Thursday, September 24, 2009

“Quoth the raven, ‘Nevermore.’”

As a partner with the Boys and Girls Club of Burbank and Greater East Valley, the Burbank Public Library is participating in the NEA Big Read again this year. The book we invite you to read (appropriately for the season) is Nevermore, a collection of the stories and poems of Edgar Allan Poe. Many activities relating to the Big Read will be on offer during the entire month of October, some at the Boys and Girls Club and others at the library, including book discussions, screenings of classic movies, and a haunted house! For more information on specific events, check the library calendar and the Burbank READS Blog.

The kick-off event for the Big Read will take place this coming Thursday, October 1, at 7:00 p.m. at the Buena Vista Branch Library. Broadway and film veteran Duffy Hudson will walk on stage as Edgar Allan Poe, to share his life story and perform three of his most memorable works—The Raven, Annabel Lee, and The Tell-Tale Heart. Join us to learn more about this American master of the macabre—but don’t be surprised by the chill running down your spine….

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