Dreaming Dreams Book Coming Soon

Get ready for the last installment of The Big Read! The book of Poe inspired stories and poems, entitled Dreaming Dreams No Mortal Ever Dared to Dream Before, will be coming out soon.

Once the book is available, paperback print-on-demand copies can be purchased from Createspace.com or Amazon.com. We anticipate the cost will be $20 per copy. Any proceeds will go towards funding future Big Reads in Dearborn. We will also be adding copies to the library collection, so with a Dearborn Public Library card, you can check out a copy for free.

We have over 150 authors in the collection, and the book is about 440 pages long!  The book contains an introduction, and eight chapters with author bios, acknowledgements, and an author index at the end. The formatting of the book is similar to the first community anthology we published entitled Call of the Wild Dearborn: Animal Tales, though it will be about 100 pages longer than Animal Tales. 

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We’re very excited about this project! Please visit bigreaddearborn.org for updates, and we hope to have the Poe book available soon–within the next month or so. Thank you very much for your support and for your patience.

Wrap Up Event on March 19: Meet Poe!

The Big Read Wrap Up Event is on Saturday, March 19, 2-4 p.m. at Henry Ford Centennial Library. Hope you can attend! This is your chance to meet Poe, hear his story, and ask him questions! Click here to view the flyer and here to view a front-page article from the Dearborn Press & Guide. We also will have the drawing for a FREE night at the Poe House, courtesy of Dearborn Inn. Additionally, you will have a chance to view a draft copy of Dreaming Dreams No Mortal Ever Dared to Dream Before, the anthology of Poe inspired stories and poems with contributions from over 150 authors, many of whom have close ties to Dearborn. Click here to view a draft of the cover. Big Read 2015-16 image Poe for Wrap Up Event

Upcoming Events Week 6 (last week of The Big Read!)

 

March 14: Book Discussion

Location: 

Henry Ford College – Eshleman Library, 5101 Evergreen Rd., Dearborn 

12:00 – 1:00pm

Discuss Poe’s “Great Tales and Poems” with Professor John Rietz of Henry Ford College. 

March 15: Al Aaraaf Lecture

aaraafLocation:

Arab American National Museum, 13624 Michigan Ave., Dearborn

6:00 – 7:00pm

Using Poe’s early poem “Al Aaraaf” as a focal point, Professor Stephen Rachman of Michigan State University will explore Poe’s interest in Arab and Islamic literature, his orientalism, and its connections to his more famous works. 

March 16: Paranormal Investigations: The Spirit of Poe

Paranormal_investigationsLocation:

Caroline Kennedy Library, 24590 George St., Dearborn Heights

7:00 – 8:30pm

Kristy Robinett has always had helpers in spirit, but when she was thirteen, she met the most fascinating spirit guide of all: Edgar Allan Poe. Robinett’s book, Forevermore: Guided in Spirit by Edgar Allan Poe, tells the true story of how Edgar Allan Poe helps Kristy fulfill her destiny as a writer and a psychic medium. In this talk, Kristy will discuss the life, death and the afterlife of Poe, but even more so, she will show how personal growth can come from the unlikeliest places.

March 17: Poe Craft

Location:

Henry Ford Centennial Library

11:00am – 7:00pm

Enjoy a Poe-inspired craft.  Available while supplies last.  Younger children may require assistance from caregivers.  

March 17: ESL Book Discussion 

Location:

Henry Ford Centennial Library

6:00 – 7:00pm

Discuss Poe’s “Great Tales and Poems” using bilingual copies of the book (English/Arabic).  Pick up a free copy of the book at any Dearborn Public Library. 

March 19: Wrap Up Event – Meet Poe! 

poeLocation:

Henry Ford Centennial Library

2:00 – 4:00pm

This is your chance to meet Poe, hear his story, and ask him questions!

There will also be a drawing for a FREE night at the Poe House, courtesy of Dearborn Inn. 

Additionally, we hope to have a draft ready of the book of Poe inspired stories and poems, Dreaming Dreams No Mortal Ever Dared to Dream Before, so the authors can take a sneak peek.


Visit Bigreaddearborn.org for more information and a full list of Big Read events.

Big Read 2013-14 Call of the Wild Dearborn Animal Tales Flyer

Explore history at the “Gothic Revival” and “Dearborn in Poe’s Time” events

Don’t miss the Gothic Revival program happening at The Henry Ford, Benson Ford Research Center Conference Room on Wednesday, March 9, 6-7 p.m.  Big Read logo THF

 

 

 

 

Another way to learn more about history is to attend the Dearborn in Poe’s Time event at the Dearborn Historical Museum on Thursday, March 10, 6-8 p.m.

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Upcoming Events Week 5

 

March 7: Tales of Terror (1962)

errorLocation: 

Henry Ford Centennial Library

7:00 – 8:30pm

Three tales of terror involve a grieving widower and the daughter he abandoned; a drunkard and his wife’s black cat; and a hypnotist who prolongs the moment of a man’s death.  Starring Vincent Price.  Directed by Roger Corman.  Not rated.  89 minutes. 

March 8: Book Discussion

Location:

University of Michigan-Dearborn, Mardigian Library

12:00 – 1:00pm

Discussion of Poe’s “Great Tales and Poems” with Mardigian Library’s book group, R.E.A.D. 

March 8: Dreaming Dreams Storytime

Location:

Henry Ford Centennial Library

6:30 – 7:00pm

Enjoy some of our quirkier picture books and a craft in the spirit of Poe.  Ages 5 – 8 years.  (Younger children welcome, but please be aware the some stories may be scary.) Space is limited. .

March 8: Return of the Raven Puppet Show

puppetLocation:

JFK, Jr. Library – Dearborn Heights

6:30 – 7:30pm

Youth Librarian Mr. Jim is faced with doing a cheerful humorous program dealing with the works of Edgar Allan Poe.  However, Edgar Allan Poe didn’t write any poems or stories that are cheerful and humorous.  It’s Tiberious T. Tiger to the rescue.  Only time travel might be involved.  Will Jim be able to do a program or is his career as a storyteller, in the mortal words of the Raven, “Nevermore”?  

March 9: The Gothic Revival 

Location:

The Henry Ford, Benson Ford Research Center Conference Room, 20900 Oakwood, Dearborn

6:00 – 7:00pm

Charles Sable, Curator of the Decorative Arts at The Henry Ford, will talk about the origins of Gothic Revival (GR), tying in Poe’s Dark Romanticism, and calling out examples of GR in the museum’s collection. 

March 10: Dearborn Arsenal in Poe’s Time 

Location:

Dearborn Historical Museum, 915 Brady St., Dearborn

6:00 – 8:00pm

Learn what Dearborn was like in Poe’s day. 

March 11: Whodunnit at the Library 

whoLocation:

The Henry Ford Centennial Library

6:00 – 8:30pm

Help solve a mystery at the library! Tickets required.  Sponsored by the Dearborn Public Library Foundation.  


Visit Bigreaddearborn.org for more information and a full list of Big Read events.

Big Read 2013-14 Call of the Wild Dearborn Animal Tales Flyer

Dream Interpretation, Wine Tasting, and Mortuary Science Lecture

Please don’t miss the dream interpretation event on Saturday, March 5, 10 a.m.-noon in the Henry Ford Centennial Library auditorium.

We have a few tickets left for the Cask of Amontillado Wine Tasting, which is happening on Friday, March 4, 6-8 p.m. on the mezzanine level at Henry Ford Centennial Library. Taste a variety of wines presented by Scott Wilson of Great Lakes Wine & Spirits in partnership with Merchant’s Fine Wine, and sample foods that have been donated by local businesses including Bangkok 96, Buddy’s Pizza, Park Place Catering, and Westborn Market. If you want to purchase your ticket ($15 each), please call Library Administration at 313-943-2037 while supplies last.   

The Mortuary Science Lecture is tonight, 7-8 p.m. in Room 30 at Henry Ford Centennial Library.

Visit our calendar for a full list of Big Read events.

Upcoming Events Week 4

Here are the upcoming events for week 4 of this literary adventure! We also wanted to say we posted a video, provided by City of Dearborn Television, about the students who created the “Do You Know Poe?” tabloid: https://bigreaddearborn.org/book/tabloid/

March 1: Return of the Raven Puppet Show

puppetLocation: 

Caroline Kennedy Library – Dearborn Heights

7:00 – 8:00pm

Youth Librarian Mr. Jim is faced with doing a cheerful humorous program dealing with the works of Edgar Allan Poe. However, Edgar Allan Poe didn’t write any poems or stories that are cheerful and humorous. It’s Tiberious T. Tiger to the rescue. Only time travel might be involved. Will Jim be able to do a program or is his career as a storyteller, in the mortal words of the Raven, “Nevermore”?  

March 2: Book Discussion

Location:

Henry Ford Centennial Libraryraven

1:00 – 2:00pm

Discuss Poe’s works with Poe enthusiast David Spence. 

March 2: Medicine, Mental Illness & the Macabre: Malady in the Works of Poe

Location:

Henry Ford Centennial Library

6:00-7:00pm

This discussion will focus on descriptions of medicine and psychology in Poe’s writing. It is widely believed that Poe suffered from mental illness himself and his own experiences may have informed the ways in which he described his characters. Drawing from such classic Poe tales as “The Fall of the House of Usher,” “The Tell-Tale Heart,” and “The Black Cat,” we will delve into the madness and medicine of the man and his stories. Here’s the flyer.

March 3: Mortuary Science Lecture

mortuary_talkLocation:

Henry Ford Centennial Library

7:00 – 8:00pm

Learn about mortuary science with Professor Mark Evely of Wayne State University. Here’s the flyer

March 4: Cask of Amontillado Wine Tasting 

CaskLocation:

Henry Ford Centennial Library

6:00 – 8:00pm

Come and taste a variety of fine wines. Purchase tickets ($15 each) at the Henry Ford Centennial Library administration office. Light hors d’oeuvres included. Space is limited. Ages 21 and over. Sponsored by the Dearborn Public Library Foundation. Here’s the flyer.

March 5: Dream Interpretation wth Mike Stratton 

Dream_interpretationLocation:

Henry Ford Centennial Library

10:00am – 12:00pm

Dreams are a fascinating way of exploring the mystery of the human experience. Is it science or art? In his work with dreams, Mike Stratton takes an approach that focuses on dream appreciation rather than dream interpretation. He believes that dreams are meant to inform us and help us to learn lessons, but there is a way to live with the dream and appreciate its message without taking a “fast food” ap-proach to labeling meanings diminishing the message of the dream. Join him for this special talk to learn more about your dreams. Click here to view the flyer.  


Visit Bigreaddearborn.org for more information and a full list of Big Read events.

Big Read 2013-14 Call of the Wild Dearborn Animal Tales Flyer

Poe Pub Crawl and Dreaming Dreams Keynote

Just a reminder: the Poe Pub Crawl is tonight starting at Dearborn Brewing (7-9 p.m.) and then heading to Bailey’s (9:15-11 p.m.). Check out the flyer here.

Also the Dreaming Dreams Keynote Lecture is happening in Mardigian Library at the University of Michigan-Dearborn on Thursday, February 25, 7-8 p.m. Here’s the flyer. Hope you can attend!

Visit our calendar for a full list of Big Read events.

 

Upcoming Events Week 3

 

Feb 22: Poe Film Festival: House of Usher (1960)

Location: 

House_of_UsherHenry Ford Centennial Library

7:00 – 8:30pm

A man, upon entering his fiancees’ family mansion, discovers a savage family curse and fears that his future brother-in-law has entombed his bride-to-be prematurely.  

Starring Vincent Price.  Not rated.  79minutes.

Feb 23: Daring Dreams Storytime

Location:

Henry Ford Centennial Libraryraven

6:30 – 7:00pm

Enjoy some of our quirkier picture books and a craft in the spirit of Poe.  Ages 5 – 8 years.  (Younger children welcome, but please be aware that some stories may be scary.)  Space is limited. 

Feb 24: Poe Pub Crawl

Location:

BeerDearborn Brewing (7:00-9:00pm)
&
Bailey’s (9:15-11:00pm)

Join the crawl and discuss Poe while having a Poe inspired drink along the way. Participants will receive $1 off pints at Dearborn Brewing and light appetizer’s at Bailey’s. Click here for the flyer. 

 

Feb 25: Dreaming Dreams Keynote Panel Discussion

Location:

Dreaming Dreams KeynoteUM-D Mardigian Library
Room 1212

7:00 – 8:00pm

Join professors Shelly Jarenski of University of Michigan-Dearborn, Stephen Rachman of Michigan State University, and John Rietz of Henry Ford College to explore the role of dreams in Poe’s works. Click here for the flyer.   

Feb 27: No Mortal Dares to Dream Tween+ Party 

Location:

Henry Ford Centennial Library

2:00 – 4:00pm

In this bleak Midwinter, celebrate all things Poe.  Snacks, craft, and a little storytelling are all waiting, if you dare to come.  Grades 4+.  No younger siblings.  Space is limited.  


Visit Bigreaddearborn.org for more information and a full list of Big Read events.

Big Read 2013-14 Call of the Wild Dearborn Animal Tales Flyer