The Big Read Begins!
(FPL Press Release, Feb. 9, 2013)
As in years past, those who are interested in reading the book can come to the library beginning Feb. 9, or any of the Ferndale Reads events and get a free copy to keep. This year’s kick-off event will be held at Rust Belt Market on Sat. Feb. 9 at 2:30 pm. The details of the kick-off are a mystery, but attendees may want to bring their smart phones to document the happening. Copies of the book will be handed out at the kick-off.
Throughout the month of March, there will be many ways to earn entries in a prize drawing, including: being “caught” reading Slaughterhouse-Five around Ferndale, attending a book club discussing the book, attending another Ferndale Reads event and a few others that will be announced along the way.
This year’s keynote speech will feature local Ferndale resident and author, Gregory Sumner. Sumner, a professor at the University of Detroit. His recent publication, Unstuck in Time is a journey through Kurt Vonnegut’s life and work. Sumner will speak about Slaughterhouse-five’s popularity and sign copies of his book.
Mid-March through April – For the Love of Reading Art Exhibition – Ferndale Library
Sat. Feb. 9 – Ferndale Reads Kick-Off – Rust Belt Market – 22801 Woodward Ave – 2:30 pm
Thu. Mar. 7 – Go Comedy Performs a Show inspired by Slaughterhouse-Five – 261 E 9 Mile Rd- 8:00 pm
Wed. Mar. 13 – Science Fiction Book Club – 7:30 pm –Ferndale Public Library
Thu. Mar. 14 – Go Comedy Performs a Show inspired by Slaughterhouse-Five – 261 E 9 Mile Rd- 8:00 pm
Thu. Mar. 21 – Emory Book Party – 22700 Woodward Ave 7:30 pm
Thu. Mar. 21 – Go Comedy Performs a Show inspired by Slaughterhouse-Five – 261 E 9 Mile Rd- 8:00 pm
Tue. Mar. 26 – Friends of The Library Book Club – Ferndale Library – 7:30 pm
Wed. Mar. 27 – Gregory Sumner, Professor of History, University of Detroit Mercy will speak on the life and writings of Kurt Vonnegut – Ferndale Library – 7:00 pm
Thu. Mar. 28 – Go Comedy Performs a Show inspired by Slaughterhouse-Five – 261 E 9 Mile Rd- 8:00 pm
For updates on Ferndale Reads, visit: http://www.facebook.com/FerndaleReads
Here are some articles from Ferndale Reads of the past: