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Events for: Saturday, April 18, 2015

A Wizard of Earthsea

NSU Broken Arrow Fantasy Bulletin Board Display - Reading Clinic

Castles, Black knights, wizards and dragons! Come and enjoy a collection of fantasy themed art props on display at the NSU Broken Arrow Campus Reading Clinic from March 6 through May 15.

Event Location: 3100 E New Orleans St, Broken Arrow, OK, 74014

Date: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

Time: 8:00am – 5:00pm

Community: Northeastern State University

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Love Medicine

"Spirit, Heart, Home." Art Exhibition at National Park Service St. Croix River Visitor Center

Inspired by the themes of “Love Medicine” artists from all over the St. Croix Valley used photography, painting, ceramics, printmaking and fiber arts to express their Spirit, expose their Heart or celebrate their Home. "Spirit, Heart, Home." is an exhibition in three locations. In addition to the National Park Service St. Croix River Visitor Center in St. Croix Falls, work will be on view at the Great River Road Visitor & Learning Center at Freedom Park in Prescott, WI, and the ArtReach St. Croix Galleries in Stillwater, MN.

Event Location: 401 North Hamilton Street, St. Croix Falls, WI, 54024

Date: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Community: ArtReach St. Croix

Book: Love Medicine

The Great Gatsby

The Big Read Saturday Family Activities

Crafts and activities for the whole family to enjoy. Activities will tie in The Great Gatsby themes, 1920s, jazz music, etc. Families are welcome.

Event Location: Prendergast Library, 509 Cherry Street, Jamestown, NY, 14701

Date: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Community: Research Foundation on behalf of SUNY Fredonia Reed Library

Book: The Great Gatsby

Love Medicine

"Spirit, Heart, Home." Art Exhibition at Great River Road Visitor & Learning Center

Inspired by the themes of “Love Medicine” artists from all over the St. Croix Valley used photography, painting, ceramics, printmaking and fiber arts to express their Spirit, expose their Heart or celebrate their Home. "Spirit, Heart, Home." is an exhibition in three locations. In addition to the Great River Road Visitor & Learning Center in Prescott, work will be on view at the National Park Service St. Croix River Visitor Center in St. Croix Falls, WI, and the ArtReach St. Croix Galleries in Stillwater, MN.

Event Location: Freedom Park, 200 Monroe Street, Prescott, WI, 54021

Date: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Community: ArtReach St. Croix

Book: Love Medicine

Love Medicine

"Everyday Brave, Living in Two Worlds" Photography Exhibit

Stillwater Public Library is proud to present "Everyday Brave, Living in Two Worlds," a photography exhibit featuring portraits of contemporary Native Americans by Star Prairie, WI, photographer Tim Lindfors. The show features portraits commissioned by the Stillwater Public Library Foundation. The exhibit contrasts Lindfor’s early black and white portraits made at powwows with portraits of contemporary Native Americans. Teachers, writers, artists and other community members express in their own words what it means to be brave. Their stories are presented in English and translated into their native languages. The gallery is located on the upper level of the library adjacent to the terrace.

Event Location: Stillwater Public Library, 224 N. 3rd St, Stillwater, MN, 55082

Date: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm

Community: ArtReach St. Croix

Book: Love Medicine

The Maltese Falcon

The Maltese Falcon Book Discussions

Event Location: Orange Cove Library, 815 Park Blvd , Orange Cove, CA, 93646

Date: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

Time: 10:30am – 11:30am

Community: Fresno County Public Library

Book: The Maltese Falcon

A Wizard of Earthsea

University of Oklahoma -Tulsa Schusterman Library Big Read Digital Exhibit

The University of Oklahoma-Tulsa Schusterman Library is proud to participate in our communities Big Read event! Throughout the month of April, the OU-Tulsa Schusterman Library will host a digital exhibit display loosely based on the novel's theme titled`Mapping the Magical World'. Come learn how maps have been engaged in all genres of literature to create different worlds of magic! Free copies of the book A Wizard of Earthsea, as well as reading guides for the book will be distributed while supplies last. Call April Schweikhard at 918-660-3226 for more information concerning the Big Read at the OU-Tulsa Schusterman Center.

Event Location: 4502 E. 41st Street, Tulsa, OK, 74135

Date: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

Community: Northeastern State University

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

The Maltese Falcon

Hidden Falcons at the Galesburg Civic Art Center

Visit the Civic Art Center from March 28-April 18 and search their galleries and gift store to find three hidden Maltese Falcons. You will receive a chance to win a book basket for each falcon you find.

Event Location: Galesburg Civic Art Center, 114 East Main Street, Galesburg, IL, 61401

Date: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

Community: Galesburg Public Library

Book: The Maltese Falcon

Into the Beautiful North

Traditional Mexican Clothing Exhibit

Enjoy an exhibit of traditional clothing from the different regions of Mexico illustrated through Ballet Folklorico costumes on display in the San Leandro Main Library atrium. The clothing can be seen during regular library operating hours. Visit www.sanleandrolibrary.org for hours.

Event Location: 300 Estudillo Avenue, San Leandro, CA, 94577-4706

Date: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

Community: San Leandro Public Library

Book: Into the Beautiful North

A Wizard of Earthsea

Connors State College/NSU Muskogee Library- Fantasy Book Display

We're celebrating the art of fantasy and Ursula Le Guin's "A Wizard of Earthsea"! Come and enjoy a small collection of fantasy book and book cover art on display at the Connors State College/NSU Muskogee library from March 6 through May 15.

Event Location: 2400 W. Shawnee St., Connors State College/NSU Muskogee Library, Muskogee, OK, 74401

Date: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

Community: Northeastern State University

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

A Wizard of Earthsea

Tulsa Community College Southeast Campus Earthsea Book Display

Get your "Wizard" on! Come and enjoy a small collection of fantasy book and book cover art based on the Ursula Le Guin Earthsea series on display at the Tulsa Community College Southeast campus library from March 6 through April 30.

Event Location: 10300 East 81st Street , TCC Southeast campus library, Tulsa, OK, 74133

Date: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

Community: Northeastern State University

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

Love Medicine

"Spirit, Heart, Home." Art Exhibition at ArtReach St. Croix

Inspired by the themes of “Love Medicine” artists from all over the St. Croix Valley used photography, painting, ceramics, printmaking and fiber arts to express their Spirit, expose their Heart or celebrate their Home. "Spirit, Heart, Home." is an exhibition in three locations. In addition to the ArtReach Galleries in Stillwater, work will be on view at the National Park Service St. Croix River Visitor Center in St. Croix Falls, WI, and the Great River Road Visitor & Learning Center at Freedom Park in Prescott, WI.

Event Location: 224 N. 4th Street, Stillwater, MN, 55082

Date: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

Time: 12:00pm – 4:00pm

Community: ArtReach St. Croix

Book: Love Medicine

The Maltese Falcon

Find the Falcon!

Visit one of the participating libraries to pick up your Find the Falcon card and then visit the area businesses and libraries listed on the card and find where the Falcon is at that location! Once you have found the Falcon at 8 different businesses and libraries, return your card to any one of the participating libraries to claim your prize! Cards will be available on March 4th and all prizes must be claimed by May 21st!

Event Location: Visit any participating library to pick up your card!

Date: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

Community: Emily Williston Memorial Library and Museum

Book: The Maltese Falcon

The Maltese Falcon

Cover Designs for The Maltese Falcon

Cover Art by Doug Hansen’s Illustration class, Fresno State University. Students designs of The Maltese Falcon book cover.

Event Location: Woodward Park Library, 944 E Perrin Ave, Fresno, CA, 93720

Date: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

Community: Fresno County Public Library

Book: The Maltese Falcon

The Maltese Falcon

Maltese Falcon Memorabilia

Maltese Falcon Movie Memorabilia. On loan from the collection of Sawl & Associates

Event Location: Woodward Park Library, 944 E Perrin Ave, Fresno, CA, 93720

Date: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

Time: 12:00pm – 12:00pm

Community: Fresno County Public Library

Book: The Maltese Falcon

The Maltese Falcon

Letterbox Game

Follow a list of clues leading to the location of a hidden letterbox at participating branches. Write your name in the log book in the letterbox to be entered in a drawing for a replica of The Maltese Falcon by our resident artist Kait Vickers. Each participant who finds the letter box and stamps their list of clues will receive a prize as well. Participating branches: Caruthers Cedar Clinton Central Clovis Gillis Sanger West Fresno

Event Location: Check your local branch library, Fresno, CA, 93721

Date: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

Community: Fresno County Public Library

Book: The Maltese Falcon

The Maltese Falcon

Geocaching Game

Geocaching is an recreational activity, in which participants use a Global Positioning System (GPS) receiver or mobile device and other navigational techniques to hide and seek containers. Log on to the library’s website at www.fresnolibrary.org to play a geocaching game in downtown Fresno. Smartphone required

Event Location: 2420 Mariposa Street, www.fresnolibrary.org, Fresno, CA, 93721

Date: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

Community: Fresno County Public Library

Book: The Maltese Falcon

A Wizard of Earthsea

NSU Tahlequah Mural Display

This Language and Cultural Center: Display/Class Art Project entitled: “A Wizard of Earthsea: In Time and Place” will be something you won't want to miss! Visit the library between April 6th and May 15 to view the finished piece. The English as Second Language (ESL) program at the Language and Cultural Center (LCC) at Northeastern State University will create a project entitled A Wizard of Earthsea: In Time and Place. The project will be a collaborative effort between the advanced ESL students and the beginning students to produce a timeline approximately 3x25 feet long with a corresponding map of the hero's route. The advanced students will read the text and summarize the storyline organizing the adventures of the protagonist into a sequence for the timeline. These concepts will be verbally communicated by the advanced students to the beginning students who will capture the ideas with artistic representations to be displayed on the timeline and map. The advanced students will write captions for the art as provided by the beginning students. The 25-foot timeline and corresponding map, A Wizard of Earthsea: In Time and Place, will be displayed outside the LCC classroom (Library 118) from April 6 through May 15, 2015. The overall learning objective will be to promote literacy while the immediate objective will be to provide an opportunity for integrative English usage in reading, speaking, writing, and listening.

Event Location: 600 N. Grand Ave., Language and Cultural Center, Ajohn Vaughan Library, Room 118, Tahlequah, OK, 74464-2301

Date: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

Community: Northeastern State University

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

A Wizard of Earthsea

NSU Tahlequah Fantasy Book Display

John Vaughan Library – Big Read Display located on the first floor in front of the atrium, beginning March 2nd through May 15th this display features books from the library’s collection by Ursula K. Le Guin and Jim Butcher’s Dresden Files series, additional fantasy books, and handouts.

Event Location: 600 N. Grand Ave, Tahlequah, OK, 74464

Date: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

Community: Northeastern State University

Book: A Wizard of Earthsea

The Great Gatsby

"My American Dream" Poetry Contest"

For the first time, the Lawrence County Public Library Poetry Contest has a theme. In honor of The Big Read we are asking our local poets to sharpen their pencils and write about "My American Dream". In The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby is trying to reach his American Dream and escape the life he knew. What is your dream? Have you achieved it? Or is it just out of reach? Poems can be dropped off at the nearest Briggs Lawrence County Public Library branch any time during the month of April. At the end of April, the poems will be judged. Winners will be announced in May. First place will receive a gift card and a certificate naming them the 2015 Poet Laureate of Briggs Lawrence County Public Library.

Event Location: , Briggs Lawrence County Public Library, Ironton, OH, 45638

Date: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

Community: Paramount Arts Center

Book: The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby

Gatsby Themed Craft

All branches of the Boyd County Library will sponsor a Gatsby-themed craft activity.

Event Location: All Branches of the Boyd County Library, Ashland, KY, 41101-7554

Date: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

Community: Paramount Arts Center

Book: The Great Gatsby

Love Medicine

"Love Medicine" Read and Review at Friday Memorial Library

Library patrons and area residents are invited to read "Love Medicine" by Louise Erdrich and write their review of the book. Reviews can be dropped off at the Friday Memorial Library. All reviews dropped off during the month of April will be entered into a drawing for a prize.

Event Location: 155 E 1st St, New Richmond, WI, 54017

Date: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

Community: ArtReach St. Croix

Book: Love Medicine

The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears

"Sincerely, Ethiopia" Youth-led Documentary Screening & Discussion

View a screening of this documentary film by 2nd generation Ethiopian youth that highlights the positive community building taking place to combat issues in Ethiopia. Stay for a panel discussion facilitated by youth leaders of the Felege Hiywot Center.

Event Location: Wayne Branch Library, 198 S. Girls School Road, Indianapolis, IN, 46231

Date: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Community: Indianapolis-Marion County Public Library Foundation, Inc.

Book: The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears

The Things They Carried

Literatuture Alive! Short Stories on Stage with the Word for Word Performing Arts Company.

Sign up to learn reader's theater techniques in this 3-hour workshop for teens and college students. Registration required. To register please go online to http://tinyurl.com/BigReadLiteratureAlive or contact your local community library for assistance. The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

Event Location: Contra Costa College -Room LA 100, 2600 Mission Bell , San Pablo, CA, 94806

Date: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Community: Contra Costa County Library

Book: The Things They Carried

Love Medicine

"Love Medicine" Book Discussion at Osceola Public Library

Join us for a discussion of “Love Medicine.”

Event Location: 102 Chieftain Street, Osceola, WI, 54020

Date: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Community: ArtReach St. Croix

Book: Love Medicine

Love Medicine

"Chickadee" Book-A-Thon

Join us for a Read-a-thon of "Chickadee" by Louise Erdich. Snacks and stretch time will be provided.

Event Location: Marine Community Library, 121 Judd Street, Marine on St. Croix, MN, 55057

Date: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm

Community: ArtReach St. Croix

Book: Love Medicine

Into the Beautiful North

Film Series: "The Magnificent Seven" @ Manor

See the 1960 movie that inspires Nayeli’s plan to save her village. It is an Old West style remake of Akira Kurosawa’s Japanese film Seven Samurai. Limited tickets available beginning February 7. (NR • 128 min)

Event Location: 1241 Manor Boulevard, San Leandro, CA, 94579

Date: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Community: San Leandro Public Library

Book: Into the Beautiful North

The Maltese Falcon

The Maltese Falcon A Live Radio Play!

Join us as we bring to life Dashiell Hammett’s captivating classic The Maltese Falcon as a LIVE 1940s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble of actors that brings many characters to the stage, Sam Spade’s story jumps to life in front of your eyes! Tickets are free at any library branch.

Event Location: Fresno City College, Old Administration Building Auditorium, 1104 E University Ave, Fresno, CA, 93741

Date: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Community: Fresno County Public Library

Book: The Maltese Falcon

The Things They Carried

Exploring Vietnam

The Au Co Vietnamese Cultural Center in San Francisco presents a travelogue with Jake Nguyen at the Pinole Library. Born in Vietnam, Jake emigrated to the U.S. when he was just five-years old. He has since made six visits to Vietnam. While recommending what to do and what to see, Jake personalizes his journeys with a greater admiration of his parents' struggles and an appreciation of the progress of modern Vietnam. The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

Event Location: Pinole Library , 2935 Pinole Valley Road , Pinole, CA, 94564

Date: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Community: Contra Costa County Library

Book: The Things They Carried

The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby Book Discussion at Ripley Free Library

"State University of New York at Fredonia Senior English Majors will facilitate discussions of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Life and the history and contexts of the novel". This event is free and open to the public.

Event Location: 67 Main Street, Ripley, NY, 14775

Date: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Community: Research Foundation on behalf of SUNY Fredonia Reed Library

Book: The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby at Barker Library

"State University of New York at Fredonia Senior English Majors will facilitate discussions of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Life and the history and contexts of the novel". This event is free and open to the public.

Event Location: 7 Day St, Fredonia, NY, 14063

Date: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

Time: 2:30pm – 4:00pm

Community: Research Foundation on behalf of SUNY Fredonia Reed Library

Book: The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby at Literacy Volunteers

"State University of New York at Fredonia Senior English Majors will facilitate discussions of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Life and the history and contexts of the novel". This event is free and open to the public.

Event Location: 21 East Second Street, Dunkirk, NY, 14048

Date: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

Time: 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Community: Research Foundation on behalf of SUNY Fredonia Reed Library

Book: The Great Gatsby

Old School

Sock It to Me 60s Party!

Livingston Women's Chorus of the Livingston County Chorale delivers a night of 60s trivia and music at St. Mary Magdalene Church on old US-23. A fundraiser for the LW, which is a Big Read 2015 partner, and also another chance to get more of the 60s setting of "Old School."

Event Location: 2201 Old US 23, Brighton, MI, 48116

Date: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

Time: 6:00pm – 11:00pm

Community: Cromaine District Library

Book: Old School

Into the Beautiful North

An Evening of Poetry

Renowned poet Marisela Norte curates a night of readings by Los Angeles-based poets, exploring the Mexico-US border, immigration, and other themes explored in the work of author Luis Alberto Urrea. Reception with the poets will follow the reading. The Craft & Folk Art Museum (CAFAM) is Los Angeles’ only institution exclusively dedicated to exhibiting contemporary craft, design, and folk art. Located on the city’s historic Museum Row, CAFAM’s dynamic exhibitions feature established and emerging artists whose works create thoughtful and provocative visual exchanges between craft and contemporary art. CAFAM’s regular programs and events provide opportunities for the public to participate in art making and engage with exhibiting and local artists. In addition to the exhibitions on view, the CAFAM Shop features fair-trade art and handicrafts from both local and global artists and artisans. For more information, call 323.937.4230 x21 or email: info@cafam.org

Event Location: Craft and Folk Art Museum , 5814 Wilshire Boulevard , Los Angeles, CA, 90036

Date: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Community: City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs

Book: Into the Beautiful North

The Great Gatsby

Montana Rep presents: "The Great Gatsby"

F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic literary work, "The Great Gatsby," is now brought to the stage with this compelling production by Montana Repertory Theatre. With themes from the Roaring Twenties that resonate with the current times, this show brings the beauty and poetry of the original masterpiece to life. Tickets $39.00. Please visit www.rivercenter.org for further information.

Event Location: RiverCenter for the Performing Arts, 900 Broadway, Columbus, GA, 31901

Date: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

Time: 7:30pm – 10:00pm

Community: Chattahoochee Valley Libraries

Book: The Great Gatsby

The Maltese Falcon

The Maltese Falcon A Live Radio Play!

Join us as we bring to life Dashiell Hammett’s captivating classic The Maltese Falcon as a LIVE 1940s radio broadcast. With the help of an ensemble of actors that brings many characters to the stage, Sam Spade’s story jumps to life in front of your eyes! Tickets are free at any library branch.

Event Location: Fresno City College, Old Administration Building Auditorium,1101 East University Avenue, Fresno, CA, 93741

Date: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

Time: 8:00pm – 10:00pm

Community: Fresno County Public Library

Book: The Maltese Falcon

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