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Events for: Monday, September 1, 2014

Fahrenheit 451

Incendiary Illustrations: Tim Hamilton's "Fahrenheit 451"

The Mathis Gallery will display Tim Hamilton's original artwork from the graphic novel Fahrenheit 451. This graphic novel was authorized by Ray Bradbury and was nominated for an Eisner award in the "Best Adaptation of Another Work" category. (All Ages)

Event Location: UW-Parkside Rita Tallent Picken Regional Center for Arts & Humanities, Mathis Gallery, 900 Wood Road, Kenosha, WI, 53144-1133

Date: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Community: University of Wisconsin-Parkside Library

Book: Fahrenheit 451

To Kill a Mockingbird

Boo's Cards Teen Art Contest

Teens, grades 6-12, are invited to participate in Boo's Card Teen Art Contest. Submit a trading-card size piece of art inspired by the classic To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Entries will be judged on theme, originality, and design. Make one, make two or a whole set; it’s up to you! Entries are accepted from Sept. 1 to Oct. 1. Rules and entry forms are available at all library locations or online at

Event Location: All Irving Library Locations, Irving, TX

Date: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

Community: Irving Public Library

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

When the Emperor Was Divine

Photo Reproductions from J. Willard Marriott Library Mitsugi M. Kasai Memorial Japanese American Archive

On exhibit in LUR photo reproductions from the J. Willard Marriott Library’s Mitsugi M. Kasai Memorial Japanese American Archive including images of Topaz War Relocation Center. The story told by this archive begins with the arrival of the first Japanese immigrants who came here to work in the railroad, mining, and agricultural industries. Included are records, photographs, journals, oral histories, and films from their settlement. Salt Lake City’s Japantown, the 442nd Regimental Combat Team and other U. S. military involvement, relocation to internment camps, and the establishment of Japanese Buddhist and Christian churches are included in the archive.

Event Location: 210 East 400 South, Lower Urban Room, Salt Lake City, UT, 84111-2804

Date: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

Community: Salt Lake City Public Library

Book: When the Emperor Was Divine

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