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Events for: Sunday, May 24, 2015

Old School

Ludlow Prep Exhibition

A poet and an artist join forces to create a written and visual history of a fictional small-town schoolroom. Old school desks refitted with three-dimensional collages inspired by an unidentified class photograph. Free

Event Location: 121 Lincoln Way E, Massillon, OH, 44646

Date: Sun, May 24, 2015

Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

Community: Massillon Museum

Book: Old School

Old School

Ready, Set, TYPE Scavenger Hunt

Ernest Hemingway, one of the writers discussed in Tobias Wollf’s 2003 novel Old School, not only wrote tales of love, war, wilderness and loss, but was also an accomplished big game hunter who travelled to far off lands on safari. Hemingway’s exploits became the basis for many of his later tales. As part of The National Endowment for the Arts 2015 The Big Read, Stark Parks and the Massillon Museum invite you to explore Stark County on a scavenger hunt to discover Stark County’s own local big game hunter. Look for typewriter keys at your Stark Parks and the Canalway Center at the Exploration Gateway in Sippo Lake Park to learn the identify of a local conservationist and hunter. Participants who uncover the typewriter key clues and unravel the mystery person’s name can visit the Massillon Museum to be entered into a raffle for a special reward. Keys to the mystery can be found at kiosks in the following locations: Ongoing throughout The Big Read Various Stark Parks Free Ohio & Erie Canal - Lock 4 Trailhead Walborn Reservoir Marina Sippo Lake Park – Exploration Gateway Trailhead or Congressman Ralph Regula Canalway Center Middle Branch Trail – Schneider Park Trailhead Mahoning Valley Trail – Deer Creek Trailhead

Event Location: Stark Parks, 5712 12th Street Northwest, Canton, OH, 44708

Date: Sun, May 24, 2015

Community: Massillon Museum

Book: Old School

Old School

Old School Days in Western Stark County Exhibit Opening

Each year, Stark Parks is proud to partner with Massillon Museum and other area partners in the National Endowment for the Arts program, The Big Read. This nationwide program invites communities to come together and discuss literary works, aiming to restore reading as a center of American culture. Selected for the 2015 The Big Read is Tobias Wolff’s 2003 novel, Old School. This year, we invite you to participate in The Big Read! Visit the Congressman Ralph Regula Canalway Center, located in the Exploration Gateway at Stark Parks’ Sippo Lake Park, to pick up your free copy of Old School by Tobias Wolff. Events throughout The Big Read will be held throughout the area. Visit www.massillonmuseum.org for details. Free

Event Location: Stark Parks Exploration Gateway, 5712 12th Street Northwest, Canton, OH, 44646

Date: Sun, May 24, 2015

Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

Community: Massillon Museum

Book: Old School

The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

Adult Online Book Discussion

Join Nancy Kishpaugh for an online book discussion over Poe's works. This discussion will be throughout the month of May.

Event Location: 220 East Maple, Independence, KS, 67301-3810

Date: Sun, May 24, 2015

Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

Community: Independence Public Library

Book: The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

Teen Online Book Discussion

Teens can join Kriztina for an online book discussion through out the month of May.

Event Location: 220 East Maple, Independence, KS, 67301-3810

Date: Sun, May 24, 2015

Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

Community: Independence Public Library

Book: The Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Twain Treasures: Antiquarian Book Display

Coinciding with The Big Read, the library is displaying early editions of The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, including an edition illustrated by Norman Rockwell while he was living in New Rochelle and another illustrated by Edward Kemble, also a prominent New Rochelle artist.

Event Location: New Rochelle Public Library, 1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle, NY, 10801-6346

Date: Sun, May 24, 2015

Community: New Rochelle Public Library

Book: The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

Old School

Massillon AHEAD: Student Artworks Inspired by Old School

On view in Anderson’s in the City from April 25 to May 3. On view in the Massillon Public Library from May 5 to May 24. Free

Event Location: 121 Lincoln Way E, Massillon, OH, 44646

Date: Sun, May 24, 2015

Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm

Community: Massillon Museum

Book: Old School

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