COMMUNITY EVENT – READ “THE NAMESAKE” AND BE PART OF THE BIG READ

READ “THE NAMESAKE” AND BE PART OF THE BIG READ

 CNY Reads One Book, a project of the Onondaga County Public Library (OCPL), has received a grant to be part of the national Big Read in 2014.  Central New York residents are encouraged to read, share, discuss, and attend programs related to The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri between now and the end of March.  Lectures, book discussions, a cover art contest, and a film series will be offered. More information can be found under “news and events” on the OCPL home page at www.onlib.org.

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All events are free and open to the public.

 Immigration in Central New York
Sunday, January 5, 2:00 p.m.
Onondaga Historical Association
321 Montgomery Street
Syracuse, NY  13202
428-1864

Dennis Connor, Curator of History at the Onondaga Historical Association, will present a multi-media overview of immigration in Syracuse.  Following the presentation and a q&a session, he will conduct a tour of the OHA’s current exhibit, “No Place Like Home,” which traces the history of immigration in Central New York.

Big Read Kick-off
Sunday, January 12, 1-4 p.m.
The Landmark Theatre
362 South Salina Street
Syracuse, NY  13201
475-7979

A celebration of Indian culture and diversity will kick off The Big Read in Central New York.  Held at the historic Landmark Theatre in downtown Syracuse, the event will feature staged readings from The Namesake, yoga classes, henna art, Indian dance and music, and free samples of Indian cuisine.

 Book Discussion:  Central Library
Tuesday, January 14, 5:30 p.m.
Robert P. Kinchen Central Library
447 S. Salina Street
Syracuse, NY  13202
435-1900
The Namesake will be discussed.

 The Big Read: Discover Your Family Tree
Tuesday, January 14, 6:00 p.m.
Hazard Branch Library
1620 West Genesee Street
Syracuse, NY 13204
435-5326

Interested in tracing your family’s history?  A librarian from OCPL’s Genealogy Department will explain the resources available to you.

 Book Discussion
January 16, 2014
6:30 p.m.
Petit Branch Library
105 Victoria Place
Syracuse, NY  13210
435-3636
The Namesake will be discussed

 Film Series:  Slum Dog Millionaire
Friday, January 17, 9:30 a.m.
VA Medical Center
800 Irving Avenue
Syracuse, NY  13210
425-4400

The film Slum Dog Millionaire will be shown and discussed.

 Book Discussion
Monday, January 27, 2:00 p.m.
Maxwell Memorial Library
14 Genesee Street
Camillus, NY  13031
672-3661
The Namesake will be discussed.

Book Discussion:  Barnes and Noble
Tuesday, January 28, 6:00 p.m.
DeWitt Barnes and Noble
3454 Erie Blvd East
Syracuse, NY 13214
449-2948
The Namesake will be discussed.