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The Big Read Comes To Middletown
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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Miami University Middletown's Gardner-Harvey Library has received a grant to host "The Big Read" in Middletown and the MidPointe Library System is proud to be a community partner for this project.

The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts, designed to revitalize the role of literature in American culture and to encourage citizens to read for pleasure and enlightenment. The Big Read is managed by Arts Midwest.

The Big Read in Middletown will focus onThe Things They Carried, by Tim O'Brien. According to the Big Read website, "Tracing the tour of one American platoon this book is not just a tale of the Vietnam War, although it's considered one of the finest books ever about combat. This award-winning book is a brutal, sometimes funny, often profound narrative about the human heart-how it fares under pressure, and what it can endure."

While being led by Miami Middletown, the project is a joint effort among many community partners in Middletown, including MidPointe Library System, Middletown High School, the Robert "Sonny" Hill Community Center, Middletown Area Senior Center, Cincinnati State Technical and Community College Middletown Campus, and the Middletown City Council. Programming will include book discussions, with free copies of the book provided to participants, as well as special events.

Find details here: http://www.mid.muohio.edu/library/bigread2013.htm



 
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