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Events for: Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Fahrenheit 451

Book Distribution Begins

Come grab your FREE copy of "Fahrenheit 451" as we officially begin the Big Read 2014! Book Distribution Locations: UW-Parkside Library, Kenosha Public Library Branches, Racine Public Library, Gateway Technical College Campuses, Third Coast Bikes, D. P. Wigley

Event Location: Various Locations, Racine and Kenosha, WI

Date: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

Time: 9:00am – 9:00pm

Community: University of Wisconsin-Parkside Library

Book: Fahrenheit 451

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. www.uwp.edu/engage/artgalleries.cfm (All Ages)

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

Date: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Community: University of Wisconsin-Parkside Library

Book: Fahrenheit 451

In the Time of the Butterflies

Virtual Book Discussion

The library will host adult book discussions on "In the Time of the Butterflies" at its main and branch libraries, as well as a virtual discussion on GoodReads.com. Anticipated participation: 30.

Event Location: 50 South Fullerton Avenue, Montclair, NJ, 07042-2629

Date: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

Community: Montclair Public Library

Book: In the Time of the Butterflies

The Maltese Falcon

Twitter Mystery

Follow us on twitter as we tweet out a mystery with the #QPLclue tagged to it. How will the mystery end? You tell us. At the end of The Big Read tweet us what you think the best ending would be and we'll choose a winner!

Event Location: Twitter.com, Quincy, IL, 62301

Date: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

Community: Quincy Public Library

Book: The Maltese Falcon

The Maltese Falcon

Find the Falcons

Be a detective yourself and find all the falcon statues that are hidden in Quincy. We've placed them at many of the Quincy businesses, but can you find them all?

Event Location: , Quincy, IL, 62301

Date: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

Community: Quincy Public Library

Book: The Maltese Falcon

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: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

Community: Salt Lake City Public Library

Book: When the Emperor Was Divine

When the Emperor Was Divine

GoodReads Bookgroup

Join us for an online discussion of Julie Otsuka's "When the Emperor was Divine"

Event Location: https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/120558-salt-lake-city-public-library, Salt Lake City, UT, 84111-2804

Date: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

Community: Salt Lake City Public Library

Book: When the Emperor Was Divine

Into the Beautiful North

Luis Alberto Urrea at the Atlanta Fulton Public Library

Event Location: 115 Norcross Street, Roswell, GA, 30075

Date: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Community: Atlanta History Center's Literary Center

Book: Into the Beautiful North

The Call of the Wild

After School DIY

Creative nature, pet & survival related do-it-yourself projects

Event Location: 1370 Hwy 22 East, Owenton, KY, 40359-9096

Date: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

Time: 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Community: Owen County Public Library

Book: The Call of the Wild

The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears

2014 Orientation Event for Participating Teachers

Dr. Nghana Lewis, Ph.D., Professor of English at Tulane University and practicing attorney, will introduce the 2014 BIG READ focus novel, "The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears," by Dinaw Mengestu. Dr. Lewis will break the novel down into teaching and reading components and offer teaching approaches. A handout for teachers will be distributed at the session, along with NEA BIG READ bookmarks and free copies of the novel for the teachers and their students. There will be a film presentation, a compilation of interviews with Mengestu talking about his work. While participating middle, junior, high school, and college teachers are the target audience for this event, the event is open to the general public.

Event Location: Jefferson Parish East Bank Regional Library, 4747 West Napoleon Ave., Metairie, LA, 70001

Date: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

Time: 5:30pm – 8:00pm

Community: The Pirate's Alley Faulkner Society, Inc.

Book: The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears

Into the Beautiful North

An Evening with Luis Alberto Urrea-Keynote Lecture

Event Location: 130 West Paces Ferry Road NW, Atlanta, Georgia, 30305-1380

Date: Wed, Sep 17, 2014

Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Community: Atlanta History Center's Literary Center

Book: Into the Beautiful North

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