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The Big Read comes to our community next month January 19, 2009

Posted by mplibrary in @ your library, fun stuff.

to-kill-a-mockingbird.gifThe local public library, the E.G. Fisher Public Library, and its Friends of the Library group will host The Big Read in February. The entire community is invited to read the same book, Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, the Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, and attend community book discussions, author lectures, staged readings, museum exhibits, and a showing of the film.

From the Friends Forum: “Set in the South during the 1930’s, To Kill a Mockingbird is timeless in its exploration of such issues as race relations, justice, tolerance of those who are different, and personal courage. Containing both humor and tragedy, the engrossing story has long been enjoyed by all ages.”

Some of the events planned are:

Sunday Feb. 1, 1:00 pm – The Arts Center
Kick-Off for The Big Read with food, music, dramatic readings
Thursday Feb. 5, 7:00 pm – McMinn County Living Heritage Museum
“Life in Maycomb/Life in Athens in the 1930’s” panel discussion
Tuesday Feb. 10, 7:30 pm – The Arts Center
Athens Community Theatre dramatic reading of the play
Monday, Feb. 16, 7:00 pm – First United Presbyterian Church, 321 N. Jackson- Charles Shields, author of Mockingbird: A Portrait of Harper Lee will speak in this historic African American church.
Monday Feb. 23, 1:00 pm– TWC Library cafe, Dr. Amy Sullins and Dr. Eric Love will lead a book discussion
Thursday Feb. 26, 7:00 pm– Etowah’s Gem Theatre
Film showing of To Kill a Mockingbird

For more information, visit the E.G. Fisher Library’s website:



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