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About The Big Read

The community is invited to experience the Roaring Twenties by reading the “Great American Novel” The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald as part of The Big Read. Learn more about this community reading initiative.

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Wonderstruck: The Big Read Book for Kids

Acquaint yourselves with The Big Read book for kids. Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick is set in the 1920s – just like The Great Gatsby – and it’s a journey of two lost children whose stories collide as they search for a place to belong. See if your child will be struck by the story. Synopsis inside.

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The Great Gatsby Movie Review

Eric Melin, film critic for Kansas First News, is critical of the 1974 version of The Great Gatsby. Read and leave your comment about this or other adaptations of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel. Melin teases us with a few facts about the new Gatsby film coming out in May.

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Roaring into the ’20s Classic Car Show

Check out some fancy rides and judge for yourself whether Jay Gatsby would have driven them. (He was a Rolls-Royce kind of guy.) The Big Read presents The Great Gatsby Roaring in 1920s Classic Car Show Saturday, February 2 | 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM | Fairlawn Plaza Mall Browse through classic cars of the […]

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The Rules of Civility brings New York to life

This debut novel from Amor Towles, a Manhattan investment banker, draws comparisons to The Great Gatsby and Breakfast at Tiffany’s. The story begins on New Year’s Eve 1937 when Katey Kontent and her friend Eve Ross meet the wealthy Tinker Grey at a low-rent bar in New York City.

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The Stars Come Out In February for The Big Read

This February, the library is celebrating the 1920s as we unite in reading The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald for The Big Read 2013, a community reading initiative. Choose from around 30 events that capture the essence of the book and are geared toward readers and nonreaders alike. Catch star performances by Angela Hagenbach […]

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