Bud Werner Memorial Library announces the return of Steamboat Springs' community read. We're calling it ONE BOOK STEAMBOAT and this fall it features Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird in honor of the Pulitzer Prize winning novel's 50th anniversary.
Take time to re-read this American classic, then come to the free Library's events surrounding it. There's a birthday celebration, an intergenerational community discussion, an author talk and a To Kill A Mockingbird documentary premier - plus a screening of the Academy Award winning film starring Gregory Peck.
To Kill A Mockingbird is Harper Lee’s groundbreaking tale of race, class, justice and the pain of growing up. As an oft-banned book, we're starting our celebration during national Banned Books Week.
Monday, September 27, 2010 in Library Hall
You're invited! Eat birthday cake. Listen to short scenes from To Kill A Mockingbird, read aloud by the talented Storytime for Grownups readers (a sneak peek what's coming this fall!). Share the story of your own first encounter with To Kill A Mockingbird. Get your official "I'm Reading To Kill A Mockingbird" sticker. Learn about more ONE BOOK STEAMBOAT events to come!
To Kill A Mockingbird at 50.
An intergenerational gathering for mock-tails and conversation
Tuesday, October 12, 2010 in Library Hall
Here's what they say:
“Mockingbird still sings after 50 years.” - Chicago Tribune
“One of the things that I find really cool about Harper Lee is what I consider her caginess... I think maybe the mystery surrounding her, and that sort of silence that she decided to maintain with the media, that becomes part of the legend of the book.” - Wally Lamb
"You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view...Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.” - Atticus Finch
What do YOU have to say about Harper Lee's classic American novel? Join the discussion. The evening's conversation will be spearheaded by some of the Yampa Valley's local literary and history greats — teachers, voracious readers and writers who have read and contemplated To Kill A Mockingbird through the decades.
Hey Boo! A Celebration of Fifty Years of To Kill a Mockingbird
An author talk and film screening
Wednesday, Oct. 20, 2010 in Library Hall
Mary McDonagh Murphy is the author of Scout, Atticus & Boo: A Celebration of Fifty Years of To Kill a Mockingbird.
Join her for a conversation about her book commemorating the 50th anniversary of one of the most important American books of the 20th Century, which includes interviews with prominent figures from Oprah to Anna Quindlen, to Tom Brokaw and Wally Lamb talking about how the book has impacted their lives.
The evening features an exclusive screening of Mary's new documentary Hey, Boo: Harper Lee & To Kill a Mockingbird.
ABOUT MARY McDONAGH MURPHY
Mary Murphy is an independent film and television writer/producer whose current projects include Hey, Boo: Harper Lee and To Kill a Mockingbird, and a social history of the board game MONOPOLY. She is also the producer of Cry For Help which aired nationally on PBS in April 2009; Digital Days, narrated by Tom Brokaw, an examination of the Internet’s impact on the newspaper industry (for the Associated Press); and Before Your Eyes: Don’t Take My Husband a CBS News primetime documentary chronicling deportation proceedings against three former members of the Irish Republican Army. Winner of six Emmy awards, Murphy worked for 20 years at CBS where she produced 60 Minutes stories, 48 Hours and Sunday Morning programs. Her writing has appeared in New York magazine, the Chicago Tribune, and other publications. She is a native of Rhode Island, a graduate of Wesleyan University and was a John S. Knight fellow at Stanford University.
To Kill A Mockingbird...THE FILM
A free screening of the 1962 international blockbuster starring Gregory Peck
Wednesday, November 10, 2010 in Library Hall
The 1962 movie ads for To Kill A Mockingbird said, "The most beloved and widely read Pulitzer Prize Winner now comes vividly alive on the screen! If you have read the novel, you will relive every treasured moment...If not, a deeply moving experience awaits you!" The film went on to win three Oscars, including Gregory Peck's award for Best Actor.
Join Bud Werner Memorial Library for one of America's favorite films shown on the big screen in Library Hall, and the final ONE BOOK STEAMBOAT event surrounding To Kill A Mockingbird.