. Registration requested.

Event Location: Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh, NC, 27605

Date: Mon, Feb 8, 2016

Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Community: Wake County Public Libraries (WCPL)

Book: The Maltese Falcon

A Lesson Before Dying

River Rouge Public Library

The River Rouge Library will host three events: A Lesson Before Dying Book Discussion, Stand Tall Story time,and The Watsons Go To Birmingham Book Discussion.

Event Location: 211 Burke Street, River Rouge , MI, 48218

Date: Mon, Feb 8, 2016

Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Community: Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency

Book: A Lesson Before Dying

The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

Teen Book Discussion

Discuss Poe's "Great Tales and Poems" with the Dearborn Youth Commission. Grades 6-12. Pick up a free copy of the book at any Dearborn Public Library.

Event Location: Ten Eyck Administrative Building, 20601 Rotunda Dr., Dearborn, MI, 48124

Date: Mon, Feb 8, 2016

Time: 5:00pm – 6:00pm

Community: Dearborn Public Library

Book: The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

A Wizard of Earthsea

The Left Hand (and Right Foot) of Tai Chi Ch'uan: An Embodied Understanding of Ursula K. LeGuin's Taoist Inspirations

Ursula K. LeGuin once said in an Esquire interview that the best way to illuminate the Taoist strands in her fiction would be to read her translation of Lao Tzu’s ancient book, the Tao Te Ching. Le Guin is distinctly sensitive to the impossibility of neatly summarizing Eastern ideas to the satisfaction of the Western intellect. With this limitation in mind, Dr. Flemons will introduce participants to the quirky logic of Taoism through the practice of tai chi ch’uan, a soft-style martial art that is grounded in Taoist principles. He will demonstrate a portion of the Yang style tai chi long-form and then invite everyone to join him in trying out some of the essential movements. In the process, participants will develop an embodied grasp of Taoism that they can bring with them into their reading of Le Guin. Dr. Douglas Flemons is Professor of Family Therapy and Co-Director of the Office of Suicide and Violence Prevention at Nova Southeastern University. He is co-translator of the proto-Taoist text, I Ching, and the author of a book (Completing Distinctions) that uses Taoist and Zen ideas to etch out a holistic approach to psychotherapy. He has been practicing tai chi ch’uan for over 35 years.

Event Location: Pembroke Pines Library, 955 NW 129 Avenue, Pembroke Pines, FL, 33028

Date: Mon, Feb 8, 2016

Time: 5:00pm – 6:00pm

Community: Florida Center for the Book at Broward County Library

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Book Discussion - "Tom Sawyer"

Join in the discussion of The Big Read novel, "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer."

Event Location: Wayne County Library, 759 Sunset Boulevard, Jesup, GA, 31545

Date: Mon, Feb 8, 2016

Time: 5:00pm – 6:00pm

Community: Golden Isles Arts and Humanities Association

Book: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

A Wizard of Earthsea

A Wizard of Earthsea Book Discussion

Event Location: African-American Research Library and Cultural Center, 2650 Sistrunk Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33311

Date: Mon, Feb 8, 2016

Time: 5:45pm – 7:45pm

Community: Florida Center for the Book at Broward County Library

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

A Lesson Before Dying

Taylor Community Library

Book discussion and movie screening of The Watsons Go to Birmingham.

Event Location: 12303 Pardee Road, Taylor, MI, 48180

Date: Mon, Feb 8, 2016

Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Community: Wayne Metropolitan Community Action Agency

Book: A Lesson Before Dying

A Lesson Before Dying

Book Discussion - All Over the Page

Community members are invited to read "A Lesson Before Dying" and discuss general issues presnted in the book. Elnora Williams, a former school principal and former president of Friends of the Library, will facilitate the discussion. Refreshments will be served.

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

Date: Mon, Feb 8, 2016

Time: 6:30pm – 7:45pm

Community: Friends of the Knox County Public Library

Book: A Lesson Before Dying

The Maltese Falcon

Film Noir Lecture

Film Noir is more than dark lit alleys and femme fatales. Learn more about the cinematic genre inspired by American hard-boiled crime novels by attending a lecture by local film scholar, Laura Boyes, from the North Carolina Museum of Art.

Event Location: West Regional Library, 4000 Louis Stephens Dr., Cary, NC, 27519

Date: Mon, Feb 8, 2016

Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Community: Wake County Public Libraries (WCPL)

Book: The Maltese Falcon

The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

Poe Film Festival: The Black Cat (1934)

American honeymooners in Hungary are trapped in the home of a Satan-worshiping priest when the bride is taken there for medical help following a road accident. Starring Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi. Not rated. 65 minutes. All ages.

Event Location: Dearborn Public Library, Auditorium, 16301 Michigan Ave., Dearborn, MI, 48126-2792

Date: Mon, Feb 8, 2016

Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Community: Dearborn Public Library

Book: The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

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