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Events for: Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Their Eyes Were Watching God

Open-Notebook Dance Workshop

A Caribbean-American dancer/choreographer who fuses choreography with personal documentary and social commentary to grapple with identity, post-colonial issues, feminism and juxtapositions of European and African influences, Tania Isaac's exploration of creative method “Open-Notebook” turns a room into a laboratory of performance investigation. This 4-week workshop offers the opportunity to look at Their Eyes Were Watching God as source material and model for creating performance. Participants interweave their narratives with Hurston’s to create small performances of movement, theater and/or voice. The installation space will house notes, questions, interviews, and responses. Participants meet once per week, but the installation is open each day to the public and their comments and responses are folded in. Final presentation will document the passage from the original text to its final re-interpretation in performance.

Event Location: Drexel University | Van Rensselaer Hall, 3320 Powelton Ave, Philadelphia, PA, 19104

Date: Tue, Sep 27, 2016

Time: 9:00am – 9:00pm

Community: Writers Room

Book: Their Eyes Were Watching God

To Kill a Mockingbird

Flash Fiction Contest: It's Not Fair!

1,000 words or less. Middle school, high school and adult winners! Get details at WaukeshaReads.org or by calling 262-524-3682. Deadline for entry is October 7!

Event Location: Waukesha Public Library, 321 Wisconsin Avenue, Waukesha, WI, 53186

Date: Tue, Sep 27, 2016

Time: 9:00am – 9:00pm

Community: Waukesha Public Library

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

In the Time of the Butterflies

Community Maps

Share your family's history by pinpointing your country of origin on the map.

Event Location: Tustin Library, 345 E. Main Street, Tustin, CA, 92780

Date: Tue, Sep 27, 2016

Time: 9:00am – 7:00pm

Community: Orange County Public Library

Book: In the Time of the Butterflies

Love Medicine

Not Vanishing: Contemporary Native American Art, 1977-2015

Included in this exhibition are works by over 17 established and emerging northwest indigenous artists who track the evolution of the Contemporary Native American Arts Movement.

Event Location: Missoula Art Museum, 335 N Pattee St, Missoula, MT, 59802

Date: Tue, Sep 27, 2016

Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Community: Missoula Public Library

Book: Love Medicine

Love Medicine

Photographing a Culture: Portraits of Native Americans

These photographs on display in MPL's lobby are from local Missoula collections of Native Americans from around the United States. While many are nameless, their faces shed light on their lives. Exhibit courtesy of the Historical Museum at Fort Missoula.

Event Location: Missoula Public Library, 301 E Main St, Missoula, MT, 59802-4735

Date: Tue, Sep 27, 2016

Time: 10:00am – 6:00pm

Community: Missoula Public Library

Book: Love Medicine

Love Medicine

Love, Heartache, Drama and the Objects that Get Stuck In-between

A display of family heirlooms on loan from the Historical Museum at Fort Missoula.

Event Location: Missoula Public Library, 301 E Main St, Missoula, MT, 59802-4735

Date: Tue, Sep 27, 2016

Time: 10:00am – 6:00pm

Community: Missoula Public Library

Book: Love Medicine

Great Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

Little Read Story time

Utilizing board books for little people Edgar and the Tattletale Heart and Edgar Gets Ready for Bed

Event Location: Bayliss Library, 541 Library Dr, Sault Sainte Marie, MI, 49783-2147

Date: Tue, Sep 27, 2016

Time: 10:00am – 10:30am

Community: Superior District Library

Book: Great Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

The Joy Luck Club

Celebrate China Storytime

This NEA Big Read/Little Read storytime will feature Chinese food, fireworks, and dragons!

Event Location: Quincy Public Library, 526 Jersey Street, Quincy, IL, 62301

Date: Tue, Sep 27, 2016

Time: 10:15am – 11:15am

Community: Quincy Public Library

Book: The Joy Luck Club

The Joy Luck Club

Celebrate China Storytime

This NEA Big Read/Little Read storytime will feature Chinese food, fireworks, and dragons!

Event Location: Quincy Public Library, 526 Jersey Street, Quincy, IL, 62301

Date: Tue, Sep 27, 2016

Time: 10:15am – 11:15am

Community: Quincy Public Library

Book: The Joy Luck Club

Love Medicine

Tiny Tales

A pre-literacy program for children birth to three years of age, parents, grandparents, and caregivers. Enjoy songs, nursery rhymes, fingerplays, lapsits, and one or two stories, followed by an open reading and socializing time. We will include rhymes, songs and stories on the themes of families and animals of the west.

Event Location: Missoula Public Library, 301 E Main St, Missoula, MT, 59802-4735

Date: Tue, Sep 27, 2016

Time: 10:30am – 11:15am

Community: Missoula Public Library

Book: Love Medicine

True Grit

Poetry Contest

Let True Grit inspire you to give us your very best in poetry writing! The theme: the Old West. You know: horses and cowboys, outlaws and lawmen, mountain men, Native Americans, buffalo hunting, cattle drives……that’s just to get you started! Now set yourself down and write us a poem! Prizes: Teen category: 13 – 18 years (first place: one $50 cash card second place: one $25 cash card) Adult category: 19 years and over (first place: one $50 cash card second place: one $25 cash card) One entry per person. First 300 entries accepted. Paper entry forms available at Mead Public Library, or use the link at our web site: meadpl.org. Entries accepted from 6:30 p.m., Friday, 9/16 through 5:00 p.m., Saturday, 10/15. Winners announced at The NEA Big Read finale on 10/28. Entrants do not have to be present to win. All judging done by Karl Elder, author, poet, and Jacob and Lucille Fessler Professor of Creative Writing and Poet in Residence at Lakeland College

Event Location: Mead Public Library, 710 North 8th Street, Sheboygan, WI, 53081-4563

Date: Tue, Sep 27, 2016

Community: Mead Public Library

Book: True Grit

True Grit

The Little Read:The Cat in the Rhinestone Suit

Enjoy "The Cat in the Rhinestone Suit" byJohn Carter Cash Throughout the program, during Art Center service hours

Event Location: John Michael Kohler Art Center, 608 New York Avenue, Sheboygan, WI, 53081

Date: Tue, Sep 27, 2016

Community: Mead Public Library

Book: True Grit

Love Medicine

"Love Medicine" Display at Mansfield Library

The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library will feature a display of the 2016 Big Read and Griz Read, "Love Medicine" by Louise Erdrich in the library lobby starting September 15, 2016. The purpose of the Griz Read experience is to provide new students with a common connection through a thought-provoking book.

Event Location: Mansfield Library, University of Montana, Missoula, MT, 59812

Date: Tue, Sep 27, 2016

Community: Missoula Public Library

Book: Love Medicine

The Call of the Wild

Call of the Wild Cover Art Contest Davison

Patrons create original artwork for a Call of the Wild book cover and submit it for display in the Davison Library where patrons and staff can vote for their favorite. Winners will receive a gift card for a local craft supply store.

Event Location: Davison Library, 203 E. Fourth St., Davison, MI, 48423

Date: Tue, Sep 27, 2016

Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

Community: Genesee District Library

Book: The Call of the Wild

The Call of the Wild

Call of the Wild Cover Art Contest Grand Blanc

Patrons create original artwork for a Call of the Wild book cover and submit it for display in the Grand Blanc Library where patrons and staff can vote for their favorite. Winners will receive a gift card for a local craft supply store.

Event Location: Grand Blanc-McFarlen Library, 515 Perry Rd. , Grand Blanc, MI, 48439

Date: Tue, Sep 27, 2016

Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

Community: Genesee District Library

Book: The Call of the Wild

Love Medicine

Trapper Peak Flavor of the Month

MPL's coffee shoppe, Trapper Peak, will feature a special brew for The Big Read. Stop by anytime during Big Read month a try A Lotta Love Latte, pumpkin latte with cinnamon and nutmeg.

Event Location: Missoula Public Library, 301 E Main St, Missoula, MT, 59802-4735

Date: Tue, Sep 27, 2016

Community: Missoula Public Library

Book: Love Medicine

Love Medicine

Storywalk in MPL's Garden

Take a self-guided reading tour of Caron Lee Cohen's picture book "The Mud Pony" as you walk through MPL's garden.

Event Location: Missoula Public Library, 301 E Main St, Missoula, MT, 59802-4735

Date: Tue, Sep 27, 2016

Community: Missoula Public Library

Book: Love Medicine

The Joy Luck Club

Yixing Teapots from the Howard Kuo Collection

100 Chinese teapots will be on display at Quincy Art Center's Jack W. Boge Memorial Library and Conference Room. All the teapots have been collected from different parts of China. The Collection is predominantly composed of traditional teapots made from clay produced near Yixing in the eastern Chinese province of Jiangsu. Most of the teapots can fit in the palm of your hand.

Event Location: Quincy Art Center, 1515 Jersey Street, Quincy, IL, 62301

Date: Tue, Sep 27, 2016

Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

Community: Quincy Public Library

Book: The Joy Luck Club

A Wizard of Earthsea

NEA Big Read Bookmarks

Make a beautiful bookmark out of one of our templates! We'll exhibit them at the Lewis & Clark Library Helena Branch during the NEA Big Read.

Event Location: Lewis & Clark Library, 120 S. Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT, 59601

Date: Tue, Sep 27, 2016

Community: Lewis & Clark Library

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

A Wizard of Earthsea

NEA Big Read Bingo

Grab a NEA Big Read Bingo card and come to events, read the book and more to get entered to win a fabulous prize donated by the Lewis & Clark Library Foundation.

Event Location: Lewis & Clark Library, 120 S. Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT, 59601

Date: Tue, Sep 27, 2016

Community: Lewis & Clark Library

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

A Wizard of Earthsea

Make n' Take Crafts

Use your imagination and create magical things from basic elements, just like Ged in "A Wizard of Earthsea." From pipe cleaner dragons to wands to zines, we'll provide some materials and the rest is up to you!

Event Location: Lewis & Clark Library Helena Branch, 120 S. Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT, 59601

Date: Tue, Sep 27, 2016

Community: Lewis & Clark Library

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

A Lesson Before Dying

Grant County "A Lesson Before Dying" Photography Competition

Grant County residents will be creating art based on the three themes found in A Lesson Before Dying: Injustice, Facing Responsibility, and Redemption.

Event Location: Grant County Public Library , 201 Barnes Rd, Williamstown, KY, 41097

Date: Tue, Sep 27, 2016

Community: Gateway Community and Technical College

Book: A Lesson Before Dying

Into the Beautiful North

NEA Big Read-Stateline - BPL/Grinnell Bookies Book Discussion

The BPL/Grinnell Bookies will discuss "Into the Beautiful North" by Luis Alberto Urrea.

Event Location: Grinnell Hall Senior Center, 631 Bluff Street, Beloit, WI, 53511

Date: Tue, Sep 27, 2016

Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Community: Beloit Public Library

Book: Into the Beautiful North

To Kill a Mockingbird

CC Mellor Memorial Library - Forest Hills Branch

The book club will be meeting to discuss To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee & Go Tell a Watchman this fall. We will meet to discuss the book - its themes, its humor and its relevance today. All are welcome to join us. September 27, October 25, and November 22 at 1:00 PM

Event Location: CC Mellor Memorial Library, 1 Pennwood Ave #2, Pittsburgh , PA, 15218

Date: Tue, Sep 27, 2016

Time: 1:00pm – 2:30pm

Community: Prime Stage Theatre

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

Sun, Stone, and Shadows

The Western Stage performance of “My Life with the Wave” followed by Discussion of “Tell Them Not to Kill Me”

The Western Stage performance of “My Life with the Wave” followed by discussion of “Tell Them Not to Kill Me” with Donaldo Urioste, Professor of Spanish and Chicano Literature. The Western Stage (TWS) 2016 season includes a production of Bandido by Luis Valdez. This play is a retelling of the story of Tiburcio Vasquez, a controversial figure of Mexican and Californian history, hero to some and notorious thief to others. TWS will offer dramatic adaptations of "My Life with the Wave," a story found within Sun, Stone, and Shadows at the NSC and local libraries throughout the NEA Big Read—both to promote the book and Bandido. Actors will also discuss the works that cover Mexican history and independence as well as Vasquez’s role in driving change in Mexican California.

Event Location: CSUMB Student Center, 3116 Inter-Garrison Road, Seaside, CA, 93955

Date: Tue, Sep 27, 2016

Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Community: National Steinbeck Center

Book: Sun, Stone, and Shadows

The Maltese Falcon

Falcon Film and Fun Night

An introduction to the evening and its event will be made describing "The Big Read" and our goals. Advertisements of upcoming events will be made as well as fliers with the same information will be given to all attendees. Free books of "The Maltese Falcon" will be distributed to members of the audience and a screening of the movie "The Maltese Falcon" will be presented with plenty of free popcorn for all.

Event Location: Baldwin Park Public Library, 4181 Baldwin Park Blvd., Baldwin Park, CA, 91706

Date: Tue, Sep 27, 2016

Time: 4:00pm – 7:30pm

Community: Shakespeare At Play

Book: The Maltese Falcon

The Joy Luck Club

Armchair Trip to China

You might not be able to make the trip to China yourself to see the sites from "The Joy Luck Club," so we'll bring the experience to you. Join local travel enthusiast and QPL's Marketing and Events Librarian Ruth Cuthbertson, as she shares photos from her trips to China. Ruth offers a unique experience, having first traveled to China in 1982, viewing a country recovering from the effects of the Cultural Revolution, and most recently in 2012, after China’s transformation to global superpower. You won't want to miss this "trip!"

Event Location: Quincy Public Library, 526 Jersey Street, Quincy, IL, 62301

Date: Tue, Sep 27, 2016

Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Community: Quincy Public Library

Book: The Joy Luck Club

Love Medicine

Dueling Paintbrushes

Kristi Hager, a local painter and photographer, will present the art and adventures of George Catlin and Karl Bodmer on the upper Missouri River, 1832-34, documenting the faces, ceremonies, artifacts, daily lives and surrounding landscapes of indigenous people in remarkable detail in hundreds of paintings.

Event Location: Missoula Public Library, 301 E Main St, Missoula, MT, 59802-4735

Date: Tue, Sep 27, 2016

Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Community: Missoula Public Library

Book: Love Medicine

A Wizard of Earthsea

Game Night

Play fantasy card games, learn about Dungeons & Dragons, enjoy classic board and card games with friends and family. Co-sponsored by White Knight Toys & Hobbies.

Event Location: Lewis & Clark Library, Large Meeting Room, 120 S. Last Chance Gulch, Helena, MT, 59601

Date: Tue, Sep 27, 2016

Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Community: Lewis & Clark Library

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

The Grapes of Wrath

Film and Discussion : The Grapes of Wrath starring Henry Fonda

Following a screening of the classic award-winning film by John Ford, we welcome Luchen Li, President of the International Steinbeck Association for a discussion of Steinbeck the book, the film and how the themes connect to life in the US today.

Event Location: Red River Theatres, 11 S. Main Street, Concord, NH

Date: Tue, Sep 27, 2016

Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm

Community: Fireseed Alliance

Book: The Grapes of Wrath

The Call of the Wild

The Dog Guru

Canine behavior specialist Paul Bretzke will demonstrate basic commands and teach patrons how to solve their dog’s behavior problems by changing the way they relate to them. He will discuss pack behavior and and how it relates to domesticated dogs. He will also answer questions about specific dog behavior.

Event Location: Swartz Creek-Perkins Library, 8095 Civic Dr., Swartz Creek, MI, 48473

Date: Tue, Sep 27, 2016

Time: 6:30pm – 7:30pm

Community: Genesee District Library

Book: The Call of the Wild

Love Medicine

"Love Medicine" Book Discussion for Adults at Drummond School/Community Library

Event Location: Drummond School/Community Library, 124 1st St, Drummond, MT, 59832

Date: Tue, Sep 27, 2016

Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Community: Missoula Public Library

Book: Love Medicine

A Lesson Before Dying

Big Read on the Big Screen: A Lesson Before Dying

Screening of the 1999 film A Lesson Before Dying, starring Don Cheadle, Cicely Tyson, and Mekhi Phifer for the Emanuel County community. All community members are welcome. Popcorn and drinks will be provided Franklin Memorial Library. For more information, contact Barb Moore, Assistant Manager of the Franklin Memorial Library, at (478) 237-7791 or see http://strl.info/swainsboro-library/.

Event Location: Franklin Memorial Library, 331 West Main Street, Swainsboro, GA, 30401

Date: Tue, Sep 27, 2016

Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm

Community: East Georgia State College

Book: A Lesson Before Dying

The Grapes of Wrath

Adult Paint Night: Session 1

Recreate your own version of Ross Dickinson's Valley Farms (1934), a vibrant oil painting created out fo the WPA movement. This class is in two parts; begin your painting on Tuesday and complete it on Thursday.

Event Location: Merrimack Public Library, 470 Daniel Webster Highway, Merrimack, NH

Date: Tue, Sep 27, 2016

Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

Community: Fireseed Alliance

Book: The Grapes of Wrath

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