Friday, October 10, 2008

The Big Read

Ok, let's pony up and support the Big Read in Pomona. We don't have the cute, informative signs that have sprouted up all over Claremont (I so prefer the proliferation of red, white, and blue candidate signs anyway), so if you haven't heard us Pomonans (Pomonians?) have been assigned Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird".

Anyway.......how many of you are reading it, planning on reading it, or have absolutely no intention of reading it?

These are the events for the upcoming week.

Thursday, October 16, 3 – 4 pm (Every Thursday throughout October)
Big Read Storytime & Arts/Crafts
Location: Pomona Public Library Children’s Section, Pomona, CA 91766
Join us for a special storytime that discusses themes drawn from the Big Read text. A craft activity will follow the storytime.

Thursday, October 16, 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Library Adult Booktalk
Location: Pomona Public Library, Pomona, CA 91766
A librarian will lead a booktalk about "To Kill a Mockingbird". Attendees will receive a free copy of the text.

Friday, October 17, 6:00 - 8:30 pm
Film Showing and Discussion: To Kill a Mockingbird
Film Showing and Discussion
Location: Cal Poly Pomona Downtown Center Theatre, 300 W. Second Street, Pomona, CA 91766
A film showing of "To Kill a Mockingbird" will take place, followed by a discussion contrasting the film and the book.

Saturday, October 18, 12:00 - 2:00 pm
Library Spanish Booktalk
Location: Pomona Public Library, Pomona, CA 91766
A librarian will lead a Spanish language booktalk about "To Kill a Mockingbird". Attendees will receive a free Spanish language copy of the text.

Saturday, October 18, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Library Booktalk
Moderated by Dr. Denisa Chatman-Riley
Location: Pomona Public Library, Pomona, CA 91766
Dr. Denisa Chatman-Riley, whose research interests include African American women writers, will lead a booktalk about "To Kill a Mockingbird". Attendees will receive a free copy of the text.

Any takers? How about for the trivia contest?

Meg and K, how can you pass this up!?

And John, I remember you saying something about trivia. Maybe a PH team.

5 comments:

meg said...

Heh.

Okay, if we can find a few other folks (Ed? S? John? Deb? You-know-who-you-are?), I'd throw in for a M-M-M-My Pomona team. Throw in some bucks and some brain cells, I mean. Any interest? Seriously, I'd be up for it.

I do have a love-hate relationship with *To Kill a Mockingbird*... Love, because it recreates the South of my childhood incredibly well. And hate because A) it is completely lacking in nuance or ambiguity and B) my mother would never let me cut my hair like Scout's in the movie.

Anduhrew said...

I'm having flashbacks of high school this was required reading for us in the 90's. pretty good book. Everytime I drink Coke from Mexico in the glass bottle(I'm a bit scared of American Coke because of High Fructose Corn Syrup and the ones without that have Aspartame) I'm reminded of this book.

Anduhrew said...

They use real sugar in Mexican Coke is what I mean.

ren said...

Lets not for get on Oct.23 7:00 pm at the Ebell Musuem child star Mary Badham who was in the movie To Kill a Mockingbird will be there.

Ed said...

Ren, I caught the poster on your blog. I'll post again next week with a reference to that event.

If you haven't made it to Ren's blog, check it out. http://ren-rensphotoshop.blogspot.com/