The Great American Read Events Sponsored by Local Libraries

The Great American Read Events Sponsored by Local Libraries

Sat, 09/01/2018 - 6:00am - Tue, 10/23/2018 - 11:00pm

Are you a fan of The Great American Read? Check out local library events!

THE GREAT AMERICAN READ, a new eight-part television competition and nationwide campaign created in partnership with the production company Nutopia, explores the power of books and the joy of reading through the lens of America’s 100 best-loved novels, as voted on by the public. THE GREAT AMERICAN READ is back this fall beginning September 11th-October 23

For more events: Search Great American Read at http://calendar.libraryweb.org/  

**Contact the sponsoring library for event details.

The Great American Read Book Discussion Series

Joseph O’Toole will use selections from the PBS Great American Read to discuss why certain books resonate with readers. He will examine the merits (and shortfalls) of five novels from the list of 100 of A...  More
Date:
Saturday, September 29, 2018
Time:
11:00am - 12:00pm
Location:
Pittsford - Fisher Meeting Room, Pittsford Community Library
Audience:
  Adults  
Categories:
  Adults > Book Groups  

English Country Dancing

The Great American Read Weekend: English Country Dancing - Saturday, October 6, 10:30-11:30 AM For Adults *Registration opens September 21* Penfield Public Library is hosting a celebration to honor ...  More
Date:
Saturday, October 6, 2018
Time:
10:30am - 11:30am
Location:
Penfield - Braman Room, Penfield Public Library
Audience:
  Adults  
Categories:
  Adult Program  

Pride and Prejudice Film Showing

The Great American Read Weekend: Pride and Prejudice - Sunday, October 7, 2:15-4:30 PM For Adults *Registration opens September 21* Penfield Public Library is hosting a celebration to honor one of...  More
Date:
Sunday, October 7, 2018
Time:
2:15pm - 4:30pm
Location:
Penfield - Braman Room, Penfield Public Library
Audience:
  Adults  
Categories:
  Adult Program  

A Proper British Tea

The Great American Read Weekend: A Proper British Tea - Saturday, October 6, 2:30-3:30 PM For Adults *Registration opens Friday, September 21* Penfield Public Library is hosting a celebration to hon...  More
Date:
Saturday, October 6, 2018
Time:
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Location:
Penfield - Braman Room, Penfield Public Library
Audience:
  Adults  
Categories:
  Adult Program  

The Great American Read Book Discussion Series

We will be discussing A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith. Joseph O’Toole will use selections from the PBS Great American Read to discuss why certain books resonate with readers. He will examine th...  More
Date:
Saturday, October 13, 2018
Time:
11:00am - 12:00pm
Location:
Pittsford - Fisher Meeting Room, Pittsford Community Library
Audience:
  Adults  
Categories:
  Adults > Book Groups  

Great American Read Pre-Reveal Party!

Tuesday, October 23 at 6:30 pm 

Greece Public Library

Great American Read Pre-Reveal Party!

Adults and teens ages 13 and up.

The Great American Read ends tonight! Join librarians Kirstra and Claire for literary revelry as they announce the Greece Community’s favorite reads, and get excited for the reveal of the nation’s “Great American Read” later tonight. You can enjoy pizza, create a button depicting your favorite book, and hang out with your fellow book nerds!  We will wrap up the festivities in time for you to make it home to watch the PBS special at 8pm.

Register by calling 225-8951 or go to the website here:  http://greecepubliclibrary.evanced.info/signup/Calendar

The Great American Read Book Discussion Series

We will be discussing The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck. Joseph O’Toole will use selections from the PBS Great American Read to discuss why certain books resonate with readers. He will examine the ...  More
Date:
Saturday, November 17, 2018
Time:
11:00am - 12:00pm
Location:
Pittsford - Fisher Meeting Room, Pittsford Community Library
Audience:
  Adults  
Categories:
  Adults > Book Groups  

The Great American Read Book Discussion Series

We will be discussing A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving. Joseph O’Toole will use selections from the PBS Great American Read to discuss why certain books resonate with readers. He will examine th...  More
Date:
Saturday, December 15, 2018
Time:
11:00am - 12:00pm
Location:
Pittsford - Fisher Meeting Room, Pittsford Community Library
Audience:
  Adults  
Categories:
  Adults > Book Groups  

The Great American Read Book Discussion Series

We will be discussing One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Joseph O’Toole will use selections from the PBS Great American Read to discuss why certain books resonate with readers. He...  More
Date:
Saturday, January 12, 2019
Time:
11:00am - 12:00pm
Location:
Pittsford - Fisher Meeting Room, Pittsford Community Library
Audience:
  Adults  
Categories:
  Adults > Book Groups  

The Great American Read Book Discussion Series

We will be discussing The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan. Joseph O’Toole will use selections from the PBS Great American Read to discuss why certain books resonate with readers. He will examine the merits (a...  More
Date:
Saturday, February 23, 2019
Time:
11:00am - 12:00pm
Location:
Pittsford - Fisher Meeting Room, Pittsford Community Library
Audience:
  Adults  
Categories:
  Adults > Book Groups  

 

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