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You’re invited to the Big Read! Libraries across the county will be participating in events from September 7, 2016 thru June 2017. Read the “Maltese Falcon” by Dashiell Hammett and join us for book discussions, Detective Mystery games and film screenings. This program is presented in collaboration with Shakespeare at Play and the NEA Big Read. NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in participation with Arts Midwest. http://www.neabigread.org/

Big Read events at County Libraries


The County Library offers free year-round events to serve the informational, educational, and recreational interests of our customers. Featured below are upcoming Big Read events. Visit our online calendar for other events being held throughout the year.

Date Location

Wednesday, September 7,
6:00 PM

Manhattan Beach Library

Big Read Kick-Off Party - Books, Mystery, and Music

The Maltese Falcon

Join us as we kick-off the County Library and Shakespeare at Play's Big Read Events!

*Meet Julie Rivett - Dashiell Hammett's granddaughter as she discusses The Maltese Falcon

*Participate in a Detective Mystery Game

*Enjoy live swing music performed by the Hollywood Rhythm Kings

*Wear your favorite 1930s/1940s attire

*Free copies of The Maltese Falcon as supplies last

*Light refreshments provided by Friends of the Manhattan Beach Library and Shakespeare at Play

 

Don't miss this one!!!

Tuesday, September 27,
4:00 PM

Baldwin Park Library

The Big Read presents: Maltese Falcon Movie

Participate in The Big Read film discussion and enjoy the movie The Maltese Falcon. Copies of this classic book will also be available, while supplies last.

This program is being presented by the Shakespeare At Play company.

Refreshments generously provided by the Friends of the Baldwin Park Library.

Ages 13 and up.

NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

This movie is not rated. Viewer discretion is advised.

Monday, October 17,
3:00 PM

Carson Library

The Big Read presents: The Maltese Falcon Movie

Participate in The Big Read film discussion and enjoy the movie The Maltese Falcon. Copies of the classic book adapted by this movie will also be available, while supplies last.

This program is being presented by the Shakespeare At Play company. Visit our website to find other Big Read events near you.

Refreshments generously provided by Shakespeare At Play. A list of ingredients will be made available.

This film is not rated. Viewer discretion is advised.

Ages 13 and up.

NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

El proyecto NEA Big Read es una iniciativa del National Endowment for the Arts (el Fondo Nacional para las Artes de Estados Unidos) en cooperación con Arts Midwest. 

Saturday, October 22,
2:00 PM

Lawndale Library

Big Read: Maltese Falcon Detective Mystery
Shadowed man with a Flashlight
 
Help solve a detective mystery based on Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett at the library.  
 
Free copies of the book and bookmarks will be available while supplies last.

Ages 13 and up
 
 
 

This program is being presented in collaboration with Shakespeare at Play and the NEA Big Read.

NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

Tuesday, October 25,
5:00 PM

Clifton M. Brakensiek Library

Big Read presents: Maltese Falcon Movie

Maltese Falcon film (imdb)Participate in The Big Read film discussion and enjoy the movie The Maltese Falcon.  Copies of this classic book will also be available, while supplies last.

This porgam is being presented by the Shalespeare At Play company.  Visit our website to find other Big Read events near you.

Ages 13 and up.

Monday, November 14,
5:00 PM

Agoura Hills Library

Maltese Falcon Whodunnit Mystery Night

Help solve a detective mystery base on Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett.  This program is being presented in collaboration with Shakespeare at Play and the NEA Big Read.  The NEA  Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

Wednesday, November 16,
4:00 PM

San Gabriel Library

Maltese Falcon Book Discussion

Big Read Book DiscussionJoin us for a lively discussion of the Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett. Pick up a copy of the book before the event. Free copies of the book will be available while supplies last.

This program is being presented in collaboration with Shakespeare at Play and the NEA Big Read.

Ages 13 and up.  NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.  www.NEABigRead.org

Monday, December 5,
5:00 PM

Agoura Hills Library

The Maltese Falcon Movie Screening

Before attending the book discussion, come see the film version of Dashiell Hammett's The Maltese Falcon, starring Humphrey Bogart and Mary Astor.

This program is being presented in collaboration with Shakespeare At Play and the NEA Big Read. Visit our website to find other Big Read events near you. Colapublib.org/bigread 
 
Adults only. Movie is not rated.
 
NEA  Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership
with Arts Midwest. 

Wednesday, December 7,
6:00 PM

Pico Rivera Library

Book Club: The Maltese Falcon

Join us for a lively discussion of the book, The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett. Pick up a copy of the book before the event. Free copies of the book will be available while supplies last.

This program is being presented in collaboration with Shakespeare At Play and the NEA Big Read. Visit our website to find other Big Read events near you. Colapublib.org/bigread 

NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

For ages 13 and up

Wednesday, December 7,
6:30 PM

Agoura Hills Library

Maltese Falcon Book Discussion

Join us for a lively discussion of The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett.  Pick up a copy of the book before the event.  This program is being presented in collaboration with Shakespeare at Play and the NEA Big Read.  

Wednesday, January 18,
4:00 PM

Lynwood Library

The Big Read: Maltese Falcon Detective Mystery!

Love a good mystery?  Help solve a detective mystery based on Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett at the library.  Free copies of the book and bookmarks will be available while supplies last.

This program is being presented in collaboration with Shakespeare at Play and the NEA Big Read. Visit our website to find other Big Read events near you. Colapublib.org/bigread  

Ages 13 and up.
 
See you there!

 

Wednesday, January 25,
5:00 PM

Leland R. Weaver Library

The Big Read presents: Maltese Falcon Movie

Movie IMDB

Participate in The Big Read film discussion and enjoy the movie The Maltese Falcon. Copies of this classic book will also be available, while supplies last.

This program is being presented by the Shakespeare At Play company. Visit our website to find other Big Read events near you.

Ages 13 and up.
NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

 

 

Wednesday, January 25,
5:00 PM

Malibu Library

The Maltese Falcon Book Discussion

 

Collage of Maltese Falcon CoversThe Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett is a classic American mystery.  A one-time detective and a master of deft understatement, Hammett virtually invented the hard-boiled crime novel.  In The Maltese Falcon, Sam Spade, a private eye with his own solitary code of ethics, tangles with a beautiful and treacherous woman whose loyalties shift at the drop of a hat.

 

Join the Malibu Library Book Group to discuss the crisp prose, subtle characters, and intricate plots that made Hammett one of the most admired writers of the 20th century.  For adults.

 

This program is presented in collaboration with the NEA Big Read. Visit our website to find other Big Read events near you:  www.colapublib.org/bigread

 

NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

 

Wednesday, February 1,
6:00 PM

Malibu Library

Maltese Falcon Detective Mystery

Man in silhouette with flashlight beam and word mysteryHelp solve a detective mystery based on The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett. Free copies of the book and bookmarks will be available while supplies last.

This program is presented in collaboration with Shakespeare at Play and the NEA Big Read. Visit our website to find other Big Read events near you: www.colapublib.org/bigread

For ages 13 and up.


NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

Saturday, February 4,
2:00 PM

La Crescenta Library

The Maltese Falcon Detective Mystery

Join us to help solve a detective mystery based on The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett at the La Crescenta Library.  

Free copies of the book and bookmarks will be available while supplies last.

This program is being presented in collaboration with Shakespeare at play and the NEA Big Read.  Visit our website to find other Big Reads events near you. Colapublib.org/bigread.

Ages 13 andup. 

NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. 

Also join us for a discussion on The Maltese Falcon on Tuesday, January 24 at the La Crescenta Library.  

This 1930 classic set the standard for all future detective stories.  Pick up a copy of The Maltese Falcon at the Book Club Corner located directly across from the Customer Service Desk at the La Crescenta Library.

The La Crescenta Library Book Club meets on the 4th Tuesday of each month from 6:30 to 7:45 in the upstairs Meeting Room.  

 

Monday, February 6,
6:30 PM

Manhattan Beach Library

Big Read Book Discussion - The Maltese Falcon

Join the Manhattan Beach Library Evening Book Club in a discussion of Dashiell Hammett's classic American mystery.

This program is presented in collaboration with the NEA Big Read. Visit the County Library website to find other Big Read events near you - colapublib.org/bigread

NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

The Maltese Falcon

Monday, February 13,
5:00 PM

Lancaster Library

Big Read Presents: The Maltese Falcon Movie

Maltese Falcon Big ReadParticipate in The Big Read film discussion and enjoy the classic 1941 film noir movie, The Maltese Falcon, directed by John Huston and starring Humphrey Bogart and Mary Astor. 

Copies of this classic book will also be available, while supplies last. This program is being presented by the Shakespeare At Play company. Visit our website to find other Big Read events near you.

Ages 13 and up.

 

Wednesday, February 22,
6:00 PM

Manhattan Beach Library

The Big Read presents: The Maltese Falcon Film

Enjoy and discuss the classic 1941 film noir directed by John Huston and starring Humphrey Bogart and Mary Astor. 

This program is being presented by the Shakespeare at Play company. Visit the County Library website to find other Big Read events near you.

Ages 13 and up.

NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

The Maltese Falcon

Saturday, March 4,
2:00 PM

Stevenson Ranch Library

Maltese Falcon Big Read Book Discussion

Join in the Maltese Falcon Big Read! Be part of a discussion of the classic book everyone is reading! 

NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

Tuesday, March 28,
2:00 PM

West Hollywood Library

The Big Read Presents: The Maltese Falcon Book Discussion

Book DiscussionJoin the County of Los Angeles Public Library in The Big Read: The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett. Be part of a discussion of the classic book everyone is reading! A limited supply of free copies of the book will be available at the Information Desk.

This program is being presented in collaboration with Shakespeare at Play and the NEA Big Read. NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

Thursday, March 30,
6:00 PM

Angelo M. Iacoboni Library

The Big Read presents: Maltese Falcon Movie

Participate in The Big Read film discussion and enjoy the movie The Maltese Falcon. Copies of this classic book will also be available, while supplies last.

This program is being presented by the Shakespeare At Play company.

Refreshments generously provided by the Friends of the Lakewood Libraries.

Ages 13 and up.

NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

This movie is not rated. Viewer discretion is advised.

Thursday, April 6,
2:00 PM

West Hollywood Library

The Big Read presents: The Maltese Falcon Film
Enjoy and discuss the classic 1941 film noir directed by John Huston and starring Humphrey Bogart and Mary Astor. 
 
This program is being presented by the Shakespeare at Play company and is co-sponsored by the Friends of the West Hollywood Library. Visit the County Library website to find other Big Read events near you.
 
Ages 13 and up.
 
NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.
 
 

Saturday, April 8,
12:00 PM

Norwalk Library

Maltese Falcon Book Discussion For The Big Read

The Maltese Falcon, by Dashiell Hammett, is considered by many to be one of the best detective novels every written. A brilliant literary work, as well as a thriller, a love story, and a dark, dry comedy.

Sam Spade is hired by the fragrant Miss Wonderley to track down her sister, who has eloped with a louse called Floyd Thursby. But Miss Wonderley is in fact the beautiful and treacherous Brigid O'Shaughnessy, and when Spade's partner Miles Archer is shot while on Thursby's trail, Spade finds himself both hunter and hunted. 

Join us for a discussion of the Maltese Falcon. A limited supply of free copies of the book will be available at Norwalk Library starting March 1.  Refreshments will be served.  

Big Read Poster

Thursday, April 20,
2:00 PM

West Hollywood Library

The Big Read Presents: The Maltese Falcon Movie

Rescheduled! Thursday, April 20 2pm

Participate in The Big Read film discussion and enjoy the movie The Maltese Falcon. Free copies of this classic book will be available at the Information Desk while supplies last.

Presented by the Shakespeare At Play company and cosponsored by the Friends of the West Hollywood Library.

Ages 13 and up.

Saturday, May 6,
2:00 PM

Culver City Julian Dixon Library

Special movie screening - The Maltese Falcon

Movie Poster

Come join us for the classic film The Maltese Falcon, starring Humphrey Bogart and Mary Astor. Light refreshments will be served, courtesy of our Friends of the Library, along with movie trivia and free giveways of the novel!

Saturday, May 27,
12:00 PM

Rosemead Library

Maltese Falcon Detective Mystery

 

mystery

Help solve a detective mystery based on Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett at the library.  Free copies of the book and bookmarks will be available while supplies last.

This program is being presented in collaboration with Shakespeare at Play and the NEA Big Read. Visit our website to find other Big Read events near you. Colapublib.org/bigread  

Ages 13 and up 

NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. www.NEABigRead.org
 

 

 

Monday, June 19,
6:30 PM

Sorensen Library

The Maltese Falcon: Book Discussion

Maltese Falcon book cover

 

Join us for a lively discussion of the Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett. Pick up a copy of the book before the event.

Free copies of the book will be available while supplies last.

Ages 13 and up.

This program is being presented in collaboration with Shakespeare at Play and the NEA Big Read. NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest. www.NEABigRead.org

 

Monday, June 26,
6:00 PM

Sorensen Library

The Maltese Falcon: Film Discussion

Maltese Falcon DVD cover

Participate in The Big Read film discussion and enjoy the movie, The Maltese Falcon. Copies of this classic book will also be available, while supplies last. Please visit the library to pick up a copy.

This program is being presented by the Shakespeare At Play company. Visit our website to find other Big Read events near you. http://www.shakespeareatplay.org/

Ages 13 and up.

NEA Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.

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