The Big Read Dearborn Kickoff is TODAY at The Henry Ford!

Wolf image from Saturday Evening Post cover

Saturday, March 8, 2014, 11:00am-2:00pm
Event is free and open to the public

The adventure begins at The Henry Ford in the Anderson Theater and Prechter Promenade, featuring free books, music, activities, and a film screening of Charlie Chaplin’s The Gold Rush. Join the program in the Anderson Theater with a dramatic reading from The Call of the Wild; then stay to watch The Gold Rush or take part in the activities in the Promenade.

Program in the Anderson Theater

  • Welcome to The Big Read Dearborn Kickoff
  • Dramatic reading from The Call of the Wild
  • The Gold Rush, a movie starring Charlie Chaplin

Activities in the Prechter Promenade

  • A photo opportunity with a real dog sled and prospectors’ gear
  • Boy Scouts winter camping display
  • Popular music from the time of the Klondike Gold Rush
  • Make-and-take activity: make your own coaster featuring Jack London’s wolf bookplate
  • Display of artwork from Dearborn Public Schools students who created The Call of the Wild tabloid for The Big Read Dearborn

1 thought on “The Big Read Dearborn Kickoff is TODAY at The Henry Ford!

  1. The Big Read Dearborn Kick Off on March 8 was great! It was well organized. Enjoyed the speeches, the dramatic reading, and the Gold Rush movie. It all tied in perfectly. I was able to pick up enough reading material to distribute to the Hope Book Club (we meet monthly at Hope Lutheran Church in Dearborn). We’ll read the book and then discuss at the next book club meeting. Thanks to all for the bringing a wonderful event to Dearborn.

    Lois Beyer

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