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Events for: Saturday, November 22, 2014

A Farewell to Arms

One True Sentence project

The "One True Sentence" project will provide the focus for public and education projects surrounding Hemingway's A Farewell to Arms in Fall of 2014. This concept was inspired by Hemingway himself, who wrote in his memoirs, "All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know." There will be multiple installations on campus, including the Paul Robeson Library on the Rutgers-Camden Campus and the Nilsa I Cruz Downtown Branch of the Camden County Library. Participants of all ages from all of The Big Read Hemingway programs will write their one true sentence, contributing to the ever-growing installations.

Event Location: Camden Center for the Arts, 314 Linden Street, Camden, NJ, 08102-1405

Date: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Community: Rutgers, The State University of NJ

Book: A Farewell to Arms

Fahrenheit 451

Utopia/Dystopia: Art in the UW-Parkside Library

This semester's Art in the UW-Parkside Library exhibition will examine ideas of utopia and dystopia, seen through the eyes of Parkside students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

Event Location: UW-Parkside Library, 900 Wood Rd, Kenosha, WI, 53144-1133

Date: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

Community: University of Wisconsin-Parkside Library

Book: Fahrenheit 451

The Call of the Wild

'The Call of the Wild' book cover art contest

This contest is open to all 6th - 12th grade art students. In conjunction with the GFWC art show in February, 2015, there will be a special category for 'The Call of the Wild' Book Cover. This is a chance to have your art students read the book and come up with a unique cover. EVERY STUDENT WHO ENTERS RECEIVES A FREE COPY OF THE BOOK. Please e-mail to let us know how many students will need a book. E-mail request to Covers can be created using any media. Covers will be displayed along with the GFWC art show at the Seward Civic Center in February, 2015. Covers will be highlighted on the Seward Big Read webpage at

Event Location: 233 S. 5th Street, Seward, NE, 68434

Date: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

Community: Friends of the Seward Memorial Library

Book: The Call of the Wild

A Lesson Before Dying

Living Library

The discussion is in partnership with the Houston Public Library, The Center for the Healing of Racism, UHD Center for Critical Race Studies, and the UHD Center for Public Service and Family Strengths

Event Location: Houston Public Library, 550 McKinney, Houston, TX, 77002-1014

Date: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Community: University of Houston-Downtown

Book: A Lesson Before Dying

To Kill a Mockingbird

"Mockingbird" at Clay Pit Ponds

Conversation about "To Kill a Mockingbird" & about Harper Lee's essay, "When Children Discover America", Followed by a forest walk (weather permitting).

Event Location: Clay Pit Ponds State Park, 2351 Veterans Road West (at Sharrotts Road, Staten Island, NY, 10309

Date: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

Time: 2:00pm – 4:30pm

Community: Staten Island OutLOUD

Book: To Kill a Mockingbird

When the Emperor Was Divine

Sprague Branch book club

Join us at the Sprague Branch of the Salt Lake City Public Library for a discussion of Julie Otsuka's "When the Emperor was Divine"

Event Location: 2131 Highland Dr, Salt Lake City, UT, 84106

Date: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

Time: 2:30pm – 4:00pm

Community: Salt Lake City Public Library

Book: When the Emperor Was Divine

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