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The Big Read

The St. Tammany Parish Library will launch the six-week Big Read celebration on March 14th. Please join us for the fun!
The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. For more infromation about the BigRead visit www.NEABigRead.org.

Under the Covers Book Club
The club will discuss The Maltese Falcon. For more information about the club, call branch manager Lynne Moore at (985) 796-9728.
Event Location: Folsom Branch, 82393 Railroad Ave., Folsom, LA 70437
Date: Fri, Mar 14, 2014
Time: 1:00pm – 2:00pm

Opening Celebration- Julie Rivett Keynote Address
Julie Rivett, Dashiell Hammett's granddaughter, will present "Why Read The Maltese Falcon?" The presentation will explore the historical, cultural, and philosophical connections of the book with Hammett himself as well as the reasons why the novel is considered one of America's most important and enduring works of fiction. This event, for adults and teens, is free and open to the public.
Event Location: 1123 Main St., Madisonville, LA 70447
Date: Fri, Mar 14, 2014
Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Opening Celebration- Barnes and Noble Event
Hammett scholar Julie Rivett will do a presentation about her grandfather, Dashiell Hammett, and his classic The Maltese Falcon. After a Q and A session, Rivett will sign copies of the Hammett books she has co-edited.
Barnes & Noble will also host a book fair to benefit the library from March 9 to March 15. Simply mention the library upon checkout.
Event Location: 3414 Hwy 190, Mandeville, LA 70471
Date: Sat, Mar 15, 2014
Time: 11:00am – 1:00pm

Opening Celebration- Children's Events
Please join us as we celebrate The Big Read kid-style. Children will learn about falcons and other feathered friends from Sally Farrell of Wind In My Feathers. Then they can have fun making a paper fedora, taking a photo dressed as Sam Spade, getting their faces painted and visiting with Chet Gecko.
Event Location: 1123 Main St., Madisonville, LA 70447
Date: Sat, Mar 15, 2014
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Opening Celebration- Teen Event
The St. Tammany Parish Crime Unit will present an interactive workshop giving teens an insider's look at the Crime Lab, crime scene processing, and a chance to take their own fingerprints.
Event Location: 1123 Main St., Madisonville, LA 70447
Date: Sat, Mar 15, 2014
Time: 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Opening Celebration- Swing Dance Costume Party
The close of our Big Read Opening Celebration will be swinging! Join us at 6:30 p.m. for swing dance instruction from Aaron of Mandeville Ballroom. Then the New Orleans Jazz Vipers will be playing all the great swing music from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Please join us for a swinging good time and don't forget your fedora!
Registration is required for the dance lessons. Register on the library’s events calendar or call the branch.
Event Location: 1123 Main St., Madisonville, LA 70447
Date: Sat, Mar 15, 2014
Time: 6:30pm – 9:30pm

Little Big Read- Slidell Children's Book Club
Eight to eleven year olds are invited to read any mystery and chat about it at the Little Big Read Book Club. Please register at the library.
Event Location: Slidell Branch, 555 Robert Blvd, Slidell, LA 70458
Date: Tue, Mar 18, 2014
Time: 4:30pm – 5:30pm

The Maltese Falcon Book Discussion- Covington
Terry Landry, local journalist and "Sisters in Crime" member, will lead a discussion of The Maltese Falcon.
Event Location: Covington Branch, 310 W. 21st Avenue, Covington, LA 70433-3100
Date: Tue, Mar 18, 2014
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Lit Wits Book Club Book Discussion
Join the Lit Wits Book Club as they discuss The Maltese Falcon. For more information, call branch managers Kay Redd at (985) 893-6285.
Event Location: Abita Springs Branch, 71683 Levenson St., Abita Springs, LA 70420
Date: Wed, Mar 19, 2014
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am

Teen Creative Ink
Like to write? Like to draw? This class combines the two and will focus on detective and mystery stories.
Event Location: Slidell Temporary Branch, 610 Robert Blvd., Slidell, LA 70458
Date: Wed, Mar 19, 2014
Time: 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Teen Creative Ink
Like to write? Like to draw? This class combines the two! This month focuses on detective and mystery stories.
Event Location: 844 Girod St., Mandeville, 70448
Date: Thu, Mar 20, 2014
Time: 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Teen Creative Ink
Like to write? Like to draw? This class combines the two and will focus on detective and mystery stories.
Event Location: Covington Branch, 310 W. 21st Ave., Covington, LA 70433-3100
Date: Thu, Mar 20, 2014
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Little Big Read- Madisonville Mystery Dinner
Parents and kids aged 8-11 will team up to solve an interactive who-dun-it.
Event Location: Madisonville Branch, 1123 Main St., Madisonville, LA 70447
Date: Fri, Mar 21, 2014
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Little Big Read- Slidell Mystery Dinner
Parents and kids aged 8 to 11 will team up to solve an interactive who-dun-it.
Event Location: Slidell Branch, 555 Robert Blvd., Slidell, LA 70458
Date: Sat, Mar 22, 2014
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm

The Maltese Falcon Book Discussion- Slidell Branch
Terri Landry, local journalist and "Sisters in Crime" member, will lead a discussion of The Maltese Falcon.
Event Location: Slidell Branch Temporary Location, 610 Robert Blvd., Slidell, LA 70458
Date: Tue, Mar 25, 2014
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Lamplight Readers Book Club Book Discussion
Join the Lamplight Readers Book Club as they discuss The Maltese Falcon. For more information, call Lillie Butler at (985)845-4819.
Event Location: Madisonville Branch, Madisonville, LA 70448
Date: Wed, Mar 26, 2014
Time: 11:00am – 12:00pm

Little Big Read- Causeway Children's Book Club
Eight to eleven year-olds are invited to read any mystery and chat about it while eating yummy treats.
Event Location: Causeway Branch, 2357 Hwy 190, Mandeville, LA 70471
Date: Wed, Mar 26, 2014
Time: 4:00pm – 5:00pm

Teen Chapter Chat Book Club
Teens will discuss The Maltese Falcon and similar teen detective fiction.
Event Location: Slidell Temporary Branch, 610 Robert Blvd., Slidell, LA 70433-3100
Date: Wed, Mar 26, 2014
Time: 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Little Big Read- Covington Children's Book Club
Eight to eleven year-olds are invited to read any mystery and chat about it while eating yummy treats.
Event Location: Covington Branch, 310 W 21st Ave., Covington, LA 70433-3100
Date: Thu, Mar 27, 2014
Time: 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Teen Creative Ink
Like to write? Like to draw? This class combines the two! This month focuses on detective and mystery stories.
Event Location: 310 W. 21st Avenue, Covington, LA 70433-3100
Date: Thu, Mar 27, 2014
Time: 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Little Big Read- Madisonville Children's Book Club
Eight to eleven year-olds are invited to read The Malted Falcon by Bruce Hale and chat about it over treats. Please visit the branch to register and pick up a free copy of the book to keep.
Event Location: Madisonville Branch, 1123 Main St., Madisonville, LA 70447
Date: Thu, Mar 27, 2014
Time: 5:00pm – 6:00pm

Teen Chapter Chat Book Club
Teens will discuss The Maltese Falcon and other teen detective fiction.
Event Location: Mandeville Branch, 844 Girod St., Mandeville, LA 70448-3100
Date: Thu, Mar 27, 2014
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

Readers Theatre of The Maltese Falcon
Slidell Little Theatre's Senior Actors Theatre of Slidell will perform a reading of The Maltese Falcon which was adapted for the stage by Helen Borgers.
Event Location: 2024 Nellie Dr., Slidell, LA 70458
Date: Fri, Mar 28, 2014
Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Teen Clue Board Game Tournament
Game On: This classic board game challenges you to find out who is responsible for murdering the host at a millionaire's mansion or a boardwalk. Who will crack the case?
Event Location: 3457 HWY 190, Mandeville, LA 70471
Date: Sat, Mar 29, 2014
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Covington Police Chief Tim Lentz Speaks about Crime Investigation
Tim Lentz, appointed as Covington police chief in October of 2013, will speak about the process of crime investigations. Prior to working as police chief, Lentz worked as Captain of the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Crime Laboratory for many years.
Event Location: Covington Branch, 310 W. 21st Avenue, Covington, LA 70433-3100
Date: Wed, Apr 2, 2014
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Lee Road Branch Book Discussion
Event Location: 79213 Hwy. 40, Covington, LA 70435
Date: Thu, Apr 3, 2014
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm

Little Big Read- Mandeville Mystery Dinner
Parents and kids aged 8 to 11 will team up to solve an interactive who-dun-it.
Event Location: Mandeville Branch, 844 Girod St., Mandeville, LA 70448
Date: Fri, Apr 4, 2014
Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Covington Police Chief Tim Lentz Speaks about Crime Investigation
Tim Lentz, appointed as Covington police chief in October of 2013, will speak about the process of crime investigations. Prior to working as police chief, Lentz worked as Captain of the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Crime Laboratory for many years.
Event Location: Slidell Branch Temporary Location, 610 Robert Blvd., Slidell, LA 70458
Date: Sat, Apr 5, 2014
Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm

Little Big Read- Abita Springs Children's Book Club
Eight to eleven year-olds are invited to read The Malted Falcon by Bruce Hale and chat about it while eating yummy treats. Please stop by the Abita Springs Branch to register and pick up a free copy of the book to keep.
Event Location: Abita Springs Branch, 71683 Leveson St., Abita Springs, LA 70420
Date: Mon, Apr 7, 2014
Time: 4:30pm – 5:30pm

Mandeville Book Club Book Discussion
Please join the Mandeville Book Club as they discuss The Maltese Falcon. For more information, call branch manager Jenny Mayer at (985)626-4293.
Event Location: 844 Girod St., Mandeville, LA 70447
Date: Tue, Apr 8, 2014
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am

Bookworms Book Club Book Discussion
Please join the Causeway Branch Bookworms Book Club as they discuss The Maltese Falcon. For more information about the club, call branch manager Sally Barringer at (985)626-9779.
Event Location: Causeway Branch, 3457 Hwy. 190, Mandeville, LA 70471
Date: Tue, Apr 8, 2014
Time: 6:00pm – 7:00pm

The Maltese Falcon Book and Movie Discussion
Terry Landry will lead a screening and discussion of the 1941 film noir classic The Maltese Falcon, starring Humphrey Bogart, Mary Astor, and Peter Lorre.
Event Location: Madisonville Branch, 1123 Main St., Madisonville, LA 70447
Date: Wed, Apr 9, 2014
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Book Beat Book Club Discussion
Please join the Bush Book Beat Book Club to discuss The Maltese Falcon. For more information, call branch manager Marjie Jahncke at (985)886-3588.
Event Location: Bush Branch, 81597 Hwy. 41, Bush, LA 70431
Date: Thu, Apr 10, 2014
Time: 10:30am – 11:30am

Mystery Writers Gathering and Screening of The Maltese Falcon Film
Come meet local mystery writers and pick up some signed new reads from 10 a.m. to 11:45 p.m. screening of the classic 1941 The Maltese Falcon staring Humphrey Bogart will begin at noon with an introduction by Terry Landry.
Event Location: Slidell Little Theatre, 2024 Nellie Dr., Slidell, LA 70458
Date: Sat, Apr 12, 2014
Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm

Film Noir Series- The Big Sleep
Watch the cigarette smoke rise and sparks fly between Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall in the 1946 production of The Big Sleep.
Event Location: Madisonville Branch, 1123 Main St., Madisonville, LA 70447
Date: Wed, Apr 16, 2014
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Film Noir Series- Double Indemnity
See Fred MacMurray and Barbara Stanwyck as they were before they became famous TV actors. Double Indemnity is a scheming tale of insurance fraud from 1946.
Event Location: Madisonville Branch, 1123 Main St., Madisonville, LA 70447
Date: Wed, Apr 23, 2014
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm

Film Noir Series- Strangers on a Train
Alfred Hitchcock’s Strangers on a Train features Robert Walker and Farley Granger as well as Hitchcock’s daughter Patricia and a cameo appearance of Hitchcock himself. This film was the last one for Robert Walker before he died a few months later from an accidental overdose of drugs and alcohol.
Event Location: Madisonville Branch, 1123 Main St., Madisonville, LA 70447
Date: Wed, Apr 30, 2014
Time: 5:30pm – 7:30pm

 



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