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

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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

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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! 

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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.

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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)

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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

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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 

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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.

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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.