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

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 

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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.

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.

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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.

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Portraits of Poe

Just a reminder: the Portraits of Poe event is at Green Brain Comics on Saturday, February 13, 2-3 p.m. Meet the illustrators of Portraits of Poe, enjoy light refreshments and free signed copies of the book while supplies last. Registration is required. To register, call (313) 943-2330 or visit dearbornlibrary.org and click on the calendar and then on the event. Here’s Green Brain’s Facebook post about this event: https://www.facebook.com/events/543721892453069/

And here is the flyer.

Also, please remember to check out the Ice Sculptures at Henry Ford College (outside Eshleman Library): Big Read 2015-16 Photo ice sculpture at HFC Edgar Allan PoeBig Read 2015-16 Photo ice sculpture at HFC heartBig Read 2015-16 Photo ice sculpture at HFC raven

Upcoming Events Week 2

Feb 16: Forensic Art:
Capturing the Living, Identifying the Dead

Sarah KrebsLocation: 

Henry Ford Centennial Library

7:00 – 8:30pm

Detective Sarah Krebs is an experienced forensic artist who creates both drawings and 3-D recreations. She has had recent news coverage of her successes solving cases in Detroit and will discuss identifying, locating missing persons, victims, criminals, and much more.

Feb 17: Classics Revisited Book Discussion

Location:

Henry Ford Centennial Library

7:00 – 8:00pm

Discussion of Poe’s “Great Tales and Poems”.

Feb 18: Poe Craft

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Henry Ford Centennial Library

11:00am – 7:00pm

Make a Thaumatrope, a moving picture toy popular during the era of Edgar Allan Poe.  Available while supplies last.  Younger children may require assistance from caregivers.

 

Feb 18: Pizza & Pages Teen Book Discussion

Location:

Henry Ford Centennial Library

6:30 – 7:30pm

Discuss Poe’s “Great Tales and Poems” with dessert around a campfire.  Pizza provided.  Grades 7-12.  No parents or younger siblings.  Registration encourages.  Registration begins Feb 4. 

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Feb 20: Poe Writing Workshop

 

WritingLocation:

Ford Community and Performing Arts Center
Wet Room 1

10:00am – 12:00pm

Learn from Dearborn’s own Anne Gautreau tips on how to write like Poe.


Visit Bigreaddearborn.org for more information and a full list of Big Read events or click here for a printable calendar of events.

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Kickoff reminder and tabloids are here!

Just a reminder: the Kickoff is on Saturday, February 6, 2-4 pm at Henry Ford Centennial Library. Click here for a program guide. And we wanted to let you know: the Poe tabloids, created by students at Michael Berry Career Center, are here! Come to the Kickoff and pick up your FREE copy.

Dearborn Public Library Director Maryanne Bartles and Deputy Director Julie Schaefer taking a first look at the newly printed Poe tabloids.

Upcoming Events Week 1

Feb 6: Kickoff

Location:

Henry Ford Centennial Library

2:00 – 4:00pm

Free tabloids, books, and light refreshments; music from Poe’s day performed by a Dearborn Symphony quartet; dramatizations of his works including a performance of “The Tell-Tale Heart” by Anthony Lucas of The Henry Ford; drawing slips to win a free night at the Poe House, courtesy of Dearborn Inn (drawing at Meet Poe event); opening of “Dreams” Art Exhibit, coordinated by the Artists’ Society of Dearborn; Poe craft for all ages; and more! 

Feb 8: Teen Book Discussion

Location: 

Ten Eyck Administrative Building

5:00 – 6:00pm

Come and discuss Poe’s “Great Tales and Poems” with the Dearborn Youth Commission. Grades 6-12. Pick up a free copy of the book at any Dearborn Public Library.

Feb 9: What it Really Means to Be a “Bird Brain”

CorvusLocation:

Henry Ford Centennial Library

6:00 – 7:00pm

Blue Jays, Gray Jays, American Crows, and Common Ravens are included in this fascinating and globally distributed group of birds. Their animated lifestyles and “deep thinking” have carved out a place in many international cultures and literature, including Edgar Allen Poe’s famous poem, “The Raven.”

Join corvid researcher Dr. Star Kraven-Madd of Concorvidae University (in partnership with Naturalist Dorothy McLeer and the University of Michigan-Dearborn’s Environmental Interpretive Center) for a look at the antics and problem-solving abilities of these intriguing Michigan residents.

Feb 10: “Dreams” Ice Sculpture Exhibit Opens

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Henry Ford College

Feb 11: “Great Stories and Poems” Book Discussion

Location:

Arab American National Museum

7:00 – 8:00pm

Discuss Poe’s “Great Stories and Poems.”

Portraits of Poe

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Location:

Green Brain Comics

2:00 – 3:00pm

Meet the illustrators of Portraits of Poe, enjoy light refreshments and free signed copies of the book while supplies last.   Registration is required. To register, call (313) 943-2330 or click the link below.

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Valentine’s Day Discussion of “Annabel Lee”

Location:

Henry Ford Centennial Library

2:00 – 3:00pm

Discuss Poe’s “Annabel Lee” in English and Arabic with librarian Patty Podzikowski.  Pick up a free copy of the book at any Dearborn Public Library.  This work is in the public domain and can found here.  


Visit Bigreaddearborn.org for more information and a full list of Big Read events or click here for a PDF calendar of events. 

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