This week’s Big Read Dearborn events include the keynote lecture, the first book discussion, and a craft activity for children and teens, all held at the Henry Ford Centennial Library.
KEYNOTE LECTURE – Darwinian Issues in The Call of the Wild
Date and Time: Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: Henry Ford Centennial Library, Auditorium, 16301 Michigan Ave., Dearborn, MI 48126
London devoted his whole career to grappling with the implications of Darwinian thought. The novel is best understood and appreciated as a thoughtful but not conclusive stage in London’s Darwinianism. Works of his with Darwinian themes bracket the novel, and all show his mind engaged with Darwinian thought at an unexpectedly sophisticated level. Lecture presented by Dr. Lawrence I. Berkove, an internationally recognized authority on Jack London and Professor Emeritus at the University of Michigan-Dearborn.
BOOK DISCUSSION – Classics Revisited at Dearborn Public Library
Date and Time: Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: Henry Ford Centennial Library, Ford Collection Room, 16301 Michigan Ave., Dearborn, MI 48126
The Classics Revisited book club will meet to discuss The Call of the Wild.
YOUTH EVENT (CHILDREN & TEENS) – Third Thursday Craft
Date and Time: Thursday, March 20, 2014, 11:00am – 7:00pm
Location: Henry Ford Centennial Library, 16301 Michigan Ave., Dearborn, MI 48126
Drop-in craft. Make a mini sled dog, just like Buck from The Call of the Wild. Younger children may need adult assistance. Crafts available while supplies last. This event is part of Dearborn Public Library’s children and teen programs.