The Big Read
This year, Galesburg Public Library will be celebrating the Big Read of Dashiell Hammett’s The Maltese Falcon from March 6 to April 30.
Whether you are a mystery reader or not, this classic book is considered one of the best detective novels ever written and is a must read.
Who killed Detective Sam Spade’s partner? Where is the coveted Maltese falcon statue? You will have to pick up a free copy of the book to find out!
Free copies of the book will be available at Galesburg Public Library as long as supplies last. Stop by the library and get your copy today!
Upcoming events at the library:
- Thursday, March 26 at 6:30 PM: Chapter Chompers (the young adult book club) will discuss The Girl is Murder by Kathryn Miller Haines and eat pizza! Ask for a copy of the book at the Reference Desk.
- Tuesday, March 31 at 6:00 PM: scavenger hunt for children and families in the Children’s Room.
- Monday, April 6 at 6:30 PM: Keynote presentation about the book and movie versions of The Maltese Falcon.
- Click here for discussion dates and locations for The Big Read: The Maltese Falcon Discussion Dates
For a full list of events, including events at other area libraries, please visit http://www.neabigread.org/communities/?community_id=1142.
To view the reader’s guide or listen to the audio guide for The Maltese Falcon, please visit http://www.neabigread.org/books/maltesefalcon/. Both the reader’s guide and the audio guide will also be available as links on the library’s database computers starting on March 6. The reader’s guide can be printed out for you at the Reference Desk for $1.00 (10 cents per page). A copy of the audio guide can be checked out from the library.
Did you miss our Kick-Off event featuring an interactive mystery? Then check out the video below! You can view the whole mystery and try to solve it at home.
The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts, designed to revitalize the role of reading in American culture by exposing citizens to great works of literature and encouraging them to read for pleasure and enrichment. The Big Read is managed by Arts Midwest. Galesburg is one of 77 communities nationwide participating in The Big Read from September 2014-June 2015. The Big Read in Galesburg is presented in partnership with Carl Sandburg College and the Galesburg Civic Art Center.
If you have any questions about The Big Read please email email@example.com or call 309-343-6118 and ask for Lauren Pierce, the Big Read Coordinator.
The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.
For more information about The Big Read, please visit www.neabigread.org.