The Big Read

2015: Old School by Tobias Wolff

For the 8th year, your Massillon Museum is hosting The Big Read! This year's selection is Old School by Tobias Wolff. Events will take place in April and May.

The Big Read Kick Off: FREE!
Saturday, April 25, 2015
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
at the Massillon Museum

Free books will be distributed to the public at this time, and additional copies will be available from our partners the Massillon Public Library and its branches, with some copies available at the local YMCAs, Massillon Rec Center, and other local businesses.

A full schedule of free and low cost events provided by the Museum, Massillon Public Library, Stark Parks, and other partners, can be viewed below and at the NEA's website.

Big Read Upcoming Events:

*Fee or suggested donation—please refer to:

Tuesday, March 24 • 12:10–12:50 pm • @MassMu
MassMu Brown Bag Lunch:
Author David Giffels: “The Hard Way on Purpose”

Wednesday, April 15 • 6:00–8:00 pm • Exhibit through 1/26/16
(Non)fiction: Literary Legends Unbound
MuseLab • Kent State Main Campus Library, Third Floor

Saturday, April 25 • 3:00–5:00 pm • @MassMu
The Big Read Kick Off and Book Give-Away
Meet The Big Read partners
Massillon Public Library assistance with digital book guides

Saturday, April 25 • 3:00–5:00 pm • @MassMu
Ludlow Prep Exhibition Opening
Exhibit through 5/24/15
Old School Days in Western Stark County Exhibition Opening
Exhibit through 5/24/15
Massillon AHEAD: Student Artworks Inspired by Old School
Through 5/3/15 • Exhibit at Massillon Public Library 5/5–5/24/15

Saturday, April 25 • @Various Stark Parks locations
Ready, Set, TYPE Scavenger Hunt • Through 5/24

Saturday, April 25 • @Exploration Gateway • Through 5/24
Stark County’s Own Ernest Hemingway Exhibition

Tuesday, April 28 • 12:10–12:50 pm • @MassMu
MassMu Brown Bag Lunch:
Perry History Club Panel—Genoa School

Tuesdays, April 28/May 5,12,19 • 5:30–7:00 pm • @MassMu
Handmade Books with Gary Spangler* (Series / Single Workshops)
For info on signing up for classes, click here.
All ages • 1st session (4/28): Paper Making

Tuesday, April 28 • 6:30 pm • @Massillon Public Library
National Library Month Poetry Read-In

Wednesday, April 29 • 7:00 pm • @Washington High School
One-Act Plays and Poetry Reading
Original plays inspired by Old School
performed by Struts and Frets Drama Club
Poems by Massillon Public Library poetry contest winners

Thursday, April 30 • 5:00–6:00 pm • @MassMu
Book Discussion with Heather Haden

Saturday, May 2 • 12:00–2:00 pm • @MassMu • All ages
Do the Mu—Typewriter Art

Sunday, May 3 • 2:30–4:30 pm • @ MassMu • 18 & older
Self-Publishing Workshop with JoAnn Shade*
For info on signing up for classes, click here.

Monday, May 4 • 12:00–1:00 pm • @Anderson’s in the City
Book Discussion with Sherie Brown

Tuesday, May 5 • 5:30–7:00 pm • @MassMu • All ages
Bookbinding with Gary Spangler* (2nd in series)
For info on signing up for classes, click here.

Wednesday, May 6 • 6:00 pm • @Kozmo’s Grille
Book Discussion with David Harding

Thursday, May 7 • 6:00 pm • @Gallery 121
Book Discussion with Gwendolyn Kiste

Thursday, May 7 • 7:00 pm • @Lincoln Theatre
ReelMassillon: The Killers*

Saturday, May 9 • 11:00 am–1:00 pm • @Whittier Elementary
Old School Drawing Workshop with Diane Gibson*
For info on signing up for classes, click here.

Saturday, May 9 • 2:00 pm • @Massillon Public Library
Film Screening: Dead Poets Society

Tuesday, May 12 • 5:30–7:00 pm • @MassMu • All ages
Calligraphy with Gary Spangler* (3rd in series)

Wednesday, May 13 • 2:00–3:30 pm • @Massillon Public Library
Book Discussion with Massillon Public Library Staff

Thursday, May 14 • 7:30 Doors/8:00 Concert • @MassMu
Rhythms Concert: Roger Hoover*
Singer-songwriter in the tradition of folk, Americana & blues

Saturday, May 16 • 1:00–4:00 pm • BYOBike (and helmet!)
School-to-School Bike Ride at Stark Parks
@ Middle Branch Trail, Schneider Park Trailhead •

Sunday, May 17 • 2:00–6:00 pm • Pick up “report card” @MassMu
One- and Two-Room Schoolhouses: Self-guided Driving Tour

Tuesday, May 19 • 5:30–7:00 pm • @MassMu • All ages
Story Writing with Gary Spangler*
For info on signing up for classes, click here.

Thursday, May 21 • Doors 6:30/Program 7:00 pm • @Lincoln Theatre
Tobias Wolff Keynote Address with Q&A
Sponsored by Kent State University Stark

Saturday, May 23 • 12:00–1:00 pm • @MassMu
Poetry-themed Book Discussion with David Harding


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