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Big Read

by Kathy Eide Casas



It’s that time of year again…it’s time for the Fresno County Public Library’s BIG READ!
Readers, authors, literary enthusiasts and mystery-lovers alike, mark your calendars now for the ninth Annual Big Read, kicking off this Friday, March 13, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. at Arte Americas. Located in the heart of downtown Fresno, Arte Americas is the largest Latino Cultural Arts Center in the San Joaquin Valley and the perfect venue for this kick-off event. Plan for an afternoon of fun-filled and memorable experiences at Arte Americas.

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by Terrance Mc Arthur



The Fresno County Public Library has won six straight grants from the National Endowment for the Arts to be part of “The Big Read,” choosing one novel for a month or more and presenting programs related to it. Past choices by the FCPL were To Kill a Mockingbird, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, The Joy Luck Club, Fahrenheit 451, and Call of the Wild. This year, the book is Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya.

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by Terrance V. Mc Arthur



Jack London (1876-1916) was a new kind of writer. He had lived the rough, untamed life he put into his stories. When Call of the Wild was published in 1903, London became a superstar writer, the Stephen King and John Grisham of his day.

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